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EricGT

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  • Birthday 01/08/1971

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  1. EricGT

    Just putting it out there...boat's gotta go.

    How about this? https://1drv.ms/u/s!AloDLL9Ir9KIyXC57o0MRzDO86AQ https://1drv.ms/u/s!AloDLL9Ir9KIyXH90PBrZInDDhZK
  2. EricGT

    Just putting it out there...boat's gotta go.

    I actually bought it from a guy in Florida. And it has a brand new Penta upper. So pretty much a 2017 Penta (with warranty) on a 2007 SSx.
  3. EricGT

    Just putting it out there...boat's gotta go.

    I will once the season is over. I still have 2 more trips planned. Not that I wouldn't sell it before; money is money. I'm going to clean it up and place it on boat trader at that point. The pictures will certainly do it justice. It's a beautiful boat and is perfect for someone into watersports. I have over $7500 in the tower and speakers and another $4000 in the trailer on top of trim tabs, a brand new upper drive unit and a $30+k boat.
  4. EricGT

    Just putting it out there...boat's gotta go.

    Here is a link to a post I made after having the tower installed. http://forum.chaparralboats.com/index.php?/topic/35092-samson-edge-tower-pics/&tab=comments#comment-383843
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    Just putting it out there...boat's gotta go.

    Oh there isnt. its a 2007 236SSx with the 5.7 GSI, Volvo Penta DP with 234.8 hours on the boat. The upper drive unit was replaced with a brand new unit last summer. I believe it now has approximately 25 hours on the drive. I purchased the boat two years ago from a member in here. The boats name was Porcelain. I’ve since replaced the trailer with a new Load Rite Elite, added Bennett trim tabs, Samson tower with full racks and sound system. It has always been stored in a climate controlled building when not out for the weekend. I specifically searched this boat out for model and black hull. The 236SSx is about the max limit I can tow and has enough weight to take moderate chop. I also like the lay out with the walk through transom door and head compartment. For us it was the perfect boat. Where we are looking to move, it no longer is. I wasn’t trying to avert anything. I just wasn’t sure what I’m allowed to post in the Boat Talk section until it becomes a full blown For Sale post. If anyone can tell me how to post pics without exceeding the limit, I can do so too. In the past I used to use photoshop.
  6. EricGT

    Just putting it out there...boat's gotta go.

    Please tell me how to do this. I grew extremely frustrated yesterday trying to do so.
  7. EricGT

    Just putting it out there...boat's gotta go.

    I was looking for a 236SSx when I was shopping around. Its a unique model made 3 years. If someone wants that boat I have all the info should they hit me up. Posting pics on here is painful. Easier via email.
  8. I regretfully have not been in here as often as I like due to focusing on changes we are making in our lives in the near future. I have not been using the Money Clip as much as I would like. So if there is anyone out there who may be looking for a 236SSx model in the next several months time, hit me up. I can tell you this is a beautiful boat, has been well maintained, and has a brand new upper drive unit with approximately 25 hours on it. I would be shocked if someone would not be pleased purchasing this boat. I am in no hurry to sell. It is stored inside a climate controlled building at all times when not on the water. I'm just putting it out there if someone sees themselves wanting to move into something different upon the conclusion of this boating season. Please contact me at ehorm17@gmail.com for more details/pics.
  9. EricGT

    Dockmaster/Handler training

    It may be easier for me just to buy a marina. lol
  10. EricGT

    Dockmaster/Handler training

    No degree. Area of education is in original post.
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    Dockmaster/Handler training

    In searching over the past several months I do see dockmaster and dockhand positions open throughout the Keys. There are many marinas and resorts throughout the area requiring such positions. Im sure it sounds crazy to start over. However we do have the funds to survive off of for some time. I could just go and buy a business. But as I am sure many of you know, business ownership becomes as taxing mentally as some jobs requiring physical labor.
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    Dockmaster/Handler training

    This is going to be a pretty vague/naïve question. So I figured I would come in here first to take my lumps. The wife and I are looking to move to the Florida Keys in 2020 to begin the second half of our lives. My wife's degree is in education and mine in business management. She loves her line of work; I do not. So my life goal is to start over at 50 years of age and train towards becoming a dockmaster. If moving to the Florida Keys, I want to be near the water and boats. Makes sense, eh? Question is- Where should I start? Are there online course I may take to at least start with some sort of basic knowledge prior to stepping foot on a dock as a dockhand? This looked like an excellent resource until I realized it is based out of the UK. https://maritimetrainingacademy.com/ Perhaps this is not an issue. Has anyone chosen this path? If so, what were the early lines of direction? It is very difficult to obtain any type of on the job training when one lives in the rolling hills of central Pennsylvania.
  13. EricGT

    Out w/ the V Hull - In with the Pontoon

    Congrats! I understand the pontoon trend. We frequent Lake Anna annually and can see where a pontoon would be a blast on the lake. We always go with another family who has a toon and they carry everything and tie up at the volleyball net while we do watersports off my boat. But when it comes time to hit Tim's or Anna Cabanas, we all hop on the toon and get the party started.
  14. EricGT

    A novice question about winterizing.

    Thanks for the replies guys! This obviously shows I need to do some more research. However, I do like the 'pink' antifreeze via kit method. It costs less than $40 and seems fairly easy and foolproof. So let the engine idle for 5 minutes (temp gauge 160*), open the shut off so the antifreeze mixes, and run until the 5 gallons is gone. Sounds easy, unless I am over-simplifying it.
  15. Hopefully this post will assist another novice and I am not the only idiot in here about what appears to be a simple practice. I have a heated storage unit, but want to add antifreeze due to it's simplicity and low cost. Peace of mind is another reason too. So I see these two kits: https://www.westmarine.com/buy/west-marine--engine-winterizing-kit--520411?recordNum=7 https://jet.com/product/detail/c4d648b8f498443ea87432c3a00d7068?jcmp=pla:ggl:NJ_dur_Gen_Sporting_Goods_a2:Sporting_Goods_Boating_Boat_Parts_Accessories_a2:na:PLA_783891037_42653331018_pla-302540231690:na:na:na:2&code=PLA15&pid=kenshoo_int&c=783891037&is_retargeting=true&clickid=0ade2504-4b7a-4c75-84e5-1b821b26e081 Both appear to hold 5 gallons of anti-freeze and are powered by the pressure of a garden hose. It is my ASSumption I hook this kit to the muffs I use to flush my engine and follow the same process of running the engine for 5 minutes. Is this correct? Also, is there any concern with the anti-freeze mixture running down the driveway? I have two dogs in which I am aware anti-freeze can be toxic. I guess what would be left after this is oil and filter change and fuel filter/separator. Anyone in South central PA want to stop by for a case of beer and an hour of instruction? This is all new to me. But I hate to spend another $400 this year to have my boat winterized for a process that seems to be pretty basic in nature.
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