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TexasPilot71

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  • Birthday 02/09/1971

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    Allen, TX
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    Flying, Boating, Golfing, Baseball

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  1. Bolt through is an option if you can reach from within the bilge (small person / hands). I used screws/4200 and it has held very well for 4 years now. Everyone will tell you through bolting is best (and they're right), but I simply couldn't reach deep enough. I used to have photos on here until Photobucket did their thing. Another option may be to install a rod holder (and Magma rod holder mount). @Hatem has great threads on installing rod holders and they're a lot more accessible to the underside.
  2. Yeah, look under the steps into the forward bilge. Might have come from there?
  3. You are correct, Iggy. THIS IS WHAT I DO. I sell jet fuel to Multi-Millionaires and Billionaires. Trust me...they don't mind the fuel cost. It gets even better when they get to their yacht...the boat is all about status and leisure and they are even less concerned about that fuel than their jet fuel. I've had customers who have a Global Express that takes them to their helicopter which takes them to their yacht. No concern at all with the fuel costs.
  4. Agreed! It might go without saying, but the yacht world, much like the corporate jet world I am in, is often times a status thing. I see it every day! That sailing yacht has nothing to do with "green" or that he likes to sail (computers do that for him). It's strictly a "look at me" status play.
  5. " Topping the list of concerns is hydrogen burns. In the presence of an oxidizer -- oxygen is a good one -- hydrogen can catch fire, sometimes explosively, and it burns more easily than gasoline does. According to the American National Standards Institute, hydrogen requires only one 10th as much energy to ignite as gasoline does. A spark of static electricity from a person's finger is enough to set it off. Ideally, no oxygen should be present in the liquid hydrogen tanks in a fuel cell vehicle, but trace amounts of air may contaminate the hydrogen supply. If the hydrogen should escape, it will immediately come into contact with the oxygen in air. " https://auto.howstuffworks.com/fuel-efficiency/alternative-fuels/hydrogen-vehicle-danger1.htm
  6. Hydrogen sounds dangerous! But really, I haven't dove into research about it. Nothing wrong with gas and diesel. We're getting more and more efficient with hydrocarbons. I'm not on the "green" bandwagon.
  7. I don't have the experience to do the fiberglass work, or really any of the major work like bottom paint, removing the drive, and compound buff/wax.
  8. Very good! We've been looking at 2001-2004 model Carvers and Silvertons. A little pricey, but I think that's where I can find a solid boat.
  9. Good advice! I read your article (great writing style, by the way). Although I followed SOME of your work here and over on THT, the article was a very good summary of the adventure. There should be more boaters like you with a good conscience! Well done.
  10. I hear ya. There may be more, but after looking at several, I feel like it will be easier to work on them (more room for my 6'4" frame...lol). Yes, I love the 250. It is a great boat and I've got a lot of time and money invested in it. Which is why it's been so hard to move on. By the way, congrats on the nuptials!
  11. Wait, are you talking about Robert Kraft? Because, well......
  12. I think mine's only 5 gallons. Lasts a while as long as it's used sparingly and correctly (don't flush too much water down it). I think that's plenty large for a few days before pumpout.
  13. Welcome back, Drew! I've been on/off for the past several months. Tried selling the 250 Sig toward the end of summer looking to upgrade to a Carver 370 or similar. DIdn't really push too hard to sell, though. Now in the shop for $8k worth of work and it will be almost like new when done. Might keep it at least for another season. Hard to give up taking her to Florida, Lake Powell, etc., but we would also like something larger and more comfortable on the lake. Two boats? Nah...buying a new home this year. Happy to see you here!
  14. The original problem was the sticky throttle plate. Just needed to be cleaned up and ran great. Took it in for an unexplained fiberglass ding after the trip and when they launched it, they said the engine was missing. Took it to a good mechanic and he said it was simply out of time. Adjusted the timing and it's been running better than ever since. She will be a PEACH when I get this $8k worth of work done!
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