She can breathe!

Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,043Member ✭✭✭✭✭
Just uncovered my girl after a long winters nap.


2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
Go Steelers!!!
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  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,348Member ✭✭✭
    Thinking I'll do the same next weekend! Nice work
  • skennellyskennelly ChicagoPosts: 630Member ✭✭✭
    I love this time of year
    2002 - 270FV Mag 350 B3
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,043Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    It might be a week or two early, but the weather is nice and there was no wind. I figured it was a good morning to get her uncovered.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • Liberty44140Liberty44140 Bay Village & Marblehead, OH.Posts: 1,372Member ✭✭✭✭
    Looks great!
    Wine-N-Down -- 2006 342 Express Cruiser

  • BellevilleMXZBellevilleMXZ Ontario,CanadaPosts: 723Member ✭✭✭
    0 and freezing rain here today :(
    2005 Rinker 270 FV Volvo Penta 5.7Gi
  • bella-vitabella-vita Buffalo NYPosts: 242Member ✭✭✭
    Can't wait for her to see the light
    2002 Rinker FV 342
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,098Member ✭✭✭
    @Cableguy Greg glad she is out!  Love the trailer.  Question for you, I see the remnents of your PVC frame.  Do you have a picture of it framed?  My winter cover is such a pain.
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 781Member ✭✭✭
    Nice!! I will be getting mine uncovered and a layer of wax on her this weekend. 
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,043Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Cableguy Greg glad she is out!  Love the trailer.  Question for you, I see the remnents of your PVC frame.  Do you have a picture of it framed?  My winter cover is such a pain.
    Yes, here are a few.









    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,098Member ✭✭✭
    wild contraption.  Appreciate it. Show her in the water once your in.
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,043Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Unfortunately the drive is off for maintenance, or I would do my best to get her in. Need to get her buffed and waxed as well.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • BizmarkBizmark Posts: 49Member ✭✭
    @Cableguy Greg. I want to get new Rinker decals done for the 320, just like those on your 280. Would you be so kind as to get me an overall length and height of the RINKER log with the boat symbol, a straight on picture would be nice, too.
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,043Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Sure, I can do that for you. Would it be okay if it was Sunday? I won't be back at the boat until then. If I get there sooner, I will of course post sooner.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • BizmarkBizmark Posts: 49Member ✭✭
    Thanks the would be perfect.
  • jme097jme097 Algonac, MIPosts: 1,103Member ✭✭✭
    Love the blue hull but I am sure it is a PITA to keep up. 
    Boat Name: Knot A Worry
    2007 280 Rinker Express 6.2L B3
  • StodgeStodge Lake St. ClairPosts: 1,396Member ✭✭✭
    @Bizmark I had the font.  I had to replace my Fiesta Vee decals.  Had them made locally.  I'll see if I can turn it up.

    Our girl got uncovered w weeks ago and got her wax done last Saturday.  Now we're expecting snow.   :s

    2002 FV 342 on Lake St. Clair - Past Commodore SHC - Vessel Examiner USCGAUX

  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,043Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    jme097 said:
    Love the blue hull but I am sure it is a PITA to keep up. 
    It is a HUGE PITA to keep up with. It will be a 2 day ordeal of buffing and waxing her. When it is done, she looks sharp. I jacked up my boot stripe with a pressure washer, so I am planning on replacing it with red. I have seen them with red stripes before and they look sharp.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • jme097jme097 Algonac, MIPosts: 1,103Member ✭✭✭
    jme097 said:
    Love the blue hull but I am sure it is a PITA to keep up. 
    It is a HUGE PITA to keep up with. It will be a 2 day ordeal of buffing and waxing her. When it is done, she looks sharp. I jacked up my boot stripe with a pressure washer, so I am planning on replacing it with red. I have seen them with red stripes before and they look sharp.
    I definitely agree with that. I have seen numerous 342's for sale that have the Navy hull's with the red stripe. They look really good
    Boat Name: Knot A Worry
    2007 280 Rinker Express 6.2L B3
  • Glassguy54Glassguy54 Posts: 379Member ✭✭✭
    @Cableguy Greg, quick question - 2 actually - I see your 280 on a trailer. Do you do any long hauls to other bodies of water, and what is your tow vehicle?
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,043Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    @Cableguy Greg, quick question - 2 actually - I see your 280 on a trailer. Do you do any long hauls to other bodies of water, and what is your tow vehicle?
    I towed her from Baltimore to Pittsburgh with a F-250. Other than that, I usually only tow her locally, to storage and back to the marina. I like having the trailer so I am not "married" to the marina. If I need to pull her out, I can do it on my terms, not theirs. My current tow vehicle is a 2015 F-150 crew cab.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • BizmarkBizmark Posts: 49Member ✭✭
    Red strip looks sharp on the Black hull too. Question is whether to leave a couple inches of black below the stripe and possibly a 1/4" stipe under the Red is all on the black/blue
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 781Member ✭✭✭
    Just waiting on the weather now
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,098Member ✭✭✭
    Does that non skid deck cleaner work better than just a good boat soap?  Same with the woody?
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • shawnmjrshawnmjr Detroit MIPosts: 781Member ✭✭✭
    I haven't used it yet. I put a post up in the spring asking recommendations on cleaning the non skid and how to wax it so that it doesn't get as dirty (or at least comes up easier). A couple guys said the non skid cleaner works great and another guy said the woody wax works well on it too for waxing. The woody wax says to just apply a small amount to a soft brush, keep boat wet and apply and then rinse off. It says that it is concentrated and one ounce will treat a 25' boat for 2 months. I guess we will see. I will update after I use it. 
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,098Member ✭✭✭
    I wish all wax was that easy to apply!  Appreciate the info and a future update. 
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • wm61356wm61356 Harrison Twp., MIPosts: 201Member ✭✭✭
    @06Rinker270 - I have used the non-skid deck cleaner for several years. It works very well and removes stubborn stains that other cleaners will not touch. One caution however, is to thoroughly rinse off any runoff from the deck onto the hull sides, especially if you have a dark colored hull like the one on my boat. The non-skid cleaner tends to cause streaks on the hull.
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,098Member ✭✭✭
    @wm61356 appreciate the tip.  I got a stain on my non skid that I know is going to be a pain.  The rubber end of my winter cover tent pole came off and did a lovely job scraping against the non skid.  
    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • coverguycoverguy Posts: 100Member ✭✭
    Love the cover framing pics. I am going to use them as examples, thank you!
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  • jme097jme097 Algonac, MIPosts: 1,103Member ✭✭✭
    @Glassguy54 I have a 280 as well. I tow her with my 2016 Silverado High Country. 5.3L. Zero problems at all
    Boat Name: Knot A Worry
    2007 280 Rinker Express 6.2L B3
  • Glassguy54Glassguy54 Posts: 379Member ✭✭✭
    @jme097, does your High Country have the Max Tow option? I have a 2010 Silverado 2500 HD LTZ crew cab that we tow our 246 Captiva with, with some thoughts of moving up to a small cruiser. We tow maybe around 3,000+ miles per season, 200 miles up to the Mississippi & back, probably a dozen times or so, plus one longer haul (~1,000 mi R/T) to Table Rock Lake, Lake Cumberland, Dale Hollow Lake, etc, Like the ability to travel to other bodies of water. Wouldn't mind going back to a 1/2 ton if it could tow a small cruiser those distances without maxing out the capacity, and putting too much wear & tear on the truck.
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