Newbie on here

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by spinfreak, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. spinfreak

    spinfreak Well-Known Member

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    Hi Ya'll,

    Some of you may know me from other forums, but I've just come across this site. I seen Jan's (Imac) ugly mug on the Florida Fishing Report the other night, and seen Dave Sutton mention this place.

    For the record, I've pretty much known Jan since I moved down here to FL 6 years ago. Although he's never told me about this site....some friend, huh?  :p

    Also for the record, I own an '00 17' Maverick MA, a 15ft aluminum skiff w/ 30hp Rude, and an '84 22ft Starcraft CC w/ a 150hp Merc. None considered a microskiff, but with my large rump, I don't think anything would be considered a microskiff once I get on it. ;D

    I hate internet drinks, but just to keep with tradition, beers are on me (or your preffered drink)  :)
     
  2. Brett

    Brett > PRO STAFF <

    Welcome to the forum.
    I'd approve the beer can with the 30hp as a microskiff.
    However I expect to see modifications and pics.
     

  3. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Hey Spin,

    Welcome! ;)

    Cheers
     
  4. spinfreak

    spinfreak Well-Known Member

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    It's a semi-v, so with my rear end on it, it actually drafts more than my Maverick. Especially since I have rigged it up with 2 group 31 batteries, nav lights, livewell pump w/ high speed pickup (for modded ice chest/livewell), power inverter hookup for nighttime underwater lights, and a few other things. It's all ghetto rigged though, so no pics...LOL.
     
  5. B.Lee

    B.Lee Well-Known Member

    Welcome, there's nothing wrong with an aluminum v!
     
  6. Kemo

    Kemo The world is flat....and shallow.

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    "It's all ghetto rigged" ??? - No matter. If it works, it's safe for all who use it, and it didn't cost an arm and a second child, so what. The motto here is "Do More With Less". And I'll have a Stoli on the rocks, with lime, thank you.
     
  7. thresher

    thresher Well-Known Member

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    2 group 31 batteries??? JEepeRS! That weighs a LOT!!
    Welcome aboard fine sir. I'll have a tonic on ice with lime please.
     
  8. deerfly

    deerfly Opinicus iracibilus

    good to have you aboard.  :cool:

    That MA 17 has been a reference model for flats skiffs for as long as I can remember. It don't go supper skinny like some of the newer mini skiffs, but if you had a mind to you can run Flamingo to Everglades city on the outside in any kind of weather you can stand to fish in. Might beat you up a bit in bad weather but you'll get there.  :cool:

    If you like hanging around here just post some old photo's of the tin skiff now and then and fish mostly with the MA.  :)
     
  9. costefishnt

    costefishnt Cost Efish'nt³

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    oh crap. who let spin in?
     
  10. spinfreak

    spinfreak Well-Known Member

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    There goes the neighborhood  ;D

    Thanks for the welcome, ya'll
     
  11. captnron

    captnron Guest

    You were doing fine till you acknowledged Curtis. ::)
     
  12. iMacattack

    iMacattack busy, too busy

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    Spin, just ignore Ron he's a bitter old man... oh and if you need a prop, yeti cooler, push pole or SeaDek... make sure you call that bitter old man... he's good people!

    Cheers
     
  13. snooknreds2

    snooknreds2 Well-Known Member

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    Spin nice to see you have made your way over to here. I have seen you on the other forums in the past
     
  14. spinfreak

    spinfreak Well-Known Member

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    I'm all set with my Yeti, a prop, and a push pole, but I've been thinking about SeaDek......Hmmmmmmm