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    What did you do to your boat today?

    Q4R - I should have mentioned, while you are poking around in there, take a good look at those springs. Can't tell from the pics, but look for cracks. There is a lanolin spray that you can put on them after launching that will greatly increase their longevity, can't remember the name, but will text you. <<<insert a million comments here about how you should just get torsion axels instead>>>> Also, that vortex hub - that black cap, does it screw in? Mine have these terrible rubber caps that last 5 minutes and then break, spewing grease all over my boat .
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    18 MA Trolling Motor/Battery

    Looks like you have the console with the integrated seat. My 87 had that same console. I had two batteries under the seat, and the house battery in the main console.
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    WTB older Hewes 16/Pathfinder 17t

    There's a guy who may be parting with his 16 redfisher that needs repowering - check the general section.
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    02 Master Angler 18.5 For Sale

    Based on the OPs answer above and my own experience, it's about 10-15 MPH on top end and (my guess here), a more sluggish hole shot. My 2000 18 MA gets low-to-mid 50s at top end and has a decent hole shot with a Vmax 150 2 stroke. If I were looking for a great MA and speed/distance wasn't a big deal for me, I sure as heck wouldn't turn this one down. With a 115 4S, you aren't going to have to fill that big ole tank very often. You also have less squat than a 150, which isn't a problem with a 2S engine, but may require moving weight forward with a 4 stroke. The other thing
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    WTB old school Mirage

    Sure you saw it, but therebis a really nice MA 18 for sale on this forum. Been for sale longer than I would have expected because it has a 115 and a galvanized trailer, but it is a 4s. May be an option if the seller is tired of sitting on it.
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    18 MA Trolling Motor/Battery

    That is a beautiful MA, by the way. I hope you are enjoying it as much as I enjoy mine.
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    18 MA Trolling Motor/Battery

    There should be a battery compartment under the front hatch in the bow.
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    Anybody have a new head unit put on a 2 stroke?

    Plus 3 on the advice above. I was in exactly the same situation with my first MA. I decided to sell it, and right when I did so, I found that the engine was basically shot. I struggled with the same question, but found what the guys above said - somewhere out there is a potential buyer who has an engine, but doesn't have a boat. What you get for the hull will be more than you will get for the whole package including a new motor. For the buyer, they get an engine they personally choose, which means less risk. There are a surprising number of people out there who have, or have access
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    Catch of the day (pictures)

    I'd put a big ocean striper on the table up against about any other fish in the ocean. Somehow it reminds me of eating crabmeat. just unreal.
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    1992 18.5 MA Rebuild

    Hey RockGrdn - Hindsight is 20/20 and depending on what you are solving for, there may be a much easier/more cost effective way to address than what I did a few years ago. Shoot me a PM if you want to talk.
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    Catch of the day (pictures)

    LOL, you caught that did you? Yes, you can see my plan, here. Take them out in the middle of nowhere on a boat that I have sole control of and waters that only I can navigate . . . and use that opportunity to convey certain expectations with my captive audience. Like I said, we didn't catch much, but it was a productive trip.
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    2002 HPX V Jackplate and Cavitation

    Okay, so, I'm sure you thought of this, but since I didn't see it in your update, I'll post it. It sounds like you've changed two variables: Prop and Jack plate. Now you have an issue. The first logical thing to do is to remove one of the variables and see what happens. Have you swapped back to the 3 blade? A prop swap is a 20 minute job. If you still have cavitation, you know its the jack plate, which is the harder thing to change out but now you know what the cause is. Remove jack plate, put the 4 blade on and see what you end up with. Again, I'm sure you've thought of
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    Catch of the day (pictures)

    Tough couple of days - took two trips 2+ hrs away in search of new spots and new experiences. Vot both, but not a lot of fish. Day 1 fished some deep creeks with my oldest son in freezing conditions. Found the bait, found the trout, but didnt bring many over the gunnels. 8 trout all day but very cool learning experience. Son absolutely humiliated me, catching 5 of the 8 and all the better fish. Day 2 headed up looking for big Striper with my daughter and her freind. Again, new territory, and again learned a lot, but only managed one all day. Brutal 30mph gusts
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    Catch of the day (pictures)

    Dang, wish I'd seen this post two days ago! Found myself way back in a deep creek loaded with Trout, but they were unbelievably finicky. We managed two, but missed a good number of "pecks". I'm thinking that a Ned rig would have been exactly what would have gotten more action. i'll have to try it next time.
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    Hewes 21

    First though: Thats what a standard Hewes will look like now that Malibu bought MBG. But man, thats a lot of bling!
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