the search is over! my new toy

Discussion in '360 Degrees Lounge' started by lite-liner, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Finally, after years of hunting, looking, driving, cussing, & mostly wishing,
    I finally found my boat.:D
    It needs a good bath & some maint/ re-rigging, Electronics upgrade.
    Looks like I've joined the hole in the water club.....:cool:
    C'mon JULY!!!!!
    tight lines
    -Brian
     

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  2. Minnow

    Minnow Administrator

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    nice boat, congratulations.
    How big is it?
     

  3. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    22 foot, w/ a 175 evinrude, and a 90gal. tank!
    -B
     
  4. SkeeterRonnie

    SkeeterRonnie Senior Member

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    let me know on electronics/mapping/ etc... I can help you get really good deals... :) Remember the side imaging unit I bought for $850 ... had never been on a boat before mine.... :)
     
  5. awesum

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    Good boat. A 90 gallon tank should get you there and back. Any ideas yet as to how you plan to use it .... your limits, etc.? The reason I ask is that I bought a 23' Wellcraft not long ago that I don't plan to use until I can repower it but I'm thinking maybe we could buddy-up when necessary. I figure i can run 35 -45 miles out under good conditions.


    let me know on electronics/mapping/ etc... I can help you get really good deals... :) Remember the side imaging unit I bought for $850 ... had never been on a boat before mine.... :)

    Ronnie .... we shared some PMs about these side imaging units a while back and I'm still interested. Probably not going to do anything in the next month or two though. I think the best price I found on one was something like $1300 which was more than I wanted to pay.


    Bobby
     
  6. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    Congratulations.
    Just remember
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    90 gallons means 30 miles using the current saftey formula.
     
  7. DeepBlueGulf

    DeepBlueGulf Senior Member

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    B.O.A.T. = Break Out Another Thousand! But that only applies to boats over 25foot. This one will only be half that!

    But seriously, that's a nice ride!! You'll be happy with it.

    Tom - DBG
     
  8. Bret

    Bret Senior Member

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    congrats Brian.. now you'll have to get a part time job to pay for fuel and upgrades....JK... Hydrasports are good boats....
     
  9. Pope

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    Congratulations.
    Just remember
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    90 gallons means 30 miles using the current saftey formula.

    That depends on the fuel burn. He may be getting 2mpg with this rig. That would put it at 60 miles. Any idea what you burn #s are Brian?
     
  10. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    Thanks,guys! it's been a long road just to get here! Well, I'm spending$$
    & I haven't even got it in the water yet! lost a wheel bearing on the trailer
    about corsicana. tore it apart and discovered a welded inner bearing race. gonna try to save the spindle, but the hub is a goner........
    God I love being a boat owner!
    tight lines, all
    -Brian
     
  11. gimmedeal

    gimmedeal Senior Member

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    LOL, Ah the joy of boat ownership.

    Fred
     
  12. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    BTW, Jerry, Guy sez 2-2.2mpg w/ that evinrude....
    thinkin about Stetson.......
    -B
     
  13. Kneal

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    Nice ride there Brian, you gonna test it tomorrow on LL. I may be out there.

    Kerry
     
  14. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    BTW, Jerry, Guy sez 2-2.2mpg w/ that evinrude....
    thinkin about Stetson.......
    -B
    When do we go?
    I passed my heart exam.
     
  15. MrBill

    MrBill Senior Member

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    Lite Liner,

    Welcome to the boating world. The world where your wallet gets worn out from pulling it out so many times. :D

    They say the two happiest guys in the world the day the boat trades is:
    The buyer.
    The seller.

    One year later, the guy that bought the boat wants to sell it.
    The guy that sold it, wants it back.
     
  16. STx Fisherman

    STx Fisherman Senior Member

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    When do we go?
    I passed my heart exam.

    You have a heart? :D
     
  17. Minnow

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    I think doc replaced Snagged heart with tuna heart :D
     
  18. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    You have a heart? :D

    No, just a profit/loss calculator.:eek:
     
  19. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    If I can make it look respectable this weekend, and somehow find a place
    for roughly 60g. of 2 mo. old gas that's a little stinky, I may take it out for
    a test run. have to go in @ Hidden cove, though. can't fit under the LE bridge!
    No tags on boat, either. I had planned on using all winter to get it ready for spring, but I may get a wild hair...:cool:
    Question: Does anybody know if a boat like this has a fuel tank drain?
    if not I have an electric pump that'll pull it out Oklahoma-style.:D
    -B
     
  20. SpecialK

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    Get some fuel stabilizer and sea foam and burn it. Just keep refilling as to not burn only old gas. Had the same problem when I picked up my bay boat. Except the gas was mroeo like 6months old... I didnt have a problem. Plus with gas being $3 per gallon it would be ashame to watse 120's worth...
     
  21. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    I thought about that, but this is a Ficht-injected Evinrude. I've read mixed reports on this engine, so I'm not taking any chances. The LAST thing I want is injector prob's on a computerized outboard.
    Seems the ones that are maintained well, w/ no fuel issues are the ones that last. probably gonna add a 10mic. filter setup to help curb the Ethanol/water issues.
    what are some opinions on outrigger setups?
    gunwale-mount or T-top mount?
    will this put undue stress on the top?
    By the way, I will NOT be cutting my bow rail for a trolling motor!:cool:
    I've seen some Engine mounted ones by Minn-Kota, Spendy!
    anybody use em?
    Here come the questions..........:rolleyes:
    -Brian