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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. SCFD rtrd.

    Where do you keep your phone?

    I've always kept my phone on top of the console and never had a problem. Well, got a new phone and the first time I went fishing, the phone said it was overheated and shutting down. I put it in my pocked to get it out of the sun and it started doing all sorts of stupid stuff. So, apparently I need to keep my phone in the shade. But, I don't hear that well, so it has to be close and in the open. What do you do to keep your phone handy but not overheated?
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    Snook are biting!!

    Two Whoppers!!!!! Good stuff.
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    2300 Measurement

    I measured mine (centerline length) and it's exactly 24 ft. from tip of bow to back of transom. The jack plate was not included. What is the bracket you refer to? I contacted the factory about the deadrise when I was looking for a thru-hull transducer and was advised that the forward deadrise is 12 degrees. The transom deadrise is significantly less, maybe 6 degrees if that.
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    Plastic Fuel Tank Gone Bad? Advice Needed

    Check everything on top of the tank (fill hose, sending unit, vent hose, supply hose to motor and all fittings). You are very lucky you didn't have a fire.
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    Marine Plywood Questions

    OK, tried to find ready built or manufactured umbrella stands and can't find anything that will fit the existing umbrellas. So, back to Marine plywood or some type of synthetic wood like PVC. Has anyone worked with PVC sheets before, can they be glued and screwed together? If I were to use marine plywood, what would be the best sealer.
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    Townhouse Condo for sale by owner

    Sell pending, we have a contract.
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    Marine Plywood Questions

    HoneyB is a genius. Never thought of looking for a ready made umbrella base, but they make them. And they are about 1/2 the price of the material it would take to built them. Thanks for the responses.
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    Temporary front deck seat

    I would think you would want a chair that is taller, which makes it much easier to get in and out of. Also, you can put some pads on the feet of the chair to eliminate scuff marks.
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    Grab bar removal help

    Thanks BradM!!!!! Yep, PB Blaster. Spray inside and out and let it sit a day or so.
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    Marine Plywood Questions

    Thanks for the help. I'm thinking PVC board with stiffeners. I want this to last several years. What stiffeners would be best? The umbrellas are around salt water and pool chlorine.
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    Marine Plywood Questions

    I want to make a plywood base for a large umbrella and add 4 wheels, so we can move the umbrella around the pool. Will marine plywood last outside if exposed to sun and rain. Should I paint the plywood. I have no experience with marine plywood.
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    Grab bar removal help

    Try some lubricant first. Can't remember the name right now, but there is some spray lubricant that will penetrate the threads and loosen it up. May have to let it sit overnight to get full penetration. The last thing you want to do is break off the bolt.
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    Help Me Hide This Eyesore

    Every boat that MBC makes and most others have an anchor locker in the exact same place. I don't quite understand the "eye-sore" part. One day you will want to upgrade to a newer boat and sell your existing boat, think about re-sale. I can only assume that most boat owners want an anchor locker.
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    Accessing 2020 2600 TRS batteries

    Well here goes; those are great battery trays if you have room to work and lift. In you're case they are just a pain in the azz. You have to remove the hold-downs with very limited space and run the chance of shorting a battery with the tools you are using. Then you have to lift each battery over the front lip of the battery trays. Personally, I would remove those trays and cut the front edge off all four battery trays. Then replace the rods and hold downs with a strap type hold down. The strap type hold downs, run under the battery tray and over the top of the battery. Then you can eas
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    2012 2300hps

    Don't quite understand your description of "some separation". Do you have pics of that area? 230 hrs. on a 2012 is very low hours.
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