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finnatic651

1996 Redfisher 19

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Great job, but come on you worked so hard, give us some more pics, closer up and tell us what you did. This is the official brag about how great my boat is section of the MHP forum and we want details. LOL

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Thanks guys..Here are a couple of pics when I started working on it. The console is completely redone, I have original rod holders for anyone that wants them. The rub rail had to be replaced along with some fibergl*** work. The motor was blown when I purchased, so she received a new powerhead and complete rebuild with 200hp..Electrical, cleaning and probably 10 other things I can't even remember but it's been fun. Now, I love this boat, everything I wanted in a flats boat..I will put up some better pics of the finished product..I almost forget the trailer and the fact that I can't enter any tourneys with this motor..

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Yeah, knowing my luck they will look under the hood...Speed is around 55-60 but prop is from the 150. it runs a bit high on the rpm's now so when the new turbo 4 blade arrives I will give some accurate numbers. should be around 60-62 i'm guessing at the proper rpm.

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this might be a dumb question what what is the difference between a mid 90's (19') redfisher and the bayfisher? Im sure that they are close but i dont know the difference. thanks for the info.

looking at a 96 19' redfisher next week.

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well, from what i learned... the redfisher can hold a bit more horsepower (though i have no idea why).... the redfishers usuallly came with a pop up seat back, where the bayfisher just had a cushion on the big lid. redfishers had a windshield as well... maybe a few other small details...

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i have seen bayfishers and redfishers with both seat arrangements. both front deck layouts. my max hp on my bayfisher is 175 which is same as redfisher. so far the ONLY difference i have ever noticed every time is the console and the poling platform.

the console on the redfisher is bigger and SOMETIMES has a windshield. the bayfisher poling platform mounts on top of the deck at all 4 points and the redfisher platform mounts with 2 on the deck and 2 on the transom.

this is only comparing the redfisher/bayfisher 19 models. so basically they are the exact same boat if the 19' model

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That's great info, thanks. I didn't know the diff between these models either..As I mentioned, I have both rod holders for any forum member that sends me $20.00 to cover shipping, etc. They are lght gray with Black brackets..

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OK, installed new prop, I purchased a 23 pitch turbo ultima 4blade. The boat took roughly a football field to plane, top speed 65 @ 5k rpms.

This test all done with no gear, by myself, livewell empty, etc. I'm ***uming a 19 pitch would be perfect, it should put me at 5600 loaded, roughly. I think I could spin a 21 but the holeshot would still ***, Who needs 65mph anyway.

Any input or feedback we be much appreciated..

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Not sure I really want to go 65mph.... wow, whew, OMG!

you wrote 'The boat took roughly a football field to plane"

so do you want to go really fast or get up out the gr*** fast with the least potential of bumping the gr***? For me, and I only speak for me, I will pole till I've got some clear somewhat deep water and want to get up on the plane as quick as I can.

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First, that is an awesome rig! I really wish they still made this model as is and perhaps offer a C/K hull. Also, It is not advertised, but Turbo makes a 20 pitch Ultima that might be dead nuts on for you (let me know if you want to know how/where to get one). Also, you can have the vents drilled out further which will allow it to plane much easier.

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Capt, I would happily lend you the prop BUT I ran it for half n hour and put back in the box in order to sell it. Also, you have a similar rig, I don't think you will have luck with this prop either.

Thanks so much, yes I would love the 20, it would be perfect..Please let me know where to purchase..

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