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Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 12-03-2017, 04:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 766
Posted By beckmwi
I use one of these- works great ...

I use one of these- works great

https://www.amazon.com/Viair-00073-Heavy-Portable-Compressor/dp/B0012WHBSO/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1512335202&sr=8-5&keywords=12+v+air+compressor+portable
Forum: Active Thunder 10-19-2017, 01:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 855
Posted By beckmwi
In this thread - 119 for Runnin Hot ...

In this thread - 119 for Runnin Hot
https://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/general-boating-discussion/158629-running-hot-ebay%3B-caught-fire.html
Forum: General Boating Discussion 09-04-2017, 11:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,902
Posted By beckmwi
I always crank it till the motor catches before...

I always crank it till the motor catches before going to the launch. less than 1 second of run time. No issues with the impeller-
Forum: Formula 07-18-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By beckmwi
The best improvement I made to run in the rough...

The best improvement I made to run in the rough is more weight in the bow. I run with 120 lbs of sand in the anchor locker, and also keep the water tank under the front berth full most of the time. ...
Forum: Formula 07-18-2017, 01:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By beckmwi
Personally I have found that 9 times out of 10...

Personally I have found that 9 times out of 10 the sea state is my limiting factor, so I have focused on seakeeping improvements. When it is calm I just run the stock 454 hard.
Forum: Formula 07-18-2017, 12:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,690
Posted By beckmwi
Go for it man- I would love to see a 34 PC with...

Go for it man- I would love to see a 34 PC with big diesels and arnesons-

I would keep all of your weight though- you want to keep it in the water if you start wave hopping things will break...
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 06-24-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By beckmwi
Think the two jack idea is just what I was...

Think the two jack idea is just what I was looking for. Thanks for the tips!
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 06-23-2017, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By beckmwi
The boat stays outside. Good tips guys...

The boat stays outside.

Good tips guys keep them coming
Forum: Trucks, Trailers and Transportation 06-23-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 509
Posted By beckmwi
pitched driveway

I am trying to improve my "system" to prep the boat and get it to the water as quick and easy as possible. My driveway has a decent pitch down toward the road. In order to get the trailer tongue...
Forum: Formula 06-15-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By beckmwi
I think you are right except on the 271. in...

I think you are right except on the 271. in think the 271 (integrated platform) is closer in size to the 242 (bolt on platform).
Forum: Formula 06-12-2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,106
Posted By beckmwi
level = propeller thrust in a straight line from...

level = propeller thrust in a straight line from running surface i.e. neutral trim
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-17-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 17,989
Posted By beckmwi
and another one ...

and another one

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/jose-fernandez-drunk-cocaine-died-boat-crash-article-1.2850218
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-17-2017, 07:51 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 17,989
Posted By beckmwi
another one ...

another one

http://wgntv.com/2016/07/23/boat-slams-into-lake-michigan-break-wall-killing-2-people/
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-17-2017, 07:47 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 17,989
Posted By beckmwi
http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/201...

http://www.thetimesherald.com/story/news/local/2015/01/20/chesterfield-twp-man-sentenced-fatal-boat-crash/22039455/
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-15-2017, 08:09 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 17,989
Posted By beckmwi
I think everyone can agree that drunk driving is...

I think everyone can agree that drunk driving is a bad idea.


Please do not think that because your boat is not as fast that it is OK to captain intoxicated. It is not OK.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 04-13-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 17,989
Posted By beckmwi
This has nothing to do with the boat, it has...

This has nothing to do with the boat, it has everything to do with the Alcohol. Intoxication makes WALKING deadly.

"An estimated 36 percent of pedestrians killed had BACs of
.08*g/dL or higher...
Forum: Apache 02-02-2017, 08:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,025
Posted By beckmwi
Right, just postulating that there may now be 2...

Right, just postulating that there may now be 2 Fighter Ones (1 a blue 47 and 1 a blue gray fade 50/54)- just like there are multiple Warpaths, low profiles, ultimate warriors, banner boats, 41 and...
Forum: Apache 02-02-2017, 08:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,025
Posted By beckmwi
I Don't think that Outerlimits was ever delivered...

I Don't think that Outerlimits was ever delivered to the gentleman who commissioned it either.

Cold War was for sale at LCM, later there was a Christmas card photo from Apache of a boat that to...
Forum: Formula 01-03-2017, 03:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,660
Posted By beckmwi
I see what you are saying about the way the 242...

I see what you are saying about the way the 242 sits in the water. my guess is the anchor/windlass and chain setup is causing that. Probably not stock and adding a lot of pounds to the bow. A...
Forum: Formula 01-02-2017, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,660
Posted By beckmwi
To the best of my knowledge a 93 271 was built...

To the best of my knowledge a 93 271 was built using the same techniques as the 242's. Transom stringers and structure will be similar. I think you are down to personal preference and condition on...
Forum: Formula 01-02-2017, 08:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,660
Posted By beckmwi
271 replaced the 242 in 1992 or 93. It is...

271 replaced the 242 in 1992 or 93. It is basically the same boat the main difference being the 271 has a molded in swim platform, and that is included in the length. Later on the 271 got a step in...
Forum: Formula 11-19-2016, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 288
Posted By beckmwi
There is a thread somewhere, I just can not find...

There is a thread somewhere, I just can not find it now. I believe formula has a work instruction with photos that they will send you.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 11-04-2016, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 359,839
Posted By beckmwi
It Looked great out on Lake Mac :cool-smiley-011:

It Looked great out on Lake Mac :cool-smiley-011:
Forum: Apache 10-07-2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,538
Posted By beckmwi
This boat is listed as a 93, JH electric is not a...

This boat is listed as a 93, JH electric is not a 1993- but Midas is
Forum: Cigarette 09-23-2016, 08:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,330
Posted By beckmwi
41 Apache has the same full forward entry on the...

41 Apache has the same full forward entry on the hull as a 35/38 Cigarette. 42 Cigarette has a much more "pointy" forward entry. (shared with the 46 and 50 cigarette). Most 41 Apaches are Kevlar,...
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