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Old 05-02-2006, 03:28 PM   #11
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yeah, I usually do cross the chains, but it was a simple pull it up the driveway tow



The boat is a 98, real nice. No flaws. Grandpa owned it before me, hasn't seen much water. Want to get a bigger outboard for it though, the 7.5hp honda goes WOT while the boat isn't going too fast

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Old 05-02-2006, 03:34 PM   #12
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Wow, that must be really slow. My boat has a 9.8hp mercury, and the boat is about 12-14 feet long. Not as deep a hull as yours. Just a bare bones aluminum boat with a couple benches. I think that goes slow, so I feel your pain.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:01 PM   #13
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I'm with you guys on slow boats. I've got an old 14ft Alaskan boat with a 10hp evinrude (sp).
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Even though it is so slow, I still am real excited to get home and cruise around on the water. I don't a have a fishing license yet, but will get one eventually.



It is just so awesome to be moving over glass smooth water. Sad thing is, my grandpas pontoon boat is faster than mine, but it has a 90hp merc.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:19 PM   #15
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The more we talk about taking our boats out, the more I want to stop my stereo project and start on my boat project.
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Old 05-02-2006, 04:27 PM   #16
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Then lets keep talking! lol



I am going to repaint the red stripe on my boat, and I might polish the aluminum hull to shine it up like new. Can't fix the scratches though. The motor was making a clicking/knocking noise last year and I think it may have something to do with the drveshafts. Maybe I need to lubricate them or something. I don't know much about small outboards, and I don't have an instruction manula for this old thing. I find the larger ones that don't use mixed gas easier to deal with. My dad is also considering getting a used pontoon. That only has a 25hp motor, so that will be ultra slow because it is a 24 foot boat. lol
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Old 05-02-2006, 06:02 PM   #17
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Leave a chain dragging one time, just to see the result. Last year one chain on a friend's trailer got off, dragged long enough to wear away several of the links. Looks funny, but why doesn't anyone signal if they see it?
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Old 05-07-2006, 08:30 PM   #18
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My old 1993 4x4 4.0l 5 speed towed a 21 foot wellcraft excel with the volvo I/O with no problem for years!!

I'm looking at a pop-up for the family...and i was just asking the same question on a jeep site...i max out at 5000 lbs as well but they have these weight distribution hitches (weight dist hitches) that really help out, i hear. I need a regular hitch first i guess.
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I need to get max tow load for my '97 Eddie Bauer Fordor 2WD. SOHC 6. Also, I need to change the door hinge pins in my '92 Sport. Any hints? The pwr windows both took a poop, but I can't get my hands in the door to do anything! Thanx for any help anyone can give. David.
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