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Capt. Troy

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    Windy Sunday

    Rental pontoon from Care free boat rental at Port Tarpon. Left the marina with 8 on board. Stopped at the park and picked up 5 more as the rental company would not permit the over load. They also added a lot more gear at the park. 8 PFD's only and some non swimmers and 5 of them were kids. Had it not been for a larger boat see them go down it would have been bad. Pasco County LEO on scene first. Their newest boat did not have a boarding ladder. Had them stepping on the trim tab to get people on board.😏 Rumor has it some alcohol was involved and the boat was torn all to heck. Dumb luck made this a rescue and not a recovery. Investigation is ongoing! There are so many faults in this it's crazy.
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    Windy Sunday

    Man was it ever blowing. Caught bait some how and picked up a 9 am. Winds were at 20 plus gusting to 30. Told the clients no going on the outside and we could cancel if they wanted to. They said lets have at it. We stayed on the main shore line and it was still brutal trying to fish. Went to run up to the north and see this pontoon boat headed for the sand bar across the sound. I made the comment that boat looks over loaded and they must be idiots to try and cross the sound. Soon after I see all types of LEO boats running with lights flashing. Get back to find out they capsized with 13 on board, none with life jackets on and all in the water. All saved and 2 transported to the hospital. We stayed in the back and managed some snook, reds and jacks. Young mans first snook.
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    Batteries

    4 years on the Sams Duracell. Heavy usage. Best bang for the buck. I have 7 of them.
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    Outboard air intake & pollen?

    If your motor starts sneezing the pollen is the least of your worries. If pollen were bad for it ,my truck, boat and everything I own would be tore up this past year. Fighting lady yellow is and has been for a month the color of choice for everything around here ! If you need to put a sock/protection on it, I would skip that date!
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    Finally made the plunge - look what arrived in the mail :)

    Make sure when you take the drug test you enroll in a random drug testing program and keep the consortium paperwork with you if your going to use the license. I have heard first time applicants are going to have to provide this before you can get the license now. It seems it's the new rage for a boarding inspection. Non Compliance can result in fines of over 5K. I got asked recently for the first time in 20 years as have some other area captains. Make sure you check that. Also, check TWIC card for first time applicants. As mentioned, the application form must be perfect. My last renewal was painless. Took 3 weeks. It only took me 5 renewals to figure it out. 🤕
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    farewell Abbey

    SENT!
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    Chassahowitzka river questions

    This is the time of year we used to fish it a lot. These late cold fronts drive the fish back into those creeks that have the deeper holes with dark bottom. It was like fishing in a barrel. Used a lot of top water rapala's with the lips on the front so you could drag them down just barely sub surface with a rod twitch. As I said before there was weird vegetation growths way back in them creeks. The stuff almost looked like grape vines. Kinda of crazy for me but we never fished any live bait. Didn't need it.
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    yamaha keys are universal????

    You better choose wisely.
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    yamaha keys are universal????

    Doesn't really matter. A thief can buy a key switch assembly with key and simply plug it into the harness and away you go. Takes about 5 seconds.
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    Recovery mode

    Yes, no Joy. No Rays either but the water just got out of the 60's and more weather coming this week with wind. Very few days were even right for looking. The water has been dirty around the power plant. Triple tail last week in the first trap line offshore. Saw 20 caught 9 and all short.
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    2000ish 16 red fisher vs. 17 ma

    It will still fit fellas. They are both great boats and the comparison is not fair. They are totally different purpose built to meet certain needs. The 21 MA is gone for a REASON. And it isn't the boats capability. It's what the market demands in general.
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    2000ish 16 red fisher vs. 17 ma

    For stability, ride and storage it is going hard to beat the MA. A 16 redfisher would fit inside a 17 MA.
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    Chassahowitzka river questions

    I used to fish that area a lot from a air boat and a jon boat. It had some amazing fishing. We used a lot of top waters as there is some weird growth in those feeder creeks. Big snook, reds and trout. We would come from the Bayport ramp and run north. Very seldom see another boat back in there and man did we put some dings in the equipment. You mess up back there ain't no one coming to get ya!
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    Motormate

    Here they are! had them 10 years now! https://www.amazon.com/TH-Marine-SS-1-DP-Hydraulic-Steering/dp/B000KKD30O Dino, notice the warning label in the pic.😊
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    Motormate

    Don't know what their called but I have these blue plastic things that snap on the steering ram and prevents the motor from laying over. If I didn't it would hit the poling platform when tilted up. Takes 5 seconds to put on and off. Here, There like these but much sturdier than these here. https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/marinetech-trailering-stabilizer-clips?hvarAID=shopping_googleproductextensions&affcode_c=&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI94zyzOGB4QIVFonICh1vbQTIEAQYAiABEgJSlPD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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    Recovery mode

    It took a lot of live chum to get them to fire up. With the cooler temps these fish are like snook on steroids. Not a one run and done. More like 3 or 4 runs and done. We lost several to leader chew through from the longer fight times.
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    Recovery mode

    Water temps are back to 72 and the fish went to chewin again. After the disaster charter last week after the big front I was worried about what was in store yesterday. Weird weather and windy with fog and low ceilings. Bait was easy so i was feeling a little better about the day. Ended up slamming both my guys and had a fairly good bite all day. Lots of nice trout, a few reds and half a dozen snook. This was the day maker.
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    Cooling Down

    Below is the pics of what I caught yesterday. That's right no pics. It took me 3 hours to catch enough bait to fish with which was OK cause I had a 9:30 pick up. Got my guys on board and warned them it may be some tough fishing. The water went from 76 on Tuesday to 61 yesterday morning. I fished every creek, canal, dock, ditch and river from Dunedin to New Port Richey. Not only did we get skunked we did not get a bite. NADA BITE! Saw some big trout, snook and a few reds and had baits on them. Tried cut baits and jigs. NADA. Longest charter of my life. I couldn't sleep last night no matter how many cocktails.🤕
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    Chassahowitzka river questions

    Great place for an airboat.
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    2019 Pathfinder 2400 TRS w/ 250 SHO **HELP**

    This^^ A 19 OFX 4 may be a bit tall for a loaded 24 but close . Good lifting prop for that hull. It will make the boat respond well to trim angle.
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    If you dyno the engine and get HP it is HP. The rated HP could be be plus or minus from the OEM a % allowed to be the rated HP. A 250 going from that to 300 HP if true is just that. 300HP. RPM will equate to a prop at the shaft at x amount of RPM the prop spins and moves the boat, a variable that comes from pitch and the engines ability to spin it. The prop math including slip is fairly straight forward. a 19 pitch prop at 5500 rpm will not drive a boat but a certain speed. Increase that RPM to 6500 and the same boat will go faster if the HP allows it to reach the higher RPM on the same prop and same hull until other dynamics come into play to reduce drag and so on. It's all fun stuff but at what cost to reliability and the overall end result is what I question. Not trying to rain on anyone's parade. I like to go fast as most know. The only mods I have done on anything were on my many diesel trucks. It technically made them illegal to drive per the EPA, and tended to make me drive them like I stole them thus breaking and wearing out all the related components of the HP to the ground I produced.
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    Knowing negligence and performing the act can lead to a punitive damage claim. I thought you were in law school. Not a insurance company in the world covers punitive damage claims and you better be a lawyer to read the fine print of your policy as you speak.. Lets let forum member Commocean speak to this or a lawyer versed in this subject. Lets just say that I have seen first hand, been disposed and got to watch the system work on known negligent acts. It wasn't very pretty for someone that had something to lose, and they did despite all kinds of insurance. That was a civil case. In a criminal case who knows and I don't. I just would not want to be the one doing 70 MPH and smash another boat or a person in the water in a boat with over the recommended HP and speed. These things will be discovered in today's world much easier than years ago. Much easier if you put the info on the WWW.
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    Just as I stated and you posted for the world to know. Not trying to bust anyone's chops here but the liability in today's world is very real. This quote I just posted indicates you have knowingly over HP a vessel. I know it *** to say such but I have seen the results of the the unlucky. Lot's of folks have been burned on technicalities that had no play in the outcome of the incident. They got burned on the technical side and were not at fault for the most part. The numbers you posted are impressive none the less
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    It's 4.2 liter and agree the mapping is the HP difference. 200 to 300 hundred in the same block with mapping, fuel and timing delivery. Same block all day. The turning over the RPM limiter is just what it is. Can the increase of prop size support the torque of over 300 HP on the drive system? Defeating the max RPM limits and turning 7 K is asking for it from block to the gear case. Doing it on a boat that was never intended to do such speed and stresses is asking for trouble. There is a member on here with a long history that is in the insurance business and has responded to the over HP threads in the past. I suggest you listen to him. If you can afford to tweak engines to exceed the limits of the boat I would suspect you may have something to lose or just like to gamble on the reliability of your engine or your assets. Those on here posting the known and proposed over powering of their vessels may not understand the power of the internet. Your comments have been made duly noted for ever!
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    Impressive results. Is there a reason the OEM doesn't do the same? I don't know and have no skin in the game but I doubt for longevity purposes in the race for HP the OEM would leave that HP gain on the table. Best of luck with it.
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