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    17 inch pitch is the right choice for the F250....

    17 inch pitch is the right choice for the F250. Thats what I have and it tops out at 5400 rpm and 50 mph.
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    It's the busiest time of the year for the canvas...

    It's the busiest time of the year for the canvas people. You are lucky to find someone that can do a small job now. Make sure they are using 40 weight pressed glass. No roll crap.
  3. This Nov when I got down to FL, I found mine...

    This Nov when I got down to FL, I found mine melted as well. Thanks for the link.
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    The thumb rule Ive read on THT and Prop Gods is...

    The thumb rule Ive read on THT and Prop Gods is AV plate 1 inch up from even for every 12 inches the LU is setback behind the transom. Tweak from there.
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    There are a couple threads on porpoising. I think...

    There are a couple threads on porpoising. I think the #2 hole is too low. My anti-ventilation plate is not visible on plane. Moving the engine up should help. Another job for spring.
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    USB camera on a 30 ft cable with LED light for...

    USB camera on a 30 ft cable with LED light for about $30 on line to find it. Add a mgnet to retrieve.
    Something like this:...
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    sounds good!

    sounds good!
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    Rulemate pumps of the mid-2000 time frame are...

    Rulemate pumps of the mid-2000 time frame are notorious for not shutting off. Install an extrnal float swtch such as the Sure-Bail for about $30.
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    Mine does this too. When it does the hood impacts...

    Mine does this too. When it does the hood impacts the hinged cutting board over the motor well. So until I pull the boat at the end of the season I cut 2 pieces of 1 1/4 pvc pipe as spacers. Cut a...
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    Ditto. No magnets and steel.

    Ditto. No magnets and steel.
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    If you run at night, get radar for defense....

    If you run at night, get radar for defense. Unfortunately where I live in NJ, the rec boats that show the right nav lights might be as high as 1 of 2. We had 2 nav light related near misses that...
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    Switch to 2 micron Racor instead of the 10 micron...

    Switch to 2 micron Racor instead of the 10 micron yamaha spin-on filter and keep the fine stuff out of your engine.
    BTW, fuel additives do not prevent filter clogging by particulates like filtration.
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    Assuming you are not good with a DVM. Get out...

    Assuming you are not good with a DVM. Get out your wire brush and go on a corrosion hunt. Disassemble every bolted connection one at a time and make them shiney. Dont overlook the battery switch...
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    Buy the biggest diameter dome you can afford or...

    Buy the biggest diameter dome you can afford or the 4G broadband. If you use your radar alot, you won't be sorry.
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    Use 1/2 inch starboard

    What you cant see is a second square piece of 1/2 inch starbord on top of what you can see here to fill in the gap.
    See attached pics
    I would also recomend that you use a short radar extension mast...
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    My hinge is on the aft edge. The t-top legs are...

    My hinge is on the aft edge. The t-top legs are in the way from folding flat. When I need to get in there anytime not tied to the dock, you have to constantly hold it with one hand to keep it from...
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    Thanks for the input!

    Thanks for the input!
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    Console door - How to keep it open

    Anyone have a tie-down or latch solution to keep the 218 console door open at sea. I've been thinking about a snap/strap to the t-top but figured someone already has figured out a neat solution.
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    Std factory tabs. Maybe 12".

    Std factory tabs. Maybe 12".
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    218 CC porpoising

    I've read the other threads on porpoising here, THT, and on Prop Gods and I want to ask if anyone has raised their motor height to the 3rd or 4th mounting hole?
    Currently running F250 on hole #2...
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    The newer Yam gauges can be interfaced to NMEA...

    The newer Yam gauges can be interfaced to NMEA output from your gps to give more consistent speed readings. Without MPH data from somewhere, the economy wil not be calculated. Fuel GPH and total...
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    You should be talking to your dealer that set up...

    You should be talking to your dealer that set up the new boat.

    Also SINGLE OR TWINS???
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    I have one but no access to it right now. It does...

    I have one but no access to it right now. It does not porpoise unless trimmed too high. no "fountain".
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    They must have changed that from 2004 to 2006...

    They must have changed that from 2004 to 2006 models. With aluminum, absolutly possible. My old Phoenix had FIVE aluminum tanks. The best looking of the 5 had 2 holes a pencil would fit though on the...
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    Thank you. This worked first time! Step #2 is the...

    Thank you. This worked first time! Step #2 is the difference.
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