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About heweymagoos

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  1. Console rod holders

  2. POLL: 2017 - more good than bad, or more bad than good?

  3. 18MA VS 18 EGRET

    Thanks for all the responses. From the research I've done it really seems like Egrets don't get any 'warranty work'. I can't even find a thread of one getting a new gas tank, stringer work etc. Though I have read horror stories of brand new pathfinders having stringer issues, gelcoat cracks etc. It seems like Egret is a boat you buy for a lifetime. Still not sure which route to take.
  4. 18MA VS 18 EGRET

    I'm in the used market for a boat and I know this place has tons of information about the legendary MA. My main question is ride and build quality of an 18 MA to an 18 Egret. Has anyone here fished off the two that could chime in? The Egret is priced substantially higher than a 18 MA, but finding a used MA in good condition seems to be harder, and when they come they usually come in waves. I just fished off a 210 moccasin (a boat built by egret) and that thing rode amazing. Please feel free to chime in and shed some insight
  5. Goodland 10/17

    managed this one nice snook in Fakahatchee bay
  6. Holiday Camping

    Was there a month ago with my parents class c rig. The hotel was still closed, but trailers were for rent. Honestly the trailer rental is the way to go, especially if it comes with a deeded dock which is at the other end of the park. The three pools/hot tubs are pristine and well worth the money.
  7. Going tomorrow morning with a buddy on his Egret/Moccasin 210. Will post a report. My first time out of Goodland, I'm a outdoor resorts Choko guy so I should learn a thing or 2.
  8. I talked with the owner at Rolls before I got my new trailer. He told me they are always out picking up and dropping off boats and they could make arrangements to pick my boat up as well as drop it off may want to consider ROCKET in north Miami. They built my trailer, all stainless hardware, and then I took the boat down there and they fine tuned it with boat. Dropped bunks as low as they could get them. They've been around a long time. Right at 2800 for everything. I got quotes from ameratrail for 3800.
  9. 2006 18 Maverick MA w/F150

    The one that was for 21,500 had 600 plus hours, this one is half, that in my opinion is worth at least 2-3 grand.
  10. Lowrance HDS 9 Gen3-Who's running?

    If your considering Simrad go on boe marine. They have re maned units with 1 year warranty for a fraction of cost. I ran a Simrad nss7 evo 2 on my last boat and plan on running again on my next. Glenn's chip is worth every penny. When you order he puts you on his email list and sends emails once every few months. He sent an email when the nss3 series came out saying he was having issues with his chip working to full potential, may want to call and ask before you order. Glenn runs Simrad so he's probably your best bet if you want the best advise. I, myself am a choko newbie, I've been fishing there past 3 years, and have gone fishing with people that have been going there since the late 80s that don't use gps, and they say FMT has shown them things they never new of. I would strongly recommend considering a 12 inch screen for the following reasons. One is that Glenn's chip has so much information and notations that if your running from rabbit key pass down to plover or bird and you want to zoom out the screen is filled with stuff and you really can't keep track of where your at, this is true on a smaller screen, not so much as true on a larger screen. Next reason is if you do go 12 inch I would suggest mounting on a RAM to have closer to eye level. Check out these mounts http://www.balzoutllc.com. The salesman at my west marine store are block heads and I wouldn't let them fix me a sandwich. You can get an idea of what I'm talking about regarding zooming out while running, as well as FMT on Simrad. Hope this helps.
  11. Another New Model?

    I like all the Egret comments
  12. Anyone plan on fishing next weekend? I plan on going, kinda first maiden voyage since I've completed my project. Ran 20 miles or so a few weeks back out of port everglades to burn off some old fuel and make a good long run. She checked out ok. Hope to stain the deck.