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Captain Ed

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  • Birthday 12/17/1960

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    Simi Valley, California
  • Interests
    Boating, Skiing (water and snow)

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  1. Captain Ed

    New graphics

    Thanks Kurt, that's another good option.
  2. Captain Ed

    New graphics

    Thanks for the feedback. I hadn't thought of painting, that's a great idea. So I can try the black since I have them, and if I hate them, I'll have it painted. Thanks guys. Ed
  3. Captain Ed

    New graphics

    My graphic's are worn out. I want to change them but stay with original look. I purchased the only ones I could find from "Great Lake Skipper" the problem is they had a few different colors, none of which were white with black and grey gradient. The only one that would work color wise was black with the grey gradient, so I purchased the black graphic's. So I'm looking for opinions on the color change from white to black graphic's, I love the look of my boat, do you think the black graphic will change the look to dramatically or negatively? Thanks in advance for opinion. "
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    Silent choice exhaust systems

    Thanks for all the feedback. It's been educational. I love this forum. I think I will take the majority advice and pass on the exhaust bypass. I'll find some other way to throw money at the boat, I'm sure. Thank you to everyone.
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    Silent choice exhaust systems

    Looking at next years mad money budget. My 2012 264 Sunesta came with every option, except the arch and through hull exhaust. I have a 8.2 big block merc. I'm thinking of having a through hull exhaust system with silent choice option installed next winter. I'm looking for advice and knowledge of these systems. Like do they enhance performance in a significant way?
  6. Captain Ed

    Indoor Storage Cost?

    I pay $230 per month for a 13' ft X 45' ft storage, conrcete slab, with security gate and my own roll up door. I can fit both my Sunesta 264 (26'4") over 30' with trailer tongue, and my two Sea Doo's, but have to store them face them bow to bow and overlap trailer tongues. The storage is in Bullhead City, Arizona. The facility also provides power, a cleaning staion with hose and an ice maker for your coolers.
  7. Captain Ed

    Understanding propellers and labbing, a PSA

    Sounds great. But what is labbing? Can it be done to B3 dual prop?
  8. Captain Ed

    Props on Bravo lll

    Thanks for all the input. I'll let you all know what I do. I already bought the Big Ski, haven't tried it yet.
  9. Captain Ed

    Props on Bravo lll

    I've got a 2012 Sunesta with 8.2 H.O. Mercruiser with a Bravo lll drive. I've had the boat up to 60 mph w.o.t. 4900 - 5000 rpm. The hole shot is good, I don't have number on time to plane, but it's pretty quick. My props are 3 blade 26 pitch. My desire is to buy a new prop set and I was looking for advise on brands and pitch. Should I try something different or stay with same brand and pitch? I don't need anymore speed, more power out of the hole would be best if I were going to change pitch, I'm a little chubby and I'd like to try skiing again. Thank you in advance for your input.
  10. Captain Ed

    boat covers

    Hey does anyone have a recommendation as to where I can get a hi quality (Sunbrella material) mooring cover for my Sunesta 264? I have the cockpit and bow covers. I'm just looking for good full cover. Thanks for any advice in advance.
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    I'm thinking of installing a Keelgard on my 264 Sunesta. Has anyone out there installed one? Do the ribs or chines of the hull interfere with the keelgard laying flat? And what length should I get? I'm thinking 8' should be enough. I generally try not to beach the boat, but there are always those times when it's unavoidable and I want to protect the hull as best I can. Any tips and recommendations will be appreciated.
  12. Captain Ed

    New Key

    I have one key for my boat but would like another. Do I get additional keys from dealer? Or is it just reproducible at a lock smith? My boat is 2012 Sunesta
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    When to get a new prop?

    I just bought a used 264 that has 660 hours on it. Runs great, seems to have been well maintained. A new out drive was installed in 2017. The prop set looks like the originals, they look okay, the edges are slightly nibbled in areas, no big hits. My question is; should I just replace the props as a matter of maintenance? Will it perform better with fresh props? Also has anyone had any experience with SOLAS brand props? I found a new set for $749.
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    Grill in the brochure

    I have a 2012 Sunesta 264. I'd like to have the grill you see pictured in the brochure. It mounts on the transom/ski step, near radio control, it has a nice angled pole mount for mounting on a vertical surface. Is that a dealer item? If so, anyone no what it costs?
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    Seadek flooring

    Thank you all, for your input. I will let you all know what I decide. I went to the LA boat show yesterday and saw that style flooring in many ski and wake boats, it looks nice. But ware and tear, replacement and cleaning are all concerns. We'll see. Thanks again, everyone.