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JEM

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  1. JEM

    Shark Eyes Install

    I think Candle is correct with the separation. He is an expert. He ought to be with the name “Candle.” 👌
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    Plumbing???

    Xactly right!
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    Jack Plate questions

    I have had my Atlas jp for 3 years, and have never had to touch it. At least not yet.
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    Minn Kota or Motorguide

    Your experience mirrors mine. I have a total of 3 years with both the gen 1 and gen 2 version of the MK Ulterra, 24V. The additional maintenance that I do is every 2 or 3 trips, I spray both sides of the rubber belt with Armor All, and every so often, pull the side plates off (2 screws each side) and spray Armor All in there. I have never had a failure in 3 years. My 10' power pole has a custom cover on it, and it went the entire year of 2018 without it being pulled off. I need to sell it! What is an "anchor?"
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    Plumbing???

    Replacing the hoses and clamps is not a hard task at all. Be sure to use quality marine hoses, made for the particular use, along with quality SS clamps, doubled clamped. I see a single clamp on the live well thru hull drain. A big no no.........
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    Sea Chest grate removal

    Very true. If you haven't confirmed where the leak is coming from, water flowing over the live well tubb where it butts up against the underside of the deck is a VERY common issue.......much more common than a thru hull leak. In fact, I just sealed my Pathy a couple of weeks ago trying to stop that.
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    Sea Chest grate removal

    I would have confirmed that a leak was coming from the sea chest thru hulls first by dropping the boat in the water and immediately looking and feeling all around the thru hull(s) and any protruding screws in the bilge. It is pretty easy to confirm a leak if you see water or feel water on the thru hull from inside the bilge. This is exactly how we found a leaking thru hull on a buddy's new 2016 Pathfinder 2400, which MBG fixed under warranty.
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    Sea Chest grate removal

    If it hasn’t had anything done to it since 2000, you shouldn’t have any problem backing out the screws.....in all likelihood it will just fall off.
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    My "new" 2007 2200V

    I have tried everything. I showed her that picture. Her Shitzu is named Maggie Mae also. All to no avail.
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    My "new" 2007 2200V

    Unfortunately, we had to put him down on January 11, 2018. He was a good buddy, and even though he was a retriever, and not a pointer, he picked out the woman that would become my wife. We still miss him, and Debbie won't let me get another lab.
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    GPS Screen Size

    I will give you credit for at least one truthful statement you made.
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    GPS Screen Size

    The thing is, egret, you haven't educated anybody in here with anything. In fact, believe it or not, you aren't any smarter or more experienced than any of the posters on this thread. I will be willing to bet I have more hours on the water than you, unless you are a professional guide or fisherman. So for you to bust in on the MBG forum (oh, by the way, this is not The Hull Truth) on your second post and tell me that my Garmin MFD is useless......... Well, let's put it this way. It tells me a whole lot more about you than it informs me about my electronics.
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    GPS Screen Size

    Hmmmmm. I must be in the twilight zone because I didn't realize that I was in the "Hull Truth." I can hear the Twilight Zone music ringing in my ears now. That ain't funny! Not even "sort of." Now, you still haven't explained how I have run over half the Georgia coast, day and night, and still haven't banged a fixed marker or ran aground, due to my reliance on a Garmin "pretty useless" chart plotter. Please explain the harsh truth of these proven facts.
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    2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    Looks like you will be back in the water sooner than later!
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    GPS Screen Size

    I run half the Georgia coast with a 7" Garmin MFD. No problem yet. And sometimes, I am running in the dark for more than an hour. I wouldn't call that "pretty useless."
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    Jack Plate questions

    Master Repair down in Stuart installed a 6'" Atlas on my 2007 2200V. The only time I use it is at the highest level is when I am trying to idle into a shallow creek mouth or over a bar. I cannot run at speed raised to the top because the engine will overheat. Even my SHO with a low water pickup cannot be run at speed with the jack plate raised to the top. But even just using it while idling over shallow water makes it very valuable to me!
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    2008 Pathfinder 22XL

    The pictures seem to show a 4 blade prop? What kind of performance do you get with the F250?
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    What did you do to your boat today?

    I spend between $200 and $500 a year fixing little dings and scratches on the hull sides and bottom. I figure it is easier (to come up with a couple of hundred bucks) to keep up with every year than letting it get to be a big deal and big money.
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    2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    Looking good!
  20. Me and a couple of fishing buddies left work a little before noon today and put in at Yellow Bluff for a quick trip. We managed to find some nice trout, reds, and a flounder. I released one red that went 30”.
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    Livewell Strainer

    This is what they sell over at MBG Gear.com.
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    What did you do to your boat today?

    I have had my 2nd generation, Bluetooth MK Ulterra for two years with total trouble free service. The exception being that the white paint started flaking off the lower unit........the motor. Knowing that my 2 year warranty was up in January, I called MK and found out they will replace the lower unit (the motor) under warranty. Shazam! Soooo, I arranged to ship the motor to Master Repair in Stuart, my installing dealer. I got it back yesterday. They did me right!!!!! It included a new shaft and a new lift motor. Essentially a brand new troller. Sometimes, it pays to buy from and let a brick and mortar shop install! I can’t recommend Master Repair highly enough!
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    What did you do to your boat today?

    I installed a Lumitec Newt LED bait well light in my aft center bait well this past Saturday. While I was in the well, I ran a bead of caulk around the top of the tub hoping to seal it to stop the leaks into the bilge.
  24. I thought I would share a couple of pictures of some heaping big 'hoo. The first pictures is a 162 pounder caught in the last week or two down at San Salvador in the southern Bahamas. The second picture is a 110 pounder caught by a good friend off his 34 Yellowfin while fishing down at Rum Cay over the Christmas holidays.
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