Boating related Christmas gifts

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Jeff h, Dec 7, 2017.

  1. Jeff h

    Jeff h Member

    31
    Sep 17, 2017
    2017 Sea Ray SPX 210
    4.5 merc, Alpha drive
    Let's see everybody's ideas.

    This year, I got one of these for my clean-freak wife.
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    https://www.worx.com/hydroshot-portable-power-cleaner-wg629.html

    She has been talking for months about wanting a way to wash the boat with a sprayer that just sucks up lake water because there is no power or water at our dock. This will be perfect since it comes with a hose for that purpose.

    We're talking cleaning off dead bugs and the occasional spilled adult beverage, not any heavy duty pressure cleaning needs.
     
  2. Great lakes pirate

    Great lakes pirate Member

    486
    Jan 5, 2010
    Lake St. Clair
    2000 35 Tiara Open
    Cummins 370
    That thing is awesome..
     
  3. bobeast

    bobeast Dance the Tide SILVER Sponsor

    151
    Oct 22, 2017
    Isleton, CA
    2002 310DA
    350 MPI w/V-drives
    Anytime you can buy something that facilitates the admiral cleaning the boat, you gotta go for it.
     
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  4. SloBurn

    SloBurn Member

    745
    May 30, 2013
    Greenwood Lake, NY
    1994 270 Sundancer. 7.4L Merc. Tow with a 2006 Dodge RAM Hemi
    340 HP Merc 454 c.i.
    A friend has one of these, great for quick clean ups, but not strong enough for a thorough cleaning. Should work for your needs, as described. $120 is kinda high, considering a wet sponge will do the same thing.
     
  5. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Does a 2-week European river cruise that starts with 2 days ashore in Zurich and ends with 4 days in Paris count as a boating related Christmas gift?
     
  6. Cherman

    Cherman Member SILVER Sponsor

    154
    Aug 15, 2004
    Pasadena,MD. Chesapeake Bay
    1999 480 DB
    Cat 3196's
    YUP, But please, don't tell my wife about it. I still need to finish the interior carpet this winter. :):)
     
  7. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions

    only if presents are also involved....:)......

    cliff
     
  8. Gofirstclass

    Gofirstclass Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Apr 20, 2010
    Tri Cities, WA
    1995 550 Sedan Bridge,
    2010 Boston Whaler 130 Super Sport,
    1981 Boston Whaler 130 Sport,
    CAT 3406C's, 580hp.
    Geeesh Cliff, you drive a hard bargain. I'm sure there will be some "adult presents" involved whilst on this trip.
     
  9. CliffA

    CliffA Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    Dec 29, 2009
    Lake Norman, NC
    2001 Sea Ray 340DA
    Name: 'Happy Place'
    4.5kW West. Generator
    Purchased Nov. 2014
    Fresh Water Use
    Twin Merc. 6.2L (MPI)
    Raw Water Cooled
    V-Drive Transmissions
    smart....something you 'both' can enjoy......:rolleyes:.....

    cliff
     
  10. potis

    potis Member

    79
    Oct 15, 2006
    San Ramon, CA
    2000 340 DA Sundancer
    "Soggy Dollar"
    7.4L V-Drives
    Has anyone else actually owned / used this portable pressure washer? I like the idea. I've tried rigging up pumps, hoses etc on our boat when we are at anchor for several days, just to give the boat a quick spray down to clear overnight bugs, dust, etc but it was pain to set up. This cordless unit looks good. I wonder how much head it can prime. When on the bow of the boat it will need to draw up about 7-8 feet.
     
  11. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    She’s getting me some custom fitted bottoms sheels for the master berth and I’m booking a 12 day trip to Italy for late winter.
     
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  12. wyrman

    wyrman Member SILVER Sponsor

    766
    Jul 12, 2012
    Tri-Cities, Wa
    2007 310 Sundancer
    Twin 350's, V drives
    I bought the wife a new used boat for Christmas, birthday, anniversary, ect......
    Plus, we're going back to Bora Bora and Taha'a in early spring.
     
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  13. Jeff h

    Jeff h Member

    31
    Sep 17, 2017
    2017 Sea Ray SPX 210
    4.5 merc, Alpha drive
    All I can tell you is that the hose it comes with is about 15'-20'-ish feet long so I assume it would fit your needs but I've never tried it. I hope it can pull that much head pressure since I'll likely want to use it to clean the 5th wheel as well.
     
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  14. dvx216

    dvx216 Active Member SILVER Sponsor

    Feb 1, 2012
    orrville,ohio
    2000 310 sundancer 5.7 vdrives






















    n/a
    twin 5.7 300 Hp. V drives
    Over the first season for the new to us 310 Da. We have bought plenty of new gear.On one of our first trips to the beach at Cedar Point in early spring with water temps around 59 degrees I was pulling anchor with the winch working perfectly which made me happy nothing could be better.Standing there watching the rope pull in until the 50' of chain hit the roller and down to the bottom it went.So for Christmas I'm getting stainless chain 150' of line and a 22 lbs.Delta plow anchor. Because my back up anchor looks like ?h!t on the front of our boat.
     
  15. JVM225

    JVM225 Well-Known Member

    Apr 8, 2008
    Farmingdale, NY
    2002 410 Sundancer, Monaco Edition.
    3126 Cats.
    That’s what I got her last year........well......that’s what I thought I was covering..........
     
  16. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    110
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp, 9.9 hp Mercury
    I have one and it does OK. Just ok. It did draw the water up and should do just fine for rinsing off the bugs and a quick wash. My wife got it for me last year because I'm kind of a clean freak. I really haven't used it much because I wash the boat just about every morning before we go out for the day and the times we stayed on the hook I just waited till we got back to the dock. I'm not knocking the pressure washer, I'm glad I have it. Just don't set your expectations to high. I also use it for spraying out the dinghy. If nothing else you have something that most people don't.;)
     
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  17. JimmyDubai

    JimmyDubai Member SILVER Sponsor

    324
    Oct 13, 2015
    Dubai, UAE
    Sundancer 290 1996, one big block Mercruiser 7.4 LT
    Simrad Go9 XSE + 3G radar
    One, Mercruiser 7.4 V8, 310 HP
    Jaika I is getting a new audio with Bluetooth and CDs.....
     
  18. Samaral

    Samaral Member

    36
    Sep 17, 2017
    Markham, On, Canada
    2001 270 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3 EFI
    Do you hook this up on a garden hose or you draw from the lake?
     
  19. Ezsteps

    Ezsteps Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    110
    Nov 14, 2015
    Lake St. Clair-- Michigan
    1999 400 Sundancer, YL310 Zodiac
    7.4 Mercuisers Horizons 380 hp, 9.9 hp Mercury
    It comes with a hose that has a small screen on the end of it and all you do is toss it in the lake and it draws from the lake. It takes a little bit before the water gets to the gun so give it some time. I almost gave up on it. I have a lot of the WORX products (pressure washer, blower for the cockpit area and floats, blower for the driveway at home, and the weed whacker) and I'm pretty impressed with all of them. They are definitely not the most powerful in any category, but they are easy to store and use. Handy as heck for small quick projects. When I get to the boat on Friday night I can grab the blower and have the cockpit dash and cockpit blown out in a couple minutes. Here in Michigan we have a few weeks of Fish Fly season and I use the blower for the boat and the dock. If not when you walk down the dock it sounds like your walking on Rice Krispy's .
     
  20. Samaral

    Samaral Member

    36
    Sep 17, 2017
    Markham, On, Canada
    2001 270 Sundancer
    Twin 4.3 EFI
    will give it a try!! it will be a huge help if this works.... Thanks for the response.
     

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