These guys are on the cheaper end (made in China) but mine still looks good after 3 seasons). Mostly used at anchor - it would be hard to fish around.
The alternatives were 4-5x the price
If you're new, use epoxy for the longer working time - 30-45 minutes with standard hardener. You can get slow hardener and extend that even more.
I do use poly sometimes but with a 5-10 minute working time, you have to have everything ready and choreographed so you can move quick.
I find it odd that this wasn't planned for in advance by the builder. Has anyone tried steering a compass course based on a compass that's not lined up on the centerline wheel? It's a pain in the rear!
I'd vote #3 if that's the best option.
To be compliant (not that everyone is or the authorities will ever give you a hard time for it) you need your all around white light 1 meter above your red & green.
Tom and Laurence are pretty close to spot on when you add in the height of radar pedestal and the pole for the light. If you're...
I think it has to do with the raised pilothouse.
Same designer (Jutson), different boat (this would be the 3rd to be discussed here), this one built on the east coast. No raise pilothouse definitely looks sleeker.
I haven't seen this posted elsewhere yet
Currently $20 every two years - Newsome wants it to go to $70
"Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed 2021-22 budget, released Jan. 8, includes a proposal to raise the vessel renewal fee from $20 every two years to $70 every two years to help stabilize a $52...
I would take one!
The above boat has a dry weight of 24,800 lbs....add 8,000 lbs for full load. Should go 15 knots cruise with decent fuel ecomony. Scott Jutson design (http://powercatamaran.ca/blog/).
This is a sistership by the same designer for comparison:
"Dual John Deere 4.5...
The boat is now on a trailer and the Yamaha 425's are mounted - where are pictures?????
EDIT: Never mind, I just looked at the timing of your build and yours wouldn't be ready yet. But, it looks like they're launching another big one today (38' x 14', pic attached)
Technically, your all around white light needs to be 1 meter above your red and green. If you put the red/green on the t-top, then your white will need to be on a 1m pole.
Never heard anyone getting ticketed for it, but that's the rule.
I think I bought a roll of 16 awg duplex for anything LED, 14 awg for anything important under the dash (mfd, radios, etc.), and 12 for the bilge pumps and stuff that can draw a lot or longer runs.
Wire anything you can off the boat and then mount it - switch panels, etc.
I want to say that Mark is getting almost 2.9 mpg with the single volvo diesel and the outdrive - insane for a 29' Radon. That might have played into it.
To compare, my triple chine (narrow 8' beam) only gets 2.2-2.3 mpg with twin Suzuki I-4's. Gurantanteed the 29' Mark sold would be getting...
Call this guy as see why he went from a 43' Delta to a new custom Newton (http://www.newtonboats.com/home.html):
His website isn't update with the new boat but he had it shipped from New Orleans to Alaska:
Larger hatch up front in the cuddy means you can handle the anchor without walking all the way around and forward.
I can stay a week on my 25' with the wife and 1 kid. I rarely lower the dinette unless it's a guys trip and we want some space.
If you have extra beam to spare, by all means make the gunnels wider. But, unless you have room for 20"-24" inches to spare on each side, you're going to be holding on to the roof rails up top in order to access the bow.
I only have an 8' beam and went with 8" gunnels. I've never had a...
Everything has been the same for a long time. There are jigs out there (the Mercury/Quiksilver is the easiest to find) but your holes will match.
Top pair of holes are spaced 12-7/8" o.c.
The bottom pair of holes are spaced 9-7/8-inch o.c.
The spacing between the top and bottom pair of holes...
Not an issue for you since you are Tohatsu, but it was Cal Kona in Oceanside.
I said I am super flexible and with 24 hrs can bring it in and they said no, you have to leave it.
JP said we can do it in the next two weeks but don't know when - I told them to give me 24 hrs notice and I'd have it...
They seemed competent enough - I had my 20 hr services done there. They sounded like they only have one outboard tech on staff and no secure space to keep a boat overnight. They were pretty easy to schedule with too - in and out one day and two days notice as to when to bring it in. This was...
Maybe a few hundred bucks on a new radio will make it look better than patching and placing something there?
I hate to be the guy that throws out the "money is no object" solution but if you're happier with a clean(er) dash, sell the Garmin and buy an Icom or Standard Horizon - they are taller...
That list is $107k and that doesn't include buying a old hull. If you go this route, you need to get the hull for CHEAP. A cheap hull would be <$10k (in my opinion). Don't buy some running boat (that might be tired) that is halfway decent for $40k or $50k and go full rebuild. Either go super...
I would just go for a bay cruise. There's enough interesting stuff in SD Bay and you can just focus on running the boat. Forget fishing or just bring a rod to two for some light entertainment.
I hadn't been out in 6 mos. and decided last week was a good time for a shake down cruise with...
If the boat is >22', you'll be easily north of $100k on a rebuild.
With some help, you can nail a budget pretty close. I had a low number that I knew I wouldn't make due to conscious decisions to upgrade certain items (example - full Furuno versus a reman Garmin). I also had a high number...
What know keely said
Answer - It depends. If you can do it yourself, you could save 50% off new. If you start subbing stuff out and manage it closely, you could maybe save 10-20%. Otherwise, save yourself the headache and just have one place do all the work (Radon, Anderson, Hull, etc.)...
XLT, Crew Cab, Long Bed / 8 ft.
6.8L V-10 Gas Engine
Clean and clear title – pink slip in hand
Clean. Never been smoked in. Never used as a work truck. My wife happily rides in it. Headliner isn’t hanging down. Upholstery is good. Drivers seat fabric is...
Going to shoot to put this up on craigslist by the end of the week. It needs a wash and I was going to go get it smogged. I've used this to tow my boat around the last two years. No issues with 9,000 lbs behind it. Towing ~8 mpg, ~16-17 mpg on the freeway empty (that's light on the pedal...
Hardly....the Navy was on the radio yesterday giving coordinates and saying you need to stay 42 nm nautical miles from them.
They were yelling at people right and left - "This is the Navy Patrol aircraft off of your port bow calling vessel 5 miles south of Santa Cruz island, you are in a...
Will it cost than new 26' from Don? No
But will this be a full gut and restore? Yes - but you'll still be in for "only" 2/3 to 3/4 or what a new DR custom 26' is depending on your level of sweat equity and how you choose to finish it.
I got a beautiful welded aluminum trailer from Pacific a few years ago (since then, changed ownership I hear)....they had my boat for 3 1/2 months to make it happen though. Post sale, there were some issues.
Wayne is a stand-up guy and will probably be doing by service on my current trail-rite...
Get other quotes on engines - those scratch and dent prices are ok but all Yamaha dealers will knock a large chunk off MSRP just to start. My quote last year for a Yamaha 200XCA (C = Fly by wire) was list $19,900, discount $3,050, net $16,850. Take $1-$2k off for a mechanical engine and you...
Definitely not a report....
Heard this on the radio this afternoon and found an article:
You won't be able to get out (or in) from 9-11A
They are from Gemlux. I think I paid $23/ea for them. (https://www.gemlux.com/74101)
I have Port Supply but I wouldn't want to change manufacturers since the holes are already cut.
But yes, messing one of these up will still be cheaper than going to a machine shop. I'm just at the point in...
Website isn't responding but he's listed elsewhere...I'll call the number listed tomorrow.
One suggestion I received was to get a piece of wood that is the thickness that I need, mount the hawse pipe in a hole in that piece of wood, and attack the backside with a grinder until it is flush...
I need to cut some stainless and I need it cut squarely (that takes me and a cutoff wheel/grinder out of the discussion).
I want to sandwich two hawse pipes together - one outside, one inside. Reason - cleaner look and chafe protection (my cleats are inside the gunnel and down). Wood grain has...
I'm thinking of avoiding it again this weekend. I would love more feedback to hear how it's been.
It's not that I have a super long tow set-up, it's that the long bed crew cab truck has no turning radius!
Same - I just have the Suzuki aux. charging cable.
( I know this doesn't help you since you already bought an ACR)
Also, when searching for the "hot" wire to work my trim tab auto retract, I didn't really bother - I just connected my trim tabs to a switch because of the mass of stuff...
One gallon, with roller.
Never been opened but ~3+ years old. No reason to think it's bad as it's never been exposed to air.
Located in Encinitas. If someone wants me to ,I can open it up before they drive to pick it up.
Different boat, different engine but my two stroke Yamaha burns a lot when trolling/idling...My mpgs might actually be better on plane at a slow cruise.
So check your fuel your fuel later in the day before heading back. Don't figure "we were just idling around, we couldn't have burned that much"
As said, no. He's talking about the 7" and 9" varieties of these units:
Yes, when you move up to the TZT or the TZT2, you then need a DFF1-UHD to fully utilize a CHIRP transducer.
Note that I said replace - as in, one or the other. If I had to choose one of the two, I would take the EPIRB:
-5 yr batteries that you don't have to charge (there are times where I have forgotten to charge my back up handheld VHF batteries - but I'm redundant there and have extras if one...
I've gotten MMSI's from BoatsUS in the past. That's super easy and straight forward.
My new boat has the range to enter Mexican waters. I am asking whether it's worth being compliant and getting a FCC issued MMSI / ships station licence.
The FCC process looks a little more daunting and I was...
How many of you have actually done it? For the Washington and the southern California guys, it seems like a good idea since there is a high probably that you will will be communicating with a foreign port/vessel in foreign waters?
I started to look at the paperwork (online forms) and they...
Contact Shad Burke on this forum. Be prepared to pay.
Some people might do it for beer and some gas money but they are also the people that cancel on you last minute with "my wife won't let me go" or "the boat is broken".
I've done it for friends at cost - "at cost" is $400-$500 for me not...
Buy a forklift with a long fork. I'll split it with you since getting into my driveway can be a pain and I live down the street.
(kidding...I'm getting better at getting my boat in the sideyard on the first try but might need to do some tree trimming soon)
I'm dealing with a trailer right now - try AAA first. I took my paperwork in first w/o the trailer to see if it worked. Turned out OR title wasn't signed over correctly and I have sent it to the seller for another signature.
Any out of state trailer will need to be brought in for VIN...
Sounds like a $hit show. I used to tow up to Dana to cut off some time if I was heading to Catalina.
I don't really want to two up to Huntington Harbor or Cabrillo but going out of Oceanside seems like a long haul (I never consider Newport due to ramp distance from the jetties and 5mph zone)
I'm no expert...
First step would be to find out if you need something special (wiring harness) to get info from your Honda onto an NMEA network. Probably depends what year the Honda is.
Newer Suzukis use NMEA gauges so I already had a network set up and my engine info was on the network and...
Added one picture back - I can't seem to fine the others on my phone. Probably broke the links with the website upgrade recently.
Prices are negotiable...somewhat. Someone PM'd me here and wanted resistors and power for $20. I said that would have to be the pick up price - not dealing with...
I really thought that this cover would work for my pilothouse (25' x 8' and a 30" bracket). It's actually 1 ft. longer than what they recommend and it's their wider version (for a 120" beam versus 108" boat). On my boat, it comes just to the rub rail and with the included tie downs, it stayed...
Yes, it costs more per ounce but for convenience, I always keep a tube around:
It doesn't sag - meaning you don't have to worry about it coming out the back side of the hole...
What he said...
You'll spend that much having someone troubleshoot it.
And if the transducer is still good, you'll never have to pull it. I would think that the Lowrance...
Shoot....somehow notifications for this thread were turned off. I totally blew it (I really like to go in order on who responds on the thread).
I only saw pm's. A BD'er from OC drove down and grabbed them today.
Set of four (4)
6 on 5 1/2"
Goodyear Workhorse tires
Load Range E
Good tread, no visible dryrot, still nubs showing
Got these on a used trailer I purchased. They are of UNKNOWN AGE. I don't like unknowns so I bought new tires for my trailer. I also...
Correct - I found Acco chain which is what they carry and price matched that. The big thing that was killing me with anchor chain was shipping - I knew I was going to have to buy it in store.
I talked to one of the employees and they are seeing more generics and second labels. I wanted a...
I have a few items left over from a project. They ended up as duplicates due to buying kits that might have had extra parts but were cheaper overall. All items are new.
Lowrance 119-75 (N2K-PWR-RD) - Same as Simrad/B&G/Navico, came with my Simrad Autopilot kit. This will power your NMEA...
I have a gallon of light grey Kiwi Grip that's never been opened - it's a few year old. Brand new roller too. If anyone is interested, make me an offer. And we can open it up and it's gone bad, call off the deal.
On a separate note - what the most durable for and anchor...
Thanks - I may have questions at some point but probably won't start making holes in the dash until next week. I did get my brand new IF-NMEA2K2 in the mail the other day - $120!!!
Sorry about the weather over the weekend but this morning was beautiful - hopefully it stays nice for you.
Bill gave me a price of ~$90k two years ago for a bare bones 22' with a 200 Yamaha (included everything to get on the water - battery, seats, fuel tank, etc.). Even after adding sales tax, a trailer, and some electronics and stainless, I'd bet you'd be in for about $115k. For $150k, I'd bet...
I have a console redone by a "professional" - he did everything super quick and there was shrinkage in the repair areas. His gel coat work was great but I could see every hole that was repaired. This happened over a few weeks. If I were doing it myself, I'd let things cure for a few weeks...
Sounds familiar...I bought new there in 2011, they had my boat in their yard for 3 months. I was very green at the time and accepted the trailer. I had to take it back for a new winch post (completely misaligned) and for them to weld eyes at the back for transom straps (they had forgotten)...
Furuno TZ and TZ2 is the only one that will do it. And, it will only let you do certain things. It's called the Furuno "Viewer App"
It's not a mirror or a controller like with the other brands (both of which will show exactly what is on the main MFD screen).
Separate data that can be shown...
But dealers here in California might not have the same prices as a dealer in Florida since they probably do less volume.
Taxes are a wash. The DMV will charge to whatever you didn't pay on that out of state purchase.
Factor in shipping - if the savings is more than shipping, it might make...
I ran home Two Harbors to Dana in a small craft advisory with a 7 mo pregnant wife in a 17 ft. Avon. Down swell and down wind made it no problem.
It all depends... zodiac hull types are all different, wind and swell direction could be different.
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My personal opinion....Probably not an issue. Outboards shut down when they overheat. It's usually kelp covering the water intake. Clear the kelp, they fire right back up.
If you find an outboard with zero overheats, I'd consider it a unicorn.
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Tony, I would not pay more for a few mph of top end - I found two examples of a 2 mph top end difference on Yamaha's website. Here's one example:
4.2L F250 http://yamahaoutboards.com/sites/def...-10-18_BAY.pdf
Also, the 300...
The 4.2 L blocks are the same....how much of that extra 50 HP can you really use? Just more $$$ unless you like running at WOT. I'd bet difference in torque is negligible.
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Gale? What gale? (Saturday AM picture)
Saw Wayne out there enjoying his new ride. He's pretty stoked. Sounds like it's been an adventure every weekend since he got it -increasing the hours on that new engine quickly!
Go have a look at it, it's worth the drive if you're close. As I said in my previous post, "not a horrible price" (which means fair/ballpark). Just do your due diligence, get it checked, crawl around on it, etc. (as you would do with any boat you are thinking about purchasing).
Yes, I am one...
I thought vault/vortex were UFP products. I'm on my phone so can't check. Mine came on my Pacific aluminum trailer. Seems like a good system. Had the trailer 4.5 years - never got to the first service. Checked the seals, made sure nothing was leaking, and was good to go.
I'd buy them again for...
In CA, over 10k bumper pull or 15k 5th wheel needs a class A though there's an agricultural exemption.
Here's the summary:
Could you get away with it? Sure.
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Maybe include Moss Landing in the search? Fished salmon about a month ago up there and had to run uphill to get back to Santa Cruz from the canyon. Moss would have been closer and easier.
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Obviously. The volume would need to be under water, otherwise it wouldn't be providing "floatation".
Looks like plenty of room to weld on extra flotation under that bracket.
But, I'd first check with 140 lbs of extra weight aft to see the change in waterline and if you're ok with it.
Just saw a thread somewhere where someone welded an addition to the bottom of theirs (probably THT). If you're happy with the way it floats now, you would need to add 2.2 cubic feet to your bracket - not much at all. You might be ok without.
1 cubic foot of saltwater weighs about 64...
Officially, "boat must be longer than the board" and "no pwc's". This is to preclude people from using an 8' dingy with a 2.5 hp engine. While some guys got away with it, they actually had to slow down while their "captain" refilled the integral fuel tank on the engine from a jerry can...
Used once on my Yamaha 90 two-stroke. Bought new and used it on first sea trial of boat.
1. Pitch is too high (for me). I replaced it with a 13.25" x 17" Yamaha k-series OEM. The Yamaha prop runs about 400 rpm higher at WOT with the same load. So, be warned, this prop probably runs like an...
Are you running charters that actually earn you income? You can't just take a loss and use that to offset other, non fishing income. You need to make money 3 out of every 5 years.
The older guy here knew his $hit:
I paid msrp for some stuff (expensive) but he also dug around and gave me some used fittings for free.
I was mixing Hynautics and Seastar and reconfiguring some things - he walked me through the whole thing.
I had to leave my boat at Pacific Trailers for 2 1/2 months to get a new trailer made that was supposed to take 3 weeks (and the frame was already built).
I had good luck with Walstrong off the 110 at 91.
"Divebums" isn't so much a message board as it is an email list for dive conditions / reports and stuff regarding. So, the best and only way to get ahold of him is that email address.
Hope it works out for someone.
FYI, the Marine Room is the restaurant just south of the LJ Beach and Tennis...
This dive report was posted on a diving forum this morning, Saturday, July 4th. If you really lost three poles somewhere with swimming range of the Marine Room in about 55' of water (someone on a kayak?), contact him. (not me - I'm just reposting this guys dive report from the divebums email...
*Painted Trailer - Not Galvanized
*Currently approx 14'6"-15' between winch post and rear of bunks
*Receiver for 2" ball
*Bearings were done in the last year. No more than 300 miles have been put on the trailer since then.
*Not "Bearing Buddies" but comparable product made by UFP. These...
The boat is looking great!
Did you ever ascertain what the rate rpm is at WOT? 2800 or 3000? If you're not propped so that you can hit over the max rated rpm by 100 (when loaded), you're still WAY over propped. Spend the $25/yr on boatdiesel.com. It's a great resource. (I have a 6BT210...
I think that we only paid $99 in the winter. My wife picked up the tab for my birthday weekend. Big bay cruised Saturday with some friends bar hopping, spent the night, surfed and then fished the kelp beds the next morning.
I just looked online and mid-week they're showing $139 right now. I'm...
Watch "Will Gelcoat Stick To Epoxy?" on YouTube
Gel coat will stick if properly prepared. Pretty sure even in the Gougeon brothers epoxy book from 1979 said will work.
All resins shrink but epoxy shrinks the least.
To get the super glossy, you're supposed to go over it with their clear.
I had a nightmare of a time with stuff but I'm a COMPLETE neophyte (in other words, Eric knows what he's doing and I'm sure it will come out perfect). I tried roll and tip 3x (complete sanding job in between) and no...
You'll just have to repitch or get a new prop. Same horsepower to move the boat. Whatever gear ratio you have, you'll have to prop it to reach the same WOT loaded up. The only way to increase efficiency would be less slip - bigger prop or 4 blade?
Plexus - it's a methacrylate adhesive. It's what boat builders would use to glue the cap to the hull or even a stringer grid in. But in your case, just thickened epoxy will suffice. And no need to pay the premium for West Systems in a tube unless you think that it's easier. I would just use...
No reason Don couldn't use the big mold with the 11' beam and shorten one up in the mold for you down to 29' - that's what custom builders do!
Or, there's a 29' x 10' (I believe Port Townsend ad always says it was a 32' x 10' shortened in the mold) Radon hull that's been on Craigslist. Get it...
Microsoft Surface - you don't need the latest one. Should be under $500.
I got the oldest version, the RT (just purchased a couple of months ago). Mostly bought for use as a tablet but when traveling I can work and have all access to my files (via OneDrive).
Good to know there are people out here that do good work - looks like a true hull extension. Unfortunately, all you hear about are the east coast manufacturers - Armstrong, Stainless Marine, Hermco, etc.
They do it all the time. Beef up the bow eye and backing plate, get the right bridle, and your good to go. Intrepid seems like the favorite "tender" of the big boys but nothing to say you can't be different!
If anyone wants it. It probably needs a sand and paint but it works just fine.
Just replaced it with a double Fleetguard setup. My tanks are dirty and I was tired of changing this so often (I was running 10 micron filters in there).
Located in Solana Beach.
Get the trailer made as a 5th wheel/gooseneck and you won't need to upgrade your driver's license (assuming you stay 15k lbs or under)
Edit: I was giving you California info - I couldn't see where you were from on my phone. In California, bumper pull <10,000 lbs and 5th wheel/gooseneck <15,000...
Didn't see this posted anywhere (I searched) but I can't find a date on it:
EDIT: Just saw somehow my phone posted to Rod Building. Mods, please move.
I was on an overnight boat about a month ago with a bunch on Encinitas guys (I don't live there) - One guy was the attorney that sued the city for 4th of July fireworks over La Jolla cove because they were polluting the water and he help fight for the beach closure at the Children's Pool. At...
FRI - W WINDS 10 TO 20 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 25 KT. STRONGEST WESTERN PORTION. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W SWELL 2 TO 3 FT AT 12 SECONDS.
FRI NIGHT - W WINDS 15 TO 25 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 30 KT... BECOMING SW 5 TO 15 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 20 KT AFTER MIDNIGHT. STRONGEST WESTERN...
Serious overkill for that application but if you have the program at work and know how to use it, why not!
Looks great. I was using Google sketchup for house/yard stuff and dabbled a little bit with it for boats (all basically for fun)
These controls work for the late 80' Yamaha 90 two-stroke that they came with. they are "push" controls. When increasing throttle, the cable extends longer. As far as I know, they will also work with newer four-strokes.
I think I see two royal blue stripes on the kids upper chest and a plastic clip on his belly - now, if you want to debate whether he's old enough for an inflatable pfd, that's a different topic.
EDIT: blowing up the picture, pdf looks foam. He's good!
For the right buyer with the knowledge to rebuild, it's a good deal. It's comparable to the other 20' Wilson for sale on here that has a cabin but no engine or trailer. Engine versus cabin, trailer versus no trailer, they're right in the same ballpark.
Excellent! Good to know it might work for us tall guys.
But, since I live in San Diego and I just drove home from LA, I have a feeling it will be gone before I get back up that way.
Good luck to whomever gets it. I want to see a build thread!
-hide behind the front door when you open it
-invite them in
-lock the door behind them
It actually works better on Jehovas Witnesses, they freak out a bit more. Some of Green Peace people grew up on communes and are used to nakedness. W
Yamaha 704 - $110, Key panel - $60, together - $150. Located in San Diego.
I got these with a recently purchased 1987 Yam 90 two-stroke.
-The throttle and binnacle have some sun fading (to be expected)
-The key switch panel is almost perfect (the picture makes the black look faded while it's...
Not quite the same but I drive Solana to West LA (UCLA-ish). I either leave at 8:30 to get there at 10:30 or 5:15 to get the there at 7.
Since you're going downtown, train! I wish I could but the train to red line metro to red line bus makes it a 3+ hour trip.
You don't need an actual "wide load" sign until you are 10'0 and larger in width - just the $90/yr permit for being 8'7-9'11.
A buddy finally went and got his class A after getting pulled over on El Camino Real in Encinitas a mile from his house pulling his toy hauler. He said it was pain to...
A lot of the new lower end units are saying that they are CHIRP - it's marketing and not true CHIRP. For example, Dragonfly is calling itself CHIRP but it's basically downscan. It's very useful, but not the same chirp as getting a Garmin GSD 26 or a Simrad BSM-2
Ya, I bid on that package and "bought" it on eBay. Turned out to be scam (I knew that there was a possibility due to the smokin' price but it was covered by buyers protection). Got my money back but it took a couple of weeks.
Agreed. That $hit hurts and the ache can last for months. Get the vaccine. (I've gotten Shingles 2x)
And for all you folks that take Valtrex for your genital herpes, your safe since that's the antiviral of choice to treat Shingles.
White Line-X might yellow unless they have that new formulation that the Florida guys use. Look up Sarasota Line-X. Supposedly not too many people shoot the new formula. If you shoot the older formula, they can clear coat it with a UV protector.
If you can't plane on one engine (without changing the prop), all you've got is a 135 hp kicker. That seems like overkill.
If you really think you can change the prop in open water and then get on a plane to get home, by all means get the twins.
He's not cheap but he's been around for a while and he knows what he's doing. He's worked everything from high end tenders to military boats. He will also informally "warranty" his work. Also, if you need a major repair and you go to brick and mortar places, they will sometimes subcontract out...
Paul Wright - look up "Wight Repair" on Facebook (I think that he may have taken down his website)
The newest Verizon iPhone has a SIM card slot. I don't know if the Verizon iPhone 4 has a slot. You'll have to google to see if it's locked or unlocked. If locked, Verizon can unlock it for you it you're a "good customer".
Wouldn't hurt to try covering it now. If that doesn't work, you'll have to remove it anyways.
Not true. If it's hardening and you didn't cover it, it has to have had wax added to it. Just like when you are laying up a surfboard - there's laminating resin and there's sanding resin. The latter...
I don't even know if it floats but maybe someone will happen upon it.
Approx 5 ft long, black carbon/fiberglass/plastic, small American flag zip tied on, white all around LED in light housing.
I was outside the Pt. Loma kelp running back towards Mission Bay just before sundown last night...
Need some recommendations. Late 90's 30 hp two stroke Merc, pull start, manual trim/tilt - Prop shaft is slightly bent on the lower unit, low compression in one of the cylinders.
It took me long time to find this engine two years ago. Ran great until recently (shaft wasn't an issue). 25-30 hp...
Re: Post #24 from June of 2012
That's ex-San Diego City Lifeguards. They currently have two Seaways as their fireboats, a 32' and 35/36'. They really like those two. That red one, above, was a one-off they got made to possibly replace the 22' Whalers that they run as their "surf boats" - Yes...
You're talking about the pilothouse LA County Lifeguard boat, correct? Because I'm pretty sure the older ones (no pilothouse) are Seaways.
San Diego City Lifeguards have at least one, if not two, Seaways too. Fire boats - one just got a makeover with twin Volvo diesels (and it's carrying a 3rd...
Pura Vida, let me know where I'm incorrect. I don't want to be passing along bad info.
The "general rule", as I quoted from the vehicle code is 102". Of course, there are exceptions to the rule (click on the link, it lists some - i.e. agricultural, etc.) and by getting a permit, you are also an...
It's anything over 8'6 needs a permit in CA. Under 10'0 and you will never need banners and a pilot car to escort you.
I'm 23'11 and 9'0 and I doubt that I will ever get hassled for my center console due the fact that it just doesn't look that big. But, I purchased the $90 permit - just in...
Got one super soft guy last night who probably just molted in the last couple of weeks with this warm water (1/4" over) and one monster (at least by my standards - took two hands to grab him!).
Opening night, 2 of my 3 were heavily barnacled.
Pics from last night.
Sorry, Crystaliner, late response.... I just saw that you had addressed me directly!
My boat hasn't been there in a while. It was there last spring and most of last summer (2012). Mine is gray. He was also working on one with a orange hull/console at the same time.
I'm not the guy in Gardena...
Nissan already said they're going to use a Cummins V8 in the next couple of years in the Titan.
I hadn't heard about Toyota yet...
Edit: I now see I'm not telling anyone anything new since they mention Nissan in the article.
I got a great trailer from them (ok, great welded aluminum frame - everything else has crapped out and I've been slowly replacing stuff). Their customer service...horrible. If I never have to go back there, I won't.
Anything under 10'0 and you will never need an escort. Over 10'0, you may need an escort and may be restricted to non-rush hour.
I'm only 9'0 wide and I just paid the $95 for the year just to be safe. I've only been pulled over 1x (northbound 73 through the Fastrak!) and chp didn't say a thing.
Skiff/Mark...on the 31, it looks like it's got to be a v-drive based on the orientation of the Cummins. But, usually on the v-drives, the engine is pushed back against the transom. Because the engine is so far forward, why not just a straight shaft? Something to with balancing the weight of...
I seem to remember $18/head/day. Seems expensive. I've pulled in and used campsites for lunch before and never been hassled. What about if two people sleep on the boat? (2 people x $18/person x 3 days would save over $100!)
Edit, never mind, $16 on weekends, $14 midweek and kids are less.
Some of the THT guys have said it's not so easy to clean. Not your experience?
Will the smooth decrease the grip?
I've looked at everything and can't decide what to do. I want grippy but I also want to be able to kneel down on it with shorts on. Thoughts?
What sbsurfer is talking about:
SI-ACR Automatic Charging Relay - 12/24V DC 120A - Blue Sea Systems
Combines the batteries to charge both when the engine is on, automatically disconnects the two batteries when engine is off so that your house loads don't ever draw on your starting...
GSD26 is much more powerful than the xs so it's not really comparing apples to apples. Everyone seems to be looking forward to the xs though. It will be interesting to see how Airmar prices the new "baby" chirp transducers (they're not out yet and right now you'd have to buy a big transducer...
Has not been used since I got it back from Wilmington Propeller, balanced, polished, etc. (have invoice from them for $200). Never went back on the boat (sold it). Came off a Suzuki 115. Located in Solana Beach.
I've never had to "season" a pair of duck feet before but they from what I remember, depending on what color they were, they were different densities of rubber based on color. I made sure to buy the softest ones. Hopefully, you can break then in nicely. I wore them for years while lifeguarding.
I didn't end up doing anything (Cummins 6BT, Konrad outdrive, boat on trailer, No. County Coastal). When I left the house this morning at 6AM, car thermometer said 38 so I hope I'm ok tonight too. Most of my plumbing lines are decent sized so I'm thinking more water = harder to freeze (there's...
Thanks. Nope, no markings on the old belt. I'll see if they have an in size next time I'm in there. I was planning on heading to Cat on Friday but then say this:
NW WINDS 15 TO 20 KT WITH LOCAL GUSTS TO 25 KT WESTERN
PORTION...OTHERWISE NW WINDS 5 TO 10 KT. WIND WAVES 2 TO 4 FT. W
SWELL 7 TO...
bluefin, without calling Napa with a list of Cummins numbers, is there a web resource that has the spec's for Cummins/Napa/Gates belts...i.e. length.
Turns out the "correct" Cummins belt was too short, I bought another from Napa that was too long...just trying to see what sort on sizing...
They price matched $600 worth of stuff for me yesterday. Supposedly the new Pt. Loma manager is tougher now than they used to be (it's always supposed to have been "brick & mortar" stores only - Defender, BOE, and Jamestown Distributors have always worked). Between four items and printouts from...
I have a 2011/2012 Cypher 4/3. Bought it because it was a deal. But, it's not as warm as my ~2002 O'Neil Psycho I which it is replacing. It's more flexible but doesn't keep water out as well.
I knew that there were a couple of different levels of the Cypher (I think there are 3) and mine is...
Riley Marine does good work (craftsmanship) at good prices. But, make sure that you are very clear with what and how you want it done. He took some liberties with design that were not discussed and even though the finished product is functional, it's not exactly what I had asked for. Also, spell...
Coleman is closed all week. I ended up ordering one from Seaboard Marine. $60 shipped UPS ground from Ventura. Ordered yesterday and it's supposed to arrive this afternoon (http://www.sbmar.com/docs/SMX%20Idler%20Pulley%20Upgrade.pdf). It was CPN 3288689 which is the shorter of the two that...
Thanks you guys. I'm going to make some calls first thing in the morning. Shad, I may take you up on that if I can't locate one down here. Grabbing it from you in San Clemente might turn out to be the easiest.
Thanks, just struck out at Auto Zone.
They tried to measure it for me and couldn't match it (my belt is in one piece but has a couple of nicks, and is a bit twisted/stretched from when it came off the alternator pulley)
Looking for a serpentine belt for my 6BT210. Tried Quivera and West Marine today. Coleman is closed (and they've been useless/rude the couple of times I've tried them on the phone).
I'm going to try Napa & Auto Zone tonight.
Any other suggestions on people to call? I'm trying to get on the...
I've got an LSS-1, in box never used (w/ ducer), and an HDS-7 Gen 2 which has been mounted in dash for ~2 months...thinking about selling the package....a friend has a Garmin hookup so was thinking about that route. $1150 for both?
My Konrad say 200 hours for regular oil, 400 hours for synthetic. If you have a small drive leg that doesn't take much oil, just do it.
7 quarts of Royal Purple (per Konrad specs) for my drive cost me $200 (I will order in bulk next time) so I'm thinking I'll change again at 200 - 300 hours. I...
Still debating whether I go with a large tarp for the season (or 2) and spend the $1,000 elsewhere. I have some other projects that I could spend the money on but I'd also like to have a clean boat that doesn't need a rinse prior to taking it out!
I got a quote for a custom cover for a center console (no t-top/arch/etc.) out of Sunbrella. Researched on here and it seems reasonable. I just wanted to confirm:
Length 24 ft. + 2 ft swimstep
Beam 9 ft
Seems to be in the ballpark. I tried pricing the fabric needed at retail...
I'd get the big one (Sr. Uni Arch) (1) deck mount the front legs and (2) try to us "side mounts" into the transom if I could get the angle right or just deck mount the rear legs. I need only 64 inches wide but I need at least head high (~72 inches) tall. This fits those dimensions....
I'm ok with that; I've done most everything on my boat so far. I'm more interested in your opinion of the build quality and sturdiness of it. I'm looking for a spot for lights, storage for a couple of rods, maybe run some canvas off it for shade, and maybe place a radar dome on it at some...
I'm pretty sure that you'll need the Sonic Hub if you want music out of it. The Sonic Hub box contains the amp, an iPod dock, and two speakers. I think you can attach the satellite antenna to the NSS for weather but I don't think that there's audio out.
Would you mind posting the height of the top? (I'm 6'4 and want to be able to see under the electronics box).
And, what are the dimensions of the top itself? Length & width.
And, are the rod holders welded on or clamped on?
From what read, this was a pretty high end radio at the time (see attached installation/instruction manual). I just removed it from my boat yesterday. It worked great last weekend while I was at Cat.
Issue: (a) One of the tabs on the flushmount bracket is broken, it stays in reasonable well...
I've been googling this but haven't found any answers:
I heard that you can't leave Oceanside Harbor before sunrise. Is this true?
Are there any restrictions on King Harbor? (I'll be borrowing a buddy's slip the night before but need to get out of there ~4:30A next weekend).
He used Speed-Rail fittings an aluminum tubing for the structure:
That structure is very solidly built and attached to the aluminum console & aluminum leaning post. But....he doesn't have to worry about tilting up the console to get into the...
Looking to put some shade on my 24 footer. The problem: the whole console needs to flip up to access the engine. So stand-offs or any sort of obstruction won't work.
I really like the lines on the Stryker SG 300 (retail $999). I called them and they weren't very helpful with any work...
I'm the wrong person to ask... I've had my boat since October... no CF numbers are on yet and haven't had a problem on SD Bay or Mission Bay. I always carry the paperwork but just haven't done it yet. I even pulled along side of a lifeguard boat in Mission Bay to get a band-aid... no questions...
Checked out Plastics Depot in Gardena on my way home from LA to SD. They don't carry the Starboard brand anymore. They carry a generic version that, in their words, is less dense and is "gummier" to work with when using standard woodworking tools.
I passed on getting any today. They were super...
So true. Something a lot of people don't understand.
And, there's even the naturally aspirated 5.9 block that makes 140hp.
I just had my fuel injection pump rebuilt and my hp bumped from 180hp to 210hp. Looking at the Cummins performance curve sheets, I can back off the throttle, only use...
Find semperfishing on here or tht. For a quality sounder, he's going to say any Furuno or Garmin's GSD24 are really good right now if you don't go chirp. If your head unit has good maps, why change?
I'm looking in the lower budget range right now and I'm now questioning any HDS because they...
Thanks for the info!
1. With a transom mount, I will have a shadow no matter what from the outdrive leg.
2. Yes, water intake is port side ~2 ft infrom of the transom...I'm wondering if I just go wider if I'd be far enough away from it.
3. I'm thinking that the starboard side would be...
I'm really interested in getting Structure scan but don't want to invest if it's not going to work well. I've done some poking around but can't seem to find proper mounting suggestion (yes, read all the Lowrance documentation). Anyone have pics of an i/o mount on a deep-v?
24 Degree deep-v hull...
A friend pointed me to Airmar's website and all of the pin-out diagrams. I went through most of them and found the attached diagram for Garmin.
It looks like an 8 pin plug and the 3 leads that are used are in the 4/5/6 location. This leads me to believe that it's Garmin. I think that it's...
I've been looking at electronics packages and just realized that there's a transducer installed already in the hull (Former US Navy RIB). If this thing worked, it would save me some time/effort/$$$. Since all of you seem to know your depth finders/sonars, maybe you can help.
Any way to tell...
I'm new to the forums and prepared to get flamed. I've read a LOT of the threads here and it seems like there are a lot of opinions....and I'll ask for a few more with some different parameters, namely a smaller budget:
1. 24ft Center console with not a lot of room in dash (though I could mount...