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Everything posted by lurem

  1. West Coast Florida Service Recommendations

    I personally like technician Joe Malcom @ Family boating on W. Tyson ave. I believe he is also a master tech with Yamaha (he was before).
  2. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO

  3. 17' Maverick MA prop suggestion

    Rick, That looks like the testing Robert (member buttapollock101 ) did when he got his F115. Marlinsurfteam , you may want to shoot him a PM as he is very meticulous and spent quite a bit of time with his 17' Maverick
  4. 23 HPS // 250 SHO

    EXCELLENT write up and fantastic results. Frustrating and satisfying all in the same sentence but when you find the needle in the haystack things are golden!
  5. I shop at home depot frequently and there policy is the same. Within 30-60 days (not exactly sure) they will cover the product sold in house, after that you contact the manufacturer of the item purchased and the manufacturer covers the item for whatever warranty period they offer.
  6. BBO, In your pictures (may be the angle you took them too) but it looks like they can be tuned for better performance. before trying a longer actuator go to the LENCO site and read the installation page. Your blade should be 3/8" from the bottom of the hull at the hinge and 5/8" inch (9" tab) at the rear or 3/4" on a 12" tab when properly set up. By checking and setting the proper height settings you may not have to buy longer actuators only adjust them. Worth a shot to measure them before you spend money. read the link below to make sure of which style you have and which measurement pertains to your tab. http://www.lencomarine.com/index.php/products/trim-tabs/standard-mount
  7. No worries, I saw where he posted first and everything is cool. Dale
  8. If qwackerwacker falls through I would like to get it from you Dale
  9. East Tampa Bay?

    oh crap, there goes the neighborhood!! haha just kidding! Come on over!
  10. Last nights dinner

  11. Yamaha outboard help

    When you describe it like that it sounds like a loose wire somewhere.
  12. WTB Yamaha Talon SS / SS4

    Sure is purty!! Definitely waiting to hear your report on the 21 pitch.
  13. Stereo Systems for MA17

    I personally like the JL audi systems, they rock. If you are only going with 2 speakers (7.7) instead of 4 speakers you can get the 200/2 marine amp and save $100 bucks +/-. I believe the 200 and 400 watt marine amp put out 75 watts per channel @ 4 ohms, the speakers are rated for 100W per channel Granted 4 speakers and a 400/4 amp is the real deal, but you have not mentioned price.
  14. Porpoising Redfisher

    J.N. The PTC is a good prop, at least it was on my Ma 18.5, why not send it out and have it reconditioned and tuned up?
  15. All new Pathfinder 2005

    Both Dabear and Geeviam have great points about pockets in the rear. I think both of you are right but I wonder about the design and size of the pockets on different models. I have a 16' boat and my pocket size looks to be the same size and dimensions as my friends 22' pathfinder? If this takes away from buoyancy and cause porpoising issues then why wouldn't the 16' boat have a smaller pocket? I think Dabear has a small pocket and he has an 18' (HPX) boat which is in the middle of the two mentioned above. Do HPX's have porpoising issues? Would a smaller pocket like on the HPX be better on my 16' RF so it would not porpoise like it does but still let me run my engine higher and get the benefits of a pocket drive? You mentioned action craft starting the pocket drive and I know people with them. They have never mentioned porpoising issues with there pocket drive boats. Lots of questions and theories about why our boats porpoise like they do and its not just one or two boats or models. As for jackplates, all boats I have get jackplates and trim tabs. It's like buying a new truck, first thing you do is shop for bigger wheels and tires and tint the windows.
  16. Let me know how that prop runs once you get it dialed in. Those are on my 'watch' list to try. Would you report here with your results or send me a PM when you get done?
  17. Spray rail and prop for sale

    I am interested in that Yamaha prop if it is in good shape. I sent you a pm with my number.
  18. Purchase Question

    http://shurflo.com/marine-products/more-marine-products/water-system-accessories/raw-water-strainers Is this what you mean? This looks like the company. Maybe give them a call and see if you can get the clear part.

    Could those lines that run parallel be from loading and unloading on the trailer bunks?
  20. I would think it would be a prop issue. /some props ventilate worse than others when trimming the engine. I know on my boat the Powertech SCD model only works when it is trimmed all the way down. one bump of the trim button and it blows out. Ask the installing dealer if you try a different prop configuration.
  21. 1991 Hewes Bonefisher for sale

    WOW, what classic lines! NICE! GLWS
  22. Are you looking for a 2 stroke or 4 stroke 115 or either?
  23. Loving my RF18

    These are great boats for the west coast of Florida. I will keep an eye out for you on the water as we are out all the time.
  24. Re-power my 2006 Redfisher 16 ( with pics now)

    That is a great looking boat! You did a fantastic job and I like the look with the polling platform.
  25. Hewes 18 Redfisher Prop Results

    Tinker away! Raising the engine one notch at a time will make small changes and will not hurt as you can lower it back down if it has adverse effects. You can raise and lower the motor in your garage with a floor jack, small piece of flat wood, wrenches, sealant to re seal the holes and using the tongue jack on your trailer. PM me if you want the details and I will call you. It may get the extra RPM's you want, but may cause it to blow out. Just have to try it and see. you commented "If you over trim these boats they seem to want to hop". When I run I trim as high as I can till I get a little hop then 'barely' bump the trim tab button. Not enough to slow me down but just enough to settle the nose. That way you can cruise faster and keep the motor trimmed for better efficiency (sp?). Give it a try and see if it works for you.