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by seef158
Fri Aug 06, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Brand new Big M owner here...questions about trailering...
Replies: 14
Views: 3577

Re: Brand new Big M owner here...questions about trailering...

I strapped mine down same as busia, a strap from each of the 4 corner cleats angled towards the center of trailer so rear straps go forward to trailer, front straps go back. I also left the winch strap tight, kept the boat nice and right.
by seef158
Tue Aug 03, 2021 3:41 pm
Forum: Boat and Hull
Topic: Brand new Big M owner here...questions about trailering...
Replies: 14
Views: 3577

Re: Brand new Big M owner here...questions about trailering...

I trailered around a 28 express for quite a few years, take it from me and install a bow eye, it takes maybe an afternoon to maybe 6-8 hours of work to install and you will not regret it. Time to install depends on how fussy you want to be on the looks of it
by seef158
Sat Apr 03, 2021 9:55 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bow & Stern thrusters
Replies: 15
Views: 9635

Re: Bow & Stern thrusters

That was a bit harsh, doncha think, for a strong cross wind can make fools out of any of us. (Ah-hem!) Jeff Sorry if i came across the wrong way. I just meant that patience goes a long way when docking. Wind and current can be tough, in those cases don't be afraid to get close to the dock and use y...
by seef158
Fri Apr 02, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Bow & Stern thrusters
Replies: 15
Views: 9635

Re: Bow & Stern thrusters

Having put a few hundred hours on two different single screw 28' express and growing up maneuvering a 40' houseboat with a single inboard id say you guys with twins are either spoiled or need to work on your patience. Slow down, think, use reverse. When i hop behind the helm of a boat with twins its...
by seef158
Fri Dec 04, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Engines
Topic: Hard to start?
Replies: 10
Views: 9576

Re: Hard to start?

Remember these are carbeurated engines guys. Try starting a 1980s or 70s dodge truck when its 20 below out and THAT is a long crank time. 20- 30 seconds is normal as far as im concerned. I wouldnt be concerned with a minute after sitting for a week. 20 soconds cranking, give it a rest for 30 seconds...
by seef158
Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving Day!
Replies: 3
Views: 4397

Re: Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Happy thanksgiving Jeff and everyone else and thanks to the board admins and all the knowledge sharing here. Although i find myself marinette-less right now i still come on here a few times a week and read every thread. Shameless plug: im Also in the market for a 32 express without flybridge if anyo...
by seef158
Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Help with info; data to choose a boat
Replies: 9
Views: 9414

Re: Help with info; data to choose a boat

The B Model 32 was interesting. I think the separate shower stall is the most important feature. But i don't think I could do without my Dinette. To the OP I think a twin engine boat is much easier to live with than a single. Not that a single would scare me. I do not think a kicker 15hp motor is g...
by seef158
Thu Sep 03, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: looking for trailer/info for 1970 28'
Replies: 11
Views: 10395

Re: looking for trailer/info for 1970 28'

I used to tow around my 28 express single engine all the time, had a 2016 venture tandem axle trailer, height was around 12' in the trailer. Model was the vatb8725 or 8750?? The only issue I had was the trailer could have been a little longer to get more boat up on the trailer and hence some more to...
by seef158
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Engines
Topic: Fuel Filter inside our gas tanks
Replies: 5
Views: 7812

Re: Fuel Filter inside our gas tanks

My 72 28 express had an issue with the pickup being corroded out..... I had to replace the stand pipe inside of the tank. The bottom 6" of the stand pipe looked like Swiss cheese and crumbled when I touched it. I reduced the problem to the tank by running the boat off of an outboard fuel tank f...
by seef158
Wed Mar 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: For Sale or Wanted
Topic: Heck of a deal !
Replies: 1
Views: 6796

Re: Heck of a deal !

Did anyone happen to save the phone number for this 28 fisherman in the u.p. of Michigan or know the owner Jason? I was comversing with him but lost his contact info....