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  1. Master Angler Repower

    I know you guys wont believe this but I repowered my 1987 ma 18.5 with a2007 mercury 4stroke 90 (cause I had it on another boat I wasn't using ) yes I said 90. I run two weekends and then some on a tank of gas Top speed is 38 at 5500 rpms and loaded two men fuel ice and fishing rods. I'm not a speed demon so this works well for me.
  2. 1987 18' MA

    just saw this post anything I can help you with
  3. Newbie 97 Maverick RL

    are piling platforms taller then poling platforms sorry couldn't help myself lol, Nice boat I have been kicking around the sea deck idea yours looks great. Enjoy your maverick
  4. "tower boats"

    we are trying to figure out seating im a little short so the console is a little tall for me and when my tall son sits down I have to stand but then the console is a little low. I know this may sound petty but I like to be comfortable (like in by truck with the adjustable seat lol) . I just see where this could take away all the small problems and not only that it would look cool. We already have one of the only flats boats in our area this would make it stand out even more .
  5. "tower boats"

    I was going through you tube videos and found the east cape videos. They are building a lot of what they call "tower Boats" I like the maverick hull better but also really like that tower set up. Anybody done this to their MA 18.5 . I would love to see pics and see how it rides.
  6. kevlar hull on 87 MA

    anyway to confirm this I looked again and the inside of the hull is dark brown with black fibers. cant get a good picture due to the size of hole im looking in.
  7. Are the rod holders structural

    I walked around the boat and I think if I do remove them I will put something back structurally.
  8. kevlar hull on 87 MA

    I looked further into the hatch up front and the hull material looks just like the console material. Going to reach out to the factory and see if they can confirm.
  9. kevlar hull on 87 MA

    I will take a picture and upload it the hull is brown substrate with black fibers running diagonal . Whichwayup is that a Kevlar console in the boat ?
  10. kevlar hull on 87 MA

    I tried to do a search about this before I asked but could not find anything. It looks like the hull of my boat is Kevlar does that make sense . 1987 MA
  11. Does anyone know if the rod holders are structural. I want to remove them and finish the underside of the gunnels but Im afraid that the rod holders may support the gunnel for weight.
  12. Batteries discharge overnight sorta

    I added a on board charger when the cranking battery started giving me trouble . I have the wiring all opened up now I think Im going to re wire. I have been hooked on the show Dream Boats and I have a bunch of cool ideas from the show. Everything they work with is older. Looking into sea decking the ole girl (grey with black outlines) . Funny if we are pulling the boat out and anybody is around they always come ask about it and cant believe its a 87. Also going to add some stake out poles to it. Cant afford the power pole just yet. I might take you up on a fishing trip when it warms a little .
  13. Batteries discharge overnight sorta

    Wow you talking about living right. My neighbor bought a boat and it had a bow mount trolling motor. He went and bought 2 new batteries for his boat and never used them . I asked him if he wanted to sell them and he said no but he would give them to me. He gave me 2 brand new Duracell 27 group marine batteries. Save me a lot of money for sure.
  14. Batteries discharge overnight sorta

    Thanks for all the replies. My motor is just a standard bow mount trolling motor. I plan on a re wire here shortly and will no better how the boat is wired. Just find it tough to swallow that 900.00 dollars worth of batteries that are only 2 to 3 years old are bad and a 7 year old everstart is still good .
  15. Batteries discharge overnight sorta

    so I did not turn off battery switch but to be honest im not sure its even tied into the trolling motor circuit. Why would the batteries drain if they are just hooked up to the trolling motor . Thanks for the replies. Update I thought I had recovered one battery but when I checked the voltage it was back to 5 volts. Im giving up going back to Walmart batteries lol.