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Forum: Powered Boats 27-04-2019, 12:53
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Posted By tuffr2
Bahamas - over night rules

Just wondering if I had a boat with full canvas could I sleep on it for a few nights in the Bahamas? The boat would have a porta potty in the center console.
Forum: Powered Boats 13-04-2019, 16:43
Replies: 6
Views: 890
Posted By tuffr2
Re: 1997 Sea Ray 330 Sundancer

That looks like a comfy boat...congrats.
Forum: Powered Boats 22-10-2018, 02:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,660
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Slip-sliding away...

You guys with the big boats that spend time around the dock and not the boat ramp be extra careful at the ramp. At the water line starts the slippery slim. Remember that, be ready to slip.

Ouch,...
Forum: Powered Boats 07-03-2018, 18:42
Replies: 1
Views: 1,406
Posted By tuffr2
Re: The search continues...

You are looking a some big boats for sure.

Good luck picking one out of all those very nice boats.
Forum: Powered Boats 02-03-2018, 11:30
Replies: 17
Views: 3,121
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Boat recommendations

Just so you know, camper canvas can be added to a lot of different boats and in your case might be necessary. I had a 19' cuddy cabin Sea Ray with camper canvas. That was plenty big for couple with 2...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-02-2018, 17:40
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Atlantic ICW - how often do you see dolphin

It is true I zoom around some. But at my age I am content just sitting and drifting with the tides more than zooming.

I was lucky to see dolphin surfing in the waves while standing on the jetty at...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 27-02-2018, 12:04
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Atlantic ICW - how often do you see dolphin

I just updated my profile. I set the account up on my phone and did not see how to set my profile. Just used a laptop to update it.

Anyway, I am on the east coast of Florida the Bings Landing...
Forum: General Sailing Forum 26-02-2018, 17:07
Replies: 21
Views: 2,121
Posted By tuffr2
Atlantic ICW - how often do you see dolphin

I now spend time on the ICW and wonder how common it is to see dolphin or manatee?

So far I have not seen a any.
Forum: Powered Boats 27-01-2018, 23:49
Replies: 7
Views: 3,152
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Waiting for a Boat Show to buy?

Update - I bought a PWC at the Jacksonville Boat Show yesterday. The deal was, added warranty years (4) and 50% off a trailer. The big thing also as I looked at boats is the discount was clearly...
Forum: Powered Boats 18-12-2017, 18:37
Replies: 70
Views: 7,987
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Just read a comparison outboard, sterndive, jet drive.

Got to agree with that, cost to buy is one thing but fuel costs have to also be astronomical. The more lower units in the water the more hydro drag. To get 40 or 50 miles off shore and back probably...
Forum: Powered Boats 18-12-2017, 15:36
Replies: 70
Views: 7,987
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Just read a comparison outboard, sterndive, jet drive.

160688Everytime I see 4 outboards on the back of a big center console boat I think, man, I only want 1 of those engines.

I really like the E-Tec G2 paint accent that can match the strip on the...
Forum: Powered Boats 13-12-2017, 06:00
Replies: 70
Views: 7,987
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Just read a comparison outboard, sterndive, jet drive.

I don't want to think how long ago it was but I saw a E-Tec video where it pulled a Yamaha 4 stroke of equal advertised power backward until the it was flooded.
This was probably 10 - 12 years ago....
Forum: Powered Boats 12-12-2017, 14:28
Replies: 70
Views: 7,987
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Just read a comparison outboard, sterndive, jet drive.

I have owed stern drive and outboard powered boats. I prefer they way the outboard boat goes thru the water. Being lighter it rides more on top of the water. A stern drive rides deeper in the water....
Forum: Powered Boats 09-12-2017, 11:18
Replies: 70
Views: 7,987
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Just read a comparison outboard, sterndive, jet drive.

Fishing has never made sense for the cost. But for those that fish the experience is priceless. There is a certain excitment in hitting the throttle.

R&D on Sterndrive boats...sure there has been...
Forum: Powered Boats 08-12-2017, 18:44
Replies: 70
Views: 7,987
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Just read a comparison outboard, sterndive, jet drive.

Good point on stern drive boats. After adding fuel injection, I agree, no R&D. They use auto engine blocks that the auto industry has not used in a decade or two. Even fuel injection was done at the...
Forum: Powered Boats 08-12-2017, 18:36
Replies: 70
Views: 7,987
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Just read a comparison outboard, sterndive, jet drive.

Skipmac - I skiied behind outboard powered boats, stearn drive powered boats and then a Master Craft ski boat. Nothing jerks you out of the water like the ski boats. The boat also tracks well as it...
Forum: Powered Boats 08-12-2017, 14:17
Replies: 70
Views: 7,987
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Just read a comparison outboard, sterndive, jet drive.

In this test the 150 HP 4 cycle outboard was quieter than the 220 HP stern drive.
Agree that the advancments in 2 cycle outboards like the E-Tec G2 would have been the 4th comparison but it was not...
Forum: Powered Boats 08-12-2017, 03:58
Replies: 70
Views: 7,987
Posted By tuffr2
Just read a comparison outboard, sterndive, jet drive.

Glastron now makes a boat with 3 power options. I saw a test of all 3 power options and it proves what I always kinda knew. Outboard power is the best and Jet Drive power the worse. In the test for...
Forum: Powered Boats 03-12-2017, 07:55
Replies: 7
Views: 3,152
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Waiting for a Boat Show to buy?

The two dealers I talked to said they expect the factories to either extend warranty or give the dealer incentives to offer a free trailer. Since I am in Florida, for example I could use the boat/pwc...
Forum: Powered Boats 03-12-2017, 07:13
Replies: 7
Views: 3,152
Posted By tuffr2
Waiting for a Boat Show to buy?

I went to the boat shows last year to look. Now I am ready to buy. Should I wait 6 weeks for a boat show or buy now?

Seems that during a boat show they seem to slightly sweeten the deal. One...
Forum: Powered Boats 02-12-2017, 17:19
Replies: 20
Views: 8,509
Posted By tuffr2
Re: Stern drive in saltwater

I would say it is much better to get the sterndrive out of the water. That is a big advantage of an outboard is they come out of the water completey. Even in fresh water a sterndrive will get moss...
Forum: Powered Boats 22-11-2017, 04:41
Replies: 14
Views: 4,795
Posted By tuffr2
Re: How long can salt water sit in an engine

I have see pictures of salt crystallized in the cooling passages of an engine. Typically these are boats kept on a lift on salt water canals me thinks.

I was told there are solutions to help...
Forum: Powered Boats 21-11-2017, 14:20
Replies: 14
Views: 4,795
Posted By tuffr2
Re: How long can salt water sit in an engine

No, the boat would be used in salt water maybe 4 or 5 days in a week. Each time the boat would be pulled out of the water. Then before it would sit for two weeks I would rinse the boat/trailer and...
Forum: Powered Boats 21-11-2017, 13:38
Replies: 14
Views: 4,795
Posted By tuffr2
Re: How long can salt water sit in an engine

American V. - it was an 18' Searay. I was driving by and the boat looked clean. I am on the east coast of Florida and do not see many runabouts in this area, so it caught my attention.

The owner...
Forum: Powered Boats 20-11-2017, 11:43
Replies: 14
Views: 4,795
Posted By tuffr2
How long can salt water sit in an engine

I see boats on the hook for weeks and months without being moved. They have salt water in their engines. How long before damage sets in?

I looked at an I/O runabout. Did not buy it...yet. If I...
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