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Forum: Apache 03-24-2017, 04:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,411
Posted By Hessdk
Congratulations on the purchase. I will never...

Congratulations on the purchase. I will never forget when I first saw "The Chief" pulling into Red Eyes Dock Bar in Maryland back in '94.
Forum: Velocity 04-06-2016, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,886
Posted By Hessdk
The 23' will probably not handle the higher HP...

The 23' will probably not handle the higher HP and speed as well as the 22'. I remember the 23's having a harder time staying on the pad back in the day. I believe Regal bought the molds around '86...
Forum: Apache 10-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,585
Posted By Hessdk
Welcome to the tribe! You are really going to...

Welcome to the tribe! You are really going to enjoy the boat. In 2001, I went on a demo ride in a 36' twin step with carbureted 500's. It ran right at 80 with 5 adults on board. I have a 2001 36'...
Forum: Velocity 10-16-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,359
Posted By Hessdk
Sad to see the Velocity name go. I will always...

Sad to see the Velocity name go. I will always remember my first ride in an original Steve Stepp 22' back around 1985. I was amazed how well it performed with a stock Mercruiser 330.
Forum: Active Thunder 10-16-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,586
Posted By Hessdk
Congratulations. I look forward to seeing it on...

Congratulations. I look forward to seeing it on the river.
Forum: Apache 10-14-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,848
Posted By Hessdk
Requested to be added to the group. Still says...

Requested to be added to the group. Still says "pending"?
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-14-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 61,926
Posted By Hessdk
My prayers are with you and your family.

My prayers are with you and your family.
Forum: General Q & A 10-14-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By Hessdk
I appreciate all of your feedback. It certainly...

I appreciate all of your feedback. It certainly helps me to make an educated decision. I am not considering a boost or ignition upgrade, just a tune only. I have spoken with Mark at Precision...
Forum: General Q & A 10-09-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By Hessdk
Feedback on Arizona Speed and Marine 575SCi calibration

I am considering to have my stock 575 SCi ECM's calibrated for a leaner fuel curve. Has anyone had Arizona Speed and Marine calibrate their 575 SCi's? If, so any feedback would be appreciated. ...
Forum: Apache 06-26-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Hessdk
My best numbers are: 88 MPH on GPS @ 5300 RPM. ...

My best numbers are: 88 MPH on GPS @ 5300 RPM. Mercury Racing 575 SCi's, with labbed 32" 4 blade Bravos. I have a slightly ligher 36' with a single step. In my opinion, I don't think you will get a...
Forum: Apache 06-26-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By Hessdk
I am running about 18% slip with my 36'. My...

I am running about 18% slip with my 36'. My props were labded by BBlades. Make sure your RPM and speed are accurate before you run your slip calculation.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 10-14-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,905
Posted By Hessdk
Quicksilver 20W-50 full synthetic motorcyle oil

Has anyone used this oil in their boat engines? I ran across it in Walmart for ~$25/gallon. I have been using Mobil 1 V-Twin 20W-50 oil for the past two seasons with no issues. However, it runs...
Forum: Apache 09-23-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,600
Posted By Hessdk
In this market, you may want to hang on to it.

In this market, you may want to hang on to it.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-21-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,412
Posted By Hessdk
Great discussion. Thanks for all the feedback. ...

Great discussion. Thanks for all the feedback. I replaced the two bad plugs and it runs great. My engines are stock and I am running 93 non-ethanol gas, so I will probably change to the -7s in the...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-20-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,412
Posted By Hessdk
Best spark plugs for the 575SCi?

I am looking for opinions on spark plug manufacturers for the Mercury Racing 575 SCi. I am currently using an NGK R5673-8, but just had 2 of them fail at about 40 hours of use. I was expecting to...
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-18-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,612
Posted By Hessdk
BillR, will this work on the stains from the...

BillR, will this work on the stains from the Pagan River at Smithfield? If so, I will buy a couple of bottles from you. Thanks.
Forum: General Boating Discussion 08-13-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By Hessdk
Stainless Marine ...

Stainless Marine

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Forum: Apache 02-28-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 36,320
Posted By Hessdk
Sick Stinger, there are (2) 36's with Mercury...

Sick Stinger, there are (2) 36's with Mercury Racing 575 SCi's. I am not able to post attachments. PM me your email and I will send you some pics.
Forum: Apache 02-27-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 36,320
Posted By Hessdk
Sick Stinger, no, I have side by side 575 SCi's.

Sick Stinger, no, I have side by side 575 SCi's.
Forum: Apache 02-25-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 36,320
Posted By Hessdk
Sick Stinger, keep in mind that your motors may...

Sick Stinger, keep in mind that your motors may be mounted higher due to your twin step vs.Panther's conventional bottom. The 575 SCi's in my '01 single step still have some clearance with the...
Forum: Apache 01-30-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 36,320
Posted By Hessdk
It is now "War Chief" in Long Island.

It is now "War Chief" in Long Island.
Forum: Apache 01-28-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 36,320
Posted By Hessdk
I am almost positive the staggered 575 boat was...

I am almost positive the staggered 575 boat was stepped originally. Maybe the bottom work I heard about years ago included filling in the step??
Forum: Apache 01-28-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 36,320
Posted By Hessdk
Sick Stinger, Panther...

Sick Stinger,
Panther and Nykamp gave you what I know about the staggered 575 boat. It was also in the Miami Boat show. The only other thing is that I believe the bottom was...
Forum: Apache 01-24-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 36,320
Posted By Hessdk
Sick Stinger, nice ride. I have a few pieces of...

Sick Stinger, nice ride. I have a few pieces of history for you. I believe there were (6) twin step 36' "Apache by Newtech" boats made from '99 to '00. Bobby was involved in the builds, and Richie...
Forum: Apache 12-26-2013, 07:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 706
Posted By Hessdk
Merry Christmas to the tribe, and a Happy New...

Merry Christmas to the tribe, and a Happy New Year too!
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