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Forum: General Discussion 01-17-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,619
Posted By Flatsflyer
Bahama crossing

The Bahama Tourist Office has (had) flings to cross in groups, only requirement was the boat had to be 22 feet in length, properly registered and insured. Flings would leave Ft Lauderdale in...
Forum: General Discussion 11-08-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By Flatsflyer
I had a Side Power thruster on my 30' Pilot and...

I had a Side Power thruster on my 30' Pilot and would bump it for a maximum of 10 seconds, never trip the thermo switch in 5 years of ownership, can't remember the specs but I had an 8" tunnel.
Forum: General Discussion 08-26-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,105
Posted By Flatsflyer
Missing Firefighters

50 to 60 miles off shore, sharks. If they went in the water they where gone within an hour or so. Friends that fish this area say sharks are as thick that they just nudge their boat all the time.
Forum: General Discussion 08-02-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,337
Posted By Flatsflyer
You can easily spend $500. For a set of 3 photos....

You can easily spend $500. For a set of 3 photos. My take is that the business is short lived for them. Voters are much more expensive to operate than a $1,500. Drone.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 08-02-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,986
Posted By Flatsflyer
Sea Ray consolidated the building of all larger...

Sea Ray consolidated the building of all larger vessels in Palm Coast, Florida. On any given day there are at least 10 large boats in the water being tested or prepared for delivery. The yard is now...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-15-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,742
Posted By Flatsflyer
You can say it's just a day boat, but we spent 6...

You can say it's just a day boat, but we spent 6 weeks on her one year. Left St. Augustine and went to the Keys. Took 5 days to get to Key West, spend three weeks running around the reefs. Spent...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 05-15-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 11,742
Posted By Flatsflyer
I had a 1999 with the 240 (4LHSTE) and it ran...

I had a 1999 with the 240 (4LHSTE) and it ran great, easy on to plane with trim tabs and would cruise on plane at 2,800 RPM while burning 4 gallons per hour.
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-10-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,867
Posted By Flatsflyer
Burnt Store

[We have decided to stay in Palm Coast, we looked all over the West Coast from Tarpon Springs south and could not find anything to replace what we have here for less than a Million. At this stage of...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 05-09-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,867
Posted By Flatsflyer
Burnt Store

We looked at BS for a new home, passed on it when we found out you cannot buy a dock or slip, must rent and you are at the mercy of the owner operator.

Bottom line, never buy real estate in...
Forum: General Discussion 04-17-2015, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,237
Posted By Flatsflyer
I and several of my neighbors have Tidewater...

I and several of my neighbors have Tidewater Pedestals. 50 Amp, 30 Amp and 15 Amp outlets plus water and TV and a docklight with Photo Cell to turn light on and off. Powder coated and sits about 12"...
Forum: Marinas, Anchorage, Harbors, Slips and Storage 03-27-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,318
Posted By Flatsflyer
Marina 1 in Deerfield Beach, three miles from...

Marina 1 in Deerfield Beach, three miles from Boca Inlet, in / out storage, clean well kept facility.
Forum: Ocean Alexander 03-12-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,579
Posted By Flatsflyer
When I replaced both tanks (160 gals each) (35'...

When I replaced both tanks (160 gals each) (35' CT Trawler) we had to remove both engines, hung them in the salon on an "A" frame, one at a time, removed old tank, installed new tank, reinstalled the...
Forum: Power Systems 03-12-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,622
Posted By Flatsflyer
fuel leak detection

Use baby Powder, rub it on all fitting and watch for the leak, works every time.
Forum: General Discussion 02-26-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By Flatsflyer
I replace two 158 gallon tanks several years ago...

I replace two 158 gallon tanks several years ago and both engines had to be pulled, total cost was around $12,500. Not that big a deal considering it was a 1985 vessel.
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 01-18-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,910
Posted By Flatsflyer
Salon Doors

I don't have the information but the rollers where for sliding screen patio doors. We found them at Ace, wrong size. The Ace people went online and found the same brand, they came in several sizes...
Forum: Welcome Mat 11-22-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,156
Posted By Flatsflyer
People building a house next to me have a 28'...

People building a house next to me have a 28' Cape Dory and there's a 33' down the canal. The 28' has a single 200 Volvo while the 33' has 200 Volvo twins.
Forum: Power Systems 10-22-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,151
Posted By Flatsflyer
I don't recall anything about vent lines except I...

I don't recall anything about vent lines except I 'm pretty sure Peter Sabo (Comanchee Yacht Harbor) would have check them, they rebuilt the "shelves" the bottoms of the tanks sit on and they put...
Forum: Power Systems 10-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 17,151
Posted By Flatsflyer
Diesel Smells

Tracy, when I replaced the fuel tanks in your boat, we also replaced all the feed lines between the tanks and filters as well as all those going to the fuel manifolds. We did not replace the cooper...
Forum: Other Trawler Systems 09-07-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 733
Posted By Flatsflyer
If this is true, so much for moisture meters and...

If this is true, so much for moisture meters and sounding the hull.
Forum: Classifieds Archive - Closed To New Posts 09-07-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,431
Posted By Flatsflyer
Oak, I sold my 1985 35 CT last spring. I think...

Oak, I sold my 1985 35 CT last spring. I think you have your vessel well position seeing that you have it listed with a Broker. I sold mine on my own and had six real serious people interested with...
Forum: Other Makes 09-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,636
Posted By Flatsflyer
I've looked at three separate boats and all of...

I've looked at three separate boats and all of them had hundreds of spider cracks in the gelcoat, was told that almost all Sabreline boats have this problem.
Forum: Taiwanese Makes 06-25-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,016
Posted By Flatsflyer
There was one at Acosta Creek on the St. Johns...

There was one at Acosta Creek on the St. Johns River for years, don't know if she is still there but it was a nice vessel.
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-28-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,745
Posted By Flatsflyer
If you have "Tides" remember there is a second...

If you have "Tides" remember there is a second seal that is located inside the front carrier. If your original seal starts leaking you can replace it with the spare in the carrier. Just remember...
Forum: Marlow - Mainship 04-21-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,745
Posted By Flatsflyer
9 + years on Tides, boat started taking water at...

9 + years on Tides, boat started taking water at dock, ran her to the marina and ended up having seals replaced on both shafts.
Forum: Other Makes 04-20-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,531
Posted By Flatsflyer
Prudence (1985 CT 35) has been sold, she left the...

Prudence (1985 CT 35) has been sold, she left the dock behind my house on Tuesday heading for her new home in South Carolina.
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