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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. they don't use the same blocks anymore
  2. I have the Bennett hydraulic. They were easy to install. Nice & simple
  3. I had a dealer put Volvo gear lube in my Merc Bravo III a few years ago. I saw it right away. After discussing with my original selling dealership, it was recommended I replace it with Merc oil just to avoid any potential warranty issues. Merc requires the use of its High Performance Gear Lube. As far as engine oil goes, I think that is OK as long as the oil is the proper API certification and the correct grade per the manual
  4. Philly baby!! Born & raised in the Suburbs of Philadelphia. Was born and Eagles fan and have always bled green! I've been waiting for this since I was a kid.
  5. A lot of guys have the 256 with 320 hp and they are happy with it. The 496 is better but if the boat is clean and you like it, it may be worth it.
  6. yes, the lake she is on (and me) is small. I haven't had my hand held VHF out of the bin in 8 years. Haven't even charged it. We are within cell phone range of Tow Boat US. I carry a full tool set and critical spare parts cause I'd rather try to fix something than get towed in. I've changed an IAC on the water once after it fried itself and smoked up the whole boat.
  7. yes, I have fresh water system & vacuflush. I Don't get mine pumped out until it's full. They charge $25 on our lake! At that time, if I need fresh water, I'll fill it up. They all have a hose you can use.
  8. We use our head all of the time. Like you said, that's what it's there for. And with the vacuflush, it's not like you have to touch anything.
  9. eww, thumbs down! I got so sick of the road noise from the Toyos. My truck came stock with Goodyear street tires and while they are lame looking, they sure are quiet.
  10. Chaparral had the new 267 & 287. They also had a 307, a cruiser and then some smaller boats. There was also one Suncoast. I really like the 267 & 287. The interiors are top notch. I like some of the new features like windlass, power arch and other little convenience items. I felt Chap has separated themselves from other mfgs this year. Monterey looks dated now. Cobalt is pretty much the same. Sea Ray looks OK. Crownline looked cheap. Formula didn't have anything smaller than the 310 and their biggest thing this year was the large outboard powered boats. I didn't even walk in the Regal booth cause I didn't see anything worth looking at in there.
  11. I had a set of Toyos on my last truck and was very pleased with the wear. They were M/Ts so they were loud on the road so I doubt I'd get them again since I rarely see mud! My next tires will probably be the Nitto Ridge Grappler. It's an aggressive looking A/T.
  12. I'll be there Sunday.
  13. really, as long as you properly drain all of the water from the engine, you'll be fine. So many guys don't even use the pink stuff.
  14. I put a gallon of the Stabil Pink anti-freeze that I have leftover out on my deck for a week when we had single digit temps around the clock. Some nights were negative. The gallon did turn to slush and partially freeze. However, it didn't expand at all.
  15. I'm gonna hit the NY show on Sat the 27th. Looks like I'm flying solo this year cause both daughters have travel softball practice. Oh well, no complaining and I can choose my eatery of choice afterwards!!