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About mulligan

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    Hewes owner
  • Birthday 02/08/1976


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    Golf course superintendent
  • Location
    New Port Richey, FL
  • Full Name
    Rick Hammond
  1. Smith optics warranty

    Just though I would share my experience with a warranty claim on a pair of Smiths I have. I have had a pair of Smith glasses for a few years after getting fed up with brand X falling apart. About 2 years of everyday hard use my Smiths starting getting small scratch like marks on the lens that did not look like normal scratches. I took a picture and sent an email to them to ask if they would be covered under their warranty. That same day I got a response back saying that they would have to see the glasses to determine if it was covered or not which is what I was expecting. There is no fee to have the glasses looked at like some of the other companies so all it cost me was a few bucks in shipping. So off the glasses went. Going by the tracking number my glasses were to be there by the end of the day on a Tuesday and when I woke up Wednesday, 3:30AM, I had an email saying they had received them and they were indeed covered. I was not expecting to hear from them so fast nor really expecting them to be covered since they looked like scratches. I have sent pairs of brand X back that had clear defects and was told it was my fault they were like that and be out $$ for shipping and inspection. I even sent a second email to ask about their new Chromapop glass lens as I had to pick new glasses out as they do not make the ones I sent in and got an answer within hours. I can say I have been pleased with their glass and very pleased with their service.
  2. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    Dang! I crawled under the boat to look at the cheesegrater and never realized how set in it is. I could not measure both sides due to the trailer bunks but the front was in .1” and the rear .25” and right inline with the outside of the prop.
  3. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    Did your buddy do anything with the tabs or just the grate?
  4. How are you cleaning up wiring 1997 Bayfisher

    Advil and an icepack!
  5. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    That is awesome! Hope you buy him a nice lunch. Can you elaborate on the grate maybe with a pic? No matter what prop I run or the work done to them my slip numbers are always on the high side. I always just thought it was the hull.
  6. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Thanks for taking the time to answer some questions and giving great inside about what goes on. I do have a question in regards to warranty or how Yamaha reads the ECU for a warranty claim. If someone were to purchase a 4.2 of any HP rating and purchase the tune along with the hardware to flash it and return to stock if need be how does Yamaha see the ECU? Do they see that it has been flashed and returned to stock or do they just read the stock numbers? Are error codes kept when it is returned to stock? Could they see if it has been running at 6400 RPM? Just wondering if for an extra $1k you can still have the tune AND warranty. I currently do not have a SHO but if I were to drop $20k on a motor and have something major go wrong with a new motor it would hurt the checkbook. Trust me I hear what you are saying about the why wait to have fun but it is a gamble.
  7. Older hull recommendations for Tampa Bay

    What about an older Bonfisher or Redfisher (lappy era)? They handle chop well, can be poled, and a 16' will get you your sub 12". The ride is close to the MA but you will get some spray in crosswinds. I have not been on a Mirage but would guess it would have a smoother ride but would not be as quiet or as easy on the pole.
  8. Latch key

    Not that this is a fix for your key but... My rod lockers did the same thing of course the first time it did it the key was in the truck and the rods in the locker and I was miles from my truck. I just put some silicone on the locking tab. I don't lock them but if I want to it will still lock.
  9. Water Witch Bilge Switch

    I have had one on my boat for about 5 years, Rule auto to a dump and bypassed it. I have the 100 series as that is what they recommended to me. It has always worked without a problem. Good customer service and tech support, real people on the phone. I do clean the sensor from time to time just to be safe as mine is mounted not to far from my oil tank.
  10. Helm Wheel Nut Stuck

    Depending on the type of wheel a puller may or may not fit. If it does fit just get it tight, maybe a couple turns past finger tight, then like HoneyB said a good strike on the back of the puller and it should pop off.
  11. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    It has been awhile since I ran it. I think it did okay with the plate around 2 which was also about where it liked to be run but was not the gripiest prop by any means. With a normal load it ran about 65-66 @ 55oo or so. I do remember it being a handful to drive with that prop.
  12. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    Shane, I have a Yamaha T1 25 if he wants to give that a try.
  13. Irrigation motor muff

    I have the same tub as the one above for my VZ250 which has the low water pickup so normal muffs don't work. For the smaller gearcases I had I used a 55gal drum cut in half. I still have the half drum if you want it. Those collapsible bags look nice.
  14. SHO lower unit dark metallic blue paint

    Also if you take a sample to some NAPAs they will color match and put in a spray can for you.
  15. SHO lower unit dark metallic blue paint

    Not sure if it is the same as mine but when I had paint mixed to shot my cowl it came back with a 2010 Mercedes paint code.