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Old 05-12-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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That's a good idea I'd like to go to the Bahamas. Did you set sail from the Gulf or from the Atlantic?
I go from the Gulf. I don't sail any more due to bad health. I have what I would say is a rare boat in the US.25Ft/27 overall sport pocket cabin cruiser with a Volvo turbo diesel and a dp drive. It cruises at 22knts and burns about 5 to 6 gph tops out at 30knts.Trolling she burns .5 to 1 gph.She is not real fast or slow but she can go a long way on 150 gallon tank for a boat her size. That way it cuts down buying fuel at some marinas with not so good diesel.
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Old 05-22-2012, 06:24 AM
 
Location: WI
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What a great thread, I've been following it...lots of good info here. how often do you guys flush your engines with fresh water?
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Old 05-22-2012, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Charlotte Harbor, FL
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What a great thread, I've been following it...lots of good info here. how often do you guys flush your engines with fresh water?
When I brought the boat here from MI, I installed a Superflush kit on each engine. I installed a hose quick-connect, so all I do is hook up the dock hose and let it run for 4-5 minutes for each engine. I do it every single time I use it. I figure if I get an extra 2-3 years on a set of manifolds/risers, then it's worth it!
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:57 AM
 
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When I brought the boat here from MI, I installed a Superflush kit on each engine. I installed a hose quick-connect, so all I do is hook up the dock hose and let it run for 4-5 minutes for each engine. I do it every single time I use it. I figure if I get an extra 2-3 years on a set of manifolds/risers, then it's worth it!
Do you run the engines while flushing with this kit? Is it just for inboards?
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Charlotte Harbor, FL
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Do you run the engines while flushing with this kit? Is it just for inboards?
No, you absolutely must NOT run the engine with this type of kit. They make them for I/Os and outboards I believe. A lot of outboards already come with a flush connector on them. The I/O kit has a manifold that disperses the flushing water into 4 points (each exhaust manifold and each raw water supply hose at the thermostat housing, which sends the fresh water throughout the engine block and out the exhaust. The only flusher I'm aware of that requires you to run the engine is the old school ear muffs that attach to the raw water pickup (at the bottom of the drive unit). This uses the water circulation pump to move the water throughout the engine. But for boats like mine, on a lift and the drives not easily accessible, the flush kit was a must. Got mine on eBay for $125/ea kit (about 1/2 off retail)
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:26 AM
 
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Yea the ear muff type is what I was thinking of sounds like this is a must have type of unit.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:00 AM
 
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I am in the market for a 19' or so Dual Console or maybe a Bowrider. If any one knows os a nice one for sale in the Port Charlotte area please DM me I am hoping for a Grady White
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Englewood, FL
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We have a 2002 Searay 210 Sundeck. Went from a 21' Sea Pro. It has a small head but we removed the can and use the space for (lots) of storage space! The boat seats 10 and is really comfy, ride is good, but hard to steer at slow speeds. For the most part, we like it. Ladders front and back, foot showers, sink. Tons of storage. We wakeboard behind it too! Mostly, we island hop and cruise, and it's perfect for that.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:25 PM
 
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We have a 2002 Searay 210 Sundeck. Went from a 21' Sea Pro. It has a small head but we removed the can and use the space for (lots) of storage space! The boat seats 10 and is really comfy, ride is good, but hard to steer at slow speeds. For the most part, we like it. Ladders front and back, foot showers, sink. Tons of storage. We wakeboard behind it too! Mostly, we island hop and cruise, and it's perfect for that.

I took out a sea ray sun deck last week at the Naples boat club, I think it was 24' or 22'. It was a really nice boat.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda and Maryland
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We have a 2002 Searay 210 Sundeck. Went from a 21' Sea Pro. It has a small head but we removed the can and use the space for (lots) of storage space! The boat seats 10 and is really comfy, ride is good, but hard to steer at slow speeds. For the most part, we like it. Ladders front and back, foot showers, sink. Tons of storage. We wakeboard behind it too! Mostly, we island hop and cruise, and it's perfect for that.
Sounds like a lot of fun! Do you ever go to the Gasparilla Marina (forget the name of the restaurant there - but they have good cold beer on a hot day! I hear they have good breakfast too - I need to try that sometime. I know you live over that way - don'tcha?
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