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01-27-2019, 10:17 AM
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Posted By handn

I have a 2018 Expedition Max. I agree it is an...

I have a 2018 Expedition Max. I agree it is an awesome vehicle. It tows my 6300 gvw travel trailer better than my old diesel Excursion with 1.5 mpg better fuel economy. Why do you need a Platinum...
01-06-2019, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By handn

Do not perforate the vacuum bonded hull of a...

Do not perforate the vacuum bonded hull of a Whaler to install a bow thruster. It is very difficult to repair it correctly.
Mirage 4 bladed props make docking a lot easier. The boat will pivot...
01-03-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,115
Posted By handn

Over the years I have had four towable rv...

Over the years I have had four towable rv combinations.
You are leaving out essential data necessary for you to make a decision and others to advise you.
Does you truck have a heavy duty tow...
12-30-2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By handn

I love Whalers and have had two, the small one...

I love Whalers and have had two, the small one with an Optimax. I had reasonably good service from it but hated the noise and vibration.
JTwhaler in the previous post gives you good information. ...
12-30-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By handn

I am thinking the cause of the port motor failure...

I am thinking the cause of the port motor failure is corrosion since a mechanical failure is less likely at 2000 hours. Seller says he doesn't know the cause. Both motors are in the same...
12-30-2018, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,089
Posted By handn

We bait for giant tuna and used to use snell...

We bait for giant tuna and used to use snell knots. We found that we lost some fish because if the hook was inside the fish's mouth the raspy teeth would abrade the line on the hook shank causing the...
12-30-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,452
Posted By handn

If you cut out the red meat, the fish is...

If you cut out the red meat, the fish is palatable but not great. Lots of red meat in the fish, after trimming you don't have a whole lot left.
12-30-2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 926
Posted By handn

New powerhead worth more?

I am negotiating for a 10 year old boat with 250 Yamahas with 2000 hours.
I am pricing the boat at hull value only. Seller thinks it is worth more because port engine has a new powerhead and both...
12-30-2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By handn

I have had two Whalers, a 2000 23 Conquest and a...

I have had two Whalers, a 2000 23 Conquest and a 2004 Conquest 305. We have similar seas where we fish--short period wind waves. For mono hulls both Whalers we capable on the drift with wide beam...
12-26-2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 195
Posted By handn

Information needed Yamaha Powerhead

I am looking at 2008 Edgewater 318, Yamaha 250's with 1900 hours.
Seller advises that both engines have new lower units and port engine has new powerhead. I am anticipating that a powerhead for...
12-25-2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,362
Posted By handn

I agree. I purchased my boat in 2009. The...

I agree. I purchased my boat in 2009. The market crashed in 2008. I was actively shopping and found no good deals in 2008. Inventory built up and when there were years of supply on the market...
12-25-2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,151
Posted By handn

We have holes on the chartplotter where we catch...

We have holes on the chartplotter where we catch calico bass, triggerfish, ocean whitefish and an occasional grouper. These places are in less than 100 feet of water. Our non fishing friends love...
12-25-2018, 06:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,394
Posted By handn

These would be my choice as well. If you use a...

These would be my choice as well. If you use a harness, upgrade to Talica 25's. I have Internationals Avet H/X s and Accurates on board and Talicas are the smoothest and last the longest between...
12-24-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,123
Posted By handn

Nice boat that deserves a bump. Pics of inside...

Nice boat that deserves a bump.
Pics of inside console and trailer would be helpful..
Help us with Sea Vee nomenclature, 320B. Is this the one with composite hull? Design change in 2007 is yours...
12-23-2018, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,437
Posted By handn

Having spares is beneficial. No point in...

Having spares is beneficial. No point in carrying them on the boat. You are not going to be able to change them at sea even with scuba gear. In most cases, it is possible for a skilled mechanic to...
12-18-2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,069
Posted By handn

I've got another reason not to do it. It will...

I've got another reason not to do it. It will turn something you love into drudgery. Commercial fisherman work damn hard for very little money. They have to work in all kinds of weather. No fish...
12-18-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 878
Posted By handn

I would think more about economics of your plan. ...

I would think more about economics of your plan.
8k is not much for a truck particularly popular models like those in you wish list. If you find one it is likely that it will need repairs and...
12-08-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,843
Posted By handn

The Torium is a good choice. With a few...

The Torium is a good choice. With a few internal modifications made by someone like Rick's Reel Service, it can be upgraded to the equivalent of a Trinidad which is the ultimate star drag reel. ...
12-07-2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,696
Posted By handn

I gave up my 2000 diesel Excursion purchased new...

I gave up my 2000 diesel Excursion purchased new with 246k miles. Not much wrong with the truck. It just wore me out with the ride and diesel noise. My hearing is shot and I couldn't hear the sound...
11-13-2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,130
Posted By handn

This is the fancy model. You get the same result...

This is the fancy model. You get the same result if five pieces of thin rebar are welded together with a ring on top. The idea is that the bars bend when hung up on the rocks. Never put a Danforth...
11-08-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,474
Posted By handn

I doubt you will find a 2017 or newer Expedition...

I doubt you will find a 2017 or newer Expedition or Armada for 30k or less. The Armada will be the closest but you will pay 40k plus for the Expedition.
I recently shopped for a new large suv and...
11-04-2018, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,560
Posted By handn

My sailboat buddy brags to me about how he lashed...

My sailboat buddy brags to me about how he lashed down the wheel and went below in 20 foot seas and rode out the storm. He is smug until I ask him how he got in the 20 foot sea position to begin...
11-04-2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 386
Posted By handn

Most likely cause of not being able to shift into...

Most likely cause of not being able to shift into reverse is a solenoid. What kind of transmission do you have and what kind of controls?
I have QSC 540's with Twin Disc Transmissions and...
11-03-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By handn

I had a single 1999 Opti on a 2000 Boston Whaler...

I had a single 1999 Opti on a 2000 Boston Whaler Conquest. It was one of the better Optis as later models were recalled for fuel injectior problems. In 900 hours I had few problems. My starter...
10-31-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 888
Posted By handn

My 2007 Xterra is running strong at 125k miles...

My 2007 Xterra is running strong at 125k miles and has needed few repairs over the years. 2007 4 runners command a significantly higher price and are not any more durable. The Xterra is thirsty for...
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