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MonkeySeaII

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  1. MonkeySeaII

    The Baja

    I rode on a buddy of mine's 37 footer with twin 600 hp engines. Tops in the mid 90s. Boy was that fun!! When he started it up you felt the rumble in your gut.
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    The Baja

    yes, I agree. Our Chap was a compromise. I got the big block and captains call exhaust and mid-50's speed and she gets her roomy bowrider. Really has been a great boat for us for the last 10 yrs.
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    The Baja

    I've always been a big fan of Go Fast Boats. Baja was always a solid boat for the money with great looks IMO. Unfortunately the Admiral doesn't share my love of high performance and the sweet sound of an American Big Block!
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    Cover for just storing boat

    no, it has velcro & elastic openings that go around the arch. And no, it's not a tight seal so I typically put this cover on over my cockpit cover. It goes down over the rubrail so it keeps the boat clean.
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    Cover for just storing boat

    I have a Westland semi-custom cover. Was not crazy expensive but is a nice solid cover for storage. I don't trailer with it or use it while the boat is in the slip. I use it for winter storage as well as when it sits in the driveway.
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    Lubricants for Mercruiser

    for the points you list, I use light weight 2 stroke oil in a small pump bottle. I coat the areas you list. I like BOSHIELD better than WD-40 for corrosion resistance
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    Boat cleaning/waxing questions

    925. My fiberglass guy said that's the best
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    Boat cleaning/waxing questions

    I use Meguiar's spray wax on the interior gelcoat surfaces and 303 on the vinyl. Exterior I use 3M compound and polish and Colonite wax. I use the same wax on the arch.
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    Help with new trailer

    I use a lock instead of the pin that came with the trailer
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    Help with new trailer

    i have the same trailer. the pin goes in the ball latch to prevent it from popping open
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    question about trailer brakes

    fix the brakes. In an emergency you don't want to rely on your truck only. Plus there may be some legal ramifications.
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    Towing Survey/Question

    I work for a Swedish company and last time I was over there, every car I saw was diesel. Our rental car was a VW wagon with a diesel.
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    Hull Cleaning

    I use a plastic paint roller tray and a soft deck brush on a pole. Basically like painting the bottom. I can get most of the hull this way. Then at the end of the season I will don my glasses, gloves, etc. and crawl underneath and use a hand brush to get the areas I can't get from above. Unfortunately, it's tough not to get any on the trailer but I keep the hose close by to continuously rinse it. I have an aluminum trailer with galvanized cross beams. It stains the galvanized steal. So I have a spray can of cold galvanizing paint to retouch. TIP: don't get ON/OFF on the chrome logos on the boat. It will stain the chrome.
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    Hull Cleaning

    On/Off Hull Cleaner. Been using it for 10 years and it works with very little to no elbow grease. Just wear rubber gloves because it will burn your skin.
  16. MonkeySeaII

    Alpha or Bravo Drive

    big difference in the size
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    Thru Haul Exhaust

    I'm with you there buddy!!
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    Thru Haul Exhaust

    Whoa, hold on, lets not get carried away!! LOL. I haven't gotten there yet! I installed a subwoofer 2 years ago. A few weeks ago she was napping so I cranked up the stereo. I told her I was testing out the sub and it has to be past a certain volume in order to work properly. LOL
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    Thru Haul Exhaust

    My wife used to complain relentlessly until I hit the Captains Call but over the years she has given up and gotten used to it
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    Engine Removal Proceedure

    I have seen lots of complete Merc 496 Mags on the used market with low hours. You see a lot of high performance guys pulling them to upgrade to big power. Not so many VP engines tho. "Funny story", my buddy bought a brand new 2017 Cobalt last year. It has the VP 300 engine. He lost most of this summer to have a brand new engine put in under warranty because there was some issue with the remote oil filter bracket on that particular engine. Evidently it broke off while running 35 mph, dumping all of the oil into the bilge and toasting the engine!
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    Engine Removal Proceedure

    do you have a Merc or VP? What size engine?
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    Thru Haul Exhaust

    now you're starting to sound like a grumpy old man!
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    Thru Haul Exhaust

    Thru HULL! No, I've seen some new ones out there with thru hull exhaust. But it seems that most people don't opt for it anymore. I guess noise laws and a lot of people preferring the quiet have outnumbered those of us who love the growl of American muscle!
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    Engine Removal Proceedure

    So I have to ask, why are you pulling your engine? Rebuild?
  25. Learned some lessons this season. 1st one was with StarBrite black streak remover. It does a great job removing the black streaks from the boat but it also bleaches out the gelcoat. Meaning you can see exactly where it was sprayed and where it dripped down the boat. 2nd lesson was using Mold Armor to remove the green mold from in and around the rubrail. I now have bleached out drips going down the side of the boat on the black gelcoat! I tried compounding it with no success. Hoping the sun will fade the stains away!!
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