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  1. Lenco trim tab trouble shooting

    Mulligan laid it out it's pretty simple and straight forward. You should find the connections in the center of the bilge, maybe by the live well pumps. You shouldn't need to get behind the bait well. Even if you have to replace the actuator everything is done from the outside and fishing the new cable through the hole is very easy, just use a coat hanger or something similar.
  2. What did you do to your boat today?

    Nice work and what a perfect looking fish. That fish looks like a mount, it doesn't even look real!
  3. Shallow Gags

    Thats nice, love some shallow water gags.
  4. Fish around Ruskin LMR today

    I think all the rain which caused that brown water ran the redfish off. I decided to give up on the south shore for now. I fished upper bay last week, weather was bad and super low tide, but I got 2 small reds.
  5. 1994 Maverick Master Angler 18.5

    A friend had one of those motors at one time. Was a great motor, but was the loudest 2 stroke I've ever heard.
  6. My 21 MA

    Was thinking the same thing. Great looking boat.
  7. Boat Center FLL - Shout Out to Mike and the team

    No insult to Mercs!!!! But that comment was a ding on older Evinrudes!!!
  8. Best price on a Yamaha Lower unit

    I have heard a lot of guys get them from here. This is an aftermarket lower, not rebuild I think. Does have 3 year warranty. https://www.sterndrive.cc/
  9. Boat Center FLL - Shout Out to Mike and the team

    The oil system is much more reliable on the Yamahas. Although that 50:1 at idle at the choko ramp might help with the skeeters like Coto says!
  10. 2001 Maverick 18.5 Master Angler - $17500 (Fort Myers)

    You can read though and see my position on these. But again this is a used boat, every used boat will have some issues, weather hidden or obvious. It could be blisters, tanks, leaking lower unit or motor on the verge of blowing. Thats a risk some people are unwilling to take, and they buy new boats. From what I see VS got a great boat at a probably a great price, had it properly inspected and he feels good about it. Also we don't even know for sure this is the same boat, JWalk says its a 2000. The CL add says its a 2001.
  11. 2001 Maverick 18.5 Master Angler - $17500 (Fort Myers)

    This is great news, im so glad to hear. I think many people will be upset they didn't run down sooner to see this boat. Post some pics when you hit the water.
  12. Boat Center FLL - Shout Out to Mike and the team

    Ok, was just wondering, I've never had to use, on my boat. I always have a spare quart of oil onboard.
  13. Boat Center FLL - Shout Out to Mike and the team

    Thats great, good to have people willing to help and not sell you parts. Does that motor have the manual/emergency oil pump switch on the back of the motor? I always have a spare quart stored away.
  14. 2006 MA 21' w/F225

    I agree, and that's why people looking for a boat this size will go for a used Pathfinder. Its a very small group that desire this boat, probably what prolongs the sale, and I think sellers over price based on the fact they aren't made anymore.
  15. Transducer ID

    It could be, the factory installed Lowrance transducer, although not sure if that would work with a Garmin. Not sure what boat you have, but for some years around 2000, MBC had a shoot thru hull Lowrance transducer as factory installed equipment.
  16. Ignition Switch Replacement

    Not all the wires are used and blue ends are bayonet plugs not splices, if that's what you were thinking. Pretty easy once you get your head in the console.
  17. 1996 Bonefisher 16 Gunnels Uneven

    Whats the chance its just sitting on the trailer crooked?
  18. Where are the fish

    Over the past 2 months, I think I've only fished twice. Both those times my normal spots didn't produce, Im sure all the brown bay water has something to do with it. I need to regroup and find new waters, I plan to fish at least 2 days this weekend (weather permitting) hoping to find some fish. So I am asking how you guys are doing and what areas you are finding fish? If you would like to share some bay info, not looking for your secret spots, just general area info is fine. Thanks
  19. 2005 Maverick 21' MA on BT

    Looks nice. Why doesn't Yamaha use stickers that are UV resistant. Kinda *** one side is faded and the other looks fine.
  20. 2017 Mercury motor

    Matt is a good guy, I bought a prop from him. No doubt a 175 SHO, would be the way to go if I was to buy a brand new motor.
  21. 2017 Mercury motor

    That price seems to be great, wish I had Merc controls and was ready for a new motor. Compare to this. Which I think is kinda high, but not too far off.
  22. 2001 Maverick 18.5 Master Angler - $17500 (Fort Myers)

    Thats great to hear, I hope the inspection passes. Keep us informed.
  23. 2001 Maverick 18.5 Master Angler - $17500 (Fort Myers)

    Assuming normal use and care the tank is totally fine, and should be for at least another 10+ years. Trailer stored boat with 100 hours of use has a lot of tank life left. That said, there is always risk buying used boats. I bought my boat an 03' MA 3 or so years ago, it had 109 hours on it. I have no fear of tank issues, maybe I'm naive. I believe the statement of around a 100 hours and garage kept. There are many clues I can see just in the pics to help confirm this, the biggest is the stickers on the motor and the color of the hatches. There is not another 01 MA with white hatches, and there is not another 01 Yamaha Vmax without faded stickers. I would use the lack of sale as angle for lower price, the boat below took 2 months to sell. As far as I know there are no serve know issues to look for, with an 18 MA. The only talked about issue that may be common is blistering on the sides. For me this is not a deal breaker, but an advantage to use in pricing. Do a normal inspection just like buying any other boat, you had and MA you know what to expect. Good luck and I hope it works out.
  24. Anyone know 5 Start Marine in Port Richey?

    Sorry man, don't know anything about them. However, the price doesn't seem to bad.
  25. Another Console ?

    Wonder if there is a difference from 04 to 07, I had no issues with it. I did have batteries set apart, one far left and one far right if I remember.