Hello everyone. The new Yamaha Vmax 250 SHO was mounted on my 2009 Hewes 21 Redfisher about a month ago. The engine currently has 21 hours on it and I wanted to provide a short report of my experience and the performance of the Yamaha 250 SHO. This engine has surpassed all expectations! 71 mph, incredible out of the hole, outstanding mid-range power and acceleration, quiet, reliable and 80# lighter than the F225! The SHO is the perfect engine. Although I will rarely hit 71mph, it is nice to know that I can out-run storms, reel-in most boats in tournament settings and provide my clients with better range and more fishing time. Not to mention, the SHO cruises at 48-55mph under very little strain and sips fuel at 3.2-4.0 mpg. The Yamaha SHO is beautifully matched with the Yamaha Vmax Series 25TI 15 1/8 prop. For everyone interested in testing the Yamaha SHO, please visit Peter and Pete, Jr. at The Ship’s Chandler in Destin, FL. If I am in the area, I will be very happy to give you a test ride on my boat. Thanks again and here are a few photos. Please click an image to enlarge and view...Read More
Lots of species today at Redfish University-April 17, 2010
Guided Dr. Roger Orth and friend Carl this morning. Roger wanted a mix of species today and we were up for the challenge. Started in the upper bays early with lots of nice speckled trout and redfish. The flounder were pretty tough today. After a fish on nearly every cast, we jetted for the beaches to find some pompano. Roger stuck the first fish and then we boated another. A couple more bites and a few dropped hooks then we started catching Spanish mackeral. At the next location, we were greeted by some shallow water over-sized redfish as well as some huge schools of jacks. Lots of fun sight fishing these fish in shallow water on very light tackle. The Yamaha 250 SHO covered over 60 miles of water today very, very quickly. Always a plus for fishing time! All fish caught on Berkley Gulp! Jerkshads with Marsh Works jigheads and pink/orange pompano jigs. The Marsh Works jigheads were very impressive on the large jacks. Please click an image to enlarge and view...Read More
The Yamaha VMax 250 SHO is now at Redfish University-April 16, 2010
Redfish University proudly presents the Yamaha VMax 250 SHO. We are thrilled to continue to offer our clients the absolute best in saltwater shallow water fishing!! We just raised the game with the Yamaha SHO! Just finished breaking in my new Yamaha 250 SHO on my 2009 Hewes 21 Redfisher. This engine is absolutely incredible and I’ve never experienced an outboard like it!! Because I only have 2.2 hours on it, I didn’t go full throttle but I did let it breathe. Shoots the hole in a blind. Hit 64.5 mph with plenty left at 5300-5400rpm with the trim a less than half. Because of my astonishment and my hair being on fire, I didn’t look at the flow but I will really push it tomorrow morning and I will have a better report. I did register 4.6mpg at 46 mph. Equally as impressive was the way the Hewes 21 Redfisher handled at 65mph. No walking, no wiggles. I will hit 70-72mph tomorrow morning, check the fuel flow at 30, 40, 50, 60, 70 and 73 and report back immediately. I will also have some more photos. Tomorrow morning, Dr. Roger Orth will be the first client at Redfish U. to experience the SHO. Book your shallow water adventure now! This engine is thrilling! Eric Holstman Please click an image to enlarge and view...Read More
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