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    What memories do you have of your childhood

    Lots and lots of good times growing up in Ft. Lauderdale. I remember my dad getting me out of school so I could go with him to pick up new boats. John Allmand, Seabird, Enterprise, and a 32 foot PermaCraft they used to build in Hollywood. My buddies and I would terrorize the canals in 13 ft. Boston Whalers, could get under any of the neighborhood bridges. I'd throw my surfboard in and cruise down to Whiskey Creek and Dania Pier, or hit the spoil island just outside Port Everglades inlet. Fishing, diving, skiing, surfing, beach bum then, beach bum now.
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    17 hpx remodel

    Very nice work, but I gotta ask...……..what's the switch with the bent over woman, next to the ignition? Bring me a beer light?
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    FWC Weekly

    Week after week those idiots are out with an attitude that if they get caught, they just pay a fine, and go do it again. I've always said there needs to be more deterrent to crime. Maybe repeat offenders spend a minimum of 30 days jail time, lose their drivers license or something like that.
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    Rust Remover

    Ospho works good on rust also. It chemically turns the rust into some inert substance, then you can paint over it. I used it on my Atlas jack plate actuator that was corroding.
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    Too darned quiet

    It is just a strip of Sunbrella, hemmed top and bottom, and have a few loops spaced along the top edge. I just tie some cord from the loops to hatch locks, poling platform leg, etc. Put the boat cover on last and cinch it up tight. The hull is black and the south facing side was getting some fading, so I just had my boat cover place make the shade piece.
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    Too darned quiet

    I haven't been fishing since before the holidays, so no reports lately from me. I always have some winter projects around the house so those have at least been getting done. I have done a few things to the trailer lately though, new Goodyear Endurance tires, put solid stainless steel lug nuts on all wheels. I needed to check all 4 of my brakes to make sure they're all working, so I put this 2x6 ramp together. Easy peasey to lift the other wheel with no jacks to mess with. All brakes still working, no issues.
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    What did you do to your boat today?

    I hadn't been out on the boat for a while, so the plan last week was to drop her in a local lake and run around for a bit. All loaded and ready and was putting air in the tires and saw this. Four and a half year old Maxxis. Looked like the tread was rotting and starting to come apart. Still plenty of tread depth but now I'm a believer in changing them out every 3 years regardless. Bought four new Goodyear Endurance tires, as I had read some good comments about them. So today I did make the trip to the local lake. All systems, pumps, motor all good. Numbers still the same as I had been getting...….. 60.4 mph one person and 3/4 tank of fuel, best economy was 3.8 mpg at 32 mph. (MA21). Beautiful day on the lake, only saw 3 or 4 other boats out there. Now time to hit some salt water and get some fish.
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    Gel coat service near Gainesville

    I had Young Boats in Crystal River refresh my 21MA hull bottom.
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    Cedar Key Reds

    Went out in the heat yesterday, but a good breeze kept it bearable. Nothing biting artificials so I cut up some ladyfish chunks and tossed 'em between some grass/rocky areas. The picture is the 1st of 11 redfish in a row in the same spot. All lower slot 20"-22". As soon as I could release, re-bait and toss back out, another was on, repeat, repeat, repeat. Nice to find them hungry like that once in a while.
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    New Trailer Brakes

    Yes, I do have aluminum wheels. They are 5-spoke so I don't know if there is any difference from yours, but there was plenty of stud length for the lug nuts. Like Ron says above, rinsing them off after launching and loading will help prolong their life. Spraying down my axles too now since I had to replace them last year.
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    Beach Activity?

    We are more to the north of you beachbuggy, but found some here. My buddy got one around 26" on a doa white cal jig, and I had one come un-buttoned this morning on a mirrodine.
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    Beach Activity?

    Thanks for the info, I forgot about bridges being an option too. Got a buddy with a boat there and may be able to get out on it as well if he's not tied up with work and kids.
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    Beach Activity?

    Got a beach house for a week on Ft. Meyers beach next week, not any room to keep the boat there so am just bringing some gear to beach fish. Any Snook roaming the beaches there? If so what would you suggest for artificials, jig with gulp, topwater if calm?
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    Offshore/Inshore

    Went out of Cedar Key yesterday to make sure the new water pump worked good, and to try the new Simrad I had just installed. All mechanical and electrical working good so out to Seahorse Reef and trolled some Clark spoons. Nice fat Spanish Mackerel loved 'em. Got my limit in about an hour, and ran back to the islands to see if I could find a red...…..yep. Beautiful calm day, and got back home early. Soon to be a fish fry. Side note, while at the ramp I met a guy with a 2008 Hewes Redfisher 21 that was absolutely showroom condition, nicest one I've seen.
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    What did you do to your boat today?

    I put a new Simrad NSS9 evo3 on the boat, nice and lightweight and built in GPS receiver. Cleaned up the organized the NMEA 2000 network in the console too. Now as soon as the Yamaha gateway arrives, I'll tie in the engine data to the network. It's super easy entering waypoints, and I really like the combination of touch screen and buttons/rotary wheel.
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