All Around Best Boat?

Discussion in 'Boating' started by Henry347, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. JByrd

    JByrd Active Member

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    Yes, first thing you do is check the bearings. New seals can be bought at auto stores.
     
  2. JByrd

    JByrd Active Member

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    I clean mine with gasoline, dry, inspect, if OK I grease, press the grease between the rollers and reassemble. If the seal is brittle on the back replace it. When replacing the spindle nut, you want all the play out of the bearings but not overly tight so that rolling is hampered..
     

  3. Steve Knox

    Steve Knox Active Member

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    The best all around boat belongs to someone else.... Pay for the gas, buy bait, furnish all the tackle, bring a memorable lunch, clean the fish, wash the boat at the end of the day. You will get invited everywhere. And spend less than if you own just one boat.... :>)

    The secret is to be a good guest.
     
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  4. SteveMcK

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    Being a good guest is awesome. Finding a good guest is hard. I bet I'm not alone in the fact that I just love boating. I have 3 and am seriously considering another. Nothing like a ride on the water to settle the soul. Doesn't matter if it's a little flat bottom or a big performance tritoon. It's just relaxing.
     
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  5. hillman

    hillman Active Member

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    Ok I'm still kicking myself. Sold my 18/60 Polar Kraft, 70 HP Nissian.

    Wanting another Boat but my wife is pretty steady with the No on this.

    hillman
     
  6. Mike Casey

    Mike Casey New Member

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    I have a 17ft Xpress with a fifty and wouldn't trade it for a dressed out ranger because it fits the type fishing I do. Bass, crappy and running lines. Not great on big water a little lite I get blown around some. I would look for something that fits what you want to do. It ain't got to be pretty just reliable.
     
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  7. Mike Casey

    Mike Casey New Member

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  8. equyst

    equyst New Member

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    Pretty interesting posting[​IMG]