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Everything posted by dabear

  1. New Fishing Buddy

    Good looking fishing partner , will Maggie May be fishing off the front or rear ? Be careful with your new buddy we took my wife minature toy puddle to Flamingo a long time ago 14 years and it walked off the front of my 16 RF and sank fast almost didn’t get it in time . That was that dogs last fishing trip .
  2. Improved Cheese Grater

    A true speed freak would need a shut off grater plate . It would be possible to make a lexan cheese grater plate with all the holes needed for your livewell to perform and drain great when you are using your livewell . Than on that rare occasion when you wouldn’t be using the live well and wanted to try and get every possible MPH out of your fishing boat. You could place the plate in the closed position before putting the boat in the water. This lexan plate would be shorter than the lower plate so it could slide into position to open and close all the holes in the cheese grater. The upper plate would be able to slide forward to open water holes in that position all the holes would be a exact match , There would be four screws in a slot that could be loeesened to let the upper plate move back covering all holes in that closed position the plate would slide into the closed position in the slot than you could tighten the screws down . The plate would be able to slide forward with the screws in the slot than when in full open and full closed position the plate would move to the side that way when screws are tight in could not move . Joe R
  3. What did you do to your boat today?

    Outlaw didn’t you work at Frank and Jimmys in like 2003 or 2004 when we got our 16 RF with 115 2 strokes out do I you mixed up with another guy in Ft.Lauderdale . Back when my RedFisher was named FLAT OUT and the other 16 RF was something like No Ex Hewes . Joe R
  4. Dale remember we raise the trim tabs higher on my RF and you said you did your bay fisher way back in 2004 seen minimal speed gain , remember I even removed mine and wet tested to see if there was a speed gain with out tabs to make sure there wasn’t a drag . If they are low you can’t get the boat out of the water . The ones under the boat that don’t stick out the back like our 16 RF did are usually good to go if the don’t drop below the bottom of the hull when in the fully up position .
  5. Improved Cheese Grater

    Doing a water test and temporarily blocking a couple more holes each test while taking notes to see how the amount and placement of the temporarily closed holes would effect the live well operation , boat handling and speed would be give you a fairly accurate idea of what type of plate design may work best for you . We all use our boats and live wells different. That may be a interesting way to see how hole placement and amounts may change things . This could save someone interested in building a new plate some test and tune time perfecting a plate to fill your needs without having to worry about filling in screw holes or using larger screws .
  6. Improved Cheese Grater

    Make sure you use good 200 MPH tape because there will be a lot of resistance from water pressure. I bet you would see a performance gain if you completely blocked off the sea chest area, as soon as that tape gets loose it’s going to have a opposite effect on performance and should slow that RF down from that added drag of the tape . Should be a interesting experiment . Wont be much of a fishing boat with out s live well but you can’t have everything . How much longer until that 16 RF is ready to go with your new VF115 ?
  7. Improved Cheese Grater

    linesider 159 It is almost unheard of to get massive speed gains from a inexpensive bolt on item that can be adjusted or replaced fairly easy so this post has got attention from any speed junky willing to spend a afternoon on his back . Don’t know how many will actually do it but it has a few thinking about it . linesider what was the speed increase that you experienced changing nothing but the cheese grater ? I know that the stainless steel oval shape cheese grater on my HPX is a lot smaller than the RF design . Mine is a 6 “ X 4” oval shape with 22 holes all in a angle to scoop water in holes in front are a little smaller than the ones in the rear . I don’t believe my grater touches the water when the boat is wide open and riding on the pad . The grater on my HPX is level with the hull in the front and the screw holes are recessed and the five mounting screw heads are not sticking up they are level with the plate .
  8. Improved Cheese Grater

    I would like to place a order for one Gary M hi performance cheese grater, for a 2010 HPX . I wanted the smoked clear lean model .
  9. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16 ( with pics now)

    Great that looks way better than the modified old wedge I have been using . Thanks for the video and your time .
  10. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16 ( with pics now)

    rdupre , is that the part # that you ordered for your VF 115 SHO ? Does the Motor Mate stay attached to the motor and hang down until needed or do you only have it on when in tow ? Do you have a picture of it installed on your SHO ?
  11. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16 ( with pics now)

    Outlaw unfortunately you won’t be able to use the same wedge that was on your old 2 stroke tlrb115 motor , the SHO went to a single ram one the ways they trimmed some weight and made things lighter than the older 4 strokes . The single ram has another type of wedge . I cut a slot in my old wedge from my F150 and have been using it for a year , I really need to order the wedge for my SHO some day . When is the Estimated time on your first time out with that brand new VF115 ?
  12. HPX V 18 - Test Run?

    Pretty much everything was changed the only thing the same is the name 18 HPX the 2009 and Up is a little longer , it is a lot more narrow , the live bait well is way larger on the newer design , the motor sits in a diff location the old design the motor was mounted forward of the trans. . The newer design is less weight . It is a totally redesigned hull . The ride and performance is much diff between the two boats . They are as different as a first generation Camaro to the second generation Camaro . Night and a Day . It may be worth your time to check out Family Boating of Tampa the owner Paul could fill in all the blanks he knows both hull designs and may even have what your hunting for . Joe R
  13. HPX V 18 - Test Run?

    The 2005 HPX 18 won’t be the same hull as the 2010 HPX 18 . Don’t want to get the two mixed up they don’t ride or perform the same . I think the new style hull came out in 2009 on the HPX .
  14. 2003 16’ Redfisher repower

    Sounds like you may be back on the water soon . I hope your new motor works fantastic and last as long or longer than your TLRB115 2 stroke did . It is not fun spending the money for a new motor but it will sure be nice burning way less gas, with a smooth running , dependable smokeless better smelling quiet brand new good looking 115 horses hanging on the back of that 16RF .
  15. Need jack plate help/advice

    Wire job looks good to me plus if you ever have another faulty relay problem again in the future changing a relay would not end your day . Good job 👍
  16. Bait well LED light

    My HPX has a clear LED light mounted on the floor in the livewell from the factory works well it has a separate switch to turn the light on .
  17. Yamaha outboard parts

    www.partVu.com . Check them out .
  18. Help with Yamaha Fuel Gauge

    Many years ago I had a 2003 16 ft RedFisher and the fuel tank sending unit had a swind arm type sender with the float on the end of the arm and it would bind and hang fairly often . I replaced it with a Moeller non swing arm sender the float was a round float the circled a tube The was built into the sender , I could trust the new sender . Fuel flow meters are more accurate if you really want a fuel amount that you can trust .
  19. Smith optics warranty

    I am not sure if both me and my wife have been lucky or what but our Costa Del Mar’s have took a beating and keep on ticking .
  20. Smith optics warranty

    It is always great to hear about a place that has outstanding customer service , Smith glasses , Power Pole , Family Boating Center ,and Sweat Water Music are four company’s that I have heard or have experienced great customer service with. It’s always great to hear about good things that are happening in today’s world .
  21. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Simmon you said that all the about modifications meet all Australian design rules , do they meet all US federal emission laws for marine outboards and is it ok to use on a recreational boat or is there a waiver that has to be filled out before your company does a reflash ? I was told the before Nizpro does a reflash on a Yamaha you had to sign a waiver that says Nizpro is not responsible for any performance and / warranty issues . Is there any type of guaranteed MPH gain doing a 225 reflash without raising the factory max RPM rev limiter ? If so what is the min MPH increase that I would see ?
  22. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Good answer I would never tell you not to do what your Dad suggest . If you get time look it up just for your own knowledge than listen to your Dad . No need to keep going on this subject sometimes things get ugly and non productive. Have a great day .
  23. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    You may want to ask CAA and EPA about DPF and about anyone removing emissions from a car or truck that will be drove on public highway . CCA section 203 . Look up company’s that are being fined for selling kits to change diesel emissions . The company’s are trying to avoid breaking federal standards by only selling kits to race trucks and other trucks that the buyer says will not use these parts on public highways . I am not making this stuff up check it out . Ask if it is legal to modify or remove the emission system on your truck .
  24. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    I thought that the outboards had to meet fuel flow and air flow calibrations and that was why the motors rated less HP where detuned to meet the Goverments standards . I think 40 CFR 1065.220 was for testing fuel flow and 1065.225 was for testing air flow . I thought the lower HP motors where de-tuned to fall into the proper emission window for that HP . We could change these settings for test purposes only unless the manufacturer had a TSB or recall to recalibrate the ECU ,PCM , or BCU . Off road non emission cars you could get a adjustable piggy back computer and play with gas air exhaust ignition timing curves and base timing trans shift points because they did not have to meet any emission standards. Glade the outboards don’t have to fall into there advertised HP by 10% . Lap it Up thanks for your time and fairly simple answer .
  25. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Welcome to the forum and thanks for answering some of our many questions . Is it legal to modify a new outboard motor on a recreational boat ? Most Yamaha motors have a extended warranty that is a lot longer than 36 months which means we would be giving up many years of warranty coverage for performance as you know these motors are no longer a few thousand dollars they cost some serious money. In the past I have modified every boat I have had and years of modified stock cars , but I do not modify my street vehicles or my new boat motors because for emission reasons . Do you have to sign a waiver saying this motor will be use for racing only ? I am aware that Florida no longer test emissions but working in the antomotive field for over 30 years I also am aware that altering a federal emission standard is not a great idea ask Volkswagen . I thought that outboards started to fall into the federal emission standards in 2010 , I am not as familiar with the outboard emission laws as the auto manufacturers but didn’t think you could up hp rating more than 10% of what the advertised HP was . Simmon it is really great getting answers about your product directly from you . Thanks for your time and answers .