MY 23 GULFSTREAM

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HI I'M JOEY AND I'M NEW TO THIS I PURCHASED A 2005 23 FT WALK A ROUND GULF STREAM LAST AUGUST AND I'M HAVING A LIL PROBLEM REACHING THE C COCKS IN THE BILGE I'M OLD AND FAT ( HA HA ) I CAN NOT REACH THE 2 OF THEM IN THE BILGE. CAN ANYONE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE TO MAKE MY PROBLEM EASIER. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT THANK YOU, JOEY.... OH IF POSSIBLE PLEASE SEND ME AN E MAIL I READ MY E MAILS ALMOST EVERY DAY IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS @ USSBATHTUB@AOL.COM THANK YOU AGAIN
 

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You could consider having someone drill the ends of the handles and add rods that ended under the seat access, I've seen that on models with a deeper bilge...
 
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THANK YOU DENNIS, I'M SORRY FOR BEING SUCH AND IDIOT BUT I HAD A 21FT CC FOR OVER 30 YEARS AND NOW ALL THIS BIGGER BOAT STUFF IS NEW TO ME. THE GRADY IS LIKE A BATTLE SHIP COMPARED TO MY CC THANK YOU AGAIN I'VE BEEN LOOKING TO SEE IF THEY MAKE A KIT FOR THAT IF NOT YOUR IDEA IS GREAT THANK YOU I REALLY APPRECIATE IT ....JOEY
 
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A small trick when backing your Gulfstream if it has a bracket mounted engine. Tilt your motor(s) about 10-15 Degrees so the propwash is pushed under the boat instead of smack uo against the hull.
 
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Hi Joey. I too have a Gulfstream (2003) and had the EXACT same problem as you. Welcome to the old & fat club! I always felt a handle that fit over the lever would work. I was thinking of making my own out of PVC and then I found this product:

https://www.topshelfmarine.com/shop/?product=sea-cock-ball-valve-helper/

This works "wicked pissah". Just make sure the valves/sea cocks are not frozen. The added leverage will break them if they are. I have two of them.
 

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Pretty good addressing attaching to the valve and providing an easy to handle foam end. It would be nice if it telescoped too. I love the "buy one for every valve" pitch in the video; I think one on the boat would be more than enough. This is something that I would make my own if I needed it. Surprised that the Gulf doesn't have rod extenders. The ones on my boat extend up near the access plate. just pull up and down. This tool wouldn't work with those in place.
 
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HI I'M JOEY AND I'M NEW TO THIS I PURCHASED A 2005 23 FT WALK A ROUND GULF STREAM LAST AUGUST AND I'M HAVING A LIL PROBLEM REACHING THE C COCKS IN THE BILGE I'M OLD AND FAT ( HA HA ) I CAN NOT REACH THE 2 OF THEM IN THE BILGE. CAN ANYONE GIVE ME SOME ADVICE TO MAKE MY PROBLEM EASIER. I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT THANK YOU, JOEY.... OH IF POSSIBLE PLEASE SEND ME AN E MAIL I READ MY E MAILS ALMOST EVERY DAY IF YOU HAVE ANY IDEAS @ USSBATHTUB@AOL.COM THANK YOU AGAIN
THANK YOU EVERY ONE THESE ARE ALL VERY HELPFUL
 
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A small trick when backing your Gulfstream if it has a bracket mounted engine. Tilt your motor(s) about 10-15 Degrees so the propwash is pushed under the boat instead of smack uo against the hull.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH I AM HAVING PROBLEM DOCKING THIS BOAT I HAD A 21 FT CC WITH A VERY DEEP V AND I GUESS AFTER 30 YEARS OF DOCKING IT I LEARNED HOW TO DO IT. THE GRADY IS NEW TO ME BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE HELP I'M GETTING FROM GRADY OWNERS THANK YOU AGAIN GUYS... JOEY
 

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Also, just something to think about. On your keyboard, that caps lock key.. throw it under the bilge. It will lift the opening half an inch and make more room... and also make your posts a LITTLE EASIER TO READ. Jes sayin.. lol

hehe :p

us old guys have nothing to do at 2 am when we cannot sleep ;)

R