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Everything posted by dabear

  1. Best Prop foe a Yamaha 115 FS

    Marcus, I can not and wont speak for Dale . Geeviam (Gary )said he would run the 19 on his new RF 16 with SHO 115 and can tell you what he thinks . I am not interested in testing a 19 pitch because its a little small for my set up. How ever I am very interested in a PRD3-21 or even a PRD3-20 pitch . I will test either prop if you just need feedback about how it works on the 18 HPX- SHO VF 115 combo but most likely wont be able to make a WOT run with a 19 without being on the rev limiter. Let me know when these things are for sale or if you need a test run and results with this prop on a 18 HPX / 115 SHO combo I sent a e mai to your work e mail . Thanks for your offer . Joe R
  2. If a member answered questions on this forum and who ever is in charge of the forum didnt like the way it was answered how would they try and correct the problem ? Would they say something on the forum or would they send the member a private message or would they contact this member using a private e mail ? If they sent a e mail would who ever handles things like this say what the problem is and who they are and how they want to fix it ? Joe Raimondo
  3. In the tampa bay , south shore area , what wind direction will make the tide level way lower than the tide charts suggest ? Also what wind direction will stall the incoming tide ? If low tide should be -6 at 7:00 AM and at 9:30 its even lower what usually will cause that to happen ? Joe R
  4. 2013 Hewes RF 16 engine mounting height

    Hope that prop is the one !
  5. 2013 Hewes RF 16 engine mounting height

    geevian , good point life is not as simple as it was years ago . Lots of toys to play with .
  6. 2013 Hewes RF 16 engine mounting height

    Good point .😊
  7. 2013 Hewes RF 16 engine mounting height

    It could be a dream job .
  8. Deep cycle or dual purpose battery for 18.5 MA

    Agree X2. May want to check your charging system .
  9. To Cover or Not?

    The only time my boat is in the sun is when we are fishing. That sun will age the boat as fast is it ages us if we are in it everyday all day long . Joe R
  10. New to me first maverick

    Thats a nice riding Maverick . Have fun be safe . Joe R
  11. Everyone underestimates draft

    RedfishRippn , the motor guide machete lll that I have is a black plastic . If I am the only one using it the plastic motorguide machete lll last me for years. Unless we fish out of town we seldom fish in weeds . We fish lots of mangrove root areas . Is that aluminum prop made by motorguide ?
  12. Everyone underestimates draft

    I run the machete lll because it works well shallow , motorguide does may a 2 blade weedless prop called a Safari that looks like the kipawa , I didnt like the safari weedless two blade because it was noisey when I ran the TM shallow .
  13. Everyone underestimates draft

    Dont you guys adjust your trolling motors ? I am always adjusting it up or down to off set weight in the boat and water conditions If I am fishing in calm water with myself and one angler (90%of the time) I will raise my TM until the tip of the blade is only a inch and a half under water if needed to get over shallow areas and Use the TM at lower speeds tp move around . The round anode on my Motor Guide TM shaft is a little less than 11 inches from the bottom of the skeg , I usually run my motor with that anode just under water . Thats set up works on my 18HPX VF115 combo . Joe R
  14. MA 17 and Yamaha F115 Setup

    3 blade powertech PTR 17 or 18 worked well on that set up years ago .
  15. Opening Day

    Nice snook and a even better that you released that bad boy . Joe R
  16. Tampa bay tide Guru's

    Great idea except 95% of the time when the boat goes out grand ma is in it . She is my fishing partner , she loves it and is good at it . When we take the grand kids its usually a week end trip that is there day to fish .Just as much fun helping/watching them fish . Week day short peaceful trips are usually for the wife and I . ( just need to time the tides better) That was a good idea flatsdoctor ( my grand son would love it) did that with our kids a couple times a million years ago .😊
  17. Tampa bay tide Guru's

    Yesterdays tide at the rail road tracks and the little manatee river was almost a full foot more water and almost a hour early . I checked the NOA chart that hurricance suggested and old tampa tides where off almost the same amount . Thanks again Hurricane for the info .
  18. Tampa bay tide Guru's

    Thanks Capt.Troy that's good helpful information . Joe R j
  19. Tampa bay tide Guru's

    Dale thanks ✌
  20. Tampa bay tide Guru's

    We have three grand kids that live with us , they go to elementary and middle school . Schools start and stop at different times, we get them ready drop them off and pick them up gives us 45 mins each way to ramp and back home 1/2 hour to clean boat and 3 hrs to fish . Being a full time grand parent kind of changes what you would think being retired is . Not a lot of fun but best thing for these kids . Hurricane thanks for the noa info I have seen that many times but never really looked at the actual and observed tide graph , I guess if your not looking for it you can miss it .I did . Thanks I will keep a eye on the two graphs . Joe R Thanks
  21. Tampa bay tide Guru's

    Hurricane , the last 10 months since I retired I have a very narrow window of opportunity(3 hrs.) that I can fish On week days so I have been watching tides and times very close . With all the windy days we have had the last few weeks the times and water levels have been way off . Todays tide was way lower and later than the charts . They where so low that after looking at bull frog creek we made a U turn and headed back home .
  22. Tampa bay tide Guru's

    Thanks Don V . I asked Capt. Matt Ercoli and he answered my e mail the same time you answered on the forum . My tide chart times and water level have been off almost as often as they have been correct . I thank you both for the information . Joe R
  23. Service Shout Outs

    Anyone further north in the Tampa Bay area should check out Family Boating Center for anything from a repower to basic maint . Joe R