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  1. muddywater

    Shout out for your favorite lake or river

    I boat on the Mississippi river on the weekends and we take a yearly trip with the kids to LOTO every other year. When we are not spending a week at LOTO we go to Torch Lake, Dale Hollow, TRL ect. Just saying if you are looking for a boat in FL to let me know when you may want to find a new home for yours...
  2. muddywater

    BAD ENGINEERING---BAD SERVICE

    If you want a true fish and ski you should look at a Ranger or a Lund GL. They make fishing boats u can still use for water sports. Chaparral makes boats for water sports and tried to put a trolling motor on. Works ok for someone who wants to fish a few times a season. But not for a every weekend fisherman. Just my opinion though.
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    Boat vibration

    I have an 07 210 ssi with a 5.0 mercruiser mpi and alpha 1 outdrive (175 hours). Had it out 2 weeks ago and it ran fine. Took it out this weekend and as soon as I started it I could hear and feel a vibration. It was louder more towards the middle of the boat though. Doesn't matter if in neutral, forward or reverse. The boat ran fine but the vibration never went away or changed. When I listen back by the motor I don't hear it as loud as up by my seat. Any ideas?
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    Boat vibration

    That's what I thought. I even opened the ski locker, stuck my head down there and could still hear it. Thought maybe it was static from the speakers but no noise from them either.
  5. When did brick say anything about cool aid... Back to the op, if the difference in deer isn't that much I'd go with new. Would hold its value better and have more warranty. But if the used is 20% or so better than would probably look hard at that. Either way get one and enjoy it!
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    Which lakes would you travel 5+ hours for?

    Thanks! We might try it some weekend if the river is high this spring. We have done a week at LOTO the last two years. This year we are going to Torch Lake for a week and just doing a weekend at LOTO. Another one I want to try is Table Rock Lake and possibly a long weekend at Mark Twain Lake.
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    Which lakes would you travel 5+ hours for?

    We are 2 1/2 hours northwest of Clinton Lake, have been wondering if it would be worth a day trip. We boat on the Mississippi usually, but would like to know if there are any restaurants on the lake and any other recommendations of the area. Lake Springfield, Carlyle, and Rend would be others close to you but don't know much about them.
  8. muddywater

    Prop Question

    Turning Point does make a great aluminum prop. I had one on my old outboard fishing boat and it out performed any other prop I tried, even the ss props. (Had better hole shot with only 1-2 mph slower top end) I would not run a ss up north around the rocks, the aluminum is softer and more forgiving on a lower unit. Talk to any prop shop up north and they usually recommend aluminum unless you know the area very well.
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    Smart Tabs Install

    Plan on installing smart tabs on my 210 SSi this weekend. Any tips by those who have done this? My one question is how far should I have them from the transom straps. My straps are on the outside of the boat and I know I want to have the tabs out as far as possible, but not sure how close I should be. I'm sure I will be measuring 10 times before each hole I drill. Any tips or recommendations are appreciated.
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    Back in the boat market

    I just spent the first summer on mine after purchasing it in the fall the prior year. I drove over 1200 miles sight unseen and couldn't be happier. I paid for a marine survey and at the time I thought it was over priced but knew it was necessary, we'll worth it. It was on '07 with only 78 hours. Great condition and no issues due to 'lack of use' Only thing I wish I did was spend a day or 2 on the sellers local waters, probably won't ever have it back in that area and already regret not exploring and enjoying the waters there.
  11. muddywater

    Veterans Day 2016

    Thank you to all who have served.
  12. muddywater

    Trailer advice please

    Not sure on the liability but you probably want more than the 2 bunks it currently has. Not just to distribute the weight better but also when loading it. My dad previously had a trailer with only 2 bunks and never could get the boat to load straight or level. Would always be a process trying to get the boat back on the trailer. If your the one driving you would be liable, the question would be if they could also sue him for building it if you registered it as home made.
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    Let's talk Trailer Tires

    I had mine done at my local auto dealer. Was $5 per tire. My dad has switched to nitrogen too. He takes a fishing trip to Canada every year and it never failed, would always have at least 1 blowout. Since doing this hasn't had a problem the last 3 years. I just purchased new tires for the waverunner in June. They were manufactured in March of this year. I wouldn't want to have anything less than 6 months old put on, lose a year of life any older than that.
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    Let's talk Trailer Tires

    I would agree that the date code is just as important if not more important than the brand. One thing I also do is run nitrogen in my trailer tires, helps keep the temperature down and doesn't loose pressure as quick.
  15. muddywater

    Summer boat photos

    I see a few toons but where is the Chap?
  16. muddywater

    Anyone in NY/NJ area? Need an opinion.

    If you have the Carfax they have a buyback guarantee if it does ends up being a flood vehicle. Being sold at auction means nothing, every new vehicle that is leased gets sold at auction if the owner doesn't buy it at the end of the lease.
  17. muddywater

    Bimini quick release is too quick

    Never had a problem with mine, but I just got the boat last fall. Have put 25 hours on it and have the bimini up 50% of the time. Also trailer with it up about 20 miles each way and never a problem there either. May just have to replace the base on that one side.
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    Duplicate ignition key

    I went to the local hardware store for a duplicate key for my 2007. Had to go to 2 different ones before I found one that had a key blank that would work, but was only a few bucks and it does work.
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    Oil Bath Hubs

    I'm going to follow your post as the boat I purchased last fall also has oil bath hubs on the trailer. Not familiar with them, have always had bearing buddies on my trailers. From what I can see on mine there is a line 3/4 up that says max level and one that is at 1/4 that says min level. It did make the trip home from FL to IL with no problems at all though.
  20. muddywater

    Chaparral owners rally?

    We go down for a week in July. During the week it is fine, on the weekend it can get rough. Just depends on where u want to go. There are plenty of 20-22 foot boats running around with no problems.
  21. muddywater

    Mercury PVS vent plugs

    I picked up a new prop for my 07 210 SSI with the 5.0 MPI. I was running the stock 20p aluminum prop and went to a 19p Rev 4. We do a lot of water sports and I wanted to try and get better hole shot. I was going to try different vent plugs but was wondering if anyone else has some experience with this already. I also didn't know if I could use 2 small and 2 solid at the same time. Seems everything I've found on the inter web people have had the best of luck with either the solid or small.
  22. muddywater

    Mercury PVS vent plugs

    I had someone else tell me the Enertia works really good with this setup. Are you running a 19p?
  23. muddywater

    Mercury PVS vent plugs

    Thanks for the info. I think I will try the solid then small. It isn't the easiest to change these things, but hot water does seem to help get them in. Just won't have any of that when I'm out on the water ...
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