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2021 Fort Lauderdale Boat Show Must-See Boats

With hundreds of boats on display at this year's Fort Lauderdale Boat Show it's hard to choose which ones to see. Our list of must-see boats helps you narrow it down.

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by GeoDoc at 11 hours ago
2002 38 Open. Need details on where to place macerator pump and thru hull valve for black tank overboard. Pictures would be appreciated.
by Lobsta at Yesterday, 07:33 AM

Looking forward to next season! I am winterizing this weekend and hopefully no snags
by ToroDude1 at 10-19-2021, 06:52 PM
Well, I put myself into a bad place. I have a 1990 Tiara 2700 open that I’ve have had for 12 plus years. I was looking to get her partially refurbed (new dash, gauges, and update wiring). Needless to say, I found the wrong guy. My boat was absolutely destroyed to the point where I had to have her removed and the laws involved. Now I contracted a reputable ABYC electrician to help fix the mess I’m in. This electrician is reluctant to put his fingers on this, he stated he would need to remove everything back to the circuit breakers on the Starboard side of the helm before he would even consider taking on this mess. My question is can Tiara or anyone get me this panel and a complete owner’s manual with detailed wiring schematics? Any help with this would be appreciated.
by BSmithers at 10-18-2021, 10:42 AM
Hi Everyone,
        Putting up for sale my 2002 29 Open and figured I'd post it here to see if anyone was interested or knew anyone interested as I haven't had much luck on Boatrader or with any local buyers.  It's in incredible condition, everything works and surveyed in late June with the fixes completed in late August. 

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NEW StrataGlass around cockpit, new colming bolster pads, 1.5 year old batteries(4) and recent detail completed.  Includes full Bimini shade with stainless steel poles for keeping out of the sun and fully enclosed rear canvas cover for when not being used.

Below decks there is a large, airy cabin with cold AC that features a dinette (convertible to 6'4" double berth), full galley, double forward berth, and private head/shower and sink. Stainless steel microwave, Sink, Norcold refrigerator and Force10 single burner glass cooktop.

6 Bose speakers throughout, Clarion BT/AM/FM/CD receiver with helm controls
Westerbeke generator w/ 261hrs
Rayheon RL70c GPS/Radar/Sounder with Airmar through-hull transducer
Raymarine ST6001 Autopilot w Raymarine 150G computer
Icomm VHF, Shakepeare Antennas & Ritchie compass
SeaStar hydrulic steering, Morse/Teleflex controls. ZF transmissions
Fireboy Fixed Fire Suppresion System in engine compartment
Lewmar windlass anchor system
Bennet 12x14" trim tabs
Custom 3-blade bronze props 
2 Rule bilge pumps (Fwd&Aft)
Livewell. Fresh and saltwater washdown

Price Reduced to $65,000

by GeoDoc at 10-17-2021, 10:13 PM
Where can I purchase the curly wash down hose connections that fit the two attachment points near the transom door?  I don't have the hoses or the connections to make them work. I think I can buy curly hoses at West Marine but the connection has be baffled. Looks like it would be something with an "O" ring that snaps in.
by williamwalter at 10-17-2021, 09:18 AM
When I purchased my 38 open a few years ago I found the battery interconnect in open was in this position through purchase and survey and for the trip up from Florida.Everything functioned fine.Basically connecting all six batteries.When I started learning my 12 volt system the manual said to leave it closed or off so you isolate the two banks. I did this but then started to have low voltage on start.suspecting the batteries were bad and the prior owner was masking the issue by connecting all the batteries I replaced them all. I load tested the old ones and some were bad so I thought I resolved the issue.Things seemed better but my issue remained. I put in digital volt meters direct to the two banks so I would have a better idea of what’s going on and am showing 12.8 volts on engine bank with the charger off but still get an almost start then clicking as if a weak battery ,loose terminal ,or corrosion in the system. I changed the mag relay on one side but that didn’t help.If I leave the interconnect open or hit the crossover switch the engines start fine.So assuming the batteries are fine I think that leaves a loose connection or corrosion somewhere in the system.Wondering if any 38 open owners ever experienced the same .
by tjmoberg at 10-15-2021, 04:12 PM
2012 - 3100 Coronet 
6.0L Crusader Captains Choice

Having a hard time trying to find what the original AC Delco - Double Platinum spark plugs are and what is the Iridium replacement?

I tried several auto parts stores and have been scouring the Web, not getting much luck…

Appreciate the help!
by TOC News Bot at 10-15-2021, 05:44 AM
Boat of the Year Finalists for 2021

These five boats are the finalists for Boating's Boat of the Year 2021. Each displays innovation, invention, envelope-pushing and category-busting.

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by TOC News Bot at 10-14-2021, 11:34 PM
2022 Regulator 37

The Regulator 37 is a hardcore fishing platform that converts easily at day’s end to a comfortable leisure platform.

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