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05-03-2005, 08:50 PM
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Re: Raymarine E vs. Furuno/Northstar

You have to decide what is most important to you because there are notable performance differences in the various functions. It also matters a lot whether you will need multiple displays and...
04-26-2005, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,013
Posted By Saltdog

Re: Yamaha 250 HPDI - How much oil are you burning?

That is way too much unless you literally run WOT all the time. My pair will each do between 45 and 55:1 depending upon how much very high rpm cruise I have run. I averaged 48:1 for the whole...
04-25-2005, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,826
Posted By Saltdog

Re: Now let

Regulator 32 w/ twin 250 Yamaha HPDIs, cruise 30 kts (35 mph) @24 gph, WOT 41 kts (47 mph) @41 gph, 10,000-11,000 lbs approx. depending upon fuel load (2000lbs of fuel when full!).
04-23-2005, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,023
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Do Lee Jr. Outriggers telescope?

No, there are several sections that are bolted together -- only one length is possible without changing tubes.
04-12-2005, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,069
Posted By Saltdog

Re: Parker 2520 4-blade prop test #2

You saw my post the other day with the numbers from a Powertech OFS four blade 15 1/4 x16 on the same type Parker with a Yamaha F225. Your speed numbers should be virtually identical, except that...
04-11-2005, 05:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,850
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Parker 2520 MV Four Blade Prop Results

Fishinwuf--

The bottom had fresh paint and is in very good condition. There were two people and about 80 gallons of fuel on board and the usual complement of junk. The OFS is not ported. It has...
04-10-2005, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,850
Posted By Saltdog

Re: Parker 2520 MV Four Blade Prop Results

Yes Snookwhell, there was a very big difference in the time to plane. Much faster now with the new prop. She really pops right up and the accelreation at mid-range rpms (4000-6000) is much faster ...
04-08-2005, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,721
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Minimum WOT RPM Range on F225

A key fact in this discussion is that the Yamaha F225 engine puts out its maximum horsepower at 5500 rpms. In order to match the load to rpms across the engine's power curve, it would be ideal to...
04-08-2005, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,850
Posted By Saltdog

Parker 2520 MV Four Blade Prop Results

My neighbor got a new Powertech OFS four blade 15 1/4 x 16 pitch stainless prop for his Parker 2520 MV with Yamaha F225. The boat has the full transom and backet. Here are the results we got,...
03-31-2005, 06:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,927
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Four Stroke Jet Skiis Any Good???

Yes, four stroke jet skis are just as good for target practice, the amount of lead you need is very similar and you can get the same certificates for a one-shot takedown.
03-25-2005, 10:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,342
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Anyone currently using a 4-blade prop on their Parker?

It is curious that you would have such high slip values with two very different props. It's a long shot, but is there anything on your hull that could be interfering with the water flow to the prop? ...
03-25-2005, 04:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,342
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Anyone currently using a 4-blade prop on their Parker?

Kevin--

Your numbers indicate incredibly high slip. I calculated it at 30% at WOT (you did say the new prop was a 17" pitch, right). By way of reference, with my three blade Yamaha Saltwater...
03-07-2005, 05:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,014
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Spreader Bar Balance

Unless there is a very big weight difference (not likely since you say everything is identical), I would run it first before taking it all apart. You may not need to do anything at all. The drag...
03-07-2005, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,174
Posted By Saltdog

RE: C-Map Bathymetric Chips/Charts

JDFNAV, you would have to swap out the card reader and then load the C-MAP software. It can be done, but the parts are pricey ($300) and you would void the warranty if you did it yourself.

The...
02-18-2005, 05:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 833
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Yahama Fuel Management Gauge

What type of GPS is supplying the speed data? Do you know all the settings (baud rate, sentences,NMEA version etc)? That will help. Those gauges are a bit quirky when used with GPS data.
02-18-2005, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Furuno GP1650WF/NT / b256 Transducer

Remember, the transducer is not "higher powered", it is higher sensitivity, lower noise, or "higher performance" etc. It's your fishfinder that has the power. When you talk to your dealer, make...
02-18-2005, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,571
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Furuno GP1650WF/NT / b256 Transducer

Thom as usual is completely correct in his reply. One more point of note on the power question. If you have one of the more sophisticated Simrad or Furuno models, it is possible to step down the...
02-16-2005, 07:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,934
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Ice - Where do you get it?

I leave a few bluefish with my local dockside fish market whenever I catch some. When I need a major supply of crushed ice for an offshore trip, I just ask and get what I need.
02-16-2005, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Saltdog

RE: New NavNet Details

A Furuno rep told me that it would be at least a few weeks before the NavNet MaxSea is in their distribution channels. You should be able to order it through any Furuno dealer. They are still a...
02-15-2005, 07:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By Saltdog

RE: NEW BOAT - NEED RECOMMENDATION FOR RADAR/PLOTTER COMBINED UNIT

gungho, if you get a Furuno NavNet unit such as the 7" 1723C or better still a 10" 1833C and get the BBFF1 sounder module, you will have a sounder that is equal to or better than a 582L for much less...
02-13-2005, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 836
Posted By Saltdog

RE: F150 Yamaha/20CC Grady RPM/MPH #s

Paxfish, I would guess you have a 19 inch pitch prop, not a 17 like flec based on your numbers.
02-13-2005, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By Saltdog

RE: 23 Regulator Choices

Well that use pattern makes it a lot easier, I think. You will want the HPDIs if you are towing people on tubes or skis and generally hanging out due to the relative lack of smoke and smell. The...
02-13-2005, 07:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,805
Posted By Saltdog

RE: 23 Regulator Choices

Just wondering why you seem to be limiting yourself to twins? I had one for five years with a single 250 and the performance is more than adequate, especially since you own a bigger boat and thus...
02-12-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,342
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Anyone currently using a 4-blade prop on their Parker?

Kevin -- Another option would be to try a Yamaha Saltwater Series 3 blade 15 1/4 x17. That prop has more cup than your current one and greater blade area. You should see noticeably better...
02-12-2005, 08:32 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,451
Posted By Saltdog

RE: Regulator quality?

I resisted responding to this thread because it is not especially informative. But I have to make a few observations as a three time Regulator owner. First, over the nine years since I bought my...
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