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About smooth move

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    weekend warrior
  • Birthday 07/10/1949


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    been retired for 10 yrs. have a 02 pathfinder 2200 that i bought new in 02. currently doing some much needed mods. we live on the water of west galveston bay and the boat gets quite a bit of use. we have 6 grandkids, so we try to keep them entertained.<
  • Occupation
    retired boilermaker/diver
  • Interests
    fishing and making stuff
  • Location
    bayou vista, tx.
  • Full Name
    roger domingue

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  1. Fishing Marco/Naples area

    go to goodland! miles of mangrove channels.
  2. 2005 2200v trolling motor

    i had a 24v MG and swapped out for a 36v MG manual tiller and i hate having another battery to buy and maintain, but i really really like the longevity of the charge. i've fished 2 days running the trolling motor almost all day(on very low troll) without charging.
  3. Texas Pathfinders

    April 15 is a Sunday. that's good. i talking about a preliminary meeting to sort of discuss a tournament or get together in the boats. someone suggested it earlier and it seems like a good idea. we'll get an idea of the amount of participation.
  4. Texas Pathfinders

    how about a meet up at Topwater Sunday the 25th. maybe around 2pm and wear a certain color shirt for recognition?
  5. Man, i don't remember. we were there about 10 yrs ago. i don't think a tower will make it. try calling the Sea Tow rep there. i know for a fact that they have towed boats under the bridge.
  6. scupper check valves question

    i put Rabuds on and still get water when 2 guys get in the stern. if i'm worried about wet feet(cold weather) i put 1 1/2" plumbers plugs in the holes. i had to grind a flat spot on the plugs to match up with the deck on the bottom.
  7. Removing gunnel rails on 2200v

    might put an extra cleat on each side. i put one on each side where my drift sock is in the perfect place. took a little experimenting, but the boat drifts just right.
  8. Propoising Question

    tabs are cool in deeper water, but i have a habit of dragging the hull through all sorts of bottom material and i don't think they would last a season on my boat. this morning i was fishing in water so shallow that i had my buddy come up on the bow with me because his body weight was making the stern drag in the shell and mud. then the troll motor prop started banging around in the shell. wish i could utilize them,but, no bueno.
  9. Propoising Question

    i don't have trim tabs on my 02-2200v. it's not a problem, when it starts to porpoise, i just trim down the motor a little. changed from a 200 hpdi to an IF4-200 and everything's the same. there is a spot around 3000 rpm that is a porpoise area. i just power up about 500-1000 rpm.
  10. Early Morning pics

    glass! nice shot.
  11. Removing gunnel rails on 2200v

    take a little work and finess, but it can be done with a 4" side grinder and a cut off wheel. i'd make the first cut about 3/8" up and then make a vertical cut and pry it off. that's just me though and i work with these tools every day. if you try this, put some protection down for the grindings, they'll leave rust marks. i know it's SS, but the grinder blade has carbon in it.
  12. 2200V with 150SHO

    i bought the IF 200 and at first was less than pleased. since then and after several prop changes, i love it. i'm getting 49 mph at 5300 rpm, light and windless. almost exactly what i got with a 200 hpdi on the same boat. 2 of my friends have the same engine. one has the same boat and runs a less pitch prop than me. he gets 47 mph at 5800. i fished in it with him yesterday. the other has a 21 triton tunnel, so anything he gets is not comparable to ours(2200v pathfinder). the engine sounds and feels solid. has a really good, deep 4 stroke sound and is much more frugal on fuel. i've got 490 hrs on mine now with only a bad throttle body at 60 hrs. warranty picked it up.
  13. 1999 2200v gunnel rod holders?

  14. Gelcoat Repair

    i agree. i had about the same thing on mine. i ground it out and cut up some fiberglass mat, then mixed it with resin. i put that on the scar and let it set, then sanded it down. i put a coat of white gel coat on it and sanded and buffed it. color doesn't match exact, but it's on the bottom of the boat and can't be seen.
  15. Sealing fuel sender access panel

    have your clear tubing molded up yet? mine did. i have to clean em out every 4 or 5 months.