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mdemott

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About mdemott

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    Fernandina Bch, FL
  1. Bahamas trip

    The Bahamian Office of Tourism used to organize a trip out of Pirates Cove in Stuart, FL in July. You could launch in Stuart and stay overnight at Pirates Cove for a departure early the next day. They would run about 12 boats to include large sportfish and center consoles. Don't know if they are still doing it as I have moved from Stuart and don't keep up with the event.
  2. How are you cleaning up wiring 1997 Bayfisher

    Try installing a poling platform with backing plates on a Bayfisher.
  3. Gas shock brackets

    You probably have thought of this already however suggest you apply three coats of clear coat to your finished product. I clear coat all exposed metal as we live on a salt water marsh and it has really helped.
  4. What Material for Full Cover

    I have used these vents for a number of years with success. I put large tennis balls under the hatch lids to prop them up and allow for circulation. My boat is on a drive on floating dock so it is close to the water. http://www.taylormadeproducts.com/cgi-bin/catalog.pl?item_id=136
  5. Oyster Rash

    Yes indeed! Fernandina Bch and specifically Kingsley Creek is a minefield. Thought I knew them all but after hurricane Matthew they seem to grow new ones.
  6. Careful running early morning

    I assume those markers are illuminated. He must have been running pretty fast.
  7. another Buddy is gone.

    Seems that more examples of cancer are showing up. Lost our Scottie to jaw cancer at nine years of age. New puppy is getting a special diet which we will monitor and see if it contributes to overall health and longevity.
  8. 2018 Mercury 150 Four Stroke

    Too bad. Wish I had known three months ago. Hung my Merc. 150 on my 20ft. bay boat and love it. Maintenance for a DIY appears to be so easy. Are you going with a 200?
  9. 2018 Mercury 150 Four Stroke

    Why are you selling?
  10. F150 owners keep and eye on your balancer

    Amen to that!
  11. Irrigation motor muff

    I also use the collapsible bag and although it uses more water than muffs like the fact that you can add vinegar or salt away and let it circulate. I rinse thourghly also.
  12. Rod holders

    Used V-Lock rod holders on my Redfisher. Easily removable when not in use.
  13. All new Pathfinder 2005

    Running a 20 ft bay boat with a 150. This new boat looks like a winner of a hull. Will definitely need a 150 on it.
  14. replacement hatch cable?

    Yes, that looks like what I need also.
  15. Best Yamaha 2 stroke oil?

    I don't remember the number of hours on that motor when I bought it but when we tore it down for rebuild it was very clean. Piston tops were not showing carbon buildup and rings were clean. The motor failed due to a retaining pin, not degraded oil. When we goy it back from the builder, I used Amsoil to break it in at 100 to 1. It smoked a little during break in but after that period I ran the normal formula and other than a small wisp of smoke at start up it was very clean. I sold the boat a few years back and the new owner has called me on a few occasions to ask about some mods. I made to it. He tells me he hasn't touched the engine except for maintenance and to replace a starter.
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