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New Lappy Owner Introduction (boat from this forum?)

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Hey guys, glad I could join the family! I just picked up a 1994 Redfisher 18 with a Yamaha 150 VMAX. The previous owner said that he thinks one of the boat's old owners might be on the forum here. I was hoping to get some insight on the history of the boat!

I saw the for sale ad here originally, but I think the person that installed the motor might be on the forum as well. This is the for sale ad: http://www.mbcforum.com/showtopic.php?tid/62249/

The boat looks like it's been well cared for -- there are a few things like spider cracks and older wiring, but overall it seems to be in spectacular shape for a 21 yr old boat! Here's a picture of the drive home, before I even rinsed her off.

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Anyone recognize this boat? I would love to have some history on it, since it looks like the deck was redone at some point in time.

Thanks!

Bryson

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That's my ol' lady! Congrats my man. I've had some incredible moments in that Lappy. I bought her from another forum member, Redlap, who was her second owner. Give me a buzz anytime, I have some history for ya!

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That's my ol' lady! Congrats my man. I've had some incredible moments in that Lappy. I bought her from another forum member, Redlap, who was her second owner. Give me a buzz anytime, I have some history for ya!

She's looking good!! I owned her before Kai dragged her up to south Carolina. if I remember right, I bought the boat in ~2002 from the original owner up in Fort Pierce. I had it for several years before Kai bought it.

The boat originally had a Yamaha 115 2 stroke, which I swapped out for the 150vmax. The boat spent quite a bit of time in the glades and middle keys. I'll dig up some old pics, but most are film pictures!

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Awesome! Really cool to see some of the history on the boat -- I would love to hear from you guys about it.

So StealthPole sold it to RedLap who sold it to Salty South?

I've loved everything about her so far! It's the perfect boat for me at this point in my life -- I can get fairly shallow (especially when fishing by myself), but I can also take the wife in a little bit of chop without getting beaten up or soaked. Not to mention the way she looks -- she still puts a grin on my face when I walk back to the ramp after launching! I'll try to get some more pictures for you guys!

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bryson said:
Awesome! Really cool to see some of the history on the boat -- I would love to hear from you guys about it.

So StealthPole sold it to RedLap who sold it to Salty South?

I've loved everything about her so far! It's the perfect boat for me at this point in my life -- I can get fairly shallow (especially when fishing by myself), but I can also take the wife in a little bit of chop without getting beaten up or soaked. Not to mention the way she looks -- she still puts a grin on my face when I walk back to the ramp after launching! I'll try to get some more pictures for you guys!

I was the 2nd owner, and sold it to Salty South. Redlap was my old username.

If I kept the boat, the one thing I would have added would've been spray rails. The boat runs great into a head sea, but will drench you in a following sea. It has tendency to plunge, and take water over the rub rail. It's a catch 22 because spray rails will cause hull slap, but cut down the spray.

Does it still have the guide chair in front of the console?

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Looking at the first picture above pretty darn good! :content:

I had a lappy with a 115 and always thought that with a few more ponies it would be able to get on top and run.

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Thanks for sharing those pictures! I'll have to buy you guys a few beers sometime and get some info on the boat -- maybe try to get some of those pictures off your hands :cool:

Yeah, she's quick for sure! I love being able to jump right up on plane, regardless of load. I haven't had the chance to run her light yet -- I've got 2 big batteries in the front hatch, plus a trolling motor on the bow. Even with that, a full tank of gas, and 3 guys, I see high 40s. What I really like is the low RPM at cruise speed.

I thought about spray rails, actually -- we were in some pretty snotty stuff the other day and a few waves spilled over the bow, and it makes me uneasy. I really don't like seeing water come over the bow anymore (bad experience 70 mi offshore). I'm not sure if spray rails would prevent that, but it definitely wouldn't hurt.

The boat doesn't have the guide chair, and the deck has been re-done, though I'm not sure by which owner. I love thinking about how many fish and how many different types of fish this boat must have seen! I feel like it's got to have some good stories behind it. If you or Salty South start to get nostalgic, I'd love to hear a story or two! I'm planning on heading down to the lower Keys in May -- so far the only species I've brought on board have been reds and trout!

Here's the first fish I caught on her -- I just so happened to buy the boat right around the time we get big bulls running around the inlets.

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