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Everything posted by lurem

  1. Electric Outboards

    Saw this on one of the websites I visit. Looks like it is in its infancy but coming along. https://www.geekwire.com/2018/seattles-pure-watercraft-set-deliver-electric-outboard-motors-new-boost-battery-pack/
  2. Improved Cheese Grater

    To bad the sea chests are not uniform from boat to boat so they could be mass produced. I have had offers to make them with a CNC machine and a 3D printer from different people but I do not have exact measurements and I am no engineer. it looks like they would all take adjusting to fit each individual boats sea chest from what most are saying that have made them. However, they are working on the carbon fiber boat on the other thread and I am sure they have some scraps here and there. Come to think of it Skip owes me a favor for helping him out a while back. I am going leave room in my stocking for a custom carbon fiber grate from him.
  3. Improved Cheese Grater

    Let me see if I can clarify what I wrote. When sitting still the pump would pump a full stream of water then taper off to a light stream or dribble, then the pump would catch some water and pump at full flow again continuously. I was thinking that the holes in the grater were to small and the sea chest could not refill fast enough. I see where Geeviam says I need to go with vertical holes instead of larger angled holes. He needs to type faster as I already drilled angled holes!! haha Again me getting my thoughts to paper is tough for an old guy like me. On the trim tabs, I always have to use my tabs at cruising speeds to keep my boat from porpoising. It has done it since brand new no matter which prop I run. Sunday I was at cruising speeds and my boat did not porpoise like it has in the past. It may not be all gone but this is a huge improvement. As for speeds, it was a little choppy for me, but I did notice a 1-1.5 mph increase with the prop I ran that day running with him across the bay..
  4. Improved Cheese Grater

    Got my plate installed last weekend with the help of Mulligan and took it out this past Sunday to see how it worked. I have the small 4 holes per Gevviam's example. I could definitely tell that I did not have to use my trim tabs and trim as much during the day to keep the boat from hopping. Definitely worth the time and effort! On the holes, mine are to small, they worked ok while running on plane but when sitting still the sea chest would not stay full causing my livewell pump (800 GPH) to fluctuate and *** air then *** water over and over again. When I got home I used the same 4 holes and went a couple drill bit sizes larger and will test again and report back. So far I am excited about this modification! Saw Hurricane on the water and we fished some together and chatted then made the run home back to the ramp.
  5. Improved Cheese Grater

    There are lots of thoughts on the position and angle of the holes. It seems everyone involved in this thread has there own idea of what works best. You and I talked about it when we did mine and went with Geeviam's idea. Making the jig to drill the holes was brilliant I might add! haha I want to wet test mine too, so get yours done and let's get on the water this weekend to see what works and what does not.
  6. Improved Cheese Grater

    Let me know when you are going, I will be out there with my camera.
  7. Improved Cheese Grater

    sign me up! I want to see that!! haha
  8. Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Very nice work!! WTG!!
  9. LOOK AT THE DAY I BOUGHT IT!!!12/03/2005, today is 12/03/2018, 13 years to the day!! Now I believe in the Illuminati!! haha
  10. I had bought a leftover 2003 that looked identical to that and sold it to a guy down south on the west coast after only making about 4 payments on it (DIVORCE). Looks very close to mine and you mentioned that someone added a poling platform. If the FL numbers are the same and it has a PTC 19 pitch 4 blade on it then it may be it.
  11. Linesider159, Did you cut your trim tabs shorter in length as well as raise them? I looked at Mulligans trim tabs (RF21) and his stick out past the vertical shield/cover whereas yours look to be flush with the back.
  12. Improved Cheese Grater

    10minutes!!?? funny guy!!
  13. I wonder if that is my old boat? I sold it to a guy in Ft Meyers and I did not have a platform on it when I bought it off the showroom floor. If it is I am glad to see it is still around. I loved that boat!
  14. Improved Cheese Grater

    I worked with Mulligan this weekend and made one for my RF16. It was a slow and tedious process but we got it done. We thought we were going to make 2, one for him and one for me, His sea chest is in bad shape (crack, uneven, etc) so we did not start on his yet. I did not get a chance to wet test it so I will post an update later. Mine is a smooth fit and started with the 5/16' slanted holes that Geeviam showed in his post.
  15. Improved Cheese Grater

    Would it be possible to mount a flush plate with holes over the existing cheese grate and make it flush then secure it? Like an insert? Maybe use the existing cheese grate mounting holes for the screws and just get longer screws? I am like Mulligan and my 4 bunk trailer makes accessing the cheese grate impossible without some maneuvering of my boat and trailer or removing the bunk like discussed above.
  16. Improved Cheese Grater

    a few of us are in the 50 mph club and can test ours once built, why don't you get one and be the 60 mph club test dummy, er guy!! haha
  17. Improved Cheese Grater

    Troy, looking at the one Linesider159 did looks to have more holes and he had a performance increase. Also, Geeviam says he started with small holes and could make them larger if needed. Y
  18. Power Tech Pro3 Propeller

    I can't remember if you had a jackplate or not but do you think that raising the motor a notch would help to get the RPM"S up?
  19. bumping this to the top, any way we can get a cheese grater thread going? There are quite a few of us interested in this modification.
  20. Pathfinder 2400 fuel tank replacement

    Jack at full throttle powerboats in Jacksonville FLorida is a good fiberglass guy and who Tony at boatronics used when he built a pathfinder. See post number 1. https://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/815501-death-resurrection-my-dream-boat.html
  21. 2003 16’ Redfisher repower

    A new motor is a big chunk of change. I have thought about it myself recently. The one thing that I keep in mind is you will be able to double your range! That new motor should get at least twice as many miles per gallon as yours does now. There is nothing wrong with my two smoker so I am reluctant to buy new. You are in a different situation and seemed to use your boat a lot. We have similar hulls so if you do decide to go to with the SHO motor I am anxious to hear your opinion. These guys got a good thread going on propping an older hull with an SHO if you do decide to repower with the SHO.
  22. need help with final upgrade

    I have complete confidence in Advantage boat works doing it right the first time. I had my boat rewired over 6 years ago and it is still going strong with no wiring issues.
  23. need help with final upgrade

    When I had my boat rewired I used Lou at Advantage Boat works in Tampa. Did great work in a timely fashion. 813.877.1939
  24. Redfisher 16 - Garage Storage Length/Width/Height

    total length from the front of the trailer to the cavitation plate on the engine was 21' 6" with the engine trimmed in. I do not have a swing tongue. I think my trailer is a continental model 1630 maybe? total width from the outer lip of each fender was 8' 6". My guide posts are located just inside the fenders and are lower in total height than the poling platform. My 6' power pole is lower than my poling platform as well. total height of the poling platform from the ground up was 6' 4" with 14" tires (not sure if the tire size makes a difference)