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09-02-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,220
Posted By Hematite

As to axle ratios, when I bought my 2007 FX4...

As to axle ratios, when I bought my 2007 FX4 there was a substantial lowering of the towing limit with the 3.55 axle ratio from the 3.73. This was according to the Ford Towing Manual which gives...
Forum: Formula
09-01-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,538
Posted By Hematite

Good test of the 260SS: ...

Good test of the 260SS:
http://www.usboattest.com/boat-tests/performance-boat/2009/formula/260-ss/548/2009-formula-260-ss.html
Forum: Formula
09-01-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,538
Posted By Hematite

Both great boats, for sure. The 280 will get you...

Both great boats, for sure. The 280 will get you an enclosed head compartment and a bit more cabin headroom. I looked at both and went with the 260. It had everything that I needed without the extra...
08-19-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,964
Posted By Hematite

Use of aviation gas in boats

I spoke to a fuel system engineer and the conversation inevitably came to the low quality of today's gas. He recommended putting 10 - 20 gallons of AV gas into the boats tank along with the normal...
Forum: Formula
08-09-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,910
Posted By Hematite

I'd like to thank I.D.C.E. for the PM invite. ...

I'd like to thank I.D.C.E. for the PM invite.
It would be a good idea to put the trailered boats information on this thread so that more people may be encouraged to attend. I know that would have...
Forum: Formula
08-09-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,320
Posted By Hematite

Yes, Formula can supply the original part numbers...

Yes, Formula can supply the original part numbers for the enclosure. Forward them to Ameritex, the OE manufacturer, and they will be able to help. Just did this for my 260SS.
Forum: Formula
07-29-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,636
Posted By Hematite

The video tells you all you need to know about...

The video tells you all you need to know about the 260SS. We looked at many boats before we bought the 260SS and nothing else even came close. Awesome boat in every way....
06-16-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By Hematite

I like RainX but I do have a wiper and I have...

I like RainX but I do have a wiper and I have used it.
Forum: General Q & A
06-16-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Hematite

Yes, I did check and the outdrive is grounded...

Yes, I did check and the outdrive is grounded somewhere else. Good suggestion, Just tilting the washer provides a new location for drilling and tapping a hole.
Forum: General Q & A
06-15-2013, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Hematite

Broken sterndrive continuity screw.

I was touching up the black enamel on the Bravo 3 outdrive and I noticed that the 2 upper left nuts holding the stern drive on had corrosion around them. The lower of these 2 (middle left side) has...
06-12-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By Hematite

The Hudson is very brown today at Kingston and I...

The Hudson is very brown today at Kingston and I just saw a flash flood warning on the television that is set to expire Sat. morning at 8AM.

Count me out, nothing is coming together for me.
06-11-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,027
Posted By Hematite

It's tempting although it's a bit longer of a...

It's tempting although it's a bit longer of a first time out trip than I'd like. I was going to launch Friday at Norrie Point where I took a slip. First time in the water for the season, I'd like to...
Forum: Formula
06-07-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,906
Posted By Hematite

Although many consider the numerous negatives of...

Although many consider the numerous negatives of having a fixed, complex onboard head system acceptable, I would prefer a simple, removable head to be a plus.
05-23-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,545
Posted By Hematite

WOW! Thanks for the heads up! I was looking at...

WOW! Thanks for the heads up! I was looking at the Globe to replace the Merc impeller at the next change.
Forum: General Q & A
02-14-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,792
Posted By Hematite

And, in the end, THAT is what it all really comes...

And, in the end, THAT is what it all really comes down to!
Forum: Formula
02-07-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,877
Posted By Hematite

+1 more on the Fortress FX7. Made in the USA and...

+1 more on the Fortress FX7. Made in the USA and guaranteed for life, if I remember correctly. Fortress anchors are incredible on most any bottom.
01-27-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 25,550
Posted By Hematite

LOL. Same for me, otherwise way slower.

LOL. Same for me, otherwise way slower.
Forum: Formula
01-16-2013, 11:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,670
Posted By Hematite

Definitely go with an Eagle trailer. They also...

Definitely go with an Eagle trailer. They also make a galvanized model for salt water. I've seen more Formulas on Eagle trailers than any other brand. Good reason, Eagles are extremely strong and...
Forum: General Q & A
01-16-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 639
Posted By Hematite

I used Martin Senour black acrylic enamel with...

I used Martin Senour black acrylic enamel with Ultra Urethane Hardener. Came out like black glass, lasted all season and still looks the same. Used a green marine primer (rattle can).
Forum: Formula
01-13-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,381
Posted By Hematite

I checked the factory book from the NYC show and...

I checked the factory book from the NYC show and the 565's are, indeed, the biggest factory offering. Don't have fuel or mph figures but my partner, who has a lot of experience with these boats, said...
01-08-2013, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,939
Posted By Hematite

Aluminum trailers flex no matter who makes them. ...

Aluminum trailers flex no matter who makes them. The only way to get a trailer that supports your boat correctly is to get a welded, heavy, tubular frame steel trailer IMO. For salt water use, get...
Forum: Formula
12-20-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By Hematite

YES! That's another boat that will be there! I'm...

YES! That's another boat that will be there! I'm anxious to see both in person.
Forum: Formula
12-20-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 679
Posted By Hematite

Formula stand at the NYC Boat Show

Just got the word at the Formula dealer that I work for. Formula will have 15 boats on display from the 240 BR to the 45 Yacht. There will be a 353 FASTech included among them. This is at the January...
12-17-2012, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,638
Posted By Hematite

Usually it's more cost effective to just buy...

Usually it's more cost effective to just buy straight lengths of replacement brake line, couplers, and a tubing bender and go at it, if you are doing this yourself. I had my older truck brake lines...
11-08-2012, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,007
Posted By Hematite

I also agree with Sydways that the only way to...

I also agree with Sydways that the only way to properly repair is to lift or block the boat off the trailer and have a good professional repair and re-gel the damaged area. A GOOD professional.
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