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Forum: For Sale 10-16-2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By cdavisdb
Bump Drive is brand new and kicker problem...

Bump

Drive is brand new and kicker problem was minor(and fixed) Boat is ready to go to the Bahamas today.
Forum: General 10-14-2020, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By cdavisdb
lucky man!!

lucky man!!
Forum: General 10-11-2020, 07:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By cdavisdb
I can't even try to hide it. The detection...

I can't even try to hide it. The detection system is way too good!
Forum: General 10-08-2020, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By cdavisdb
As the happy 10 year owner of a 25 with a...

As the happy 10 year owner of a 25 with a 5.7/duoprop, I'd second kmoose. Mine still runs better with some extra weight forward. What you propose will make the boat far too stern heavy. Even an...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 09-09-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By cdavisdb
You are going to love that galley. Mine has...

You are going to love that galley. Mine has original foldouts. If you need measurements or pics, let me know.
Forum: Performance 08-09-2020, 02:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 344
Posted By cdavisdb
Suziki hack

For all you Suzuki fans out there

My son sent this to me. I've been looking at Suzuki's and this surely works better than my Volvo.

https://imgur.com/gallery/idte9Qh
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 08-01-2020, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By cdavisdb
4 adults and a dog. That should not be too...

4 adults and a dog. That should not be too tough. But you won't be able to spend the night on the boat.
Forum: For Sale 07-28-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By cdavisdb
Hi Rybones, Thanks for stopping. Given how...

Hi Rybones,

Thanks for stopping. Given how ugly Murphy was being to me, I sure might have needed your help.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 07-28-2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 747
Posted By cdavisdb
CG, CG, CG, Sometimes over-emphasized, but not...

CG, CG, CG, Sometimes over-emphasized, but not always. I'd disagree on the 20 seafari CG being a non-issue. Put too much weight in the stern, bracket an outboard, etc and that boat will fall off...
Forum: For Sale 07-22-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By cdavisdb
1972 25 seafari

Well its time. Hate it anyway.

Volvo 5.7 V8, sx duoprop drive. Motor is near perfect, 1500 hours. Always run by vacumn gauge. 100 gallons internal fuel, Bennet tabs, Hydraulic steering,...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 07-20-2020, 08:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By cdavisdb
Strick, you are welcome at our place anytime,...

Strick, you are welcome at our place anytime, including a boat ride.
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 07-19-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By cdavisdb
And I thought I knew all about Murphy

This got so ridiculous, it makes a good tale.


There is such a thing as the “Three strikes” rule. Works in baseball and boating. From long experience, I know that violating that rule will get...
Forum: General 06-18-2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By cdavisdb
Nice pic!! And given than the conditions are...

Nice pic!! And given than the conditions are always much worse than the pics make it appear, I'm glad I wasn't out there!!
Forum: General 06-09-2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By cdavisdb
Great shot!!

Great shot!!
Forum: Performance 06-07-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By cdavisdb
There are several members with 23's and Yamaha ...

There are several members with 23's and Yamaha kickers that fish on the great lakes, big rough water. Bigeasy1, I think. I'd pick his brains on his experience with kickers.

I set my kicker on...
Forum: Performance 05-31-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By cdavisdb
You don't need much horse power, just torque. I...

You don't need much horse power, just torque. I have an 8 hp hi thrust Yamaha kicker that works (when it works) much better than a 15 hp 2 stroke I used to have. Performance down wind is roughly...
Forum: General 05-12-2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 771
Posted By cdavisdb
Moose is right. Another vote for a...

Moose is right.

Another vote for a windshield.

Can't advise on hull size, I don't know your conditions, but there is not a lot of difference in draft of the 20 and 23. I dived a 20...
Forum: General 04-01-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By cdavisdb
Thanks Bigshrimpin. That study led me deeper...

Thanks Bigshrimpin. That study led me deeper into the information black hole and it became pretty clear that there were some major problems with the French study and some alternative hypotheses that...
Forum: General 03-30-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By cdavisdb
that is REALLY interesting. Thanks gofast. The...

that is REALLY interesting. Thanks gofast. The French study looks pretty reliable and is especially interesting because more than half of the patients had underlying health problems that lend...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-26-2020, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,910
Posted By cdavisdb
Authorities are pressured to close off boating...

Authorities are pressured to close off boating because of damn fools who gather on sandbars to party, up close and personal. Closure is a bad decision. The vast majority of boaters aren't going to...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 03-15-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 955
Posted By cdavisdb
My kinda quarantine. Wish it was gonna be that...

My kinda quarantine. Wish it was gonna be that easy.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 02-27-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 336
Posted By cdavisdb
FYI, poured foam may be listed as closed cell,...

FYI, poured foam may be listed as closed cell, ie, water doesn't penetrate. Often it ain't so. Mine, used in diving equipment, absorbed lots of water. Later, I bought some planks of closed...
Forum: Performance 02-13-2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 479
Posted By cdavisdb
For getting on the boat, what kmoose linked to is...

For getting on the boat, what kmoose linked to is the cats meow, especially if you are wearing tanks. If you have other needs, a platform can be much more useful. Both is best if you can figure...
Forum: For Sale 02-12-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,744
Posted By cdavisdb
Michael, check your emails

Michael,

check your emails
Forum: General 02-03-2020, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 386
Posted By cdavisdb
reason I ask: Its my understanding that the...

reason I ask: Its my understanding that the viscosity of Seastar oil relatively low. A thicker oil makes it a bit harder to turn the wheel but makes the steering a bit more positive. Given my 25s...
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