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  1. Go for the biggest boat you can afford if you want to do over nights on it. For towing, just stay within the tow limits of your vehicle. And don't forget to consider over wide permits for your state and maybe a non-commercial class A for the weight of your boat and trailer. Good luck on your search and post pics if you are successful on your upgrade.
  2. I like the layout of the 267SSX. And the windlass should be standard on all boats. Who wants to get their hands dirty hoisting up an anchor?
  3. I went with Ocean LED's. Bought them on Amazon for a decent price. I bought the ones that switch to blue or green. But now it looks like you can use a phone app and make them change to all sorts of different colors.
  4. It's a big boat and it has a big fuel tank and it can hold a lot of people. Just saying make sure you have the power you need so you don't have any regrets.
  5. I think your final drive ratio on your out drive will dictate the top end speed as well. The 287 is a big boat and twins are nice for maneuvering. One big block will make it easier for maintenance since the twins are really squeezed into the bilge area.
  6. I take the hose from the dock and hold the pedal down and pump fresh water in as the pump out is going on. Run this process til all I get is clear water getting pumped out.
  7. You will probably need a horizontal windlass such as the Lewmar 700. Unless you get one with a wireless remote, you may want to install foot buttons up by the windlass to operate the up and down function while you are there tending to the anchor. Mine only has controls at the helm so I need to tend to the up and down while my son is on the bow with the anchor. He's the one that needs to clear the weeds off the hook anyways. Not me....
  8. Have you called Lewmar customer service about this issue?
  9. Are you using the correct size rope for your windlass? Is it slipping when you are retrieving your anchor or when you are on the hook?
  10. The fly bridge will give you better visibility when docking and cruising. It will also allow you to see into the water more for reefs or rocks when cruising slowly close to shore if the water is clear. The boat won't feel top heavy since the beam is wider and the overall weight of the boat is much more than your current boat. I'd go with a fly bridge if you are looking into a 40 foot range.
  11. You might have a sump on board and need to turn that on as well when using your sink or shower on the boat. Never figured out why there is a sump when it still drains it over board. https://jet.com/product/detail/e64fe334db3e4802aa4d77d0a78cbe19?jcmp=pla:ggl:NJ_dur_Gen_Sporting_Goods_a1:Sporting_Goods_Boating_Boat_Pumps_a1:na:PLA_783891031_42653237978_pla-306956722481:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15&pid=kenshoo_int&c=783891031&is_retargeting=true&clickid=b17c0bba-8f6e-4e8f-9701-129c7a15ce44&gclid=Cj0KCQjwjdLOBRCkARIsAFj5-GAXHsWDrVQsNSfv3ohyHy2btnddP68O-wXwZYi9NuaU1pBMpmJiClgaAhT6EALw_wcB
  12. I would definitely put the windlass on the top of the list. Best thing for cuddy boats. The dual power frige I would skip unless you have a generator or three batteries. The refrigerator will drain a battery in a day without a problem. And unless you are out on the water for multiple days, a cooler works just fine. Get a Yeti or R-Tic cooler for two or three day excursions. I use a Yeti cooler and freeze milk gallon jugs and it works great for two days on the water. The battery charger works great for me. I have shore power capability too, but I don't dock at a marina at night. Good luck.
  13. I'd go with the 20p prop. I believe when you go from a 4 blade to a 3 blade you increase one step. If you go to the 21p you might be a few hundred RPM from your redline.
  14. You could get somebody to put a wrap on top of the gel coat. It's pricey, but they can do it.
  15. Change those nuts out for nylon lock nuts.