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About mulligan

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    Hewes owner
  • Birthday 02/08/1976


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    Golf course superintendent
  • Location
    New Port Richey, FL
  • Full Name
    Rick Hammond
  1. 2002 21MA Repower/Reno

    Master Angler the mini-van of the flats
  2. 2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    I had an old Scout where the whole back deck was on a slide, best bilge I ever worked in. Heck, since you’re going all out make the rear deck like those fancy offshore race boat engine bay. Tap a button and the whole thing lifts up😁.
  3. Hull pad?

    Thanks for the response guys. I see where it can help with planing and running now. My single track mind just always saw pads as aired out hulls.
  4. Hull pad?

    I was just wondering if some of you might be able to give me some insight on running pads on larger deep "v" hulls. I understand the idea behind running pads on smaller performance boats, bass, flats, go fast river runner, ect, but when I see large deep "v" boats with a pad it leaves me scratching my head. I can almost see it might be slightly helpful for a large boat to have a pad like the HPX where the "v" is flattened out. Maybe that type may reduce drag some but not sure how much or if any on a large boat. I can see how the flattened "v" would give it a good place for transducers but other than that I am at loss. The pads that have me wondering more are the pads that come off the "v" to make the running surface like that of a lot of bass boats, Lake and Bays, ect. I see these large 40'plus deep "v" boats and know they are not getting up and airing out on the pad. Any insight would be helpful in my head scratching, thanks.
  5. 18HPX - Battery Location

    Sounds like you guys need water ballast like a wakeboard boat!
  6. Minn Kota Fortrex for 21 Redfisher

    I do not have the same TM, MG tiller 60". Mine only sticks out some if it was raised when using and stowed that way. If it is lowered while in use it is about flush with rubrail.
  7. Dry box/release well drain plug

    Home Depot. I do not think this is the right size but you get the idea. Someone posted it a while back, I got a few and they work great. Just swap parts for stainless. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Oatey-2-in-Gripper-Mechanical-Plastic-Test-Plug-33401/100346775?cm_mmc=Shopping|B|Base|D26P|26-1_PIPE_AND_FITTINGS|NA|PLA|71700000034388180|58700003952496732|92700032054946979&msclkid=39db243012de191aabee7f71c52ca175&dclid=CKL4hIuXj9wCFZYUgQod_5UDuw
  8. 1997 Bayfisher Lappy 18 ft

    I can not think of any real disadvantage to go to a new 4 stroke. The new motors are coming in at the same weight as the old 2 strokes, or within a few ponds. I guess you can see the disadvantage in the price.
  9. Bad Day

    Dang! First a boat parks ON the dock now they try parking under it.
  10. 2002 Yamaha Oil question

    Price is not really a factor for me when it comes to Yammilube. My local dealer sells it in bulk and is fairly cheap. My last motor was premix and smoked like crazy on startup with Yamaha oil. I did not mind but all those new 4 strokes at the dock sure took notice. I also found I was replacing plugs more because of it. I'm not sure if it would make a lot of difference on an oil injected motor. I don't think I have tried it on my current HPDI just because I am happy with what I am using now. Again, if you YOU like using Yamaha oil by all means do so, it is your motor.
  11. 2002 Yamaha Oil question

    You might have opened a big can of worms! We all know you must run Yamaha oil in a Yamaha or it will blow! I general run whatever oil you want as long as it meets specs, it is your motor. FWIW In the oils I have ran Yammilube seems to smoke the most.
  12. 2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    Not sure if there is any relevance but what year did the cap layout change? On a side note, you know the guys at the MBG office know the answer and are sitting back enjoying the show!
  13. 2000 MA Repair Thread - Stringer issue

    I could be wrong but wasn't it 2003 the started using VARIS on the MA? Maybe that caused the change?
  14. Boat cover for hewes

    boatcoverdirect is I believe Carver covers. I don't know how old mine is, came with boat when I bought it 5 years ago so guessing 7plus years old. It is a Carver cover I store my boat under roof so the cover does not get beaten by the sun.