Backwater 26.5 EFI review

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  1. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Thanks for the invite! I was lucky to hunt in South Africa: spur-wing geese, cape teal, yellowbills, Egyptian geese...but I love those rocketing ringers! My wife is from Argentina and I would love to go there and go bird hunting! I have to believe that many who put down our ringbills clearly are not up to the task of shooting them down!:D
     
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    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Finally the 9x6 prop arrived late yesterday, so I put it on and took the boat out this morning. 5 mph wind, otherwise very calm; cloudy and muggy, we are expecting a significant rain event down here. I putted out and after a few minutes warmup, I finally opened the throttle up. Reached 20.7 mph @4100 rpm per the GPS. Ran effortlessly at that speed, bumped 21 mph a few times. No prop blowout, no shims needed! Only a .4 mph gain but it held that speed better than the 9x7 at 20.3 mph. Time will tell with a hunting load. All in all, I am thrilled, much easier to run and turn than my previous MB LT. Come on, teal season!!
     
  3. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    I'm just running my MB as the factory shipped it. On my 16 ft Alumacraft, it recently ran (empty----no blind) at 18 mph with two of us & my dog Lucee.
    My motor runs about 3,500 rpm, & I'll have to try adjusting the trim to see how much that matters.

    Ringbill
     
  4. Glades Ranger

    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    Ringbill, did you advance the throttle? It can be safely advanced so you get around 4100-4400 rpm out of the water. This should get you a couple more mph. If you don't have a spare prop, you can try what I did.
     
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    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    No Glades----I'm not familiar with that process.
     
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    Alright, so I have been reading your thread and wondering how old are you guys? I hope to enjoy the marsh for many years after I can retire. Dad finally told me last year he was not going to buy a license. He was 90, 91 now. I'm going to give him another try this year!
     
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    My wife wants me to work till I am 90 but I differ...closing on 63 but 18 at heart. I treasure every day on the marsh. In a couple of years the hunting license will be minimal cost, will apply that to ammo or a good bottle of single malt.
     
  8. Ringbill

    Ringbill Elite Refuge Member Flyway Manager

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    I'm the same exact age as Glades, but retired. He lives in Florida, I live in Minnesota, very near to Canada's border. We both shoot mostly Ringers.
    Friends that hunt here in Minnie, complain of getting old & can't do this, don't want to do that. They're a little older than me. I tell them that they need to quit complaining----this is the healthiest we'll ever be. I had both hips replaced with artificials some years back. I definitely didn't intend on giving up my duckin', but no longer could drag boats & gear into remote bog lakes & woodie ponds. That's what I tell these guys----don't just quit. Modify & make adjustments so to continue hunting in some manner.
    I have & continue to do this. It must be simpler & fairly easy if we're going to continue to enjoy our duck hunting. Otherwise the hassles & work aren't going to be worth it. A number of them already quit. Others are closer.
    I'm nowhere near.!!

    Ringbill
     
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    Glades Ranger Elite Refuge Member

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    You're a good water fowling role model, Ringbill! I am handling my Type 2 diabetes well, through diet and exercise, and the new Backwater LT is making it a bit easier. I also have to be cordial and respectful to you otherwise I won't get any ringers down this way!:D My duck hunting mentor is going on year two in a wheelchair but that has not deterred him from hunting, albeit with some help from friends, and he is resolute about walking again. I am looking forward to teal season next month, skeeters and storms be damned! :tu
     
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    Well, if it gets down to shooting ringers I am done:dv
     

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