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  2. Yes, and thank you again for all of your input
  3. Yeah, this is a very nice state launch facility, and is very well protected from waves.
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  5. Phillbo

    Our Upcoming First Weekend on the Hook

    Where are you located Fishstick?
  6. Fishstick

    Our Upcoming First Weekend on the Hook

    Thanks Iggy, We will probably be in 15-25' of water and didn't realize I will need to release that much line! I had a battery issue and it took sometime to correct. When we got it corrected, it has been raining here for almost two weeks straight and haven't had a good weekend yet to go out!!! The lake level is steadily rising and we expect our walkway to the slip to go under within a week. This happened about 4 years ago on the lake when it flooded really bad and slips moved all around the lake. It was a real mess so we are hoping it doesn't come to that as we were unable to get to our boat for around 6 months due to walkway damage. The marina was hit really hard.
  7. Fishstick

    Where is Water Heater Breaker!

    Update: We ended up bypassing the water heater for now. I like a splash of hot water every now and then, but for now, it's something we don't have time to tackle on the boat so it will be a next year project (after we repair or replace the refrigerator) as that's more important to us as the water heater is completely shot and needs replacing as the bottom is rusted out. The remaining plugs that didn't work were quite easy to fix when we traced the wires. While the previous owner told me the two spares (bottom right in panel) were not used.....well, actually they are used. One spare for the plugs that didn't work and the other for the bilge heater (which was the next project to look at), but now that fixed itself. Thanks for all the suggestions on this, now to decide about the refrigerator.
  8. It just struck me as strange... My dock has no cushion.
  9. Docks have a built in rubber cushion on the edge. Thanks for the observation. When I feel that I need fenders, I will use them.
  10. On Shore breeze and no fenders?
  11. Everything is working great, even with all the bouncing and jarring it gets. Thanks to you and your input, and my many-many hours of trial and error, I have to say that it was a great adventure, and I would do it again. Now that I know what has to be done, the second time around is always easier.
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  13. The Chaparral website build a boat doesn't list it as a potion. I've seen a few dealers from the mid west advertising them with 250 hp and showing photos of 250 motor. That boat would really fly with a 250, probably 55+ since the 200 will hit 50. Just curious if anyone has seen one or better yet driven it.
  14. Phillbo

    Where is Water Heater Breaker!

    Maybe he's Tone Deaf
  15. Toddler

    New trailer advice please

    I have one on my rig. You just have to do the research, they can't be rigid if you have surge brakes. So the tongue can move forward and back. .
  16. I've always used the red. .
  17. Toddler

    Windless anchor for a 276 ssx

    That looks nice!! How much cuttng did you have to do to the bow for the roller? .
  18. Toddler

    Is the hull really not covered?

    Hairline cracks, I think everyone has them sometimes they just appear and other times its owner abuse. As long as they are smooth not to much to worry about. I have a couple from both, sad to say. .
  19. N2SUN

    Windless anchor for a 276 ssx

    Here is the windlass of our 276 SSX with the bow ladder removed to make it work. The windlass is a Lewmar V700.
  20. Iggy

    4.3 Volvos fresh water cleaning

    Its been 7 years in salt water with twin 4.3L engines. But, I do have a closed cooling system. The bad news on that, is that the raw water still goes though the exhaust manifolds. The good news, the manifolds are still in good shape. My boat goes in the water in May and comes out now. So the only time its flushed, is to winterize it. Good luck!
  21. Iggy

    Where is Water Heater Breaker!

    What, no smart come back?
  22. Wolfsong

    Bravo III No Bueno!

    Hatem, Thanks. I tried to upload another photo of her in the water but seem to be getting a constant error message. She does have a bit more of a rearward "rake" than most cuddy boats. With twin 383s she is not quite a go fast boat but she will hit 54 with 3 on board and a 1/2 tank of gas.
  23. Wolfsong

    Bravo III No Bueno!

    Phillbo, It took 9+ weeks of terrible communication and no less than three unannounced B.O.A.T. invoice increases but we finally have a good line of communication with the service writer and the techs. Our initial diagnosis and estimate was for 2.5 large herds of deer. The last invoice ended up at 8.7 large herds. We had zero heads up from 2.5 to an interim 6.8, then on to 7.6 and then to 8.7. So after that I finally got a call from the CEO and we hashed things out. I would never say they "owed" us for the diagnostics but after the previous issues, I am just glad they stepped up,
  24. Phillbo

    Bravo III No Bueno!

    Awesome service by your mechanic.
  25. Wolfsong

    Bravo III No Bueno!

    New diagnosis. After two trips out to our private dock by the shops crew we have a diagnosis. It seems that the throttle position sensor on the starboard motor has failed or is failing. Voltage drops on it in comparison to the port motor when under load and when the keys are in "on" but the motors are not turning. That seems to explain the RPM drop and possibly the shuddering as the two motors/drives are not balanced when the RPMs are off between motors/drives. The shop is taking care of diagnostic labor. We are going to do the TPS in both motors and they are only charging for one. We should have smooth sailing soon!
  26. Hatem

    Just cause we have a bunch of airplane lovers

    Just an observation. If you listen to these pilots talk about that trick of the trade, they usually say that they kick the rudder at the last second before touchdown to straighten out the aircraft and not after it touches because if you think about it, I doubt you really want the wheels to be sideways once they impact the runway. I don't think that's really good for the landing gear, and in that video of the TUI, the runway was wet and slick from the rain and I suppose that helped. I'm sure timing that rudder action must not be a very easy thing to do, either. Those heavy crosswind landings must be stressful as heII.
  27. Bt Doctur

    SAFETY BULLETIN RECALL NOTICE DTS Systems

    Came across it trying to help a no shift/throttle problem . Outlines a reset procedure to force it to shift
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