"The boat is in" 2017 Thread!

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  • summerxsummerx Middle river, MDPosts: 194Member ✭✭✭
    gtyee said:
    My boat is not in yet due to crappy weather. Spent 3 days polishing and waxing from top to bottom. Buffed outdrives and XR props to look new. 152 hours on her now and changed oil and filters at 79, 108 and 150 hrs. Both motors  new impellers and belts, fuel filters, zincs,gear oil,  removed and greased the props, generator (18 hrs) oil, filter, impeller and anode. Last thing is sea deck I'm  installing  next week. Planning on a big year traveling on the boat and taking time off to play.. Waxed with Trewax again which kept the hull clean all last year. @Michael T here are some picks and w ill post when floor is done. mi

    Trewax?  never heard of that one?  I just googled and seems to have good reviews.  did you use a buffer or by hand?  wondering if it would be worth throwing a coat above the rub rail on mine by hand.  don't want to bother with the buffer now that its back on the lift.
  • gtyeegtyee chicago illinoisPosts: 157Member ✭✭✭
    @summerx,  Buffed the uppers and waxed on the dock before pulling out last year then buffed and waxed lowers this winter. Pulled the boat out last year and power washed the bottom clean without bottom paint. Own body shops and this wax is real good, goes on easy and little more elbow grease to get off leaving a nice shine!
  • Michael TMichael T Posts: 6,199Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited May 2017

    @gtyee, I clicked AWESOME but that is beyond AWESOME! You are a cruising KING! That boat looks so beautiful I called the Admiral in to see and she clapped!!! She said to say she is happy for the boat and even happier you and family.  BTW I hope your daughter had a fantastic Winter, is feeling well, and wants to boat!!!!!

    That is a spectacular piece of work you just completed! I love those pictures. I'm going to print them for my friends and family to see as they often ask if I know how my two "babies" are being treated!

    BTW the oil and filters on that boat was changed at 22 hours and about 40 hours by me.

    Can hardly wait to see the pictures with sea deck and when @bry1429 posts his pictures!

    Livin' through you two guys....and this great forum! ;-)

    Mike - seeing how you and Bryan treat those two boats makes all of the care I took, and time/money I spent, during initial break-in, during its daily use and at maintenance time worth it. The way you two guys treat those two boats they will last forever.

    It makes my heart warm and brings a smile to my face every time I think of you two guys and how much you love those two boats.

    Question: Did you have a custom steel cradle made for the boat? Sure looks great!

  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 1,076Member ✭✭✭
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 1,076Member ✭✭✭
    edited May 2017
    3 rinkers so far on my finger
    280
    270
    300
  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,506Member ✭✭✭
    Kind of weird how they are all bow in... everyone I know with a "big" boat puts the rear in, like the bot closest to you in the bottom left. 
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 1,076Member ✭✭✭
    That's a Bayliner 
    He needs to wax port top so he backed it in lol
    main reason most 
    boats on my dock are bow in is because lake view and pool is that way 
  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,506Member ✭✭✭
    the pool is that way?? hmmm 
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 1,076Member ✭✭✭
    Better view Thats all when sitting on the boat
    i can back
    her in just for you
  • J3ffJ3ff Posts: 1,506Member ✭✭✭
    zaverin1 said:
    Better view Thats all when sitting on the boat
    i can back
    her in just for you
    lol just joking around... better view I'm sure ;) 
  • zaverin1zaverin1 Saint Clair Shores,MIPosts: 1,076Member ✭✭✭
    Lol
  • tniggeltniggel Posts: 56Member ✭✭
    River is moving fast, needs some cleaning, but... IT'S IN!
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 297Member ✭✭✭
    @tniggel....what color is your hull
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,020Member ✭✭✭✭
    Good for you! the lower Ohio is still at flood stage, Hopefully we can get docks in by Memorial Day weekend.
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • tniggeltniggel Posts: 56Member ✭✭
    @trip_n It's Merlot
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 297Member ✭✭✭
    niiiice.......i thought but wasn't sure...dont see many
  • bella-vitabella-vita Buffalo NYPosts: 263Member ✭✭✭
    She finally in,joined a small private club,I'm the first one in ! 2017!
    2002 Rinker FV 342
  • 06Rinker27006Rinker270 Washington, DCPosts: 1,113Member ✭✭✭
    Been in since end of March but the oh the rain! And a tornado! Weekend is looking nice.  


    Heres to a great season!  Yes, whiskey in a wine glass.  Gotta make due.


    Patrick
    06 Rinker 270
  • randy56randy56 Newburgh INPosts: 2,020Member ✭✭✭✭
    neat set up on your slip, there a glass in the way on the second picture. humm
    Boat Name : Knot My Prolem

    2003 - 270
  • JonnyMJonnyM Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 220Member ✭✭✭


    In!!

    "Mosi on Dahn"  2003 Fiesta Vee 270
  • rasburyrasbury Sanford, FLPosts: 4,087Member ✭✭✭✭

    Glad to see everyone in the water! We sure take for granted here we go pretty much any time we want...well, at least as soon as I fix the bellows.....our rain season is fixing to start as we have rain in the forecast for the first time in months...then it's every day afternoon rain and often some strait line powerful winds. Unfortunately with my job change and the pending bellows repair I have really missed some of the best boating weather but I'll get back in there.

    Have a great summer to all! 

  • CaptianDanCaptianDan Suffolk, UKPosts: 91Member ✭✭
    Some great looking boats on the water.  Keep the photos coming guys!

    "Pipe Dream"
    2002 Rinker 342 Fiesta Vee
    2 x 350 MAG MPI Horizon Petrol

  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 297Member ✭✭✭
    radiates blue...........looks great
  • JonnyMJonnyM Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 220Member ✭✭✭
    trip_n said:
    radiates blue...........looks great

    Thanks, that's my underwater lights.
    "Mosi on Dahn"  2003 Fiesta Vee 270
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,228Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    Ahhh... She is in!!!


    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • trip_ntrip_n Posts: 297Member ✭✭✭
    @cableguy greg things are looking up ..... looking good
    like the red stripe
  • Cableguy GregCableguy Greg Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 3,228Member ✭✭✭✭✭
    trip_n said:
    @cableguy greg things are looking up ..... looking good
    like the red stripe
    Thanks. I just put the stripe on. It adds a pop of color to the boat.
    2008 280 Express Cruiser, 6.2MPI, B3, Pittsburgh, PA
    Go Steelers!!!
  • reneechris14reneechris14 Pawcatuck river CTPosts: 1,216Member ✭✭✭
    Made it in last week just got some morning pics.
    2005 Rinker FV342  boat name "Ten Forty"  Pawcatuck river,Ct
  • craigswardmtbcraigswardmtb Mystic, CTPosts: 963Member ✭✭✭
    Looking good. What marina are you guys at this year @reneechris14?
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