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Everything posted by Wanaflatsfish

  1. Is the motor toast or just looking for an upgrade? In today's prices for new OB's, sometimes taking a good 2 stroke to a 5 star merc mechanic is a better value and just rebuild it.....??? dc
  2. Hmmmmmmmm.....I"m not dc
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    Cracks forming in my MA hull

    Call the factory and ask for Ray Ayers....see if you can bring it by for an assessment.....you are obviously out of warranty, but, they can do an assessment. A few years ago there were a couple of the fiberglass guys who worked at MHP that were doing some 3rd party repairs.....I don't know if they are still around, if not, they will have some recommendations on who could do a repair for you....there are several boat builders in the area...I'm sure they will provide some direction. DC
  4. Well done boyz....glad to see the HPX is finally back in the game... Nice gulf side reds.....nice and silver.....did anyone join you home for dinner ? dc
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    Cracks forming in my MA hull

    Be concerned about any major cracking in a hull....chunks out...no problem - easy peasy get'm ground down and fixed... Where are you located? DC
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    Garmin charting

    To be honest, I don't think GARMIN is too worried about a bunch of florida zealot flats fisherman.... First, they are based in Switzerland....what do the Swiss know about flats fishing ? Second, there are a lot more potential customers int he Outdoor and fitness segment than Marine and flats fishing is a very small segment of the overall fishing industry.....just because everyone here is obsessed, doesn't mean the rest of the world cares (LOL).......if you look at their gross profit and advertising....Marine is a small portion of a much bigger picture....if they loose a few flats fisherman, they aren't going to worry their larger units for offshore around the world, are probably working for intended use......I don't think a cruise ship or a freighter is worried about whether they are in the mangroves or just not he bank See below......
  7. What makes this forum great is the sharing of information from other members. I didn't know the vast experience of Drummer in relationship to handguns....Dave took the time to send me pics, texts, time on the phone, to lead me to the "right" decision on a new handgun...while this is not a handgun forum, many of us here have a array of skills, e.g. mechanics, photography, hand guns, metal working, insurance, etc.....the list goes on....thank you MBG for allow a bit of OT's every once in a while....it's amazing what other members know in their respective areas of interest of their hobbies or professional expertise. thank you very much......I appreciated you taking time to share...next trip to Florida, the trip to Choko is on me dc
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    78 Hewes Redfisher Project

    Muddy, it's a 16' with a different hull design....i don't think you can compare; however, directionally correct. OP: check your weight with a new F stroke, it will be much heavier than the 90 you have on it now...the 05 Yamadog 2 stroke should outlive the hull if taken care of properly.....for the few MPH, it'll cost you a good amount of $$$. I'd use it for powerpole's, GPS, and other upgrades.....to me, running over 30 mph in the backcountry is dangerous given the number of snags, etc. IMHO - if it don't need replacement, why? DC
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    Foodie... Options for leftover shrimp/crawfish boil?

    Look up Emeril Laggasse's stuff...and other was the another guy who did a cajun cook'n shown years ago.... His tag line was.....ooooooweeeeehhhhhh IIIIIII guuuuuraaaaaannnnnnnteeeeee dc
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    Special Call Out To Forum Member Drummer

    John Wick....LMAO :) Love that movie. Fin: Glock 34 Gen 5 with Trujicon MOS 3.25 Taking her to the range today to squeeze off a hundred or so.... Gotta do something when the winds da blow.... Dc
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    This Is a Sunset

    I know that spot You'll had some killer tides This full moon dc
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    Tire Question

    For the hassle of a blowout or a ruined trip.....good advice IMHO. dc
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    Hello, 4-Stroke....

    Yes, OFX series are great for the Pathy's.... dc
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    Hello, 4-Stroke....

    Really dc
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    OT: Competitive Shooting Clubs So. Florida

    Sent you a PM, but, if you'd like to share additional here...it would be great....or we can chat if you have time. TIA... dc
  16. Kind of a cross over question as many on the forum are gun and fishing advocates. I'd like to get into a bit of competitive hand gun shooting - I've been reading a bit of on the various websites about various types of competition. I am lucky enough to have 4 ranges within 10 min of my house here in FLL and would like to get back into some pistol shooting - in my Marine Corps days I was an expert with the AR15 and qualified several times with the 45 when I was an NCO. I have the ability to litterally stop at a range for 1/2 hr to practice on my way home and would like to take advantage of the opportunity. Any information, etc. would be helpful for those that partiicpate, other forums where I can read and learn. 1.) What is the best type of pistol for this competition? I'm reading: Sig P210, Glock 17, Walters, etc. etc. many choices like reels and rods. 2.) Where is the best place to learn or watch competitions? Any help appreciated.... DC
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    Prop shop recommendation in South Florida

    Like I said Dave...I know others have..just one person's opinion..I"m glad they work well for you... dc
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    Prop shop recommendation in South Florida

    BTW, on my OFX prop on my Pathy, I did send it back to PT in LA...they worked it..
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    Prop shop recommendation in South Florida

    I had a horrible experience at FJ's....never again....I've only ordered my props from Admiral Props in Tampa - great service and pricing...and I would send it back to PT to the Monkey for some work as mentioned above.. At FJ they recommended a Mercury aluminum 4 blade for my skinny mini instead of a PT...they took of over $100 on the prop cost because they said it "was worn"...the hub did not fit correctly, even though we put it on at the shop on the side of the road and it had a huge amount of play...it bump in and out at low RPM's...the play was right in front of the salesman and I kept asking is this right...he said, it will "catch" when it moves into gear.... Long story short, I called Marcus and we got it right....and because they would not give me full refund, I had to use the "credit" to buy a prop from PT and they charged me full retail....and, they would not credit the sales tax on the first prop....all and all - cost me about $600 on a $450 prop. I know others have had good experiences with F&J's...maybe I had a bad sales rep....but, for me, not again...one person's opinion. DC
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    Live well sizes

    depends on the year....and whether the leaning post wells are aftermarket.... dc
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    GelCoat repair

    x3, I heard he was used by many of the local shops for factory repairs under warranty... dc
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    OT: Competitive Shooting Clubs So. Florida

    This seems to be #1/ #2 with the Sig P210. thank you and yes, I"m looking at this one as well. dc
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    OT: Competitive Shooting Clubs So. Florida

    This is what I'm considering after all I have read on various forums. The 9mm seems to be rated #1 on just about every review...but, $1500 MRSP and only has a 8 rd mag. dc
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    Tire Question

    Only two i would recommend. dc
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    10 cent fishing report 03/15

    where ? Miami, FLL, Jupiter ? dc