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  1. 1991 Hewes Redfisher 18 with kevlar hull

    Thank you very much !

    Keep cool heads with all the armaments.. People get really freaky before a storm, and tempers are very short. Move away from conflicts. And absolutely move away from this storm.. West, then south.. God Speed to all !!
  3. 2018 Keys MOT at the Breezy Palms

    Looking forward to the OT and meeting the new members there ! For those not familiar with Breezy Palms' approach.. This is a map I drew up years ago showing the route into the basin at Breezy Palms.. The basin is surrounded by flats and rock jetties. The bottom of the 'channel' into the basin is hard coral. The channel marks in July consisted of two white PVC poles. They mark the deepest part of the channel: maybe 16" deep at lower tides. This is the only route to come into Breezy without tearing up the flats. You can jump on plane or shut down if you run the channel. You need to idle out about 150 yds beyond the PVC poles before you jump. It is shallow and hard way out. Look over the side to decide when. This applies to the Cobias and Pathfinders.. You guys with tunnel boats and microskiffs can zoom in on any tide. At half tide or higher, you can run the channel in most boats, Just jump on plane in the basin well before you get near the PVC poles.. Same coming in.. Drop off plane 150 yds out from the PVC poles. On the map.. stay away from the red x's. Those are rocks you can start to see at mid tide. They are hidden at high tide. If you have booked at La Siesta, they have a similar approach to their docks. Safe travels and see you there !! Marc

    All our N.Carolina & Virginia friends and members... Please heed the warnings and get to a safe, and secure location away from the wind, storm surge and overflowing rivers ! Good luck to you all !! Marc
  5. I just spotted this in the Tournament Section !! Hot off the press for our huge Owners' family in the Greater Tampa area !! """ For over 30 years, MBG boat owners and their families have been coming together to share good food, fishing, and friendship. Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder, and Cobia owners are invited to join us for our inaugural 2018 Tampa Owners’ Tournament. Bring your family or a friend along to fish for flats, backcountry and offshore species. This year’s tournament will be hosted at the beautiful Hula Bay Club in Tampa, Florida. This tournament (aka “funament”) is an excellent opportunity for you and your family to join other Maverick, Hewes, Pathfinder, and Cobia owners for a few days of fun-filled fishing n the Tampa Bay. The area offers an array of activities to suit every family member. Sign up now to reserve your place. Dates: October 19th – October 20th, 2018 """ Swing over to the Tournaments & Funaments Forum for all the details, and the link to eventbrite for the application. The first Maverick Owner's Tournament I fished was in 2001. I met owners there that I am inseparable friends with to this day ! Please fish with us and meet the other families who love their boats and fishing. It is the cheapest tournament you will fish: $75 for the boat and one person, $55 for additional persons. Goodie bags, prizes, trophies and more included. Come have a blast !! The Hula Bay Club will be the Event location.. Mod Marc
  6. 2013 Pathfinder 24 TRS

    Stunning 24. I love the color scheme. GLWTS !
  7. New 22 TRS on order... few questions

    They are worth good money these days.. I would secure the replacement motor first, and then sell the 150. There is a good market for them. Many get sold here in the classifieds. Your rigger could help sell it as well. M-1
  8. 1991 Hewes Redfisher 18 with kevlar hull

    HappyLappy.. If you could, can you take a good photo of each page in full frame, and post them in the Hewes Product Information section under Hewes ? Those original documents are priceless for other Lappy owners.. Thanks in advance, Mod Marc
  9. The official "What did you catch today" thread

    Did that Permit put a little tension on your fishin line, Ralph ? Beautiful fish ! Congratulations. Marc

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  11. Plantation is a beautiful City with good schools and safe neighborhoods available. Maybe some Broward guys can chime in with helpful suggestions. Just be aware that car insurance is the highest in the State, property taxes are higher, and traffic is the pits at rush hour. There are guys that steal Yamaha 4 stroke boats.. who live real close. On the plus side, the location is convenient to the Keys, West Coast and the Gulfstream off Lauderdale.. Marc

  13. Updated *Its UP* Little blue house that could

    We are all glad that your life is back in order, Scott. Mod
  14. Colorado

    What a trip !! Beautiful Trout.. M-1
  15. 2200v transom issue

    No, Have not seen a transom redo.. Your motor is too big and it is slung back on the jackplate like a lever. The hull was not designed for that. You probably ought to remove both, and drop down in HP. M-M
  16. Well I've been replaced lol

    Outstanding photos ! WTG Dads !
  17. Mercury

    The HPS has a jackplate, so the 20 or 25" lower units are both available. Plenty of HPS hulls with F300's on them. Mod-M
  18. Galveston Bay Fishing

    Outstanding photos of your children having fun with Dad on the boat !! Great job, Ryan !! MW
  19. Boat lift newbie

    All good advice, CraSSh. The bunks need to support your hull beyond the transom edge and past the console. It will be best to call the Factory and ask what the bunk length needs to be to support the hull correctly.. The trailer is a good minimum length if original. I like 3" wide angled bunks or better. Better support for extra weight in the boat, rain, etc. The wire array over the lift is for deterring birds from camping out or roosting on your boat. It gets messy with the huge canopy of the pontoon boat.. You need to measure the height to be sure your TTop will fit under when lifting the boat. They appear to be low-tech engineered. It would not be fun to toss a spool of mono back and forth to a buddy to re-string it. Depends how big your seagull/pelican population is. Enjoy livin the dream !! M-1
  20. THIS is a sunrise

    First Class, Ralph !!
  21. FS 2000v

    Is this a totally fresh-water boat ? That would be a significant fact for a buyer to consider.. Your boat looks super !! GLWTS Mod-1
  22. Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

    This is NOT the place to indict those responsible by act or omission. This IS the place to: 1. Promote membership and participation in action groups that can bring about change. CCA Is looking out for you, the fishermen !! Join The Cause 2. Recommend actions members can take to effect change e.g. Send EMails to your elected officials. Demand restorative actions to reverse this. Demand research funding for the cause.. This is a horrible situation.. Blaming wealthy corporations out loud may make you feel better, but it solves nothing. There must be research to identify the sources, the aggravating factors, and things we can do to improve/prevent and restore. I'm not going to slash and burn the emotional outbursts above, but please !! Let's all push in the same direction. We are all a part of this problem, and the sooner we get on with a fix, the better. This massive fish and marine life kill must be the starting point for the action by every boat owner and stakeholder on both coasts ! Woods
  23. Brunswick buys Power Products

    Politics does not mesh with trim tabs, fellas. Price increases are hitting most parts, pieces and materials for the boating industry.. This is why you see the threads about the pricing of new boats.. Add quality problems caused by outsourcing, and you will find out why alcohol consumption is rising among boat builders.. Mod
  24. Mahi out of Jupiter Inlet (Way Out)

    Agree on both, Fin.. Fish have been scattered and small. THAT is a bunch of good sized Mahi ! Nice work again, Fishtech !! Mod1
  25. Well I've been replaced lol

    Great job, Dad ! I let my son take the wheel all the time at about that age.. splashing, loading, & running. It was a risk, but my trust in him was always rewarded; Never a scratch after three boats and 18 years. He loves the boat still, and they were worth all the investments. Fishing and boating are a solid activity to help kids successfully grow to adults ! Mod Marc