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  1. billythekid

    1978 Berg Boat aka Maverick Master Angler

    do you still have this?
  2. billythekid

    Finally a perfect trailer for my Maverick Ameritrail baby!!!!

    racerxv6 yes when we had the old 2 stroke on the boat the hatch had to be open for the rigging tube. now that we have a jack plate and a vmax 115 it is not required.
  3. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    also put a proper set of slippers under the old girl. Ameritrail trailers enough said. my 5 year could load the boat. thats how easy it goes on the trailer. all stainless package with aluminum rims, spare tire. stainless tie down straps in the back and walking plank on driverside
  4. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    A couple changes we made in the past couple weeks. Atlas jackplate and 115 vmax four stroke
  5. well some of you know I restored a very old 1977 No7 Berg boat 18.5 master angler. I had purchased two different trailers with the same dismall results. alot of empty promises on the trailer companies telling me they knew the hull and the trailer I needed. and when they showed up they were the same bullshit twin bunk trailer you can put under any center console. Which is fine for those kind of boats. I contacted Scott Locke at ameritrail since that is where my Yellowfin trailer is from and nothing but good things to say about that triple axle trailer, he told me that in order to build the perfect trailer for it he wanted the boat at is facility to scan the bottom of the boat. He made it painless since his haulers are delivering trailers almost everyday he sent one on his way back to pic the boat up and bring it to his shop and to bring it back to me. Well the final result is a trailer where the boat sits almost 10" lower than the generic trailer , the trailer runs the full length of the boat so the rear tie downs are even with the back, a custom built support system under the boat to have it seamlessly slide on a off the trailer like nothing I have seen before, The side cradles make it that my 5 year could put the boat on the trailer. Also we added the side platform, to walk on and and aluminum rims. the trailer goes down 95 like its not even there. it is truly impressive , the only mistake I made was not going to scott first to build the trailer. I have to weed through two turds before I rested my baby on this work of art!!!!!
  6. uild date of 5/99, super clean 20" 115 Yamaha 2-stroke. Perfect compression and clean gear oil (green Merc High-Performance oil was in it, so that went back into it). Intakes were removed and boiled clean. This motor fires right up and runs like a clock. Comes with comes with prop and some gauages and I think I might have a gauge harness to go with it. Motor is a commercial model and has the oil bypass on it from the factory, the oil gets mixed in with the gas. I bought the motor year and a half ago for my maverick restoration and have ran it for the past three months. I had an oppertunity to buy a 115 four stroke from a friend and is the reason for the upgrade. Motor has stainless protective skeg on it. Cowling has a couple skuffs on it fromone of the hatches but nothing major.power trim and tilt works perfect . I also have a video of it running. Compression test is from 12 running hours ago, last two pics are from when I purchased it off an older gentlemans 18' hewes. Pick up in staurt florida at American custom yachts call, text or email 732 241 4774 billrowan123@gmail.com Asking $3,400 everywhere else will take 3k for it here
  7. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    They are working on some things also the thermostats were all crapped up
  8. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    thank you oh no its getting all slimed up with cast nets and chum, I fish my boats pretty hard. Thats what there meant for!
  9. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    the boat was floated!!!! the boat went down the river like a shot for 400yds.... looks like the fuel pump is gonna need a cleaning. gonna work on that this week and get fishin on it!!!!
  10. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    I apologize for he painfully slow progress, its just with me in NJ , things dont get done as fast!!!! hopefully some inwater pics to follow this weekend
  11. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    here are some pics when we were over at Randys shop Durite boatworks figuring out where the leak was coming from. Seadek from Open Water Concepts and cushions are going on in the next few weeks also
  12. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    unfortunatley the boat didnt make it in the water when I was down there from an unexpected fuel leak that was resolved(chain that holds the fuel cap was leaking) figured out what is was but by the time it was fixed I was home. everyhinf in functioning on the boat now with the exception of the vhf radio which is getting installed in the next few days.
  13. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    hopefully everything goes smoothly for a little cruise on tues electronics are done, wiring is down, with the exception of the vhf radio which will be comepleted shortly. batteries are in , all the hardware is mounted and just some small stuff left to finish saturday and monday.
  14. billythekid

    1978 18' Maverick / berg

    well the end is near and it will be splashing on tues on a long awaited restoration. couple things left to do like trolling motor shoe, seadek under gunnels, and jackplate eventually.
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