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SCFD rtrd.

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About SCFD rtrd.

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    Live Baiter


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    Retired Fire Dept.
  • Interests
    Fishing and Building stuff
  • Location
    Maitland / Englewood, Fl.
  • Full Name
    Steve Hiers

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  1. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Ok, I'm still interested, but confused. brian@FMM writes, " the ECU is worth $700". But in the last paragraph he writes, "I tell everyone to plan on 15K and hope it comes in lower, it may come in more". Is Brian saying that the end cost could be $15,000? Help me understand.
  2. Need help; 23 HPS owners

    After determining the height of the step, I ripped down some composite wood (2x6) to 1 1/4" high and 7' long. Attached the wood to the aluminum bunks and reinstalled the vinyl bunk covers. My boat is now fully supported by the bunks.
  3. First Summer in the Mav

    Welcome to the family HoopDog. Looks like you are making the most of your new ride.
  4. another Buddy is gone.

    Ha, that's funny Carlos. Sorry to hear about your buddy. He's one handsome K-9.
  5. Pathfinder 2200 TE Draft with Photos

    My trolling motor hits bottom before the hull. When it gets too shallow for the trolling motor, I look for an alternate route.
  6. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    I'm interested, let us know what you discover.
  7. Boca Grande Area Red Tide Question

    Davej, I've spend most of the last 6 months at my condo in Englewood (12 miles north of B.G.). The Red Tide is still present all along the SW Fl. coastline. Effects of the Red Tide can change in a matter of 3 or 4 days depending on ocean currents and wind direction. One day there are no dead fish floating and lots of Mullet, Ladyfish and minnows for bait. Three days later, can't find any bait and dead fish floating all over the place. Hate to be a party pooper, but you are just taking your chances when visiting S.W. Fl. right now. Red Tide conditions can change in a matter of 3 or 4 days. If you don't mind the ride, I've heard that fishing is still good around the El Jobein bridge (north end of Charlotte Harbor). Good luck, let us know how it turns out.
  8. Console Seat Cushion Replacement

    10 years old, doubt that MBG has anything to match up. I'd take to a local upholstery person.
  9. Fix for switches that fall apart

    You can slip the zip ties between the back side of the switch panel and the top of the switch. Wrap the zip tie around the switch and cinch it up tight. This will fix a broken switch or keep a good switch from breaking.
  10. New 22 TRS on order... few questions

    That's a beautiful rig Bcart. You are obviously a young guy with a family and you made a good decision. You bought what you could comfortably afford and that's smart. You will eventually find the right prop to maximize the horse power. Spend time on the water with your family and welcome to the Pathfinder family.
  11. Never Forget

    I was on duty at the FD and watched the second plane crash into the World Trade Center. Many lives lost and other lives forever changed. It was a hard lesson learned. A lesson, I hope we as a nation never forget.
  12. Fix for switches that fall apart

    Since 2013, I have been slowly replacing my switches on my dash as they fail. Had another fail (fell apart) last week. I removed the switch panel and found that the switches come in two half's. The top is connected to the switch panel with a small nut that is incased in rubber. The rubber slides over the toggle and provides some waterproofing and holds the switch in place. The bottom half of the switch houses all the guts of the switch. The top and bottom just snap together and the snap part is the part that fails. Didn't have time to shop for a switch, so I used two electrical zip-ties to connect the two half's together. Well, it is solid as a rock and will last many years. When I have more time, I'm going to zip tie all the switches and never have another problem with them coming apart.
  13. Need help; 23 HPS owners

    Big thanks to Ray at the factory. The step is 1 1/4".
  14. 2300 HPS Livewell Pump Help

    I use to have the same squealing problem with my live-well pumps on occasion. I back washed with a garden hose from the live-well to the pumps and would find grass has wound itself around the pump shaft or impeller. Finally installed strainers and solved the problem. I do have to replace the motor cartridges about every two years. Here's another tip that will help with pump motor life span. When you take the boat out of the water, back wash the live-well system with a garden hose. This removes the salt water and keeps it from sitting in the pumps and strainers between fishing trips. Takes less than one minute to flush two systems.