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That is the old “out of sight, out of mind” stance.  I have mental and psychological  issues where I can’t sleep at night knowing my bilge looks like the river swamp!!!  LOL

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8 hours ago, Inshore1 said:

What's tha secret keeping the bilge so clean?  Going to try and clean mine up this winter while replacing some pumps.  I have the same boat, different year

 I've been doing way too much 'Driveway Boating' lately is the main reason its clean.

I just clean it up with some soap and bleach... and when not in use, leave it open so It breaths. Even when its under the cover, I turn the stainless latches and then close the lids so it keeps them open about a 1/2 inch... I think it helps prevent mold.

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On 12/9/2017 at 4:23 PM, hurricane said:

Bleach and water, then go fishing.  Drain and rinse after.  

I have done the "add a bag of ice and a few squirts of dawn...the ice does some cleaning as you are driving home and the dawn degreases..

when you get home....add water and the bilge cleans itself out.

 

dc

 

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On ‎12‎/‎10‎/‎2017 at 1:08 PM, linesider 159 said:

Going to detail the boat inside and out today, but couldn't pass up a run in these low temps!

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Wait a minute!!! Does that machine say, speed over ground 78 mph??????????????

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25 minutes ago, SCFD rtrd. said:

Wait a minute!!! Does that machine say, speed over ground 78 mph??????????????

Thats gotta be hell on the hull.  You really ought to keep that thing in the water!

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Dang!!!! 78.5....stop it!!

Years ago, in my younger and dumber years, I went on a high speed ride in a 17' Hydra-Stream with some racing engine hanging off the back! I remember crazy things like he had two speedometers, I remember how close the water was just below the gunnels while sitting in the boat at 104 mph and how I could feel each little ripple in the water. We got one run down the river away from his house and he's making the turn saying it "will go faster with the wind" and I asked him to take me to shore.....I'd rather walk back if he did not mind. Never again.

 

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I like going fast. Someone posted here before saying, going fast in a boat is only fun for the driver. Seems right, because the poor passenger is at the mercy of the driver. I'm still proud of Linesider's boat, I mean almost 80 mph in a fishing boat, now that's just hauling azz.

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Shoot, most of my passengers are leaned back not hanging onto anything at those speeds :o 

The console and seating has you pretty well wrapped in. 

Gotta say, airing out a boat and running over a chop at those speeds is exhilarating 

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I’ve got a few boat projects in the works while the weather is frigid. Over the past week I added 2 more jl speakers, swapped out batteries to AGMs, started cleaning bilge and all hatches, and I’m swapping out my old 8’ power poles for 10’ blades that I got a deal on. I’ve got a fiberglass guy coming to fix a couple of things on the deck and get the gel coat touch up. I had a new plate welded on the tower legs so there’s a few holes. 

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Nice wintertime projects, dcathey.   I am taking advantage of sub 50 degree water temps too.  My Pathy is in the “gelcoat booth” having some minor nicks and abrasions, that typically occur during the year, repaired.  My middle initial is “a,” which stands for anal.  After it comes out, hopefully this week, it will get detailed before going back in the barn.

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I am too, previous owner didn’t baby this boat so I’m slowly getting her back where she needs to be. I didn’t do a ton of these projects last year bc we used it every weekend

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On 1/14/2018 at 9:22 AM, JEM said:

Nice wintertime projects, dcathey.   I am taking advantage of sub 50 degree water temps too.  My Pathy is in the “gelcoat booth” having some minor nicks and abrasions, that typically occur during the year, repaired.  My middle initial is “a,” which stands for anal.  After it comes out, hopefully this week, it will get detailed before going back in the barn.

Who is doing your gel coat work?

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1 hour ago, HewesYourDaddy said:

Who is doing your gel coat work?

Gator in Thunderbolt.  I think his business name is Alligator Fiberglass, or something like that.  He is right next to River Service in Thunderbolt.  He use to be the painter for Blackfin Yachts.

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Tell gator I said Hi. He did some work on my boat in the summer.. the previous owner didn't seem to have very good docking skills.. I took the rub rail off and gator went all the way around the cap. 

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Sure will.  He stays busy, and he is a worker!  Six days a week.  I had him fix a few dings last year.   Matched it up so well I couldn’t find them when he was done.

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