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  1. 11 points
    I've been after this shot for years.
  2. 10 points
    I went and done it. Matched the motor to the boat.
  3. 9 points
  4. 8 points
    Several years ago I sent some fish pics of us on our Pathfinder 2400 to Skip. Fast forward to today - I’m walking towards the MBG area and my son says “Hey that’s us” lol ... Pretty cool to see our pic on the banner at the Miami Boat Show. Thanks guys you made our day!
  5. 8 points
    Lil man took over the captain role!
  6. 8 points
    Hey guys, been several years since I've been on the forum. I recently sold my 04 Redfisher 18 after 13+ years of joy and picked up an HPXV18. I debated for several years on the new rig and went back and forth several times. My increasing passion for fly fishing kept driving me to something with a shallower draft and light enough to pole comfortably. Ultimately the final two came down to HB Marquesa and HPX. I'm certain I'd have been happy with either as they are both great boats. The Maverick won the battle and came home with me a couple weeks ago. Still getting her dialed in and figuring out how and where I like my gear stored but I've been nothing but pleased so far. Glad to be a second time Maverick Boat company owner and looking forward to many years of making new memories in this beauty!
  7. 8 points
    I am not a member of the NRA and I have never owned a Yeti product. My Redfisher came with an Engel. It's sturdy, works well, and is more affordable than a Yeti. I like to fish, hunt, and shoot sporting clays. But, the Right to Bear Arms is not about sportsman and hunters. It was intended for citizens to protect themselves against tyranny in government. The preservation of The Constitution and the 2nd-A, AS IT WAS WRITTEN, IS the single most important thing that all Americans should be concerned about. There is a very well orchestrated effort under way, to dismantle The Constitution and disarm the American People. The actors in this production are positioned in all areas of influence, including those who teach our children in public schools and universities, the news media, entertainment and sports, large corporations (global), and all branches of government. The propaganda machine is running at full throttle and every gun-related event is eagerly used by the mainstream media, for fuel to feed the anti-gun argument. Anyone who doesn't see it is not well informed, or in denial. IF the 2nd-A is lost, global despotic control will prevail, free speech and individual liberty will be lost, and the goal of a New World Order will be complete. There will be two classes of people - the Haves and Have-Nots. The Middle Class as we know it will become extinct - absorbed into the Have-Nots, without any more opportunity for advancement or pursuit of The American Dream. Watch the movie "Doctor Zhivago" and you'll get a glimpse of how things will be when citizens are unable to defend themselves. Nothing will change it forever more, unless God hits the reset button. Sorry for the dark outlook, but you have to take off the rose colored glasses if you want to see past all the propaganda and deception. The mainstream media conveniently avoids mentioning that we have a mental health system crisis going on in this country, with a shortage of mental health physicians and proper treatment facilities. People with mental illness who need care and treatment are released from institutions after 30 days, regardless of their mental health condition. But of course, instead of keeping crazy people away from guns, the solution is always to put gun restrictions on all citizens. That's because the completion of the final phase of the Master Plan depends on the elimination of ALL guns currently in the hands of law-abiding American citizens. Here are some historical quotes from some of our Founding Fathers, and other famous scholars: "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- Thomas Jefferson "The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary." -- H. L. Mencken US editor (1880 - 1956) "Who will govern the governors? There is only one force in the nation that can be depended upon to keep the government pure and the governors honest, and that is the people themselves. They alone, if well informed, are capable of preventing the corruption of power, and of restoring the nation to its rightful course if it should go astray. They alone are the safest depository of the ultimate powers of government" -- Thomas Jefferson "When the people fear their government, there is Tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is Liberty." -- Thomas Jefferson "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." -- Benjamin Franklin "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule." -- H.L. Mencken "The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government -- lest it come to dominate our lives and interests." -- Patrick Henry "In questions of power, then, let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution." -- Thomas Jefferson "One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." -- Plato "A Patriot is merely a rebel at the start. In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot." -- Mark Twain "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves." -- Edward R. Murrow "If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom, go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel, nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you. May your chains set lightly upon you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." -- Samuel Adams "Those who already walk submissively will say there is no cause for alarm. But submissiveness is not our heritage. The First Amendment was designed to allow rebellion to remain as our heritage. The Constitution was designed to keep government off the backs of the people. The Bill of Rights was added to keep the precincts of belief and expression, of the press, of political and social activities free from surveillance. The Bill of Rights was designed to keep agents of government and official eavesdroppers away from assemblies of people. The aim was to allow men to be free and independent and to assert their rights against government." -- Justice William O. Douglas (Laird v. Tatum, 1972)
  8. 7 points
    My Maverick HPX-T and Pathfinder 2400 TRS are posing and ready for some action on this beautiful Saturday in Rockport, Texas. These are perfect boats for our water, with miles of very shallow flats, but the Gulf is only minutes away.
  9. 7 points
    2500 PF a year later. After a year (and a few months) of frequent use I thought I would give a review of my 2500 Hybrid. I got this boat in August of 2017. It’s coming due for 400 hr service. I’ve certainly put enough hours on it to give a well informed review. There were a few issues shortly after I got it. The rear livewell with the clear lexan plate would clog constantly with debris, grass or small baitfish that were able to get through the clear plate. After contacting the forum and the factory I determined this was a known issue and many of the forum users created their own sleeve of PVC or other pipe/hose and drilled holes all around it to reduce the suction at the top of the drain pipe. After doing this I was able to stop using the clear plate altogether. It still clogs from time to time but it’s now a quick fix to remove the grass from the sleeve and get on with my day. There was a fuel issue. I could not get the boat to take gas. The pump would stop due to back pressure from the tank. It was eventually determined that the vent nipple was welded shut when it was installed. A new vent was installed and the issue was resolved. This took many trips to the dealer and an e-mail to the factory to remedy. The Ameratrail trailer had one issue. A misalignment of the rear axle was causing tire wear and failure. 3 tires in less than 6 months. Ameratrail made good on this and we made a 3100 mile road trip shortly after the repair with zero issues. I’m still on the same 4 tires I made that trip with back in July. I bought and had installed a Rhodan 36 Volt trolling motor. It’s been to the shop twice under warranty. One time for a mother board issue. The other for a broken steering gear. Rhodan service was fantastic. They sent a courier to my house, picked up the motor and had it back to me inside of a week. The motor is very possibly the best option I put on the boat. Using it in "anchor" mode for hours does not drain the batteries more than 30-40%. And these are just wet cell Interstates bought at Costco. It has plenty of power to move the boat along a shoreline or against strong current in passes. Just today I had to do some work on both power poles. I will put up a separate post regarding this. Now the good stuff. Coming out of a 2003 22 V this boat is sooo much more comfortable. It eats the Pine Island chop on windy days and performs very well in the Gulf. It does not seem to draft much more than the old 22 V but I do find that I am more cautious as I really don’t want to have to try to push this beast off of a sand bar. I fish 4 people often and the front deck is so big that I’ve had all 4 of them up there at times working an oyster bar or shoreline with room for me to wiggle in and assist. Storage is massive and dry. There is plenty of room for my stuff and whatever my clients need to bring along for a fun day on the water. The fish box holds ice for well over a day. Once it is cooled I can just add some ice the following day to the remaining ice. There is more than enough room in there for fish, chum, frozen bait, etc. I really don't see the need for the macerator pump but I run it a little each time I clean the box to keep in working. The live well, once modifications were made to the drainpipe, is large enough to keep 4 people in bait and live chum for a good days fishing. I do wish there was an option for a full height leaning post live well but I didn't want to lose out on the comfy seat for the optional small leaning post live well offered. The LeBrock seat is fantastic! Comfortable and the flip up feature makes for plenty of room to walk through to help clients on either side of the boat. I had a local canvas place make a removable cover for the seat that I use while fishing. Its made of sunbrella and it keeps all the grime off the upholstery. I remove it at the end of the day. When it gets really grimy, I toss it in the washer. The console doors up front allow easy access to the batteries and there is a ton of storage space available in there as well. The boat is big but nimble and maneuverable. It responds well to the throttle and helm and tracks well when backing up around the docks. I chose to put a 15 x 20 3 blade powertech prop on the boat. The hole shot suffers a bit compared to the 4 blade props I tried but once up and moving it cruises around 35-38 with 3-4 people, full livewell and full fuel. Top speed with just me is 57-60 depending in the day. Fuel economy seems to hover around 2.8-3.1 at 3900-4200 rpms. I am hearing good things about the Enertia Eco props from Mercury and am considering one in the near future. I really like this boat. I do not miss my old 22V. (I never thought I would say that.) I get a lot of compliments from clients and from folks at the dock about it. It seems everyone wants one. Thanks to Maverick Boat Company for doing what you do. Build a good product and stand behind it when the need arises. I would not hesitate to buy another when the time comes.
  10. 7 points
    I have posted up my absolute favorite sunrise pic in the past, and my wife got a scent of my appreciation for it. She surprised me this Christmas with a local artists redition of it. Love that woman. . .
  11. 7 points
    Picked up my new fishing buddy a couple of weeks ago. Her name is "Maggie May"--she's really smart. I've been putting her on the boat in the garage for a while to let her get used to it. Will probably try it on the water in a couple more weeks. Can't wait!
  12. 7 points
    Y'all are jerks. Thanks for all the encouragement to keep going. She's off the market. Had three offers in 3 days, one full priced from a very good friend, two others that I would consider if I get to a point I needed the money. Fact is, the more I thought about selling her, the more I realized I don't want to. Now that I know I can sell her if I need to, it takes all the pressure off. She isn't costing me anything to be sitting in the yard, and I can do the plumbing and re-rigging myself, maybe even make some progress on re-wiring. As for the fiberglass, if anyone has very good, very reliable, and very reasonable glass guys that you can recommend, I'll take the names and numbers via PM for when I'm ready. One step at a time. . .
  13. 7 points
    Hey Gang! Thought I would sign up and introduce myself after stalking your forum for a number of months! In the midst of purchasing a new Atlantic Blue Hull and Cosole Redfisher 18. Super excited to join the Maverick family. I have owned 2 different Sailfish CC in the past 12 years and sold my 2008 2660 earlier this year. It was a well used boat with nearly 2500 hours on the clock and 27000 miles on the hull! Since then I have been crawling over all sorts of bay boats, skiffs and flats boats and was continually drawn back to the Redfisher. Last week my local dealer received the boat I’m purchasing and I had a “have to have it” moment : ) I put a deposit on it and patiently waited for a weather window for a sea trail which came yesterday. All went well and looking to take delivery the middle of next week. Looking forward to the mobility of a smaller boat and the chance to get around the state a bit and fish some different waters. Boat at is powered by a 115 SHO which seems like the perfect balance of power and efficiency. Came from the factory with a power pole and Garmin 741xs. I will be adding a trolling motor in the future but wanted to see exactly how I fish it before making a decision. Look forward to getting involved with this forum and contribute when I can! Tom from West Palm Beach
  14. 7 points
    There are so many “half-truths” and misconceptions from #Bullsugar. They went from a grass roots clean water origination, to almost a political propaganda machine. I believe if anyone wants to get involved, Captains for Clean Water is doing a good, fair job. History as I see it: Per this video, they are claiming “ranchers and farmers”, north of the lake, are an issue. Really? Most of the ranchers lost every inch of pasture that even touches the river, in the 90’s. That’s right, all the way to the high watermark on the oaks. Some even lost their entire ranch. The Lanier family, Lunas, Clements, Ming’s, etc. lost thousands of acers it the Kissimmee deal. These ranches were just North of FL 98 and west of Micco Bluff Road. I’m quite sure there are more but these few are the ones I know about. If you run the river, hunting or fishing, you will see where the restoration project is. In that same area, back in the late 80’s, the State of Florida went after the dairies that use to dot the landscape of the prairie. The state mandated that each dairy hold all their own waste. Yep, septic fields for cow poo. There is multiple acre sized septic systems at the cost of millions of dollars to the dairy farmers. Some large dairies could afford to do it, while most changed to beef, or just sold out. Now, a cowboy is just a grass farmer; farmers are frugal individuals. Does anyone believe that they are spending that much money on that much tonnage of fertilizer for their pasture grass? Nowhere near what is used further up the basin and chain of lakes. Ever seen a blade of brown grass at Disney? The biggest load of phosphorus getting into the lake is coming from further north, Orlando. We don’t hear anyone talking too much about that…. EAA: There has to be a better plan than “Its Big Sugar’s Fault”. I believe they are a little dirty but nowhere near the big offender. Yes, they need to give up enough land to build the canals, to let the water flow south but it also needs to be controlled. It’s pretty arrogant to just say “screw them” “take it all” and make it a flood plain. People live there, work there and have for generations. I’m sure if people were coming after your livelihood and home, you would be ready to fight also. The area South of Clewiston is dotted with containment areas and STA’s. The farmers in the EAA do pump water to them and have been working with SFWMD and FWC on the levels and also public access. Now they need to add more canals to get it south. You can see the road project on Tamiami Trail (US41) going on now. Great idea and an engineering feat within itself. The only issue I see is the next fight for getting water under that bridge will be with the Seminole and Miccosukee Tribes. These guys are a sovereign nation and you all know they don’t like being told what to do. This battle will be harder than fighting the Fanjuls. No clear plan, no clear solution. It *** but it's not just one thing causing this. It's all of us that live in South Florida also; it's too crowded and over developed. One thing I think about all the time is that it took a long time to screw it up, it will take a long time to fix. Hope to see it in my lifetime.
  15. 7 points
    Sweeping Big jigs under some east coast bridges
  16. 7 points
    Got out with my little guy. He's only 4 but he's already hooked on fishing.
  17. 7 points
    And he broke it in already......
  18. 7 points
    A couple noteworthy snappers from this week.... 31.5" Muton and 25" mango
  19. 7 points
    Gotcha (But just waiting on the day I read that with Slyshons name next to it)
  20. 6 points
    If you're in the 305 area code go with blue, and the largest stereo you can possibly fit on the boat, and LED lights that blink in accordance with the bass hits of you favorite hip-hop tracks. Broward County and all points north go with the cream.
  21. 6 points
    Thanks to all... Cesarean done, both went through that well. Abby (the baby) already underwent her 1st surgery before being 8 hours old and she's showing she's a fighter already. Getting ready for the next step, one day, hour or minute at a time! Prayers seem to be working so far, so keep them coming!
  22. 6 points
    Heavenly Father reach down and touch this precious child. Guide the Surgens Hands to do your work. Touch mom and dads hearts, give them calm in these trying times. The family has asked for prayers and lord we lift them up. Amen
  23. 6 points
  24. 6 points
    Put the aftermarket SHO decals on today that are color matched to hull and blue power poles
  25. 6 points
    Once you have gone to the dance it is hard to stay away! For those of you who still have hope of not going down the road to prop mayhem look for the warning signs: You are just looking for a prop with good holeshot AND good topend You justify spending $500 to gain .3 GPH between 2000-2200 RPM You have props for lowtide and hightide days, fun days and hardcore fishing days then a set for winter and summer You have more than one prop shop number on you phone and multiple contact points for said prop shops You have been asked why you need to send a brand new prop to get "fixed" before you have even put an hour on it. You have a logbook full of speed/rpm data and pages of notes. You have props sitting around unused for years just because. You have walked by your trolling motor and wondered how it would work with just a bit of cup on the tips. You have said this is the last one I'm going to try then I'm done! I do not mean to offend anyone but this is a major problem taking over the boating world and prop companies are not helping by always coming out with new props. There is help out there, just be very careful of who you go to. Some of these help groups are just people that have props you have not tried and offer you to use it. BTW, Has anyone ran a Turbo TXP on a Redfisher hull?
  26. 6 points
    Hello everyone Brad M invited me to join your forum and help provide some technical help and answers to some of the questions being asked regrading Flash tuning the Yamaha 4.2 litre V6 engines and possibly our Nizpro 450s Supercharger systems. I see Brian from Ft Myers has also come aboard and shared some of his customers results, hi Brian, great to see you posting. I guess after reading this thread I can clearly see a number of questions and comments that need addressing, some I will be able to help with and some are simply peoples differing views about modify factory standard engines. These can never be answered with a right or wrong answer and are simply different people’s views which they are certainly entitled to, all I can do is possibly offer a different perspective. Please let me start with the mechanical side of the discussion. The Yamaha 4.2 litre V6 engine is a very well designed robust and an efficient power plant. All outboard engines work in a very harsh hi duty cycle environment, so there will always be an odd issue with all brands of engine, non are perfect. However Yamaha is at the pointy end of reliability, economy and performance. Some will say that if you want to go fast you must have Mercury. In many ways this is an accurate statement. Mercury for as long as I can remember ( 30 years plus ) have always developed products that are more speed focused, their marketing has always relied on race results to enforced there performance and they have really been the only manufacture that has constantly supported race series ,even to this day. By contrast Yamaha have been very conservative, however this does not mean that they also cannot produce a performance engine. The main problem is if you want to go fast there is simply a very limited range of parts available off the shelf for Yamaha product. Props, steering, 15 inch trunks are all easily obtainable for Mercury, all the other brands up to now there has been virtually nothing available. So if you are focusing on a high speed mono or cats Mercury really has been your choice, your circles of friends have similar boats and engines, it’s all you see, but please be open minded, there are now other options becoming available. This is a hugh benefit for all outboard owners, remember competition breeds innovation. So let’s clear this up once and for all. Are all 4.2 litre 200 though to 300 hp engine s the same? It terms of power output all Yamaha V6 4.2 litre power heads are the same. Yes Offshore have added corrosion protection and larger charge rates. But the rotating assembly and its ability to produce a given Hp number is the same wether it has a 200,225,250 or 300 hp sticker placed on the engine cowl. Yamaha are far from alone in both the automotive and marine industry in producing one engine series while being able to market and sell them at difference power levels. This would now be more common than not. The change in power output is confined to Engine Management Calibration and normally done over a number of different areas within the calibration. Fuel, spark, camshaft timing and throttle opening can all be adjusted to deliver the power and torque curve needed to produce engines of different ratings to suit difference applications at difference consumer price points, while at the exact same design, tooling and manufacturing costs to the manufacture. Typically manufactures will have the model engine that is currently available in its highest power output already developing more power for an upcoming model for later release, with minimal changes required. Of course at some point the same basic architecture has a power limit within the original design scope. So once the above is explained turning a 200 SHO or a 225 offshore into a 300 hp engine has zero impact in reliability, emissions or economy over buying a standard 300 hp engine from Yamaha in the first place. Once you look at it in these terms and then look at our re flashing power outputs we have a 10% increase in output over standard, hardly a reliability breaker when done correctly. Why don’t Yamaha offer a 325 hp version? The answer to this question is purely guess work. Yamaha do have a 275 SHO for their own Japanese market, why don’t we have it? Who knows? Why don’t they offer a 325 Offshore? Maybe they believed it would take sales from their F350 V8. It’s not because of durability of the power head or lower unit. Durability tests can be performed a number of ways. One would be to take the maximum horse power derivative engine of that series and run 1000 hours at full throttle, maximum load at the maximum rated engine speed and see if the engineers got it right. Do this to a number of production samples and if all is successful they are ready for release. Like most manufactures this would be just one of the durability tests performed, or something very similar. Given this above example the same company would not need to test their lower hp models of identical mechanical specification for durability, as they have much lower outputs than the original test engine. So the next question I hear is what durability testing has Nizpro performed on their 332hp tune. From our perspective we have done a similar version of testing as the above example but we have done this using a 450 Supercharged version of the same engine. Using the same engineering reasoning , if the same power unit can survive a durability test at 450 hp then the likely hood of a mechanical rotating assemble failure at 335 hp would be very very low and not to mention odd. While saying that we have also tested the 332 NA tune very well separately. The exact same principle can be carried over the rest of the outboards components including the lower unit. The lower unit gets many mentions regarding how quickly they are going to explode after we install a supercharger to the engine on many forums and social media pages. However that has simply not been our experience. We have actually seen no lower unit failures caused by the add power being added to the engines via Supercharging. All lower units and engines wear out over time, that time can be influenced by servicing or lack thereof, but it terms of failure from increased power we have seen zero. Not a single broken gear or prop shaft. In our own testing running power levels well beyond 500 hp we still have never seen a failure of a standard Yamaha lower unit. I would also like to touch on Brian’s point regarding costs of The Supercharger system and some of its benefits. The Supercharger system has a broad application base, from very high speed bass boats to large centre consul boats. The added upgrades that Brian mentioned can certain be true in the case of a 22 Foot bass boat that with the standard 250 SHO engine is already running 85 mph. Adding the Supercharger system will have this same boat in the low 100 mph bracket. Yes this boat for handling purposes needs added modifications, better steering, lower unit nose cone and so on. Anyone aiming for maximum speed is always going to want to test and purchase the fastest prop also. But this is a little like hotting up your car’s engine and then fitting better brakes, wheels and tyres, very sensible but it’s just the cost of wanting to go fast. On the other hand taking a 50 mph Centre consul boat owner who wants to increase his cruise speed by 8 to 10 MPH while still only wanting to sit on 4000 rpm so his economy is still good and not wanting to rev the hell out of his engine for hours at a time, the installation of the supercharger can be done with no other modifications or upgrades other than a prop change, we all except this is standard procedure when wanting the best performance for an individual application. We have also had installs where the standard engines have been prop’s to 5400 rpm, adding the supercharger allowed 6400 rpm and no prop change was require. So Brian’s point is very valid in as far as the cost consideration is on a case by case application. Now for the warranty question. I have a very different opinion regarding warranty than many, not all but many. Firstly for customers wanting to take their 200 or 225 SHO engines up to a standard Yamaha 250 SHO power rating yes we can simple load a standard 250 HP file into your ECU. At this point all the talk about reliability and so on goes out the window, you now have a standard Yamaha 250 hp calibration., its not aftermarket if factory Yamaha. The same goes for the Offshore 225 and 250 and getting them to 300. We of course offer the 332 hp tune as our standard upgrade with a few rpm limiter options. My comment with warranty is this, people often say I will wait until my warranty runs out, then I will modify my engine, if it then has an issue I will pay for it. This makes no sense to me personally. If you are willing to pay for a problem after the engine runs out of warranty then what really is the difference if you have a problem with a modified engine while it’s in warranty, you’re still going to be paying if an issue arises. But your engine is now 3 years older Ok you’re losing the built in cost that you paid for your warranty at the time of purchase, banking on whatever goes wrong will be fully covered. On the flip side you’re going to drive around for 3 years knowing that the engine you have is capable of so much more. People are so much more patient than me!! If you engines are for commercial purposes and you are changing them every 12 month so they are always covered then fine I get it. But if you are generally serious about modifying when the warranty runs out, then when that day comes you have excepted you’re on your own, at that point life’s short modify now and have some fun. Thanks for having me, hope I’ve helped clear up some of your questions. Simon
  27. 6 points
    Picked up my first Maverick back in April and couldn't be happier. Coming from a 16' Xpress with a tiller, I have enjoyed the versatility of this rig the most. Fished everything from Alabama Lakes to Offshore in South Florida and the HPX never skipped a beat. Looking forward to many more years with her. Here are a few pictures from this summer.
  28. 6 points
    This one got started early too. All he has ever wanted to do was be a Captain. He was using my john boat (after he got the old Johnson motor running) by himself when he was 10 or 12 (after going through the Coast Guard Safe Boaters course!). He want to the Maine Maritime Academy, had a job with the Military Sealift Command before he graduated (with a degree and an Unlimited Tonnage CG license), was one of the youngest to ever make Master in the history of MSC. He recently was accepted into the Apprentice program with the Virginia Pilot Association. Best thing you can do for a kid is get him/her involved in boating and fishing.
  29. 6 points
    Not quite a slob as above but this girl inhaled a mirrordine XL and avoided the landing net by just jumping her *** into the boat today at Flamingo.
  30. 6 points
  31. 6 points
    Y'all are crazy posting those pics, when SCOT sees this thread he's gonna grab your guns first! BTW, we are allowed to own fully automatic guns and silencers. You just gotta give Uncle Sugar an extra $200.
  32. 6 points
    Hmmmmmm, I don't remember the Constitution saying anything about "responsible" gun ownership. Maybe the effort of the gun control advocates should be to amend, or change, the U.S. Constitution. Let's just go ahead, and figure out where the country is on gun ownership!!!!!! PERIOD!!!!! You just ignored my comments on how I see liberals working on this issue. I can promise you that if so called "assault rifles" (which are nothing more than semi auto rifles that look "bad" and maybe have a bigger mag) were banned, and the weapon of choice for mass shootings became pistols, they would then be screaming for "pistol" control. In fact, just in the last few weeks, I heard more people are killed in mass shootings with pistols than with assault rifles. To me, the NRA simply represents an equal, and opposite reaction. You would never hear from the NRA if there wasn't such a loud clamor from the liberals for "gun control." Give the liberals an inch, and they will snatch a mile!
  33. 5 points
    I was the second person to respond to a post by Outlaw he had a polling platform he was giving away. I responded by say that if the first fella did not come I would be delighted to come pick it up. Well Outlaw got back to me and said come get it. Wow what a great guy. Thanks Outlaw really really cool of you! And now my 2006 Redfisher 16 has a platform were before there was none. Outlaw your the best!
  34. 5 points
    Sunrise from my dock.
  35. 5 points
    My nephew nabbed this one on a pilchard yesterday in the 10k. Quick pic and healthy release. He did a great job keeping it out of the trees. He also managed a nice trout and small redfish to finish things out. Nicely done all around. 😀
  36. 5 points
  37. 5 points
    Making progress - we're starting to put fiberglass and gel coat BACK ON, instead of taking it off. At this point, all the gel coat cracks have been ground out and explored, no more issues uncovered. Things should start moving more quickly now!
  38. 5 points
    Well, work starts up again Monday on my MA 18. First stop: Repair the crack on the bottom that was caused by the delaminated stringer (stringers have already been fixed). While that is being done and before the rear deck is put back on, she will be totally re-wired, soup-to-nuts. New bow lights, new pumps, new plumbing. In the meantime, the 100 hr service has been done on the motor, and we'll be replacing the upper seals in the lower unit shortly. Next stop will be putting the deck back on and re-rigging. God willing, I'll have a boat again sometime this year!
  39. 5 points
    Holidays slowed us up but we wrapped up cowling today, spraying the blue awlgrip tomorrow. Decals next week and my ol Pathy will look like a new sled
  40. 5 points
    Memories, My son and I fish together a lot and did not miss the chance to go yesterday since we were both off work. he brought up something on his phone from Facebook called memories that almost brought a tear to my eye. Apparently it shows you what you were doing on that same day last year and he showed me that the last 4 years (since he has had Facebook anyway) the two of us have started the new year together on the water fishing! We looked at the pictures of past new years day jaunts and got a good laugh of our times together. We fished the south side of Tampa bay from Little Manatee river down to Joe island and back. We did not see or catch any live bait but did get some shrimp before putting in at the ramp. Fish were on the points were the current was moving in 2-5' of water.
  41. 5 points
    Some may have seen my thread on where to get the OEM SS cable replacements as I had one break. While that Q was answered there were a few other suggestions for alternatives So I was going to order the cables and took the other off to measure it and noted the rust and crud on it and noted it was about to break as well. Im normally not a cheap a** when it comes to the pathy but I just wasnt willing to pay what they wanted for something that was going to corrode and sure to break. I tried the parachute cord and it worked ok but had to shorten the length to account for the stretch once it took the weight of the lid. Wanted something without stretch and thought the mono Idea might work as it was suggested by JohnD but wasnt sure about the crimp on ends. I got to looking around and had some 10-12 ga wire ring terminals that were pretty HD. Found some 500lb mono at a local shop that easily fit into the ring term. So I melted the ends to mushroom it for insurance and crimped them on.... wouldnt you know they work perfectly zero stretch and will never rust! Another huge benefit to me was being able to make them to the length I wanted as I didnt care for how far the OEM cables had them open. Made mine to 12.125" CTC opening of the ring terminals.
  42. 5 points
    Finally got to check one more species off the bucketlist . 🇺🇸☠️
  43. 5 points
    10 pounds on midnight mullet pattern. It seems the smaller snook are going for the glass minnow and a little larger profile for the bigger ones. Got into the backing on one yesterday on a really nice one but the 20# tippet didn’t hold up. Put on a bite tippet this am. dh
  44. 5 points
    I will not tell anyone what oil to use nor which is "best", it is their boat, as long as it meets the requirements it will work. If there is a better product for me I will use it over the OEM brand. I don't put AC Delco oil in my Chevy but rather Mobile1 because it works for me. Some prefer Racor fuel filters over Yamaha big blue. It all comes down to what works for the owner and what the owner like, OEM or not.
  45. 5 points
    This week , I had the pleasure to build some nice products for a couple MHP sleds . First is a massive casting platform 36”x32” with an removable oval sissy bar , for an 18’ Master Angler Second , I updated a classic Mirage poling platform . Removed the fiberglass shell and built a ring , which will have a Sea Dek platform . Both pieces will be powdercoated , gloss black and have custom made Sea Dek combings and lids . Enjoy #AIMWELDING #INSHOREMARINESPECIALTIES 🇺🇸☠️
  46. 5 points
    Been the summer of Sailfish here in Ft. Pierce, cannot find a Dolphin to save my life! Cool shot from this past weekend, caught a buddy his first and second Sailfish in an hour, he was done after the 2nd one. Skip
  47. 5 points
    So I haven't been on for a while...and this was a few months ago... We love our Pathfinder 2200!
  48. 5 points
  49. 5 points
    Finally getting around to posting some pictures! Thanks again whichwaysup for all the help.
  50. 5 points
    Performed 100 hr maintenance including Seastar helm hydraulic steering pump reseal and the Smurf rocked on the lake
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