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    Anchor Chain re ACCO

    Since my 228 only came with 4ft of chain from the prior owner, I am looking to replace this. Has anybody used ACCO branded chain? Saw I can get 5/16 for 1.99 a ft on clearance and not sure what I’m missing. Sounded too good to be true. I have no windlass to be concerned about...
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    Routing Starboard

    As it’s the first time I am working with King Starboard, I was curious if anyone has recommendations on router bits used? I am between a Rabbet and Straight bit. Also, any advice would be appreciated. I ended up purchasing a panel fromTAP Plastics and will route the backside so it sits...
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    NJ re Fishing Line

    Curious on everyone’s thoughts regarding the various fishing lines. I took a hiatus from fishing for a good 15-20yrs and got back into it again late last year. Back then spider wire was the thing... I am still sticking with mono and a fluoro shock leader (3-5x rod length) but was curious if I...
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    Livewell/ Fish boxes re Rubber Seal

    It seems like everyone’s boat on this site but mine has a rubber runner/ seal/ gasket going around their livewell and fish boxes. Any idea where I can get this? I checked out Home Depot and all I could find was the rubber foam tape that looked like it would absorb water. What’s the purpose...
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    SOLD - 2000 Long Trailer (GW/EQ: 5820)

    After procrastinating for much of the year, I am finally listing my trailer for sale that came with my 2000 228 Seafarer that I purchased in October 2019. Price: $1500 Location: Lanoka Harbor, NJ Trailer Specifics - 2000 Long Trailer - GW/EQ: 5820 - Electric Winch (last used October...
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    228 Livewell Support Arm

    Tried finding a prior post but with no luck for a 228... I am looking to replace the arm of my livewell (2000 228). I saw someone recommended 625-3-30-A1A1 for the overnighter. Is it the same arm as the 228?
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    Trolling + CO Poison???

    I would like everyone’s thoughts here... Took my nephews, daughter and wife out on Friday. It was super foggy (pic attached) and probably spent about 40-60 mins idling as we made our way through the channels and out to the ocean. Basically, there was no fog and then we were in it out of...
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    Bottom Paint Questions

    I ended up getting my boat pulled for the season, but was surprised to learn that the entire bottom of my bracket was loaded with barnacles. Both my hull and bracket were painted prior to the start of the season, but only the bottom of the bracket had barnacles nothing on the sides or hull...
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    Replacing Beckson Hatches

    I’m looking to replace the deck hatches on my tanks as they have seen better days. I’ve already tried resealing them but the screws don’t quite grab anymore and I can’t get the lid snug. So I decided to replace and was thinking about filling the current holes with marine Tex and drilling new...
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    Worn Non-Skid???

    For the longest time, I thought that my nonskid around the deck rails had mildew and required a stronger cleaner. However, it looks like it’s starting to peel off. Is there anything I can do to prevent this? It’s a 20 year old boat and the main deck is fine, but everything under the rails...
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    228 Priced Well...

    Not mine but thought I’d share.... https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/376597513488604/
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    Stainless Steel Cupholders

    In case anyone is interested, I bought these stainless steel cupholders from Amazon for my 228. They fit nicely and have a thread on the bottom so you can attach a hose if you want (5/16). If you want to upsize it to a larger hose to connect to the livewell drain, get a female thread that is...
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    Wiring Advice re: Fuse Panel and Common Bus

    As I am looking to replace the battery cables and the wire running to the helm, I would like some advice on how best to wire the new fuse panel and common busbar that I am replacing. I ended up ordering the Blue Sea System Common Bus Bar 2300 (150Amp) and Blue Sea System Fuse Panel 12 circuits...
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    Livewell Recommendation

    In my 2000 228, I am slowly starting to fix my livewell that isn’t working. Today, I swapped the old breaker with a new one as no power was going to the switch. The switch now has power but no water is pumping into the livewell even though the seacock is open. My assumption is that the...
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    Guest Battery Switch Question

    Good Evening I am trying to understand how this switch is wired. Please let me know if the below is correct. A - Battery #1 B - Battery #2, Front Float Switch, Stern Float Switch, Memory Switch, Unknown Cable (Marked with Arrow) C - Starter Cable, Cable to Helm Circuit Breaker Questions: 1...
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    PFD Storage re Hardtop

    Does anyone have recommendations for under the hardtop storage for PFDs? I have been throwing them in the cuddy and taking up space while it probably is not the smartest decision. Also, what does the factory setup look like as I am curious if mine was installed at some point?
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    Quick Thru Hull Q

    My thru hull on the port side going to the seat has a small drip where it screws into the splitter for the ice boxes (brass meets the plastic). Are there any quick fixes outside of replacing it? Dripping slightly from the bottom of the connection. My plan is to replace when I take the boat...
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    Quick Storm Prep Question

    Although it is still somewhat early to tell what we are going to get here in NJ, I am prepping my boat accordingly at my dock. I am debating on whether to lower my outboard into the water or leave out. If in, I am wondering if it’s best to leave straight, turned in so bow would go towards...
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    Livewell Operating Question

    So I thought my seacock was closed as the handle was all the way down, but water still entered my live well. I had a plug in as well. This only happened when underway and the water didn’t leave because of the plug. Is this typical? I was hoping to use it as a cooler but when I went to put...
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    Fish finder/ GPS turns off when starting engine

    Although this is more of an annoyance, I was curious what I should look for that might be causing it. I have two old electronics that I always have on. For some reason the A60 turns off whenever I attempt to start the engine. I can’t remember if this happened prior to them installing a new...