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    New to me Grady White Tournament 19 owner! Info wanted about boat/hull

    also if it does have rot, before you plate it follow my plan above before you plate it. penetrating epoxy will strengthen rotted wood. i tecommend "rot doctor" epoxy.
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    New to me Grady White Tournament 19 owner! Info wanted about boat/hull

    i had a 1985 tournament 19 with the same cracks. it had them when ibought it in 2006 and when i sold it in 2019. yours are slightly larger than mine were. my boat lived on a trailerunder cover. i agree with filling the cracks with caulk to prevent water ingress. my buyer checked the transom...
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    g2 250 on a seavee2 223 tournament?

    funnily enough i ran the original 1985 johnson 120 on my tournament 19 until i sold the boat last year. that engine ran like new when i sold it and was well suited to the boat and not as thirsty as a v6. the 200 runs fine but needs some cosmetic help and is very thirsty. last year i...
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    g2 250 on a seavee2 223 tournament?

    hi folks. any thoughts on this set up? seafarer owners feel free to chime in since it is the same hull as the tournament. could i turn a 19" prop? i have a1995 223 tournament with the original ocean pro 200 on the back running a 17" prop. it is fine for me power wise although a bit like an...
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    Manufacture of Captains Seat?

    the slide mechanism is separate from the seat. that looks like the wise ladder back seat i have purchased on my gradies to replace the molded style poly seats. here is a link to the complete set up. you could contact wise directly to get the part info for the slide...
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    1995 Adventure 208 Speed

    5500rpm at 28mph on a 19" prop makes no sense. that is 43% slip. you should be running over 45mph with 10% or less slip. is the hull bottom clean and smooth? can you borrow or test another prop? partially spun prop is my first guess
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    1995 Adventure 208 Speed

    bring the boat to the hospital parking lot and you can do all that stuff while you are waiting. also, good luck and congrats!
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    1995 Adventure 208 Speed

    is your reported speed verified by gps. pay zero attention to a speedometer on a boat. get gps speed before you do anything. there arefree phone apps that can do this if need be. how much bottom paint? a lot of bottom paint or an uneven keel line caused by uneven paint can create a...
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    Will your Grady float if capsized or swamped?

    with a handheld you may not know you got the coast guard but there is a high chance they will eventually hear a patiently repeated broadcast or at least be aware someone out of range is broadcasting on 16.
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    Will your Grady float if capsized or swamped?

    given how large the open void bilge is between the main stringers in my 223 i think it sinks. i do like the foam in the gunwales though. i think mine will settle level and sink slow enough to give you some time to get out. 4lb foam adds buoyancy of around 50 lbs/cubic foot. for a 5000lb...
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    rubber hatch tie downs?

    grady didn't use any rubber latches on my 1995 223 so i am looking for ideas. they rear hatches close only from their own weight and the anchor hatch has an interior ball and socket thing that does not hold in a swell. over the years they are chipped and damaged on the edges from bouncing. i...
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    rubber hatch tie downs?

    has anyone found an aftermarket hatch tie down style that looks good on the older grady hatches (anchor locker and behind the helm chairs)? i was thinking about a rubber toggle or bungie system but curious what folks have seen or tried.
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    Need to replace transom hatches on Gulfstream

    i think i have the same hatches on my 223 with the yellowed surround and lexan door. you can order custom fabricated hatches to fit. in theory you could get a plastic hatch company to make a replacement surround only out of starboard and then reuse the hatch and hardware, but i think you need...
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    Advice for 1997 Grady White Adventure 208 SeaStar Hydraulic Steering Upgrade

    given you are switching to hydraulic, you can solve the issue quickly by cutting off the old steering cable which trashes the old cable (which intact is worth about $50 used). if you cut it, best to loosen it first to freely move in the motor tube if you can while still connected to steering...
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    Questions for those of you who have rebuilt your transoms...

    it looks good. the only question i have is are you going to glass the side walls of the splashwell back in?