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  1. Meguiar’s #45 marine polish applied with my porter cable, followed by Meguiar's M6332 Flagship Premium Marine Wax (smells so good I lick my hull now and then) every other year on my 2003 ssi, It does sit on a trailer in the shade, guys at the public dock ask if it's a new boat....
  2. I've seen guys cut pool floaties/tubes and fix them to the skids.
  3. Hey Duane, I'm pretty sure you need to be at a minimum altitude before follow me will work. You also need to be using a phone or tablet with a data plan (so it can use the GPS)
  4. I was using a DJI Phantom 3 standard, the boat chase scenes I was using the "follow me" feature.
  5. When my buddies are out golfing on the weekend and I can't go because I'm wrapped up like a pretzel underneath the console trying to find an electrical short all day or snaked in behind the engine compartment on a 90-degree day trying to grease something. I have to remind myself why I have a boat and it will all be worth it when I'm out on the water. Besides that, how the heck else am I going to get out to an island?
  6. Howdy all, summer almost here! Check out some footage I took with my drone up in the Thousand Islands. I was using the "follow me" feature with my DJI Phantom drone. This is my 2003 200ssi, love this boat. Best viewed in 720.
  7. The very shoal I paddled away from was on the St. Lawrence near Clayton. : )
  8. Yes, I keep 2 collapsable paddles in my 20 ft 200 ssi. They have saved my butt on a few occasions. Once when the engine quit near a gas dock in a busy marina, and another time when the engine quit and I had to paddle about 50 ft in order to prevent getting bashed up on a shoal.
  9. Hey Shepherd1 Thanks for response and details. Hope all is well with you. My video was actually filmed last fall out in the Lake Fleet Island group across from Gan. I can't believe the Marina is gone now. I trust you are doing well though. 1. I took the lower unit off 3 seasons ago to replace the impeller but I have never pulled the upper since I purchased the boat 8 years ago. 2. The bellows look good. I always store in down position and she sits on the trailer most of the year when we aren't out on the island. 3. I do all of my own work ( i like to know the boat) so will probably have a crack at it as soon as we are out of freeze threat. 4. When I pull the drive, I will probably take care of all of above since I like to do preventative maintenance. Question: What does a bad gimbal feel like? Hard to spin? Loose? The boat runs great, shifts very smooth, no loud obnoxious noises...just that subtle clacking noise at idle. Thanks again.
  10. Chappy275ssi - I'll let you know if I find anything else out, if you could do same please.
  11. The odd thing is, I can't really hear it with the muffs on. I'll check on muffs again as soon as we are out of any freeze danger. It's a very subtle noise, clacking sound is best way to describe it.
  12. I put my 2003 200SSI (Alpha One gen2) away last fall with a possible issue. I took a video with the boat in the water as it doesn't seem to make the sound when on the ears. It is a light knocking noise, you can just hear it behind the bubbling noise...maybe a little better at the end when I moved away from the outdrive. The boat performed just fine, no grinding, just a light knocking or clacking noise. It's more audible when I'm filming from above but this is the last video I had before I put her away for the winter. Do any of you geniuses know what could be causing this knocking sound? You tube video of knocking noise
  13. Hah! I think they are Chinese now. Every breaker in my 2003 ssi is a joemex series 77......
  14. I'm kind of a Noob with electrical ratings. The oem breaker that are installed in my boat are the joemex 20 amp 50 vdc, just want to make sure I can go with a 20 amp 32 vdc since that seems like a very common breaker. Just concerned that it is 32 vdc and not 50 vdc Thanks.
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