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01-31-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,149
Posted By Tin Man

RE: 1990 Chris Craft Sea Hawk 19'?

I had an 1989 19' Sea Hawk powered by a 89 Mariner 115hp. Since it was my first real boat, I really liked it. The quality was good and the design still looks goods today.

With a light load, the...
08-03-2005, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 965
Posted By Tin Man

Re: Help in SC!

If you still need someone to go by, I think I can go tomorrow and take some pictures. Let me know exactly which boat and dealer. I found a listing for Johnny's Marine on John's Island at 3881...
Forum: Dockside Chat
07-11-2005, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,030
Posted By Tin Man

RE: wheres the best place to find "retirees"?

Try the Fire Departments in your area. The guys on rotation are always looking around to supplement their pay with part time work. You might want to get a couple of fresh retired guys to recruit and...
07-11-2005, 07:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,032
Posted By Tin Man

RE: OT: Wetrug in my Suburban

I have the same problem in my '99 Tahoe. I have the liftgate and not the barn doors. My weather seal around the glass hatch slides around and allows water to enter during heavy rains. It channels it...
Forum: The Carolinas
07-04-2005, 11:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 384
Posted By Tin Man

Rumph Brothers KMT - Charleston July 7-9

Anyone fishing the Rumph Brothers Tourney July 7-9 ?

Hosted and benefiting the Sullivans Island Fire and Rescue Squad. I am a member of the Rescue Squad and we will be hosting the Captains...
07-28-2004, 11:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,131
Posted By Tin Man

RE: The Head Truth

To answer the question about the flushing medium, it either gets taken in through a raw water intake or can be taken in from a water holding tank. In the version of a friends Contender console head,...
07-21-2004, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,392
Posted By Tin Man

RE: HELP...is my Mckee waterlogged???

Here are some pictures of a 14' McKee we literally dug out of a yard. The big round spots were where the foam was poured in and covered by a thin layer of glass. They developed cracks over the years...
06-22-2004, 10:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Boca Jim

C 9 is the third or fourth dock past the fuel dock right in the middle on the near side. It's another loaner dock so I'm not sure where or when I have to move. I'm usually there during the week. I...
06-22-2004, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 918
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Boca Jim

It's here in Charleston. Right now it's at Wild Dunes C9 if you are in the area. I took a few weeks off after bringing it up from Miami and dealing with the leaky gas tank. Just started back on it...
06-22-2004, 06:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,337
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Stainless Garbord Drain Plug? Rod Holders?

I always heard to use bronze under the water line, stainless above. I got a lot of stainless pieces from these people including a 1/2 inch garboard plug in stainless. Intend to use for a compartment...
06-21-2004, 05:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Tin Man

RE: gas tank cap

Researching the problem I was having with my tank, I read that if you have an aluminum tank, any type of dissimilar metal will cause the aluminum to corrode at the point of contact. In my case it was...
06-21-2004, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By Tin Man

RE: ROAD TRIP TIME!!! Last minute preparations...

Make sure the jack you have is enough to lift the trailer and boat. I had a flat with my first boat and tried to use the jack that came with the van. Did not even budge the boat before bending. Had...
06-14-2004, 09:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,929
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Murrells Inlet Boat Ramps?

Here is a list of private and public landings around Myrtle Beach. The only ones I've used are Wacca Wache (Intracoastal) - pretty nice - and the one in Murrels Inlet next to Dicks - fairly steep and...
06-14-2004, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Need help in Hollywood Fl, free leaning post if you can.

For a top, I'd go down pick it up and deliver it to you.
06-07-2004, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 610
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Safety Gear, Boats on Order now what should we keep on board

I'm not a big fan of auto inflatables even though I wore one for years in the Navy. Unless you are anal and have a tight maintenace schedule, there is a chance of errant inflation due to spray, etc....
06-07-2004, 02:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,153
Posted By Tin Man

RE: engine wouldnt start and fun with the USCG

Sounds like you happened to be out during a training day. Here in Charleston we have a CG Base and when they train new boat crew, they go around and inspect whomever happens to be in the area. Since...
06-04-2004, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 52,470
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Fuel/Water Separator-How's it work?

I had some fuel issues with my repower. I had multiple problems so they may or may not apply to your situation. It first started with the engines bogging down around 1800 RPM. Changed out the...
05-31-2004, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Steering help needed!

If the motor is trimmed up and still pulls, you might want to check the sacrificial anode shaped like a fin above the prop. Sometimes they work themselves loose, fall off or get used up. I'm not sure...
05-31-2004, 12:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,040
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Shore Power

When I rewired my boat I went with a Xantrex Freedom 10 (1000 watt) Inverter/Charger for the house batteries. I have a primary AC Panel for the ship/shore power and a subpanel for the inverter...
05-28-2004, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 550
Posted By Tin Man

Smoky Merc 150

Took one of our Fire/Rescue Boats out today. 1998 Edgewater 185 with 1998 150 Mercury with new powerhead. Runs rough and smokes when idling up thru 2000 RPM. Runs great on plane and WOT. It would cut...
05-21-2004, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 996
Posted By Tin Man

RE: garmin data card programmer

I've got a 128MB card with every map in 3 Bluechart Regions, Street Maps, East Coast Bathy and only use about 30% of the card. If I had to do it again, I'd get a couple of 32MB cards instead. One for...
05-17-2004, 10:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Tin Man

RE: well i bought a 40 ft cigarette rehaber!!

Good Luck. I'm in the middle of a restoration. Jim Smith Tournament 40. Just to give you a feel for a possible engine combo. I've got twin Mercruiser 8.1HO 420HP. Top speed of 45MPH 60GPH. Cruise at...
05-14-2004, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Foaming around a fuel tank

I just got a couple of poly tanks and the instructions specifically say to not foam around the tank. It mentions neoprene to use as a contact buffer if needed. It says to allow a 3% space around the...
05-13-2004, 10:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 856
Posted By Tin Man

RE: Gas vs fiberglass

I recently had the same problem. Some of the glass around the stringers had some delamination. One of the previous owners had poured some epoxy and foam into the bilge at one time which only served...
05-06-2004, 10:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 558
Posted By Tin Man

Need some help with fuel tanks

Finally made it to South Carolina with my project boat a few weeks ago only to discover that the main tank was leaking. Drained the tank, cleaned out the bilge and pulled the tank. It is beyond...
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