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Capt. Troy

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About Capt. Troy

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    master angler
  • Birthday 10/01/1959


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    Florida Native<br /> Fishing Guide 15 years<br /> First husband and wife team to ever make the top 5 in the FLW Redfish events.
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    Fishing and Hunting
  • Location
    Tampa Bay Area
  1. 20% off one time Yeti @ Dick's Sporting goods

    No stones thrown here cause I wouldn't have told anybody. I wouldn't tell anybody I went to Dicks either.
  2. Improved Cheese Grater

    I doubt any coating is gonna stay on the screws. They sit on wet saltwater carpeted bunks. Even 316 will succumb to that sooner or later.
  3. Improved Cheese Grater

    It's a lot easier to drill holes than it is to fill holes. Baby steps on the drilling fellas.
  4. Improved Cheese Grater

    Gotcha! Struggling I can see.
  5. Improved Cheese Grater

    But where does the air come from. I could see the pump cavitation but it is still drawing from an area that should not have air. The sea chest is below the water line, no air there sitting still. Got to have air to get bubbles and the only time I get them is running or in a good chop from air getting under the hull. Never sitting still unless a strainer O ring or something is leaking.
  6. Improved Cheese Grater

    Something doesn't sound right. I can see the small holes creating a restriction sitting still but the air portion has me wondering if you have a leak on the suction side of the pump. I dunno!
  7. All Carbon Infused Pathfinder 2300HPS

    Move this to the General Forum. And what happened to the 26 foot MA?
  8. Gas shock brackets

    Won't work for the front hatch. No Lip like that to attach. Too far back on that hatch. It ain't the shock it's the mount. The link provided for the above is great for factory mounts. If you add them the stroke and length go by the mounting position. Most require the 30 lb psi shock to do the job. As an add it is rocket science for stroke and length and position for the mount. Hard to look in there when the hatch is closed to accommodate length and stroke. You miss and it will open but won't close. Compressed closure is critical for a add on.
  9. Tampa Bay gags on fire

    Wish it would lay down a little to get offshore. Between inshore trips on the good weather days and the wind I have yet to do the shallow water grouper thing this fall. Nice gags there for sure!
  10. Improved Cheese Grater

    Can't wait to hear the results as I know you try to get the most out of your rig. I like Mulligans Alabama Chrome, AKA duct tape.
  11. Improved Cheese Grater

    The light bulb just came on. The hull molds were designed for the plastic plates of which their thickness is greater than the SS plates and is why the SS plates are not flush. That is why that lip at the back is there creating drag.
  12. Improved Cheese Grater

    I was gonna try this then realized it may effect the ability to back down when I Marlin fish out of the Maverick. In all honesty I really don't believe this item will have that much effect for most. It may effect some hulls more than others and based on what I have seen the grater OEM install is less than consistent from one hull to the next. It's not like they blueprint the bottom of these boats. Then of course there is the chance that the trailer bunks may have bent it slightly or a little more caulk on install raised the plate slightly from the running surface. I'm not gonna get upside down to see unless my bait starts dying.
  13. need help with final upgrade

    Who needs a boat with a buck like that. Looks like one from the black belt region.
  14. Improved Cheese Grater

    I went back and edited my post. To add this. Edit to add, I can see that plate in a chop seeing some air then water then air and so on. Kinda like havin brakes applied every second on the right side of you car at 50 MPH. It may be what your feeling the most in your improvements.
  15. Improved Cheese Grater

    Copy that. I also look at the Grater as it appears to be stamped Stainless. The stamping leaves a some what flat spot at the back of the hole. I see that as much more drag than a drilled angled hole. It's not a straight path for the water it's more of a dead head for the water to strike. Kinda of like putting a 45 degree fitting in a water pipe. There will be some losses to flow. There are 45 of those little water losses on that plate. Edit to add I can see that plate in a chop seeing some air then water then air and so on. Kinda like havin brakes applied every second on the right side of you car at 50 MPH.