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I think if you can make these seats work with your hatch layout they are definitely the way to go. And I've heard nothing but good things about the durability of them. And 375 bucks shipped to your door is to me a worthwhile investment 

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I’ve been piddling with my console a little. I added a kicker sub tube, rearranged batteries, moved all components to a piece of pvc board that I mounted to the inside of the console so my receiver, circuit breakers and amps are all close to each other. This allowed me to lose about 30 screw heads that I’ve started repairing. I also removed rod holders bc they were pointless inside of my tower posts. A little before and after(not sanded and buffed yet)

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9 hours ago, Inshore1 said:

Lookin good DC!  Going to have to open up a refurb shop over there in east Ga if you keep it up...  

I should probably spend more time pouring concrete but gotta get her finished up

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This is what I did last weekend.  Always been a Lowrance guy and I am really impressed with the Live units.  Connected them with the ethernet cable so I have 2 depth finders with only one xducer.

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Nearing the end of my console cleanup and replaced the old courtesy lights that light up the floor. Went with lumitecs that have 4 colors to match my underwater and spreader lights. They are pretty sweet 

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Got some decals made up and I know it’s cheesy but I could care less. If your last name rhymes with the nick name of your boat you go with it. 

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5C853A69-1DDD-4EA1-ADCE-C39F6512EDB7.thumb.jpeg.f91339900b57d6681303c026beeda10f.jpegPicked up a used double axle trailer this weekend for my 22v. Working on re wiring and a few other things before I switch over. Anyone need a used single axle? 

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Added a few things over the week.

 

1.) Tired of having the rods slip out of the holders on the gunnels....have to always use the strap....so, I crafted some teak pieces of wood to create a ledge.

2.) added an additional jack stand....I spend a lot of time in the skiff fiddling and fixing stuff as well as cleaning..I'm always concerned the shifting and jostling could cause the front jack to collapse....overkill probably, save the hull - for at the price of $100, I feel better..it's a heavy skiff

3.) Added an edson knob...

4.) changed the lower unit oil, changed the fuel filter, checked the plugs (not too bad), wire brushed, checked the gap, replaced...check the engine hoses and sprayed some yamaha protection spray on the parts

5.) ran the skiff in the tub for a few sessions used 1/2 gallon of salt off- she should be clean and ready to run

6.) Cracked the hub bolts.....

7.) sprayed some stainless steel screw black to match the console buttons

 

 

 

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Not bad for a 25 year old engine ???  :) 

 

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plugs looked ok.....

 

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Changed this one out..it was at the bottom head and there was some pee hose spray that apparently got on it one time....

 

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simple....got some enamel and sprayed it on the screw heads.....

 

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Lower unit oil looked good....replaced it with another clean 24 oz....no shavings..no milkiness....sorry, yes, i only use OEM (LOL).

 

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I found this brush at a place called Sailorman discount....I have a big one for heavy cleaning...but, wanted something small when on the water that fits under the gunnels....this also serves as a "pre" pic of the gunnel ledges....finishing them today.

 

 

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3 hours ago, OlivierHPS2300 said:

SOLD the 2013 2300 HPS   😪-    Ordered a new 2300 HPS!!!!   😎

Divorce is never easy :)

 

But, thinking about a new mistress is lots of fun !!!

Congrats !!!

dc

 

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BradM , it brought my system to life. Taking some of the bass out of the jl 8.8 and 6.5s makes them sound better and much louder. I don’t really have a basis for comparison but it’s perfect for my boat. I didn’t want to cut any holes and this enclosure can be mounted vertically or horizontally. I went vertical and put a trolling motor battery on either side and cranking battery is right behind it sideways. Everything fit but it is extremely tight in there. I’m getting boat rewired this winter so hopefully the mess that’s in there will be gone shortly. I’ll send pics when I’m at the shop

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Which is exactly what I want to do, pull bass from the 8.8’s so they can just be cleaner at higher volume. Did you go with a 10” or 12”? 

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I have a 10, I think they only make a 10 and an 8. I remember getting frustrated when I would turn my old system up while running and not being pleased at max volume. Now I have no complaints and am done adding speakers. The pic is looking down from tackle locker towards from front of console. If speaker was 1/4” bigger I don’t think I could’ve fit it in there. Now I can’t wait for the wiring to be redone at The Skiff Shop. 

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Well finally a break from the rain. I’ve never had cup holders in the boat and got tired of holding a drink with the hand or between the knee or between the feet. Saw these on another forum members boat and they are perfect. Much better than any of the suction cup ones and the bonus (no holes to drill) I hate putting holes in a boat when I don’t have to. A shout out to Mad Beach Hewes who gave me the company’s name, Cuda Customs.

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7 hours ago, Coto said:

Much better than any of the suction cup ones and the bonus (no holes to drill) I hate putting holes in a boat when I don’t have to.

WILL MY YETTI CUP FIT INSIDE.... :)

 

DC

 

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