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  1. MooseheadDoc

    Thoughts on this transom mod?

    Well, that reply sent me down quite the internet rabbit hole of Coast Guard/Federal regulations and articles about person/weight limits, HP capacities, turn tests, etc, etc! Interesting stuff. (link to the regs, if you care...
  2. MooseheadDoc

    Thoughts on this transom mod?

    Good question. It's the same year as my Adventure 208... a '93. This is a big part of the reason I follow these transom threads, since a repower from my current Johnson 175 2-stroke to a 4-stroke may be a future option. The boat originally came with a max recommended 230hp according to the...
  3. MooseheadDoc

    Thoughts on this transom mod?

    Haha. Yeah, it's a Craigslist special. It can be yours for the low, low asking price of $16,500. Since I recently bought my Grady I tend to look at all the Grady listings. This one looks pretty rough all over, but I thought the transom work was especially interesting.....
  4. MooseheadDoc

    Thoughts on this transom mod?

    I’m always shopping for my next boat.... Came across this older Adventure 208 and was struck by the transom work. Don’t know if it was part of a comprehensive transom repair, just done when it was repowered to a 4-stroke, or other. As the owner of an older Adventure I’ve read all the threads...
  5. MooseheadDoc

    `94 SAILFISH CABIN HEADLINER

    I know it’s a 6 year old thread, but in case it’s useful for anyone else working on headliners of older boats..... In my Adventure 208 of similar vintage the “crackling” under the headliner carpet is the adhesive. It Is quite brittle. I peeled mine back from the port window which clearly had...
  6. MooseheadDoc

    New owner

    Congratulations. Very cool! Did you get to sea trial her? If so, what kind of performance did you get (RPM and speed at WOT?). You may have already checked this out, but here is a link to the original brochure and specs. https://gradywhite.blob.core.windows.net/media/21334/1989.pdf I guess my...
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    Better use of coaming space/cockpit sidewalls?

    Any amateur fiberglass fabricators out there? I've been watching a bunch of YouTube videos created by professional and amateur car enthusiasts who create fiberglass door panel modifications. Most of these are done as part of custom sound system installations, some to "pimp out" stock...
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    Better use of coaming space/cockpit sidewalls?

    Yep, that's the kind of thing I have in mind- some combination of re-purposed accessories that will make the space more functional. BTW- have you ever removed that plastic coaming liner? Any idea how much space is behind it? I wonder if it would accommodate a small, side-mount throttle control...
  9. MooseheadDoc

    '86 Overnighter on-board Bimini Storage?

    No new ideas to add... just a couple photos and opinions from personal experience. The "rear legs" option is convenient for fair weather flexibility. One attached photo is from my pre-Grady ProLine CC. The rear legs made it simple to just release the front straps, fold/wrap it in place...
  10. MooseheadDoc

    Help educate mechanically challenged kicker buyer

    Ironically, just pulled the trigger on a 9.9 with high thrust, power tilt, electric start, fuel lines and prop. Someone else had ordered but backed out, so it was cheap(ish) and available. Still interested in replies! Trying to get a bit more educated on the whole combustion engine thing...
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    Help educate mechanically challenged kicker buyer

    Just hoping to learn from the more mechanically knowledgeable... I am buying a new trolling motor for my ‘93 Adventure 208. (also new bracket, currently has neither). I have already decided to buy a Yamaha F8 or F9.9 with electric start. As far as I can tell there are only 2 differences...
  12. MooseheadDoc

    98 228: ideas for Refurbishing cockpit coaming side inserts

    Please post pics with results! I’m planning a similar project: https://www.greatgrady.com/threads/better-use-of-coaming-space-cockpit-sidewalls.31176/ I have some leftover Brightside paint (primer and 1-part epoxy) from a different project. I was impressed by the look on fiberglass- just 2...
  13. MooseheadDoc

    Getting the most for the least on my new, old Grady...

    Me too! Fortunately the compression test done at the same time was good in all cylinders.....
  14. MooseheadDoc

    Getting the most for the least on my new, old Grady...

    Haha. Great advice. That’s the plan. Short answer to your prop question is 14 1/4 x 17” stainless. longer version if you are interested at: https://www.greatgrady.com/threads/doing-the-prop-math-on-my-adventure-208.31044/ When the mechanic was winterizing he found no spark in 1 cylinder. I...
  15. MooseheadDoc

    Better use of coaming space/cockpit sidewalls?

    Cool. Any pix installed? I could definitely see making something like that work... something for a phone/misc holder near a USB charger, and the knife/accessory holder. Lots of cool options.
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    Better use of coaming space/cockpit sidewalls?

    Has anyone with a smaller Grady found a better way to use cockpit wall space? I’m still new to my ‘93 Adventure 20. The coaming space (pictured incompletely in the attached ‘before’ pic as I was removing the Duratrim for refinishing) is not a great use of space. I’m considering removing the...
  17. MooseheadDoc

    Please HELP 89 overnighter Honda 150

    How long have you had the boat? Is this a sudden change in performance, or is this your starting point? First question is to confirm you numbers if possible, as suggested by others. MPH should be easy (does GPS match speedometer). RPM might be harder, but if your tachometer is significantly...
  18. MooseheadDoc

    Adventure 20 hatch and gel coat repair

    Yeah, durability is a big question mark at this point! I was even more aggressive sanding down the second hatch. It will be interesting to see how the different products/techniques hold up- filler vs gelcoat vs epoxy paint.
  19. MooseheadDoc

    Doing the Prop Math on my Adventure 208

    Thanks for the reply, Dennis. Nice to see another post from Maine. I split my time between Moosehead and Deer Isle, but the Grady will stay on Moosehead. Max rpm range per the Johnson manual is 4500-5500. I feel like I’d like to be able to see 5000, and cruise at 4-4200. I’m really hoping...
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    Doing the Prop Math on my Adventure 208

    Still planning my winter and spring projects for my new, old 208. I've been reading a lot of threads about Prop performance and engine RPM performance. On my few runs after buying the boat and before winterizing I know I am getting low RPMs at WOT. I knew this will obviously also give me...