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Denny

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About Denny

  • Birthday 04/18/1944

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    http://www.greatlakesmarinas.com

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    Great Lakes
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    Boating Golfing Fishing Tinkerer

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  1. Denny

    Where can I find a Replacement Bimini

    Here is the snap tool that i was talking about.
  2. Denny

    Is it bad luck not to name your boat?

    Remember, she is female and you always get more with sugar. So talk nice to her. Denny
  3. Denny

    Is it bad luck not to name your boat?

    I think it is about if you are superstitious or not. To me a name is either what you are or how you feel. My girl was originally named Fair Maiden by the previous owner, because that was how they felt about their first ride. 7 years later I took some sand paper and remove the name (no ritual) when I painted her. Renamed her Serenity, because of how I feel when I'm on her, both on the water, or working on her when she is on her trailer in my building. I guess you would not name your boat / Boat, however I new a person who named their dog / Dog. I'm not superstitious, I just do what makes me feel good. Been doing that with her for 25+ years. Denny.
  4. Denny

    Where can I find a Replacement Bimini

    Some times you have to move a snap. I bought a tool that helps me snap the tough one's, I will get a photo of it and post it. Denny.
  5. Denny

    SSI 196 prop question

    For me, I have to have the props on hand to try. All props are theory as to how they will preform. Every boat is different, even if you are comparing the same boats, they react differently. All I can tell you is what I did. The suggested WOT on my motor is 4400-4600 RPM's which my original 3 bladed alum. prop did, and pushed my boat to about 42 mph. I then got a 4 bladed SS that the WOT is about 4100 RPM's that pushed my boat at about 49 mph. My RPM's are below the curve, but the prop out preformed the original prop in all three ranges, low-med-and high. A 4 blade SS will definitely give you more bite, over a 3 bladed prop, is it better, that is all theory, and all boats are different. So for me, I would start with a prop that gives you WOT, and then build from there, and see which one preforms to your needs. Find a prop shop that will work with you in testing out some props. Hope this helps you out a little. And welcome to the forum, there is a vast pool of knowledge here. Denny.
  6. Denny

    Where can I find a Replacement Bimini

    Yeah, enclosures are different from cock pit covers. My 33yr old cock pit cover has not been altered, but my 25yr old enclosure has been altered 3 times because some of the snaps were getting to hard for this old mans hands to snap. Denny.
  7. Denny

    Any opinion on Mantus Anchors?

    I have added about 1ft of brightly colored zip ties to the anchor chain that are visible from the helm, that show up a little ways before the turner will hit the 1st roller and then that is when I slow the windlass down. I will get a photo of it
  8. Denny

    Any opinion on Mantus Anchors?

    I replace my original one like yours with a more aggressive model, and a turner to properly seat the anchor every time. The anchor comes with or without the upright roll bar. Denny.
  9. Denny

    Where can I find a Replacement Bimini

    Believe me when I say that his present canvas and plastic windows no longer fit as they did when new..They are all twisted and stretched out of shape. I can guarantee you that if you took it all down and put it back up by zipping all the zippers first, you would be hard pressed to snap the snaps. On the old stuff you have to just start the zippers, then snap the snaps, after you do that, then you zip all the zippers closed. There is a reason why he is replacing it, so if you copy it, guess what you get. Brand new, with the same issues. I have helped work on these boats. Some times we will take off the old canvas to fit the new, then put it back on to protect the boat while he takes the new back to the shop. And a lot of times we can't get all the snaps to snap and the zippers to zip. I'm sorry that he lives in paradise with a price tag to match, but there is only one way to do this and make it look right. Denny.
  10. Denny

    Any opinion on Mantus Anchors?

    It is made by Anchorlift and it is called aTarpon. My is a # 8 For where I boat they recommended to go up 1 size Stainless Steel Models Weight Boat Size TPX 6 6 kgs / 13,2 lbs up to 25 feet TPX 8 8 kgs / 17,6 lbs up to 30 feet TPX 10 10 kgs / 22 lbs up to 40 feet TPX 15 15 kgs / 33 lbs up to 45 feet TPX 20 20 kgs / 44 lbs up to 55 feet TPX 25 25 kgs /55 lbs up to 60 feet TPX 30 30 kgs /66 lbs up to 65 feet TPX 40 40 kgs /88 lbs up to 70 feet TPX 50 50 kgs / 110 lbs up to 80 feet TPX 80 80 kgs / 176 lbs up to 90 feet TPX 120 120 kgs / 264 lbs up to 100 feet
  11. Denny

    Where can I find a Replacement Bimini

    The only way for you to get a better cost is to find someone whom you can send your original one to so they can duplicate it. The problem with that is, all the shrinkage, and you still have wait till you get it back to put in the snaps. You are in a bite the bullet situation. The guy that I work for has been doing it for 40 yrs, and said that he would not do it that way. Denny.
  12. Denny

    Where can I find a Replacement Bimini

    Talked with my canvas guy, he said with the top and front windshield, it would be around 2200 deer. And that it would have to be fitted to the boat. So you are stuck with him, or go shopping for another shop, sorry, let us know how you make out. Denny.
  13. Denny

    Any opinion on Mantus Anchors?

    23 ft. Denny.
  14. Denny

    Any opinion on Mantus Anchors?

    Anchor Lift, does not come loose, if the wind shifts direction, it will reset itself. Denny
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