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About conocean

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    Maverick Owner


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    Prior owner of a 1995 17MA. Prior co-owner of a 2001 17T.
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    Enjoying life!
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    The 954 & 239...
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  1. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Great info here, indeed. I've learned a lot reading thru all the posts. Being insurable and avoiding the possibility of having a claim denied would be of primary concern if I were thinking about tuning my motor, especially if I was a guide. The bottom line is this....if the actual horsepower of your motor exceeds the stamp on your boat then your policy could be null & void. If you don't disclose that you've tuned your motor then you're withholding info from your insurer. Tuning a motor during a policy term would be viewed as a "material change in risk". Stupidity claims are often covered but claims involving the absence of full material disclosure are denied 99% of the time. I don't know any insurers that will endorse a policy to cover a vessel that is powered by a motor that exceeds a manufacturer's max HP rating. In this instance, one of the key facts in a liability claim that arises due to a passenger injury while running or collision/allision would be the engine horsepower not exceeding the stamp on the boat. A physical damage claim (transom and/or hull failure) would be simple to deny if a vessel is overpowered. If someone is injured bad enough (or possibly killed) and/or if enough property is damaged then you can guarantee the attorney that the insurer hires will confirm the motor's actual horsepower and cross reference that info with the stamp on the boat. I've seen it happen dozens of times. Sorry to rain on anyone's parade but I've been in the yacht/boat insurance business for 20 years. I've seen bad things happen to a lot of good people and I'd like to have all of my fellow forum members avoid anything bad happening to them. With that being said.....have any of you with tuned motors disclosed that info to your insurers?? If yes, I would like to know what their response was. If no, then you may want to think about doing so.
  2. Careful running early morning

    Michael Anderson was an offshore boat racing champion. Awful news.
  3. How’re the bugs?

    Bugs have been nearly non-existent in Choko all summer. Deer flies have been really bad in the backcountry though. Skeeters are part of the Everglades experience....I kind of miss them! 😢 Enjoy Mingo this weekend, boys. I'm in Choko at my fish camp til Monday. ✌🏻
  4. 2013 Pathfinder 24 TRS w/ Yamaha F300

    I can confirm that no expense is spared on the maintenance of Juanki's boats. He is meticulous.
  5. Best Fluorocarbon Knot?

    Homer rode loop knot for 40lb & under. Uni for 50lb+. Uni to uni for all braid to leader connections.
  6. another Buddy is gone.

    Please accept my condolences, Doc. RIP Boss.
  7. Older hull recommendations for Tampa Bay

    I have yet to ride in any skiff that can outperform a 17MA in a chop. I wouldve never sold mine if I didnt fish in less than a foot of water so often.
  8. SOLD

    Pm returned
  9. SOLD

    I have a never used older model Shimano Stradic 4000FI that I’d like to trade for a never used Shimano Stradic 3000. PM me if interested.
  10. New poling platform

    what he said! ^
  11. Help me pick a trolling motor

    What they all suggested (24v/80lbs)! Personally I prefer the Powerwinch plug over the Battery Tender plug. I've had Powerwinch plugs on all 3 of my Mavericks without failure or issue. A Battery Tender plug failed on my old 17MA. Also, a separate breaker for your TM batteries is a really good idea.
  12. Cleaning/Waxing

    Star Brite instant hull cleaner main ingredient is Oxalic acid. I think Muriatic is much stronger than Oxalic. I spray it on my hull and rinse it off minute or two later. Haven't noticed any reaction or damage to my aluminum trailer but I wouldn't risk letting it sit on there for very long just in case!
  13. Cleaning/Waxing

    I like Star Brite instant hull cleaner or CLR. All of the stain removing products will strip away the wax on your hull; some more than others. I use the Star Brite hull cleaner wax with a coat of Star Brite polish over top.
  14. Thanks guys. We sure had tasty dinners the past two nights.... Just the basics....light olive oil, lemon, garlic & onion sprinkled with Everyday Seasoning. Deeelish!
  15. Chokoloskee update?

    What weather dodging?