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  1. DavidG

    Looking to re-power 1900V

    I have a 18ft Redfisher with the F115 SHO.. Even fully loaded and with 3 people, it goes as fast as I want it to go lol. Gas mileage is great! ( rising fuel cost are predicted) but if your boat can handle a F150 and you need the extra HP then it answers itself. What is the hull recommendation?
  2. If your State ever has a drought then just schedule a major fishing tournament! Rain and Chilly, and a strong Nor Easter all week!...David
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    Condensation developing during non use hours

    Definitely not trying to correct fin- addicts reply, Carver as well custom fits to all colors, make of vessel, vents or no vents. After I ordered mine, they contacted me several times asking for details on what I wanted. Living in NE Fla where temps go from one extreme to the other, they were extremely helpful and I ordered the thickest one available. Perfect fit!.....David
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    Condensation developing during non use hours

    Racer, when your talking about condensation in your fuel tank, are you speaking about the outside of the tank or in the fuel tank itself? I usually keep my fuel tank completely full ( *** though when it vents during our 100 degree weather lol) but it definitely makes a difference.....David Last but not least, yes the color of the cover makes a huge difference! Where darker colors absorb the sun, the lighter colors help to repel . My boat cover was the very first thing I bought after buying my boat as the UV is rough on everything. I used Carver Covers ( their out of SC ) and they added 2
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    A Forum Apology

    Jh141, I’ve learned more about my boat here then anywhere else. The one negative thing about getting older is not staying up with the latest technology. Not fishing for 10 years or so was that technology has changed so much in the “ boating” industry. My last boat was a 24 ft offshore with a Johnson 150 2 stroke on a Armstrong bracket lol. It was a very simple boat to operate! Comparing it to my Hewes is impossible. Secondly there are a lot of nice members here!.......David PS.....During these days, I thank everyone for their service including the woman who checks out my groceries, to all
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    Minn Kota Ipilot won't connect to remote

    Just my 2 cents worth, I went through the same thing with “ motor not found” I took both boat and TM back to dealer. The very next day was called to pick boat up that problem was fixed. It turned out the problem was me! I had the habit of when crawling out to deploy it, I would always hit the power button and THEN hit the pair button each and every time. It was explained to me by their tech to just hit the power button and NOT the pair button as it has already been paired. Never had the problem since!....David
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    A Forum Apology

    Guys and Gals, I truly owe a lot of you a personal apology for my conduct that was brought out in my last post. I never intended it to get out of hand! Unfortunately it did and brought out a lot of other members emotions. Government and or Politics should NEVER be discussed in a forum! Not to make excuses, but I was forced into retirement against my wishes. I was not emotionally ready for it and for the first year of retirement I thought I no longer had a purpose Then I bought a boat which I swore 10 years earlier that I would NEVER do again! I then found this forum and saw so many ex
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    Need all members help

    Guys and Gals, I do apologize for my comment in reference to Finchaser! That honestly is usually not me and this thread definitely got out of hand until sarcastic remarks became heated. As far as back stepping, No I never did due to some great and better options that were posted by a lot of the members here. I do have a lot of respect for this forum and members as it is overflowing with a wealth of experience and knowledge. Like the majority of you, I as well do not like Government controlling ALL aspects of life and as I’ve just said, The members here gave me more options to go through which
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    Need all members help

    Shallowmind your correct. Sometimes the best ideas are just to keep my mouth shut. I’ve learned quite a bit about my own boat from this site. Not trying to change tactics or change anyone’s mind. It’s their own decision.....David
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    Need all members help

    Fin chaser, In 30 years of public safety, God knows I’ve tried! My very last call that ruined my career as well as changing my life was saving the life of a young man that was on his way to work in a school board truck, when a anheiser beer truck went off a overpass and landed directly on top of his truck actually hiding it. The young man was impaled by his steering column, all lower extremity bones were shoved up under a crushed dash. He was in a fight/Flight mode and as he grabbed my helmet safety face shield:asking for ice cream and turning my head past the point of no return my life chang
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    Need all members help

    Well spoken Capt Troy! Fin-addict, No I don’t think of it as back stepping but more on respect of everyone’s opinion. I understand how long it can and will take to get a law passed which is years in most cases. A lot of members had great ideas though and might change the direction I’ll take to get it passed. One mentioned deduction of insurance cost ( a lot of people don’t have boat insurance) Annual Hull sticker is a option though to get your new hull sticker must show a registered card in the owners name that a PLB/EPRB is current. There are some great ideas that were thrown in. I can under
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    Need all members help

    HoneyB, up here in North Florida, if you fall on I-95 your not considered a motorcyclist but a human speed bump for a 1/2 dozen vehicles
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    Need all members help

    I for one am serious about safety. But guess this thread has become a joke for some. I wish ALL a happy and safe weekend . Just looking forward to doing some fishing this week as we’re getting some warmer weather and calm waters.....David PS: I’m closing this thread due to comments like the one above. I apologize to all for trying to make a difference. Fin chaser , yourself as a ex LEO should be promoting Safety. If you get a PLB or EPRB I can tell you where a great place to install it where you’ll be able to find it !Safe boating all!......David
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    Need all members help

    I appreciate all input from other boaters. But as quoted “ it should be a individual’s decision to carry one or not” When we look at it that way should it be the Coast Guard, FWC, and local resources thinking “ should we go looking for that vessel or not” There are so many incidents both on land and water where actions put the rescuers in danger of losing their own lives due to that one comment. I commend you for carrying one as well as educating all parties on board. I wish everyone did.....David
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    Need all members help

    Headhunter and Capt Troy, Both great ideas! Taking the life or lives out of the picture. After talking with Bruce and then crunching the figures. It’s not ALL Federal money, but State as well as already cut thin local budgets. The money saved could be used for new or repaired ramps. Artificial reef projects for our offshore members. Manufacturers could then cut the cost making them even more affordable. It’s a win/win for everyone! Thanks again for those great ideas!......David
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