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Forum: Repairs/Mods. Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Basketcase
Thanks, Don. That was pretty much my plan except...

Thanks, Don. That was pretty much my plan except probably use 1.5" foam for a bit of a lift from original. Trying to figure out how to retain the gutters and through deck drains. (I like them). I...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. Yesterday, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Basketcase
So really, there isn't a good way to do it...

So really, there isn't a good way to do it without refinishing the whole cap then. Just thought maybe someone had a good way to make it not look odd going from the original gelcoat on the sides of...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. Yesterday, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 70
Posted By Basketcase
Replacing/raising the deck without full refinish

Hey all. In the next year or so I plan to replace/raise the deck on my 20 Sceptre. If I don't want to go to the trouble of refinishing the whole top half of the boat, what is the alternative? I'd be...
Forum: General 07-08-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 319
Posted By Basketcase
I had them and hated the noise. They did not keep...

I had them and hated the noise. They did not keep any more water out than the rubber flap kind, so I went back to them and tossed these in the trash. Just my experience.
Forum: General 06-28-2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,621
Posted By Basketcase
Have you received pricing on the new Etec 3 cyl...

Have you received pricing on the new Etec 3 cyl 150? I'm realllllllly curious to see what that one is going to sell for. I was sold on the Merc 115 with CT, but this is a real contender now, unless...
Forum: General 06-20-2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 443
Posted By Basketcase
Decals look great but I want your vents!

Decals look great but I want your vents!
Forum: For Sale 06-19-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Basketcase
Probably a ridiculous question, but do we think...

Probably a ridiculous question, but do we think it might even be close to fitting on a 20?
Forum: General 06-06-2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Basketcase
Looks great. Thanks for the pic!

Looks great. Thanks for the pic!
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 05-29-2019, 07:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 114
Posted By Basketcase
Was it you behind me at the boat ramp?

Was pulling the boat out at the Mt. Hope boat ramp in RI on monday in my 20 Sceptre. Its my turn and the Sceptre is on the trailer in a minute or 2. I look behind and next in line to pull appeared to...
Forum: General 05-13-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Basketcase
Where have y'all mounted your pump assembly?...

Where have y'all mounted your pump assembly? Doesn't seem to be a good spot out back. Would be much easier to mount it up front. Any issues with that other than having to get new hydro lines?
Forum: Performance 05-09-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Basketcase
Thank you. I'll dig through that and see what I...

Thank you. I'll dig through that and see what I can find.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 05-08-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Basketcase
This sure looks like 1708 to me.

This sure looks like 1708 to me.
Forum: General 05-08-2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By Basketcase
Finally ordered trim tabs for the Sceptre

Took advantage of the 40% promo on Overtons (overtons40 if you didn't know) and bought some Bennett 10x12 sport trim tabs. Cant wait to get them installed. I was out a couple of weeks ago and a...
Forum: Performance 05-03-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 266
Posted By Basketcase
Fuel burn. Optimax 175 vs Merc 115 4stroke

Hey guys. I have an Opti 175 on my Sceptre 20 and it is pretty awesome. I was planning to put the Merc 115 on my 20 CC when its done. Any idea what the fuel burn difference will be between these...
Forum: General 04-04-2019, 10:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,751
Posted By Basketcase
In my 20cc rebuild I did a 25 gallon Moeller...

In my 20cc rebuild I did a 25 gallon Moeller plastic tank. I plan to run a 115 4 stroke. It wont be an offshore boat and hoping that the 4 stroke is efficient enough to not have to fill up too much....
Forum: General 04-01-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,751
Posted By Basketcase
On my 20 Sceptre, the tank would leak if I filled...

On my 20 Sceptre, the tank would leak if I filled it to the top. It was leaking at the seal between the sender and the tank. How much fuel is in the tank? Before getting too crazy, I'd be tempted to...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 03-26-2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Basketcase
I dont understand the hate for the thru deck...

I dont understand the hate for the thru deck scuppers. I like them on my Sceptre. They work great. Much better than the through the transom ones on my aquasport. I see a lot of people looking to...
Forum: General 03-25-2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Basketcase
I'd be interested in some of the factory decals...

I'd be interested in some of the factory decals in Black.
Forum: General 09-06-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Basketcase
Thank you for all the thoughtful responses. I see...

Thank you for all the thoughtful responses. I see a lot of what you're saying. I am curious to see how the ride would be a bit farther back. The Sceptre is already pretty smooth.

I'd be curious...
Forum: General 09-05-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Basketcase
Why a center console?

I have a 20' potter center console boat that I've been restoring for quite a while now. As some of you know, I purchased a 20' Sceptre at the beginning of this season to replace my Aquasport center...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 08-29-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 85
Posted By Basketcase
Gelcoat matching for the Sceptre

Hey guys. I am trying to see if Spectrum can match the gelcoat for my 77 Sceptre. Do we know the name of the color? What is the best way to get some gelcoat for small scratch repairs. There are a few...
Forum: General 08-29-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 419
Posted By Basketcase
I recently used Soft Scrub with bleach on a...

I recently used Soft Scrub with bleach on a really dirty boat. It was unbelievable how clean it was after. It is an abrasive, so not to be used regularly, but when trying to clean up a boat that...
Forum: Performance 08-13-2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By Basketcase
I cant relate

I cant relate
Forum: Performance 08-13-2018, 08:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Basketcase
It was great! Just got back last night from a...

It was great! Just got back last night from a weekend of boating with it. Quick to plane, no blowouts. Got to 5400 rpm at 43mph with 2 people, 2 large dogs, a completely full gas tank and a boat full...
Forum: Performance 08-09-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Basketcase
Here we go. Rev 4 17 pitch. Going to try it out...

Here we go. Rev 4 17 pitch. Going to try it out tomorrow!
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