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  1. Friction Hinge for Front Dry Storage

    Any idea where to find the replacement SS socket, that sounds like a great idea.
  2. Friction Hinge for Front Dry Storage

    They claim now that they are direct replacements for their products. Haven't ordered them yet, so don't know for sure.
  3. Friction Hinge for Front Dry Storage

    Anyone replace the hinges on the large front dry storage of their Pathfinder with the gemlux friction hinges? It would be nice to get rid of the gas shock, and last time out with my kids, it kept getting knocked off and the catch on the end is wearing, so need to do something about it anyway. Just concerned with the size of the hatch lid and whether or not the friction hinges will hold it. Also, which hinge did your order. Size looks to be a direct replacement but hard to tell if its top mount or flush mount.
  4. F250 Thermostat Change

    I have a 2007 model F250, its overheating at low RPM. My normal mechanic is backed up a couple of weeks but told me it probably was the thermostats. I'm generally pretty handy and used to work on most of my own stuff, but with this motor have pretty much just let the mechanic handle everything, I spend my time doing what I do best. This one seems like it should be pretty easy, but haven't been able to find a video or good tutorial online for this model. Can anyone give me any pointers on this or pass along any resources. Thanks
  5. Stump pass reports

    Was down there this weekend. I could spell red tide in just a few areas, but didn't see anything in the way of dead fish. Was in the BG area from Pineland up to Placida/LGI.
  6. Trim Tab Power

    Thanks for the replies. It doesn't seem like mine goes to main fuse panel. I have a fuse that feeds the main switch panel, with breakers on the switches. The other fuses on that panel just feed stuff that isn't on a switch. It either comes off a leg from that main feed, or isn't fused. I really doubt it would not have a fuse in front of it somewhere. This will be fun to track down, I almost have to get my whole upper body in the console to see the switches and wiring on this this rig.
  7. Trim Tab Power

    I have an 08 2400TE, can anybody tell me where the trim tabs get power and if there is a fuse. I'm not getting power to the switch and having trouble tracing the wire back to the power source.
  8. Cast Net Recommendation

    Thanks for the info guys, never heard of Baracuda but looks legit. Think I'll go with Tim Wade though. Anyone have current info for contacting him, what I found was a little old so thought i'd ask before calling. Thanks!
  9. Cockpit drain clog

    I took the "ear" off a set of engine flush earmuffs, and used it to seal up around the drain and get some pressure with a water hose to clean it out.
  10. Cast Net Recommendation

    I'm in need of a new cast net so figured I would get some opinions. I've been throwing a 3/8 mesh 10 ft. Calusa for a long time now for whitebait. I'm probably going to get a Tim Wade, but interested in suggestions on size. This would be for whitebait in and around Charlotte Harbor/Lemon Bay area. I'm not getting any younger so was thinking I might go down to a an 8 footer. When bait gets thin, or I don't get out as early, throwing that 10 footer 15-20 times can start to wear on me. What are you guys throwing in this area?
  11. WTB Pathfinder 22 or 24

    For what its worth, I'd look hard at a 24. I went through this a few years ago and decided the extra room was worth it for the kids. I don't regret it. I don't think there is noticeable handling or draft differences from the 22. When I get wife and kids with 3 bags of towels, snacks, a paddle board, etc I still have room for a few rods and some tackle. Just a bit harder to find a 24 but be patient and willing to drive.
  12. Starboard dash cover-up/top ideas

    All great options, glad I asked. Thanks for the suggestions!
  13. Pics or location suggestions for forward rod holders

    Sorry, not sure what happened with that post, hopefully you get the gist.
  14. Pics or location suggestions for forward rod holders

    I put some just in the front of the large dry storage, right behind the front baitwell. Come in very hand fishing off the bow. I'd like some in the gunnel up there as well just a little trickier to get located right.
  15. Starboard dash cover-up/top ideas

    I'd like to do something similar. The console on my '08 2400 is more rounded, but has a little lip on the top at the end of the console side. I'd like to extend it over hand a bit and put a bigger lip that would actually create a tray like the pics above. My stumbling block is the existing lip, I think I'd need to bring it flush back to the top of the console. Suggestions on how to do that? I don't want to just go to town with a sawzall and have a bunch of gelcoat work to do. I can handle the starboard fabrication but not experienced with the glass work.