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    Fuel tank/lines - when do I replace?

    Looking for feedback on what to look for and and indicators for when to replace a fuel tank. Older hull, '94 Chase, no visual signs of corrosion or leaks. Thanks Pensacola, FL
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    Suzuki DF250 prop on Grady 247

    Thanks. Agreed on trim tabs. I have them and I use them. What seems to be inconsistent to me is where the motor likes to be trimmed during takeoff. If it's all,the way down, it feels like it's inducing extra drag (30" shaft) and as it trims up it seems to help me get to plane quicker. Which to...
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    Suzuki DF250 prop on Grady 247

    3x16x18.5. I'm slow on plane, mainly (I think) due to bow rise and settling stern at initial acceleration. Once finally on plane it operates well. I even get 6000 rpm when I continue to trim the motor up, getting 40+ WOT. I'm happy with that. Just not impressed at all with the holeshot...
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    247 advance

    That's the best HPDI ever made but doesn't seem like it would be enough. I had a Yam f225 on my 247 Advance, repowered with a Suzuki df250, and don't feel like I added much to my performance at all. Granted I think I need to do some prop-tweaking, but a 200 would be asking a lot for a 3500...
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    Suzuki DF250 prop on Grady 247

    Anyone run a single DF250 suzuki on a 24-25' Grady? I think my prop needs tweaking. Looking to see if anyone has info. Thanks.
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    Gauge compatibility - Yamaha/suzuki

    10-4. Thank you for your input. Seller sent everything with the motor due to his fly by wire upgrade to DF300 and didn't have any need for any of his '07 stuff - great deal!
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    Gauge compatibility on a repower

    Can anyone speak to the compatibility of these engines using the same gauge? Would be dropping '02 Yamaha f225 and replacing w/ '07 Suzuki df250. The cable controls are compatible. Trying to simplify a repower. Thanks for any input! __________________ '02 GRADY WHITE 247 Advance - Yam f225 '99...
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    Gauge compatibility - Yamaha/suzuki

    Can anyone speak to the compatibility of these engines using the same gauge? Would be dropping '02 Yamaha f225 and adding '07 Suzuki df250. Cable controls are compatible. Trying to simplify a repower. Thanks for any input! __________________ '02 GRADY WHITE 247 Advance - Yam f225 '99 GRADY...
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    GW Pensacola, FL

    Summer maybe?
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    GW Pensacola, FL

    Anyone up for getting together this spring?
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    Bottom Paint - Trailerable Boat

    Incredible work. Exactly what I'm looking to have done on a 247 advance ('02). Flaking off paint and trailer kept. If anyone around north FL has experience or recommendation, please let me know. The boat is pristine and I don't think much/any under hull repair would be needed after the paint...
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    Repower - opinions

    Ok, thanks for bringing up that point. I like how you see it.
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    Repower - opinions

    Thanks for your interest. No hours meter and never had diagnostics hooked up to it but would be happy to look into that for you if I move forward and you are still interested. It runs very smooth and sees service annually. I'd be curious to know how much action it's seen over the course of...
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    Repower - opinions

    Basically I'm looking at buying a newer Fisherman 222, so it would be an upgrade in hull/wiring/etc condition, as well as a trailer upgrade plus a few more accessories that come on the newer boat. This newer Fisherman 222 I have my eye on is being sold without a motor. I'm looking at a used Yam...
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    Repower - opinions

    Ok folks. I'm slightly torn here. Here's my 'dilemma' Looking to repower a '99 Fisherman 222 Currently has '99 Yamaha OX66 250 (still runs) Looking at '07 Yamaha F225 (full corrosion inspection, service, and replacement where needed) Am I going to lose too much performance? Or will it even be...
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    A classic Repower - quest for information

    Ok folks. I'm slightly torn here. Here's my 'dilemma' Looking to repower a '99 Fisherman 222 Currently has '99 Yamaha OX66 250 (still runs) Looking at '07 Yamaha F225 (full corrosion inspection, service, and replacement where needed) Am I going to lose too much performance? Or will it even be...
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    222 fuel tank configuration and why

    Question about 222 fuel tank configuration. Please confirm that the 92 gal main tank is aft and the 50('ish) gal aux tank is forward? My filler caps aren't labeled and I can't seem to find a schematic. I would have thought you'd want the heavier larger 92 gallon main tank weight forward to keep...
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    Ring Free vs Ring Free PLUS?

    Ring Free vs Ring Free PLUS - is there a difference? One suggested over another? If my Yamaha 250 has always been on a NON-ETHANOL diet, then is there any reason for using PLUS? It was my understanding that PLUS was developed after the massive onset of ethanol blend fuels - and to counter the...
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    Aft jump seats? (222 Fisherman)

    Parthery, You are correct in that they will likely be expensive at the GW dealer. I was hoping with the vast wealth of knowledge available around here that I could get a friendly steer to a lower budget source. And yes, this is for the structural load-bearing part, not the cushion alone. Here's...
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    Aft jump seats? (222 Fisherman)

    Howdy all. Looking for info on aft jump seats for 222 Fisherman. Internet pretty sparse on the subject. Anyone ever had any luck finding any? I would be adding them to port/starboard aft transom corners, not replacing previously existing ones. Not sure exactly how they are set up for...