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    I am pro law enforcement but I did see a video of...

    I am pro law enforcement but I did see a video of a pair of officers putting on what is presumed to be fake blood at their cruiser then heading back into the fray. The scene was caught by a...
  2. I believe the Ranger boys will all say, " buy the...

    I believe the Ranger boys will all say, " buy the Ranger " and the Skeeter boys will say the opposite. I would choose the newer of the two. Even if the boat has been garage kept, years are still...
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    Sticky: USMCR, 1990 - 1993

    USMCR, 1990 - 1993
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    The only difference between my HB jaks and the go...

    The only difference between my HB jaks and the go jacks is the paint color. I would be willing to bet they came from the same MFG facility.
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    I was shopping pretty hard for a CAT, RANGER,...

    I was shopping pretty hard for a CAT, RANGER, PHOENIX...In that order...last year. Had my sights set on a 15 Caracal and passed up every P4 deal. Value is predicated upon demand and not NADA...
  6. I am not certain of any performance output...

    I am not certain of any performance output difference between the Opti and the proxs but I am getting 5800 plus for 68-69 in the summer with a bit more to go. 12 Z519, 25 Tempest.
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    It appears you get it. A snapshot of todays...

    It appears you get it. A snapshot of todays consumer confidence does not reflect tomorrow. We are presuming a market adjustment is imminent.
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    I have to be pragmatic. Trump reviving industry...

    I have to be pragmatic. Trump reviving industry and cutting regulations has greatly stimulated the economy but the misconception is the fact that we really have not recovered from the last...
  9. I think the 300 would be just right for me.

    I think the 300 would be just right for me.
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    Switch to a 4 blade prop. This should correct or...

    Switch to a 4 blade prop. This should correct or greatly reduce much of what you are seeing.

    Trim below 50% when coming off plane, actually use it as a brake to slow the boat rather then just...
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    My PHD brother has not learned the art of the...

    My PHD brother has not learned the art of the deal and can't patiently work the deal on the car he wants. It is the dealers and or salesman's prerogative to get as much as they can out of the deal. ...
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    Repowering is comon practice with older hulls. ...

    Repowering is comon practice with older hulls. The headache is worth the effort.
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  14. I have two props and looking to purchase a new...

    I have two props and looking to purchase a new one anyway but I was figuring to be still good to go. The strips are still stuck, just shifted to ridge of each recess and this looks expected by...
  15. Merc. gear cases, hub selection and compatiability?

    The one thing that has always been an issue with Mercs is their variety of parts inside a specific year. I thought this woud be easy but no.


    I have a 2012 225 pro XS with black gear case...
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    Regardless of brand selection always go with max...

    Regardless of brand selection always go with max rec. HP. I chose the 90 ILO a 115 on a new flats skiff once and considered it a mistake. The added power would have spun a pitch bigger giving more...
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    I would opt for the new or newer VVT Toyota 4...

    I would opt for the new or newer VVT Toyota 4 runner 4x4. Yes it is $40K but its the duracell bunny of vehicles. Low maintenance with long longevity.
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    The Fed just dropped rates so I imagine next...

    The Fed just dropped rates so I imagine next quarter you will see a dip.
  19. "CUP" obviously the first prop did not have...

    "CUP" obviously the first prop did not have enough cup to lift the hull. I have a tired Tempest 25 that is struggling to get lift, having Mark tune it up for me.
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    Only had one with a knick name, "Kermit", becasue...

    Only had one with a knick name, "Kermit", becasue it was a very similar green gel and people knew the boat who didn't know me.
  21. Straps and buckle just one click tight not...

    Straps and buckle just one click tight not wrenched to max, then forget about them until next trip. Always pull drain plug and open rigging box. If it was a rainy day I open all the boxes until...
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    I am not brand loyal and allow the virtues of...

    I am not brand loyal and allow the virtues of each boat design to determine value. My Ranger is very well suited to my Florida waters which rarely whoop up but is not my first choice for large open...
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    I have 4 HF Jacks that are twins to the Go Jaks...

    I have 4 HF Jacks that are twins to the Go Jaks for a fraction of the cost. Work just fine moving mine. Still heavy for one to push around but rolls easy once it starts moving. 2 jaks under the...
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    While there are many who feel the need for speed...

    While there are many who feel the need for speed the 300 is under scored on boats such as the new BCB Jag, Ranger Z522, and the like.
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    Just driving the two should tell you all you need...

    Just driving the two should tell you all you need to know. The 3.21 are anemic in comparison to the 3.92's and do not get enough improved fuel efficiency to warrant the selection. This should be an...
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