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  1. VST if I had to guess. My 250 sho would crank and idle fine, once I gave it gas it bogged and took forever to plane out. I ordered the filter kit from SIM Yamaha and it’s ran great since. The filter in the VST tank was so clogged you couldn’t blow air through it
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    Amp selection advice

    I currently have a pair of jl 8.8 and jl 6.5 speakers. I have the 8.8 on an amp (jl 500/4, bridged receiving max power) and the 6.5s on the sonic hub. When turning up the volume the 6.5s distort as expected. In an effort to only have one amp run everything and have some room to add later I’ve been looking around. Down the road I may add a 10” bazooka bass tube in the console to prevent any large cutouts. Would a JL 800/8 push all of that and keep my 8.8s as effective. I get a little confused as to what I’ll actually be sending to each speaker when bridging a couple of channels , etc
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    New MFD/ depth recorder

    I’d look around and find a deal on a lightly used evo2 9” or 12”. When running in chop it’s very helpful having that knob for zooming and the processor is very fast. An all touchscreen would be tricky on the tough days. I saw someone sold an evo2 nss12 on THT the other day for $1200 so deals are popping up.
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    StructuresScan 3D

    Any of y’all running this? I’ve got a Totalscsn on a simrad evo3 and it seems pretty clear compared to my evo2 for what ever reason. I’ve seen some pics of the 3D and it seems very impressive. You can make out fish like tarpon pretty easily. I’m just curious for the guys that have it and fish nearshore if it’s truly worth the $1k price tag, I’d love to hear some first hand knowledge from y’all
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    StructuresScan 3D

    https://m.tackledirect.com/simrad-000-14489-001-active-imaging-3-in-1-transducer.html
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    StructuresScan 3D

    Thx Egret. I’m gonna get one ordered. I wonder what the going rate for a one year old pristine totalscan transducer will be. I’ve been happy with the current setup but if I can make it even better by just pulling a wire I’m all in
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    StructuresScan 3D

    So now I see there is a 3 in 1 transducer. Apparently it’s the newer improved totalscan. Everything that I’ve read is that it is worth upgrading and is a very clear sidescanning image. I watched a few vids and it appears to be a good value
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    StructuresScan 3D

    Thanks for replying. I’ll be interested how you like it after getting it dialed in. Most likely I have no need for it but I am intrigued.
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    21 MA Gasket

    Inshore1, I know a guy with a Cnc foam cutting machine.🤔
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    Down here, our fuel company sells 90 octane rec fuel. I keep 100 gallons at my shop. I’m ready to see what you end up with after dialing her in
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    I called last year to one of the companies about it and the rev limiter stayed the same. I think it was Simons Motorsport
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    That’s on my list to hit this year, Hewes. That would be a nice ride from down here. We run to Skippers in Darien a good bit. I bet Sunbury would be an hour or so farther
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    Capt Troy, they basically do. The F300 is the same block as the SHO Motor’s. They are able to produce one motor and only change the ecu and charge you several thousand more for the increased hp. Tuning these sho motors to 300 shouldn’t effect longevity as I understand it.
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    I’m down on St Simons. Man, I might take you up on that if you don’t mind. That’s awful nice of you to offer. This forum is awesome I forgot to ask, who flashed your ecu? What was the turnaround time?
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    You’ve got me thinking now about prop testing again. I thought I was done with that. Any Merc 4 blades you recommend? I love my holeshot especially when we have a boatload going to the beach. If I can flash and tweak the prop I’m fine with touching 60-61 occasionally 😎
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    Thanks, It was on the boat when I bought it but Action Welding http://actionweld.com/ this tower has been on the boat for 13 years and the only thing I have done since I bought it was add a solid plate to connect all the legs on each side. I’d recommend them but they are far from me up in here in Georgia. I’ll always have one now and the double seat up there is awesome for our tripletail sightfishing correction- I added the ttop section too, youngins needed some shade
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    I think our hulls are slightly different as well. I’m not knowledgeable enough to know the differences
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    Really,? I might look around and try one out if I can find one. The PT ofx3 19 and 21p that I tried made the boat feel like it was plowing. I attributed it to the extra weight of the tower so far forward(attached a pic, I have no idea of the tower weight but it’s built) I put my 4 blade back on and it got up out of the water and everything improved( mpg, rpms, and speed).
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    3 blades that I have tried made my boat perform terrible
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    2006 22 TE, 250. PT 4 blade 20 pitch....I got a massive tower and ttop. I’ve seen 57 light , I’ve seen 55 loaded
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    I’ve got a 250 but have seriously considered the extra 50hp. Awesome results. Sounds like I could get 60 for sure
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    200 SHO tuned ECM results

    Did you flash up to the 300?
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    2019 Pathfinder 22 Electronics

    If you live in Florida I’d have a Simrad Evo3 with Florida Marine Tracks. I don’t think anything is comparable currently. I live in Ga and have Navionics on a 9” Evo3. Ive got 3 Fl trips at least this year in various locations and I’m gonna purchase the chip(cheaper than a lower unit). I don’t really need FMT for my area but when the Ga chip is released I’m sure a bunch will buy it including me. His detail is impressive
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    Any updates?

    Haven’t seen anyone posting a ton but was curious if the fisheries around N Captiva have a huge drop off that you would expect after last summer. We are coming back in July but was hoping to be surprised that they have rebounded.
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    What did you do to your boat today?

    Will do. Tripletail season is approaching here so I’ll be using it a bunch. I’ll be able to tell pretty quick I would imagine
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