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  • Birthday 07/24/1967

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    Milpitas, CA

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    time to move up... engine(s) question

    No comments from the OP?
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    time to move up... engine(s) question

    I'm sorry....I bought the boat used and I've only had it for eight years now. The risers and bellows were done then and they are still good. The bellows and outdrive were done a few years later. The spark plug, oil change, and impellors I do myself. I am due for outdrive service again at the end of the season. But I don't think I am paying for twice the amount for service just because I have two engines. Maybe twice for the materials but the labor rate isn't twice as long. Unless my mechanic isn't billing me correctly.
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    Check for Chartplotter/GPS Updates

    Yes you should sign up for with the updates on the lowrance website. They will email you when there is an update for your unit.
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    time to move up... engine(s) question

    I have a 1999 2835 which is the 285 now with twins. I can't imagine having the boat with a single. With the twins the hole shot is great. I can take the kids knee boarding and get up on plane just as fast as the kids do. Yes you have twice the maintenance but it's basically oil changes and impellers. I haven't had anything major done yet so I'm lucky. Fuel consumption is not too bad. I feel with twin I can run at a lower rpm versus a single to maintain the same speed. So your not really burning twice the fuel, but you are burning more. At 28 feet that is probably where you are on the fence for a single or twin engine boat. Good luck.
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    Anchor recommendations

    This Lewmar Anchor might fit. Might have to trim the ends down to fit your anchor holder. Lewmar Anchor
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    2013 206 SSI-getting to top end

    4 blade props are for hole shots and great for conering, less prop slippage. You could go stainless and pick up a 1-2 mph. Or go with a "cupped" prop that allows for less slippage.
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    2013 206 SSI-getting to top end

    Don't worry about not hitting the 50 mph mark. It does nothing but burns a lot of fuel. I like to cruise at 3000 rpm. It's a good cruising speed and very economic. Am I cheap, not really, but when I go WOT, i always ask myself after, "why did I just burn all that fuel up?" Your boat looks like it's in great condition. Are you just bummed because you can't get to the 45 mph mark? If you take the tower off and empty the boat out and just run with 20 gallons of fuel, you should get close. Good luck....i like your boat.
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    2018 257 SSX weight

    Oopps....missed that part. Sorry....5500lbs then is my guess.
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    2018 257 SSX weight

    You'll be surprised at how heavy those boats and trailers are after you load it up with fuel / water / gear. I guess you'll be close to the 6200 weight with the trailer and boat with fuel and gear.
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    Sunshine kills my gelcoat

    You guys with garages or RV garages are lucky to be able to keep your toys inside.
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    Get 3M spray glue that can use a red plastic tube (i.e. WD40) and poke the tip into the headliner and spray. Then use a piece of cardboard or a ruler and smooth the headliner out.
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    Sunshine kills my gelcoat

    wow that looks great. good job.
  13. I'm confused when you say the boat side wiring harness? Did you not remove the old radio harness as well?
  14. Jjlai724

    Replaced arch tower light and lost wire in the tower.

    I would either get an electricians fish tape or fiberglass rod and put it up or down your tower post and see if you can pull in the wire back in. Or get a long ball chain from Michaels and toss it down your tower and see if you can fish it out with a magnet and then pull the wire back in. https://www.amazon.com/2-30-Stainless-Steel-Chain-Necklaces/dp/B0070F1LX8/ref=sr_1_28?keywords=long+ball+chain&qid=1565709880&s=gateway&sr=8-28