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  2. I have a 2008 stingray 240 cs with a 5.0 volvo IO with 230 hours. I purchased the boat last year and notice a gas or petroleum smell in the cabin when it is closed up for more than a half hour. I noticed a smell of such coming thru the cabin floor drain which lead to the bilge. I cleaned the bilge with over the counter products 3 times. No difference. I had 2 marinas look at it. One stated the gas tank hoses may need to be replaced. The second stated stingray has no over the side gas tank vent. The gas system vents directly under the gas fill and may be drifting back into the bilge. No visible leaks were found  If you run the bilge blower it goes away but returns in approx 30 45 minutes after you shut it off. If you put your nose close to the gas fill you smell gas even even its capped. The air inlet to the bilge is about a foot away from the gas fill. All the lines and pumps were checked. Any suggestions as to what may be the cause.
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  4. Hi everyone, Ryan here from  A couple of years ago we released the original Splash Drone (the first waterproof drone in the world). I wanted to make everyone in the boating and fishing community aware that we just launched the new Splash Drone 3 on Kickstarter. We'd like to invite everyone to check out the campaign and give us their feedback on both the campaign and the drone itself.  We welcome all feedback. Here is a link to the campaign.  
  5. I am looking for a used 5.7L Mercruiser mag MPI Fresh water cooled Bravo III engine only.  Complete, drop in and ready to run. Clean, low hours, and well maintained. Maintenance records helpful. Thank you. Please contact me, Carter Hubbard, at:  
  6. East Cape - The old norm  The East Cape fishery has gone from zero to full throttle in a period of 10 days.  It has been a tough, tough spring for anglers but now the tide has turned and the place is hitting on all cylinders.   Tuna, striped marlin, wahoo and roosterfish have all shown up in volume with an appetite. Our area has always had such a prolific fishery anglers have come to expect great things every day.  The last 3 years fishing was pretty good by some other fishing destination standards but many had expectations so high they were disappointed.  Now we are experiencing glimmers of the old norm before being plagued with El Nino conditions.   Yellowfin have arrived   The "bight" is so good Steve Petit took a limit fly casting   Scott Hulet from the Bight Journal took his bucket list wahoo   The Bight Journal crew down on a field research trip released five roosterfish one afternoon after taking 20 yellowfin tuna in the morning   Stripers are taking the bait   Five striped marlin and a tuna for Gary and Melissa Bielat to win the Borggreve charity tournament based at Rancho Leonero.   Pilotfish (camisas) piling up on the shark buoys have been easy to catch for bait.   Nice hoo for Mike Lapp.  Look for his photo in Western Outdoor News   As fresh as it gets, sashimi Jen Wren style vanishing as fast as we can cut it.   Beautiful sunrises.  Yes, East Cape is back to the old norm     Mark Rayor US cell 310 308 5841    
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  8. This is a 1 family boat. My wife’s grandfather purchased this boat brand new and hardly used it (< 100 hours on the motor), which was passed on to his wife. She never used the boat and kept it in storage for 12 years. She passed it on to my wife and I, and over the past couple years I had the boat fully restored (see list below) to like-new condition. Unfortunately, we have only been able to take it out a couple times since restoring it because I am back in school. So instead of it sitting in storage for the next 3 years, I have decided to sell it to someone who can fully enjoy it! I have it in a fully covered storage unit. I am looking to sell it only, no trades. Feel free to contact me at with any questions and/or additional picture requests. I am located in Houston, TX. *Comes with a 2005 Continental Tandem aluminum trailer* Original features include: ·         19’6” LOA, 8’6” Beam, center console ·         1998 Mercury Offshore 175hp Outboard with < 100 hours ·         Custom aluminum t-top with rocket launchers ·         316 stainless steel bow rail, 3 blade stainless steel propeller, Power steering, Pedestal seats, 90 gallon fuel tank, Large anchor locker, forward storage locker with cushion for seating, 20 gal live well, 2 insulated fish boxes, Rear storage locker, Swim ladder, Full transom ·         Wiring from old gps/fish finder with transom-mounted transducer still intact (but removed gps/fish finder because it did not work) ·         Wiring from old single VHF radio with antenna still intact (but removed radio because it did not work and antenna because it was broken) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Below is a list of things done during the restoration. Hull and Deck Boat was completely stripped of all hardware, lids, parts, etc. and taken to Northwest Fiberglass in Lake Conroe, TX where the gel-coat of the entire boat was restored by wet sanding, compounding, polishing and waxing. The gel-coat was restored, not re-sprayed. So there are a few minor hairline cracks. Mechanical Service ·         Motor was serviced by Cy-Fair Marine in Katy, TX, who is a Mercury certified service, and included flushing and replacing all fluids, replaced water pump, replaced spark plugs and replaced valves. ·         Fuel tank was serviced and flushed with new fuel filter and fuel lines. ·         Sea Star hydraulic steering system drained, flushed and filled, and hydraulic shaft seals replaced New Electronics ·         Center console controls: replaced ignition faceplate and kill switch, all gauges (fuel level, RPM, engine temp, battery voltage), Mercury throttle control, all selector switches and fuse covers, cigarette lighter socket replaced with 2 usb power outlets ·         2 Optima Marine Dual purpose batteries with Perko marine battery selector switch and marine grade wiring ·         JBL PRV-175 marine digital receiver with built-in Bluetooth, radio, and with usb/aux input jacks. Replaced the starboard backplate for a blank canvas for gps, radio, etc of your choosing! ·         A pair of Polk Audio marine 6.5” speakers face the bow and a pair of Polk Audio marine 6x9 speakers face the stern, and are powered by a Polk Audio class D 4-channel marine amplifier. All installation wiring is marine grade. New Parts ·         Every single cushion (including the bolsters with Boston Whaler logo) is brand new and custom made by Anderson Mfg & Upholstery ·         Rear storage locker lid and live well lid are brand new and custom made from Boston Whaler ·         The motor support bracket and fishing station are brand new and custom made by Martin Marine Design (all metal parts are 316 stainless steel) ·         All of the following have been replaced and are 316 stainless steel: fishing rod holders, cleats, steering wheel, all screws, all washers, all nuts, all bolts, all hinges, all handles, all locks, and fuel and water access covers ·         All decals and stickers have been replaced and are from Boston Whaler ·         Entire rub rail has been replaced ·         All navigation lights by Perko have been replaced ·         Shower assembly (spray nozzle, hose, and holder) has been replaced ·         All access plates and rod end holders have been replaced ·         Cooler cleats and Igloo cooler have been replaced ·         T-top canvas has been replaced ·         New custom fit boat cover that covers the entire boat and motor, not just the center console
  9. I hate having to check my regs card each trip to remind myself the season status of the various fish we catch in NJ. Now you can get status in real time from here.   Anyone think there is a need for this in your state?  PM Me.
  10. Buying a boat is very different from buying an automobile. As everyone knows that boating is an enjoyable activity to do, and my brother loves boating. Two years before he had bought his first boat which was shipped from California by boat transportation services. After transporting he had a great time by cruising, fishing, wake surfing, and much more. That's why I want to buy this boat for my brother. Is this boat is still available?
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  13.   East Cape - Just goofing around  Our 2017 season is off to a sputtering start.  Locating gamefish has been tough and finding anglers hasn't been much easier.  Great conditions have made it look like the bite will bust wide open any day.  I have been saying that for more than a month and it still hasn't happened. Tuna, marlin, amberjack and roosterfish have all been visible but just haven't had an appetite.  Lack of anglers causing few departures has not helped.  It is a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation.  We need more boats fishing to help locate where the action is.  On the other hand it is frustrating to get a good thing going and have too much traffic. We have been struggling to find fish but one thing I know for sure, you can't catch them sitting on the porch.  Fishing is my passion and I love being on the water, only having a few charters has given me the opportunity to just goof around.  Doing so I have certainly found enough action to keep my attention.  Posted are a few recent photos.   I run a hell of a good operation.  Front row seat for whale watching when we are not catching fish at no extra charge   Goofing off on an over night trip with the crew. None of them had ever seen a fish like this or knew what it was.  Being a So. Cal. guy I recognized the sheephead immediately.   Tuna have been a slow pick chunking squid   Captain Polo on the wire   This has been a different year.  It is unusual to get sailfish this early   Jen Wren Jeni on the release   Sell your Pacifico stock!  Jackurate is on the Gatorade   Picked off a nice rooster yesterday while on anchor scrubbing the Vaquera   Always something to see.  Lots of turtles in the area   I never get tired of East Cape sunrises         Mark Rayor US cell 310 308 5841    
  14. I recently purchased a 2003 Wellcraft coastal 220. It seems that the anchor has been replace on the boat. From what I can see it looks like the wrong anchor was purchased for the bow pulpit. Can anyone point me to the anchor I should be purchasing? See the pictures. Also would I need a anchor tensioner to keep the new anchor in place?Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  15. East Cape - Week of firsts  We had our first showing of yellowfin tuna of the season.  Most of the fish were a nice 30 to 40 pounds and caught chunking squid or drifting live bait.  The bite never really got hot and was just a slow pick for a few weeks. Now that has gone from slow to no pick.  Right now there is no other way to describe what is happening but tough. Each fishing day we have only had a few events and been lucky enough to cash in on them.  Stan Lowery brought his 10 and 11 year old grandsons who each caught their first grouper and snapper.  He also tangled with his first thresher shark and quickly learned how ferociously they fight.  To close the week Jen Wren Jeni caught and released our first billfish of the season. As quiet as it is at the moment it has not been boring. This week we sighted common dolphin, bottlenose dolphin, giant pacific mantas, orcas, blue whales, humpback whales, gray whales and a couple of the endangered vaquita porpoise.  That is not to mention the large variety of pelagic bird life.   I'm watching conditions change everyday.  Off shore the water is a nice blue and 76 degrees.  Spots of bait are starting to puddle and flying-fish starting to show.  There has also been an increase in bird life out there.  Just south of Los Frailes a couple of fleet boats located a volume of striped marlin each scoring two or three.  That only lasted a couple of days but the stage is set.  We also spotted our first swordfish of 2017. Looks like everything is starting to fall in place.   Common dolphin putting on a performance   Tunafish are playing hard to get   First grouper   First pargo   Thresher attack!   Stan Lowery's first thresher   Jen Wren Jeni scores first sailfish of our 2017 season   Adios muchacha, catch you another day.   That is all my hot air for this week, signing out.   Mark Rayor US cell 310 308 5841      
  16. East Cape - Febrero loco y Marzo otra poco  When making small talk around here with the local Mexican people weather is always a common topic.  This time of year a colloquialism that is often used with a smile and a laugh is "Febrero loco y Marzo otra poco".  There is always at least a smile because literally it is not correct Spanish and doesn't really make sense.  Everybody always gets a chuckle and the conversation generally continues on to something else.  The translation to English is February crazy and March another little. This morning contemplating what to write in this report it dawned on me how much this colloquialism "Febrero loco y Marzo otra poco" doesn't just pertain to our weather but also our fishing.  Good friend Gary Graham coined the phrase that went something like "by the time you hear about the bite it's too late". That has never been more true than right now. Game fish have been unpredictable and as much of a moving target as I can ever remember.  Tuna, yellowtail, amberjack, sierra mackerel and a few billfish are all here.  Getting on top of them has been the trick.  For a couple days a few tuna showed at the south end of Cerralvo Island.  That dried up and boats found the fish close to shore just a mile or so south of Palmas de Cortez.  That didn't last long and then a few tuna were taken down south at the San Luis bank.  After the tuna stopped biting at the island a few yellowtail were taken.  Off La Ribera and Rincon amberjack will pop up one day and then be gone for several.  Billfish as well are spread everywhere.  There doesn't seem to be any concentration but are popping up here and there.  Live bait has also been very inconsistent.   Conditions look good.  The water is 74 degrees and a nice blue color.  All we can do is hope as spring wears on more gamefish will come to the party.   Captain Polo with a big mouth yellowtail   All the yellows have been quality   Humpback whales have been very consistent    Always fun to watch   Florance family with our first tuna of 2017   Nice way for Curt Saxton to spend the day before his wedding     M Look at that weather!     Mark Rayor US cell 310 308 5841    
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    And by the way is Wiley still around been along time since I have been on here 
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    Any on this board ?   
  19. East Cape - Where's Willie?  At the drop of a hat or flip of a switch, however you want to put it East Cape has gone from winter to spring   After a somewhat mild winter the Sea of Cortez has been like a pond for days.   While spring has arrived early this year anglers have not.  There are only a small handful of boats in the water and very few departures.  Fishing reports have been mixed which indicates to me the bite has been inconsistent.  The water temperature is 67-68 degrees and warming.  My prediction is when it tops 70 the game fish will pop. A friend that I can rely on said they spotted a broadbill swordfish.  That was all the motivation needed to get Vaquera in the water.  Yesterday we traveled some 30 miles offshore in search of that swordfish.  The surface temperature charts showed a temp break but I was unable to find it or Willie.  The amount of sea life we did see was amazing and the stage is set for good things to come.    Vaquera on the water for our 2017 season.  Sea of Cortez has been a pond as illustrated in all of these photos   Breaching humpback whales   Sea turtles   I was able to meter bait and game fish in our Simrad sounder but couldn't get them to go.   Sighted several never welcome California sea lions    Gives me goose bumps to see a photo of Willie. We couldn't find him yesterday   Now that's what I'm talking about!         Mark Rayor US cell 310 308 5841    
  20. 2000 Carolina Classic 28 w/tower & twin Volvo 8.1Gi $46k Westport MA SPECS: 30'5" LOA 28'5" LOD 10'6" Beam 2'6"  Draft 13,500 Empty Weight 24* Deadrise ENGINES & DRIVES: (2) Volvo 8.1 Gi-JF Gas V-8 2008 375 hp  Freshwater cooled  <350 hours each (2) Volvo DuoProp 290-E 1.95 w/B6 props Halon 1301 SeaFire Extinguisher  FUEL: 221 gal Main Tank (2) 28 gal Aux Tanks 277 gal Total (2) Racor 120R-RAC-02 fuel/water separators Faria Digital Fuel Flow Meters   ELECTRICAL (2) Group 27 1000 cranking amp starting batteries w/Perko shutoff switches (1) Group 27 105 amp hour deep cycle house battery 20amp C-Charger 5000 SP 120 volt 30amp Shore Power: -Battery Charger -Air Conditioner / Heat  -Refrigerator (switchable to 12 volt also) -Microwave -Water Heater Zinc Saver Galvanic Isolator COMMUNICATION & NAVIGATION: ICOM IC-M127 vhf (main helm) ICOM IC-M45  vhf (upper helm) Garmin 2010C gps / depth / fishfinder (main helm) Garmin 440   gpss / depth / fishfinder  (upper helm) Garmin 172C  gps (main helm) (2) Compasses (main & upper helms) Furno 1731 4kw 1/4 - 24nm radar Simrad AP-22 autopilot WATER: 25 gal Fresh Water Tank ShurFlo 3901 -Sink in head -Sink in cabin -Sink in cockpit -Freshwater washdown on aft deck Raw Water ShurFlo 3901 -Head electric flush -Raw water washdown on aft deck Raw Water ShurFlo 3901 -Livewell in transom CABIN: CruisAir SMX 8,000 btu Air Conditioner / Heat 110 or 12 volt Dino Cool DC65 Refrigerator GE Microwave Sink V Berth / Table 6 Rod Holders   HEAD: -Sink -Jabsco Electric Macerator Head -Y Valve to 25 gal Holding tank, or overboard discharge -Separate Jabsco macerator to pump out holding tank overboard -Deck pumpout 25 lb Delta plow anchor 10' chain w/150' x 5/8" rode Lawrence Simpson Anchorman Sprint 900 windlass w/helm & bow controls (no bow roller) (2) Rule 2000 gph bilge pumps on automatic float switches or manual control Lee Outriggers (2) 48" In-deck fishboxes w/macerator pumpouts Tackle stations w/sink & cutting board Upper & lower aft deck lights  10 rocket launcher rod holders 8 In-gunwale rod holders Teleflex / SeaStar HC 5370 dual helm hydraulic steering  InstaTrim Boat Leveler Trim Tabs Full transom swim platform  PERFORMANCE: 4,600rpm   Max 4,200rpm   37mph   48gph   .77smpg 3,600rpm   29mph   32gph   .90smpg    3,200rpm   24mph   28gph   .85smpg   MAJOR MAINTENANCE: 2014 Jackshafts & Volvo DuoProps rebuilt 2014 new Risers & Exhaust 2008 both new Volvo 8.1L Gi-JF installed at Carolina Classic factory Receipts for all routine maintenance available   More Pics:   Call or text Jay 508-641-0055
  21. 2004, 58′ VIKING SPORT CRUISERS V58 EXPRESS For Sale Listed at $449,000 You do not want to miss out on this beautiful VIKING SPORT CRUISERS V58 EXPRESS with her very unique features and three stateroom layout.  Professionally maintained and ready to go! Accommodations King master aft with head & shower & large hanging locker2008p Carpeting Forward guest stateroom with Queen centerline bed & storage drawers below & cabinets surround above 4 steps from helm to large settee/dinette in Salon to port with large Galley on starboard side Full entertainment center aft of Galley Guest head aft of forward stateroom on port side Aft to port guest stateroom with over/under bunks New SAT dish 2014 New Eisenglass 2016 To view more photos, video, and the full vessel specifications,  simply visit the FEATURED LISTINGS page at our GoldenGateBoatSales site. CLICK HERE to view the primary listing page for this 58 Viking Sport Cruisers. CONTACT  Jerry Chiappetta, Jr. Licensed & Bonded Employing Yacht & Ship Broker GOLDEN GATE BOAT SALES Phone: 239-430-BOAT(2628)
  22. 2010, 68′ AZIMUT 68S For Sale Twin MAN 1360HP 12V CRM Inboard Diesels Current Price: $1,250,000 This Azimut 68S offers elegance to the experience of a sporting Lifestyle. Highlights include tender garage, joystick engine controls, sunroof, Huge cockpit sun pad. The Dash layout is extraordinary, the galley is well appointed, its innovative interior is unique. Great for comfort and performance! To view more photos, video, and the full vessel specifications,  simply visit the FEATURED LISTINGS page at our GoldenGateBoatSales site. CLICK HERE to view the primary listing page for this boat. CONTACT:  Jerry Chiappetta, Jr. Licensed & Bonded Employing Yacht & Ship Broker GOLDEN GATE BOAT SALES Phone: 239-430-BOAT(2628)
  23. 1988, 65′ Hatteras 65 Convertible Enclosed Bridge For Sale Current Price: $195,000 Sleeps six in three staterooms. The master stateroom is forward with a queen walk around with two sets of drawers and a cedar lined closet. The master head features a tub, shower and Jacuzzi. Aft to port is the guest stateroom with twin berths, guest stateroom head with stall shower. Aft to starboard is the third stateroom with upper/lower L shaped berths and a head with shower. Access to utility room is from this area that holds freezer, washer and dryer and AC system. Up steps aft is the large salon with L-shaped ultra suede couch and chairs. Twin Onan Generators 900 hours each. To view more photos, video, and the full vessel specifications,  simply visit the FEATURED LISTINGS page at our GoldenGateBoatSales site. CLICK HERE for direct access to the primary listing page for this HATTERAS 65 Convertible. CONTACT:  Jerry Chiappetta, Jr. Licensed & Bonded Employing Yacht & Ship Broker GOLDEN GATE BOAT SALES Phone: 239-430-BOAT(2628)
  24. 1998 53' CARVER 530 VOYAGER PILOTHOUSE For Sale Twin Cummins 450HP Inboard Diesels Current Price: $199,000 With a distinctive profile and timeless design the sensational mega-yacht personality of the 530 Voyager Pilothouse sets its apart. Designed for entertaining as well as helmsman comfort, the flybridge offers a large dinette/lounger, with seating for eight plus wetbar with icemaker. A large sliding stainless steel framed door leads from the cockpit to the luxurious cabin where modern windows enhance light and visibility. Low hours on twim Cummins and Kohler Generator. To view more photos, video, and the full vessel specifications,  simply visit the FEATURED LISTINGS page at our GoldenGateBoatSales site. CLICK HERE for the direct link to the primary listing page for this boat. CONTACT:  Jerry Chiappetta, Jr. Licensed & Bonded Employing Yacht & Ship Broker GOLDEN GATE BOAT SALES Phone: 239-430-BOAT(2628)
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