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    Well I Did It!

    Good decision...nothing worse than selling a car, yet alone a motor....every sleeze bag low life looking for a "steal" will be on you....let alone all the "uncles" you have in NIgeria who want you to send them the motor and he'll wire transfer more than the asking price for the extra work involved Let the dealer work the with general public...that's what they are set up for....sorry for the soap box dc
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    21 MA VS 22 Pathfinder

    I agree with Fish.... I Owned a 22 Pathy classic and fished many times on the MA21 with a guide buddy... The ride is different....mostly as mentioned, due to your position in the boat. In a 22 Pathy, you are normally standing behind a console...with a MA21, you are seated.... The MA21 is like a giant aircraft carrier when you are fishing on the flats and in the backcountry....huge amount of room.. and stable as heck. As a real example, I used to yellowtail all the time in my Pathy 22 in the keys, I wouldn't do the same in a MA21 due to the freeboard....you have nothing to lean your legs against and balance.... Can you run the beaches in a MA21, yes, but, it needs to be relatively calm, not for the ride, but, for when you stop to fish...again, nothing to grab on to hold. In a Pathy 22, you have a large console to give a bit of balance. The MA21 is designed as a live bait platform, lots of baitwells and a front livewell. If you are 80% of the time in bay and backwater chop - MA21...if you are 80% wanting to fish the beaches I'd go Pathy. dc
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    Ameratrail for MA 18

    I investigated them as well.....lots of positive results....my reason for AT was: 1.) They have the "jig" for the MA17 for many years 2.) Rolls required drive my skiff to their factory and leave my skiff for fitting, then I would have to figure out how to drag my old trailer back. With AT, I just called, sent a deposit and picked it up "naked" in Orlando. I then transferred the new skiff at a local ramp 10 min away. DC
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    Chipped Skeg

    Paint on Skegs Does that actually exist in other parts of the fishing world ? I always thought a good hard sand bar was supposed to help clean the rust of the stainless steel prop and sand the skeg dc
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    2000 18MA Coming on Market Very Soon

    Wont last long.... dc
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    Platform sissy bar

    I have 6 rodholders in my platform on the MA17....never can have too many.....I use them mostly for Chunking Ladyfish in Chokoloskee.... Depending on the shore line angle, I"ll place them in various positions.... DC
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    Anti-Siphon Valve

    Got a question from a member on the anti-siphon valve.. Here is the one which was on my Pathfinder T on the tank...it was easy to get to so I replaced it with a new one Tank and the crud that was inside it...... Here is the one which came off my Master Angler......it was full of crud...it has a spring and when the spring is clogged it results in the bulb going flat.....sometimes you can just tap the antisiphon valve when you are on the water and it will release the crud...but, best to change it out....it's a safety valve to prevent fuel from pouring out of the tank in the event of broken line etc. Best to have them, but, they are a PIA. See the amount of crud on my MA17 tank....
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    Vapor Locking Yamaha 115 4-stroke (just started happening)

    I agree with above...check your antisiphon....easy peasy fix.... I took mine off the MA17....when I bought the MA17, the antisiphon was full of gunk.... dc
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    Proper trolling motor 17 HPX-V

    btw if you take it to a MK dealer/repair, they can cut the shaft to any lenght. dc
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    Catch of the day (pictures)

    Good eats dc
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    Chipped Skeg

    Exactly Let me see....3 broken skegs in Chokoloskee in the last 10 years..... Call 1-800 help me Ralph the outlaw I mean, when you come back with like "real damage", with only 1/2 a keg, then post (LOL)...... Dc
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    Boat Slides on Trailer EVERY TIME

    hoooyaaaah...i hear ya...almost broke my hand the other day on the winch when I was backing down my MA17 in Chokoloskee...the skiff was was in the launch position in the water.......I pushed down on the handle, hit the clicker, then WOAAAAAHHHH, she backed down the ramp and the handle was spinning at a thousand miles per hr.......I had to have my partner int he boat put it in fwd and then push back up to release the winch strap...after I released, it fired back down the bunks.....LIquid Rollers are not forgiving dc
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    Dive ladder

    Call the outlaw on the forum at AIM welding in Fort Lauderdale...he manufacturers incredible dive ladders DC
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    Ameratrail for MA 18

    Waited and debated until forum Member Conocean shamed me into buying one for my MA17 could not be happier, best decision I have made other than buying my MA17 1995. Call the factory direct....they will work with you directly, but, be prepared to wait a bit.....I had mine built pre-covid and it was a 6 week wait...I've heard it could be as long as 8-10 weeks currently. Send me a PM with a cell and I"ll talk you through my details. dc
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    Spinning Reels

    what are they ? dc
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    Catch of the day (pictures)

    what a beast DC
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    Simrad GO9 vs GO12

    I would go Lowrance 12" for $1K before I went G0 simrads....they do not have enough memory or speed to run an FMT if that's what you are considering. BPS has them on sale for $1K for the Ti series which are really nice for the Money. The new SIMRADs the EVO series 3 are CRAZY $$$ and no way I could justify the money at this point in time. DC
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    Trim Tab

    What make ? Lenco? Why do you want to replace the grease? 99% of the time they don't need service.
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    100% your problem for sure.....the MA's are very sensitive to weight and tabs. Forget the pump and just buy a set of Bennet Electrics...they are nearly plug and play.....I changed mine in about 2 hours. The holes fit directly into the same holes and they are super fast. dc
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    11/24 ENP/10ks

    He knows all the secret spots Goodland...that's a ride .... dc
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    This Is a Sunset

    it's a blowing today U gotta hide in mangroves Brother.... I want to modify a few things....so, I"ll ping you next week.... DC
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    11/24 ENP/10ks

    where did you launch? what is IK? dc
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    First day out!

    thank you
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    11/18 10k

    thanks for the offer.....we'll be off the water at the end of the low around 3pm... Catch'm up........ We'll be around the islands in front of Joe Kemp early....Look for the skiff with all the aluminum some guy I know made lots of stuff for it
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    First day out!

    thank you....what is his company name
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