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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!
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    SUPER BOWL LIII LA Rams vs New England Patriots.

    who cares! Nobody wants to see the Patriots again!:)
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    F150 going electric?

    I read that the Tesla is not up to the safety or quality standards of the industry.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!
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    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.
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    Trim tabs for a 256 SSI

    +1 on the black powder coating. Holds up great and looks way better than the bare metal
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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.
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    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!!
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    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.
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    Any upstate NY boaters here?

    NE PA for me. But I know there are a few NYers on here
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    What to do if I suffer mechanical failure....

    Oh, and one other thing, don't be afraid to message certain members on this site if you are in trouble. Trust me, been there, done that a few times with my pal Wingnut!!
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    What to do if I suffer mechanical failure....

    as Wingnut states, get the manuals and learn as much about your mechanical equipment as you can. Keep a good tool box and spare parts on board. And get a Sea Tow or Boat US membership in case you can't fix the problem. The best defense is to be proactive and keep up with your maintenance. I've had to change out my IAC valve on the water as well as change a prop (not practical now that I have a Bravo III). I also carry a jumper box that I've used to jump other boaters.
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    Key Largo - Key West

    Back on the topic of Key West, my Admiral booked a 1 week vacation for the 2 of us the 1st week of March. This is my 50th B-Day present! I can't wait for warm weather, and cocktails by the water!! It'll be weird going away without the kids but it'll be nice to be able to party and enjoy the Key West lifestyle!
  20. I'm with you on this weather! I don't have any of the aches & pains but it sure does destroy ones morale! Thankful that my kids are so involved in sports that it keeps me busy and my mind off the weather!
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    Key Largo - Key West

    All those "blue hairs" down there in FL have nothing better to do but spy on their neighbors!:) The whole state is sinking into the ocean and they're constantly trying to find sand to pump in. Yuk, I'll pass. It's the Carolinas for me!
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    Key Largo - Key West

    if memory serves me, there was a lot of marsh land so we were on plane most of the time
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    Key Largo - Key West

    my buddy moved to Palm Coast several years ago and he kept his Monterey 25 BR. He boats on the Inter-Coastal (Matanzas River) up to St. Augustine & down to Flagler Beach. He's very happy there. Has his boat on a lift behind the house on a canal. St. Augustine was a blast when we went to visit. Nice boat ride from Palm Coast
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    Key Largo - Key West

    when we used to go, my in-laws owned several commercial properties and their partner owned several residential properties. All of which were ranchers so we stayed in one of them every year. i don't recall flooding ever being a concern there but their homes weren't on the canals. My in-laws (& my wife) just sold off all of the properties this year as they felt it was the right time. So that's why we may try the Keys for a winter getaway this year. When I grow up, I will be retiring on a lake in either NC or SC. FL is a bit too hot and overcrowded for me but I love the Carolinas. Still hot but not quite as bad. And we are lake people---the admiral isn't an ocean girl and I'm a bit anal retentive about salt on my boat:)
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    Key Largo - Key West

    we used to go to Naples for a week every winter. We really loved it there. Nice boating, nice beaches, nice down town district. If I were moving to FL I'd look there. I took the Ferry from Marco Island to Key West a couple times too. That was always a fun trip.
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