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About conocean

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    Maverick Owner


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    Prior owner of a 1995 17MA. Prior co-owner of a 2001 17T.
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    Enjoying life!
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    The 954 & 239...
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  1. Thanks, guys! I can only get him on the boat a few times a year now that he's discovered the other kind of tail that he prefers more at this age! 😄
  2. conocean

    Best way to keep spare hubs ready

    Ditch the current hubs. Buy 4 new lubed & assembled hubs....2 for the trailer and 2 for spares. They're cheap. Do not ask me why I would never again keep an old hub or bearings for a spare! That was a memorable summer eve on the side of the road in the Everglades.... 🤬
  3. conocean

    ENP Boater Permit

    Ranger out of Everglades City that works the Choko docks told me that a boating permit will soon be required for all boats in ENP waters. He was not sure if it will be mandatory to have both an ENP boating permit & ENP park permit in the future or whether the permits will crossover so people like me that don't access Flamingo by road won't have to buy both permits. But like Jason said, they're definitely figuring out how to generate revenue from all boats that access ENP waters.
  4. conocean

    Emoji's popping up??

    Yep same here.
  5. conocean

    2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    Gus- I hope the newly hired shop can get this simple repair completed with quality workmanship in a time efficient manner. As we’ve discussed previously, I realize money doesn’t grow on trees but people usually always get what they pay for when it comes to this kind of specialty work.
  6. conocean

    Boat Insurance

    Call Boat US for a quote to compare. I've had them cover all 3 of my Mavericks as I can't touch their rate & coverage thru the companies that my agency represents. Their policy is on Geico paper which is decent and Agreed Value coverage (very important). I don't recommend less than $300k liability. A simple slip n fall on your boat could result in a serious back or knee injury which is an easy $100k+ claim; friends are no longer friends when one gets hurt and hires an attorney that sues the other persons insurance company. It happens every day. Check Kelly or NADA books for boat, motor & trailer value of your PF. Usually all attached & permanently installed components (tm, radio, gps, pp, etc) is covered as part of the boat and would be subject to the base deductible if they are stolen or damaged but check the policy to be sure. Rods & reels would need to be covered under Personal Property but look at the policy exclusion before buying it because "mysterious disappearance" &/or "theft without forcible entry" is often not covered which would render the coverage worthless in most small boat applications. Hope this helps!
  7. I see Capt Tom & his 17MA at my office every day. Glad you two had a good trip!
  8. conocean

    Mingo report

    Any day spent on the water with family is a good day in my book!
  9. https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/industry-news/florida-governor-announces-sweeping-changes-in-water-policy Let's hope Governer DeSantis doesn't let us down!
  10. conocean

    What Was That?

    What a bunch of BS! However if I were a LEO I'd probably check all boats with people aboard that look like you, Don. Time to ditch your clean shaven look, put a wig on & grow a goatee!
  11. conocean

    Fish Sling

  12. Twas the day after Christmas And the early morn bite was slow Not much was happening Hardly even any tidal flow Then all the sudden the snook started to bite And my angler on board was no longer uptight! All my son wanted for Christmas was to catch some Choko snook on artis and he caught dozens....better a day late than never!! I'm so thankful for every minute spent on the water with him.
  13. conocean

    THIS is a sunrise

    Two slot trips about to be laid down to sleep right after sunrise in the ENP on Dec 31st. Can't think of a better way to end the year. Onto more great memories in 2019!!