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    Power Washing

    Reject is good stuff. No wax needed
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    SeaDek install in the morning

    Very clean looking deck. I was considering..., but the boat is in the sun and I don’t need the hassel of a cover. The upkeep is problematic.
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    Is one battery enough?

    Hey Guys...., this is where you need to go to solve the battery problem. I didn't buy his system because I had just added the extra (4th) battery before I found Mr. Wells..., what a nice guy too. http://www.wellsmarinetech.com/ His product actually switches the batteries from series connection to a parallel connection and back with the flip of a switch. You could actually get away with 3 batteries and operate the boat and the trolling motors on a 36V system. I would a add the 4th battery anyway and double the amp output on the boat starting battery. I have not seen anyone solve this issue in this way.
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    Wanted: Hewes Redfisher 21 or Maverick 21

    Dobey1..., good point on the later year 21MA’s..., I have also read that the bay boat explosion started a new trend about that time too. I bought the blue 2007 with a 250 HPDI & about 500 hrs..., Going with a new 250 SHO is the ideal option but to spend that kind of $ is a little far fetched when I have a perfectly good running HPDI that only sees REC 90, old owner too ran that fuel also. Now, if I could get $9/$10k for it I would consider this 4 stroke option and be done with it but I’m old school. Let me say that I have run on alot of flats boats in biscayne bay and the keys over the years but this 21 MA hull is really smooth, dry, responsive and an aircraft carrier lid to fish on. I am really impressed. I also have a ‘04 Seavee 29’ with twin 225 Opti’s and would not trade that offshore (yet trailerable) boat for the world. It’s so true that no one boat can do it all which is why you should own at lease 2! You also don’t need to break the bank to do it..., just find the right project and jump on it fast! Also, helps to not be married & have the kids grown up. BTW how do you Ike the TRS in comparison?
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    My 21 MA

    Old post revived. I have an ‘07 21 MA VZ250 vmax. The old prop was a Yamaha 3 blade SHO 23 pitch. The numbers were 63+ mph @5400 RPM with 4 batteries & 1/4 tank of fuel..., all bait wells empty, trim plate 2” up, 1 person in the boat, no windscreen and a poling platform. Same day changed out to a Solas 4 blade 14/21 pitch & the numbers surprisingly went higher to 64+ mph at 5600 RPM and noticably better pop to plane. Also, Cadillac solid ride (much more stable at higher speeds) at 40 mph and the boat handled much better with the Solex. I also noticed that the jack plate could run higher w/o losing water pressure to the engine. Only thing unusual about my 21 MA is that the previous owner replaced the 4”/6”jack plate with a 10” setback jack plate. Thx guys for prop discussion & advise given.
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    Maverick 26 Master Angler OMG

    Love the idea of a Maverick bay boat. What are the odds that it will cost $54,940 like my MA 21 was in Jan of 2007
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    Mounting quick release bracket

    Drifter…, "ripped off" as in stolen? Jeez..! Why would anyone want a little piece starboard like that. I just installed mine and it took one guy on the top screws with a bit driver and another guy taping the washer and locknuts to the wrench and guestimating under the deck. PITA. ! Those S.S. toggles - pricey- look good too!
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    birdsall backrest

    How far it sticks up is relative to the depth of the rod holder. On my boat, the lower area of the cushion is about 9" off of the deck. Fits great right at the middle of my back. You can lower it by cutting down your tube length too. My main issue was to be able to remove it and fold the legs up to store it while fishing.
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    birdsall backrest

    I just added a TACO marine folding backrest. The arms fold up so that you can store the backrest when not in use. I actually bought the bracket arms and I had the backrest made to match the seat cushions that were just done. They install with two 15 degree rod holders that serve as... "rod holders" when the backrest is not in use I looked at the Birdsall but the elbows were too big to store easily.
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    21' Maverick Poling Platform

    Well, here's the poling platform that was installed. I also did a thourough polish of the gelcoat which brought her back to life. Not too many complete colored hulls other than white.
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    New 505 lb Mercury V8 4 strokes

    300 ponies would look good on my 21MA!
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    21' Maverick Poling Platform

    OldestCityLocal..., Good Looking 21MA. That looks like a Minn-Kota Ulterra at the bow. How difficult does it install? I have an manual "old school" 80lb riptide but it mounts way further back on the deck. Do you have good access underneath the deck to use locking nuts and washers? Which one did you get, the 36V / 112lb./ 60"....?
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    21' Maverick Poling Platform

    I thought you guys might get a kick out of this....,
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    21' Maverick Poling Platform

    Oh yea..., PICS!!! These are the sellers posted pics and the hull color is "stars & stripes"... not my favorite..., I just put in a new Garmin 74CV chirp and have a host of other "fixes" in the works. I'll post the original buyers invoice that came with the boat. It's a Southwest Florida boat.
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    21' Maverick Poling Platform

    Hey Guys, I'm new to MBG Forum.Com and just purchased a 2007 / 21' Master Angler with a 250HP VMAX. This is not my first "flats boat" and I am old enough to know that when trolling motors were NOT an option...., you actually had to pole a boat on the flats to get around quietly. My new 21' had the poling platform removed and sold - I guess. My question is: I found and can buy a used poling platform off of another 21' and install it exactly where it's supposed to go but really...., can this boat be readily poled w/o the pole'r being a gorilla? I mean granted, the platform does give you a huge height boost but the boat sure looks clean w/o the platform. Thanks in advance.