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About FullThrottle

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  • Birthday 05/05/1949

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    Virginia Beach
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    Fishing, Boating, Beach, Swimming.
    Grandkids and their interests.

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    R207 (sold) - Sailfish DC

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  1. Guess I'm learning something new, but I don't like it. An owner of a new R230 got a ski tow. However, the warning label (my R207 didn't have a warning label) says only 1 skier or wakeboarder, and NO towables! Dealer told him to use a bridle for towable. http://forum.robalo.com/index.php?/topic/13446-r230-ski-tow/&tab=comments#comment-24981
  2. Just a follow up. I downloaded TimeZero iBoat (or TZ iBoat) and I'm very happy with it so far. In it's free version it does more than most others and I see it as a good backup to my chartplotter. You can buy an adapter to take NMEA 0183 or NMEA 2000 AIS data from your VHF and display it on iBoat. Not a bad trick if you're intending to use it a lot. I've gotten to like having AIS data on my chartplotter once I get away from heavy traffic. My iPad is now with me each trip out. I have it for displaying my night time camera, my GoPro facing aft when fishing or pulling a towable (kids love the
  3. Turned out nice and I'm sure that 4th step will aid in boarding.
  4. You could try either the Fasco or Garelick stainless steel togglers. I haven't tried them, but it may be a good solution. West Marine sells the Fasco and Home Depot has the Garelick. There may be others as well.
  5. Really beautiful work. Hard to call it a repair/rebuild, it's more of a redesign/improvement.
  6. I've used Garmin Active Captain on my iPad and it's okay at best. I've read lots of good about the Navonics app, but you have to purchase it. The iboating comes up as an app for lakes and I don't need lake information, so I tried Pro Charts. It would seem to be good generic chart and it does have buoys and obstruction information, but no depth info or contour lines. Also it does allow tracks which can be very useful and you can download the chart so you don't have to be in constant communication while using. Depends on what you're looking for I guess. I'd love to be able to just have th
  7. The SiOnyx camera is WiFi and Garmin only supports their WiFi camera. Chartplotter is 1042xsv.
  8. Radar is great, but got tired of going really slow at night to avoid crab pots and pound nets. I've had the SiOnyx Sport out several times, but viewing it though the viewfinder doesn't work on a boat. Then clamped it to a windshield support and pulled the app up on my phone and that was better, but still not good enough. Of course Garmin won't work with anything but it's camera and I like the SiOnyx as if there is any light at all (partial moon or more) you can view it in color. It's not dependent on infra red. Anyway, I got an iPad for viewing the camera, but no real estate on the c
  9. I would be nice to get out again and actually catch striper. Never took a picture of the funnel, but the birds looked exactly like a funnel with birds at the top circling and then going down the funnel to one spot. Much wider at the top. I kept figuring there would have to be injured birds, but I never saw any. I did go out for a few years and bobber fish eels for striper at Plantation Light. Caught a lot of sharks and a couple of striper. Its fun night fishing, but it's more fun if you catch the target fish. After several trips with no striper I've stopped until things improve. And, I'd
  10. It doesn't change the bay quota but it's a step in the right direction. Let's hope 10% more menhaden will mean more striper down the road: https://chesapeakebaymagazine.com/atlantic-menhaden-harvest-cut-10-percent/ I was looking at some pictures now 10 years old and if it weren't for the pictures I'd forget how good it used to be. I didn't mind the frozen reels and ice on the windshield after reeling in and releasing large stripers until my arms were tired. It didn't happen every time we went out, but often enough. I look forward to seeing bird funnels pointing out the feeding stripe
  11. Nice repair story. Hope your dad is happy with the results.
  12. I'm not sure in which state you're registering the boat. In Virginia it can be above or below as long as it's visible and meets the other requirements. I notice most boats have the numbers below the rail, but some have it above.
  13. And thank you Dan, for your dedication to the site and the user community.
  14. Hope you can find something that works. I checked Robalo's website and you'd have to move up to a 242 to get a larger livewell, and then it's 2-20 gallon livewells. Maybe you can get yours enlarged enough to do what you need.
  15. Rudy, from hindecoder.com and model is a guess, but here is what they have: Our HULL ID Decoder breaks down the Hull identification number into the following information: The HIN or CIN you have entered meets the Model-Year HIN format. It might also be a type that contains the country code and thus the boat comes from USA or Other . The serial number of the HIN is AH332 and is set by the boat builder. This boat or vessel has a Certification Date of (1982) and a Model Year of 1982 with month of build (February) based on the formatting of your hull_identification_number (HIN) . Th
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