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  1. tomnjo

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    scchap, I know it's a Merc 200 on this test but I put this out there to point out that it may take a few more ponies to move the hull of the 210 Suncoast vs a V hull. I think I would opt for the 200 and I'm a bit of a cheapsk, er I mean frugal.
  2. tomnjo

    Yamaha F150 or F200?

    Kind of an interesting topic. I just watched Boattest videos for a 210 Suncoast with a Merc 200 and a 210 H20 outboard with a Yamaha 150 and the top speeds were about the same. Couldn't find a test with the Yamaha 200.
  3. Honestly, considering your tow vehicle limitaions, I would not go any larger than a 23 footer. Early 2000 Chap 230s or even Crownline 230s have a lot of freeboard and ride well in rough water conditions.
  4. tomnjo

    Drive Position

    Gear change is done in the bottom of the outdrive. Everything inside the top is always spinning.
  5. tomnjo

    Depth Indicator Too Sensitive

    Ztrem, are you using the factory through hull transducer? If so, it could be going bad. Mine sat right on a trailer bunk and years of the bunk rubbing on it eventually made it inoperable. Had to install a transom mount. It definitely reads better in smoother water. On plane it flashes the depth. At slower speeds and idle it is a consistent reading.
  6. tomnjo

    Vessel view mobile on 5.0mpi

    Will this work on an 03 5.0 MPI?
  7. tomnjo

    210 SS Capacity??

    You got that right. Kids are growing up faster now, too. I am a vertically challenged 5' 2" and most are as tall or taller than me by age 10.
  8. tomnjo

    Boat purchase

    White will also go with any boat that you upgrade to..... My last two two vehicles have been white.
  9. tomnjo

    Looking for input on bow riders

    My 210 SS has a Sunbrella snap on bow curtain. It works pretty well. It got down to a chilly 70 degrees once and we used it. 34 in August? Really? Brrrrr!!!
  10. tomnjo

    Boat purchase

    I got it. I had a laughing smiley at the end of my post.
  11. tomnjo

    Boat purchase

    Well, it was second, bigger, rated for more HP, but OK, I guess that works, too.
  12. tomnjo

    Single Point Drain System Leak

    Even after I use the single point drain, I disconnect most of my hoses when I winterize. Nothing extra ever comes out, but it gives me piece of mind. I just leave it open and dry over the winter.
  13. tomnjo

    210 SS Capacity??

    Ha, not on my label. I think it is over 26 ft. to qualify for that?
  14. tomnjo

    210 SS Capacity??

    The 210 cockpit is very spacious and has one of the most secure feeling bows out there on a 21 foot boat. The bow's depth feels more like a 23 footer.
  15. tomnjo

    Single Point Drain System Leak

    Really? That's one of my favorite parts of this engine.