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Today, 04:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By Clinker

I guess the biggest difference is hundreds of...

I guess the biggest difference is hundreds of dollars v a few dollars - if budget (or the places you go) donít stretch beyond SafeTRX then for many the app may make more sense than the inreach...
Today, 03:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,621
Posted By Clinker

Which I find truly baffling - why donít people...

Which I find truly baffling - why donít people use them? I always do (after a nasty experience) and itís not restrictive in any way - anyone who says it is is just looking for excuses not to use it.
Today, 03:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By Clinker

Thats the beauty of SafeTRX though - the...

Thats the beauty of SafeTRX though - the person(s) in charge of your float plan get a text so you donít have to worry about them forgetting all about you! And the boat is tracked (if you sink it...
Today, 03:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By Clinker

What make did you have? My Quicksilver 310 (PVC)...

What make did you have? My Quicksilver 310 (PVC) has lived outside in a rack for 14 years - it was two years old when I got it and I paid $670 for it.

No sign of it being near the end of its life...
Today, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By Clinker

Really impressive... ... until you get to...

Really impressive...

... until you get to the prices - a real Ďspot your coffee outí moment!
Today, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
Posted By Clinker

Get some on boat training - itís surprising how...

Get some on boat training - itís surprising how much you can learn in a couple of hours from a pro compared to going it alone - and in the case of an expensive boat, possibly a lot cheaper to learn...
Today, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By Clinker

Hard bottom (RIB) or hard deck (plywood or...

Hard bottom (RIB) or hard deck (plywood or aluminium) with an inflatable keel very much depends on how portable you need the boat to be - the RIB is a lot better in a choppy or rough sea, but also a...
Today, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 276
Posted By Clinker

I have a 10ft inflatable Quicksilver (Mercury)...

I have a 10ft inflatable Quicksilver (Mercury) with a super light Tohatsu 9.8 two stroke for exactly the same duties - does about 20mph. Had an inflatable deck but I changed it to a plywood deck as...
Today, 11:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,621
Posted By Clinker

the comments about the kill lanyard were in...

the comments about the kill lanyard were in response to the guy asking how the boat carries on at speed - no suggestion that the kill lanyard would have prevented the occupants from being ejected.
Today, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 681
Posted By Clinker

I would not be impressed by that - yes you get...

I would not be impressed by that - yes you get the three year warranty and I guess the engine hasn't changed spec in 2 or 3 years?, but they should have told you it was new old stock to let you make...
Today, 07:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,621
Posted By Clinker

When the helmsman is not wearing the kill lanyard...

When the helmsman is not wearing the kill lanyard - people seem to think they will only be thrown out of a small boat, but if a big boat hits something and stops or slows dramatically, you will still...
Today, 07:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By Clinker

Sometimes there's a situation where nothing will...

Sometimes there's a situation where nothing will work (e.g. knocked unconscious but the boat is still OK) - one thing not yet mentioned is the SafeTrx app for your phone - bit of a last resort but...
Yesterday, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By Clinker

Agree - overheads on outboards have developed...

Agree - overheads on outboards have developed beyond recognition, but brackets are as they have been ever since PTT was introduced and lowers are much as they have been forever - Evinrude moved...
Yesterday, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By Clinker

yep thatís just what I tried - still not easy to...

yep thatís just what I tried - still not easy to see it - as weeks says above I did it a few times to convince myself.
Yesterday, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By Clinker

When the dealer came to set up the DTS on my V6,...

When the dealer came to set up the DTS on my V6, the independent marine mechanic who helped me mount the engine (I did all the rigging) asked if he could come along when the guy from the dealer was...
Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 661
Posted By Clinker

Obviously theyíre not, but those things just look...

Obviously theyíre not, but those things just look way to flimsy to have hundreds of horsepower and hundreds of lbs transmitted through them!
Yesterday, 10:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By Clinker

yes - which is why for me, a PLB (safely attached...

yes - which is why for me, a PLB (safely attached to you of course) is higher up the list than an EPIRB.
Yesterday, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,047
Posted By Clinker

So what did the dealer say?

So what did the dealer say?
Yesterday, 08:48 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By Clinker

But how do you guarantee being able to take the...

But how do you guarantee being able to take the ditch bag with you? A bit difficult to grab if the boat flips or youíre thrown out of it.
Yesterday, 08:44 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,723
Posted By Clinker

I didnít convert mine - it came like that - a...

I didnít convert mine - it came like that - a popular option and it was the canvas Pilothouse that Ďsoldí the boat to me.
Itís the flexibility thatís the appeal of it - Iíve used it in all...
Yesterday, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,282
Posted By Clinker

Just swapped from an Opti to a V6 - one of the...

Just swapped from an Opti to a V6 - one of the things I was glad about was that the oil change is easy - still not quite as easy as it was to pour the oil into the remote tank of the Opti of course,...
Yesterday, 03:21 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,174
Posted By Clinker

Quite. All you're going to do is reduce your pool...

Quite. All you're going to do is reduce your pool of responders - price it competively, 'sell' the boat when someone comes to view it and use your negotiating skills to keep the price where you want...
Yesterday, 02:50 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,723
Posted By Clinker

4 out of the weather easily enough on my WA (in...

4 out of the weather easily enough on my WA (in the 'wheelhouse' part) which is jut 21ft, 6 is OK if two are children, or on a sunny day, all can be out in the open, or in the shade under the bimini...
Yesterday, 02:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,425
Posted By Clinker

You could go to a starter battery for each engine...

You could go to a starter battery for each engine and a house battery kept separate from the others by ACRs - the BlueSea website has diagrams for all sorts of engines/battery combinations - then the...
11-23-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By Clinker

Well done - great job

Well done - great job
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