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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

    SUPER BOWL LIII LA Rams vs New England Patriots.

    I agree even though I can't stand Shawn Payton and was happy he lost!
  2. MonkeySeaII

    SUPER BOWL LIII LA Rams vs New England Patriots.

    who cares! Nobody wants to see the Patriots again!:)
  3. MonkeySeaII

    F150 going electric?

    I read that the Tesla is not up to the safety or quality standards of the industry.
  4. MonkeySeaII

    F150 going electric?

    no doubt. Doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me unless it's just a person who drives a pick up truck for light deliveries in a city.
  5. MonkeySeaII

    F150 going electric?

    electric vehicles are only feasible in an urban area. They just don't have the range for people who live in a more rural setting.
  6. MonkeySeaII

    How I envy you guys with large garages....

    I don't miss those days of not having a garage for the boat. I used to put my sunbrella cockpit cover on, then my Sharkskin over it. Then I'd wrap the entire boat with a massive blue tarp. When it snowed, I'd have to immediately sweep it off. But for the past 10 years, I've stored it in my in-laws corrugated garage/barn. No heat or lights but better than outside!
  7. MonkeySeaII

    Thoughts on the new Supra? (car)

    I'm right there with you. My dream car was a Supra Turbo in HS. Also 86-87. I had a friend who go one and I was so jealous.
  8. MonkeySeaII

    Trim tabs for a 256 SSI

    +1 on the black powder coating. Holds up great and looks way better than the bare metal
  9. MonkeySeaII

    Trim tabs for a 256 SSI

    I also put them on my 256. Very good investment. I use them to keep the ride level when going at slow speeds pulling a tube. I also love them when I have a full boat load to keep the bow down while planing and keeping level side to side. I used the Bennett 12x12. Very sorry to hear about Tom. He was a class guy and very helpful. I remember blowing out a cylinder while on vacation in NC. I contacted Tom and they overnighted me a replacement to my vacation home at no charge. Took 15 minutes to replace the cylinder at the boat ramp, then back in the water we went.
  10. MonkeySeaII

    Silent choice exhaust systems

    I had my B3 props labbed by BBlades. It made an improvement in the mid range acceleration and cruise speed, but not top end. I also have a K&N filter--did nothing. Unfortunately, these boats aren't like your Baja. They ride deep in the water, they don't ride on a pad or anything like a performance boat does. I'm really into performance boats too and have researched everything. You need upwards of 700+ horsepower and Bravo 1 to get significant speed out of these boats. A former owner of a 256SSi added a supercharger & a B1 to his boat. He was running over 700 hp and his top end was 70. I wish Baja would bring back the Islander line. To me that would be the best of both worlds. Speed and space
  11. MonkeySeaII

    Silent choice exhaust systems

    I believe Wingnut hits low 60s with his 496 HO/B3. Best I ever saw was 57 with my 496/B3. That was going with the current on a cool Spring day
  12. MonkeySeaII

    Bought a second home

    congrats! Once my kids are off to college, the wife & I are planning to move South. But likely the Carolinas on a large lake.
  13. MonkeySeaII

    Silent choice exhaust systems

    I'm in the minority in that I LOVE my thru-hull exhaust and it's open mostly all of the time. I love the sweet sound of a Big Block! Does it add performance: No. Would I spend the money to add it: ehh, maybe depending on the cost. As far as performance goes, unfortunately, our boats ride very "wet" and are not designed for speed. So it takes a heck of a lot of horsepower to make it go fast.
  14. MonkeySeaII

    Bravo III Failure

    Glad you got your situation squared away. In my case, I have the drive pulled every 3 years to inspect the gimbal bearing and check the alignment. Don't think that would've helped in your case but I'm a firm believer in Preventative maint. I'm on 450 hours on my 496 B3 with no issues. Knock on wood!!
  15. MonkeySeaII

    255 SSI

    great boat. It's just that bowriders became more popular for the extra space. Most people weren't actually using the cuddy for anything more than storage.