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  1. I like to use polymer products. Pro Polish and Driven work very well in the hot Florida sun. I do not use carnauba products. If you like what you use....keep using it or you will have a lot of half bottles laying around. I am thinking of trying one of these ceramic coats next time.
  2. I dont know if this was a party boat but they are becoming a huge problem. A guy buys a used 34 ft boat and rents it out for parties. No insurance and not licensed. Hasn't got a clue how to use his boat. You can tell who they are by the way they anchor. They think the line should be perpendicular and the when they break loose and go over your anchor line they wonder why.,
  3. I had the same boat with twin v6 225 hp and with full gas water and 4 adults..(2 fatties) it planed fairly quick. Try taking the boat out yourself and see how it runs. I actually agree with clops....scary. You may want to have your props tuned. As you are a new owner a full maintenance will give you a baseline. Good luck, this will get fixed and you will enjoy the boat. .
  4. Let me know, maybe we will meet up with you.
  5. We started in merritt island, actually lived in orlando. Knew rob well but lost touch when we moved. We have been down in north miami since beginning of 2017.
  6. I have the mavic air. I like that i can fold it up and put it in a suitcase. I have great shots overseas, that i could not get with a regular camera. If folding it up is not important, there are many choices. If your budget is limited, check out hubsan. I also have one of these a lot of bang for the buck.
  7. What is your problem.....it may not be unique to that boat
  8. Does your pump whine at start of after it gets warm. If it does not whine at start, you probably have a clog and it can be cleaned., Nothing wrong with Volvo quality. The painting of the inside was discontinued years ago.
  9. I had a 2003 280 which I believe is the same boat. Extend the bimini, the enclosure goes fro the top of the windshield to the bimini an you will figure the back very easily. I will see if I have some old pics, I very rarely used the top so a pic will be hard to find.
  10. Chemical guys makes a marine water spot remover. It takes them off with minimal effort
  11. I live by haulover. I am amazed at some of the boats that go through there.....many unsuccessfully. Watch your weather, last week I we t dow to key largo in the ocean, it was so calm a 15ft boat would have enjoyed the ride. The way back was a different story. Whenever i go out in the ocean, i have an exit plan if it gets real rough. Weather can change quickly even a few miles in a rough sea will seem like an eternity.
  12. Not a chance! We have plenty of them in South Florida. We anchor in a cove overnight, when it gets late and quiet you can hear people talking on the other side of the cove. Once you are in the cabin it is pretty quiet
  13. Maybe i am getting too old. My music does not need to be heard by other boats, and i dont need to hear theirs.
  14. Check you radio. On my old chap it had a slight trickle going to it. I was told it was for the memory in the radio.
  15. I would add close your cabin door while fueling.
  16. I am curious. Why do you need that kind of power in an audio system?
  17. What does Chaparral have to do with this? he has an extended warranty, hopefully from Mercruiser, they are the ones he should be contacting.
  18. I have a 310 with a similar seat. I have looked at taking the seat off to have reupholstered. If yours is like mine the shaft is in the back of the seat. I think you can pull the motor without removing the seat. If you have to remove the seat, lift up your rear hatch, you should see the through bolts. On mine the front part of the seat moves towards the bow and flattens out. I think back part of the seat is easy to take off......the front is another story!
  19. Just call the dealer. It is probably something minor. Wong boat?......It is not even worth a comment!
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  21. my favorite beach https://photos.app.goo.gl/iiRpVwENXY9AZLtY7
  22. The beaches in Portugal where I am are breathtaking. Go on google maps and search for Albufeira. That is the town I am in. You can highlight the coast and check out the beaches
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