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About Headhunter

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    Pathfinder and Maverick owner
  • Birthday 03/16/1948


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    Top Shelf Charters
  • Location
    Ormond Beach FL
  • Full Name
    Capt. Chuck Gleichmann
  1. HPX-V 17 battery switch

    Blue seas issue. Call them and they will send you a new one. This was a big deal on the pathfinder side a while ago and they were supposed to fix it. I had both the battery and TM switch fail on my 2014 PF. I just had a buddy have the same problem this week on a 2016 boat so maybe it's not really fixed. Blue Seas is easy to deal with. Give them the switch number. Good luck
  2. Spinning rod suggestion?

    Ok, I have a new neighbor and he is coming to me to help in buy some stuff for redfish, flounder and trout. He bought some Penn 3000 reels, had Basspro load 10# braid and looking for a rod. What's out there in the $100-$150 range in like medium fast that's decent? I haven't bought a new rod outside of CCA auctions for 5 years. Thanks all and happy labor day weekend
  3. 2019 22 TRS Engine choices

    You guys are funny. When I ordered my PF22 in 2014 Skip told me that the F150 was the biggest seller and the F250 second. I bought the 200 for the reasons above and never felt I made a mistake. Different stroke for different folk!
  4. 2019 22 TRS Engine choices

    I run a VF200 on my TE. The numbers above look about right for the VF200. I bought it for the extra punch since the latter models are heavier and it still runs on 87 octane gas. I think you need a jackplate to run it since you can only get a 20 inch shaft. Big difference when you get 4 on the boat ready to fish compared to the grey motors. When it goes out of warranty I am going to flash the ecm to 250. Hope this helps you.
  5. Lightning

    X2 on My Radar. Saved my butt more than once. I am not sure what else you could have done based on where you were.
  6. Yamaha outboard help

    I had the same issue with my Micro. If you have a 2012 you have an injected 40. Check the fuel cooler for obstructions like sand or dirt. It's super easy to get them clogged up. During long runs in hot weather we would get a vapor lock situation same at very low speeds like idle for long periods of time. Once everything cooled down all was fine. Wait 30 minutes and it will crank right up. I can't tell you how many times I got stuck up on a flat until I traded it in for a Honda. My dealer says there is a fix out for it. I also had a carbed 40 on my HPX 15 that was a piece of junk as well until I spent $2000 for a new gas tank and carb re-jeting. good luck!
  7. 2000v Questions

    Had that exact boat. Loved it and it treated me well (and its new owner). You will break before it does. If it's right for you and your family go for it!
  8. What to do??

    Take a look at a 18 redfisher. Sounds like that would fit your needs as well.
  9. 2018 Keys MOT at the Breezy Palms

    Glad the liquor store made it!
  10. Redfisher 18

    I was more interested in the curved mount and how it held the GPS.
  11. Redfisher 18

    The cup holders are really cool. Where did you have them made?
  12. mpg on a yammy vf200la

    Our 2014, 22TE with a VF200 runs anywhere between 3.1 to 3.6 mpg depending on the load. We run. 4blade 17 pitch merc rev 4. It will run 53 at 6000rpm. Jackplate setting is critical. I rum plus 1 on the rev 4
  13. SHO 200 Tilt Trim

    Went and lowered the motor manually with the screw on the side. Tried it and it worked in both directions. It did need some fluid (2oz) after I exercised it a couple of times. Seems ok at this point. Even Yamaha tech support was surprised. Ill keep an eye on it. The fluid had to go somewhere. Thanks for everyones help.
  14. SHO 200 Tilt Trim

    not fluid. Looks like gearbox
  15. SHO 200 Tilt Trim

    Batteries are at 100%. I am going to check the fluid this morning. Something interesting. This motor doesn't have a trail lock. I never saw one that way. MAybe because of the jackplate?