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MuddyBottomBluz

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About MuddyBottomBluz

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  • Birthday 05/02/1969

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    Miamah, I think?
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    Al

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  1. MuddyBottomBluz

    2000 18.5 Maverick Master Angler - Single Owner - Garage Kept

    Nice rig, well maintained. GLWS.
  2. MuddyBottomBluz

    Question about testing a trolling motor

    Not all 3 prongs are used in a 24 volt setup. That plug is a 24/12 volt plug, one prong is always negative and one of the other two is 24 volt and the other 12, if it is wired for 12 volt, if not is is just dead. Find the one for 24 volt, a multi meter will help and you can jump it out.
  3. MuddyBottomBluz

    Key Largo Guide Recommendations

    Where do you plan on staying? Many of the resorts have Captains they hand pick for their guests. I will be going offshore with fishing with a captain on my bay boat however. He is a guide out of Ocean Reef and takes the part time, RICH residents out on their boats and shows them how to fish inshore and off.
  4. MuddyBottomBluz

    Back in the Day..............

    Bob Hewes started making boats about the same time, 60's, however his boats were not flats boat but rather ski boats, his daughter was a world class skier and apparently his whole family was into it. It wasn't until later one of his fishing buddies told him he should make a boat for shallow water fishing and he redesigned the ski boats for shallow water. The first I believe in 69 or 70. He was the first to mass produce the flats boat. Then one day while out fishing with Bill Curtis, they were talking and they decided there had to be a better way to pole a skiff then standing on the cowling, that is when Bill designed the first picnic table for a flats boat, later to be known as the poling platform and Bob was the first to incorporate one into his boat design. That is the way it was explained to me by some close family friends. That is also why Bob continued to design and build ski boats in a limited number. That is why the Wildcat was in existence in limited numbers. It was a Redfisher hull with a ski boat top.
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    Best color for showing off lapstrakes?

    Go with the seafoam green & blues, teak sea dek and black on the aluminum. Do a search on here for the new Mav's.
  6. MuddyBottomBluz

    Moving trailer with golf cart?

    Its empty, the Pathy is fine! Just like a car, just shorter turning radius. Good exercise moving that non-powered steering wheel back & forth.
  7. MuddyBottomBluz

    Back in the Day..............

    I was talking with a gentlemen today about boat prices, if it were only 1967 again! Thought some of you might get a kick out of this! Click the image and it should enlarge for you.
  8. MuddyBottomBluz

    Carrying extra fuel on my 2500

    There are other manufacturers out there, that was just a reference. I still find the bladder tank a way to go for storage. Let us know what you come up with.
  9. MuddyBottomBluz

    Carrying extra fuel on my 2500

    Fold it up out of the way when done. Scroll down on the link for sizes. They use to be more prevalent before corn juice, that was because the tank was made for "real" gasoline and not alcohol and they were failing. https://www.turtlepac.com/products/petrol-gasoline-bladder-marine-tanks/
  10. MuddyBottomBluz

    AC for camping

    We will all agree with you, whole heartily! You just haven't posted you're address yet!
  11. MuddyBottomBluz

    Which boat to choose

    Agreed, especially if it is a 99! If you can get the boat for a good price < $8,500 and sell the motor with the rebuild papers for around $1,500 and find a good used motor of choice you could walk away with a good boat at or slightly above price range. Honestly, its not the best time of year to buy, however good deals are still out there.
  12. MuddyBottomBluz

    Which boat to choose

    My mistake, the first link was a Bayfisher. Here is the Redfisher in your price range............. https://miami.craigslist.org/brw/boa/d/pompano-beach-1995-hewes-redfisher-18ft/6893476291.html
  13. MuddyBottomBluz

    Which boat to choose

    Go with the Redfisher. If you were fishing marshes, protected waters, etc. then the tunnel. If the weather turns nasty and you have to make a run across an open bay, tabs down, Redfisher all the way. There was a nice one for sale on Miami's Craigslist for around $9,000. They dropped down to $8,000 https://miami.craigslist.org/mdc/boa/d/homestead-1999-hewes-bayfisher-16-brand/6901141243.html
  14. MuddyBottomBluz

    Stupid is As Stupid Does (Video Idiot Boater Ft. Lauderdale)

    No nothing, they apparently know who the gentlemen/boat owner was but have not heard anything further.
  15. MuddyBottomBluz

    Siphone gas for emergencies

    exactly how I do it, just how HoneyB explained it, except I find the fumes enjoyable!
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