PhilCVG

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  1. Costa 580Gs. I switched from Oakleys four and five years ago and would never go back.
  2. Two of the three points here are dead on. I don't get wet on my boat unless it is really rough and the wind is blowing hard. Unless you are sitting in one of the two transome seats. But on a 20 to 21 footer how often are you taking three or more people? Three is the max you can comfortable do IMO. And probably two with a cabin. I would not get a cabin. Seem to be maintenance disasters that you can't keep clean, dry, and possibly leak. And largely limits how much room you have and people you can bring. A 20 or 21 foot boats gets small very fast. When I was looking for another boat, a skiff, I was told by the mechanic I use to act as if I'm buying only the hull when looking at used boats unless the motor is newer/under warranty. Because you don't know what abuse it has taken or how poor it has been maintained.
  3. I run crab traps with my 1995 Johnson Ocean Runner. The amount of idling hours and gear changing that motor has endured impresses me. Especially considering I'm doing it with a 25 year old motor. Boat in action.
  4. I have a 20'6 1994 Grady center console with a 1995 Johnson. I have yet to replace the gas tank. The floor is still solid but I do see some spidering cracks that concern me. The transom is solid. The motor hasn't had any major work done. I had to replace the lower unit but that was a self inflicted wound while launching the boat alone. The wiring has needed some fixes and replacing. Trailer has been an issue more than anything else. It is bad on gas. It smokes. It is loud. But thus far, it has never left me stranded. I can take the boat in 2 feet of water ( drafts about 18 inches with the motor down ) but I've also used it in a 6 foot bay type chop to a big ocean swell to 6 to 8 foot inlet swell with no issues. We don't get soaked constantly as was said above. If you are sitting in the rear/transom seat with a 2 or 3 foot chop and the wind coming in off the side you are sitting on, you will get sprayed. But at the two helm seats it has to be blowing real hard for you to get wet. At the seats in front of the console, you'll never get wet. One thing I take note off pretty often is how many 10 to 30 year old Gradys are still on the water. As I pass other marinas near where I'm at I'd be willing to bet 1/3 to 1/2 of the boats around are Grady Whites and many are from the same generation as mine. I'd never pay the price for a new one for what they go for now, but if something happened to this one I'd be trying to find another Grady for sure.
  5. Kayaker bought the farm on the Delaware River two weekend ago also. No PFD, fell out of an anchored yak on a day when the river was up about a foot or foot and a half and water temp was still only in the high 40s. I'm amazed how little respect people give bodies of water.
  6. Kayaker bought the farm on the Delaware River two weekend ago also. No PFD, fell out of an anchored yak on a day when the river was up about a foot or foot and a half and water temp was still only in the high 40s. I'm amazed how little respect people give bodies of water.
  7. No sweat. I was down in that area taking care of some boat stuff last weekend. Lots shut down, but I actually went to Two Mile myself and saw on FBook that Higbees was/is open.
  8. I'm not sure about Cape May proper. Poverty, Sunset Beach area, Broadway etc. I believe they are shut down.
  9. You should be able to access Higbees on the bay side and Coast Gaurd portion of Two Mile on the ocean side. The refuge side of Two Mile is shut down for the season due to Plovers.
  10. I think I had the same issue. Found out when they tell ya "7 to 10 days" they mean your order will be processed in that time. I waited almost three weeks for a c clip I needed. I started paying for express shipping. They process the orders faster and you generally get what you need in under 5 days. Problem is you pay a $15 or so shipping fee for $10 in parts.
  11. Small freshwater wood lot. Jigman Frog popper, if it isn't new it passes for new. New K4 Micro Pike. Used Winch Micro Pike. $50 PP/Shipped. Mix of Sebile Stick Shadds and a Mirrolure Catch 2000. The used SS is a 114 sink. $30 PP/Shipped. New Chatterbaits. $25 PP/Shipped. Used Spy Baits. Two Duo Realis and a Arashi Storm. $20 PP/Shipped. Seven new Suspending Red Zone Rattle Traps. $30 PP/Shipped.
  12. Ok sounds good. I'll PM you.
  13. You say it isn't the braid slipping, have you tried it with mono? Do you have the braid backed with anything? You've owned the reel since new and never had it apart? So it can't be missing pieces?
  14. You are in the AC area correct? If so, I'll give it a whirl.