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    Out side of Boston
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    I am a computer tech by trade. I like working with my hands ether building or fixing things. Into R.C. planes, woodworking but not my strong point.

    I love boating and going to new places by boat. In some cases it been a fun and a learning curve. At times living on the boat up to a week on vac.

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  2. When I think of my Sig 290 (9500lbs) with twin 4.3 225hp each and sucking down 20GPH. To Cyclops boat that is 3,500 heaver and 70hp more. Its sounds about right.
  3. Ask your self, what are you planning to do with the boat? It sound like you can pick up a used boat that may even have more. Is speed important to you? I just went from a Sig 290 that cruses at 25 to 26 knots to a trawler that cruses at 10 knots. A lot more comfort and options that even a Sig 330 can not offer.
  4. Why not bottom paint and save the money on gas and a diver? I painted my drives to, it all worked out well!
  5. Your not stating year or engine type. Not that it really matters. BUT, all boats are expensive to maintain. Whos doing the work? Its sounds like this is your first boat. Plan on spending 1 to 2 grand more and not to talk you out of it! You will need fenders, lines, PFDs, maybe upgrade the sound system, extra starting battery. Maybe a VHF, GPS, tools, spare parts, pump to change the oil and more. Upkeep on the trailer if you need one. Boats are great, but don't kid your self and take a boating course.
  6. Let me know. This site is getting stupid with all the spamming going on.
  7. Iggy

    Going bigger

    The Sig 290 is basically sold and I did it though Facebook. I took a deposit and passing papers next week. To be honest about it, I wanted a 34 to 36 footer. My wife wanted this boat. But it was too good to pass up! I have already install a Siren Marine alarm system. At home it tells me, you may want to get one for this. Voltage of my house and starting batteries, if you loose shore power, doors and GPS position. You can set it up for high water alarm, temp, if pumps are turning on and more. The solar system, I have most of it mounted but the panels. Right now I have them resting
  8. Look into Highfield Inflatables. https://www.highfieldboats.com/ They make from 6 feet to 30. For inflatables, they don't get any better.
  9. My past boats have been a closed system. They all ways ran in the 165 to a 175 range.
  10. Is this a closed system or open? I would say something is wrong. Most engines like to run at the 165 to 175 range. That when they run there best, but thats me...... Yes, poke a hole and wait a few minutes. I always warm the engine up a little which thins the oil out. Than I use puppy pads to catch and clean up.
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