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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

    Hewes with F300!

    All good with me and sounds about right. I know the cap of the last 21 MA is higher than the original, about an inch above the rub rail. They did something to make her taller for some reason. The new Hewes is a good looking sled.
  2. Capt. Troy

    Hewes with F300!

    OK then, I ain't going nuts. But, the add sold me twice. Good reply there Skip. Makes sense from the marketing side.. Thanks for the clarification as it makes potential buyers of the product when doing comparisons a little more knowledgeable. I seriously wrote this new boat off with the published weight comparing it to what I own. I will also add that the trailer under the new Hewes will by law require brakes on all axles. It ain't coming in under 3K on weight on any trailer, dual or single axle. I suspect at this point the new boat weighs wet very close to what I fished yesterday.πŸ€”
  3. Capt. Troy

    Hewes with F300!

    Why is the boat so heavy? Maybe I am remembering wrong but I believe the 21 MA was around 1300 lbs dry hull. Is this boat that much bigger than the MA? Back to the live well. Pressurized wells have been around for a long time. They just require a little more plumbing and everyone I have seen is at the stern and every one leaked a little some where. Even through the latches. With the width of the gunnels I never step up and down off the front deck to go to the bait well. I walk the gunnels. "Old abused knees and back" I have a long handle dip net and don't even have to bend down. When fishing customers I sit behind them and work out of the pit with them on the bow. That is why I don't use the front well.
  4. Capt. Troy

    Hewes with F300!

    The 21 Master Angler had a front well. I keep my cast net in there and turn the pump on to rinse it out. Most folks fish off the bow of a flats boat. If you don't close the well every time someone is going to break a leg. Further more, no matter how good the ride the bait gets beat to death in a forward well. I tried using it but never cared for it but love it for it's use now. Then of course, it better have a good seal or sooner or later your gonna be eating bait well water at the helm.
  5. Capt. Troy

    Hewes with F300!

    That spray profile looks very familiar to me.
  6. Capt. Troy

    Hewes with F300!

    I just paid 18K for a 250 SHO and plenty more of them around at that price. MSRP shown at 26,400$πŸ™„ Like said, I doubt anyone is gonna pay MSRP
  7. Capt. Troy

    Hewes with F300!

    That is the plan.
  8. Capt. Troy

    2015 Yamaha VMAX SHO 200

    Gotcha! Dang, those motors are expensive. First one I have ever bought not on a program but it was time for the 5 year warranty as I figured that may out last my boating days.πŸ€” I have known Brad for over 30 years. They have really spruced that store up.
  9. Capt. Troy

    Yamaha 250 SHO problems

    Make sure your tank is venting properly. If the engine starts staving for fuel stop and crack open the fuel fill and listen for suction.
  10. Capt. Troy

    Best EPIRB?

    ACR. Some PLB's don't offer all the features of a EPIRB. I would have both just because it's easy to carry the PLB anywhere you go, woods or waters and it's registered to your person. The Epirb is registered to your vessel with critical info that will help expedite a SAR. Do not get either without completing the NOAA registration.
  11. Capt. Troy

    Hewes with F300!

    They sure have. That is why I made the comment. I bought right in the time boat companies were laying off. Skip worked with me to get several options that MBG didn't offer any longer. To include the color, the rope insert rub rail and custom live well plumbing. Family boating center helped with the rest as I bought the, power pole, electronics trailer and engine myself through my sponsors. FBC did the rigging and Curtis and his group did a good job. Skip said folks should be happy with the price point. Rather than guess I think I will just ask the dealer. Cause that is who is gonna sell it to ya. 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.
  12. Capt. Troy

    Hewes with F300!

    I let the dealer borrow mine for a boat show in 2010. They hung a price tag on it as equipped for 65K.
  13. Capt. Troy

    2015 Yamaha VMAX SHO 200

    Where you working at Shane? Sounds like a overheat to me. Just re-powered with another 250 SHO. The motor never failed me in 10 years . It was one of the first ones built and I bought it direct from Yamaha. I really do not believe you can rebuild any of the 4.2 engines with the plasma cylinder blocks. I may be wrong but I wouldn't touch one rebuilt.
  14. Capt. Troy

    Hewes with F300!

    My Take from the video. 21 MA bottom tweaked Live well drain system not shown. "I hope it's the one they touted" like mine. Hatch drains to a common at rear for the rear deck area. "hope it's enough" Depth of lid gutters on all compartments "true dry storage" OK with the trim tab deal "understand" Access to the bilge/pumps much improved. The speeds are about right if running on the older 21 MA bottom It's a very good looking rigπŸ‘ Skip needs some sun on him😏 If they get one local to me I will take a test ride and it will be a long one to include a bait well full and all that stuff that goes with it.
  15. Capt. Troy

    Bright Idea

    Hope they have improved them. Keep your receipt.
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