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Got word this week there will be a new Cayo 173 headed for Texas in the next couple of weeks. It's been a looong dark winter, this is usually the time I fish most. Any how, I'll post up some pics and first impression report when it gets here.
 

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That's great, you have lots of good spots to hit in East and Sabine. North end of Trinity wouldn't be too much of a haul, either.

Have fun with that boat...
 

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Thanks my man, yeah I'm looking forward to doing something a little different. Getting back to some of the places I duck hunted back in the day.
 
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Port Arthur native, here. Cool to see some skiffs showing up in my old stomping grounds.
 

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'85 my man.....
 

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Man it’s been a long time...you might need to put fresh line on your reels since what’s on there has to be dry rotted by now!
I hope you enjoy it.
 

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Welcome to the club. One of my best friends lives in Winine and I'm West Brook c/0 90. Grew up duck hunting all over that area and not get back over there to fish sabine area and taylors when the bite is right. Hard to beat Winnie for a nice peaceful place to live! Post pics of the new skiff when you can.
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Matt
 
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Yeah your right Mac, really at this point I'm looking forward to next season.....
 

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Well, so we missed it by a couple of weeks or maybe 5 or 6, then a week or 2 to the the registration paperwork lined out, but hey I got to go run the new Cayo 173 yesterday. I can honestly say what a BLAST! Looking forward to getting back to more of a simplistic approach. Been a little absent from MS over the last couple of weeks because I have something to do now, work on getting my boat like I want it.

So, so far I'm about 3" below the bottom of the boat with the propshaft, but I still have a few tricks up my sleeve to try to meet the goal of having the propshaft even with the bottom. The Tohatsu 50 on this boat is a lotta fun looking forward to getting it broke in.

One more thing, I would never insult my girl by saying she is "TIPPY", but she damn sure is RESPONSIVE, lol. Better have your ballet slippers on!

Hoping to get a few pics posted soon.......
 

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Here's a couple for now, I'll post more detailed pics later on. Some of the highlights - Carbon Fiber Tiller Extension from Carbon Marine, TM pucks on front and back for rough water crossings, Tran color matched cavitation plate, HB Helix 10 w/ side scan, Ipilot 74# 24v TM, 24v 50aH LiFePO4 TM battery, front and rear rod tubes, leds in all compartments and under gunnels.
 

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