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Forum: General 12-18-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 450
Posted By Fr. Frank
I took a friend out on my 18' SF back in June. He...

I took a friend out on my 18' SF back in June. He has a 23' Sportsman Heritage with a single 250 Yamaha. He had his boat in for service so we went on mine to go out 18-20 miles for Red Snapper. He...
Forum: Performance 11-29-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By Fr. Frank
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Performance 11-29-2021, 04:30 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,715
Posted By Fr. Frank
Actually, there is/was a deflector in front of...

Actually, there is/was a deflector in front of the scuppers that prevented that underway.
Forum: Performance 11-27-2021, 10:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,715
Posted By Fr. Frank
Both the twin outboard 23' SeaVette and the twin...

Both the twin outboard 23' SeaVette and the twin outboard 23' Savage were made at least one year with a factory 600 HP max rating.

I never rigged one with more than 470 hp, though.
Forum: Performance 11-27-2021, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By Fr. Frank
Don't over prop the boat. The old saying is to...

Don't over prop the boat. The old saying is to "Prop for Max of Max at Max"

You should prop to be able to plane easily and achieve the maximum end of the maximum rpm rating at maximum loading. If...
Forum: For Sale 11-14-2021, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,307
Posted By Fr. Frank
I think it's too late for just about every one on...

I think it's too late for just about every one on this site.
Forum: Performance 11-14-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,715
Posted By Fr. Frank
There is no USCG legal max HP rating for any over...

There is no USCG legal max HP rating for any over boat 20'. It only applies to boats 20' and under.

Please note, however, that the USCG has changed how the LOA, or averall length of a boat is...
Forum: Performance 11-14-2021, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Fr. Frank
Yes. You're missing the test data from the other...

Yes. You're missing the test data from the other two props.

You want to look at a few things when you compare props: diameter, pitch, cup, blade width, rake, and rake curve or progression. Some...
Forum: Performance 11-02-2021, 12:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,715
Posted By Fr. Frank
My 18' SF has a rigged weight with full tanks of...

My 18' SF has a rigged weight with full tanks of 2808 lbs. It was a towed weight of 3374 on the scales, and my trailer weighs 566 lbs.
With a 357 lb motor, 336 lbs of fuel and roughly 260 lbs of...
Forum: Performance 10-27-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,715
Posted By Fr. Frank
Strick, I'm gonna differ just a bit: Because...

Strick, I'm gonna differ just a bit:
Because of the forward cg and weight difference, and how those affect the ride in a moderate to heavy chop, I'm gonna go with the 23' Savage and the 27'...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 10-24-2021, 10:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,626
Posted By Fr. Frank
Garmin bought Navionics (E-Chart and charting...

Garmin bought Navionics (E-Chart and charting software company), but did NOT buy Navico (maker of Simrad, Lowrance, and B&G electronics)

They bought Navionics because it gave them a way to get...
Forum: Performance 09-23-2021, 09:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By Fr. Frank
I have an ETEC 90 (avg actual 101 prop hp) on my...

I have an ETEC 90 (avg actual 101 prop hp) on my 1987 (CSY-built, not Tracker) 18', but with the large 4.75" V6 gearcase. Planes in about 4.5 seconds, top speed running from a thunderstorm with 45...
Forum: Performance 09-21-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,327
Posted By Fr. Frank
I actually did rig 1 (one) 20' with an Evinrude...

I actually did rig 1 (one) 20' with an Evinrude 70 back in the early 80's. It could get the boat on plane but was clearly inadequate. But customer is always right, eh?

I think 85-115 hp is the...
Forum: For Sale 09-07-2021, 12:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By Fr. Frank
Splashwell, splashwell door/gate, or splashwell...

Splashwell, splashwell door/gate, or splashwell cover?
If it's the cover, I'm very interested.
Forum: General 09-07-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Fr. Frank
Yes, it works on most Garmin 'ducers. It doesn't...

Yes, it works on most Garmin 'ducers. It doesn't work on a Navico transducer. (Lowrance, Simrad, B&G)
Forum: General 09-03-2021, 12:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,602
Posted By Fr. Frank
My uncle bought the first family SeaCraft in...

My uncle bought the first family SeaCraft in 1970, a 1969 20' Seafari originally powered by twin red-label Mercury 650's. Re-powered in 1973 with a Mercury 1500 by Frank Brown.

I partly owned...
Forum: General 09-03-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Fr. Frank
It's pretty severe. I have a plan to make a...

It's pretty severe. I have a plan to make a deflector, but haven't done it yet.Absolutely drenches my motor above 15 kts.
Forum: General 08-22-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By Fr. Frank
Here's mine. self-centering, too. 3/4" outside...

Here's mine. self-centering, too. 3/4" outside the vertical chine on each side allows for 1.5 inches of play.
BTW, This is how to mount a side-scan 'ducer and maintain side scan imaging at 30 kts.
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 07-12-2021, 10:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,712
Posted By Fr. Frank
Williams Town, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island...

Williams Town, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island rental
Spacious 4-Bedroom Villa, on a Lovely Waterway, with Beach and Ocean Views $195 night end of August.
...
Forum: Off Topic / Fishing 06-28-2021, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,567
Posted By Fr. Frank
Give rest, O Christ, to your servant Dixon with...

Give rest, O Christ, to your servant Dixon with your saints, where sorrow and pain are no more, neither sighing, but life everlasting. Amen.
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-27-2021, 07:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,406
Posted By Fr. Frank
I had an '83 Ramcharger Royale 4x4 that was a...

I had an '83 Ramcharger Royale 4x4 that was a beast. I had Dana 60 rear and 44 front differentials. I replaced the original Thermo-quad with a simple mechanical 600 cfm Edelbrock and installed a...
Forum: Repairs/Mods. 06-27-2021, 07:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Fr. Frank
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: General 06-26-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By Fr. Frank
I wonder why it shows water pickup grate on the...

I wonder why it shows water pickup grate on the lower and a water-pressure tell-tale stream in the camo motor pic.
Forum: General 06-14-2021, 08:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,199
Posted By Fr. Frank
Listen to Denny! He's absolutely correct! The...

Listen to Denny! He's absolutely correct!
The type of trailer needed depends upon the launching conditions. For steep launches, only a roller-type trailer will do.
I love my drive-on type trailer,...
Forum: Performance 06-10-2021, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By Fr. Frank
Here's one mounted on my Seafari back in 2006. 90...

Here's one mounted on my Seafari back in 2006. 90 Optimax is the motor.
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