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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 13 Mar 2007 03:17 #1

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tbear edit: Currently we are locking the thread and using it as a reference tool to start up our new Forum. It was the reason we have it. Feel free to use this thread as a database for ideas and to start new thread topics in our Forum. tbear

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 13 Mar 2007 04:53 #2

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Sorry no pics yet, but my 2006 185 is out right now getting a sunbrella cover made for it, and next week I will be installing my smart tabs!
Minion looks great, love the lights!

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I'm a newbie 175 owner looking to learn. Nice looking boat and very cool light bars. :cool:
More basically, what is the tubing on your stern drive for?:D

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oravetz;2511 wrote: Sorry no pics yet, but my 2006 185 is out right now getting a sunbrella cover made for it, and next week I will be installing my smart tabs!
Minion looks great, love the lights!


Let me know how that goes. I got a response from John at Nauticus regarding size for my little boat (1290-60) and that a smaller cylinder (40 lb) is available if neccessary. Apparently some adjustment in the cylinders themselves.

Mine is still a stock boat after 24 years...Original prop, too! Gonna put in a small stereo, flag :arr , the Smart Tabs, Autobilge switch. Nothing too fancy. It's my first and if I like this lifestyle, I will wanna upgrade w/in a season or two.
Love to see some modification pics. Here's a few of mine on land. Water pics in a few months. Ted :arr

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 13 Mar 2007 06:17 #5

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 13 Mar 2007 11:51 #6

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LMAO ....if i listed and posted a pic for every mod i've done this thread would be 20 pages long ....lol
  • Stainless Steel Scuff buster bow guard
  • Keel Shield
  • Skeg Gard
  • Smart Tabs w/ Protroller option
  • Sony Cassette head unit w/ 6 CD changer
  • Four 5-1/4” Sony Xplode full range speakers
  • Sony Xplode 10” sub woofer w/ 150 watt Jensen amp
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  • Battery Isolator
  • Second Battery w/ custom stack rack
  • 2 - 12 volt outlets
  • Depth/Fish finder
  • Bucket Seat conversion w/ swivel/slider
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  • Locks for Ski locker
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  • Pad for Ski locker
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  • Custom Graphics
  • Spare tire and mount
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  • Bimini Top
  • Rear Supports for Bimini Top
  • Custom Bow cover
  • Added Cleat and chocks to Bow
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  • Upgrade bilge pump to 750 GPH and add Second 750 GPH Bilge pump/switch W/hose and T hull
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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 13 Mar 2007 15:44 #7

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i have a capri bowrider 1988 5.0ltr chevy omc. no pics as yet been out once last year on her and done a full motor rebuild over the winter. cant wait to put her on the water , come on sun where are you.:p daft question being from sunny wales gb....:D thanks for all the advice to a no nothing newbie been great :D

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 13 Mar 2007 17:20 #8

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Macgyver;2566 wrote: LMAO ....if i listed and posted a pic for every mod i've done this thread would be 20 pages long ....lol

  • Second Bilge pump/switch W/hose and T hull

Hey MacGyver, how hard is it to change out bilge pumps? How are they accessible on the 175 under the motor?
My boat has the factory 500GPH pump and is NOT automatic.
Would a single 750 GPH with float switch do the trick.
We will be in rainy areas and I'm sensitive to your earlier comments on another thread about excess water in the boat and the factory pump not being able to keep up?

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(not Macgyver) but I did add a 750 GPH bilge pump to my 1950CL with the 4 cylinder engine. It's the largest pump West Marine has that uses the existing hose and through hull and has an automatic float built in. It fits under the engine, but it's a bear to get to under there to remove and replace the pump. I like the automatic feature but was disappointed when I realized how deep the water has to be to activate the pump, especially since my pump is mounted on a little platform that is about 1/2" high. But, 750 GPH is a big improvement over the original pump; once it comes on, it works fast!
We were in a real downpour a couple of years ago; besides the rain, a lot of water was splashing and spraying into the boat, no matter how slow we went. The original pump ran for 1 1/2 hours and kept us afloat.

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 13 Mar 2007 18:08 #10

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Syzygyone;2519 wrote: I'm a newbie 175 owner looking to learn. Nice looking boat and very cool light bars. :cool:
More basically, what is the tubing on your stern drive for?:D


That's what is called a "Drive Shower" - keeps the top of the outdrive cool and the gear oil will last longer.

http://www.driveshowers.com/

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Lazlo;2728 wrote: That's what is called a "Drive Shower" - keeps the top of the outdrive cool and the gear oil will last longer.

http://www.driveshowers.com/

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WOW!
Now I have something else to worry about!:hammer

So it just picks up raw water and sprays the top of the out drive. Right?
And you find it to work well?

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Syzygyone;2694 wrote: Hey MacGyver, how hard is it to change out bilge pumps? How are they accessible on the 175 under the motor?
My boat has the factory 500GPH pump and is NOT automatic.
Would a single 750 GPH with float switch do the trick.
We will be in rainy areas and I'm sensitive to your earlier comments on another thread about excess water in the boat and the factory pump not being able to keep up?



the Mayfair/Johnson pump that is in there is a cartridge type pump. you can change to a 750 cartridge without changing the housing or re securing a new pump or hose..(750 cartridge with fit in a 500 pump housing.) the problem with just adding a float switch in one of the wires to the pump means your pump is then only automatic and you won't be able to use them manually.. that is why i ran another wire to the dash and changed the dash switch out to an on/off/on switch so i then have manual and auto mode. Yes it is under the engine and not easy to reach either.......lol

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 14 Mar 2007 00:09 #14

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Why doens't MERC put these on every outdrive?? They seem like common sense??

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 14 Mar 2007 04:22 #16

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Saw ur Smart Tabs pic. Curious to know how u like them? Near future mod for me...Ted:arr

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 14 Mar 2007 17:17 #17

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read this thread regarding Smart Tabs from EZ board, it should help to explain:

http://p076.ezboard.com/fbocwebgeneraltopics.showMessageRange?topicID=16052.topic&start=1&stop=20


and for anyone trying to get back to "Pinging 175 owners" thread:

http://p076.ezboard.com/fbocwebgeneraltopics.showMessageRange?topicID=16041.topic&start=1&stop=20

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 16 Mar 2007 18:46 #19

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My platform is a 2005 195 Classic. First underway day after purchasing it last summer....less than 30 hours on it and less than a year old....Score!!

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Here are some pics of work I've done over the winter:

Cockpit Table:
The details of the project are over on BABC.
http://www.boatingabc.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/283095/page/3#Post283095

You can also see the trim and depth gauges I added in the second pic.

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More to follow...
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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 16 Mar 2007 18:52 #20

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New stereo and four speakers:

Details are available on BABC as well:
http://www.boatingabc.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/ubb/showflat/Number/281763/page/3#Post281763

New stereo and speakers:

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 16 Mar 2007 18:54 #21

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Those are the big ones for the winter. Smaller ones include a mat in the ski locker. Stuff on the drawing board includes building a grill platform and I'm hemming and hawing about buying a full width swim platform.

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Small Bowriders....Lets see what you have and have done ! 16 Mar 2007 19:44 #22

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Jeff,

It looks great. Do you know if the table is from "Todd Marine"? It looks just like the one in my latest Overton's catalog. Have you been able to determine where the table-top will be stored? Thanks.

Doug

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Doug,

The table is indeed the Todd Marine Posilock table system. I'd envisioned putting it back aft in the cockpit, but my wife voted for the bow.

Currently I have the table and leg stored in the ski locker. I've been toying with the idea of using some sort of plastic hooks or something to create a cradle to hang it in on the underside of the ski locker lid. It's still in the dream stage as I'm not quite sure how it would work yet. For now, it'll ride on top of the tube in the locker.

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Jeff,
The pics are great, the boat looks very nice! Good job on the installs.

I picked up my 2006 185 today from the canvas shop and brought it home with my new sunbrella mooring cover. I don't have pics yet, it is snowing! The shop is about an hour away from my house, and on the way home I noticed that the cover was flapping a little, so when I got home I went to snap the cover closed only to find that they forgot to install 6 snaps on the port side:mad:

I called the shop and he asked me to bring it in tomorrow to fix it :prod I DON'T THINK SO! Then he asked if I knew how to install them :mad: Long story short he is coming to my house this weekend to install them.

I guess these things can happen, and the important thing is that they are taking care of the mistake. As long as they do that I am still happy! I will post pics when the snow melts :(

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oravetz;3954 wrote: Jeff,
The pics are great, the boat looks very nice! Good job on the installs.

I picked up my 2006 185 today from the canvas shop and brought it home with my new sunbrella mooring cover. I don't have pics yet, it is snowing! The shop is about an hour away from my house, and on the way home I noticed that the cover was flapping a little, so when I got home I went to snap the cover closed only to find that they forgot to install 6 snaps on the port side:mad:

I called the shop and he asked me to bring it in tomorrow to fix it :prod I DON'T THINK SO! Then he asked if I knew how to install them :mad: Long story short he is coming to my house this weekend to install them.

I guess these things can happen, and the important thing is that they are taking care of the mistake. As long as they do that I am still happy! I will post pics when the snow melts :(

Max


Would love to see how yours came out. We too, have a 2006 185 and just picked it up this week from the canvas shop. I will post a photo as well. We are really happy with the job they did.

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