Eluther3

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  1. I got one of those last year. Great grill. I attached the mounting bracket on the lid of my front cooler. When I put the cushion on, it disappears.
  2. I pay 130 a month for covered storage for my 26 footer
  3. First one for me
  4. I'm a newbie here, but I trailered my boat last year. I'm thinking about slipping it this year. Since I'ma newbie, I'm not sure how this works. Will I be able to rent a slip for 6-9 months and find dry storage for the winter? What options do I have for storing my trailer? Keeping it at the house is not an option.
  5. I'm considering going from dry storage/trailering to a full time slip. For those of you on Lake Ray Hubbard, I'd love to hear your thoughts on any of the four marinas on the lake. What should I expect to pay for a 26 ft boat? Also, what options do I have for storing the trailer? Keeping it at the house is not an option.
  6. Update Took the boat in to Rockwall Marine Monday morning for winterizing. Decided to bring it in at 8 am as I was concerned that the cold weather would bring a rush of boats, but the lot was empty when I got there. Went to pick up on Wednesday, there were 30 boats there. Amazing what 20 degree weather does.
  7. Maybe the question to ask is how many of you winterize your boats? Given our moderate climate here, we get about 5-10 days below freezing each winter. How do you prepare your boats? Mine will be in covered (but not enclosed) storage
  8. Guess you can say I'm one that went all in. Just bought my first boat, a 26 ft sunesta 254. When I bought the boat, I wasn't looking for a particular size, but paid more attention to the features I wanted it to have. Didn't realize how big a 26 ft boat is. Because of the size of the boat, my tow vehicle has trouble towing, so upgrades are required Finding storage was a bit of an issue. I put the boat in storage the first time and was surprised to find 1 ft of trailer sticking out The first two trips were scary. Actually clipped another boat while pulling into the fuel dock. That being said, I think I made the right choice. Had a group of friends on the boat and it did everything I expected and then some. After three trips, I got a feel for the steering (I agree - neutral is your friend) and I like the way the boat handles on the lake. Glad I bought the boat
  9. Not pulling up yet. Just planning ahead
  10. Since I'm a newbie, I've never winterized a boat before. What does it normally cost and what's involved? For those of you in Dallas, what places would you recommend (hopefully close to Lake Ray Hubbard?)
  11. Took the plunge a few months ago and bought the Sunesta 254 with aluminum trailer. Currently towing it with my 97 2wd Expedition with 5.4L engine. Currently it's about 10 miles from storage to the lake, so I haven't really taxed the vehicle over distance. However, I'd like to take the boat to other lakes and may be towing 200-300 miles. I'm considering making a change. Don't have the funds to buy new, so I'm thinking of finding a used truck with about 100-150K on it. Also thinking about a 4wd and/or diesel. I curious - for those of you with bigger boats (over 25 feet), what are you towing with?
  12. I agree. I just replaced the parking brake shoes and apparently didn't adjust them correctly. Looks like I have more work to do.
  13. Have to share a story about my 5.4L expy. The vehicle has been bulletproof since we bought it. Odometer stopped working 4 years ago at 233K. Anyway, just bought a 26 foot Sunesta and was concerned the old truck would be able to pull it. Hooked up the boat and it pulled it up the ramp with no problem. After putting on the straps, I started to take the boat back to the storage area, starting with a half mile pull up a 10% grade. Truck pulled the boat up the hill, but seemed to struggle. RPMs went high and truck didn't shift like I thought it should. Finally made it to the storage facility about 8-10 miles away. When I got out to open the gate, I smelled an acrid burning odor. Turns out I had left the parking brake on! The old girl had pulled the 26 foot boat up a hill and 8 miles to the facility with the brakes on and didn't overheat.
  14. Have to share a story about my 5.4L expy. The vehicle has been bulletproof since we bought it. Odometer stopped working 4 years ago at 233K. Anyway, just bought a 26 foot Sunesta and was concerned the old truck would be able to pull it. Hooked up the boat and it pulled it up the ramp with no problem. After putting on the straps, I started to take the boat back to the storage area, starting with a half mile pull up a 10% grade. Truck pulled the boat up the hill, but seemed to struggle. RPMs went high and truck didn't shift like I thought it should. Finally made it to the storage facility about 8-10 miles away. When I got out to open the gate, I smelled an acrid burning odor. Turns out I had left the parking brake on! The old girl had pulled the 26 foot boat up a hill and 8 miles to the facility with the brakes on and didn't overheat.
  15. Glad to see this. I have a Bimini on the back of my 254 sunesta, but thought an umbrella would be perfect for the bow section. I bet I can make it fit in the front table mount