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About dabear

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    fishing/stock cars
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    Valrico Fl
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    Joe Raimondo
  1. Well I've been replaced lol

    Alan Jackson’s Daddy let me drive song has always brought back some fantastic memories for me . My Dad had a 75 Johnson on a 18 foot Saber boat . If I started not feeling great he would let me sit on top of the seat and I would drive that thing . It did make me feel like a King . He did the same thing in the car I would drive down all the dirt roads in the field between 65th street in Hialeah and Opo-Locka AirPort miles of dirt roads way before the park or airport enlarged in the early 60’s . I really would feel like the king of the world .Boy I miss that man . Thanks for the memory’s .
  2. Brunswick buys Power Products

    there may also be a possibility that divorce rates could start rising among boat buyers due to the increase in prices .
  3. Well I've been replaced lol

    Djohnson , looks like Santa may need to start looking for a fly rod and reel to fit that boys hands soon . That picture says it all . That’s one happy boy .
  4. 2004 MA 18’ 2017 Mercury 150 fourstroke

    Wow very impressive that’s a big ole heavy boat .That boat is known for its smooth ride not blazing speed ,looks like yours has both . The Yamaha performance bulletin which are known to be on the high side with MPH numbers ran 54. Something with a f150 , one battery , no trolling motor , one person and a 21 pitch prop . Bulletin said weight tested like 2500 plus lbs . I would be surprised if a few 18 MA owners are not asking you about your prop and set up . 63 in a 18MA with a 150 that’s a good number for a HPX with a 150 .
  5. 2004 MA 18’ 2017 Mercury 150 fourstroke

    That’s impressive numbers what 2 stroke was on it ?
  6. 2004 MA 18’ 2017 Mercury 150 fourstroke

    Wow that’s like 2 % prop slip with a 1.92 to 1 gear ratio and a 21 pitch prop turning 5700 RPM that’s the best prop slip number I have ever seen and 58 MPH out of a 18 master angler is like 4 mph faster than have heard of . Is that speed from a GPS ? If I had a set up that had 2% slip I would live with the noise and enjoy the speed . Very impressive speed ,
  7. What to do??

    Dino this should be a picture of your 18 RF 2003 RedFisher from the old brochure (says light tackle boats on 2002 brochure).I am pretty sure the new Cad design hull came out in 2002 as per brochure . You got your 18 the same year I ordered my 16 RF 2003 ,( picture of it above )this was seven years before I ordered my 2010 HPX . All great boats and all do some things better than others . Like Geeviam said the RF bottom has a fair amount of V in the rear , it has a V where the 18 HPX has a pad . They made the V in the RedFisher because the average RedFisher guy ask about ride . Cutting thru a 2 foot swell may be more important to the RedFisher guy than a holeshot in shallow water or riding on top of the water on the pad to gain speed is to a HPX guy . They are all designed to fit the needs of different types of fisherman . Like the video said the HPX is a sports car . Different boats for different folks only time people are not happy is when they buy a boat that is made to do something other than what they want to do with it 90% of the time . A motor home would not handle very good racing on a road course but you don’t want to live and eat in a Porsche 911 for a week on vacation .
  8. WTB Yamaha Talon SS / SS4

    Mulligan this new prop took a ride south and has been visiting the Ellenton area for the last few days not sure when it will be ready to come back home . Sometimes things stay in that area awhile. I am not in a hurry so when ever it’s ready to come home is fine with me. Not sure if I will ever send a prop to Texas for a “Texas tinker” again . There may have been a Texas tinker cover up .
  9. motor height question. 2 methods, conflicting results

    Ok HoneyB your right I did miss the point that you where making my mistake ,
  10. motor height question. 2 methods, conflicting results

    That’s a lot of a speed gain , What about lifting it 2 inches would that speed double ? Are these real world numbers from your own testing ?
  11. WTB Yamaha Talon SS / SS4

    Sounds like djohnson finally had some good luck and a prop he got from Canada hooks his boat up great 👍👍👍👍 You got to like those old Yamaha pro series.
  12. WTB Yamaha Talon SS / SS4

    Looks like the search for the perfect prop may be over for djohnson . I am sure he will fill in the dots I am so happy for him. Getting a new boat to ride and perform great has to make your day .👍👍
  13. WTB Yamaha Talon SS / SS4

    Sure looks great !!!!
  14. WTB Yamaha Talon SS / SS4

    You are over due for some good luck with this prop hunt .
  15. WTB Yamaha Talon SS / SS4

    geeviam , do you know of anyone they may have a used Talon 3 blade 20 pitch for sale that djohnson5198 could get his hands on ? He is really having a rough time hunting for the perfect prop . Some are no longer made others are on back order some company’s are not answering e mails , he keeps on running into dead end streets .