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man, I didn't know you were selling the Winters... loved her lines and seeing her in the jetties. Sad I missed a chance to jump at that.
 

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Love that part of the coast at sunrise. Was picking up panga the other day ..saw the new boat still out 0f water. Getting close?
 

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..saw the new boat still out 0f water. Getting close?
Yep. Getting real close. Should be in the water before May 1st. Side scan transducers later this week, engine already back in, sea trial, genset back in and ready to roll. Fingers crossed.
 

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New boat living up to expectations?
Hadn't made it out yet. Still finishing all the tweaks. Should know soon. Will let you know.

One thing I do know, the Lowrance Structure Scan 3d imaging is way cool!! Can't wait to get it on some tarpon. Ran over a three foot gar over the weekend and it was awesome.
 

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Looks like I'm flying up north to look at a 270 open. I think I'm going to pick it up as a state water offshore boat.
Shamrock I assume? Cool. Be sure and check center console screw joints and make sure the screws aren't stripped through the deck. I haven't looked at a 270 in a while, but my recollection was that Shamrock screwed consoles and lots of other stuff (hatches, access panels, etc) through the deck to secure them. Typically, you remove them once or twice or just use the boat over the years and they all strip out and have to be re-glassed.

If you are going to tarpon fish with it, the old carburetor engines are best, because you can dial them down. If it is an EFI, you might think about getting a trolling valve installed. You should have room behind the gear for that. Just need to get the speed trolling down to under 2.2 knots.

One last thing, look at the exhaust pipes. They used to be cast iron past the exhaust risers toward the stern. They always corroded and failed. I replace mine with fiberglass at one time. If he'll let you, take the exhaust off of the elbow and look and see how bad the risers/exhaust elbows are. That will tell you a lot about the condition of the motor.
 

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Shamrock I assume? Cool. Be sure and check center console screw joints and make sure the screws aren't stripped through the deck. I haven't looked at a 270 in a while, but my recollection was that Shamrock screwed consoles and lots of other stuff (hatches, access panels, etc) through the deck to secure them. Typically, you remove them once or twice or just use the boat over the years and they all strip out and have to be re-glassed.

If you are going to tarpon fish with it, the old carburetor engines are best, because you can dial them down. If it is an EFI, you might think about getting a trolling valve installed. You should have room behind the gear for that. Just need to get the speed trolling down to under 2.2 knots.

One last thing, look at the exhaust pipes. They used to be cast iron past the exhaust risers toward the stern. They always corroded and failed. I replace mine with fiberglass at one time. If he'll let you, take the exhaust off of the elbow and look and see how bad the risers/exhaust elbows are. That will tell you a lot about the condition of the motor.
Cool good info. The 270 has a head in the console and the lean post is the motor box. Its a 2001 so it should have fiberglass logs in it. I burnt up my old shamrock exhaust. It is a EFI which is kinda good and kinda a bummer. Glad it will start all the time but it will troll faster.
 
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