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  1. bcpnick

    PADs Backwards

    Hey everybody! Long time no post, but I've been lurking around. As a proud, card carrying member of the PADs club, I thought I better share that it has struck me again. First it was the 22 SX with a 90hp and twin 25's. Then it was the 2275 GCW with ESP and an F200. I didn't think I'd go up from...
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    Tighten seat with elevated helm

    There are a few threads on here about tightening the pedestal of the captains seat, but none that I can find that address it with an elevated helm. Mine is getting really loose and it feels like the nut is just spinning on the other side. The problem is, there appears to be no access to that...
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    Big water on Lake Erie

    This is totally doable with a nice tritoon, right? Just hit the waves at a 45 degree angle... http://www.boredpanda.com/the-freak-liquid-mountains-of-lake-erie/
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    Aft deck cover extension

    I finally brought my boat back into the canvas shop to finish the work to add a cover for my aft deck. This piece zips onto my existing mooring cover so that I can remove it when towing, but put it on when it's parked to keep birds, debris and weather from making a mess of things. My usual boat...
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    EZ Loader customer service is awesome!

    Just wanted to post and let everyone know about a recent experience I've been having with my EZ Loader trailer and what a great job that company has done fixing a problem that may not have even been theirs to fix. A few months back after a discussion on here, I took a look at my capacity sticker...
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    Iceberg Canyon Flash Flood

    I mentioned this over in the thread on getting my enclosure made, but now I have the video done so I thought I'd share it here. This was shot at our campsite at Lake Powell on Saturday afternoon. We had been getting some good storms already but it was mostly on and off. Each time we'd get...
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    Trolling motor on tritoon part-time

    I'm seriously considering picking up a trolling motor for my boat. I racked up quite a few hours on my motor so far this year just moving slowly along shorelines fishing for bass where a trolling motor would have been ideal. Seems like a no brainer to spend ~$600 on that to keep the hours down...
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    My interior LED light install

    I posted bits and pieces of my interior LED lighting install in other threads and I've been meaning to post more detail on it. I got a message from another member asking about it this weekend, so here it is. Last summer I added some LED lights to the interior of my boat. They are possibly my...
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    Propping for a heavy load

    Yet another prop question for the group. This one is a little different than usual though. First off, here are my boat and prop specs from last year in the specs thread: Nick's Boat Boat Model --------- 2275 GCW Model Year --------- 2013 Tube Option --------  ESP w/56 gallon tank Under Deck...
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    Engine squeaking

    I had some interesting sounds coming from my engine over the weekend (Yamaha f200XA 3.3L v6). We launched at night and drove slow for a half hour or so before beaching. The next day we headed down lake and when I slowed down to an idle for the first time I noticed a squeaking noise in the...
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    My trash can

    I just made a quick little modification to my boat to make trash management easier. I use the seat back storage across from the captain's chair for trash. We're talking days worth of trash while camping so we usually fill it up and more. We've been using contractor bags that don't tear, but to...
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    Help me get a boat ride

    This is sort of boat related... I entered a photo in a contest last week and I am hoping to get your help. I didn't realize it was a popularity vote contest at the time, but it is, so the only way I win is by begging for people to vote for me. The prize is a trip for two on a guided whitewater...
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    Installing a Yandina Combiner

    I picked up a Yandina C100 combiner a couple months ago and I need to install it on my boat. I'm a little confused though, and I'm hoping someone here can help straighten me out. For some reason I feel totally competent rewiring my entire home in high and low voltage including keypads and...
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    Flying lounger cushion

    I'm sick of taking the back piece of my starboard lounger out every time I tow. Has anyone figured out some sort of tether to keep it from blowing out while trailering? I've put stuff on it to hold it down which works if I have the right stuff. I also tried a strap across the top of the loungers...
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    Getting a custom enclosure made

    I figure I ought to start a thread for this rather than continue to hijack Toooncrazy's thread about adding more shade to his boat.  Per the conversation in that thread, I've been looking at getting a custom camper enclosure made for my boat. My idea was that it could be put up in sections so...
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    Dogs on Boats

    On my website we have a thread called the dogs of backcountrypost.com that is all about pics of member's dogs in the backcountry. It's definitely one of the most popular photo threads we have, so I thought it might be cool to start one here specific to dogs on boats. I know there's a lot of dog...
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    Vinegar is the best

    I finally brought the boat back home from storage after my trip last week. Having it stored 400 miles away has made keeping it clean a challenge, so we spent the entire day today cleaning every little nook and cranny. Every single thing came off the boat. My wife did the inside and I did the...
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    Launching & Retrieving Solo

    I'm thinking about doing a solo camping trip on my boat in the near future (maybe this weekend). I'm wondering if anyone has any tips on ways to make launching and retrieving a bit easier when there's no one else around. I feel pretty good about the launching part: just back in, go climb into...
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    Overton's Price Match

    I've heard some people around here talk about getting Overton's to match prices. So I decided I was going to order a second small box anchor and I hit them up to match this price ($128.99): http://www.boatersplus.com/slide-anchor-small-box-anchor-sba.html Seems legit, they list the MSRP and...
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    National Boat Covers - Buyer Beware!

    I just wanted to post this as a warning to anyone considering purchasing a 'semi-custom' boat cover from National Boat Covers/Eevelle. I recently bought a semi-custom Windstorm cover from them for my 2275 GCW for about $500. Their website says 'FIT GUARANTEE' and 'EASY RETURNS' boldly at the top...
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