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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. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    Between this post and the Nizpro I know why your in law school. Target rich environment. Just kidding again and LOL. You will have nothing for me soon. Gonna supercharge my SHO on the Maverick. Gonna have Power Tech build me a OFX 30 pitch 5 blade ported and put cushioned seating in my live well. The heck with my passengers, just don't hurt my bait.
  2. Vroom Vroom, 21 Fusion with 250 SHO. UPDATE: 74.6 MPH!

    Baits gonna die The added drag is from picking up water. At 74 MPH the bait is gonna die without helmets anyhow. Just busting chops, but sitting on that leaning post at 74 is for you young thunder cats. One chine dip or a need to turn fast your out of there. Race boats always have the driver low in the cockpit. Never above the gunnels in a seat.
  3. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Fair enough but I still have some things going on in my head about the cause and effects of this process. Like, what are the stresses to the hull when you over HP them. The faster you go the more that engine on the back is trying to tear itself off. Spinning bigger props increases the stress on all the drive components. Kinda Like when the Verados couldn't keep a standard Gen 1 lower unit in one piece. I also wonder why when you get into larger HP and higher torque applications the gear cases "transmissions" are inside the boat because they are large to handle high HP. There not hanging off some drive shaft being drug through the water. Just look at the drive system for the 7 engines. Far from a standard lower unit. I will agree that all the 4.2 blocks are the same as are their lower units and doubt any ill effects would come from taking a 200 HP to a 300 HP if the hull is rated for it. That to include the steering mechanism and a few other things like the jack plate and so on. Some boats become much more of a handful to operate as the max speed increases. A few miles per hour is no big deal but when you start going from 60 to 70 plus MPH in a hull not designed for that speed is where the unknowns come into play. The very competitive HP/weight race is a huge driver in today's outboard market and I find it strange that the big 3 aren't embracing these tweaks. Seems Mercury has gone back to naturally aspirated products for their latest technology. Hey, to each his own and I would never tell anyone what to do with their own boats and engines. I tend to lean to not fooling around too much with my hard earned dollars. Especially where there is hull and engine warranty involved. Lots of good info here none the less.
  4. Careful running early morning

    Page won't load. Did he survive?
  5. Anclote Red Tide

    Dead fish at the north tip of Anclote key and almost killed all my bait at 3 Rooker bar. Hauled tail to the north and spent the trip up there. Fishing was tough but we managed a few.
  6. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Do what you want. I'm good with it. I live in a different world and understand liabilities very well.. When Mr. Lyshon straps this stuff on his boats out of the factory then I'm all in. Skip told you where to find and get these mods and I'm good with it. If it were all that then it would be offered straight from Fort Pierce Florida, Yamaha and so on. Major manufactures have standards to meet. Don't know of a single one that builds state by state to meet EPA regs. They build to meet a standard in the US. There certainly must be a reason in the HP race that power to weight ratios are where they are. I suspect some computer wizard that has never built a *** thing is gonna get all this HP with a program that those with skin in the game can't come up with. Sorry, but I call snake oil.
  7. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Great reply and data you provided. Good stuff. Dragsters and Race cars use the same formula's I believe. I respectfully do not believe that high RPM's equate to longevity. Never worked so far on diesel applications to my knowledge. Are you saying that this programing meets all standards and all the manufacturers of outboard engines refuse to bring these huge gains into their design? Not bashing at all just asking.
  8. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Gonna call BS on this to some degree. I have owned several 2011 and newer 6.7 diesel trucks and a ton of them since 1985 when they were the 6.5 IH. Traded, sold and maintained a fleet of them. I just traded one and had to sign a piece of paper stating the emissions had not been modified to any degree. I shopped around my trade and not a single dealer did not ask if the truck had been deleted. They won't touch one deleted. I could go on for days to try to explain why My 21 MA with a 250 SHO converted to a 450 HP engine is a bad idea.
  9. Nizpro Tune // 250 SHO

    Makes about as much sense as modifying a 2018 F-250 diesel. Delete all the emissions on a truck that many engineers have developed to get what they get out of it. Buy a 70 k truck, delete it and I will catch you at the next traffic light. Cheat that to get What? A non EPA compliant, non warranty item that I wouldn't give you 10 cents on the dollar for. And, I set right next to the Nizpro Yamaha 450 today on the back of David Gauses Boat. Seen it in action several times over the last few months. Does sound cool. Play with this stuff a bit and you might want to look at what is called max hull speed for a fishing boat designed to do much more than go fast. Not even going to get into props, lower units and octane requirements. Performance and efficiency are great. They come at a sacrifice to many different things. Not sure the focus of speed is really where this forums boat builder is right now. The day that any after market add on comes along to meet all the requirements of manufacturing and warranty to turn 200 HP into 300 HP and back it all in for 5 years I'm all ears.

    Thing is Pushing water. Top of the seawall today on the offshore flow side of it. This thing has the gulf swollen. Surge is going to be a a issue.
  11. Best Fluorocarbon Knot?

    Whatever you tie your better pull it to the point of breaking the line. Stuff can unravel it's self if you don't. Tied a lot of knots for Tarpon leaders in 80 and 90 lb Seagar. I have done damage to myself pulling so hard. Wet and pull and make sure the knot comes together and looks right when finished. If it doesn't roll together or looks funny do it again.

    Gonna be a lot of surge with this thing from my area north. No place for the water to go when it gets to the Big Bend.
  13. Catch and release extended

    Just check your fish you catch for distress and don't eat a half a dozen oysters for an appetizer. If that red don't fight throw him back. Remember, cooking does not destroy red tide toxins. Do not ever eat distressed or dead animals regardless of whether red tide is in the area. Consumption of shellfish that are contaminated by K. brevis toxins can cause Neurotoxic Shellfish Poisoning (NSP). NSP symptoms usually appear within a couple of hours of eating contaminated shellfish and they last for a few days. Symptoms can include: gastro-intestinal distress, reversal of hot and cold sensations, headache, chills and generalized muscle weakness.
  14. Catch and release extended

    Very concerning the FWC cherry picked only the 2 inshore fish with gamefish status. The commercially targeted Jacks, Ladyfish Mullet and Sea Trout are in as much trouble as everthing else and are all part of the ecosystem. They should stop all harvest in the areas that have had massive kills. People get all excited about seeing big fish laying on the beaches but forget those big snook were there to spawn and were full of eggs. We have lost a year class of spawn as well as a lot of year of young fish.
  15. Catch and release extended

    NOT Sea trout should have been included. No guts no glory in my book. Shut all harvest down inshore and allow zero take of mullet by any means this year during the spawn. The FWC has failed in my eyes if they don't and I'm truly pissed, they will hear from me and many others as they have as of this morning. This is game on from me as a stakeholder.