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About johnd

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  1. Charleston down the east coast of Florida

    Heading South: Jekyl Island - ride bikes around the whole island. If you catch a deal stay at the Inn and take in the history. Fernando Beach - boat tour is not touristy..around to the Fort and back. south AIA take the ferry at Mayport. St Augustine - arts and history. Leave heading east /south using A1A. Washington State Park. Mantansas Inlet. Daytona Beach - because why not, for some reason its 'the most famous beach in the world" NASA Space Center (Titusville). Take the bus tour. go to new building exhibits. Cocoa Beach - well just because it's time for a beach day.. tarpon should be in the surf.. then back on to 95 and north bound you go. If you need guide links in east Central Fl. post and I'll send you some.
  2. MBC copied hulls ??

    That’s a pretty boat. Somewhere read article quoting Scott about asking permission from a builder to use part of a design. . Back in the day a lot of the early skiffs were copied, stretched, shortened, modified etc. Probably still happens, but way back it was kind of expected, kind of a compliment and led to improved hulls.
  3. Truck Seat covers

    Put Wet Okole in my Taco 30K miles ago. Drivers seat cover shows some wear, but not much. Oh, coffee stains on passenger cover too. Yes pricy, but the first time I spilled on my new seats, well on the covers, knew was a good investment. Much simpler to install than it seems when you read their instructions. Fit perfect.
  4. Recommendations on wireless trolling motors

    Having not ussed MG can only comment on MK. Just bought my 2nd one, the “Bluetooth” with the compass puck. 24v, 54” LOVE IT. Improvements over older version 1) spot lock much better. 2) the spring assist really makes it one hand easy operation. 3) new remote uses 3A batteries vs. the troublesome flat cell.
  5. My buddy is the Broker for this boat. Just dropped the price (forget what YW add says) to $24,900. Garage kept. Located near Melbourne, FL. Owner now appears serious to sell. Call Chris for details. Here is the link http://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2010/Hewes-16-Redfisher-3142075/Rockledge/FL/United-States?refSource=standard listing#.WujbSC-ZOCQ
  6. Not the 2nd best day

    Whomever said the two best days in a boat owners life....wrong. I’m totally thrilled my skiff (92 Lappy) went to a really nice young man, but oh it was tough to see her drive away. Yeah, it’s “only” a boat, but the last decade with that boat..we only attended one MBG event, in SC, and you folks on this forum are like “family” and the miles and fish and memories. I’ve encouraged the young guy to join this forum. I’ll still lurk and when I can, contribute. At least for now, not fully part of the family. Who ever knows what the future will bring. Tight lines
  7. Come to the marina now

    Nobody got hurt, fortunately. There's a lesson here we all need to be reminded, Thank you for the reminder. And lastly the jokes are great Powerful little TMs and flying Mercury's.
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  9. MK Terrova Heading Sensor Install

    Just installed mine. found a spot where I hope I don't step on and it won't snag a fly line. I wired with a small in-line fuse direct to an extra terminal. I followed the directions exactly. It paired right up with motor. We then put boat in water, followed instructions, did a few quick circles and all set. Ive used this a dozen times now and compared to the non-bluetooth model, it holds the 'spot' a lot tighter. One new thing, you have to remember to turn the TM on - and turn it OFF at end of day. (located behind seat, clear view of sky. Probably 10ft from motor and no issue with pairing.)
  10. Keel Guard

    Mine came with..over last 10 years or so it started to peel off. I’ve taken it off now. Might reduce top speed, but I can see how it protects against sandbars and maybe oyster..if going slow or beaching.
  11. Just bought 1995 bayfisher 18

    Slow. Wot with just me about 38-39 kts. Propped for hole shot..she jumps on plane.
  12. $15,900 obo. Wife insisting she get her driveway back. New boat running well.
  13. Just bought 1995 bayfisher 18

    Have a 92 18Redfish..same hull. Put 140 Suzuki on her and very pleased with my hole shot. Reluctantly she is for sale. welcome to the family! Btw, I think your new boat will ride better if your turn it over. Lol
  14. 2010 Cobia 21 Bay

    Friend looking at this. Did MBG build these in 2010 and new or older design? Thx