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  1. MonkeySeaII

    277 Overheating Issues

    because of the design of a boat, ie: pulling in raw seawater, you would not want something other than flexible rubber. You always have the risk of sucking up debris that would destroy a rigid impeller.
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    277 Overheating Issues

    what engine do you have? Merc or Volvo? Merc recommends the impeller change every 3 years. I don't know about Volvo.
  3. 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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    2019 Model Info

    I've seen a few of the Vortex models on the lake. They are definitely very cool looking. I like the styling and the graphics. I'm not a fan of jet boats but the Vortex line is nice
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    Nasty Sewer Smell - Jabsco Manual Pump Head

    I remember my buddies boat had that same type of system. Everytime he pumped the hand pump the entire area would stink like a sewer. Didn't matter how much deodorant he put in the toilet. I don't know the solution but his always stunk.
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    Hurricane Florence.

    I wanna say Chaparral is also in GA. Not 100% sure tho. We spoke to our Aunt/Uncle & cousins who live in coastal NC. Aunt & Uncle live on Emerald Isle, NC. All their homes are OK with minimal damage. However, the flooding is very bad and the beach took a major hit. Massive erosion. It's going to be a long clean up and recovery!
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    Hurricane Florence.

    Brick is in GA as far as I know.
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    Help with vacuflush and fresh water winterizing plans

    I actually think that's not a bad idea to pull the tank out and thoroughly clean it. Would help prevent the stink from getting bad. But I do like Toddler does. Pump out at the marina. Drain water tank. Fill water tank with 2 gallons of A/F. Fill toilet bowl 2-3x with A/F and flush. Run sink until all lines are filled with pink. Done. I have been using Clorox toilet bowl cleaner for 10 years without any problems. I also put a splash of bleach in my water tank everytime I fill it.
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    1994 25.5 SSX

    Looks really clean. 400 hours on a 454 is nothing. Low price for a big boat too.
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    2019 Model Info

    they got rid of the previous 257 SSX. Everything in the SSX line is moving to the new styling
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    Pumpout fitting

    yes!! Walt is getting older & more crotchety every year! It's going to be a nice wknd! I may have to trailer if it stays warm into Oct.
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    Pumpout fitting

    mine is threaded for the cap. But you don't need any special fitting. No need to thread anything in because most places have the tapered rubber fitting. Wilsonville charges $25
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    Pumpout fitting

    I go to Wilsonville. They have a super strong pump. The fitting is just a rubber tapered fitting that he jams into the hole. It seals and evacuates my tank in 2 minutes.
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    Hurricane Florence - 9/12/18

    Wishing all of you in harms way the best of luck. We are praying for you up here in PA!
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    Shout out for your favorite lake or river

    we used to own property in Naples, FL. Love it there. Beautiful on the Gulf Coast. I didn't do any boating down there but we used to go down every winter for a week. We always took the ferry down to the Keys for a day. Key West is a party town and a little young for us but I loved the boat ride down. It's busy down there with "blue hairs" and the traffic is bad. It's very populated to say the least. But the Gulf coast is very nice and Marco Island, Naples, Cape Coral up to Tampa are very nice. Hurricanes can be a problem tho!
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    Shout out for your favorite lake or river

    My favorite boating place is Lake Norman, NC. Favorite lake front establishment is the Blue Parrot. Fav dive bar is the Landing/Tiki Bar. There are many excellent launch ramps all around the lake. In fact they have the nicest ramps I've ever been to. Water is clear and warm, and there are many great coves to raft up in. The homes around the lake are beautiful with many nice rentals. I hope to retire on LKN in the next 10 years. My home lake is Lake Wallenpaupack, PA. Nice lake, smallish, but clean. Water temp gets up in the 70s by mid summer. Martin's Cove is our favorite place to raft up. Because of the size, the lake gets very crowded on the wknds. Lots of NY & NJ folks make the trip to PA. Our favorite establishment is the Boathouse. The State ramp at the North end of the Lake is the only public ramp and it's a nice ramp. There are other ramps that charge a minimal fee. My former home port was the Delaware River out of Neshaminy Marina in Croydon, PA. Nice marina and ramp. Our raft up location was Tullytown Cove. The Delaware is pretty clean but it has a mud bottom so the water is often muddy and will leave a scum line on your boat. It's very tidal so you must follow the channel markers or else! It's nice to travel from Trenton, NJ to Philadelphia, then Philly south to the C&D Canal and into the Chesapeake. Lots to see & do. Lots of big boats on the River too! My bucket list includes Lake Murray, SC, & Lake Cumberland, KY. I prefer Southern Lakes because I like warm water
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    Hurricane Florence.

    I'll be pulling my boat out this up coming wknd just for safety sake. With all of the rain forecast for us here in Eastern PA, it's just safer to have her on high ground. Stay safe everyone!
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    DuoProp Labbing

    Labbed, aka lab tuned/modified. Similar to blue printing
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    DuoProp Labbing

    a specialized shop will balance and slightly modify the prop for maximum performance. In my case they balanced and added some cup to the blades
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    DuoProp Labbing

    I had my Bravo III props labbed by BBlades. I saw an improvement in mid-range performance. Top end didn't change
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    Squealing pulleys

    past few weeks, my engine pulleys are squeaking and squealing. I can't tell which one it is but hoping it's not the water pump bearing. Would prefer just to replace an idler pulley! Hopefully I can get thru the season and address it when I winterize.
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    Squealing pulleys

    thanks again for the advice Wing. I did the Armor All trick and it quieted down for a minute but I could still hear a squeak. Upon further inspection, I found that my tensioning pulley was very loose. A quick crank with a ratchet and all is quiet and running like a top!! On another note, watch what your guests put in your toilet! I had to take both hoses off my holding tank to dig out a wad of paper that was plugging my outlet line. Not a pleasant process!! not sure who or what kind of paper was put in there tho.
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    Squealing pulleys

    thanks!
  24. MonkeySeaII

    Squealing pulleys

    Thanks Wing. I actually just replaced the belt this season. But I'll try the Armor All test. That's good info that the water pump would likely leak first cause my worry is it seizing up while I'm out running. But I did actually have the pump out this Spring to put in a new impeller and I didn't notice and grinding or slop in the pulley/bearing.
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    ChapaRobalo 300 OSX New Model Announced

    I like this boat other than the ugly @$$ windshield! That thing is hideous. As far as outboards go, I'm slowly warming up to them. The brand new Yamaha 5.6 liter V8 is bad@$$. If I were boating in a coastal area, I'd no doubt go with OB. But for my inland lake boating, I still prefer the I/O. Allows the kids to line up and jump off the swim platform and also looks more sleek. Plus, I'll never get tired of the rumble of my big block coming from thru hull exhaust.
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