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    Simrad Transducer bracket

    I managed to break my transducer off the bracket yesterday. Transducer seems fine but the bracket is broken and has to be replaced. I can’t tell if Simrad sells just the bracket alone though and can’t get them on the phone. Just wondered if anyone else ever had this issue.
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    How far offshore

    Awesome advice fellows, I really appreciate it
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    Carbon Monoxide poisoning

    That’s a good idea, I appreciate that fullthrottle. Never thought much about it before. I knew it could happen on cabin boats but wasn’t sure about center consoles
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    Carbon Monoxide poisoning

    Hey guys, I have been reading about carbon monoxide poisoning and have a concern since I’m new to boating. I have a 20 foot center console with a single outboard. My son likes to ride and even lay down on the stern seat a lot. Is he in danger doing that? Or is he safe with an outboard? Any advice is appreciated.
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    How far offshore

    I appreciate the advice Full Throttle. 40 miles would be plenty far enough for me. We were at 2 miles and several smaller boats were passing us going out beyond eyesight. I started to head out further when I noticed the seas were getting a tad rougher quickly. Having my wife and little boy on board made my mind up not to try it and head back in. Definitely need to get a PLB. Got a handheld and there’s a Coast Guard Station right at the inlet so that’s reassuring. I just wondered if the 202 with the deep hull and high gunnels would be fine several miles offshore. My boat dealer said he has been 30 miles out in one but recommend never turning off the engine if you can’t see land.
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    How far offshore

    Hey guys, fairly new to boating but took my R202ex 2 miles offshore yesterday and had an awesome time. It handled the seas very well, including the rough inlet getting out there. Just curious about how far you would say you could safely take a boat out that size on a good day? Is 13-15 miles a reality on a calm day with the right equipment onboard?
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    Bow sun shade on R200

    That looks pretty cool. I think I’ll probably order one. I don’t have the rails on my R202 but I’m sure I could find something attach I it to. We would probably use it to help keep the sun off us while anchored
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    Forum Name Change

    Good point Woodbiner.
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    Awesome, that’s all I’ll do then. Darn sure a lot easier. Hey Fishhead, one more question please. I bought a hose today for the raw water wash down connection. Do I simply flip the raw water switch or do I need to open the seacock like you do when you use the livewell? In case your wondering, not only is this my first boat but the dealer didn’t tell me anything when I was buying it. I’m having to learn all this alone and through trial and error lol
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    Hey woodbiner; Yes I do have that and I flush it after every use. I was just going to do both types of flushing just to be safe. Unless that way is sufficient and I’ll just do that. I just got nervous with nothing comic out of that pilot hole with the earmuffs on. Do you just use the hose attachment only?
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    Hey guys, took the new R202 EX with the F150 Yamaha out today. When I got back I put the flush muffs on it and started the water. I then turned on the engine, however I panicked when I didn’t see any water coming from the pilot hole. I was terrified of overheating the engine so I turned it off. The muffs do let a lot of water escape but some SHOULD be going through the water intakes, right? Am I doing something wrong?
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    VHF radio

    Wow, yeah that’s really “offshore”. Lol. I ended up buying a Cobra handheld for now. I figure I’ll stay within a couple of miles out since I’m new. Keep land in sight. I do like the idea of those EPIRB’s and PLB’s for sure. Appreciate the advice
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    VHF radio

    Ok, I appreciate it Rick. That helps a lot.
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    VHF radio

    New to boating and want to eventually go offshore. Do I need a mounted VHF radio/ antenna or would a good quality handheld work ok? I have heard the range on the portables are only 3.5 miles or so but would that be sufficient to call the Coast Guard for emergencies? Thanks for any advice
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    R200 livewell doesn’t work

    I appreciate the info fellas. Helps a lot