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Capt. Troy

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About Capt. Troy

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    master angler
  • Birthday 10/01/1959


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    Florida Native<br /> Fishing Guide 15 years<br /> First husband and wife team to ever make the top 5 in the FLW Redfish events.
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    Fishing and Hunting
  • Location
    Tampa Bay Area

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  1. Capt. Troy

    The future of MBG...

    I'm with the honey badger on this topic and have no idea what he posted. The Honey badger don't give a ##### and this topic is getting off the topic of which I didn't get to start with. I also called corporate Ford today about my auto stop start switch cause my dealer said I shouldn't have bought the truck with that feature if I didn't like it.🤔 If Old man Skip Ford don't call me back tomorrow I will never have another one.
  2. Capt. Troy

    The future of MBG...

    Good design, good execution, good quality control, good warranty. Case closed!
  3. Capt. Troy

    Splash well/ bilge hatch leaking

    Water doesn't drain uphill That drain out the back is only meant as emergency overflow to keep water off the deck. Your stand pipe drains out the bottom of the boat. They make a rubber plug that fits that over flow hole.
  4. Capt. Troy

    The future of MBG...

    I never said you or I are supposed to like it cause I don't either. My way out is to try and hold myself accountable. And by doing so take care of most issues myself if at all possible. Trying to get anything done seems to turn into a bad experience due to the problems you speak of. And to make it worse everything has gotten so expensive. Pay more get less is the theme these days. I will disagree about all of the folks being self centered, though many are. Might want to read up on the Morris/Deal report as you will see that some of the owners of big compani
  5. Capt. Troy

    The future of MBG...

    I am your age exactly. Egret has been sold, Ranger is junk from bass pro and Wiley and staff could give 2 poops about your 15 year old Yellowfin. The 2 YF's I have spent time on both have Contender like fuel tank issues. They could give 2 poops just like Contender about 20 year old boats they built. I get to run lots of boats in my stable. Currently dealing with a Pursuit which also has been sold out. Minor issue but the dealer nor the builder could give 2 poops. The boat is still in warranty and the owner ain't waiting months for a couple of chicken *** items. I sourced and a
  6. Capt. Troy

    The future of MBG...

    With no relief in site. Resin Shortages All Mercury outboards over 40 HP are over 1 year out except for OEM and they are struggling. Yamaha is not much better. No manufacturer is gonna sell a 100 dollar part that may delay completion of a 100K boat. To add, your usually money way ahead to go straight to the source.
  7. Capt. Troy

    The future of MBG...

    The factory is not a boaters supply house. They order and source from outside vendors to assemble their product. Parts get ordered per boat production needs. Not good business sense to have huge parts inventory. They don't stock/source spare parts except for warranty items. I have owned continuously/currently their products for 22 years now. I have needed stuff out of warranty several times over the years and got the same response were seeing now 15 years ago or better. I have also dealt with other very large builders and their business model was similar.
  8. Capt. Troy

    Plastic Fuel Tank Gone Bad? Advice Needed

    Just went through this on a Poly tank in my 21 MA. It was the fill hose and wasn't obvious to the eye. The hose had rotted on the bottom where it was laying on the tank. When it cracked open it really cracked and I put a lot of gas in the bilge. The top of the hose looked fine as did the clamps. Get a portable can and pour in a few gallons and keep your eyes open.
  9. Capt. Troy

    What SUV’s are you using to pull your flats boat?

    Another 10K and you can get a Lariat!
  10. Capt. Troy

    What SUV’s are you using to pull your flats boat?

    You can tow with just about any SUV. But handling and stopping is what a lot of them don't do well! If I'm towing it's gonna be with a full size what ever. Not mention the wear and tear on the lesser vehicles.
  11. Capt. Troy

    First Moon in June

    it is the New Moon in June that you want.
  12. Capt. Troy

    Splash well/ bilge hatch leaking

    It's a constant battle. I go in that hatch a lot to get to strainers. Once the gasket gets some age it starts leaking again. The right o ring may be a better solution.
  13. Capt. Troy

    Splash well/ bilge hatch leaking

    I put rubber weather stripping to replace the gasket that it came with. The gasket it came with leaked bad.
  14. Nutrient loading has been an issue in the Bay for years and causes fish kills without having a red tide. This event has happened twice before as lesser levels. The other spills did get a accompanying red tide but also caused a green algae bloom that created lethal low oxygen events. Then, the turbidity issues that come from sea grass destruction and the vicious cycle begins. Dirty water leads to reduced sunlight and reduced sea grass growth and the cycle continues for years. It will be slow to occur but all of the gains we have made in sea grass coverage in Tampa bay will be l
  15. Capt. Troy

    LED Running (console) Lights

    For the price I would do these or similar. 225.00$ for Perko.🤔 https://www.amazon.com/LED-Navigation-Waterproof-Visibility-Starboard/dp/B07Z1NFSR5/ref=zg_bs_3398721_76?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JXFXYEKAGZRQJCXEGZJ4
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