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Open Forum / Re: 2018 Tacoma TRD off-road?
« Last post by Markshoreline on Today at 10:52:45 PM »
The wife's new Rav4 has the lane beeper, mirror alerts and auto braking when someone pulls out in front of you.  Those features are great and easy to get used to, unless you drive a 12 year old truck....
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Electronics and Electrical / Re: Let’s talk FishFinders
« Last post by sfever on Today at 10:47:38 PM »
Don't know about the other brands but I have a Simrad NSS9 Evo2 with 3G radar with total scan transducer and love it so far. The 3g radar works perfect for us in the inland waters and while the totalscan works well we are upgrading to the TM-185 so we will see what the difference is. Not many Simrads out on the W coast so its easy to tell your boat apart from the rest ).
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Open Forum / Re: Sea legend repower
« Last post by Threeweight on Today at 10:46:59 PM »
Suzuki DF200A would be perfect for your needs.  Similar weight to the Honda 150, much more power, and it doesn't require premium gas like the Yamaha to make full power.
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Open Forum / Re: 2018 Tacoma TRD off-road?
« Last post by Threeweight on Today at 10:44:30 PM »
Toyota has been putting turbocharged engines in Lexus products for a while now.  A 2.0 turbocharged 4 cylinder for a while, and now a 3.5 liter twin turbo.  As with the old 4.7 v8, I would expect to see these engines trickle down to cheaper Toyota products over time.

Toyota rolls out new tech slowly because they have a conservative business plan with very long product cycles (the drive train on the current gen Tundra is 11 years old!).  They have also been slow to roll out driver assist technology like automatic braking and lane keeping (at least compared to companies like Subaru and Honda).

I don't disagree that more complex engines create more opportunities for things to break down.  Especially crappy ones that were poorly engineered and thrown into cheap disposable cars.  Not many old Mitsubishi Eclipses of any flavor still on the road today!  But well-engineered turbocharged engines that are well maintained and used appropriately can be pretty darn durable.  The little Cummins 4bt four cylinder is one of the most durable engines ever made. 
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Arima Life / Re: E-Z Loader rollers
« Last post by davidsea on Today at 10:28:54 PM »
 Fisherdv:   I've had a number of bunk trailers previously, but always with smaller/lighter boats. Some of the ramps I use are pretty  shallow sloped, so launching without tail-dipping the tow rig can be an issue.  Also, hand-cranking a 3100# boat half the length of the trailer, even with bunk slicks, is more of a workout than I need at the end of the day.  A good electric winch solves the retrieve problems, but that's 5 or 6 boat bucks by itself, and I'd rather have trim tabs. :biggrin:
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Arima Life / Re: E-Z Loader rollers
« Last post by Fisherdv on Today at 09:43:03 PM »
Have you considered switching to bunks? I would think it would be much cheaper  :shrug9:
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Arima Life / E-Z Loader rollers
« Last post by davidsea on Today at 09:30:31 PM »
  Just finishing up fixing stuff on my first roller trailer.  Brakes, lights, bearings, tires and winch are done, but I still have some nasty old rollers to replace.  (they are 5" D. and 1" bore)   If I do all of them, 1t's 20 rollers, 40 washers and 40 C-clips, so it's looking like another 2 boat bucks.  Does anyone have  recommendations for type, brand, or place to buy?  Thanks, dsea.

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Arima Life / Re: Fuel tank
« Last post by rockknocker on Today at 09:04:32 PM »
My 91 19ft sea ranger is 48 gal as well.
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Open Forum / Re: Sea legend repower
« Last post by Red 22 on Today at 09:04:32 PM »
 Lots of 22's have 225's and 250's and those boats run almost 50 mph!
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I have a 225 tried to go over 35 once looked at the fuel flow meter and it scared the hell out of me. I rarely exceed 30 mph but what I like is the power when crossing the Columbia Bar. Quite different conditions than what I saw when I lived in Aptos. The 150 is doable in the Monterey Bay however, you will always be wondering if you have enough power. IMO the 175 or 200 will be perfect for your conditions. But you will need a Kicker, brackets ,rebuild the transom ect. If it where me I'd but another 90 and go fishing.
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Fishing Reports & Tips / Re: A11 (Tacoma Rule Change)
« Last post by Omega3 on Today at 08:31:11 PM »
Correction:1500 fish short of 5400
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