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10-24-2020, 06:47 AM
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Posted By RiptideCharters

Mercury 3.4 225hp thermostat R&R

I always love learning new things, and when possible passing them along.

After 1500 hours of flawless and trouble free performance from the Mercury Marine new V6 225 platform, I noticed my...
10-09-2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,093
Posted By RiptideCharters

I like to mess with props. On most of my...

I like to mess with props.

On most of my boats I see 9-12% slippage with 3 bladed props.

With Merc Racing 4 blades I've been running 4-6%, which i thought was basicly impossible.

Under...
10-06-2020, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By RiptideCharters

I use Sufix windons up to 100# they are great.

I use Sufix windons up to 100# they are great.
09-30-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By RiptideCharters

We ran 1/0 for my new 225 V6s. No issues. The...

We ran 1/0 for my new 225 V6s. No issues. The routing on the motor is TIGHT. Merc gives you a pull string to route your cables. 2/0 would be a super snug fit. We had to warm.our 1/0 to make...
09-11-2020, 11:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,068
Posted By RiptideCharters

400 hrs on a pair of 2020 225s not so much as a...

400 hrs on a pair of 2020 225s not so much as a hiccup. 27' Ocean Master will top out at just over 60 and at optimal cruise get 3.1 mpg....
08-26-2020, 06:08 AM
08-15-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 802
Posted By RiptideCharters

One piece SS is the only way to go

One piece SS is the only way to go
08-06-2020, 07:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,917
Posted By RiptideCharters

You could do a pair of Merc V8 300 Pro XS @ 505#...

You could do a pair of Merc V8 300 Pro XS @ 505# each vs the 425 Yammy. That XTO is an anchor not a motor
08-05-2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,105
Posted By RiptideCharters

I've broken in dozens of Verados and 4S Mercs...

I've broken in dozens of Verados and 4S Mercs this way (per the manual) I would post WOT speed and RPM while breaking them in and prop testing. People would loose their minds that I ran a new...
08-03-2020, 05:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By RiptideCharters

You want to look at Bravo 1 LT if you want alot...

You want to look at Bravo 1 LT if you want alot of stern lift. They work amazingly well on my 27 Ocean Master with new 225 Mercs. They lift the stern, level the ride and have incredible bite. ...
07-23-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,696
Posted By RiptideCharters

MID SEASON UPDATE Today we decided to test...

MID SEASON UPDATE

Today we decided to test SMASHER's canyon capabilities.

This is NOT what I got the boat for, but I needed to see how it would perform. So I rallied my crew and left Falmouth...
Forum: Northeast
07-21-2020, 04:06 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,315
Posted By RiptideCharters

I usually run 1/4 or 1/2 mile on one side,, 1.5-3...

I usually run 1/4 or 1/2 mile on one side,, 1.5-3 on the long side.

I spin at 48 rpm instead of 24 (std) so it refreshes faster.

If you really want to add an extra margin of safety set up a...
07-16-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,129
Posted By RiptideCharters

I've had 3 of the 225s, same engine. Silky...

I've had 3 of the 225s, same engine. Silky smooth, ultra quiet, excellent economy. Lightweight package and easy maintenance.

Anything specific you wanna know ?
07-15-2020, 05:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 439
Posted By RiptideCharters

Go with the new 225 3.4s from Merc. Performance...

Go with the new 225 3.4s from Merc. Performance loss will me minimal and weight won't be an issue. They are whisper quiet, and super efficient.
07-12-2020, 10:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,206
Posted By RiptideCharters

I dont, the data is so dense, you can only...

I dont, the data is so dense, you can only download smaller regions at a time. I only have new england right now.
07-08-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,206
Posted By RiptideCharters

Navionics Platinum + now offers the same HD...

Navionics Platinum + now offers the same HD Shaded Relief layer as those others. If you have an active card its a free download

These are screenshots from my Raymarine Axiom with Platinum + ...
07-05-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By RiptideCharters

I dont have enought room there. I have under...

I dont have enought room there. I have under gunnel rod holders. Thats about all I see that can fit.
07-05-2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By RiptideCharters

27 Ocean Master Weekend Upgrades

Today I knocked out a few upgrades to my 27 Ocean Master.

You can never have enough storage in a small charter boat.

I always found it odd that Ocean Master didn't utilize the dead space under...
06-27-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,525
Posted By RiptideCharters

I always left mine in. A few seasons ago, I had...

I always left mine in. A few seasons ago, I had an "unfortunate" issue after a tuna trip. Bilge full of blood, bleach and water. Started off from a red light, twin auto bilges kicked on. 4000 gph of...
06-26-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,696
Posted By RiptideCharters

Minor update. The 21s are still on order. The...

Minor update. The 21s are still on order. The other day with me and one other person, 80 gals of fuel and geear I tried to check fuel MPG at a bunch of speeds. Most were just as I posted above. ...
06-26-2020, 07:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,696
Posted By RiptideCharters

I love the ride of the 27 OM. When I first got...

I love the ride of the 27 OM. When I first got it, I found it to be a bit light in the bow. The initial props lifted the bow too much and the boat slapped a bit and danced around in a light chop at...
Forum: Northeast
06-07-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By RiptideCharters

The canal is FEDERAL WATER. No targeting of...

The canal is FEDERAL WATER. No targeting of stripers in FEDERAL WATER. Would be an easy closure to all striper fishing if they were inclined to do so. ACOE can pretty much do what they want but...
06-06-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 32,640
Posted By RiptideCharters

Bravos will run at least 2" more than a Rev 4....

Bravos will run at least 2" more than a Rev 4. They will also run higher. You should be able to swing a 25 or 26 depending on engine height. Slip numbers on my 27 OM with 225 Mercs is between 4-6%,...
06-02-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,936
Posted By RiptideCharters

Over 10000 hours on the Verado I6 platform for...

Over 10000 hours on the Verado I6 platform for me. The 350 is the best of the bunch.
05-28-2020, 01:48 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 112,806
Posted By RiptideCharters

Any Mercury product can be had within 4 or 5...

Any Mercury product can be had within 4 or 5 weeks MAX. I got my V6 225s in 8 days
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