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Forum: Northeast
02-12-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By BluefinTuna

Captv23..... Try Boatoutfitters.com. They have a...

Captv23..... Try Boatoutfitters.com. They have a really slick system for pickup bed mounted rod holders. A little pricey but a great solution.
01-20-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,147
Posted By BluefinTuna

Frank, welcome to the Contender family. I have...

Frank, welcome to the Contender family. I have had mine since '99 and it's performed flawlessly. Looks like yours is going to be a sharp looking boat.
12-21-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,117
Posted By BluefinTuna

I believe that is merely the warmer air...

I believe that is merely the warmer air condensing on cooler parts of the boat.
Forum: Northeast
12-17-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By BluefinTuna

Thanks gents for the informative replies. Really...

Thanks gents for the informative replies. Really appreciate it.
Forum: Northeast
12-16-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 981
Posted By BluefinTuna

Canvas maker recommendation - Gloucester MA area

Hello fellow THT'ers. Looking for recommendations on a good marine canvas shop in Gloucester area. Need new console cover and new rocket launcher cover. Any experience with good shops who you would...
Forum: Northeast
12-16-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,824
Posted By BluefinTuna

Cape Ann marina is a great spot in Gloucester....

Cape Ann marina is a great spot in Gloucester. Dock rates are around $160/foot and the marina is well maintained.
11-12-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,959
Posted By BluefinTuna

I had a pair of Deka Marine Master dual cycle...

I had a pair of Deka Marine Master dual cycle batteries on my Contender for 12 seasons. Same usage and storage as OP. Stored out of boat from Nov to April. I think removing and storing indoors for...
09-16-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 811
Posted By BluefinTuna

I have owned my 1999 OX66 250hp for 14 seasons....

I have owned my 1999 OX66 250hp for 14 seasons. Bomb proof engines. Easy to work on and great reputation. Maybe a "little" thirsty but easily offset by their reliability & longevity. 1,400 hours on...
08-30-2013, 01:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,823
Posted By BluefinTuna

I have a 1999 Contender 23 Open. Had to replace...

I have a 1999 Contender 23 Open. Had to replace the two fuel lines from tank to Racor since the ethanol bubbled the interior walls of the hose, eliminating flow. Was an easy job however. Did not...
06-06-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,287
Posted By BluefinTuna

I recommend the Attwood marine LED all around...

I recommend the Attwood marine LED all around light. I just installed this on my Contender and it is incredibly bright. Uses fresnel lens technology to create a super bright light. Draws very little...
05-30-2013, 03:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By BluefinTuna

;). Great, Thanks Andy.

;). Great, Thanks Andy.
05-28-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 903
Posted By BluefinTuna

How often do you change plugs - Yamaha OX66

Hi folks. For years I have been replacing my plugs every spring (1999 Yamaha 250 OX66 fuel injected). Wondering if this is overkill. I generally put about 150 hours on each season. My routine would...
05-26-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,653
Posted By BluefinTuna

Had same issue on my Contender. Use soft scrub...

Had same issue on my Contender. Use soft scrub with bleach. Easy to control, just spread some OM the horizontal surfacesnandnlet it do the work.
05-24-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By BluefinTuna

I have a Fast Load I bought new with my Contender...

I have a Fast Load I bought new with my Contender (13 years ago). Trailer has held up great and just now upgrading lights to LED since it was time. Great aluminum I-Beam construction and it has...
04-28-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,061
Posted By BluefinTuna

Maybe look at a synthetic teak product such as...

Maybe look at a synthetic teak product such as Plasteak? Theynlook like real teak but very little maintenance.
04-28-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,900
Posted By BluefinTuna

Check your fuel lines. I had similar problem...

Check your fuel lines. I had similar problem (Yamaha 250 OX66) whe it would not run up past 2500rpm. Turns out the fuel lines had degraded and bubbles formed on the inside of the lines blocking off...
04-21-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 654
Posted By BluefinTuna

I run a 1999 Contender 23. All model years have...

I run a 1999 Contender 23. All model years have 24-1/2 degree deadrises. Newer models use the larger console. These are bomb proof boats. Had mine for 14 years and have had nothing but great service...
04-21-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 862
Posted By BluefinTuna

2 brief comments FWIW... 1)I have heard...

2 brief comments FWIW...

1)I have heard that Volvo parts are expensive to replace so maybe consider cost of maintenance in your decision.
2) If you decide to pursue the boat, absolutely get a...
04-16-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,680
Posted By BluefinTuna

Those cheap foldable/portable chairs that come in...

Those cheap foldable/portable chairs that come in a nylon bag are great. They are easily deployed and fold right up for easy storage. When the salt air finallyngets to them younrecycle and buy nw...
03-23-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 16,321
Posted By BluefinTuna

One key diff beetween HF and the more expensive...

One key diff beetween HF and the more expensive "Makita" buffers is...the HF buffer will not hold rpm at load so there will be some minor loss of rpm/power when applying to surface. Not a big deal...
03-16-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 5,671
Views: 676,602
Posted By BluefinTuna

Replaced anchor light with new LED all around...

Replaced anchor light with new LED all around light. Huge difference in brightness over the old incandescent and never have to replace a bulb. Also replaced overhead red/white combo light obove...
02-19-2013, 07:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,499
Posted By BluefinTuna

OK, thanks MRKWiNN. I wonder why they were on...

OK, thanks MRKWiNN. I wonder why they were on collins ave site. I was under the impression Collins Ave show was a brokerage (pre-owned) show.
02-19-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,083
Posted By BluefinTuna

Colored hulls are a bit more work. If you don't...

Colored hulls are a bit more work. If you don't have the time for the upkeep then I would strongly recommend a white hull. Lots less work and much more forgiving. It will enable you to enjoy the boat...
02-19-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,499
Posted By BluefinTuna

I did not attend this year because I noticed that...

I did not attend this year because I noticed that several "big boat" makers like Viking Yachts, Bertram etc.. were not listed on the exhibitors list when I checked on line. Does anyone know if this...
02-10-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,699
Posted By BluefinTuna

I have a 23 Open with a single OX66 250. Tons of...

I have a 23 Open with a single OX66 250. Tons of power and great speed. Average cruise is 30mph getting around 2mpg.
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