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August 16, 2011, 01:56:30 PM
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Re: The Official Explorer Registry
« Reply #30 on: August 16, 2011, 01:56:30 PM »
Even sooner then i thought  :cheers: good i'm ready.
Scott
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August 16, 2011, 02:36:09 PM
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Re: The Official Explorer Registry
« Reply #31 on: August 16, 2011, 02:36:09 PM »
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nice rig,Capt!How do you like the etec?

I second that.

If you guys had asked about a month ago I would have went on a tirat about how great it was. Don't get me wrong, the engine is everything Bombardier claims and more. Starts every time, no smoke, sips fuel, quiet, the best power to wieght ratio on the market, and winterizes itself. (thats something you Floridains don't have to do  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: ) About 3 weeks ago she acted up, would run ok than drop a thousand RPMs. Turned out I had a bad factory crimp in number 5 fuel injector. Turns out this a known problem with the 2008 model year but to sporadic for a recall. Bombardeir replaced the bad injector without an issue, but when I asked about the other 5 I was told flat out no. I felt since it was a known problem they should have replaced all 6.

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As Maxwell Smart would say,

Wellllllllllllllllllll, Cpt. Bill,

The old 'passing off MY boat as YOUR boat' trick. Well it won't work. Just tell me ONE thing, Cpt. Bill. What year is that boat of yours?

ps we look to be about the same age, so I am TRUSTING you know who Agent 86 is...... :shock:


Oh, and with complete modesty, may I say that is ONE FINE boat you got there. Cheers, T.

HMMMMM T Race,

This sounds like the talk of a double agent from KAOS trying to steal my vessel for some dastardly deed.  I'd better get 99 and discuss this in the cone of silence before I reveal this information.

Silence

99 said its was OK to release the info she's a '97 bought her new at the New York Boat show.  

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I'm Bill and live outside Trenton NJ. The boat is docked in Waretown NJ on Barnegat Bay. You can find me out on her every weekend from May till November
Hi. Bill
love the boat have the same one any more pics of the arch or any other add ons??

Waterman,

I have a couple of other pics of the arch, I'll post them when I get a chance.
Capt. Bill
Amy Marie
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August 22, 2011, 10:28:59 AM
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Re: The Official Explorer Registry
« Reply #32 on: August 22, 2011, 10:28:59 AM »
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As Maxwell Smart would say, Wellllllllllllllllllll, Cpt. Bill, The old 'passing off MY boat as YOUR boat' trick. Well it won't work. Just tell me ONE thing, Cpt. Bill. What year is that boat of yours? ps we look to be about the same age, so I am TRUSTING you know who Agent 86 is...... :shock:
       Oh, and with complete modesty, may I say that is ONE FINE boat you got there. Cheers, T.


HMMMMM T Race,
        This sounds like the talk of a double agent from KAOS trying to steal my vessel for some dastardly deed.  I'd better get 99 and discuss this in the cone of silence before I reveal this information.

Silence

99 said its was OK to release the info she's a '97 bought her new at the New York Boat show.

Cpt. Bill,
               I knew your boat's year model had to be close to our's, a '99. You keep your boat looking great.

And just sayin', Agent 99 was Betty-licious  :queen:

Cheers, T
T Race
1999 Aquasport 215 Explorer, IO, Hardtop
2006 Ford F-150 SCab, 4WD

August 22, 2011, 10:40:12 AM
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Re: The Official Explorer Registry
« Reply #33 on: August 22, 2011, 10:40:12 AM »
Here is mine ....225 Suzy-Q III

















She has been a good ole girl........except for the motor problems a while back...but thats behind me now,and the good time are  rolling along on this fish killer.......

August 22, 2011, 11:50:21 PM
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« Reply #34 on: August 22, 2011, 11:50:21 PM »
Welcome back,haven't seen you on in awhile.
Scott
1997 225 Explorer

August 31, 2011, 06:47:28 PM
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« Reply #35 on: August 31, 2011, 06:47:28 PM »


Figured we need to bring the explorer thread back to the top...

He4re's another shot of the arch
Capt. Bill
Amy Marie
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August 31, 2011, 09:17:10 PM
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« Reply #36 on: August 31, 2011, 09:17:10 PM »
Capt. B.
I'm beginning to like that arch.
Do you have the "glass/canvas" panels to fully enclose the helm?
Did it come with both the arch and Bimini as a unit or were they separate pieces?
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August 31, 2011, 10:32:10 PM
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« Reply #37 on: August 31, 2011, 10:32:10 PM »
I like that setup to,never been a hard top guy.
Scott
1997 225 Explorer

September 01, 2011, 08:58:34 PM
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« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2011, 08:58:34 PM »
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Capt. B.
I'm beginning to like that arch.
Do you have the "glass/canvas" panels to fully enclose the helm?
Did it come with both the arch and Bimini as a unit or were they separate pieces?


I had the arch/bimini custom built. If you put on a bimini and an arch over the top it's tough to reach the rod holders. This way I can place rods, or the net in the holders while standing on the deck. It didn't come with and encloser, and since I usually pull in early November it hasn't really been an issue.

At first I really didn't want the bimini, but the first mate had a couple of issues with me putting up and arch to hold fishing rods a while she cooks in the sun. It rolls back and I figured I'd leave that way except when she comes. Turned out I really like it and rarely put it up.
Capt. Bill
Amy Marie
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September 01, 2011, 09:37:31 PM
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« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2011, 09:37:31 PM »
Thanks Capt. B.

While certainly not every ones cup of tea (WACs themselves fit that category)I personally think it's very tastefully done. :thumright:

Enjoy.
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September 05, 2011, 03:11:00 PM
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« Reply #40 on: September 05, 2011, 03:11:00 PM »
My name is Bill and I live in Vancleave, MS on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  My most recent acquisition is a 1997 245 Explorer that I acquired in June to go along with a 1979 19-6 Osprey and a 2001 205 Osprey.   So far I have been favorably impressed, although I have had some Ethanol fuel problems created by a previous owner.
I use this boat mostly as a Mother Ship to transport fishermen and kayaks to the Mississippi Barrier Islands and, hopefully, to the Chandeleurs in the near future.











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\'97 245 Explorer
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September 05, 2011, 03:37:15 PM
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« Reply #41 on: September 05, 2011, 03:37:15 PM »
Love the boat,how low does the boat sit at rest with the 4 stroke ?
Scott
1997 225 Explorer

September 05, 2011, 04:04:49 PM
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« Reply #42 on: September 05, 2011, 04:04:49 PM »
Guys,
Most of you know I built Ospreys, your Explorer's sister ships...right next to the Explorer line, not 20' away.  I saw hundreds, and hundreds, and hundreds roll off the line in my time at WC/AS.  It is really cool to see all you proud owners, and how you treat your boats!!  My hat is off to you guys!!! :salut:  :salut:  :salut:


Corner of 520 and A1A...

September 05, 2011, 05:24:15 PM
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« Reply #43 on: September 05, 2011, 05:24:15 PM »
nice rig Bill,great use of that big boat :cheers:
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September 05, 2011, 06:01:11 PM
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« Reply #44 on: September 05, 2011, 06:01:11 PM »
Thanks, Gentlemen!  I think we will get a lot of use out of her.....

Scott:  She sits level, doesn't seem to mind the weight a bit...since I didn't see her when she had a two-stroke, I'm not really qualified to say if she sits lower than she did or not.....
Pete:  I love the way the Hobie Mirage sits on her gunwale, doesn't take up all the room in the floor like it does in the 205 or the 19-6....does restrict access to the walkaround somewhat, but we just go around the other side....or if we have two kayaks, we just go through the window... 8)
Willie T
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\'01 205 Osprey
\'97 245 Explorer
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