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Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 382
Posted By MattH

Not sure how you would loose 2 gallons by a small...

Not sure how you would loose 2 gallons by a small leak and not notice. Iím thinking head gasket or itís burning it when it gets hot. While doubtful you also could have s large air bubble when...
Yesterday, 08:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,373
Posted By MattH

I had a bad batch of baits from Baitmasters. It...

I had a bad batch of baits from Baitmasters. It was for peewees and the tails were all beat up and they looked bad. Called Baitmasters and they immediately sent me another case, said keep the other...
03-18-2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 10,598
Posted By MattH

I sold my last boat due to mechanic incompetence....

I sold my last boat due to mechanic incompetence. There were very few guys thatíd work on gas inboards and fewer that would work on I/Os. I was willing to pay the ridiculous rates they were charging,...
03-11-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,561
Posted By MattH

Does Sailfish still make their 26 WA? Good hull....

Does Sailfish still make their 26 WA? Good hull. If youíd consider a cat WC makes a 27 EX. The cat would eat up any chop on the river and offer an excellent ride for what your looking to do. Also...
03-08-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 118,071
Posted By MattH

I have no idea what happened in this case but I...

I have no idea what happened in this case but I had a Carolina Classic that had a thru Hull for the raw water wash down in front of the engine in the bilge. No way to feasibly get to it. Never gave...
Forum: The Carolinas
03-07-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 414
Posted By MattH

I used John Day but Iím on the road and donít...

I used John Day but Iím on the road and donít have his info in front of me. I talked with Rob Eberle but he wanted to charge just to travel to Morehead. You should be able to find someone local.
03-05-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,814
Posted By MattH

At least theyíre giving you a new one. I doubt...

At least theyíre giving you a new one. I doubt yammy would be doing that.
Forum: The Carolinas
02-25-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 309
Posted By MattH

Iíd go with the 50 lb PP to a long mono topshot,...

Iíd go with the 50 lb PP to a long mono topshot, probably 150 or 200 yards of 60 or 80 lb mono. Braid doesnít do well in outrigger clips so depending on how far back you run your long rigger baits...
02-19-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,898
Posted By MattH

I agree with the comments here, Yammy has had...

I agree with the comments here, Yammy has had some of the best (ox66, F-250, etc) and some of the worst (250-300 hpdi, F350, etc) engines to hit the market. For the most part in the 300 class both...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-18-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By MattH

Agree on the carbon fiber. I had 1.5 inch...

Agree on the carbon fiber. I had 1.5 inch aluminum poles on my old hydra sports t-top and the whole t-top would shake when you came off a wave. The lighter carbon fiber will save a lot of wear and...
Forum: Dockside Chat
02-09-2019, 01:34 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 23,315
Posted By MattH

With the current price tags on boats this may be...

With the current price tags on boats this may be a good idea 😁
Forum: The Carolinas
02-08-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,144
Posted By MattH

I let mine "creep" back, once it gets to about...

I let mine "creep" back, once it gets to about the short rigger line trip it, reel it up, check bait and redeploy.
Forum: The Carolinas
02-08-2019, 12:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,695
Posted By MattH

Depends on the weather, if I was scheduling my...

Depends on the weather, if I was scheduling my vacation around it I'd shoot for a little later in May. You can catch them all year but usually by Mid-late May it's pretty certain the fishing will be...
02-06-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,356
Posted By MattH

With that budget I'd be looking at a carolina...

With that budget I'd be looking at a carolina custom, should be plenty to choose from.
02-06-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,666
Posted By MattH

Had a 28 footer drystacked (outside) in Morehead...

Had a 28 footer drystacked (outside) in Morehead city. A few years ago if I remember correctly it was around $4800 for the year.
Forum: The Carolinas
02-04-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,714
Posted By MattH

All blackfin? Any yellowfin? Great catch and...

All blackfin? Any yellowfin? Great catch and cool video.
02-03-2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 10,953
Posted By MattH

this^ is what I typically do. 8/0 mustard...

this^ is what I typically do. 8/0 mustard needle eye hook with a 3/8 or 1/4 oz chin weight. Ditch the copper wire and get a spool of monel. Even when badly kinked you can pull it straight again. ...
02-02-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,535
Posted By MattH

Stopping is more of an issue than towing. Used...

Stopping is more of an issue than towing. Used to pull my hydrasport at around 7k lbs with our old Tahoe with the 5.3. Did OK, got rid of Tahoe with 225k miles and was still running strong. The...
02-01-2019, 03:23 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,390
Posted By MattH

Just what the industry needs another go fast,...

Just what the industry needs another go fast, overpriced CC! Is there really that big a demand for these types of boats?
Forum: The Carolinas
02-01-2019, 07:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,144
Posted By MattH

150 ft is what I do. It winds on once planer is...

150 ft is what I do. It winds on once planer is removed so length isnít much of an issue
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-31-2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,712
Posted By MattH

I feel your pain we have a now year old Shepard...

I feel your pain we have a now year old Shepard lab mix. Rescued him, they said heíd get to be 60 lbs, heís 90 now and still growing. I was in the bed of my truck the other day getting something out...
01-30-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 53,851
Posted By MattH

overkill

overkill
Forum: Dockside Chat
01-25-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 22,991
Posted By MattH

I agree with this 100%! After running a boat...

I agree with this 100%! After running a boat with AP and not having to steer and correct course all day it lowered they fatigue factor a lot. Especially on those 40+ mile runs offshore. Being able...
01-25-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,181
Posted By MattH

$500K for a repower? All I can say is some of...

$500K for a repower? All I can say is some of you are playing in a different sandbox than me! Very interesting thread though.
Forum: The Carolinas
01-24-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,300
Posted By MattH

I used to beat my way out there in a 24 ft hydra...

I used to beat my way out there in a 24 ft hydra sport CC. Had some great days fishing in that boat and got caught a few times where I felt very small!!!! Upgraded to a Carolina Classic 28 and it...
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