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    JBL head unit upgrade

    Gotcha. Thanks.
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    JBL head unit upgrade

    WWT, can you power those Dongles off of the amp wire (blue one) from the head unit? Also, do they have to be line of sight?
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    Help identifying knob on the dash - 275 SSI

    It's for the Flux Capacitor. OK, surprised no one threw that in yet. You got all the right answers above. Welcome to the group.
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    Painted trailer and salt water

    Matt, that red tide thing is down by Ft. Meyers. I agree with what you said about rentals. We rent a boat every year in Destin, mostly pontoons though. I'm used to getting to my destination in half the time at home. Still fun to get out onto the water and I have a pretty good knowledge of the waterways down there as a result. Would love to end up in the area some day but life will probably just limit us to visits. Still can't believe you towed the Toddler to the desert. Wow, what a trip.
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    JBL head unit upgrade

    We also use an aux cord to connect to the phone. Well, when we are not listening to CDs. Yes, we are a bit old school.
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    1992 1900SL Construction

    Outboard motors are titled separately so they can hit you with another charge for a sticker for the motor in addition to the boat. At least that's how it is here in MO.
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    Hurricane Florence.

    Brick and Chaparral are in Georgia and when the storm came in, Brick took a non boating trip with his Airstream to a lake in Alabama.
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    Hurricane Florence.

    What's funnier is all of the spoofs that people have been posting. https://www.facebook.com/brent.reaves/videos/1929522757127499/
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    230 SSI Recommendations

    Huh? That would make it a Bravo One .
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    Outdrive oil gone

    +1. Run your hand over it and see if you pick up any oil. Mine leaks from the connection to the reservoir. Not much, I just top it off every month, about 1/2 inch in the reservoir. The connection to the outdrive is just to the starboard side of the raw water cooling hose. Hope yours is easier to access than mine.....
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    Trailer winch strap replacement

    Looking at mine again, my keel bunks are so close, there's no room for a roller between them.
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    Need a Prop for my 204 ssi

    I'm not sure about VP, but I think you can just change the lower part of the outdrive on a Merc Bravo to go from a single to a dual prop or vice versa. Sometimes some gearing changes are needed. An Alpha is an Alpha is an Alpha. Always single, well unless you do twins.
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    Trailer winch strap replacement

    You know, this got me curious. I don't remember any on my old Prestige trailer that sat under my Crownline, either. Found some pics and zoomed it. None.... Both trailers just have the winch stand roller.
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    230 SSI Recommendations

    Well that's a whole different animal and should be fine in the 230.
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    Trailer winch strap replacement

    My trailer has no keel rollers. The bunks do all of the work.
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    Trailer winch strap replacement

    Well, I do bump the throttle a bit to get it up on the bunks, just not all the way to the roller. Usually I am within 3 ft. or so. Our river ramps are all in harbors and are concrete as far down as I can see or back the trailer down. Unloading we do the reverse. Engine is in idle reverse while the Admiral backs the truck down till the boat idles off. I guess you could call what we do "Light Power Loading?"
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    H2O 19 200 hp or H2O 21 250 hp can't decide?

    Coming for the 2019 model year....
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    Bimini cover extension (visor connection)

    Considering the age of your boat, a dealer should still be able to get one for you. If not, follow bricks suggestion.
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    dead head

    Nice. Picture didn't post but the link does work.
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    H2O 19 200 hp or H2O 21 250 hp can't decide?

    I bet the 50 HP does even things out. The 21 H2O is very similar in size and weight to my 210 SS and I have no issues with performance or cockpit and storage space, although I did get creative when it came to adding access to some dead space. (see my vids on my Youtube link in my signature) I've had my 210 up to 51 on my GPS (light load), will do 48 to 50 anytime depending on the wind and water, with my 5.0 MPI Alpha. Usually cruises easily at 30 MPH @ 3000 RPMs with my cruising prop.
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    H2O 19 200 hp or H2O 21 250 hp can't decide?

    I'd say 21 for sure. It's easy spending other peoples money.
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    Trailer winch strap replacement

    Years ago a friend of mine power loaded with a bit too much throttle and bent his winch stand and gouged the boat. I power up till it stops then winch the boat the rest of the way up as the Admiral backs the trailer deeper into the water. Works well for us.
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    Sunesta 236 w 5.0 UNDER POWERED?

    Futzin's pics show all skiers on 2 skis behind the 5.0 and slalom skiers behind his 350 MAG. Did you say you slalom ski??
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    Weather Watching

    Denny, do you need to have cell coverage for the app to work??
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    230 SSI Recommendations

    +1. A carbed 5.7 will be 250 HP. If this is a 220 HP carbed 5.0, I think it will be a little weak. What outdrive does it have?