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05-20-2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By SpidRacer

Rubber was already on the bunks. There was enough...

Rubber was already on the bunks. There was enough extra length on the ends to make up for the added longitudinal surface area. The portion "wrapped" down the sides of the wood step, is the material...
05-20-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By SpidRacer

Yes, I have my guideposts really tight. Holds...

Yes, I have my guideposts really tight. Holds the boat in-place even with slight current/wind and she always comes up properly aligned.
05-20-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,293
Posted By SpidRacer

Not a 311-specific setup, but below is what I had...

Not a 311-specific setup, but below is what I had to do for my 271. In short; inside. But the trick was I had to clear the small "step winglets/chine" mid-hull-length. So the bunks are about 3" wider...
Forum: Southeast US
02-24-2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

Awesome. Hopefully we get to welcome you soon...

Awesome. Hopefully we get to welcome you soon into the Cape. Depending on how much distance you consider reasonable, and where you want to be from a boating port perspective, also consider Safe...
01-13-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By SpidRacer

Can these be used outside? Would hang a few of...

Can these be used outside? Would hang a few of them from the cover tie-strap loops to zap the bugz before they work their way in underneath the cover...
01-11-2021, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By SpidRacer

Thanks everyone. Irish Spring soap, Citronella,...

Thanks everyone. Irish Spring soap, Citronella, moth balls, mixed in a blender with some Tempo Dust. Pour in two bowls. Place under the cover on the bow and the swim platform. Vaya con Dios bugz!
01-10-2021, 09:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By SpidRacer

I use mothballs and dryer sheets in the cabin and...

I use mothballs and dryer sheets in the cabin and cockpit. Seems to work well other than the occasional commando gecko that gets in and leaves "traces". Maybe I should also put a mothballs bag on...
01-09-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By SpidRacer

That's cuz they are all dead, frozen on the...

That's cuz they are all dead, frozen on the ground, after your 2-weeks boating season ended! ;-)
01-09-2021, 06:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,310
Posted By SpidRacer

Prevent Insects Under Boat Cover?

Seems all sorts of small mosquito-looking insects love to colonize under full boat covers. Only to then get splattered all over the gelcoat and cockpit cover when the cover is rolled-off. Any...
12-19-2020, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2,138
Views: 1,147,367
Posted By SpidRacer

Coincidentally, just last last night I stumbled...

Coincidentally, just last last night I stumbled upon the only surviving picture of my first ever boat. 27 Fountain, I think she was a 1990 or 91. Bought it with a crapload of hours on a bone stock...
12-17-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,562
Posted By SpidRacer

Glad you are back on the water! I just went...

Glad you are back on the water! I just went though a similar experience. 3-hr idle from Sanibel Bridge into the night while also discovering Nav/Anchor lights were also obviously being affected by...
11-16-2020, 10:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By SpidRacer

General consensus is that a stock (502) 271...

General consensus is that a stock (502) 271 FASTech is painfully slow to get on-plane. As I understand it, an "adjustment" is made where the rams bolt up to the drive allowing the drive to tuck-in...
11-16-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By SpidRacer

Yeah... Turns out both my Trim Limit and Trim...

Yeah... Turns out both my Trim Limit and Trim Senders are calibrated well. Pin-to-pin I got 22" and left it there. What got me here to start is that the Trim Gauge only gets to about 80% of the...
11-13-2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By SpidRacer

Trim Limit Adjustment - What r u using?

Need to adjust the Trim Limit and Position Sender switches on my Bravo 1 behind the bone-stock Gen VI 502 Mag MPI in my 2000 271 FASTech. Found the Merc instructions here:...
11-13-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,734
Posted By SpidRacer

I'll soon be a Florida poker run first-timer as...

I'll soon be a Florida poker run first-timer as well. In my bone stock 502 B1 271 FASTech, I'll be cruising in the chill group. Albeit likely with the throttle burried doing a blistering 60 mph. ...
Forum: General Q & A
10-20-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By SpidRacer

Was the cause found? What was the fix? I am...

Was the cause found? What was the fix? I am having a similar issue.
Forum: Southeast US
09-16-2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

She's a beauty. Looks fast even while floating...

She's a beauty. Looks fast even while floating still... Really like the clean all-white setup with race fairing in the Fountains.

Safe travels captain!
Forum: Southeast US
09-15-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

Awesome! Great to have you back. I should have...

Awesome! Great to have you back. I should have called you Monday to possibly connect on the water. Formula292dsb took me (and my visiting lady friend) out on Monday for a grand tour. Cape...
Forum: Southeast US
09-04-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

I am around today as well so feel free to come...

I am around today as well so feel free to come over. Well... anyone else also welcomed for that matter. There are a bunch of Coronas in the fridge wasting away....
Forum: Southeast US
09-04-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

Thanks F14A, the bunks where a bit of effort but...

Thanks F14A, the bunks where a bit of effort but well worth it. Indeed on sticking to conservative plans in these situations. I don't always do it, but as I have learned to recognize and follow my...
Forum: Southeast US
09-04-2020, 12:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

Lift Bunks with the step: ...

Lift Bunks with the step:

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Forum: Southeast US
09-04-2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

A few pics (last one is my neighbor at the helm...

A few pics (last one is my neighbor at the helm on the way back to Rosen:
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Forum: Southeast US
09-04-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

You guyz sure are QUIET:-// Maybe we should start...

You guyz sure are QUIET:-// Maybe we should start an "All Things Boating Ft. Myers / Cape Coral" forum thread and not just "New to Cape Coral" thread. Boring update to slowly wake-up everyone:
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Forum: Southeast US
06-29-2020, 06:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

It is just south of Paradise Marina. SE 15th...

It is just south of Paradise Marina. SE 15th Street level. about a mile north of Veterans Pkwy/Midpoint Bridge. This is actually my "local ramp" as it is the shortest path to the river. I would go by...
Forum: Southeast US
06-28-2020, 08:10 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,048
Posted By SpidRacer

We may not be around by the time you get back. ...

We may not be around by the time you get back. All you'll find is a giant lava blob.

I may be in on the offer. I'll confirm later in the week. I have a tentative commitment to be in Daytona to...
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