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phillewis last won the day on June 17 2015

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About phillewis

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    Rope Thrower
  • Birthday 06/14/1978

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    Boulder, CO
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    Surf's up!

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    Supreme S226
  1. It's been a summer-long ordeal for me... that's still going on It's a long long story, in a nutshell... I bought a 1579 from JT at Nettle, but the RPM's were way too high... something like 4600-4800 at surf speeds. While I was trying the 1579, I sent him my 1939 to shave some of the diameter off. So, now that prop is somewhere around 13.375" in diameter. It seems to work well, but I get some vibration right through 4000 RPM's. It goes away once we get up to speed, and settles in around 3600-3800 with full ballast at 11.6mph. I can live with this, but I was hoping to get the RPM's down a hair... so I sent the 1579 back to JT to add some pitch... now it's at 13.5" x 15.5" but the RPM's didn't seem to go down that much... so, I'm going to send it back once again to add even more pitch. We shall see... For the record, JT has been amazing to work with! I wish the Fineline warranty department had the same level of customer service.
  2. Anyone know where to find a 5 blade anymore? I can't seem to find them anywhere...
  3. Thanks, I love love love this board. It's super light, and I think going with full carbon helps offset the extra weight of the dual stringers and 6 fins. Jeff is the man, hands down! My next board might also be a HC Pro, I'd love to hear your thoughts when your's is finished.
  4. I'm just pasting the YouTube link directly into the body of the message but it's not working for me. I am trying through Tapatalk... Maybe that's the problem? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Ok let's try this again: That's a 4'7" diamond nose JS Pro... 6 fin, parabolic stringer, full carbon wrap... She's a beaut! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Not sure why it didn't embed correctly? I just copied and pasted the YouTube embed URL into the box??? Maybe I selected the wrong type? I just selected the Auto detect...
  7. <iframe width="476" height="268" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/cfiZH_wxXFE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> Hope I'm embedding this correctly... My buddy just came out with us and we filmed a few runs with his GoPro... I've never used one before, so I was trying out a bunch of angles and just messing around. Pretty fun!
  8. I tried one out today on my 226... could not get a clean wave, no matter what the setup... tried 6 different placements along both sides. Just a washy mess. I tried every trim tab and quick surf tab setting imaginable, and a dozen different ballast setups... nothing seemed to work. The RPM's were way high, about 4700 and barely getting to speed. My conclusion... not necessary on the 226. I get an amazing wave just fully listed with a touch of the QS tabs. I was optimistic based on the dozens of reviews online, but in the end, the 226 is an incredible surf boat as-is. If it ain't broke don't fix it! Good thing they have a 30 day return policy!
  9. Viking's S226

    Yo Viking, I just also bought the Nautic Logic GPS unit... I looked up under my helm to try and plug in there, but could not find the connections... it looks like you found your's under the floor? Did you have to remove the central floor panel to get down there? Did you just follow the cable coming off the paddlewheel? Thanks!
  10. Has anyone ridden one of the Air Series boards for 2016? I'm considering picking up the 139, but there are literally zero reviews of this board online... Sounds like it would be pretty fast and aggressive! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Yes, slam that sucker! I used to bury my rubrail 1-2" below the waterline on my Avy for the darkside... Amazing wave! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Just talked to JT at Nettle, and we are going to try and shave some of the diameter off my 1939 and see if it still performs well enough while bringing down the RPMs... I'm thinking of taking it down to 13.3" x 15.5... I may have a brand new 1579 to sell if that works out... otherwise, we might add some pitch to the 1579... the saga continues!
  13. That's strange... I had the same prop, 1939 (14x15.5) originally, and it performed very well for me... just wasn't enough clearance to the hull and burned a huge hole. I had no problem surfing with full ballast (upgraded to the 1100 in the rear; probably only getting 825lbs or so in it, quick fill tank full, center tank full, 400lbs bag on the seat, and 500lbs of lead spread out) we run at 11.6MPH and with the 1939, I would hold steady at 3400RPMs...
  14. Got tired of waiting for Fineline's warranty department (complete joke IMO) to send me a replacement prop... I've been waiting 2.5 months now for them to send me something... anything! So, I've been doing a ton of prop research and ended up spending my own $500 on a 1579 per everyone's recommendations. Our season is short, and I'd rather throw down my own coin and be surfing, than just sit around waiting for them to clean up their own mistakes. Took it out today, and the RPM's are much higher... fully weighted with only 2 people in the boat, 1 surfing... 4300 RPM's @ 11.6MPH. This seems pretty high to me. With my old 1939, I was at 3400 RPM's. Obviously I have to go smaller in diameter as that burned a huge hole in the fiberglass... but I'm wondering if I could get away with something that has a bit more pitch to reduce the RPM's without killing the hole shot? Maybe the 1405? That's 13.25 x 15.00. JT at Nettles said he would be willing to shave down the diameter on my 1939 and see how that goes... but I think I need something in the middle??? Even with the 1579 at 13.5" diameter, I only have 1/2" clearance to the hull. So, I'm hoping to get something with a slightly smaller diameter to gain some clearance, but with the right amount of pitch to not have my RPM's so high. I know these prop threads have been beaten to death, but even the slightest change seems to have big effects. The wave also seemed to be a bit smaller and less steep on the starboard side... Hard to tell because it was only one quick set, and we didn't have a ton of time...
  15. I have a Johnson plumbed as a cross over between my rear 1100's and I love it! Besides transferring from side to side. I also use it to assist the first stbd fill of the day... hit fill on both port and stbd pumps, and then cross from port to stbd... then do the same thing for the final drain... cross from whichever bag is full, to the other side... wait a minute to let the empty bag fill a little, then drain on both pumps. It's using 3 pumps to do the job of 2, but better than having the second pump just sitting there...

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