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  1. Redfisher 18

    P.S. The mount I was going to use was the Johnny Ray swivel mount. Maybe if there is a collapsible arm mount that would allow the unit to be lowered toward the driver, below the top level of the console, it might work. Any ideas are welcome. Thanks.
  2. Redfisher 18

    I bought a Lowrance HDS-9 Carbon (similar graphics to Simrad, same parent company), and I was all set to top-mount on a swivel base, so that I could view the screen from the bow. I am very tall, but so is the Redfisher console. A 9" GPS/FF on top of my console blocks too much of my view when running. If anyone has a solution, I am all ears. Otherwise, I think flush mounting is better in my case.
  3. 2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    Looks good Gus - as said above, better than new. I would even venture to say that you will probably notice a more solid feel/sound in the ride, when running at speed, on top of a chop. Not that the ride isn't already awesome in a MA 18!
  4. Finally an HPX18 owner

    She is a beauty! All of it is - the boat, the truck, the garage, and the redfish on fly. Looks like you appreciate the finer things. Gary
  5. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16 ( with pics now)

    Just some thoughts, for what it's worth... Lurem and I both tried the PTR3 on our RF 16s with 115s and it was not a good fit. If you want to stay with a 3-blade, ask Marcus about the new PRO3 that has been in development for a while now. Not sure if it has been officially released. Another Powertech prop I always wanted to try was the NRS3 in 19 pitch or maybe even 18 pitch. The 115 SHO likes a prop that will reach 6300 to 6400 RPM at WOT, aired out - and without vent ports drilled in it. You will be impressed with the difference in speed and fuel economy. Your prop slip numbers should be at 6% or less with your setup. Hope this helps.
  6. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16 ( with pics now)

    Good choice IMO. 4 inch setback is not enough for a Redfisher unless you go with the Atlas Micro Jacker. Awesome!
  7. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16 ( with pics now)

    Which make and model (size) hydraulic jack plate did you buy?
  8. 2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    Looks great Gus! Nice work!
  9. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16 ( with pics now)

    That looks great! Exciting, no doubt! Looking forward to more pics and video.
  10. Hull pad?

    They are different boats. I know I'm not comparing apples to apples. IMO, there's a fine line between just the right amount of vee for a soft ride, and enough lift for better speed, efficiency and stability. The HPX 18 has it all. The flat pad on the keel is just one part of the whole package, but it helps.
  11. Hull pad?

    The HPX-V 18 has a flat pad on the keel - not sure about the HPX 17. Dabear has the same motor on his HPX-V 18 as I have on my RF 16 (Yama VF115). His boat runs near 4 MPH faster than mine at WOT, when he's running up on the pad. Weight and hull design are factors as well.
  12. Hull pad?

    Hurricane, I think you DO have a clue and your explanation is spot-on! Here's a snapshot showing the pad on the keel of a **brand bay boat. This particular boat has a 19 degree deadrise, so it's not a super deep vee, but more vee than a flats or bass boat. However, the pad allows it to jump up on plane with minimal bow rise, and it creates significant lift, for speed and efficiency. The pad also helps prevent porpoising too, so less need for trim tabs to stabilize the ride.
  13. Awesome! Please let us know the results when you run the new prop.
  14. That's the same gear ratio as my Yamaha 115 SHO, on a Redfisher 16. I'm running a Merc Spitfire X7 13 x 17p. I can get 49 MPH at 6400 RPM with a light load, so it might work well with your setup. Hole shot is the best out of many props tested. I have also heard good reports on the Solas HR Titan 4 (or Rubex HR 4) which comes in a 13 x 17p and 13.25 x 15p. A good rule of thumb is 1/4" more diameter equals about 2/3" more pitch. Like Muddy says - you are on the right track! Good luck! Edit: I should clarify the diameter to pitch comparison... I should have said: A good rule of thumb is 1/4" more diameter absorbs the torque of about 2/3" more pitch.
  15. What's the gear ratio and maximum recommended RPMs for your motor?