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Recent content by flyby knight

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    Engine Hatch Repair

    The vinyl and foam for the sun pad are stapled to a piece of plywood. The trim piece is also stapled to the plywood which is bolted on to the fiberglass engine hatch cover. There’s T nuts in the plywood for the bolts going through the hatch cover. It you can remove all of the bolts from...
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    Bought 23" Checkmate..... and it needs a new engine :(

    Sounds like the winter storm in Texas wiped out a lot of inventory this year caused shortages. As others have said figure out the exact problems with yours first. Should be a fairly easy swap for a long block worst case. A 350 really should not cost that much. For example-...
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    prop help 2003 ZT230BR

    A Mercury Offshore/Vensura would also work.
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    Only hitting 45-50 at max RPM for 454 mag

    I would just point out that there are a lot of unknown variables to consider when making comparisons but agre somethings not right. Start by verifying that your tach is correct and speeds are in gps. Has the prop you are running been worked? How many hours on motor and is compression good...
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    Hey there. Yes we moved up to a 242 sport a few years ago. The ole Persuader was a super fun...

    Hey there. Yes we moved up to a 242 sport a few years ago. The ole Persuader was a super fun ride but little too small for the big weekends on our lakes here. You still have the same Convincor?
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    2003 Persuader 218 Prop Issue

    I had a 219 Peruader with 350 mag and alpha with no tabs. It had the porpoise issue with a 3 blade Mirage but a 22 Bravo 1 fixed that problem for me. I think you are probably a bit over pitched with a 24 on that setup. Don’t know that change in Pitch will fix porpise though. I’d figure out...
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    April 2021's Boat of the Month Nominations!

    Hello All, here’s our 1997 Convincor 242 sport running Lake Barkley.
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    1997 Pursuader 219 prop help

    Try a 4 blade for best all around performance on that hull. I’d recommend a Bravo 1 in 22 Pitch or a Merc offshore/ vensura in a 21 or 23. That will do the trick to get out of the hole and improve the overall handling a lot. You shouldn’t need tabs with the right prop. Good luck they are a...
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    We boat on KY Lake. Big wind and big cruisers traffic were the worst. Never got scared but wifey didn’t enjoy a few trips out. Moved up to a Convincor now and life is good. Couple more degrees of deadrise in a hull makes a big difference.
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    I had a 219 Persuader and it was great. Very fun boat to own but it will beat you up in the rough. Check the floors under the front seat bases and around the back seat area.
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    Polishing Aluminum Rubrail??

    Try Flitz polish and a buff ball. That stuff works great.
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    Looking for a 23p Revolution 4

    Not mine, but here’s one listed over on s&f. https://www.screamandfly.com/showthread.php?336623-Props-for-sale
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    WTB Tempest Plus 23P Prop

    There is one listed for sale on this post. Good luck. http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=896404&