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by CatfishHunter
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: I need Propeller and or engine help
Replies: 34
Views: 12265

Re: I need Propeller and or engine help

i'm running a 3 blade 15p ss and getting 5k on my 60 command thrust, on my xf20. i had a 4 blade cupped powertech 15p and was only getting 4500. i think i need a 12p 4 blade ss to get where i need to be. i tried an aluminum 4 blade in the same pitch and lost 500 rpms. i've been on the prop hunt for ...
by CatfishHunter
Sat May 30, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40143

Re: XF 20 Build

A little update on the "Miss Lilly", after taking the last few months off, I finally got the prop situation sorted out to where im happy with the performance. I probably tried 6 different ones before getting some the performance I was expecting. I went through every 3 and 4 blade prop i could find a...
by CatfishHunter
Sun Apr 12, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 360
Views: 41487

Re: Port A XF 20

Looking good pete! you'll be on the water before you know it...
by CatfishHunter
Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40143

Re: XF 20 Build

Testing the new camera... Got a new toy to take pics of my trips with. nothing fancy but an upgrade from a broken one ;)
by CatfishHunter
Thu Apr 02, 2020 2:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Outboard sizing
Replies: 12
Views: 860

Re: Outboard sizing

doc that 90 will be more then enough, i'm plenty happy with my merc 60 bigfoot. it spins the same prop as the 90/115, but a few lbs lighter. i think anything larger would be over kill
by CatfishHunter
Tue Mar 31, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40143

Re: XF 20 Build

We launched the boat Sunday in Chass and headed out to Black Rock which is about 12 miles south into hernando county. This was as far as i've ran the boat so far. It was very calm and the boat handled great in the slight chop, it does have a tendency to porpoise at higher speeds offshore. We stopped...
by CatfishHunter
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: Builder's Power Boats
Topic: Cape Man's Dory
Replies: 2508
Views: 250159

Re: Cape Man's Dory

looking good cape man, I think i found that rock you hit in chass not too long ago. it sure did a number on my skeg on my brand new merc 60! :lol: I've ran the same route for 15 years and still find a new one from time to time. I'm glad i got the first one out of the way. 8)
by CatfishHunter
Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:39 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Port A XF 20
Replies: 360
Views: 41487

Re: Port A XF 20

looking good there pete, glad to see your making some progress.I scraped a rock with mine fishing a tourney this weeked on a crazy low negative tide. time to do my first small bottom repair lol :lol:
by CatfishHunter
Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: XF 20 Build
Replies: 308
Views: 40143

Re: XF 20 Build

I did the break in period for the new motor today, she runs like a top. caught some redfish, Life is good!

The 15 p powertech 4 blade is a little much and i need to down pitch about 2" to get the rest of my rpms i need. I heard you can have the prop guy do that so it shouldn't be an issue.
by CatfishHunter
Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Resins, Fiberglass and Paint
Topic: Paint Falling Off XF20 System Three Primer Totalboat Topside Paint
Replies: 20
Views: 1242

Re: Paint Falling Off XF20 System Three Primer Totalboat Topside Paint

thanks guys, i will definitely use denatured alcohol from now on. and now that you mention it i was having trouble with the rags linting up the surface and had t buy some different ones during the last part of the build. it doesn't help that my build is under an outdoor carport. I'll try to get thro...