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Everything posted by BradM

  1. Center Console Tray

    See there, that's Chief, the fella I was talking about that made his. Good to see you pop in, Chief! Hope all is well.
  2. Boat Covers

    Sorry for not getting pics up. Son has the flu and my wife has double ear infections and an upper espritory infection. On top of that, my father in law just came in from Colorado...I'll try to get pics tomorrow.
  3. Pathfinder 2200 TE Draft with Photos

    That's exactly what my 1900v drafted, but loaded and with a smaller 2 stroke. Light I could get a little less. It's amazing how little they draft compared to how capable they are in rougher, sloppier water. What kind of speed do you see with that 250?
  4. Boat Covers

    NCTribute brings up a good point...My cover is dark gray which was the only option available when I bought mine. I keep my boat under a 20 x 30 pole barn and only the very front of the trailer sees the sun. My cover is mainly just to keep the dust and bird droppings out of the boat. I can't speak to how well it will last in the sun, but not much does.
  5. Boat Covers

    Hey LIU, I would think so, but let me confirm this evening. I know I pull the front of the cover down over my winch and winch strap (just to keep the sun off it) and then have a little slack in the rear that I take up with the straps back there. I'll take some pictures tonight and post them here....Of course if it isn't pouring when I get home like it did last night.
  6. Boat Covers

    I bought one from Amazon for my 23 and it fits really well. It has a pocket for the motor, which is way too small for mine...I don't think it's even big enough for a smaller 4 cyl. 2 stroke engine....maybe a 50 horse. Anyhow, other than that it fits perfectly and is nice quality. This is it Classic Accessories Boat Cover
  7. Pliers / Sheath

    Ben King is the man. I can't seem to link here from Facebook (it's on my end, MOD). Search King Leather Works on Facebook or I can put you in touch with him via phone number; message me through the forum if you need his number. He is located in Jasper, FL which is between Jacksonville and Tallahassee, on I-10.
  8. Pliers / Sheath

    I have an older, well used pair of Ross Pescador pliers that were given to me as a gift. I suppose I've had them for 5-6 trouble free years. I have big hands and these are pretty beefy pliers....I like 'em! Last trip out doing some flood tide fishing, my loop on the sheath came undone or the thread rotted and gave way. Searching around online, I didn't care for the nylon and kydex options that were available. The old sheath seemed to be neoprene covered plastic or something, it was nice! Dozing off one evening, I remembered a fella who had made a sheath for a custom knife I had made. He did a fine job on it considering he was somewhat new in his craft and is known for his belts, wallets and pistol holsters. Ding ding ding! I sent Mr. King a message....okay, okay, a challenge, and he accepted. My only request is that the sheath ride at belt height and the handle of the pliers ride in the same location. I don't like them too low slung or the handles sticking up in my shirt. I figured Ben was familiar with my requests as fitting pistols to people is much more....critical? Anyhow....I sent him my pliers and paitentialy waited for his reply; today he sent me a few pics. The price was more than fair, in fact my good friend called me a "thief". Ben is a big name in a small town and is an exceptionally affordable craftsman. Without further ado:
  9. New 22 TRS on order... few questions

    It's plenty fast for the family. Not to mention that 150 sips fuel! Maybe when it's time to repower you can look at some options then or when the kids get older and you're allowed to go faster. My wife doesn't like going over 30 unless we're outrunning a storm. My son is almost 3 and anything over 35 seems to bother his eyes....Even when my buddies go fishing, I rarely run over 40. The power and ability to go faster or get out of the way in a hurry sure is nice though.

    Morgan is a good looking Viz! Hang in there...You're in a good place, as bad as it is. whichway, are you at home now or getting reports from neighbors? We didn't get Irma directly, but we had a lot of rain the week leading up to it. Couple that with centuries old oak trees and a little breeze, it was pretty bad. Wishing the best for all of you dealing with this mess. I know my whole office is watching the actual storm on the live loop posted in this thread. Our hearts are breaking for NC and the surrounding area.
  11. 2004 22 TE 2014 F150 SOLD!

    I'll start a thread soon, but after wet sanding with 600, then 2000, and compounding out.....here's a glimpse. Going to hit it with a polishing compound, polish and then Collenite Fleet Wax.
  12. Pliers / Sheath

    Looks good Todd! How do you like that model of VS plier? I don't think they make them anymore...? I keep thinking about buying them when they pop up on eBay, but they look small to me. I like the black with blue thread . Did Ben add a loop for a lanyard or do you not use one? I also had a small drain hole added to the inside/hip side of mine. My boat doesn't get skinny, so I wade all the floods, while some people pole through them.
  13. 2012 24 TRS 300 yamaha prop

    I have a 23 with a 250, don't hesitate to run a Merc Bravo 1 FS in 22 pitch on the 23. It's a great combination!

    My house is already full, but I do have room for a few boats (non covered area) if anyone needs/wants to drop their rig off as they travel through Jacksonville, FL, feel free. I don't think there's enough room to squeeze more than a 25' through, but up to 25' and no more than 11' trailer/total width, you're good to go. All fenced in back yard in quiet neighborhood. Message me here or call/text me at nine zero four 4 4 nine four zero 9 0 Many thoughts, prayers and well wishes to all impacted.
  15. 2004 22 TE 2014 F150 SOLD!

    I was talking to Ben when you ran him down with the switch for the jack plate. He's all amped up to get it home and clean it up. I don't think he'll do the forum "thing" much, but I will post progress pics. soon. Glad it worked out for both of you!
  16. 2019 22 TRS Engine choices

    Well said. My buddies last name is Veal, and in my circle we call it "Veal's theory on 4 wheel drive" which is, "I'd rather have it and not need it than need it and not have it." I have a 4 wheel drive as well, and use it almost every time I take my boat out....it keeps me from tearing up my back yard when it's wet or damp. I also have a 250 SHO and can run 60+ at will, but I don't. I use that power to haul 6-8 people around and/or take my kid, his cousins and all their toys to the sandbar...with a grill, easy up, 2 coolers, chairs, etc. I bought it for cruise speed, low end grunt (tubing or whatever when he's older) and on occasion, getting to the fishin' hole before most folks. Think about 98% of what you'll use your boat for and go from there...Seems like most of the hours I see pulled from engines are idle hours and hours between 3-4000 rpm. Happy hunting!
  17. 2014 23’ HPS Pathfinder for sale

    Pretty boat and it's the right color. I hope it sells soon for you.
  18. New 22 TRS on order... few questions

    That's a great looking rig! Congratulations!
  19. 2004 22 TE 2014 F150 SOLD!

    Sounds like my buddy Ben is going to be joining the Pathfinder family soon. Looking forward to helping him polish this thing up and seeing it on the water in Jax.
  20. Help me pick a trolling motor

    What he said!
  21. Help me pick a trolling motor

    I would go with a 24v set up all day. I had an 80lb thrust on my old 19’ Pathfinder and never worried about it being enough...I could (and did) cross the river with it because I had to once....this section of the river was 3 miles across. It also depends on where you fish, up in NE Fl we have strong tides and 12v would be struggling by lunch time. To sum it up....it’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.
  22. Pliers / Sheath

    So they're home...it's home!!! I honestly couldn't be happier with how it turned out. As mentioned, it's not stitched, just indented. The pliers almost 'click' into place around the hinge/cutting anvils more than the indention between the handles. They're snug in there but it will break in over time...but I do like the snug fit and hope when broken in that there is still moderate tension/retention on the pliers. Ben did a great job on this piece and the last knife sheath he made for me. I'll say that when I opened them from the packaging, I put them right on my belt as I chased my kid down the sidewalk on his bike (he's almost 3). Eventually my wife came out and saw them and immediately said "That's nice. How much was it?" in the typical " you bought more fishing 'crap' " tone. I replied "$12 more than the nylon/kydex ones I found on eBay, but with style and class....like having aPathfinder, but different." Discussion closed.....she bought the boat, so she can't argue that.
  23. Pliers / Sheath

    I saw that on the good 'ol Facebook, last night TripleC. He makes other stuff you or some of your buddies may be interested in, TC. I'll work on the link tonight. I should have it in the mail when I get home this afternoon, so I will be able to give a review as to how well they come in and out of the sheath. I imagine like any good belt, boots or wallet, it will get better with use. As for that indentation in the middle.....Not sure? I guess I can thumb it over to get them out. I'm not upset about a little added retention at all.
  24. LED Shark Eyes

    I ran the ones Don listed in my 2001, 1900v. They fit perfectly and worked flawlessly for the next 7 years that I owned it.
  25. NMEA cable run

    I know how that goes. My boat is right out back, but getting to it can be a chore since we've had so much ran here. Some days I feel like I need to swim across the moat to get to it. If it works as easy at it seems, I hope you report back. It's on my list, but my wife seems to have a pretty long list for me as well.