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  1. coldpizza

    Contraption to keep feet dry when launching, easy winch hook remover.

    I had a boat and trailer with rollers. Probably not the best approach, but I'd start the motor once in launching position and let it idle forward in gear while I went to bow to reach over and unhook the winch strap. I like your magnet device that would save the "reaching over to hook and...
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    04 Yamaha F200 with bent crank

    Thanks for the feedback. I am not planning to mix motors. That's the prob. A repower vs. reman the old motor. I'm leaning toward the repower, Yamaha has a deal going. I had an Adventure 208 before I got this Gulfstream. The F200 I4 would have been a great match for it. I had a Etech 200...
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    04 Yamaha F200 with bent crank

    Bent crank on the starboard F200 on my 04 GW Gulfstream 232. Bummer! Anyone running the I4 Yamaha F200? Considering a repower but 4 cylinders and 200 hp don't go together in my mind. GW says it works. Rebuild with reman parts is in the $10-14k range. Any thoughts?
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    2004 GW Gulfstream 232 w/ twin Yamaha F200's - what prop?

    Long time lurker, infrequent poster.... I have a 2004 GW Gulfstream 232 with twin Yamaha F200's that I bought earlier this year. I have only been able to make 5300rpm which is bottom of recommended range. It has a hard top and bottom paint. The stainless steel props are marked 19M which I...
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    Bow access ladder from trailer?

    I like this one, too.
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    Bow access ladder from trailer?

    After reading your first suggestion, I googled pontoon trailer ladder and eventually got to Quality Mark's bow step. Cool idea, and gave me a good start on making my own if I decide to go that route. I appreciate your description for where to mount. Thanks. Len...
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    Bow access ladder from trailer?

    Thanks for the ideas. I'll be looking into them. I am not all that limber, but I climb over the bow of my 20' Adventure from a platfom that was on the trailer when I got it. May end up doing the same thing but I'm concerned of the bow pulpit on the new boat hitting the 'platform' when loading...
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    Bow access ladder from trailer?

    Any ideas on adding a step or ladder to access a 23' GW Gulfstream from bow on trailer for launching solo? When I launch my 20' Adventure I have a small platform on trailer to step up from. Not sure it will work with new boat with bow pulpit.
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    Sit up, lean back?

    I am 5'6" and have a 208 Adventure. I have no problem standing in the cabin. Sitting on the berth is no problem, but too deep for me to lean back on the 'hull'. I am not as limber as I once was, so getting in the cabin without hitting my head on the cabin top while stepping down, is the...
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    GW 232 Gulfstream twin 150's or twin 200's?

    I appreciate all the feedback and advice. I originally was thinking the same as what SkunkBoat noted, a 10 year old boat vs. a 15 year old boat and motors. Turns out the difference is more like $16k between the two (no negotiation room on newer one). The 04 pricing was based on a new trailer...
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    GW 232 Gulfstream twin 150's or twin 200's?

    Great info, thanks Magicalbill! The 04 with the 200's had the exhaust fix done. Engine inspection confirmed it and compression was good. Boat sea trialed well, top speed was 48mph at 5800 rpm. I am going to look at the 09 with twin 150's. Being newer with latest cockpit design with the...
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    GW 232 Gulfstream twin 150's or twin 200's?

    Long time lurker....I've owned a 1993 Adventure for 15+ years and really like it. I am looking at moving up to a Gulfstream 232. The first boat is a 2004 with twin yammie four stroke 200's (550 hours). Reasonable condition for age. Transom repaired due to water intrusion. Other boat is a 2009...