Originally Posted by The Pirate
I have an '06 1800 SR3 that was not well cared for, I've been slowly cleaning it up. I think you'll find it's a great boat. Little heavy, beamy, smooth ride; might be a little underpowered with the 3.0 ltr. Drop down in prop pitch will help responsiveness, esp. if towing. I have the V-6 and use a 19" four blade and love the performance. I sent tach back to Faria-Beede for repair, lifetime gntee once repaired.
Nice you got a good one. Enjoy!
Great to hear! And good advice on the prop, I've been seeing how many guys on here swear by speed tabs too so I might pick up a set of those as well, although drilling into the fiberglass worries me a bit.
Funny you mention the gauges, that was the first thing on my list. After shopping for a while online, I found Gander Outdoors had a 6-gauge set of Faria White Chesapeake SS gauges for $49 - I'm not sure why they were so cheap - if anyone else needs gauges that might be a good place to check while the prices are low. But I scooped those up, plus a trim gauge and an extra tach w/hours meter, so I'll be able to replace everything for less than $200 and end up with a spare tach out of the deal.