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by PsychoXP18CC
02 Jul 2018, 20:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: tube towing for beginners
Replies: 15
Views: 1055

tube towing for beginners

Check laws in your state to insure compliance. PFD's are mandatory for all riders. Spotter necessary. Work out some simple hand signals with the riders, speed up, slow down are the main two. Start them out in the slickest water you can find, then work them up to find their comfort level. With a mod-...
by PsychoXP18CC
01 Jul 2018, 16:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Motor size question
Replies: 11
Views: 874

Motor size question

When researching/shopping for my rig, the F70 weighed considerably less than the Yamaha F90. Not saying the weight difference makes up for the 20 less HP, not at all. But it is yet another variable to consider. I pull towables behind my Xpress XP18CC with a 70hp engine, and it'll tow faster than my ...
by PsychoXP18CC
08 Apr 2018, 14:45
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 12 volt vs 24 volt trolling motor
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

12 volt vs 24 volt trolling motor

As for the whole amp/hr thing, an electric motor is an electric motor, and Ohm's law applies universally. Let's throw some arbitrary numbers out there just for the purpose of discussion. Say you have a 1hp motor that draws 10amps at 12v, and you run it on a 100 amp/hr battery. It will last 10hrs. No...
by PsychoXP18CC
08 Apr 2018, 14:29
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 12 volt vs 24 volt trolling motor
Replies: 9
Views: 2273

12 volt vs 24 volt trolling motor

TM's are like outboards in the aspect that nobody ever wished they'd gotten a smaller one. I have a 24v 70lb on my 1860 and it hauls butt in calm water. It will fight against a decent current too. And it'll perform just fine in a higher wind than I want to fish.
by PsychoXP18CC
08 Apr 2018, 11:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Building a tube bar over transom on back of boat
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Building a tube bar over transom on back of boat

When it comes to pulling towables, my research told me that most bars, even wake towers, are not rated for them. In fact, I could not find a single one that was rated for towables, but I hesitate to say that their isn't a single one on the market. All of them I found are restricted to skiing and wak...
by PsychoXP18CC
07 Apr 2018, 20:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Building a tube bar over transom on back of boat
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Building a tube bar over transom on back of boat

I was wanting to find something similar to what you are looking for, but wasn't 100% sure exactly how I wanted it built, or even if I'd like it in the long run. Then I stumbled across this. https://www.amazon.com/Oceansouth-Fishing-Rack-Rocket-Launcher/dp/B018830AFA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1523147082...
by PsychoXP18CC
06 Jan 2018, 02:19
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Xpress - G3 opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Xpress - G3 opinions

Thanks for all the info, I only mentioned the 90 motor because that's what dealers have in stock. Waiting on their quote for the boats with a 70 as there is a 100 lb. difference and speed is not my number one. That combined with a jack plate and I should be able to get skinny enough. If you end up ...
by PsychoXP18CC
06 Jan 2018, 02:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Maximum Outboard Setback
Replies: 7
Views: 785

Maximum Outboard Setback

I see the monster setback plates on the big bass boats up here in NE Tx all the time. Most run 10-12". That being said, I agree with the concern about hanging the weight that far back on a transom that might not be able to handle it. Leverage principle. The farther back you move it, the more stress ...
by PsychoXP18CC
31 Dec 2017, 17:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Porpoising
Replies: 8
Views: 1156

Porpoising

The more you trim up, the higher it will try to carry the bow, and holeshot will suffer. I don't think that will stop your problem though. Do everything you can before you put a bandaid (hydrofoil) on it. Those things are quick fixes (term used loosely) for people who refuse to setup their rigs prop...
by PsychoXP18CC
31 Dec 2017, 16:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1860 w a 60 hp
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

1860 w a 60 hp

am pondering the tracker grizzly 1860 w a 60 hp merc. does anyone have one or something similar. what is top speed , cruising speed? want a cc. thanks Yep, I think that's a bit small for power on that hull. I run an F70 on mine and wouldn't go smaller. I'm not disappointed with mine, not even close...
by PsychoXP18CC
31 Dec 2017, 16:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1860 w a 60 hp
Replies: 10
Views: 1633

1860 w a 60 hp

I've got a 2017 Grizzly 1860 with a 2017 Yamaha F70 4 stroke, with a Turning Point Hustler 13.75"d X 15"p 3 blade aluminum prop. Been putting the boat together for a few months (steering, console, poling platform, elec system, 24V trolling motor, etc.), but will have it in the water in the next wee...
by PsychoXP18CC
31 Dec 2017, 16:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Buying a Bare Hull
Replies: 12
Views: 1226

Buying a Bare Hull

If ride in chop is a concern, then stay away from flat bottom or Mod-v hulls completely. Neither design will handle chop without beating you to death. Deep-v or the like will always ride better. That being said, I went to a center console boat specifically so I can stand and run the boat, absorbing ...
by PsychoXP18CC
31 Dec 2017, 16:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Xpress - G3 opinions
Replies: 12
Views: 1358

Xpress - G3 opinions

I love my XP18CC, mine has the 70 on it. Not trying to steer you away from the 90, but consider the added weight of the 90 before you decide once and for all. My little 70 does pretty good. I've added a 6" setback jackplate and re-propped mine, improving just about every aspect of handling and perfo...
by PsychoXP18CC
17 Dec 2017, 14:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: If a title was lost to a boat, how hard is it to obtain one?
Replies: 24
Views: 2191

If a title was lost to a boat, how hard is it to obtain one?

A buddy of mine found an old tin hull cuddy cabin here in Tx, sitting in a field complete with bullet holes and all. He bought it for a great price, and I cringed when he told me there was no title for it. Well, just last week he went to TPWD and told them the boat was sitting on his own property wh...
by PsychoXP18CC
17 Dec 2017, 14:19
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bay boats
Replies: 11
Views: 1524

Bay boats

Don't be so quick to dismiss the use of a jackplate on any boat. They help in a few other ways than just getting more skinny. Best money I've spent on my rig.