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About tcpip95

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  • Location -Ft. Myers, FL

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  1. NuCraft/Craftlander Lifts

    With my boat and the tritoon SPS w/Yamaha F150 and full lifting strakes, my optimal is 4 GPH, with just under 4 MPG, at 3150 RPM. This is on a flat GoM, on a nice day. Typically I get about 3.4 MPG at this speed though. At WOT I'm doing about 33 MPH, 15 GPH and just about 2 MPG at 5,800 RPM. With my combined 51 gallons of fuel I could stretch it out to about 125-130 miles of range onfull tanks.
  2. Getting Big Kahuna wrapped.....

    The great thing about wraps is that you can design them to your exact liking, then when it comes time to sell the boat you can have it easily removed if the new buyer doesn't like it.
  3. Pricing a Bennington

    Vikingstaff is right. In sales, there is ALWAYS somebody that wants to deal with you. It's out there.... you just have to find it.
  4. I'm guess in' that I won't see 95. I'll probably top out at 85 best LOL
  5. I bought a new truck last May for towing the Bennington. Beautiful 2016 Nissan Titan XD SL diesel, with The Works. GORGEOUS! My plan is for this to be the last vehicle I own, so I really need to get longevity. I installed the Husky WeatherBeater Floor Mats to replace the new carpets, but needed to get something to protect the leather seats from our wet bathing suits when we could come in from boating. A few people recommended WetOkole neoprene seat covers. I checked them out and they get great reviews from everywhere I looked. So I ordered a complete set of them in RealTree camo. They arrived and I've installed them. Just finished the job. Man, they fit like a condom!
  6. Painting my pontoon.

    Here's a link to another thread where we were talking about painting/wrapping the fence:
  7. Painting my pontoon.

  8. NEW 22SSRX

    Do you have the chance to change the motor, or is it already a done deal? If you can change it, I'd go for the biggest motor I could afford (or that the boat will allow). You will ABSOLUTELY KICK YOURSELF in the future if you don't. You can always go slower with a bigger motor, but you can't do the reverse. Just my humble opinion.
  9. Not a Lowrance, but I have the Garmin 547xs with a NMEA 2000 network. My engine is tied into that, which also does a calculation as to how much fuel is in my tank. This calculation is predicated on three things: 1. I tell the Garminduring initial setup how many gallons of gas my boat holds (in my case 51 gallons) 2. When I fill both tanks, I tell the Garmin that I just filled the tanks (so it now knows how much fuel I have in the tanks - 51 gallons) 3. From here it computes my fuel flow/consumption, subtracting this from the 51 gallons, thus giving me a calculation (and screen readout to 1 decimal place) of how much fuel is remaining. I would still not be comfortable without having an actual fuel gauge though.
  10. Winter has arrived in Northern Michigan

    Man, I grew up in the Buffalo area and remember those times. Glad I did it at 16 and not 61! The good news is: only 13more days until the days start getting longer!
  11. Going to the ramp......

    I've swapped out my impeller 2x so far - most recently was about 1 year ago. Will probably do it again in a couple of months. Currently sitting right at 600 hours.
  12. Atlas Rocket Launch

    Blondie and I went to see a night time launch of the Space Shuttle a couple of years ago (STS-130, Feb 8th, 2010). I had seen two others, but this was her first. What was amazing was that you SEE it, then you FEEL it, then you HEAR it. All she kept saying was "Oh my God!" over and over. When it launched, you saw the fireball, then it went into low clouds. The clouds were all lit up, but then it burst out of the low clouds and you saw this brilliant ship flying SO FAST! Here's a video of it (not mine, but this guy must have been really close to where we were standing):
  13. Wives, GF, Spouses, Life Partners & Soul Mates photos

    Blondie and I. Yeah, I definitely punched above my weight class! (BTW, she's 5'11" tall. They had her sitting on a stool for the pic).
  14. Going to the ramp......

    Some pics from the trip (niece, great-niece and great-nephew):
  15. Going to the ramp......

    We towed ours down to Islamorada in the Keys. It was fantastic! We stayed at the Breezy Palms and kept the boat in their wet slip. Went out for a sunset cruise out to Alligator Reef lighthouse the day we got there. AWESOME! The next day we went back out and tied up to a mooring ball at the reef and spent the day snorkling with the niece and her two little ones. Water was about 20-25' deep and crystal clear. Was like swimming in an aquarium. Only stayed for a couple days as we had to get home to cook The Bird. Life is good....