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    Transom mod/repower update

    Went ahead and rebuilt the transom on my 1988 24 offshore. I cut the floor out as most do to get easier access to the wooden core and rear stringers which were also replaced. I used 3 layers of 3/4” mirante and west systems epoxy. The rear stringers I doubled up on 3/4” mirante making them 1...
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    Questions for those of you who have rebuilt your transoms...

    I'm getting to the end of the structural part of my transom rebuild on my 24 offshore ( open transom ). Original transom core was 2 pieces of 3/4" ply and an additional 1/2" piece of ply and about 1/4" glass inside and out. I rebuilt the transom using 3 pieces of 3/4" merante marine ply, west...
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    Transom modification options

    I have a 1988 24 offshore with the standard notched transom. Sold my motor and repowering with a 300 yamaha but im going to rebuild the transom first and possibly change the layout. Looking for pros and cons to each option. - Keep current transom height (25") but close in the sides about 6-8"s...
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    24' offshore repower yamaha 250 vs 300?

    Well trying to decide whether to keep the boat, go bigger, or repower i finally sold my motor and decided to repower. Going with a new yamaha either 250 or 300. From what i recall my grady is rated for 280 or 300. I was more than happy with how my 225 etec performed, wondering if the 250 yamaha...
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    Islander vs sailfish late 90's

    Decided to put my 24 up for sale and go bigger. Looking at these two models specifically mid to late 90s given my price range. I like the thought of being able to trailer the islander easily. Would love to take it out to Montauk a few times a year. Also like that you can get away with lower hp...
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    23 gulfstream vs 24 offshore

    I’ve been thinking about selling my 24 offshore for a boat setup the way I really want. Closed transom with twin engines on some type of bracket. Found a local 89 23 gulfstream with this setup. It’s got the closed transom, hardtop, and twin setup on Gil bracket. Original Yamaha’s one being no...
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    Late 80s early 90s sailfish vs gulfstream

    Still can’t seem to make my mind up on repowering my 24 offshore or selling and jumping into a 23 gulfstream or 25 sailfish. I really like that these two come setup with a closed transom and bracket setup from the factory. Does anyone have an electric head on their older gulfstream? I like that...
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    2007 Evinrude Etec 225

    Currently on my 88 24’ offshore and being used regularly. Approximately 950 hours and runs great. Never an issue, never left me stranded. 115-120 psi in all 6 holes. New high pressure pump assembly last season. I pulled and sent out the injectors to be cleaned this past winter while the boat...
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    96 27 sailfish any current owners?

    I have the opportunity to move up to a 1996 27 sailfish for under 10k. It would be a nice jump from my 24 offshore. It’s powered by a pair of Yamaha 200 Saltwater series 2 motors with one being seized up. Canvas needs work and upholstery is shot as well. Needless to say the boat needs to be...
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    Making 24 offshore open transom safer offshore...

    Hey guys I’m planning on redoing my transom when it’s repower time. Would love to close it up and put a bracket but I’m afraid of screwing up the boats performance after all that work plus the additional cost of a bracket as well. I love the boat as is and in the very least would close in the...
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    Transom rebuild/repower

    Hoping to rebuild/repower my 24 grady this winter. I know the transom is wet so before I put a new motor on it I’m planning on rebuilding it. That being said, I have a few options I’d love to hear everyone’s opinions on. Should I: A: keep transom design the same but close in the two sides more...
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    Matching awlcraft to late 80s grady

    I’m spraying the interior cockpit in some areas and rolling on some new non skid on my 1988 24’offshore. I’m using Awlgrip vs gelcoat. Anyone have success matching to original gel coat color? So far I’ve found egg shell or oyster white to be the closest. Thanks Jason
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    Repower/keep 24 or go bigger?

    Hey guys looking for some words of wisdom. Currently running an 88 24’ offshore with an 07 225 etec with approx. 900 hours. Motor runs flawlessly and has been that way the last 3 seasons I’ve owned it. I mostly fish inshore and in the bay but have the itch to venture further out. I’m hesitant...
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    Help with cockpit floor replacement.

    Hey guys, well I decided to replace the wood coring on my tank hatches which came out great. I also have about a 1’x1’ soft spot on the starboard cockpit floor closer to the fishbox. Decided to address that this winter as well. I basically cut out the whole non skid pattern with my multi tool...
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    How much is it worth. 07 225 etec .

    Hey guys, I got a really good price on a new 4.2 250 Yamaha from my local dealer that I’m planning on putting on my 24’ offshore. What is a realistic number I should ask for my 2007 etec 225 w/ 850 hours. Prop and rigging included. I figured 7500.00 would be fair and I’d probably give it an 8...
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    Repowering 88' 24' offshore

    Currently running a 1988 24' offshore with an open transom powered by a 2007 225 etec. Love this motor and it has ran flawless for the most part for the 3 seasons I've owned it. It does however have ~ 750 hours on it and although I'm confident in running the boat, I'd rather sell it while it's...
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    Idea for side business. Looking for ideas/opinions...

    Great Grady members I need all your thoughts and wisdom. I'm currently a full time employed marine technician in Nassau county on Long Island. I have 10 years of experience and currently being sent to school for mercury/mercruiser, Yamaha, and Volvo Penta to become certified for my dealer. I...
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    12 Gal. Holding tank large enough?

    In the process of piecing together my head system. This is going in an 88' 24' offshore. I have no intentions on using this boat for long term trips etc. Maybe the occasional overnight stay, but other than that nothing crazy. Not planning on plumbing in a mascerator since my Marina has a...
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    Any issues with installing thru-hull in forward fuel hatch?

    Planning on installing a thru-hull/sea water valve in the forward fuel tank compartment for my electronic head (my forward compartment is empty). Only issues I can think of would be not getting water to the head while the boat is on plane (I wouldn't be using the head while running the boat...
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    Another 24' offshore project...

    Well I ended up deciding to junk my 24' Offshore that I had completely stripped. No longer had the time to put into it. You live and you learn. Decided to find something put together already and just "update" it as I go. Found this the other night on craigslist and jumped on it Saturday...