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  1. 6 points
    Here's mine in front of the bridge to Boca Grande. It's a 2000 MA 17
  2. 6 points
    These trucks are unbelievably tough and strong. I can attest that this truck will pull a 2200 TRS with no problems whatsoever. I had a 2010 that I traded last year and it was an absolute beast. Mine was probably a little more rugged though due to the Trump sticker it had
  3. 5 points
    Yeah that's a real fine piece right there. I'd go back to the sandbox to own one that new. At 67 mph it would be juuuust right.
  4. 5 points
    IMO I feel all of these MA21 asking prices are So way too inflated. $27k for 2005, or 30k for an 06' All of these rigs need work and upgrades to make a more modern fishing tool. That adds up fast. Who know what happen to a 13/14 year old motor with only 200hrs. Way to many what if's at those prices.
  5. 5 points
    Hey guys sorry about the delay.... I've been working all morning. But I just wanted to thank everyone for all the helpful information, I took a look at the MA yesterday and it is truly in pristine condition... I put a deposit down pending sea trial and having Fort Myers Marine (where I've purchased a 2200 Pathfinder before) take a full look through boat and motor. I will keep you guys in the loop moving forward!
  6. 5 points
    Racer, and everybody.. This Forum is for our Owners' use and benefit. There is no advertising, and no monies are made off your membership here. Bubba and I (mods) read every post and thoroughly investigate all new member registrations; About half of the applications are foreign spammers, hackers and toxic worms. We don't let conversations get mean or angry. We won't allow people or businesses to be bashed or ridiculed for stupid questions.. We have courtesy rules for the classified section too. The Company sponsors Owner's Tournaments in 3 or 4 States, and the CEO goes to Washington to fight for recreational angler's rights. It's all about you guys !!
  7. 5 points
    . . An early morning grocery shopping trip with your boys. .
  8. 4 points
    Me and a buddy caught some nice ones yesterday in 28 feet. It was cold and rough in the AM.
  9. 4 points
    that has to be one of the last ones produced.
  10. 4 points
    Here are a couple pics of my 1998 MA21. I have done a lot of work since buying her and she still has a lot to go but we are really enjoying her so far. Next up: Power pole or Talon, Jackplate, All new latches / hardware, backrest and a seaked cockpit. I am currently building a worked 3.1L OX66 250 on a 2006 3.3L HPDI 20" mid. Its gonna scoot!
  11. 4 points
    . . . A nice upgrade to the old arsenal. .
  12. 4 points
    Seeing the enjoyment on my girlfriend’s face as she catches her first cobia. As a plus she wanted to clean and cook it too! I was nice enough to give her a bye on cleaning the boat when we got home😁
  13. 3 points
    I received this email from the Gold Rush chapter of Trout Unlimited. For those of you that didn't see the barrage of posts on social media... I thought I would keep you in the loop. This is from the man himself... I know he will be missed by all of us at the shows, but the man has definitely earned a break! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------To my friends,I was 92 in January and had a carotid artery operation. During testing the hospital determined my heart was only pumping 35% and must limit my physical activities followed by a rest. The industry was extremely helpful and last season was able to attend the shows, clinics, etc.Several weeks ago, I realized I was developing another problem, which is normal for someone nearly 93. It turns out I have congested heart failure. My pacemaker revealed there was a series of very rapid hear beats, which could cause a stroke. Fortunately a lot of doctor/friends are fly-fisherman and worked with me. In summary I have to give up travel and presentations as in the past.Everyone produces a certain amount of fluid in the body and excretes the excess. Because of the low heartbeat my body is not getting rid of all the fluids and I gained weight. My best friend Dr. Mark Lamos put me in the hospital and with back procedure they twice removed a liter and a half of fluid from my chest. After five days in the hospital. I lost weight.A week or so later I starting gaining weight again so it was back in the hospital for the same treatment. They reduced most of the fluid and returned home. I determined I was not going to continue back to the hospital. Mark decided to use medicine to control the excess fluid. It’s been a fine-tuning situation but looks like it’s starting work.This means the schedule I lived for decades is no longer valid and will spend most my time at home. As we get older we learn to adjust to what we can and cannot do. I have a number of interesting computer home projects on the computer and busier than a Syrian bricklayer. I’m not frustrated and I’m content My problem is I don’t have a lot of stamina and have to work around that. If Marks medical system works I should be busy and around for a year or two.I would like to be able to send this email to my friends but I don’t really know how to do this. So I’m asking others to help me spread the word through email. Because my lack of energy and stamina I having trouble answering emails (there are more than 400 on the computer) and not talking much on the phone. This is not meant to be unfriendly is learning to adjuster my situation.In summary I’m busy and content but I want you to know I am so appreciative you’ve have shared your lives with me. All The Best Friends,Lefty
  14. 3 points
    It’s a 2011 with SHO 250, Xi5 trolling motor, power pole. Great boat, I wish they still made them.
  15. 3 points
    Been catching a ton of trout on every color shad tail I have. Caught over 40 yesterday fishing artificial. Caught 7 rat reds too.
  16. 3 points
    MDS - you gotta stop dangling that thing with Nagjuice around. You are showing crack to an addict. Ever since he bought his (2nd) 18.5 MA, he's been jonesing for a 21. A late model 21 with an SHO is just going to be too much for the guy's heart. It's bad for his health. Have mercy on the guy, really! Gorgeous sled, awesome rocket on the back, that thing is a real treasure!
  17. 3 points
    You know what would be REALLY cool for this forum? If we were all registered based on our boat make/model - and we could send out surveys to folks with the model/year/specifications we were targeting for questions like this - It would be nice to have a quick answer like "Do you have a jackplate on your MA 18, and do you like it?" Bam, you get a quick poll result and know the general consensus. Okay, back to work. Dang I wish I were out fishing right now.
  18. 3 points
    2011 21 MA SHO 250 love this boat Great ride and gets to my fishing spots fast. 67 mph
  19. 3 points
    Speed gains will be minimal to none. Draft increase is minimal as well and can be compensated with shifting some things around like troller batteries. This isn't a Jon boat so stress on the transom I wouldn't be to concerned with especially with only 6" setback. It boils down to where and how you use the boat. Do you run a lot of shallow water? Do you idle to and from spots across shallow water? Do you need to get up on plane in shallow water? Having a jackplate helps me get up on plane in shallow water and that's my biggest plus. Burry tabs, raise the plate, hammer the throttle! Idling in shallow water without having my prop in the air is a plus as well.
  20. 3 points
    2016 Mav HPX-V w/trailer Minn-Kota Riptide ST trolling motor w/ remote Yamaha 70hp 4 stroke Garmin GPS/Combo front rear casting platforms w/ Castaway Custom (*120hrs total) listing for 49K Contact: Capt. Hunter Moore --- 210-215-8219-- chmoore13@gmail.com 2006-03-13_09_53.11.nef
  21. 3 points
    For some strange reason Texas Pathfinders go for a lot less than Florida Pathfinders. I would say if your boat was in Florida it would sell fairly quickly priced around $42,000 99% of bay boat owners will require an ipilot trolling motor and a power pole, so that will require $3,750 more into the overall price. Also 22 pathfinders with 4 cylinder f150 and f200 take longer to sell than higher priced same model boat will 200 - 250 SHO motors....don’t get too locked in on what other people are “asking” for their used boats. There is a decent sized gap in listing price and actual sales price. Just look around at how long some of these used boats have been for sale.
  22. 3 points
    I agree, and that's why people looking for a boat this size will go for a used Pathfinder. Its a very small group that desire this boat, probably what prolongs the sale, and I think sellers over price based on the fact they aren't made anymore.
  23. 3 points
    Heck! It could be this guy:
  24. 3 points
    Hosted some guys from around the state for the a first annual trout fest, hoping to cash in on the fall run. Unfortunately, the weather didn't want to cooperate. 35 degrees and 20 mph winds. . . And a pre dawn start. . . Rough combination. 3 boats and 8 guys headed out and we struggled all morning beforegarding locking in on a pattern that led to every boat limiting out plus a few. Managed to mix in some striper and a nice flounder as well. Best fish was 23.75 and I managed one slightly over 21. Multiple 20's and lots of 18-19s.
  25. 3 points
    Good picture, great location
  26. 3 points
    . . .A clean boat hooked up, charged up, gassed up, and ready to get slimy
  27. 3 points
    Thanks for the extremely prompt response Charlie. My "boss" is seriously thinking about a Cobia 344 and wants to learn more. I sent message to Charlie the awesome marketing guy and within an hour he coordinated a visit on Wed to factory. I'm going along for the ride, heck it was 1999 when Mr. Deal was kind enough to give me a tour (result: so impressed years later when kids grown I bought my Hewes). Can't wait to see all the cool new boats!
  28. 3 points
    I wouldn't over state the gas tank thing. If this boat has seen little use, that tank is probably fine for years and years to come. Have it checked out for sure but don't over think it. As for it not being a good deal because it isn't gone, yes, generally true but not always. It isn't a bargain basement deal at that price. It is a fair price for its age. The condition simply makes it rare. My current boat sat for sale for a year or more. It was both pristine and very very very well priced. Why nobody grabbed it before, I can't say, but after I bought it I got some angry PMs from guys who missed it by hours. If you don't know the reputation of the MA, it's just another flats boat among millions of others, and it is generally a lot more expensive. Until you ride on one, you would look at it and the price and laugh. If you get to the water test though, it suddenly seems dirt cheap! Good luck and keep us posted.
  29. 3 points
    I never understood all the "hype" around the MA17, until I now own one....hard for me to understand why anyone would have sold theirs, unless they are going 80/20 polling...to stalk the flats... I have rigged mine with three captain chairs....one behind the console and one to right, with one on the console...it's super comfortable and if it get's snotty for two anglers in a quartering seas on the starboard side, the angler can move to the middle and I can adjust the entry with the tabs....unless it's really blowing, you rarely get wet...as well, on my last two trips to Choko, I had a nice 10-15 MPH NE wind and got a good bit of white caps coming home...we ran directly into it at 27-28 mph, which was comfortable...when sitting, I find i don't feel the beating as much as I did with my 22 Pathy, when standing it.... My only negative is the draft...because of the deep V - it drafts a good 12", not a big deal, just have to be careful where you set it down, if it's mud...you are gona b sucking in a bit and waiting for the tide... Layout and storage very ample and it handle very nimbly... It will, I hope, be my last skiff....I only paid $11.5 (thank you again ConOcean for calling me), and I've put about $2K in engine repairs and trailer tires, etc...I stripped the power poles, etc. from the previous skiff, along with electronics and batteries, and she's golden and ready to go for another 5 years (I hope)...she's got the original 1995 engine....which has been running well until last week when i had an oil pump issue...but, not big deal...easy peasy to repair. I'll be off the water for a few weekends as I want to do some further upgrades and repairs.....so, I'll post some pics soon. dc
  30. 3 points
    I'll pick you up on the way Hurricane! Love seeing kids fishing! Hey Whichway have you ever tried Trout Ceviche? It's really good! That's a good day!
  31. 3 points
    which kinda begs the question, then why build a 21 redfisher? Isn't basically, in a broad sense, the same thing? It's not like they'll build it for much less and the demographics would be the same.
  32. 3 points
    Hurricane, come on up to Wilmington and try some new water up my way. Let me know what time to pick you up from ILM.
  33. 3 points
    I think MBG puts a lot more into a mold today than just splashing a copy of an old hull, and that doesn't include all the topside parts that need molding. The topside molds would need changing to freshen up the look for a more modern layout. So in my mind I see the cost to reproduce the 18 or 21 MA as the same cost to design a brand new model. I don't think they have to use Kevlar, they don't use it in the Redfisher 18 or Pathfinder 22, both compare to the 18 and 21 MA. I feel they just don't see a return on all that work and upfront cost. But Hey what do I know, Charlie Johnson is running a pretty good business. Turning profit is what its all about, not making people drool over cool boats! (whichwaysup, I know you like to drool)
  34. 3 points
    I snapped this shot while going out with a friend Saturday morning .....
  35. 3 points
    Couldn't find anybody to go so I went solo this morning. Had a limit of trout and reds by 9:45. Released another limit of big trout on artificial for fun. Ended up with a 24" doormat on artificial. Fun morning! This is before I dumped a load of ice on top!
  36. 3 points
    I know I speak for a lot of guys here when I say THANK YOU" for all you do behind the scenes. I owe a lot to this forum, it's members, and the moderators who created a great culture. Heck, it was this forum that convinced me to take a chance on my first maverick, then convinced me to buy the second. I have met some really good guys on here that I connect with regularly, and I rarely miss a day to check in and see what everyone is up to.
  37. 3 points
  38. 3 points
    Ill Second that!!!!!!!!!!
  39. 3 points
    Very nice! How many miles? Can you get that bumper sticker off?
  40. 3 points
    Life = HAPPINESS ! YOLO 🇺🇸☠️
  41. 3 points
    Ahhhhhh redemption! Thew back as many as I kept. Half of the trout were caught on fly.
  42. 3 points
    What's up is someone with cash showed up.
  43. 3 points
    Thought you were in contact with the seller? You should call him and ask what's up..
  44. 3 points
    I would have the service tech at the dealership check to make sure there is no dip or sag in the overboard vent hose line, as well as the main fill hose. Also, if the in-line carbon canister (on vent hose) is not mounted high enough above the top height of the fuel tank, it has probably been flooded with fuel and ventilation is blocked, hence "the problem". That canister takes a very long time to dry out once it gets saturated with fuel. If they find that it's flooded, and you have easy access to it - when you get the boat back home, remove the canister from the vent line. There is extra slack in the line from the factory installation so that you can splice the two ends of the hose with a 5/8" brass hose coupling where the canister was. This is to keep it safe and usable while you are drying out the canister. Then take the canister out into your backyard somewhere in the sunshine, and leave it there for 3 years, making sure it is completely dried out. Then you can re-install it if you want to. In the meantime, when you run your motor, you may notice an increase in power, hole-shot and top speed because the fuel system breathes better. Just some advice - don't do anything that you are not comfortable with. Be careful!! Do the work in a well ventilated area! No sparks, of course!
  45. 3 points
    Here's my 2009 21MA. I think it is the first year they put the tan/brown cushions on them. Double latches on the rod lockers were a change from some of the earlier ones. It was a demo boat at the dealers meeting that year, got the boat used with 11 hours on it. Driveway pics were when just brought home from Ft. Meyers Marine. Have some scratches now of course.
  46. 2 points
    Keep us updated on that... would love to hear the numbers. I think for the 25-28 size boat it's an option to still going fast with only one motor. In the FAQ on their page they talk about how de-tuned the 4.2L engine is. I know Yamaha keeps them that way for the reliability factor. They sure don't want to be filling warranty claims. After market super chargers/turbos, etc. are always a risk, but for the folks with a big check book it sure sounds fun. Josh B.
  47. 2 points
    I went with a buddy after church for a couple of hours on his fancy 2016 24 Pathfinder. The wind was only honking about 20 mph out of the N/E. We managed to keep 10 trout, with the largest at 20".
  48. 2 points
    I just wanted to give kudos to Bruce and the folks at Action Marine and Welding in Cape Coral Fl for a great job on my swim platform and ladder for my Pathfinder 2200. I’m in Orlando so they couldn’t measure the boat and install the platform. I sent photos and they already had a jig for it. It only took a week and was shipped really fast. So much nicer than the cheap stainless and starboard ones out there. It was not very difficult to install. I would highly recommend. s Great customer service.
  49. 2 points
    Those numbers would be totally fine with me. My 2003 18 MA would get to close to 60 and that's plenty fast for me on a 18 or any boat for that matter. Both motors have proven to be great. The 2500 seems to be a home run for MBG. That will probably be my next, next boat! Thanks for the info.
  50. 2 points
    He priced it like a newer used skiff, which it was 9 years ago.