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About MonkeySeaII

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    Monkey Sea 2
  • Birthday 01/06/1969

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    Moscow, PA
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    Boating, coaching youth Softball, cars, diesel trucks, mechanical engineering

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  1. MonkeySeaII

    This is for Hatem

    Big Brother is always watching!!
  2. MonkeySeaII

    This is for Hatem

    ha ha, that's hilarious!!
  3. MonkeySeaII

    This is for Hatem

    why is it there always seems to be a guy who works out and a hot girl on every Go Fast Boat I see?!?!
  4. MonkeySeaII

    Replacing Trim Tabs

    I changed 1 of my actuators at the boat ramp. I just put a pan under it when I did it because the actuator had fluid in it. Didn't spill any and it took all of 15 minutes. I have Bennett hydraulic tabs. It it's like mine, the line comes into the top piece that is bolted to the hull. You unsrew the bottom part and change it but don't have to mess with the lines.
  5. MonkeySeaII

    This is for Hatem

    I believe this one is the 39 GTX (I could be wrong but I'm pretty sure) This boat would have staggered engines for better center of gravity. Sit down means it has sit down, high back bolster seats rather than Standup bolsters like most go fast boats. Not sure what engines are in it but my buddy's has the Supercharged, 600 hp Merc Racing units which is a 502 CID platform. The old HP500 Merc was built on the 502 platform too but was naturally aspirated (not supercharged). I would venture to guess that 39 has more than 600 hp. Those things are fast!!
  6. MonkeySeaII

    This is for Hatem

    No, my buddy has a 37' Stiletto. Similar but slightly different lines. His has Merc 600 SCI engines and they rumble your entire belly!! I LOVE IT!! I believe this one here is a GTX model which is a "sit down" configuration. They're all awesome!
  7. MonkeySeaII

    Different Prop for Improved Backing?

    was just going to chime in that the Bravo III or Duoprop are so much better going backwards. I slip my boat stern 1st and my dock neighbor thinks I'm a total master at backing in.
  8. MonkeySeaII

    350 mag rebuild or 525 Efi will it fit ?

    My fiberglass guy gave me Collenite a few years ago and I have used it since. He said it's the best stuff.
  9. MonkeySeaII

    350 mag rebuild or 525 Efi will it fit ?

    if I had my way I'd have a big, twin engine hi performance V-Hull boat! But in a household of 3 women, I'm outnumbered and out voted. They don't like the noise or the speed!! However, I veto them every week regarding my exhaust being open!!
  10. MonkeySeaII

    350 mag rebuild or 525 Efi will it fit ?

    But if you do install a 525, please let us know!! I'm a speed freak when it comes to boats! Used to ride sport bikes but going 150 on the road (a desert road) doesn't really work at my age anymore!
  11. MonkeySeaII

    SEI drives?

    friend of mine bought one years ago and was happy with it
  12. MonkeySeaII

    350 mag rebuild or 525 Efi will it fit ?

    I don't think you would realize the gains you want with a 525. Unfortunately, these aren't high performance hulls and cost vs. gain wouldn't be good. There was a guy who put 700 hp into his 256 but only hit 70 with a Bravo 1. The B3 is also limiting factor when going for top speed. Our boats run very "wet" in the water. They don't have a pad or stepped bottom and aren't designed to run high in the water. There is too much wetted surface to get a ton of speed and also a lot of weight. So you kind of reach a peak in the low 60s where adding more and more hp gives minimal gain. I'm a huge fan of performance boats but the sacrifice is practicality and space. I feel our boats are a nice compromise in that they go relatively fast for a family boat but have great amenities and space. My 256 will run mid 50s which is respectable for a family truckster. Would I like to run 90.....absolutely. But I'd prefer all the space that I have.
  13. MonkeySeaII

    Towing with 2007 256 SSX

    I hate pulling a tube from my boat for the same reason as above. The rope drags thru the water
  14. MonkeySeaII

    Does bottom paint look different / is it ugly?

    I removed bottom paint from my old Sea Ray 21 back in the late 90s. It was a bear but is doable. There was a paint removing gel that I brushed on that helped take the paint off. Lots of scraping but it worked.
  15. MonkeySeaII

    Operating 8.2 Merc on muffs - gut check

    I stopped using the muffs because they gave me heart palpitations every time!! I made my own hose connection in front of the water pump. Now I have no worries when I run off the hose.