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  1. jeffk

    To change or not to change Impeller

    I change mine every year...cheap insurance.
  2. jeffk

    Factory tour

    Before you hop on a plane, look up Nashville Georgia...it's no metropolis. You will either fly in to Jacksonville or Tallahassee and drive a bit. We stayed in a BNB in Valdosta when we went there. You can fly into Valdosta through Atlanta with Delta. Other than seeing your boat beeing built....which is cool, there is absolutely nothing to do in that area.
  3. jeffk

    Volvo 5.7 GXi-F Impeller Change

    Why are you removing the hoses? After you take the brackets off; I just remove the four screws, pull the old one out put the new one in and reinstall. If your in the water rig a rope to hold your hoses up. I can do this in the water in less than 20 minutes......and I am no mechanic!
  4. jeffk

    Tidal behavior at an inlet

    This is my inlet. Irt can get very sloppy but it is a short run. Most of the problems are caused by the large yachts going in and out. Coming in it gets real shallow real fast, you need to plan in advance or go aground especially at low tide. If it is real bad ft lauderdale and gov cut are ten miles away. I prefer the tides pushing me. At slack tide, the tide is still.
  5. jeffk

    VP Impeller removal tool?

    He can dip his pliers in flex seal and be scratchless.....still anal though
  6. jeffk

    Replace Carpet with flexteak flooring

    Thats a bit of an expense on 20 year old boat. I put cool teak on my boat, wish I didn't. On a hot sunny day I can sear a steak on it.
  7. jeffk

    VP Impeller removal tool?

    You can pull one out with a needle nose and do no damage to the impellor. I save mine as spares whenever I change
  8. jeffk

    New motor wont start- need advise.

    I would try putting some gas in your water separators
  9. jeffk

    Fresh water guy looking to the Bahamas??

    Go with the fling, not much more than this needs to be done. The bahamas fling arranges for your slip in bimini,if you need a slip at bahia mar thats on you. I found the food to be lacking so brought almost all of or own meals.
  10. jeffk

    New motor start up

  11. jeffk

    Fresh water guy looking to the Bahamas??

    old saying, better to be on land wishing you were on the water, than being on the water wishing you were on land!
  12. jeffk

    Fresh water guy looking to the Bahamas??

  13. jeffk

    Changing water impellers on Volvos 5.0L GXI

    Thats al you need, I have done this in the ocean. If you bring it to a shop or have a mobile mechanic come, do you think they pull the boat to change the impellor? A needlenose pliers will help get the old one out. It will take you less than a half hour. Nice boat, good luck!
  14. jeffk

    Fresh water guy looking to the Bahamas??

    I have done the bimini trip twice. If the weather is good you are fine. Get a long range weather forcast, it can change fast. Get seatow, bimini is in their coverage zone....unfortunately i know. Here is how I convinced my wife. We get up at 5 am, if we dont have a favorable forecast back to bed and later head for the keys. Check out the bimini flings, Richard runs a nice trip
  15. jeffk

    SEM Marine Vinyl Coating

    I have used it. its is pretty tough, mine never wore off. Some automotive shops can mix colors for you. I would go by a piece of vinyl and spray it to see how far of a distance the can should be.