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by Ratking20
Sun Sep 01, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Retaining Barrel Nuts in Hatch Covers.
Replies: 13
Views: 4433

Re: Fish box hatch screws

The barrel is the piece that cane out. I think they are still in tact. But the barrel has slid out of the fiberglass. Im looking for a good glue to set them back in
by Ratking20
Sun Sep 01, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Retaining Barrel Nuts in Hatch Covers.
Replies: 13
Views: 4433

Re: Tentative Identification of "receiver bed" as Barrel Nut

[The part earlier called a "receiver bed"] looks like a barrel nut [I] guess.
by Ratking20
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: REPAIRS and MODIFICATIONS
Topic: Retaining Barrel Nuts in Hatch Covers.
Replies: 13
Views: 4433

Retaining Barrel Nuts in Hatch Covers.

On the fish box hatches on my 255 CONQUEST a bunch of screws are coming out. The receiver beds--not sure of [the nomenclature]--for the screws are coming out. [These fasteners] attach the hinge for the fish box. Would epoxy (or anything else) be strong enough to hold the beds in place? Any help woul...
by Ratking20
Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 255 CONQUEST and 235 CONQUEST Hardtop Dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 3893

Re: 255 CONQUEST and 235 CONQUEST Hardtop Dimensions

PhilT--I am pretty sure the beam on my 2002 255 Conquest is 8-feet 6-inches. I know the later model year 255 CONQUESTS at some point have a 8-foot 9-inch beam. This info is just from me looking around online. I could be wrong--just what I read online. I am hoping the 23-foot model with the same beam...
by Ratking20
Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 255 CONQUEST and 235 CONQUEST Hardtop Dimensions
Replies: 4
Views: 3893

255 CONQUEST and 235 CONQUEST Hardtop Dimensions

[I have condensed about ten articles into this direct and simple request--jimh] Please give me carefully measured dimensions for the following hardtops: --the OEM hardtop on a 255 CONQUEST that is a 2002 model; [And while you have the measuring tape, give us the BEAM measurement, too--jimh] --the OE...
by Ratking20
Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 255 CONQUEST Re-power

Looks cool. I don't need to go fast. Fast enough. And getting on plane fast is what is needed.
by Ratking20
Wed Jul 31, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 255 CONQUEST Re-power

I also have a jet ski and a 13-footer with 40hp. You are right. One is never enough.
by Ratking20
Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 255 CONQUEST Re-power

Thanks. My dad’s choice is the F300. My choice is the Suzuki DF350.

Of course [I am] younger and want more speed. But the main focus should be getting the boat on plane quickly.

With either the F300 or DF350 engine I will [expect to] see a [reduction in time to get on plane] from what we have now.
by Ratking20
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 255 CONQUEST Re-power

I only ask [about the equivalence of the VERADO 300 and the Yamaha F300 engines] because there are performance reports available for the VERADO 300 and a a few other Mercury engines on [255 CONQUEST] hull. [These Boston Whaler performance test results are the] only real world numbers i can find.
by Ratking20
Tue Jul 30, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 255 CONQUEST Re-power

Interesting. I did not know that about HP ratings. Does that mean i can not get in trouble in any way? With my Insurance company? If i go over 400—I probably will not. I do like the Suzuki 350. My dad likes the Yamaha better. It’s his money. --I laugh aloud-- As for the Yamaha 350, my Yamaha dealer ...
by Ratking20
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 255 CONQUEST Re-power

A1: the Yamaha F300 is 4.2 liter and has a higher displacement than any engine of its size i think. Suzuki might be up there, too. A2: the Yamaha F350 is the engine with the flywheel problems. I know about it and will stay away from that engine. The F300 is known to be one of the best outboards ever...
by Ratking20
Mon Jul 29, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 255 conquest repower help?

I have not. We are going to repower regardless. But ive read all over that people say they are underpowered with 200 to even 300 hp on this hull.
by Ratking20
Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

Re: 255 conquest repower help?

[The capacity plate on the 2002 255 CONQUEST states the maximum power as] 400-HP. And [I am] trying to stay with a single engine
by Ratking20
Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Re-power
Replies: 20
Views: 5429

255 CONQUEST Re-power

I plan to re-power my 255 CONQUEST. It presently has a Mercury OptiMax 225-HP. To be honest [the boat’s performance is] not bad when it finally gets on plane, but it struggles at times to do so. I may buy a Yamaha F300 which has a greater displacement than the other 300-HP engines. Will there be a s...
by Ratking20
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: The GAM
Topic: 255 CONQUEST Hardtop
Replies: 0
Views: 5333

255 CONQUEST Hardtop

I need measurements of the hardtop for the 255 Conquest.

I plan to have [a hardtop for a 255 CONQUEST] built.

Thanks.
by Ratking20
Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: FS: 1988 13-footer with 2016 E-TEC 30
Replies: 0
Views: 5356

FS: 1988 13-footer with 2016 E-TEC 30

[For sale: 1988 13-footer with 2016 E-TEC 30-HP for] $6,000 in Brooklyn, New York, and price negotiable.

Boat runs great. Boat has a custom steering console. Engine has low hours.

Send SMS Text message if interested to 347 400 4724
by Ratking20
Sun Jun 16, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: MARKETPLACE
Topic: WTB: Hardtop for 2002 255 Conquest
Replies: 1
Views: 2831

WTB: Hardtop for 2002 255 Conquest

Wanted to buy: OEM hardtop for 2002 255 CONQUEST.
by Ratking20
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: PERFORMANCE
Topic: 1963 13 Re-power
Replies: 25
Views: 9403

Re: 1963 13 Re-power

we used a 30 etec on the same hull(1980s) and it works great. it replaced a suzuki dt40 and while the 40 was faster and a better fit. the new 4 stroke 40s are just too heavy