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Yesterday, 04:36 PM
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Posted By highflier1

Bottom fished hawks channel today. Not really my...

Bottom fished hawks channel today. Not really my thing, lots of lane snappers and small mutton. But not anything noteable.
10-13-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,174
Posted By highflier1

Looks good, so was it easy? think you could do...

Looks good, so was it easy? think you could do on boat i. some chop?

Now get some tight lines and put that knot to the test!
10-13-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,284
Posted By highflier1

I feel the pain also, I am trying to buy a used...

I feel the pain also, I am trying to buy a used car, I saw one for 15K that looked good on internet. So we go to the dealer (4 hour drive) look at the vehicle which was in good but not great...
10-13-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By highflier1

In about 12 months your bill will go up. ...

In about 12 months your bill will go up. probably to 180ish or so. They do the 12 month specials to rope you in. Not a bad deal but in 11 months it will be time to start the shopping and switch...
10-12-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By highflier1

I was out 2 days ago, and It was lifeless out...

I was out 2 days ago, and It was lifeless out there. Although jigging on the reef was quite active.

Highflier
10-12-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,174
Posted By highflier1

Try it on the boat someday when you are not...

Try it on the boat someday when you are not rushed, and use this little trick, it is how I do it at home also.

Assuming you have braid backing and you are tying on Mono top shot. First tie a...
10-10-2019, 01:47 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 37,674
Posted By highflier1

I did not hear anything about that. Keep...

I did not hear anything about that.

Keep in mind you can be stupid in a 36’ boat and go out in bad weather. On other days a 23’ boat is safe and fun. But on most days a 27’ is nice.
10-07-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By highflier1

We love it, very easy to use. only downside is...

We love it, very easy to use. only downside is that the the rod butt is a little higher on your body than on some of the other belts that can be adjusted to be lower on your waist.
10-07-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 734
Posted By highflier1

A quick test could be to swap props starboard to...

A quick test could be to swap props starboard to port and port ot starboard and see if the RPM issue follows the prop. Assuming that the 200's can reverse rotation like the 300's

I am kinda...
10-07-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 852
Posted By highflier1

Biggest issue is salt on electrical connections....

Biggest issue is salt on electrical connections. clean very well and then spay anticorrosion on everything, then as everyone else said.. Go boating :). Keep an eye on corrosion and maybe file a...
10-07-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,913
Posted By highflier1

F300 is a interference engine, The alarm goes...

F300 is a interference engine,
The alarm goes off based on Oil pressure, not oil level.
I would guess it was getting low, lower, lowest on oil then the pump lost all pressure, and this set alarm...
10-07-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By highflier1

I think a 30-34' boat is a great spot to start...

I think a 30-34' boat is a great spot to start with your goals. Much smaller and it is not going to get you to and from the Bahama's with safety and comfort, along with all the things you will want...
10-06-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By highflier1

Fill the empty tank and then run it. Rec 90 does...

Fill the empty tank and then run it. Rec 90 does not have a lot of the trouble that ethanol fuels have. There are plenty of ppl that run 6-10 month old ethanol fuel.

You might have a slight...
10-06-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,979
Posted By highflier1

FWIW, and probably not much at that, I think 2...

FWIW, and probably not much at that, I think 2 hulls is just fine, although I do question why they do not add more width to the cats. I think a 29’ cat could be even better if width stretched from...
10-05-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 565
Posted By highflier1

I think the general believe is that the bad...

I think the general believe is that the bad exhaust corrosion issues were resolved somewhere near 2005.

It was mainly reported on the 3.3l engines 200-250HP stuff
10-05-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,979
Posted By highflier1

I would look at 25 prowler 27 Worldcat ...

I would look at
25 prowler
27 Worldcat
Something glaicer bay, (if speed is not a issue)

And true 4' waves are going to totally suck in any boat that size. I don't head out in 4' waves in my...
10-05-2019, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 553
Posted By highflier1

Did it just start after the service? I also...

Did it just start after the service? I also question the plugs, I had one that started acting up after I changed plugs, Changed them again and all was good. Some plugs are just bad out of the...
10-04-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 759
Posted By highflier1

Looks like 2 issues to me, As Rick suggested...

Looks like 2 issues to me,
As Rick suggested you probably need to adjust spool with shims

I have older penn spin fisher, I spooled it with braid, and after the first year, I thought it was shit,...
10-02-2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,935
Posted By highflier1

I have started trolling on 1, I leave the other...

I have started trolling on 1, I leave the other down, Autopilot does the steering. Does it save fuel, yes. And by a fair percentage. but trolling does not burn a lot of fuel, so while I have 50%...
09-29-2019, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,175
Posted By highflier1

Same here in marathon. I normally am bullet...

Same here in marathon. I normally am bullet proof to smoke and etc. But the burn was so close to me, My eyes and throat were burning, Plus I had just washed the boat and it got covered with ash :...
09-29-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,655
Posted By highflier1

I think the flare requirement should be removed, ...

I think the flare requirement should be removed, We all have throw hundreds of them suckers out as they expire, and Replace that requirement with a Epirb! would save a lot of money on search and...
09-29-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,514
Posted By highflier1

i will not recommend purposely soaping the trim...

i will not recommend purposely soaping the trim shafts, but I would not worry about getting it on it. I would worry about no completely rinsing them. IMHO the number 1 reason that trim units fail...
09-29-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By highflier1

Guy down the street from me, had a elevator style...

Guy down the street from me, had a elevator style lift with a sudden failure of the stern lifting beam, it was newer but electrolysis got it. I think there was 8 ppl on the boat, nobody hurt, and...
09-29-2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 15,324
Posted By highflier1

My mind tells me that a larger prop will have a...

My mind tells me that a larger prop will have a lower slip, thus making up some of the gearing.

Also figure, that the lower gearing allows more pitch or larger diameter props. When all said and...
09-28-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,493
Posted By highflier1

OP here, Yes the line did break in line not on...

OP here,
Yes the line did break in line not on the knot.

But I would buy again, I think they over rate it but it is strong and has not failed me yet.

2 weeks ago I was jigging with it and...
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