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About DavisIslander

  • Rank
    Retired Navy Chief
  • Birthday 08/28/1957


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  • Bio
    2004 Hewes Redfish18 Owner
  • Occupation
    University Administrator
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  • Location
    Davis Islands Tampa Florida
  • Full Name
    Stephen Miciak

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  1. DavisIslander

    Cheap boat jk

    Slightly used! Here at the Davis Islands boat ramp. Images were taken upwind.
  2. DavisIslander

    Trolling motor shaft length for 18’ Hewes

    Ahhhhh, I wouldn't go with a 48! I have the 54" and it's good!
  3. DavisIslander

    Not a good sign

    They sure do! Sadly $$$ talks and they have puppets in high places!
  4. DavisIslander

    Not a good sign

    I wish we could limit the number of folks moving to our state but alas, "it's a free country"! I'm frustrated as well, but trust me, commercial folks are not taking Redfish, Snook, or Trout either. I plan on driving North to Hernando to at least try to bring home a Red. Miss eating Snook and Red. Not much for Trout.
  5. DavisIslander

    Florida Fishing Products

    Sounds great! Any Cons:
  6. DavisIslander

    Rust Remover

    Thank you everyone! A nice project to work on when the wind whips up here in Tampa Bay! Appreciate the input!
  7. DavisIslander

    Sheepshead - Winter trip #2

    Nice job! Tasty haul that's for sure!!
  8. DavisIslander

    Rust Remover

    I’m getting these rust “rings” and would like to know what everyone is using to remove it? Wire brush? Toothbrush? Chemicals? Thanks! Tight lines!
  9. DavisIslander

    Gandy Ramp

    Stand down! It was discussed last night at the County Commission meeting and thrown out. They WILL NOT lock up the boat ramps.
  10. DavisIslander

    IPilot remote freeze up?

    Sounds like a battery issue...that's where I would start. Also unplug and plug in motor.
  11. DavisIslander

    Sanity check Guest EBS-2111

    Thanks guys, just needed to see it!
  12. DavisIslander

    Merry Christmas

    Yes, Merry Christmas all! Tight Lines
  13. I don’t remember the settings and researching only caused this old Chief to scratch his head. I’m running a 24vt trolling system (batteries forward) and a dual purpose 12vt aft. Dual battery died, it was old (2014) and I’ve replaced it. It starts Yamaha 115 plus runs all the electronics. So here’s my question: At what setting do I place my battery switch while charging at home and then when running the motor underway? Thanks, kicking my *** to do it right!
  14. DavisIslander

    WOT rpm's and Max Speed Question

    Thanks Guys! I plan on keeping this motor/boat for a long time - "until death do us part", so in 2020, I'll make the investment in a newer (More appropriate) prop. As it stands now, gas mileage is super and hole shot excellent, but with less than 400 hours on this 04, no need to add constant strain. I will definitely do that! Too much strain is NOT a good thing, especially with the frequency of me taking this baby out. Thanks all!
  15. DavisIslander

    WOT rpm's and Max Speed Question

    15 more mph? Wow! I'm not sure how to accomplish that - gonna take more than a new prop. *** - 45 is eye-watering speed.
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