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  1. mr_mbuna

    For Sale 2020 Venture VATB-8025 tandem axle aluminum trailer in SF

    It's not a scam - I just don't need to deal with jerks.
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    For Sale 2020 Venture VATB-8025 tandem axle aluminum trailer in SF

    @DOWNLOW is right - I have been backed up on work and therefore slow to respond. I have had a lot of interest in the trailer so I don't mind saying I won't consider selling it to someone as negative as you, @Kingaling. Good luck finding something that meets your needs.
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    For Sale 2020 Venture VATB-8025 tandem axle aluminum trailer in SF

    I have a like-new Venture custom tandem axle aluminum trailer with LED lights, surge brakes, spare tire, 2000 lb tongue jack, BoatBuckle transom tie downs. I bought this from my boat dealer (it was their yard trailer for a few months) and used it to tow my boat to California. Now I'm just paying...
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    Boat Transportation from Florida

    Wes Mills just towed my Grady 275 from Maryland to California for $1.40/mile. He uses a new F-250 and has commercial insurance. You can reach him at 386-972-3373 or via uShip at https://www.uship.com/service-provider/416492160-m2-transport.
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    Any trouble with out of state boat registration in California?

    Yeah, I know the rules. I'm just wondering if anyone here has experience flying under the radar. I would prefer not to spend time at the DMV, especially in the middle of a pandemic, if I can get away with it.
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    Any trouble with out of state boat registration in California?

    I just bought a new-to-me boat in Maryland. The boat is registered in Maryland and displays Maryland decals. I will store it on a rack at a drystack in California and will run it in the SF Bay, nearshore, Sacramento Delta and inland lakes. Have any of you run boats in California with out of...
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    Boat Transportation from Florida

    I just researched this and can share a few options, no recommendations implied: Post an ad on uShip and see what comes up. It's a marketplace, you just have to do your diligence on who you pick; ensure they have good reviews, DOT registration and sufficient insurance. Smitty's Hauling...
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    Any Simrad marine electronics gurus in the Bay Area?

    I wish, that would be sweet. It's a WM-2 weather and satellite radio module. Thanks for the detailed help @ShadowX. I lucked out big time this evening. I was out for a long slow cruise and after an hour everything randomly booted up. Sounder, check. Radar, check. I was just doing loops in a...
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    Any Simrad marine electronics gurus in the Bay Area?

    Oh - sorry, I misinterpreted that as criticism. I got quick replies from Pete Rowland and Reliable Marine Electronics. Overall that was a surprisingly good reaction. I'm currently in Solomons, Maryland, (where I bought the boat while visiting my folks) and have either been getting no response...
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    Any Simrad marine electronics gurus in the Bay Area?

    I'd prefer to hire someone that's recommended, not just the first name in the Simrad directory. Just looking to benefit from others' experience!
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    Any Simrad marine electronics gurus in the Bay Area?

    I recently bought a boat with a complex Simrad electronics package (NSS12 display, 3G radar with RI-10 interface box, SonarHub, WM-2 radio and satellite module) and Yamaha Command Link Plus gauges. The SonarHub is not showing power and the networked devices (radar, sounder, gauges) are not...
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    Suzuki df350

    From what I read on THT that was a rumor - Yamaha is still selling the F350C.
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    What is the average boat “trailer” storage cost?

    In the Bay Area, I paid $190/month to store my boat on the trailer at a private warehouse. I now pay $40/month extra for the trailer at my drystack.
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    Best boat for NorCal?

    Finally pulled the trigger on an upgrade
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    Best boat for NorCal?

    Thanks the suggestions @KID CREOLE @lite tackle @ryhlick @Reel Kahuna !
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    Boat rentals

    https://www.boatsetter.com/
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    Best boat for NorCal?

    I have a deep vee 22'. If I'm going to make a change it's going to be a 26'-30'.
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    Boat Repair Shop in San Francisco Bay Area

    I use Ken Kaplan for my Yamaha outboards, [email protected] He works out of Richmond, CA. I've also heard good things about Sam Hernandez of Alameda Marine Services, [email protected] He is based in the Mariner Square Drystack. For non-engine stuff, Ken has recommended Tom...
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    Best boat for NorCal?

    Two years later and I still have the same boat and still thinking about an upgrade. Current top contenders are Steiger Craft 255DV Miami, Pursuit 265 DC, Grady 255 Freedom, Protector 28 or Albin 28TE. Yes, I'm busting the $50K limit... probably thinking $75K now, let's blame it on inflation...
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    WTB Can anyone identify this boat?

    It has attractive lines. It's impressive that folks on this forum were able to recognize the manufacturer and give so much context.
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    For Sale Pursuit 2470cc for sale

    GLWS... my parents have a 1999 2470WA, it’s been a great boat for us for 15 years so far.
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    Best boat for NorCal?

    Looks great! I saw you got it in Baltimore - that’s home for me and I’m headed there next week.
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    Best boat for NorCal?

    If you had $50,000 to spend on a boat, new or used, for use in Northern California (think Monterey to Redding, San Francisco to Lake Tahoe), which boat would you pick and why? For me, I thought it was a used 22’ Robalo dual console that combined fitness for choppy saltwater with...
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    Surveyor Bay Area Needed

    Ian Johnson inspected my Yamaha outboard before I bought it. Great guy, fair price, very knowledgeable. Not sure if he does Yanmar too. Call at (858) 722-9926. Kells Christian is regarded as perhaps the best surveyor in the SD area. Somewhat pricey. Email at [email protected]
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    Station Wagon Towing a 25' Whaler?

    The Buick Roadmaster is no normal station wagon. V8 standard, available with an LT1, 5000 pound tow rating.
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    Expert Yamaha Outboard Mechanic in San Diego Area?

    Ian just inspected an F225 I purchased. He was responsive, thorough, expert, and charged a reasonable rate. Highly recommended.
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    Dry storage in SF Bay Area

    I just brought home a Robalo R227... I'd like to keep it on the trailer rather than painting the bottom and slipping it. Any tips on good secure places to store the boat and trailer near SF? I currently have it on a lot in San Leandro but that's 45-75 minutes from my apartment in the Dogpatch...