Duane2135

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  1. I'm a little below average at 48 gps on Mag 5.7L 4bbl with BIII drive at 4500ish RPM.
  2. Why live in such conditions???
  3. That is the single reason this site is almost dead. No picture allowance worth anything!
  4. I'm watching this too, FYI. But haven't decided to commit yet. I'm still stewing over missing the Bimini trip last year. Fortunately the boat has behaved well since then.
  5. That's what it kept saying was that the drone wasn't high enough. By the time I got it up high enough, it was just too high for what I wanted to film.
  6. They fly themselves. From the boat I hand launch and retrieve by hand. Mine has a real flight time of 24-25 minutes. I always bring her in at 30% to ensure I'm able to retrieve her. In heavy winds and waves it can take a little while to retrieve safely, sometimes take several attempts. The blades are really close to Mavic's body, so when rough extra caution is recommended.
  7. Gorgeous area to fly a drone and boat. I've only tried once to use the follow me mode on my Mavic Pro. It didn't work as well on my first and only attempt so far. It kept throwing some kind of error about altitude, so I just flew manually.
  8. Nice video. What drone?
  9. I give?
  10. Nice
  11. The 2330 is a fine boat. If it has not been left outside and is as clean as you say, it would be a boat I'd be interested in. But my top dollar would be somewhere around 13,000. I bought my '95 2135 in 2010 for 9.5, and afterwards felt like I paid too much, due to some issues I ran into that weren't obvious to me. That said, Since then I've doubled my investment to make it mine. While my max on GPS is 48mph, its plenty fast, and has no trouble pulling the biggest guys out of the water. The 5.7 is a good motor for the 21-23 series boat.
  12. If you like the 2330, and it's in good condition, then offer him your price. He will never get 20k for it, unless he finds a sucker!
  13. Price is too high for the 2330. I'd be willing to only pay between 8 and 12k depending on condition. But I guarantee it is not. 55mph boat, more like 50.
  14. Should be no adjustments side to side.
  15. I've got '95 2135ss with 5.7L 4bbl carb. I get 48mph at 4400 rpm with 24p bravo III. i think you need a little steeper pitch with a 4-blade prop. 5 blades don't do well at speed, and you get good grip with 4 blades out of the hole.
  16. This has been beat to death... so why stop now, lol. While I realize what you are saying, I'm still a fan. One switch on/off keeps it simple for guest and guest captains. If I have a battery failure situation then I can simply remove the failed battery. But for every day use this is a simple solution that has worked flawlessly so far. I never wonder if either batter has been recently charged. I have no power management concerns or duties. As it happens my gauge cluster battery gauge covers the starting battery, my gps shows the voltage on house battery. So if a battery fails, I'll know which one and remove it to limp home.
  17. Good to hear. I have the add a battery setup as well on my 2135. Interstate deep cycle Series 27 runs ignition and accessories and 1000 watt stereo. My start battery runs gauge cluster and starter. To date, I've never run out of battery when at anchor, even running radio for hours. This last weekend I splashed the boat, turned batteries on and found both batteries in good shape, even with several hard freezes this winter, and no battery charges. Boat ran great once I finally got her fired up. It took quite a lot of cranking, the first start always takes patience, and ultimately I needed to put batteries in parallel mode for extra cranking speed. I so love the setup.
  18. If a GM block, then I believe you are correct about dropping the oil pan in order to replace the timing cover. I haven't got a crank sensor, nor have I seen one in person, so I'll defer to someone that knows modern engines, like Shepard or Wingnut.
  19. I Agree with both these guys, with not much more to add, except that EBay scares me, I found Lighthouse Marine had great prices on manafolds, especially OEM!
  20. I got a reman from LKQ auto parts build for marine. It. I got the exact same block as that which came out. However ther were plenty of other options. Something to think about if yo go with carb, and electric fuel pump; is that it can be challenging to get fuel pressure right across the rpm range. Too low or to high fuel pressure upsets many carbs, thus the desire to have an engine driven pump, if using a carb.
  21. Tha Mag of that era had 4bbl and was rated at 250 hp, which is what I have. The OP said his 5.7L had 2bbl carb, so probably the 210hp version. Shepard knows boat parts, he will steer you right!
  22. New tech isn't always better.
  23. Lol, right. Now to be fair, while I've never had any good experiences with dodge vehicles, my brother has almost 300,000 miles on his '01 2500 Ram extended cab diesel. He did have some injector pump issues a few years back that upset him, due to the price of the fix, at around 2k. Otherwise he has enjoyed it and recently had it repainted and had a thumping stereo installed! This was his response to my thumper on the Knutty Kutty. My brother can afford a new truck but he sees no reason to replace it, especially now that diesels have exhaust burners. I think he is still on his original transmission.
  24. True, my replacement block had a mechanical fuel pump, but many new blocks don't.
  25. I have the big brother to your boat. Definitely go with a simple 4bbl like the Edlebrock AFM. It's a simple carb to keep running well. I replaced with a long block motor, new oil pan, new starter and HO 105 amp marine alternator with fresh valve covers. Motor pushes my 2135 at 48-49 mph on GPS, but I need the 4bbl to get there! I reused my Thunderbolt ignition. Pics are gone thanks to photobucket but the event is posted here: