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05-18-2020, 05:34 PM
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Posted By bgreene

WOT - outboard motors designed to run wide open...

WOT - outboard motors designed to run wide open without failing.....whenever .

Run my 2005 Etec 200 HO WOT on occasion , trimmed out for max speed and it’s still running perfect 15 years...
05-18-2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 221
Posted By bgreene

Parts for that era motor may get scarce - suggest...

Parts for that era motor may get scarce - suggest call a few dealers and ask if parts are still readily avail .....
05-14-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By bgreene

No modern engine will "load up"..and ETEC easily...

No modern engine will "load up"..and ETEC easily trolls all day long.....

“ If something is wrong with it, then that is a different story. In fact the ETEC May have a significant design...
05-14-2020, 05:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,586
Posted By bgreene

Home Depot heavy duty cover and bungy cords

Home Depot heavy duty cover and bungy cords
05-12-2020, 04:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,629
Posted By bgreene

Keep in mind - boat out of water ...looks a lot...

Keep in mind - boat out of water ...looks a lot bigger than when out in the water with people and gear aboard.
Usually best to go a little bigger than needed - a little too small will bother you...
05-06-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 21,992
Posted By bgreene

The other option.......cold temps -20 F...

The other option.......cold temps

-20 F kills termites in about 1/2 hr so all you gotta do is trailer far enough during the winter and it’s a done deal 😊
05-06-2020, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 8,069
Posted By bgreene

Spot on - and I had both: 04’ 200 and now 05...

Spot on - and I had both: 04’ 200 and now 05 Etec 200 HO
Both fine and avoid prior OMC .....just may be harder to get parts for the motors before Etec...which is now G2 motor ....
05-06-2020, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By bgreene

Survey to include test ride including WOT...

Survey to include test ride including WOT checking engine rpms and temperature .

Like a car....if you don’t push it you won’t find the squeaks, rattled and .......issues.

if owner won’t allow...
05-06-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,078
Posted By bgreene

Maybe I missed mention of how these boats ride in...

Maybe I missed mention of how these boats ride in steep following seas .....especially inlets.

Based on video of other Cat “ stuffing the nose “ .....seems the much larger front surface areas of...
05-06-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,238
Posted By bgreene

“ hey - if you’re fishing tomorrow I’m going ! “ ...

“ hey - if you’re fishing tomorrow I’m going ! “

That’s nice - show up early to get a good spot on one of the party boats .......
05-03-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By bgreene

ARG Marine in FLA ...in my experience buying used...

ARG Marine in FLA ...in my experience buying used outboard from them ...all good / no bs.
See what they have, make offer, call and talk with Victor
05-03-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 322
Posted By bgreene

Seems the HPDI’s less forgiving that the Optimax...

Seems the HPDI’s less forgiving that the Optimax which may be the better choice.

Evinrude G1 200 HO’s are also very solid used outboard option for that boat.
05-03-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,360
Posted By bgreene

Took my 11’ Avon rib outside the inlet ...9.5 hp...

Took my 11’ Avon rib outside the inlet ...9.5 hp
outboard trolled for stripers, said hello up and personal to ocean sunfish....feet over the side ...but you have to know what you’re doing and...
05-03-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 276
Posted By bgreene

If you wanna’ play ....you gotta pay.....

The reality of this thing we do .....next boat, bigger boat, smaller boat, faster boat, live aboard, better riding .......on and on we go.

The old style large twin diesel Convertibles , switching...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-25-2020, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,907
Views: 458,289
Posted By bgreene

New Covid data : Pulmonary doctors are finding...

New Covid data :
Pulmonary doctors are finding people with dangerously developed pneumonia without respiratory symptoms besides some slightly heavier breathing.

By the time they really start...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-25-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,998
Posted By bgreene

No easy answer ....but two things needed and...

No easy answer ....but two things needed and here’s a real plan:
1. Tests for everyone - so all those who test positive can quarantine for 4 weeks
2. Vaccine asap

Summary
Everyone required to...
04-24-2020, 04:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,339
Posted By bgreene

The boat for up to $500 fairly easy.....the motor...

The boat for up to $500 fairly easy.....the motor part a little tougher but answer is yes— check ad’s and you’ll find em.....

Bigger boats - 20’ you can also find including some “ for free” but...
04-23-2020, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 327
Posted By bgreene

Lots of products ......but a simple and effective...

Lots of products ......but a simple and effective way is just;

1. rinse the windows under hose pressure to remove grit that can scratch

2. Use plain car wash soapy water and soft rag to wash
...
04-23-2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 20,116
Posted By bgreene

Trailering ......don’t get complacent and start...

Trailering ......don’t get complacent and start driving like you’re not pulling a boat.

Leave that extra space between you and traffic, and stay slower.

Ripping down the highway pulling the rig...
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-18-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,733
Posted By bgreene

What if the guys on our ship “ mooned “ them then...

What if the guys on our ship “ mooned “ them then just walked away ....
Forum: Dockside Chat
04-18-2020, 03:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,970
Posted By bgreene

It’s all a matter of perspective...... The...

It’s all a matter of perspective......

The guy who’s 60 thinks back to being only 40, and the guy who’s 75 remembers being only 60.

Don’t waste time lamenting .... can’t stop aging but can...
04-15-2020, 05:39 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,656
Posted By bgreene

Bombardier era Ficht ok ......had a 02’ or 03’...

Bombardier era Ficht ok ......had a 02’ or 03’ forgot.... 200 hp and it was a fine motor.

Bombardier corrected the issues but launched the Etec as the Ficht name was already ruined.

Parts for...
04-12-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By bgreene

Thresher - do you then let the Etec run out of...

Thresher - do you then let the Etec run out of fuel so it sits empty ?
04-12-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By bgreene

How long without use - motor & fuel

Dec 2019 self winterized mode Etec 200 HO ....full 60 gal regular fuel with stabilizer well mixed in.

1. Run motor periodically or leave in winterized mode ?
2. Fuel good for approx how long
...
04-11-2020, 03:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,306
Posted By bgreene

Check ARG MARINE in Fla - for good used outboards...

Check ARG MARINE in Fla - for good used outboards .

They move a lot of Etecs, warranty and ship .
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