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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 4 points
    Me and a buddy caught some nice ones yesterday in 28 feet. It was cold and rough in the AM.
  4. 4 points
    that has to be one of the last ones produced.
  5. 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
  6. 3 points
    It’s a 2011 with SHO 250, Xi5 trolling motor, power pole. Great boat, I wish they still made them.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 3 points
    2011 21 MA SHO 250 love this boat Great ride and gets to my fishing spots fast. 67 mph
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 2 points
    What Paul said. My version of camping is a 34’ 5th wheel w/ 3 slides and a 50amp hookup. But Last Christmas it was a tent on a chickee with thermacells, igloos, rtics and yetis. There were tents with dry flies and air matresses. Then there were bugs and sweat. At night. In tent. But the sound of snook crashing a school of mullet in pitch black dark 3’ below your bed was better than AC, microwave popcorn and a black tank. It was miles away from 110 volts and the security blanket that rings all hours of the day. It was not knowing if we would ever make it back to the ramp and not really giving a hoot. Fight the power, Dino. Embrace the chickee.
  15. 2 points
    I do also and lucky I do as I had the transfer pump fail on me. I am not sure if it is the same with all Yamaha but mine went into "limp" mode when the tank under the cowl was about halfway full.
  16. 2 points
  17. 2 points
    Daygator, great discussion - let's move this over to the original blisters thread. I think we've pretty much hijacked both Linesider and VS's posts! Anyone disagee with moving this over there?
  18. 2 points
    my garage is 35 ft long and I have a good 1 ft in the front and 1 ft in the back cleared....
  19. 2 points
    WOW. Maverick could this in a sales brochure! Great pic!
  20. 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.
  21. 2 points
    I've always gone cheap on this - cabela's, carver, west marine, etc. They worked . . . sort of. Mostly they filled up with water during rain storms, blew off during wind storms, and made me dread taking them off and putting them on. My current boat came with a custom sunbrella cover made by Scotty's down in Florida (I can get you the contact info, if you want). It's a $1,000 cover and having owned it, I will NEVER get anything else. It has built in supports, it fits like a glove, goes on quickly, comes off quickly, NEVER collects water, and really really protects the boat. LOVE it. If you are going to keep the boat outside, a good cover is a worthwhile investment - take it from someone who has tried everything to avoid that kind of money!
  22. 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".
  23. 2 points
    Heck! It could be this guy:
  24. 2 points
    Caught Friday after I tried to cancel the guys dream trip. Specialized welder from Texas. His request for the trip was to catch a snook. They don't have them there. Second bait in the water and the drag was screaming and he caught the one in the pic. We caught 6 more snooklets and 5 nice trout. Did not get another bite for 3 hours after the front passed. The weather sucked, and I said I tried to warn you last night before the trip. He told me you don't understand snook and the weather. "I'm from Texas and don't care what your snook think." You produced my bucket list fish and I came here to get one and did. This fella cracked me up. He was ready to pay me and go to the dock after he caught his fish as he was driving the 15 hour run home that afternoon. He hung out for a bit and then called me last night at 9 pm and said he may stop at the casino on the way home. He felt lucky.
  25. 2 points
    Here's mine in front of the bridge to Boca Grande. It's a 2000 MA 17
  26. 1 point
    Been running sea trials on the new Cobia 320CC this week after making her debut in Ft. Lauderdale, what a nice boat! Skip
  27. 1 point
    added here as well as alone under a single entry.....man, arms tired Last weekend was fix the oil injection system....this weekend, I decided to clean up some things and re-work the bilge area. 1.) I could not easily see the RACOR filter bulb 2.) Anytime I had to service the batter or work on something, it was a hug effort to lift it out and move it-I wanted to be able to check the water levels easily 3.) I wanted to clean up my bubblers 4.) I wanted to move the power pole pump up under the seat and out of the bilge PP guys sent me the tubing and ferrels and I was ready. Here is the part one in the bilge with the battery removed - I bought another Lexan cover for the Bennet pump...yep, 22 years old...still pushing:) Took a pic to remember things...then used the Perko manual to do the final install. Removed the power pole pump- yep, very yucky living in the bilge... Here is the Series 27 Interstate which is the house and starter....135 RC END OF DAY ONE...... DAY 2 -TAKING APART THE POWER POLE TUBIING AND RESETTING THE PUMP I HAD TWO EXTRA QUARTS OF GREEN OIL AND CHANGED OUT THE OIL IN THE UNITS - IT WAS DARK AND YUCKY. I SET THEM IN PLACE...RAN THE CABLES TO THE SEPERATE ON-OFF SWITCH WHICH I RAN FROM THE BUS. THE ON-OFF SWITCH RUNS THE POWER POLES AND THE BUBBLERS....SO, I CAN RUN THE SHRIMP WELLS WITH TWO BUBBLERS OVER NIGHT OR WHEN ON THE ROAD AND NOT HAVE THE FULL SYSTEM ON.....IT WORKS FOR ME..... THE AUTO BILGE IS RUNNING OFF THE MAIN-ALWAYS LIVE BUS TO THE RIGHT...THIS WAY IT HAS A VERY GOOD CONNECTION AND NO WORRIES ON THE BATTERY CLIPS THE TWO FUSES TO THE RIGHT ARE THE BUBBLERS @ 5AMP THE ONES TO THE LEFT ARE THE POWER POLES - 30 AMP I USE SHRIMP ALOT AND HAVE 3 BUBBLERS IN THE LIVEWELL FOR CARRY 10-12 DOZ WHICH IS NORMALLY WHAT I CARRY FOR A FULL DAY..... ALSO HELPS WITH LIVE BAIT, WHEN I CAN NET IT...... I USED ALL BLUE SEAS COMPONENTS - OTHER THAN THE PERKO WHICH I HAD AN EXTRA....ALL ANCHOR WIRE AND ANCHOR CRIMP ON'S. ANOTHER VIEW...THE MAIN FUSE TO THE PANEL ON THE CONSOLE - 30 AMP FUSE - EASY TO GET TO. BUBBLERS AND POWER POLES....ALL LINED UP AND EASY TO SERVICE AND SEE. Quote Edit
  28. 1 point
  29. 1 point
    Well, I got 1, 3, 4 and 5 done, plus replacing my trailer lights. Thanks to Hurricane for the advice on where to mount the battery tender! Managed to do that after a mornung fishing trip where we caught 32 trout by 10 a.m.. A good day. looks like my trim tab will require some professional help!
  30. 1 point
    SEI is a decent lower but they do not offer a low water pickup lower like your HPDI lower. If you need low water you would have to send a SEI to Bob’s machine.
  31. 1 point
    http://www.boats.net/parts/detail/yamaha/outboard/Y-60X-45300-10-NA.html http://www.simyamaha.com/searchresults.asp?Search=+60X-45300-10-NA&Submit You said new. Maybe talk to your local dealer and see if they can curt you a break.
  32. 1 point
    Hey, Brad. Thanks for posting that up. After I posed that questions while back, I went thru all of the SETS of brochures that I got from the previous owner. Evidently, when they were at the dealer buying the boat, they took a brochure for one of each model. I actually have that literature and answered my own question!
  33. 1 point
    A definite good to have....I now do the same..it's a gravity feed to the oil pump and the carbs.... I will be carrying one as well.... dc
  34. 1 point
    Most say they don't need it or recommend it. There are a few guys on here that will give you a better interpretation of why. Whichwaysup, NagJuice and conocean, they will all concur I believe.
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    Awesome!! Thanks, my driveway is 35' long so wanted to see how tight it might be! Nice garage!!
  37. 1 point
    You might consider leaving the wires attached to the existing switch until you get the new one. At that point, unplug the wires from the old switch and plug them into the new switch one at a time. I find it helps "demystify" what all those wire are.
  38. 1 point
    I am looking to sell or trade my HPX V with an f70 (103 hours) for a 22-23 pathfinder tournament series. I would prefer if it was through a dealer so I can finance as my Maverick is being financed now. I'm looking to get into a pathfinder as my dad (#1 fishing partner ) is getting older and his knees are starting to make it difficult for him to get up and down and maneuver around in the HPX. Here are the specs. 2017 HPX V with an F70 Standard features plus. Pro trim casting platform with seadek pad on top, powder coated black Poling platform powder coated black Jump seat / cooler Seadek under gunnels in faux teak Break away tongue on anera trail trailer all aluminium, with guide ons and cushions Stuffy 20ft hybrid series with SS tip Aluminium wheels with aluminium wheel on the spare tire as well Yamaha digital smart gauge Asking 45k I am located in central FL I may be forgetting some little details feel free to ask or text me is the best way to reach. 863-602-8368 Josh.
  39. 1 point
    Hey Guy's, Just an update... The boat is getting dropped off at Fort Myers Marine (Our local MHP dealer that I trust) tomorrow morning for the inspection. I'm crossing my fingers that things go well! Just wondering what boat cover you guys are using for your 18.5MA... I'm looking fort something to cover the entire boat and motor and easy to put on while the boat is on a lift. Thanks!
  40. 1 point
    I finally got around to mounting and wiring an all-around light on the back end of the t-top. Snaking the wire through the top tubes was tricky, but finally got it. The second challenge was figuring out how to wire the switch so the light came on with the nav lights and alone when at anchor. And... changed out spark plugs except this time I randomly decided to test each connector (boot) with a voltage meter. Turns out one of them was dead, meaning I've been down a cylinder for who knows how long! Marina MIke's in Ft. Myers was the only local place that had one on Saturday, so drove an hour to get it. Amazing difference now that she is literally "firing on all cylinders!"
  41. 1 point
    Not to hijack the thread but my dealer put one of these superchargers on a new 250 SHO and strapped in on the back of a L&B. They said the boat ran 85 and still had more to give. They are putting one into a PF 2600 HPS/300 Yamaha next. Very curious about that outcome.
  42. 1 point
    Very nice! Hard to beat this time of year as we finally get a break from the south winds...
  43. 1 point
    dumb idea, but any chance it is just in night mode or the brightness is just wayyyy down? Dont ask me how i might suggest taking a look. . .
  44. 1 point
    if you dont go, you are guaranteed a skunk! we went out in that front too and it was brutal, but the fish were chewing!
  45. 1 point
    I 'm going to do some major re-wiring on the skiff...had some time to do some review for ideas, etc. I"m going to move my battery and power pole pump out of the bilge areas and clean up some wiring.... I wanted to do some review and found these....always something to learn.. Link to wiring videos
  46. 1 point
    Stuff like this is a major concern, millions of units are out there so that is why I posted it. I was responsible for maintaining all the fire fighting equipment on 2 USCG medium endurance cutters so you can take the Damage Control man out of the Coast Guard but you can't take the Damage Control out of the man.
  47. 1 point
    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.
  48. 1 point
    Keep posting, Don! I'm just jealous because you catch so many dang snook while I'm working....
  49. 1 point
    Josh, yes your pricing is wrong. $10,000 seems more in line. Having said that, where can we meet tomorrow to do the deal? Just kidding man - really beautiful skiff that is perfectly rigged. Good luck with the sale
  50. 1 point
    You definitely need the side scan to show you which bushes to throw the popping cork under!