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  1. "Chesapeake" itself is a great name, here's more from its Upper portion: Bohemia River Havre de Grace Cara Cove Turkey Point Cabin John Still Pond Hacks Point That's all within an hour ride of my marina, which would be maybe 10% of the length of the entire Chesapeake. It's a massive body of water with thousands of destinations.
  2. Already been out three times this season, but considering actually getting into the water this weekend, which is the official start. Have some friends joining us on board, probably shooting over to Fishing Battery Island or Back Creek off the Sass.
  3. Just a thought, with standing water there use a toilet plunger on the drain. The shock waves through the water may dislodge the bilge drain blockage... like in a clogged toilet...
  4. Could be as a simple as loose or corroded battery connections. Hot engine bay increases resistance in the electrical system, increasing load and exposing bad connections. Scotchbrite or sandpaper the terminals and wire ends at the battery, coat with dialectric grease to prevent oxidation. Same can be said of any connection along the starter pathway, including at the starter and grounds. Or bad relay.
  5. My point has to do with possible help that Chap may offer. If this were a salvage boat, Chap is off the hook, if it is due to mold inclusions, OP may want to pursue.
  6. Hurricane Sandy boats weren't sold as-is, damage was typically covered up, like flood cars.
  7. Wet slip: sits in water all season. Not trailered, on lift, or high and dry.
  8. Submerge her for a while with gel coat breaches and you have one boat soaked to the core.
  9. Any chance Hurricane Sandy boat?
  10. Possibly a real fail captured here. Not sure where someone could be hiding on board, and I suppose a few hundred loops later and the boat could have simply run out of fuel:
  11. But according to your location, you boat on the Chesapeake? You must be in constant pucker mode!
  12. Hey, it's not my cup of tea, either, too many compromises for my taste, but for those people who are die hard wake surfers this offers a "safe" (to humans) solution. I wouldn't equate it with XDP, that was a failure of design no matter what kind of use. Again, if you're going to ignore nav aids and rip your sterndrive boat through super skinny water, the real problem is at the captain's helm.
  13. Perhaps, but I've seen plenty of photos of rear facing drives separated from their boats around the Chesapeake, due to submerged object strikes (logs? Not many rocks on the Chesapeake). When hitting something solid at speed, I think it's a crap shoot if you get your vectors "right".
  14. Honestly, not sure a conventional facing outdrive would have fared much better in this situation... hazardous area doesn't care what drive you run.
  15. Tear the drive off and you'll fill he bilge real quick. Driveshaft bellows aren't protecting u-joints from water at that point.