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About MikeH

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    2008 Maverick 21 Master Angler with Yamaha 250 HPDI
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    Mike Hancock

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  1. MikeH

    Hewes with F300!

    I forgot to say in my last post that I love the design of the new console!
  2. MikeH

    Hewes with F300!

    "I wish Skip would tell us just how similar the running bottom is to the 21 MA. I think the ride of the 21 was it best selling feature." Exactly! I know MBG and Skip aren't going to give away their secrets, and that is fine. I kind of smiled to myself while watching Skip do the walk-through on Facebook Live when he said something to the effect that those of us who have been around for a while might notice something familiar about the hull. I was hoping he was going to take that one step further and explain that the new Hewes 21 hull is based on the old Maverick MA 21, but with a different treatment to the stern (extended trim tabs and no cut out on the back deck). The Maverick MA hull is incredible as is, and it would be truly impressive if they somehow were able to improve on it with the new Hewes Redfisher 21 hull. Hewes has a video of the boat running (different video than last week) up on Facebook, and the way it was up on top of the chop definitely reminds me the way the Maverick MA 21 rides. Congratulations to MBG. I am sure this new Hewes will be a huge success.
  3. MikeH

    Hewes with F300!

    Great explanation. I was thinking it was a combination of the cost and less drag, etc. Looking forward to watching the Facebook live reveal at 2:00 PM.
  4. MikeH

    Hewes with F300!

    I love my 2008 21 Master Angler. I have been following this "project" on the Hewes social media, and the hull sure looks similar to my 21 MA, from the front. I am really curious why the trim tabs are not recessed, as they are on the 21 MA.
  5. MikeH

    Hewes with F300!

    Jack was a cantankerous fellow.
  6. MikeH

    There goes my weekend !!!

    Capt. Troy, wishing you and your family the best.
  7. MikeH

    Bring back the Lappy

    I owned a 1991 Redfisher 18 with a Yamaha 130 for about 10 years, until I ordered a 2004 Pathinder 2200 Tournament Edition with a 200 Yamaha HPDI. After moving onto a local lake and with small kids, I sold the Pathfinder and bought a ski boat. Fast forward 10 more years, and I sold the ski boat and purchased a very sweet well maintained 2008 Maverick MA with a 250 Yamaha HPDI. The last post asks for a quick version of whether the Redfisher Lappy was a "drier ride." Well, although I absolutely loved the Redfisher, I recall that in quartering seas it was a pretty wet ride. You could minimize the spray by working the trim tabs, cranking one side or the other of the boat up high, but I would think twice and choose my days before crossing Tampa Bay or Charlotte Harbor on windy choppy days. Heading straight into a true 2' foot chop, however, was no problem at all. I do look back on those days and those trips with much fondness. The boat ran very shallow. It has a pocket at the back of the hull that forced water up, allowing a higher mounting of the engine. I swear I could run on plane in 8 - 10 inches of water (without kicking up grass or mud!). And the boat was so light that if you did get stuck (yes, that happened at least one time) you could get out of the boat and push it off whatever you were stuck on. Finally, I have to say the 21' Maverick MA is the most amazing boat. It will get plenty skinny while allowing me to cross Charlotte Harbor and Tampa Bay even on nasty days. I don't think twice now about launching at Placida, fishing Bull and Turtle Bay, and making my way down to Cabbage Key or North Captiva for lunch with the family. If you find a nice Lappy, you will end up having many great experiences that will turn into lifelong cherished memories with family and friends.
  8. Thank you everyone for all your replies. Aim Welding has come up with some pretty cool ideas.
  9. MikeH

    Bimini Top for 21RF

    Sorry for the sideways photos. They weren't like that when I uploaded them to the site.
  10. MikeH

    Bimini Top for 21RF

    Sorry for the delay in responding with photos, but here they are.
  11. MikeH

    SeaDeck Cost?

    I was quoted around $2300 by Castaway Customs just a month ago for my 21 MA.
  12. MikeH

    Good Vaca spot in FL for Fam and Fishing

    Another choice on Captiva is Tween Waters resort. It is not as big or fancy as South Seas, but my family loves it and we have been staying there every summer for the last 15 - 20 years. They also have a marina with some slips to rent. What I really like is that they allow you to beach your boat (essentially 50 feet away from the slips) for free. Also, it is on the skinniest stretch of the island, so the distance from the beach to the bay is probably a couple hundred yards.
  13. MikeH

    First snook

    He will be spoiled for life with that as his first snook. Unless he keeps going out with Capt. Troy!
  14. MikeH

    MA21 Prop Choice

    Thanks. That is plenty fast!
  15. MikeH

    Prop Selection

    I will run it this weekend and let you know.
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