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  1. DavidG

    Jeep Super Bowl Ad

    And to think he has a lawsuit against the NFL for ruining his career! I guess he still believes his reaction was justified. As a ex Vet, I have not watched a single game this year and will continue this until the NFL imposes stiff fines against those that continue this practice! Once Cav always Cav
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    Ditch Bag

    Just a short add to this, I have a close friend John P ( I won’t mention his last name out of privacy) most long time fishermen here in NE Fla know him, was asked to “skipper” a boat out of St Augustine. He was 60 miles out with 4 other people including the owner when the boat (50ft class) caught fire. John said there was not even enough time to grab a life jacket ,it went up that fast. 3 of the guest all floated away never to be seen again. John held on to the owner while treading water as the owner went into Cardiac arrest.John, who was somewhat athletic and in his young 40s treaded water for over 6 hours. Told me he finally had to just let him go due to the fatigue and was about to just give up and go as well. Thankfully a commercial fishing boat had seen the smoke and got there in time and found John. Out of 5 people, John was the only survivor. John is now preaching boat safety continuously as this event changed his life. Guys , We all think “ won’t happen to me” John was a long time boater and thought the same prior to this. We don’t blink to spend hundreds or even thousands on the latest gear. Take this winter to put a what if bag together. Sounds stupid but take a basic first aid course. The one thing I used to hear when we got to the victim/ patient was usually “ I didn’t know what to do “ Again, to the original poster, this is one of the best and important threads I’ve seen on this forum!......David
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    Ditch Bag

    I know I’m just a newbie to this site but I came across this thread that is outstanding and should be looked at by everyone. We all read about tragic accidents happening every year on the water and to us, it will always be someone else. I also see there are some older folks like me on this site so in your first aid kit, insure a fresh bottle of BABY aspirin. There 81 mg apiece. If you or someone you come across is having a possible MI ( heart attack) and their conscious and able to swallow, give them 3-tablets and chew them up. This is a time saver and might save their life. While your on the water, know where your closest ramp or dock is located. This way, EMS can be dispatched to the closest location.Use your radio first to call for help! ( more people can hear a mayday) then use your cell phone! As a 30 year Firefighter/Paramedic, I cant count the amount of calls we’ve been dispatched to involving boaters! Great thread from the original poster!!
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    Theft deterrents

    Just fish, I see your a firefighter as well ( I’ve been retired for 2 years) how about a lock box large enough for the receiver? Lock box like they keep outside of all stations? But I’m sold on wheel locks!
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    Theft deterrents

    On the serious note, it’s a shame we have to go through so much to keep anyone from taking what’s not theirs. My last new boat ( 20 years ago) was stolen out of a locked boat storage area by 2 guys who had stolen a truck from a nearby apartment complex. The noise of my boat hitting the fence woke up a couple who then called the police. With 5 police cars chasing after them, they rolled both the truck and boat and trailer. Those in Jax are familiar with Southside Blvd/ Arlington Expressway. The 2 bailed and ran and were never apprehended. I had not even made the first payment on the boat! The boat and trailer spent it’s first year and a half being repaired at Beaches Marina while I continued making payments on it! State Farm would not renew after that repair! So now with my new Hewes, I’m very protective of her. Besides all the cameras with night vision, I fold and chain the trailer tongue, plus 2 locks on the receiver, as well as a wheel lock! If they attempt to steal this one, they’ll have to work on it for a bit. I’ll be awake by then!
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    Theft deterrents

    Well Officer, He came at me with the tire iron and I feared for my life!
  7. DavidG

    Boat Insurance

    Insured with Geico who also insured all my vehicles. Good policy with a fair price!
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    Severe cavitation

    FSU, might try just changing the angle of the transducer. They have my transducer pushed so tightly against the transom you couldn’t slide a piece of paper between them. I have not noticed a rooster tail at all. I never realized the size of these new transducers and can see how they can disrupt the water flow. I seriously recommend Atlantic Coast! Their #1 priority is customer service! Glad to hear your in Jax as well! Going to be a nice fishing week coming up!......David
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    Trailer Bunk Help

    Have to agree with all suggestions, maybe add the bunks as well as a roller in that spot depending on where your keel hits when your at the ramp. Your protected by both.
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    Severe cavitation

    Brown Bear, In the 2 nd pic you’ll see the gauge on the right and while sitting, I’ll lower the bracket until the 3 is level with the black molding on top of transom
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    Severe cavitation

    I’m in agreement with you about the speed issue, I’ve got a whole new respect for these professional boat racers. Secondly my wife will be kicking my A## if I open it up! I always start with the trim completely down, bracket all the way down and trim tabs up ( I’ve never used them to be honest) once I come up on plane, I start trimming up until it feels comfortable. Prior to the moving of the transducer, I couldn’t even barely touch the trim button and it would start cavitating with RPM climbing and speed coming down. As well as trying to make a turn was like turning a barge. This coming week the Temps will be in the 80 s on Tuesday and Wednesday so I’ll be out chasing the Reds and sheephead and I’ll take pics of the gauges as I open her up.( wife will be working ) I thought about your question last night about where the bracket is mounted. As I found out yesterday ( learned) I have a 6 inch set back on the bracket and I’ll enclose this morning a pic of where it sits in relation to the transom. I wish I had put the trolling motor on before the “ test run “ yesterday so I could see how the bow would react with the extra weight. I have 3 batteries in the console as well. The one thing that both the salesman (local boat Capt) as well as the tech advised, was to raise the bracket up enough so not to crush your steering. So I usually put the gauge shown to where the number 3 is showing. I’ll keep you posted!......David
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    Severe cavitation

    Brown Bear, Is your boat loaded at the time? Today I would have gotten a pic of gauges but was hanging on for dear life while the tech was driving lol. Sunday with the temp being 72 with no rain , I’ll be loading up for fishing and see what I’m getting with all the gear on it.And I’ll get a pic of the gauges. I will say on the very few times this boats been in the water, this is the BEST it’s ran and handled. All due to the transducer being mounted in the wrong spot. My last boat I bought New (2000) was a 24 foot deep V and the latest transducer then was about the size or smaller then a pack of cigarettes. This transducer is almost as long as a trim tab so I can see where the problem was. I’ll keep you posted.....David
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    Severe cavitation

    I also need to give a Thank You to Atlantic Coast Marine here in Jacksonville! They will NOT let a customer leave unless their satisfied! Their techs are top notch!........David
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    Severe cavitation

    Geeviam, just measured and it has a 5 1/2 inch setback. I normally have run it all the way down and the only issue is you have to be careful when your bracket is all the way up not to scratch your cowling on the poling platform dabear , Thank you! I’ll still be paying for this thing from the grave lol. I told my wife to just bury me on it to save funeral expenses lol
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    Severe cavitation

    I don’t consider anyone wrong, all were valid things to look at. I did ask the Tech ( 25 years experience) whyYamaha changed to the rubber dampeners in their props and he advised it was mainly due to low and mid speeds where the prop would feel every piston causing more vibration at low/ mid speeds. He also advised about the heat issue as well with 4 stroke engines as Geeviam mentioned above. Thanks for all the help guys!.....David
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