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  1. Maybe its the turbo you are hearing?
  2. In 2016, fewer than 2,500 Sea Rays were sold in the U.S., according to a reliable industry source. During a conference call after the announcement yesterday, a Brunswick spokesperson said that projected 2017 Sea Ray sales are $380,000 and that volume in terms of units was flat. Further, it was said that Sea Ray had been operating at a loss.
  3. Probably a NOAA satellite weather buoy.....
  4. I think these boats and RV's are built in the same way - looks nice from the outside - don't look inside, you'll be horrified!
  5. Earth is flat, what is this guy talking about??
  7. It's an depreciation indicator...
  8. Ok, I will help out here....there you go!
  9. If the trailer is too deep, you could easily drive it into the back off the truck Front bunks guide the boat....but yes, I agree - more safe to turn off the engine - I do that too, depends on the ramp..
  10. Your first problem is that you are looking at a 19ft boat - should be at least 21-22ft. The second problem is, that you are looking at Crownline!
  11. If the ramp is steep - by the time the trailer is deep enough to just drive the boat in place, the bow will be over the wife is in the truck, this is how I do it (takes about 2 mins): 1. Backup the trailer so that the front bunks are just below the water. 2. Pull up the boat till it gets stuck - the front bunks will guide it now. 3. Back the trailer in a bit more - boat will go forward a bit more - until its about 2ft from the winch. 4. Leave the boat in drive (idle - trimmed 1/2 way up) - get the winch connected and start winding it in (this will pull the bow up to the winch). Note: I have guides at the rear of the trailer - so no chance of the boat going sideways while in gear!!!!!! If you don't, just turn it off at this point - I do it that way too sometimes. 5. At this point I let the trailer in a bit more and wind it all the way up. 6. Shutdown, drive up and you're done. PS. Use this stuff on the bunks!
  12. Mine is quiet...
  13. My mechanic comes to my house - and we both work on the boat - that way I learn, and can let him know if I think something doesn't meet my standards. The other day he looked at me and said, Roy - this is the cleanest boat I work on!
  14. Dalai Lama......and when asked what surprises him the most in a recent interview, he offered this insightful response: “Man. Because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived.”
  15. Yep - if you had to deal with Chaparral - you'd be in pain - your dealer is the magic here!