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  1. 8 points
    My son & I have been spending a lot of time social distancing at our fish camp in Choko & in the backcountry of the Glades since the virus debacle started. This was a pic I took of him on his 17th birthday a few days ago somewhere south of the Chatham River. He used it to earn an A on his literature class project. Weโ€™ve got hundreds (probably close to 1,000) pics of us holding or fighting nice fish in the Glades since he was 5 years old but this pic trumps them all. Nothing is more special to me than being able to spend so much time with my son the past few weeks.....๐Ÿ˜Œ Best wishes and health to all!
  2. 6 points
    May be the last charter trip I run for a while. Lots of folks taking a hit . First time in days I felt good and wasn't glued to the TV and worrying not just about me, but our country. This trip gave me hope and we had a great day being away from the chaos even though the waters around here were full of boats like memorial weekend type traffic. Sure, it was a risk to have clients on a flats boat. I will take that every day over my last visit to the grocery store.
  3. 4 points
    We are still good in NC, despite the same type of fools all over this past weekend.
  4. 4 points
    My baby boy, Neal having a great day practicing distancing from the general population.
  5. 4 points
    Hello New 2020 TRS 250 sho owner fish beware ๐Ÿ˜€
  6. 4 points
    Amongst the craziness going on out there. Got the new engine hung and running!! The company I used made a new dash out of acrylic that looks AMAZING!! Put almost 2hrs on her today. Hopefully the ramps stay open so I can do more in the next week.
  7. 4 points
    Went to the Trump Flotilla ! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿš‚
  8. 4 points
    Brought the new rig home ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
  9. 3 points
    I am going to apologize for some snarky remarks here but I am a little over whelmed by some of the stupidity of some folks and they ain't on here as a heads up for you guys. Good folks around here for sure! I Have cancelled all my charters and will refund all deposits. I hope all those folks have a good memory when things settle down. In the middle of this, my father became very ill and on short order. "not virus related as far as we know" Lost his ability to stand and care for himself. Him and I will work through his issues and by request I will be his 24/7 care giver at his home. I have learned to quit puking when I'm changing his diapers so things are getting better. He wants me to give him a hair cut tomorrow and I am gonna make him look like he is headed to boot camp. "He likes that thought" The stress has been huge on my family but things like this are never easy. I will do all in my power to meet his wishes no matter what they are and some have been pretty bizarre. Of all times, I rolled into no flushing toilets at home this evening coming from dads place and my wife crying over it as we are all stressed. "Toilet paper clog" in the main drain to the septic. No shortage on striking paper here.๐Ÿ˜ณ I don't care about any of it but my dad will be taken care of no matter what. I showed him the video I posted here and I can not tell you what he wanted to do to the guy running his mouth. He would have ended up on the wrong end of this man right there and then.
  10. 3 points
    Amazing how many experts there are on the Constitution in every bar, sand bar and website. Not sure the founding fathers meant it to be interpreted as โ€œ I can do anything I want and if you tell me otherwise you are violating my constitutional rightsโ€.
  11. 3 points
    I was digging through some files looking for some old shots and came across these....too much home time....don't shoot much anymore...but, it was a fun hour looking over my old work. Enjoy.... And of course....my favorite two muses....
  12. 3 points
    My son and I have been quarantining in Choko the past 9 days. Fishing has been excellent every day except we didn't bother fishing on Saturday due to all the traffic which was a lot of spillover from Flamingo closing. Were taking this morning off to replace TM batteries but will be back on the water this afternoon til dark. No boats where we've been fishing and thankfully no reports of COVID-19 down here either. May you all be healthy in these challenging times and remember to love the hell outta the ones you're with!
  13. 3 points
    For sure, I plan on it. Couldnt find any numbers on my hull and that motor when I decided on it. The 140 has a ton of torque. Be interested to see what she has after break in.
  14. 3 points
    I have my trolling motor batteries in the console on my 2200TRS. I have always had a old cutting board on top of them to provide a bit of protection for the battery terminals. Looking around the shop I had an old golf cart windshield in the corner. Yep now Iโ€™m like the cool dudes with see through battery storage. I know itโ€™s silly but I like it. And I get my cutting board back
  15. 3 points
    Itโ€™s technically a โ€œhybridโ€ ๐Ÿ˜”
  16. 3 points
  17. 2 points
    You are going to have to cut an access hole. Mine has one on the back on the deck cause the hatch was a no go being a release well. Polliwog is right about the plastic. My thru hulls underneath the boat were in bad shape and I just replaced them to all stainless and added a seacock valve to the live well pump that they didnโ€™t install back then....peace of mind.
  18. 2 points
    Look, everyone is under alotta stress right now. We are navigating uncharted waters, no map, Garmin, no FMT, nothing. Hopefully it will all be over soon and we will be back to our normal lives. But right now we have to do our part. Breath everyone, this site is the only one that has normalcy and common sense when it comes to post's so let's not blow it now!
  19. 2 points
    So far, this is the best one that I've found...
  20. 2 points
    Long time lurker on this site, first time posting. Picked up a 98' Bayfisher back before Christmas after studying, researching for almost 2 years, including reading everything on this site I could get my hands on. Absolutely love this boat, but I think my 2 youngsters like it more! Sure get some stares at the boat ramps here in Texas!
  21. 2 points
    Replacing an existing SHO 250. Over 1000 hours flawless operation and the new one will be the third engine on this 2010 hull. Based on my motor usage I believe the hull has well over 20 K hours wet time since new. The few trolling motors have more hours and I am on number 3. The gauges are destroyed and when not in use the boat is in the shed and so is my butt. The wear and tear is showing on both of us.. The key switch is acting up and I may be the only person on the planet that has a motor that doesn't want to turn off. Go Figure that! I keep scratching my head until I realize every component on the boat is exposed to the elements nearly 8 times the engine hours. When your fast, The exposure/usage times add up quicker than motor time by a long shot.๐Ÿ˜€
  22. 2 points
    Lots of peoples weekends are going to be different . We are all in this together . ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ
  23. 2 points
    2015 Pathfinder 2200 TRS Purchased new in April 2016 & stored inside since purchase Recently moved to private lift 390hrs on 2016 Yamaha F250 4 stroke Both boat and trailer have been professionally maintained Located in Fernandina Beach, FL - 2015 AmeraTrail Tandem Axle Trailer - Garmin 7612xsv touch screen - Fusion Ra 205 Marine Stereo w Bluetooth - 4 JL M6.5s - 1 JL M10" Subwoofer - JL M600/6 Amp - 2 Lumitec SeablazeX underwater LEDs - Under Gunnel Lights - 8' Power Pole Blade - Minn Kota 112/36v/60" w i-Pilot (new batteries 11/19) - Garmin Vhf 100 - Custom Powder Coated T-Top w Kingfish Rod Holders - Atlas Jackplate - On-Board Charger - Raw Water Washdown - Seadek Asking $59,900
  24. 2 points
    Danny is the one guy who may provide better service than Power Pole ๐Ÿ˜€
  25. 2 points
    If they are available someone should just buy them and start making them again. Pair Marine did it with SeaOx. These hulls have a strong following and a good riding flats boat is a hot item.
  26. 2 points
    To everyone who saw this boat and said "that is a great boat, maybe I should buy it", thank you for not following through. This boat is now sitting in my garage and it is one HECK of a boat. Thanks Jason.
  27. 2 points
    Good decision....I had a helm issue on my Pathy that I kept putting off...same thing, click click click....almost laid it up on an oysterbar in a sharp turn in Chokoloskee one afternoon on the way home....errrrr....turn right ? nothing happens? slam on the breaks? Yep, almost, glad I was going slow as I normally do in the bars.....next day, bought a new one, self installed, took about 2 hours, lots of bads words said, cracked knuckles and bleeding fingers and a few adult beverages afterwards. DC
  28. 2 points
    The line was down to the bridge . Thankfully I have my own ramp and definitely thankful , I do not fish points . Does not matter . There is better than here . ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ Get some pass crabs ! ๐Ÿ˜œ
  29. 2 points
    Ya know Capt., toilet paper, hand sanitizer, boat ramps, idiots at the "sand bars", idiots on the water.....it never stops!! The few people who think ONLY of themselves are so pathetic. A friend of mine in the Keys said the Miami scum, if I can use that word, were all over the Keys last weekend with jet skis, boats, etc. acting like idiots!! When does it stop! Dang too bad!!...."Thank goodness this wasn't 10 years ago"๐Ÿ’€...might have been fun to watch!!
  30. 2 points
    No We got the last flight out of the country . Moving to Chocko for a while now . ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ
  31. 2 points
    Live life as normal as possible. Donโ€™t take unnecessary chances. We all will come out of this fine I pray. You are all strong guys. Get out on the water if you can and stay positive. ๐Ÿ˜€โš“๏ธ๐Ÿ™ fin
  32. 2 points
    Very cool and a good find. I have limited space on my skiff and my cuda customs get in the way so I got these tackle web holders that are soft and out the way plus no holes to drill just marine Velcro.
  33. 2 points
    Best of of a very good day!
  34. 2 points
    Yes Sir! The price was right, my brother in law got two for $5,000 because he maintained the motors since new (2006) and I got the left hand motor with all the new work and we swapped lower units. Total paid to date $2,500.00. Gotta love family!๐Ÿค˜ Oh yeah; sold the 150 for $1,700 so actually $800 out of pocket for the new motor, boy this just keeps getting better!
  35. 2 points
    Costa Rica ! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿดโ€โ˜ ๏ธ
  36. 2 points
  37. 2 points
    I had a 2000 150 vmax that did the same thing. Was my water jackets. Had to pull, clean, and reinstall. I did do poppet valves and lower unit service as well. Impeller housing and all.
  38. 2 points
    2019 maverick 17 hpx V with yami 115 sho. Boat has 168 hrs on the engine. Haze grey with pastel green skid. Boat is in mint condition. Retail on this skiff was $64000, asking $53,000 - Ameratrail aluminum trailer w aluminum rims and spare tire - Custom Sea deck on front hatch, under gunnels, on polling platform - v Marine push pole holders, engine strap and push pole caddy - black out package on polling platform and grab rails - rigged and wired for 24 volt trolling motor system with 3 bank on board battery charger. Comes with quick release puck for trolling motor - 29 gallon fuel tank - 4 flush pop up cleats on deck only serious inquiries please text 407-538-0770
  39. 2 points
    I purchased my first boat boat from Family Boating in 2003, a 2200. In about 2 weeks my 5th boat from them will go in the mold. After all these years no matter where I see these guys they know who I am, who my wife is and are always more than willing to answer any questions I have. Curtis in the shop and all the guys rigging are some of the best in the business. Paul and Greg run a first class operation and are first class people! Good to still have a few of these around in the industry.
  40. 1 point
    Read on another forum, private ramps arent listed. Not sure if there are any near you. Im sure its coming(ramp closures) in my neck of the woods soon enough.
  41. 1 point
    Shoot yeah! That's a pretty dang good day anywhere.
  42. 1 point
    Well, after a lot of research and negotiating, this project is finally done. The before pics are above. Here is the finished product. And a big shoutout to GG Schmitt for fabricating the arms and receivers; Sandy at Sorite for making the cushions and the heavy lifting done by The Boat Doctor in Tampa for re-doing the fiberglas and final installation. Looks like original equipment.
  43. 1 point
    If white, use a little bleach with water
  44. 1 point
    When my water jackets were clogged/caked, I had a higher RPM over heat, not at Idle. I would over heat over 4000rpm, but it would clear when I came down to idle.
  45. 1 point
    Just one screw on the structure near the motor, to make a connection for the current to flow to the zinc anode. The wire should have metal-to-metal contact with the embedded stainless screw - not strapped to powdercoat, since the powdercoat is an insulator.
  46. 1 point
  47. 1 point
    I do not know about your trim but the hinge has a gem lux logo. Give them a call they will help you out
  48. 1 point
    I've fished with Mike ("InTheSlot12") a few times and with another friend once, but this was the first time back out on the water with my skiff since knee surgery January 2. 3rd qt. moon (55% visible), sunrise at 6:56 a.m. Weather report called for intervals of clouds and sun with slight chance of rain (15%). Winds were expected NE at 10-15, pressure was steady around 30.17'. High tide at the Chatham River entrance was 6:38 a.m. (2.533') with a close to negative low at 12:52 p.m. (.636'). Wind direction meant that water would likely be much lower than those tidal conditions would otherwise create. Launched from Outdoor Resorts just before first light into a stiff NE wind (probably more like 20-25...how does the weatherman keep his job??). Decided to spend the day in the backcountry, so we headed east to the Lopez River. We spent most of the day in the Huston Bay area and in the Chatham River. The day actually turned out to be outstanding. After several trout and a couple of lower slot-size reds, I brought a 36" snook to the boat at 8:45 a.m. to really get us started. From there, it was game on. I think the strike score was accurate at least to timing--we seemed to do best from about 10:00 a.m. to about 11:15 a.m. Total catch for the day was over 25 snook (3 other slot-size with all the rest dinks); 7 redfish (all lower slot size); dozens of trout including 2 or 3 very nice, big fat girls; 5 juvenile Goliath Grouper; 3 Sheepsheads; several mangrove snapper; and assorted jacks, ladyfish and sail cats. We used a variety of baits. I threw top water for a while, and assorted soft plastic paddle tails on jig heads. My buddy Mike favored the GULP! Swimming Mullet in white; I was using white Salt Water Assassin Sea Shads in white with tails that I have painted either chartreuse or pink or Slayer Sinister Series 3.5" Swim Tails in Cockroach. We also used some live shrimp on jig heads for the Sheepsheads and caught some of the trout and snappers with shrimp. But, the top bait of the day was the "Slim Shady (custom ZMan DieZel MinnowZ)! That's what the big snook ate and many of the other fish I caught. I even wrote a little Diddy after hearing "Jim Dandy" on the way home: Slim Shady (With Apologies to Black Oak Arkansas) Slim Shady to the rescue! Slim Shady to the rescue! Slim Shady to the rescue! Go, Slim Shady! Go, Slim Shady! I was running through the ENP Ten Thousand Islands for us to see Trying to decide which bait to choose Out of all the options only one to use Slim Shady to the rescue! Go, Slim Shady! Go, Slim Shady! I was fishing with a buddy named Hugh He was feeling kind of blue Iโ€™m Slim Shady, the kind of guy Who canโ€™t see a good friend cry Slim Shady to the rescue! Go, Slim Shady! Go, Slim Shady! Slim Shady to the rescue! Slim Shady to the rescue! Slim Shady to the rescue! Go, Slim Shady! Go, Slim Shady! We were running a Hellโ€™s Bay Pro Got a feeling but didnโ€™t really know โ€˜Til I took out my package and selected a hook One long cast was all it took! Mr. Shady didnโ€™t waste no time! Slim Shady to the rescue! Go, Slim Shady! Go, Slim Shady! Here are some photos of the day. Mike didn't share any of the ones I took of him, but he had several very nice catches including a couple of fat speckled trout and a really nice red. Tight lines. 1070F8E8-1382-4BEF-BFA9-40B2FA761D6F.heic
  49. 1 point
    We use weld mount studs to mount starboard then screw the components to the starboard http://www.weldmountsystems.com/
  50. 1 point
    I had the same problem on my 2000 17' MA, mine had some plastic catches that continually broke. I finally broke down and had locks installed, Bob at Inshore did a really nice job, on that install. You can do them yourself and I think for the costs it's well worth it.
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