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Hurricane Bubba

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About Hurricane Bubba


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    2005 MA17
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    MD (not by choice)
  1. MA question

    I have an '06 that's almost identical, down to the color. Same exact deck layout with carbon-kevlar cap. Console, switches, latches, layout, etc is all the same.
  2. Switch Panel... Wiring

    Mac with Central Gulf Coast Marine. Mac and Woody do great work, reasonably priced, and quick turn around time. They are busy through so a quick check of their schedule would be in order. https://www.facebook.com/CentralGulfCoastMarineServices Right off I-75 up north of town (Tampa).
  3. Scallop Season 2018

    The shallow scallops seem to pretty well picked over but bigger. We found most in 6-8 feet. When you find 'em on top of the grass, get down and hover just above and look deeper in the grass. You'd be surprised at how many are deeper in the grass. Out of Crystal River, there were 2 distinct groups, one shallow and one deeper. We worked from the deep group to the shallow group and had just shy of 2 qts in 3 hours. Great time and everyone seemed pretty respectful this year. FWC is everywhere. We saw half a dozen heading out of the river when we were heading in, around 1pm. Don't give 'em a reason to poke and prod; fly your diver down flag, don't be under power when you are flying, keep your swimmers/divers within legal range of the boat, etc. Good luck, stay safe, and have fun!
  4. MA 17 1995: large access hatches bilge - anyone install? Pics? Size?

    Sorry for the delayed response. I've been pretty incommunicado recently. Chillin, I used normal clear RTV to seal the bottom of the hatch frame with a little extra on the area where the old pie plate resided. In the big scheme of things though I really didn't want to use something as permanent as 5200 (just in case I wanted to replace the hatch in the future) and really didn't get too picky, since the water would simply go into the bilge. WFF, There's an enormous amount of room to work in there now. Everyone knows the livewell pumps tend to go out when you need them the most. I've replaced pumps and donr some on-the-fly rewiring with the old hatch and let me tell you, the bilge cleanup with the new hatch was amazingly easier. My bilge isn't as clean as most but the wires are all service looped (for any future projects), the pumps are freshen'd up, and the petcocks all work as advertised.
  5. MA 17 1995: large access hatches bilge - anyone install? Pics? Size?

    Item: 1033488--5H134 : Jim Black 582-1115-05 11 X 15 Polar White Boat Service Door / Hatch
  6. What did you do to your boat today?

  7. Cup holdere

    Sea Sucker has a nice alternative to a permanent install. I stick it to the front of the console and have room for 2 drinks, a couple of topwater plugs, and a small bottle of Pro-Cure "smellz good". https://www.seasucker.com/collections/marine
  8. DT Special Recipe

    Many thanks. I think I'm going to give it a whirl this weekend. Looks like a relatively simple tie but I'm pretty sure you have to get the tail just right, else it'll spin when retrieving. Thanks, Bubba
  9. DT Special Recipe

    Anyone have a good DT Special recipe that they'd like to share? I'm looking to tie up a few dozen before I move back. I think I have everything just looking for input on the hackle. Thanks, Bubba
  10. Best inshore combos on a budget

    Hi Rubble, The Cap Mel rods are made by Ohero and are available either online or at Tampa Fishing Outfitters. I also have 2 Stellar Lites and like the Cap Mel a little better. Both are 7'6" and the Cap Mel seems to have a faster tip and is a quite a bit better at walking the dog, skipping jigs under mangroves, etc. The Stellar Lite has more backbone however the butt is a little long for the yak. Overall I really like the Tierra and Cap Mel setup better than the Star with Penn Conquer or Star with a Procyon or Diawa TD-A. Hope this helps. I would really like to try the Seagis split grip or one of the lighter weight St. Croix rods but until then I will have to stick with what I have. TFO will periodically run sales on the Ohero line of products and it's then that you can score a good deal. The TFO customer service and Ohero replacement policy is great.
  11. 2003 MA 17 Rod Tube End Flanges

    With the demand for these I could foresee someone taking a few measurements and getting a CAD model together, purchasing some starboard (or equivalent), and having a few CNC'd. Should be a pretty easy job. Then once you have the CNC file and the materials you could probably make a killing, selling them in sets of 4. The starboard would never have to be replaced. r, Bubba
  12. Bass Assassin Bulk Sale

    Found the Bass Assassin bulk bin with some fairly goo deals on their soft plastics. https://bassassassin.com/ Good Luck! Bubba
  13. Best inshore combos on a budget

    Depending on if you are local or not.....to keep in the $100 and under category, if you are in the Tampa area, Tampa Fishing Outfitters (Lee Fisher Intl) sells Ohero branded rod and reels. My own personal experience has been outstanding. I routinely use their Capt Mel series rod (they're $99.99 nowadays) and gold series ($59.99). The Capt Mel rod has a nice short butt for kayak fishing and wading and the gold has a very fast and soft tip for catching trout. They don't break the bank and have lasted for well over 5 years. The reels are really close to the Daiwa Coastal series. I keep a couple on board as spares and have a couple married up to the Ohero rods. They have lasted just as long and are still smooth, no corrosion, and consistent drag. Keep your receipt, they stand by their rods and reels and have even replaced a Capt Mel that was caught in a door a little longer than the published warranty period (direct over the counter replacement). The pic below is a Capt Mel with a Daiwa Tierra in the foreground. That was one of 3 huge snook all caught that morning (36", 40, 44+...the bump board was only 36") Just my 2¢ r, Bubbahttps://goo.gl/photos/8iXap7Fa82WYphXX8
  14. Yamaha F150

    Is the F115 susceptible to this?
  15. THIS is a sunrise

    Chincoteague sunset and Onancock River Pics https://goo.gl/photos/1nuubxh6ku1siT4s9 https://goo.gl/photos/gNjLVZzHCfrGLP9U9