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Yesterday, 03:09 PM
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Posted By highflier1

My .02 I like twins but... The single...

My .02

I like twins but...
The single engine typically gets marginally better eco, less maintenance costs.

And in this case has less HP.
Yamaha f300 is rumored to actually be around 285HP or...
10-23-2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,424
Posted By highflier1

I was around 5000-5100 rpm's nowI am closer to...

I was around 5000-5100 rpm's
nowI am closer to 5400 rpms

Yamaha specs 5000-6000

I personally want eco and engine life. Acceleration is already great no need for more and less would not hurt...
10-23-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,424
Posted By highflier1

I made the change because my WOT RPM’s were out...

I made the change because my WOT RPM’s were out of spec. With the new low pitch prop I am in spec but on the lower end of the spec.

Also my yamaha’s have a design issue in which many make oil. ...
10-23-2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,424
Posted By highflier1

My motors are yamaha's. So take this for what it...

My motors are yamaha's. So take this for what it is worth. I was low on RPM's at WOT for any loads, My cruise was 1.7 MPG. I changed props as I was uncomfortable with the WOT RPM's So I used...
10-20-2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 411
Posted By highflier1

The units support 2 file formats adm and gpx. ...

The units support 2 file formats
adm and gpx. did you fo through process of selecting the file, The download shows progress.

Perhaps you selected the wrong dile type and loaded a blank file?
...
10-20-2020, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By highflier1

I do not have much knowledge on tide tamer, I...

I do not have much knowledge on tide tamer, I believe he does good with supporting forum members with good intel.

That said I like the golden product and was going to get one as my dock builder...
10-16-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By highflier1

actually law here and likely elsewhere is it is...

actually law here and likely elsewhere is it is not legal to remove sailfish from water unless you plane to take fish.
Need a HMS to take, and Limit
is 1 per boat.
10-15-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,024
Posted By highflier1

Fishing offshore assuming you will be trolling I...

Fishing offshore assuming you will be trolling I would get the following options.

Autopilot
outriggers
salt washdown
freshwater
head with pump out (Unless you think zero change of bikini's...
10-14-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 747
Posted By highflier1

I got the boat for you. 31 Reg loaded, and low...

I got the boat for you.
31 Reg loaded, and low hours. Punch list items just gotten taken care of and one of the 2 owners wants out of the boat.
2020 model with joystick and white yami 300's
...
10-14-2020, 02:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,508
Posted By highflier1

out yesterday in same area, just a little east...

out yesterday in same area, just a little east of you and it was like a ghost town. LOL But we did get 1 nice wahoo. Weighed out at 31# and 52".

Only other fish that showed up was a small...
10-14-2020, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By highflier1

I do not use a scale or anything, But When...

I do not use a scale or anything, But When trolling I like to set the drag tight enough that I know the hook will get set, But most fish can pull some line on initial hit. The first thinkgI do...
10-14-2020, 08:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By highflier1

A few idea's of which I tried when mine was...

A few idea's of which I tried when mine was having issues.
Injectors
Fuel filter
Spark plugs
Mystery Filter (could have been part of the problem as it was shot, If you use auto gas these do...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-14-2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 25,119
Posted By highflier1

Looks like iguana poop to me. Maybe add a salad...

Looks like iguana poop to me. Maybe add a salad in with that peanut butter just incase it is. A heat lamp may also help to keep him warm while he munches down his salad.
10-11-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 642
Posted By highflier1

Maybe Penn and Shimano should use that as a...

Maybe Penn and Shimano should use that as a marketing method. Buy a reel in a bag. IF you can put it together you can service it. Plus you will know it is properly lubed. They can sell em at a...
10-11-2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 871
Posted By highflier1

Garmin sells a splice box, They offer it since...

Garmin sells a splice box, They offer it since they have 2 different connectors types on the head GPSMAP units. I used one and seem to work OK.
10-10-2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
Posted By highflier1

I heard from a friend that the prokats leak at...

I heard from a friend that the prokats leak at the seem to the cap. They fixed theres via caulking it. A bit of a pain but very doable.

Also the bilge pumps were hard to access. The boat did...
10-09-2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By highflier1

The lift should work with 120 or 220 if wired...

The lift should work with 120 or 220 if wired right. My guess is that since 120 will draw alot more amps. That your wire was not up to the task and that was the issue. There are a few...
10-08-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,122
Posted By highflier1

One of the big benefits of impact windows is they...

One of the big benefits of impact windows is they are always up, Say you leave town for 2 weeks and a storm comes. You do not have to put up shutters.

I think the shutters work great...
10-07-2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 527
Posted By highflier1

Seems like all the brands 300's are doing very...

Seems like all the brands 300's are doing very well. The only issue with the Yamaha is the "Making oil" issue, You can search up like 1000 of posts on the topic. I have the same block inthe...
10-07-2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,449
Posted By highflier1

Good motors but like all they have some flaws. ...

Good motors but like all they have some flaws.
Water pickup tends to get weeded and therefore you could see over temp alarm if running around weeds.
The prop shaft seals have a high failure rate...
10-06-2020, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By highflier1

If you have digital controls, that is not normal,...

If you have digital controls, that is not normal, If it is mechanical. It happens when you baby it into gear. If the later, it just takes a little practice to punch it into fear quickly,
...
10-06-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,051
Posted By highflier1

Bleach, but make sure it is unscented. Put it in...

Bleach, but make sure it is unscented. Put it in before a boat ride, Use some water when you are out there since it will be well mixed. Then empty most of the way when you get home and fill with...
10-05-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,453
Posted By highflier1

I have a full windshield and prefer it, I have...

I have a full windshield and prefer it, I have side windows like the old 70's cars that will direct wind into helm area if wanted. I prefer this setup as everything stays fairly dry even when a...
10-05-2020, 07:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,122
Posted By highflier1

Funny, I went vinyl frames just to save on energy...

Funny, I went vinyl frames just to save on energy costs. 10 years and 1 direct hit hurricane and no issues so far.

Highflier
10-04-2020, 05:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,148
Posted By highflier1

I would say the 20, I have and use a 20 sized...

I would say the 20, I have and use a 20 sized tyrno's and feel it is just right sized for down here. I also have 30's which work fine but they are just a little larger and heavier and I never...
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