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  1. Day one complete ! 🇺🇸🏴‍☠️
    9 points
  2. Flex Seal 🇺🇸🏴‍☠️ That dude made a boat with a screen door .
    7 points
  3. Very fortunate to get to fish the ENP 3 times in May from 3 access points: Everglades City, from Islamorada and then this past weekend in Flamingo. Trip 1: Growing up, my dad used to wake me up hours before sunrise and drive to Flamingo from Fort Lauderdale. I could never sleep the night before...I was so excited. I loved those days more than any. Those long fishing trips bonding with my dad in the park really molded me as a kid and played a monumental role in who I am and why I am today...That weekend I got to return the favor a little bit. My dad flew into town Friday afternoon for a q
    6 points
  4. I tell my kids "I've been young once, but you've never been old"!
    6 points
  5. Lots of snook at the inlets. Here is one of many caught on today’s trip.
    5 points
  6. 19 1/2” trout and my first pompano on fly. Fly tied and bought from MBG member. It did fantastic. Port St Joe. 5/30/21
    5 points
  7. Happy Memorial Day ! 🇺🇸🏴‍☠️
    5 points
  8. 36” fish in 3ft of water, all while being able to hear the PGA championship crowd.
    5 points
  9. Grover bite is on.... released quite a few <15" only keeping the gooduns, smallest in the box is 19"
    4 points
  10. My niece brought her boys down and they wanted to play tug a war. One of a few they tangled with.
    4 points
  11. Day two ! 🇺🇸🏴‍☠️
    4 points
  12. Yesterday's low tide, a few redfish tailing:
    4 points
  13. I prefer a short OG leash . I think the sooner my motor is off the closer I will be to my boat . Maybe still in the boat . As I am driving to fish camp for a four day weekend , wishing your project was complete . Soon myfriend 🇺🇸🏴‍☠️
    4 points
  14. With 20 knot plus winds here in South Florida and the boat in pretty good shape I decided to build a new mailbox...
    4 points
  15. jh141 , wow that was fun catching up on some old south Florida Hialeah speedway crazy times . Small world . Growing up and racing at the speedways during the 70’s and 80’s in south Florida was a fun time but I never want to duplicate and go back to . Had to be the craziest place to be at that time . Everything was moving at record breaking speeds . That was a wide open throttle couple of decades and may be the reason for all of today’s rules and laws . There where not any limits on anything we did . But in today’s world the water is so crowded with way more boats and people . The way we did th
    4 points
  16. I can not pick people apart for wanting to run a boat car or anything fast because I have done it many times . If anyone can learn from this tragedy and lost of life than talking about it on this forum is a good thing . I know that between more boat traffic , manatee zones, idle zones, speed limits , down sizing my HPX motor and old age that my days of wanting to get everywhere I running over 60 mph are over . I still will enjoy opening the boat up under ideal conditions . With my smaller motor wide open is a lot slower that it was and with limited funds being retired I need my equipment to la
    4 points
  17. Sad, but preventable. Good grief. Who in the world needs to go that fast?
    4 points
  18. Ok, here you go.... original purchase $11.5K New trailer $4K rebuild carbs back two years ago - $600 new batteries - $700 New gauges and binnacle - $1500 new fuel tank: $800 cut out floor, instal tank, redo a lot of work on the deck, redo all of the hatches, and redo console - $12K gauges and wiring: $2.5K other stuff $1500 Total: about $32-33K all in.... New skiff: $70K good deal dc
    4 points
  19. Getting cleaned up and ready to go.
    3 points
  20. So before a final detail, which the boat badly needed, I decided to install the new hull drain. Trying to manage project cost on stuff I can handle. The original bronze garboard drain was in tough shape, so I ordered a replacement stainless from Gemlux. Fit perfect, but the 3 countersinks for the screws were about an 1/8” closer to the centerline of the drain hole than the old one, so they didn’t match up with the existing holes. Really. Was not looking for another step in the project. Oh well. So I cleaned out the original holes with a drill bit, blew out with a compressed air can, clea
    3 points
  21. Gave her something shiny and new 18 bay fisher, 115 yahama 4 stroke, new power tech nrs3r17p
    3 points
  22. So.....needed a break from work and took off Friday with the Memorial day weekend it gives me a good 4 days to work on the Ghost. Now begins the wiring.... Process: 1.) I am using a BUS system transfer 2.) I have color coded all the components 3.) I am creating ALL the switches in the rigging box under the seat 4.) Using a Blue Sea 6 switch with fuses in the panel - keeping it simple 5.) Switches: Stereo Bilge Wash Down Nav lights Live well Open for future use On Friday COTO came by to help pul round one.....hy
    3 points
  23. Was hoping for batter day! 4lb hybrid which is actually a big hybrid.
    3 points
  24. Its been a busy couple weeks but we caught some good sunset photos. Wilmington Island in Savannah and my Brothers back porch on Little Gasparilla Island in Placida.
    3 points
  25. No pics, but fixed my broken trailer light mount. Some knucklehead managed to break it off in a parking lot - but didn't damage the light or wiring. Used the opportunity to get the rest of my trailer lights working again - a few of the smaller fender lights had stopped working. Got everything going, but the wiring itself is so rotten it's just a matter of time before it breaks again. Going to have to re-wire the trailer, and looking forward to it. I don't think there is anything more satisfying than having ALL lights working on your boat and trailer! Took the boat out this wee
    3 points
  26. I just bought this boat! So incredibly stoked to have it. I've been wanting a pathy for years and this was definitely the perfect one for me.
    3 points
  27. I Like to go Fast, Always have. We raced asphalt oval most of my life. My son is a very accomplished Late Model Stock Car Driver. Enough bragging LOL The Big Difference is what is in your control and what is not....Example, We were racing in Lake City and the Lights suddenly turned off. It was a new moon and it went pitch Black. Luckily my son was leading the race and used flashes from a tow truck and other track vehicle lights to stay out of the wall and out of trouble. Another Example is sudden rain, On slicks you go from just in control to out of control in just feet. The water i
    3 points
  28. most people don't comprehend how quickly speed affects boat handling. I remember the first time driving at 50 and thinking this is fast but felt in control. As I gave it more gas and it hit 60 everything changed. The boat was controlling the situation not me. slowed it down and did not go back to 60. don't know why but 60+ is a different world for boats.
    3 points
  29. THIS IS THE ONLY COMPANY TO USE!! I have coated Jon boats, Pontoon boats and Airboats in Fasco products. Super Slick is great for the bottom because it has teflon built in so it is literally "Super Slick". We also use Fasco Epoxy products in the commercial aircraft world. They make great stuff. Just make sure you sand and prep the area well. Mix correctly, Roll it on and let it set up. You will be back in the water in no time. FYI... they offer several colors including cammo green.
    3 points
  30. forget the recirculating pump all it does is heat the water and pound the fish to death. add a 12volt bubbler and your bait will be much happier .
    3 points
  31. Got a keeper today ! New fishing partner ! 🇺🇸🏴‍☠️
    3 points
  32. Had two different guest anglers on board this weekend, both from Tampa. One came down Thursday night to fish on Friday; the other drove on Friday to fish on Saturday. We stayed at The Everglades City motel, which was clean and refurbished. If you stay there with a skiff, ask for a room with a "back door". We parked the 4Runner and Gordon in back, just outside our back door, while the guests parked in front by the front door. The hotel is right next door to the Island Cafe. The restaurant opens at 0600 for breakfast, or you can order an egg sandwich and coffee to go. They will also prepare a ni
    3 points
  33. Roughly every 10 years, the Army Corps of Engineers decides how Lake Okeechobee will be managed for the next decade. They decide how high to keep the lake, and where, when and how much water will be discharged. For decades, this management schedule for water has prioritized sugarcane growers above all else, keeping the lake artificially high in the dry season to make sure that no matter what, the crops are irrigated, leaving little or no water available for the Everglades. We all know the result — invariably polluted discharges from Lake O begin at the start of the rainy season. Hund
    3 points
  34. Had a great time fishing with my son today!
    3 points
  35. So re checked all cables and connections this morning, found loose positive cable at the perko kill switch, from dock round trip today was approximately 30 miles, not one hesitation. Thanks for the insight.
    2 points
  36. Snook are on the beach getting ready to move into the inlets to spawn. Snapper have shown up around docks and structure. Redfish on the outgoing tide hitting pass crabs flowing out.
    2 points
  37. Get out and get that thing dirty . None of the tides this month will will have a tidal coefficient number as high as last months 103 that tide moved some fish . Looks like the highest tidal coefficient numbers foe this month would be the 24 th . If you can sneak out between the 23 rd and 25th than you can’t use a weak tide as a excuse for not catching and releasing and record number of reds . That boat needs to get in its environment and you need to start looking for redfish tails . Good luck 🍀 hope you get out soon .
    2 points
  38. Put the Balzout and the cord manager on the console.... I screwed things down with the intent to complete with 4200 when I finish the install soon.... I will use a small diameter hole and both the transducer and power cord will fit and I"ll seal it with some caulking.. this is the cable tamer....I really liked the design... The binnacle fits perfectly More to come this weekend......... dc
    2 points
  39. We also caught 2 trout in the 25 inch range. I can't get those Pics to upload.
    2 points
  40. You’re a good man, Nole !! We’re in good company here, folks. MM
    2 points
  41. I am the type of person who spends way too much time researching what might be the best of any given product. Within the last year I wanted to replace my 20+ year old Q-Beam - you know the one with the old kinked up power cord and weighed about 5 pounds! Well, after what seemed like hours of researching best handheld spotlights I purchased a Streamlight Waypoint 300. I am completely satisfied with my purchase. I have used it at night crossing Charlotte Harbor. It works great. Watch the attached video from Streamlight. I would buy it again if necessary.
    2 points
  42. This was Friday. My brother came into town for the weekend and I decided to take him Striper fishing. This happened 4 times to us "video"....just couldn't turn their heads and they got to the tress...and this girl was just for fun.... Hopes this media video works for you all IMG_3552.MOV
    2 points
  43. great advice. I guess I was leaning that way all along...just one of those things that's hard to let go of but when it's time...it's time. Appreciate the honest imput
    2 points
  44. Can I at least get an honorable mention on my 20yr old 1900T bilge cleanliness? 😂
    2 points
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