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  1. waterman7474

    Garmin Echomap Plus 94sv

    If this was a ship (not a cash in hand transaction) and for some reason it fall through, I'll take it
  2. waterman7474

    Garmin Echomap Plus 94sv

    Still have this? I'm probably very interested but I'm waiting on confirmation of what tranducers are on the boat that I just bought to see if they are compatible.
  3. waterman7474

    23dv plumbing questions

    I just picked up a 23dv that needs a LOT of love...mostly bleach actually. I'm dropping it off to someone for a lot of rewireing, particularly at the stern because the biggest problem is the charlie foxtrot that is the plumbing. I have the pitch wells draining to the bilge, I think a livewell pump going to the freshwater pump then going to the SW washdown.....it's not pretty. I can figure out where most of it is supposed to go but a few questions. Were the pitchwells fed from the bottom the flow out the top glass or is there supposed to be a sprayer at the top?? The two very large seacocks and hoses, on the port side that exit straight astern and run forward, are those the front drains from beside the front deck storage? The mascerator pumps out to starbord rear? Where are the midships boxes supposed to drain to? Do all your boxes meet flush up to the deck and make them somewhat sealed? I'm sure there will be lots more.
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    2300dv Original Aux Swith pattern/layout

    Sweet, thanks!
  5. On of the first things I need to fix on this boat it the switch panel forward of the throttle as well as on the leaning post livewell. Can one of y'all tell (or pics) of what the original layout was? I might make some changes but before that, I would like to know what is original.
  6. Found some old pics and thought I'd share. Maybe one Skip or someone can elaborate but I don't think they made very many of these at all, like a handful at best I think. I bought it in Clear Lake Houston in 99 and got a smokin' deal because I guess the guy before me bought it then never picked it up from the dealership when it was delivered but since it got titled (somehow), they had to punt it as used and it was such a specific boat (and before internet searches were really a thing) they sat on it for a while and made me a hell of a deal to get rid of it. It was a super nice color and had these green snap in carpets with the Orvis logo embroidered on them and a green seat pad. It was seriously sexy. It was NOT slow with that 130 and WOT and the motor up, it would run scary skinny over a sand flat....like I burned some gelcoat off the low points on each side of the tunnel on a high speed pass over a sand flat in way west bay once. So there was a problem with where the tunnel curve met the stern plate and cracked from drain plug to plug around the curve. Skip and the guys had a few quick conversations and said "yep...what do you want to do?" "I would like a new boat" "Sure, the non tunnel" "how about the new 1810v just out" "sounds good" Then they sent someone out all the way to houston, picked the boat up, dragged it back to FL, pulled all my rigging off that one and put it on the new one and drove it back out, on their dime. Took less than 2 months if memory serves. Customer for life. Just picked up the 2300dv re-rehab on an earlier post.
  7. waterman7474

    Just picked up 03 2300dv

    Just got back into the mix. Quick history, I live in south Houston and back in 99, I bought a Redfisher Tunnel Orvis Edition (was suuuuper sexy....pics later). A year in, I had some structural issues with the tunnel leaking where the tunnel met the stern plate and in typical stellar fashion, after one email and a phone call, the company offered me a new hull, I opted for the just released 1810v. They came out to Houston, picked up the boat, drove it back to FL, swapped out all my running gear and rigging, drove it back out to me (who does that!!??!?!). I proceeded to beat the snot out of that boat for 5 years, with nary a squeak, crack, hiccup until I moved to Vegas in 05 and sold it to a close friend. Kind of vowed I was a devout fan for life. Just last Oct, I moved back to south Houston and my friend was talking about putting my old boat in the marina in my neighborhood so I could use it. I had always dreamed of having a 2300dv and just killing some time between conference calls I was bored cruising the interwebs and yesterday I see one on Craigslist in Galveston that was up for all of a day. With the proceeds from the ridiculous housing market burning a hole in my pocket...cleared it with upper management and headed down today and rolled down and checked it out. He said in one day he got dozens of calls and one guy from FL was foaming at the mouth. Got him down a tad on the price and happy with the value for the semi-unicorn, especially considering what they seem to have been going for over the last few years. The down side, it was a guide boat...so its' well used but it's mostly TLC and elbow grease. She's rough but it's mostly cosmetic I and relatively easy I think. Any other brand would be trashed, as his other 3 charter boats were. It was vinyl wrapped on the hull and console most of it's life so the exterior hull a console are in shockingly good condition considering. The motor is an older Yam SW250 2smoke but you breath on the key and it starts, no hiccup and pulls hard and runs clean when warm (they are kind of bullet proof) but probably only has a season or two at most but I'll run it till it dies. Shifts in/out of gear silently but I'll replace all the fluids for my own satisfaction. There are no stress cracks anywhere, including the box lids (I'm blown away considering the amount of use). The foot rail is missing which kind of *** but it is replaceable. The ugly...somewhatstuff I can do myself, figure sink a 1k or so and it will be good to go for the summer. Two one inch nicks in the gelcoat on the port strakes, midships. Need to replace the throttle binnacle. Anchor locker hinges, two wing fish box latches, rear access panel hinges. The control panel has been replaced but I don't like it, I'll replace that with something more durable. There are some shade-tree rigged LED lights spread around that will get ripped out almost immediately and replaced with weather tight units as well as proper weather tight units under the gunnels. I almost want to add a small box to the t-top and move the vhf up there. There are no rod holders on the side of the console or on the gunnels. I can probably add some to the inside gunnels but not sure how to attache them as I'm a little hesitant to drill through the pristine gel coat but I might just have to *** it up. All the pumps (bilge, livewell, macerator, pitch well) need to be replaced and new wires pulled. I think I should replace all the hoses and clamps as well, probably the seacocks. The rear switch panel and box need a lot of comet and some re-wire. The LP live well is in *** good shape. All the boxes need new gaskets. Console box is tired and needs new plexi. The premix tank cap clearly needs a new gasket... Inside the console and inside the rear access panel need some SERIOUS soap, bleach and stiff brush. Upholstery is original so I'll have someone else knock that out, maybe add some hip pads. Probably maybe add some Seadek in a few select places myself. The t-top is cloth and in great shape. The aluminum is a little corroded but nothing some dw40 and 00 steel wool won't fix. It could use a wind screen and some new speakers. Maybe two smaller bean bags for the kids (5&7). Trailer is decent older galvanized but with new axles, springs, hinges, bearings, buddies, runners. It's ugly as cat puke but completely serviceable. And stripper boat name has to go... I"m stoked.