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Everything posted by johnd

  1. PFD Re-arming cartridge

    One and done. Grandkids grabbed one off my porch and jumped in pool.. scared the bejesus out of them!
  2. Clarion cmd8

    sent info to a buddy about your radio. I'll let you know if he is interested. (Mentioned last weekend wanted a 'new' one)
  3. Losing depth reading

    Had same issue with TS ducer on both the Lappy and now on Comet. Tilting down (forward) did seem to help a little. If you find a solution, please post.
  4. Got my “new” boat and just wasn’t sure I could let my Lappy go...took out new boat today & fell in love 92 hull, 140 4 stroke Suzuki (all service records), IPilot, Talon, Garmin with sidescan, SeaDek, new torsion axel, Bimini, cover, etc etc. Will put new TM batteries in (robbed them for new boat)..SeaDek in cockpit is worm. how about $16,750 or best offer. Located Merritt Island New, to me, boat in driveway..bride says I can only have one boat at a time... 3 Photos ADDED Deck when Seadek new (one floor section now bad, will be replaced) Starboard bow on lift and poling platform I'll get more photos over the holidays. Visiting the offices of Maverick Boat Group, you will see a framed article from I think the 1992 issue of Men’s Life Magazine..the top 10 things every man should own: the 1992 Hewes Redfisher Hewes: the first name in shallow water fishing. Reluctantly for sale is the 18’ Classic “Lappy” Redfisher. Her 1992 hull features the wide open deck design of the offset console. Starting at her bow with a large forward casting deck, Minn Kota 24volt IPilot trolling motor mounted on quick release bracket and battery outlet, the anchor/storage hatch (here also two trolling motor batteries in Todd Double battery box). Flush a Stainless female threaded insert to secure a casting platform. Stepping back into the cockpit under gunnel rod horizontal rod racks (long enough for fly rods), the helm is offset starboard, many consider a far more open, functional design than center console. The large aft casting deck has two large dry storage areas, aft center livewell, port release well (or storage) and starboard access to starting batteries, pumps, fuel/water filter. The poling platform has been rebuilt about 4” higher, booth for visibility and to accommodate the 2011 Suzuki 4 stroke 140hp engine with a matched 3 blade Stainless PowerTech prop. On the transom trim tabs, 8ft Silver Talon shallow water anchor and Garmin downview / sideview transducer. The helm is simple & functional. A RAM bracket holds the Garmin color GPS/sounder (7sv) the Richie compass, and below the rewired switches for lights, pumps, etc. The cockpit, gunnels, forward & aft decks and poling platform are covered in 8mil (double thick) SeaDek custom installed by Castaway Customs. DriDeck in all storage areas. Not a speed demon, WOT just over 40mph with one person 1/2 tank fuel. Cruises very well around 4200 rpm @26-28mph. The classic Hewes designed hull cuts well into tight chop. With a great hole shot, up on plane in under 2 seconds. Trailering, launch and retrieve accomplished with the aluminum trailer. Bunks recently recovered, Ancor tinned wire to the LED lighting. New radial tires. Recent replacement with upgraded 3500lb torsion axle, she is ready for a quick trip to the ramp and a long ride to the next MBG Owners “funament” weekend fishing adventure Additional items include removable Bimini top, full canvass cover, “bass style” seat and maybe my casting platform and Carbon Marine Loop push pole. Still, this is not a new boat - don’t expect her to look like one. ..numerous chips, scratches and battle scars are evidence of memories, fish caught and adventurous journeys she’s been on. Regularly maintained, have most every manual, receipt etc since 2010. Serviced 20 hours ago, did not plan to buy a new boat Offered at $18,900 purchased new boat and Hewes must go. Located Merritt Island, Fl. PM for photos & such. Will include a big ribbon if you get this week as a gift for Christmas
  5. Scallop Season 2018

    heading west Sunday. Any recent reports? Thx (first year WITHOUT my Hewes, guess we will see how the new platform performs)
  6. Porpoising Redfisher

    My older (Lappy) 18 would sometimes porpoise..with 140 on the transom I had added 60 lbs. move weight forward (batteries to bow). Learn to use tabs. Stern lifting prop will help.
  7. The Inventor of the Poling Platform

    The reference to the book “92 degrees in the Shade”...and that Capt Curtis inspired the main character. Had not heard of nor the film. Found at my local library and was wholly unprepared for this book. Guess I was expecting a John D MacDonald, or another “thorn” or “doc ford”. Was not expecting a 1970’s Hunter S Thompson mixed with Richard B “trout fishing in America”.
  8. Big Uglies

    Lots of recent reports of big uglies in the IRL. Best of success in your quest!
  9. Redfisher 18

    Congratulations. Lots of good advice from this group agree..don’t flush mount gps on a skiff. The ability to twist it so you can see screen while standing on the bow or tilt when on platform is why. I use Garmin and Simrad..at this point most are very good and it’s personal preference TM: early versions of Ulterra had issues, no longer hearing complaints. I don’t mind deploying (I’m cheap). Either way the new spot lock on MK is so much better. Yep, Marcus the Funky Monkey for your prop choice. Explain to him what is important to you. Expensive & priceless. enjoy & welcome.
  10. Hull pad?

    if i understand correctly, at transom the hull 'v' goes to a flat pad. I think thats the design used in the 60's to increase lift and running speed. My memory not as good as it should be, but think that was now famous design that won Fl to Bahamas race in like a 24ft deep v.. later used on (I think) SeeVee and various copies. I'm sure somebody on here will elaborate.
  11. This is a brokered boat - ok, owner bought last year and simply did not use. 38 hours on the Yammy 300. Powerpoles, hardtop, trailer, loaded. Here is the link for details. Please message me or call Jonathon Bond 407-873-5740. Ask is $95,500... UPDATE July 23 under contract, off market https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2017/Pathfinder-2500-Hybrid-3224523/Eustis/FL/United-States?refSource=standard listing#.WzZBMi2ZPow
  12. 2017 Pathy 2500 Hybrid SALE PENDING

    this 'broker' thing is new to me... and I am amazed at some of the stories already heard.
  13. Port Canaveral

    All along the beach, south of Port, lots of Tarpon active. Bait hard to find. Saw a number of #chools yesterday morning..had heard reports, but yesterday my first chance to fish in a few weeks.
  14. Big Red

    Happy Birthday young man..you guys created him a lifetime memory.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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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  23. 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.)
  24. 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.