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  1. The cleats on my boat have 2 drain nipples each. I have attached flexible tubing to them, (was not done from factory), and run them to the bilge. The main reason I did this was because directly below the port swim platform cleat is the outdrive trim pump apparatus. The metal mounting frame is now quite rusty. Thanks Chaparral.
  2. Interesting. I do have the Genny and A/C - never use it.i have the original props. Under best conditions I get 2 mpg. No wind, no tide, 2 people, full fuel and water.
  3. MontreAl

    Selling a boat

    Good thinking.
  4. MontreAl

    Selling a boat

    Are you interested in trading for a Sig 270?
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  6. I have a 2008 Sig 270, (29 feet LOA), with a 375 HP 8.1 liter mercury. My best cruise is about 3,000 RPM and 28-30 GPS MPH while I burn 13-14 GPH which yields about 2 MPG. Over 8 years of ownership my mixed-driving fuel consumption is 6.3 GPH. I have recorded a top speed of 48 GPS MPH. My boat gets on plane relatively quickly with 2 people on board. It is noticeably slower with 6 on board. What is the HP of your 377?
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    Replacing GPS

    Greetings, Hope you are all keeping well. My '08 Sig 270 has the original Garmin GPSMap 540. The screen is getting cloudy and I think I am in need of an upgrade. I am interested in something with a larger touch screen. My current GPS works well enough, once I bought a US coastal waters SD card at considerable expense, but ... What say ye for potential upgrades? Shall I stick with Garmin or is there a better choice? Is Navionics capability a good idea? Thanks in advance for all your suggestions.
  8. Lock passage on the Okeechobee water way now require boaters to wear life vests. I bought this one: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B012HW5WRE/ref=sspa_dk_detail_1?pd_rd_i=B012HW5WRE&pd_rd_w=oveaI&pf_rd_p=a64be657-55f3-4b6a-91aa-17a31a8febb4&pd_rd_wg=AdibU&pf_rd_r=Q5977YAEMF5FHRG9RQX0&pd_rd_r=e9af072a-3492-4e9c-b39b-b267e62f8000&spLa=ZW5jcnlwdGVkUXVhbGlmaWVyPUExR1k2QlFaNko5QkxCJmVuY3J5cHRlZElkPUEwNjc1MjA0MUZTSjFBMTcySzdRNiZlbmNyeXB0ZWRBZElkPUEwODg1MDk2MkpER1FRQTg2NUFaNyZ3aWRnZXROYW1lPXNwX2RldGFpbF90aGVtYXRpYyZhY3Rpb249Y2xpY2tSZWRpcmVjdCZkb05vdExvZ0NsaWNrPXRydWU&th=1 It is comfortable and not too hot.
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  10. I like 42 because the prevailing wind blows you off the dock. The prevailing wind will blow you onto the dock/walkway in slips 49 & 50.
  11. MontreAl

    Engine Hatch

    What replacement insulation have you selected?
  12. Greetings Boaters, I would like to install direct wired air circulation fans in the cabin of our Sig270. Quiet operation is a must. Perhaps multiple speeds and oscillation? Suggestions please, MontreAl
  13. Greg, as you know, I have the same boat and I think it is a bargain at the price you are asking. Good Luck, Albert
  14. JohnZ, I also had high water pressure at the pull out sprayer in the cockpit. I think it was due to its proximity to the water pump. My replacement faucet was from the home Depot and helped a lot with that because I could regulate the flow. My pull out sprayer was either all on or all off. The expansion tank provided more consistent water pressure and reduced pump run time. When I am back in front of my computer I will try to resend the photos.
  15. Thanks for the encouragement, Greg. Interesting, we have the same boat and are quite close to one another as our home port is in Venice.
  16. Thanks SST. Good suggestions. I do have a radar arch and the Okeechobee waterway locks do not have cables. There are rope lines to hang onto as the water level changes and I may be able to use your technique.
  17. Happy New Year fellow boaters, I am considering a bit of an adventure aboard the JAH Love. My S.O. needs to work and I will have some time alone with our boat on the gulf coast of Florida. I want to travel the Okeechobee waterway from the West to East coast of Florida. We have done this trip together and I am confident passing through locks with 2 crew. Can it be done with one? I have searched for videos and can only fine those about narrow European canal locks. Has anyone locked their boat single handed? How does one handle both a bow and stern line at the same time?
  18. Are you using this rather than Merc High Performance Gear Oil?
  19. My mistake. Here it is: https://photos.app.goo.gl/UtsQULkJutJCzRR17
  20. Hatem, Thanks for your interest. I believe the definition you use for Jah is correct. There are also songs titled "Jah Love" - you can find them on youtube. In 2010, my 30 year old son lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. When he passed he was taking a treatment break and staying with Rasta family friends in Jamaica. I bought our un-named Sig 270 in 2011 and my daughter thought of the name JAH Love. JAH are the initials of my deceased son's name. This past November 11, he would have been 40 years old. Please let me know if you are unable to view the photo I posted. Happy Friday.
  21. Here we are this past week entering our favorite anchorage at Don Pedro State Park: https://photos.google.com/photo/AF1QipOvnpRukF6y3FwnI3j1-Usl1Dg1ajwuRNzCSWEC
  22. Never tried any epoxy products. Will investigate for future projects. Thanks
  23. I like Defender. They do not however have the motor alone.
  24. They didn't actually. I was running on one blower for a while and then when the second one quit I decided it was time to do something about it.
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