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About DonV

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    distance caster


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    1998 Hewes Lappy Bonefisher/1978 23' SeaCraft
  • Location
    Tampa South Shore
  1. Oyster Rash

    Don't take this wrong, however your trailer axles looks like they're on their last legs, the cheese grater is beyond useless and your hull has had a rough life....don't show us anymore. There are people like Ron in Atlanta who's boat is a showpiece that would have serious heart issues..........
  2. How are you cleaning up wiring 1997 Bayfisher

    Don't forget the straw! Hardly enough room to tilt the can up even in a Pathfinder console. Disclaimer....if you live in CA please forgive me for advising the use of a straw!
  3. Rejuvenate Sunbrella console cover

    Yeah a gallon is too much for that project. You could buy this for $23 and do your project once....... https://www.westmarine.com/buy/star-brite--waterproofing-fabric-treatment-with-ptef-22oz--115878?recordNum=25 or you could buy this for $42 and a nice ZEP quart spray bottle from Lowes for $4 and do it many times and save some money https://www.ebay.com/itm/Star-Brite-81900-Fabric-Waterproofing-w-PTEF-1-Gallon-Tent-Boat-Top-Cover/152077487227?_trkparms=aid%3D555017%26algo%3DPL.CASSINI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D54463%26meid%3Db62e2d2fdf05474ebd89f84ec9f3561a%26pid%3D100505%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D1%26%26itm%3D152077487227&_trksid=p2045573.c100505.m3226
  4. Rejuvenate Sunbrella console cover

    I'm not sure about how to "rejuvenate" the fabric, however I do waterproof my t-top Sunbrella fabric on a regular basis. I've used both the 303 and the Star-Brite waterproofing with PTEF and I actually like the Star-Brite better. After cleaning and letting dry overnight I brush it on with a HF 3" paint brush, works great and seems to last longer than the 303. Oh yeah, buy it by the gallon on eBay or the like.
  5. Mr. Hawg, I could not have said it better!!!
  6. LED Shark Eyes

    I think these are it......to also give you a price reference. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Marpac-7-6595-Boat-LED-Side-Lights-Flush-Mount-Shark-Eye-Navigation-Red-Green-/122773176409
  7. LED Shark Eyes

    Hey Fin, I was at Marine Surplus in Sarasota the other day and they had some in stock. Don't remember the price, give them a call. Not too far from PG.
  8. F150 owners keep and eye on your balancer

    "Why would Yamaha make a gear out of plasitic" Well Joe that's the $64,000 question! Not to upset the many....as in majority of MBG folks that are Yamaha fans on this forum and from someone who has owned two of them, but Yamaha is a long way from the only engine out there! When I re-powered last October they fell from one of the top two engines I was interested in to the bottom of my "want list". Simple reasons, way too expensive up front, very poor dealer attitudes in my area when I was looking, way too much for installation, way to much for "their" required maintenance costs, etc. One of those each to their own!
  9. NO doubt!!!! It would be better to let the wife take over the whole project, start to finish and move to the Keys hide out until done. Let the poor contractor suffer!!
  10. Yes Sir I do and congratulations on a tough and long job well done!!!
  11. Cooler Tie Downs

    I've used these for many years and on five or six different boats... https://www.perko.com/catalog/deck_hardware/315/fender_lock/ However the Accon Marine ones are much nicer, and look to be much heavier duty!! I see an upgrade in my future!!
  12. Best Yamaha 2 stroke oil?

    Well said Dino, this is where they get you by the short hairs!!! The Amsoil HP and the Evinrude XD100 are the "top of the line" synthetic oils and it's the XD100 that Amsoil uses in it's comparison tests. The Evinrudes can use the "lean setting" for XD100 which is like 100/1. My brother's brand new G2 250 HO hardly uses any oil, amazing. https://www.amsoil.com/performancetests/g2968.pdf
  13. Best Yamaha 2 stroke oil?

    A question Mr. Mustang, kinda off the oil subject. To make Rec90 gas, do they mix "50/50" 87 octane with 93 octane and just bypass the station where ethanol is mixed in?? Seems simple to me?!?!
  14. Best Yamaha 2 stroke oil?

    Shane FWIW, my Mercury mechanic told me, when I had Mercury's, the Mercury dfi oil you mentioned is formulated for high pressure "direct fuel injection" engines, such as Opti-max. The Ouicksilver premium plus is a TC-W3 oil more suited for efi (electric fuel injection, not direct), carburetor engines, mixed oil. etc. I had one of each kind of Merc at the same time and I just went with the Amsoil HP and ran the crap out of them. Shoot It might all be "hocus pocus" marketing as far as I know!! However I do know the "premium" oils at West Marine are WAY overpriced!!!
  15. Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

    Bottom line........sugar money talks and rest of us walks!!