|Posted: March 06 2009 at 21:34 | IP Logged
I am going out for my first trip tomorrow - i did demo this boat down here (key west) and was really pleased. Below are my pros and cons.
Backing washer on Bow eye appear to be galvanized vs SS. I will replace with largest washer available.
no maual This means no electrical wiring diagrams or pump diagrams. This hurts if I want to work on the boat myself!
sloppy calk job on transom - I am recaulking.
Bilge pump runs every two minutes for 1 second, even when battery switch is in the off position - I will check it out to rewire - If anyone has a solution please tell me! I am scared the single battery will drain if I don't use it for a month or so.
Single Battery - I plan to do some offshore, not too far but I don't want to get stuck with a dead battery if I blast the radio for too long.
Ok now for the positives:
Cup holders: 4 - I like to drink - soda, beer, rockstar, orange juice....
Plenty of rod holders on gunnels (sp?)
Euro-transom: sweet for diving. snorkeling and swimming.
Plenty of seating!
200 HP suzuki planes super fast - I have done some skiing and will check this boat out.
Recessed trim tabs!
Dry ride - the North Channel at Key West is nasty when the winds and current are at odds - this boat can glide through and keep everyone pretty dry! ( took it out for a demo)
No floor fish boxes - this is a positive for me since I want an easy cleaning boat and am not looking for a pure fishing machine!
I will keep you guys posted - so far I am totally stoked!