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whichwaysup

1987 18 6 Maverick Master Angler

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Proud to have the 2nd oldest boat on this thread! She may not be new, but she's a testament to how well these boats are built. Original Engine and that Yamaha runs like a top. Man I love this boat. She spends most of her time fishing striper and B*** in the VA mountains, but comes down to her more natural environs of St. Pete to work the flats.

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Just thought I'd log a few updates here:

January 2015:

-Replaced docking lights and sealed docking light covers

March 2015

- Upgraded TM to 80# IPilot and two new 27 group blue top optimas

April 2015

- Replaced standard push pole holders with fold down SS versions.

July 2015:

- Annual service - very clean report, compression is great, new gasket for lower unit, new plugs, replaced water pump impeller.

- Replaced throttle/shifter cables

- Replaced Starter and starter solenoid

October 2015:

- Buffed out scratches, scrapes, and oxidation.

- Replaced fuel/water filter

November 2015:

- Replaced trailer jack

- Removed corrosion/polished aluminum trailer

December 2015:

- Buffed/polished main console, replaced rusted out screws in console seat compartment

- Installed SS rod holders on poling platform

Still left to do:

- upgrade docking lights w/ SS version

- remove carpet under gunnels and gelcoat or sea deck

- replace trailer bunk carpeting

- replace front roller on trailer

- restore engine cowling

- address corrosion on tilt/trim motors

- address gel coat chips on hull and topside

- replace console rod rack

- install gas hinges on all compartments

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Been working on her - 

A little wet sanding and polishing and that old gel coat really shines.  Big improvement from the new shiny shark eye lights.  And put a fancy little HDS Gen 3 Side Scan unit on a ram mount.  A few pics below:

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Well, very very sad to see her go, but her younger sister will have to carry on the legacy.  

Happy to see her go to a great father and son who I know will take good care of her.  Hope to watch her on this forum!

 

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On 7/10/2015 at 5:25 PM, whichwaysup said:

Just thought I'd log a few updates here:

January 2015:

-Replaced docking lights and sealed docking light covers

March 2015

- Upgraded TM to 80# IPilot and two new 27 group blue top optimas

April 2015

- Replaced standard push pole holders with fold down SS versions.

July 2015:

- Annual service - very clean report, compression is great, new gasket for lower unit, new plugs, replaced water pump impeller.

- Replaced throttle/shifter cables

- Replaced Starter and starter solenoid

October 2015:

- Buffed out scratches, scrapes, and oxidation.

- Replaced fuel/water filter

November 2015:

- Replaced trailer jack

- Removed corrosion/polished aluminum trailer

December 2015:

- Buffed/polished main console, replaced rusted out screws in console seat compartment

- Installed SS rod holders on poling platform

Still left to do:

- upgrade docking lights w/ SS version

- remove carpet under gunnels and gelcoat or sea deck

- replace trailer bunk carpeting

- replace front roller on trailer

- restore engine cowling

- address corrosion on tilt/trim motors

- address gel coat chips on hull and topside

- replace console rod rack

- install gas hinges on all compartments

Looks like you been busy like me lol.     Does that mean I have the oldest Boat on here lol. Mine is a 77. Just hard to believe it’s a couple years older than I lol

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10 hours ago, Vdubbin1967 said:

Crap just saw this was 2 years ago hahha

LOL - yep, 2 years ago, and I just sold her this past year because I was so impressed with her that, when I saw a year 2000 version that was absolutely pristine, I grabbed it.  

This one is still out there - they gentleman that I sold her to has repowered her and she is still out there catching fish.   I've owned a lot of boats over the years, I've NEVER owned a boat that does everything as well as the MA.  

Keep updating your posts on your boat - we love to see these classics taken care of!

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