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  1. Mikemapva

    Virginia to Tampa Bay on the ICW

    Greg, Sounds like a great trip that we hope to do someday. We currently boat in VA, and vacation near you in Florida where we have done some boating, but need to do the whole trip in between. Glad you had good weather and did all of your planning for going outside when you could. Mike
  2. Mikemapva

    Dinette sofa/Couch Removal - 2000 Sig 300

    Awesome! I'm glad I could help! I definitely get that way too. My boat is under shrinkwrap at the marina, and I need to head down and start some chores, but haven't been down yet. Got in the mood today by going to a boat show. Mike
  3. Mikemapva

    Dinette sofa/Couch Removal - 2000 Sig 300

    Hi, we have the same dinette and it was the same color until we reupholstered last winter with a very slightly different color. If I remember correctly, we had to do the following to get it out (it's 3 pieces if I remember correctly. In the cabinet to the right there are some screws attached to it that were easy to get to and see. On the left side, we had to take out the drawer assembly under the vberth, and then there were some really long screws at an angle that attached to the backrest. I think the the center piece was not actually attached, but wedged between the other two.
  4. Mikemapva

    Help me pick out a boat...

    Drew, I think all of the boats you're looking at are good boats. The only one I've had personal experience with is the Sea Ray 250 Sundancer and I already gave you my opinion on that one on the other board. I was always interested in the Doral's, but there was never one for sale near me to look at while I was looking. That was pre bankruptcy though, so a different situation. A couple other boats you might want to consider are the Larson Cabrio 240 and 260 and the Wellcraft Martinique 2400 and 2600. They're similar to the other ones on your list. Mike
  5. Mikemapva

    Replacement cabinet knobs etc.

    Did you replace these with the ones from the hardware hut? I'm curious as to how they have worked out. Mike
  6. Mikemapva

    Cabin door cracked...can it be repaired?

    Stimpy, I wonder if it's possible to find a used door somewhere. http://www.usedboatequipment.com/boat-salvage-yards/
  7. Mikemapva

    Replacement cabinet knobs etc.

    Those look good. Let me know how they turn out!
  8. Mikemapva

    Replacement cabinet knobs etc.

    Somehow I cut off the bottom of my message when I cut and paste so here's the rest. These fit my old boat, but not sure on this one as i need to measure. There are also some instructions on how to replace them from a user on that board. #229.01.677 Knob, plastic, nickel#229.03.608 Rosette, plastic, nickel (1/2" door)#229.03.626 Rosette, plastic, nickel (for tambour doors)----------------------------------------------------------------------------I knocked the old rosettes out from the backside with a screwdriver (against the rim of the rosette) and a few knocks with a hammer. As I installed the first of the new rosettes I noticed it was going in very tight and actually caused the knob to bind against the inside of the rosette. Upon closer inspection, I found the holes in the door were just a tad small and not perfectly round which was causing the rosette to deform very slightly as I pushed it into the hole. I noticed that Sea Ray had alleviated the problem by shaving the inside of the old rosette. I opted to just use a 1/4" drill bit (mounted in a drill with the drill on high) and sort of "shave" the inside of the door's hole (in the areas that appeared out-of-round) until the rosette fit snug, but not tight. Took about 15 minutes to do all 5 doors - no big deal. But, maybe you won't have that problem.
  9. Mikemapva

    Replacement cabinet knobs etc.

    Hi Eric, I've got the same boat as you and I need to replace mine as well, but haven't gotten around to it as we had a couple big projects this year to include new dinette upholstery, shifter controls and windlass repair. I previously had a Sea Ray and belong to their message board as well and I think this information I got on there may help you out. I'm pretty sure that Hafele is the manufacturer of our knobs and here is a link to some catalog pages and some contact info for Hafele. Hope this helps. http://www.hafele.com/us/external/ca...2013/10.57.pdfhttp://www.hafele.com/us/external/ca...2013/10.58.pdfhttp://www.hafele.com/us/external/ca...2013/10.59.pdfI hope this helps and if it does and you would like to order some,please let me know your zip code and I'll be glad to refer you to alocal Hafele dealer in your area that you can order from.Hafele America Co.3901 Cheyenne Drive Archdale, NC 27263www.hafele.com/usAshley Bush Customer Service SpecialistTel: 1-800-423-3531 x6836 Fax: 1-800-325-6197sales@hafeleamericas.com------------------------------------------------------------------------Robert MannOutside Sales RepresentativeGeneral Supply Company2651 Baglyos CircleBethlehem, Pa. 18020610-882-2141 - P610-882-2820 - F610-905-5565 - Mobilermann@generalsupplycompany.com
  10. Mikemapva

    Potomac River DC/MD/VA?

    We won't be in until later in the month. Not sure what date yet.
  11. Mikemapva

    Potomac River DC/MD/VA?

    Do you mean Coles Point Marina? If so, we were there a few years ago for 2 quick stops. One at the restaurant bar,and the other to get fuel. It was OK at the time, with some older docks, but I've read that they have been improving the facilities. The restaurant is being run by an award winning chef from the DC area. I've never stopped at Point Lookout, but the DC sea ray dealer used to have a rendezvous there every year when we had our Sea Ray. Not sure if that is still the case. I'm pretty sure that the PRYC (Potomac River Yacht Club Association) had their big rendezvous there in 2015. Last year, the only marina we made it to for an overnight was Captain John's on Cobb Island. We were attempting a long run up the Bay but got turned around by weather. Captain John's was a nice basic overnight stop. Very affordable, well protected behind the island, and has a good restaurant on site. Colonial Beach is a good stop as well. It's an actual town that you can walk around as opposed to a lot of places on the Potomac that are kind of off on their own. Hope that helps.
  12. Mikemapva

    Potomac River DC/MD/VA?

    Welcome to the area! I'm on the Occoquan at Fairfax Yacht Club, but run up to DC occasionally.
  13. Mikemapva

    Where to splash near Washington Marina?

    One of the easiest places to launch would be just across the river at Gravelly Point, just north of National Airport. It's a quick run from there to Haines Point, and up the channel to Washington Marina. It's also free to launch there. Columbia Island Marina may have a ramp as well, but you would need to call. My boat is at Captain John S. Beach for the winter, and that would be a run of about 1 1/2 hours all the way into Washington Marina. Hope that helps. Mike
  14. Mikemapva

    What Cruiser Would You Buy?

    Looks like you're by Cantina Marina in this picture. The older boat is the former Presidential Yacht Sequoia. I think the modern one is a boat called Moksha that is available for charter on the river.
  15. Mikemapva

    Feedback on 1998-1999 Signature 300

    I own a 2001 Signature 300 with the 5.0 and duoprops. Bought it in November 2012. So far, we haven't had any big issues with it. Things I need to do this winter include replacing the push in knobs in the cabinets in the cabin (the plastic inside wears out, and they need to be replaced), need to reupholster part of my dinette in the cabin (not sure what caused that to disinegrate), and need to fix a stiff shifter. I don't think any of these issues are specific to the model. We love the power of the powertrain. It pops up on plane effortlessly, and I've run it as fast as 48 mph on the GPS. Mike