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  2. http://mbgforum.com/profile/251-marcus/ Send him a PM
  3. Captsteve12

    Pathfinder 2200XL TE w/250 SHO Prop Help

    I have a 2003 - 2200v and just re-powered with a new Yam 200 SHO, and tried it with the Saltwater Series 21 pitch prop. Full throttle and trimmed out, boat rpm’s max at 4700 and top speed 50. Boat would not ride good at all. i put my old 4 blade prop with 16 pitch and rpm max 6000 and top speed 48. Not happy with this performance i want to run 55 or so, but also not loose the performance and HP of the new 200 SHO. i have been advised to talk to Marcus, but I have to find out how to contact. Lol
  4. geeviam

    Prop Help

    With the T-Top and getting only 5000 rpm out of a 15 x 21p 3-blade, I would think an OFX4 15.25 x 19p 4-blade would not get close enough to the 6000 max rpm, if the slip numbers are what they should be. If your Yamaha dealer could get an Ultima4 14.25 x 19p 4-blade, I think you could get closer to the correct top-end rpm. But, maybe a 17 pitch Ultima4 would be even better. Good news is the price is reasonable for that prop. Bad news is they are back-ordered (shocking I know). Good luck!
  5. smooth move

    Kind of a funny story

    karma!
  6. geeviam

    Kind of a funny story

    Too funny! God worked this in two ways Gus... Brought you a fish to catch, and let that guy know it's time to quit smoking. 😉
  7. hurricane

    Kind of a funny story

    Good story, I got a giggle out of it.
  8. Bud_man

    Yamaha Gauge Restoration

    Hi Matt, I used them about 2 or 3 years ago and had a good experience. I had sanded and polished out my lenses, but the internal LCD was shot and they brought it back to life. My only minor issue is they set the polarizer 90 degrees from the OEM so when wearing my sunglasses I have to tilt my head a bit to get a bright read. Probably just an oversight that they get right now. For me it's a very minor inconvenience for the cost savings relative to a new gauge. There is a website out there that shows how to redo them, but by the time you buy all the materials and spend a bunch of time "figuring it out" I think it's money well spent to have these guys do it better than I can. If only your lens is messed up it easy to restore those - tape the gauge edge and area for protection, start with 600 grit and wet sand to remove the heavy oxidation and scratches using lots of overlapping circles. Then take your time repeating the sanding with finer grits - 800, 1000, 1200. Lastly, hit it with some compound, then polish. But if the LCD is faded then I think the GaugeSavers are the way to go. Good luck! Bud
  9. live to fish

    2015 Pathfinder 2600 HPS

    Can this large a boat he hauled around with an F150?
  10. fishaholic78

    Looking for used 17 HPX-V in the 20-30K range.

    Thanks
  11. Yesterday
  12. Capt. Troy

    Freshwater fishing?

    How many times do you think you can fool the same fish?😊 Welcome to pond fishing. Try some goldfish for bait but don't get caught. Bowfin are mudfish and don't lip them. They bite and are dumb but may become your best friends if you handle them right. I suggest you contact pondfisher on here. He never fishes they same pond more than once a year.
  13. Joe M

    Costa sunglasses (Price Drop!)

    Hey FooFoo, I can take PayPal, but I'll have to charge $55.00 to cover the PayPal fees. Or I can take a check for $50.00. Shoot me a PM or text me at 252-202-4189 with your contact info and preference and we'll get things rolling. Thanks! Joe
  14. Grant

    Freshwater fishing?

    I've had two homes with small fishing ponds. Yes, they'll slow down in the heat. Also, since there are only so many fish in there, they will get bait-shy. I'd have to mix it up and throw odd-ball stuff they'd never seen before. Even just a gaudy color did the trick sometimes. A hot pink buzzbait opened my eyes. I also surprised myself with some big fish by slow fishing a fly rod with a grub or nymph style. Downsizing helped. There could be worse things than being stuck with just a cold beverage !
  15. RacerxV6

    Freshwater fishing?

    Mulligan, Yes, the summer heat will shutdown BASS in a heartbeat. Early morning is your best bet or several hours after sundown, Which if you can tolerate the Mosquitoes your ok. Are you worm fishing? or throwing plugs on top?
  16. RacerxV6

    Kind of a funny story

    That's awesome Gus....God does work in mysterious ways.
  17. RacerxV6

    2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    You're in the home stretch....Can't wait to see her on the water !! Hope you had a great Father's Day.
  18. whichwaysup

    Kind of a funny story

    I don't know that this will tickle y'all like it tickled me, but most of you all know that I've been down a boat going on 2 yrs now. I've had a boat my entire life because a) I love to fish more than anything else and b) I HATE fishing from land. Needless to say, it's been a tough year, and I haven't been doing much fishing. I've been trying to be patient, trust God in all of this, because there really is no other explanation for the way things have been working out. It's all good, and I'm not complaining. The time I'm not spending fishing I've been spending being a much better dad, husband, and probably employee, but there have been days . . . Anywho, the other day, after a particularly long dry spell away from fishing, I'm walking along the beach with my family and I see this guy fishing. I can't help myself, so I stroll over and ask the obvious question, and all he's caught - all he EVER catches - are a few trash fish, but he's happy and we get to talking about how fun it is just to watch a rod sometimes. A few minutes into the convo, he starts looking anxious and informs me that he's jonesing for a cigarette, but he left them all up at his condo. He asks me to watch his rod for a couple minutes while he gets them. The rod is old, the reel is ridiculous, and it's frozen shrimp pegged to the bottom, but hey, it's gonna scratch the itch. I'm on cloud nine. Off he goes, trucking across the beach to the condo, leaving me in charge of the rod. Bet you see where this is headed. . . I guess I should mention that a buddy of mine offered to take me fishing that morning, but I passed so I could spend time with the kids. It had bugged me all day. . . . SO, there I'm sitting, babysitting this rod, "apologizing" to the family for interrupting our stroll but really, for some reason, basking in the joy of having to watch this rod do nothing. Except, then the tip doubles over and it's game on. It wasn't an epic fight or a massive fish, but by golly, it was about the most gratifying redfish I've ever caught - and I've caught a lot of reds in my life. He didn't have much of a chance on 20 LB test and that big ole surf rod, but he fought long enough to attract a crowd. That poor guy shows up about the time that I'm dragging what should have been HIS prize catch up the sand. I'm not sure whether I felt as guilty as I should have, but I did let him take it home for dinner. He told me that he'd never seen a fish that big, and the flash crowd I'd attracted echoed the same. I'd watched that rod for all of 4 minutes before it was all over. After it was all over, I returned to my stroll with the family and it occurred to me that there's really no such thing as coincidence. Sometimes you lose a boat, sometimes you catch the fish, and sometimes its the other way around. It was a great way to remember what's important the day before Father's day.
  19. nicecast

    Prop Help

    I'd try the 21p Tempest Plus. Slightly smaller diameter (14 5/8") so he should pick up some RPM. He could also try the 19p Revolution 4. Yes, I like Mercury props!
  20. conocean

    1996 Maverick MA 17’

    Nice rig! That's a great motor for this hull IMO. My 17MA was powered by a 1995 135hp Mercury BlackMax and it topped out at 51mph!
  21. SouthernWake

    Saturday 6/15

    Got to love a bog that will fish all day with you! I affectionately call mine a swamp poodle but it’s a Boykin.
  22. dcathey

    Any updates?

    That’s a good one. Hope they are still around in about a month. We stay on the north tip of N Captiva
  23. fin-addict

    Saturday 6/15

    My pup looks like yours.
  24. fin-addict

    Any updates?

    Some very big snook all over the harbor and passes. Caught yesterday.
  25. FooFoo502

    1996 Maverick MA 17’

    love this boat. I've got a '94 with the side console...best riding hull for rougher water in a shallow water boat
  26. FooFoo502

    Costa sunglasses (Price Drop!)

    heck, if you take paypal, I'll take them!
  27. BlueMojito

    Prop Help

    Same boat, 200 HP VMAX. The OFX4 19 is just amazing. This really is a no brainer.
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