Well, had the boat laid up for a while having to deal with family issues. When I finally had a chance to get to the boat I found I had a visitor that had chewed on my cushions. That didn't get me as made as when I turned on the battery switch to find I had a dead short. When I cleared all the smoke and looked around it was not satisfied with the just the cushions, battery wires were worked over also. Since the battery wires got cooked I decided to go ahead and replace everyting inside. So I ordered a new harness from Frank along with some other goodies. I've been putting off doing anything with the boat but fish on it. Since I've had it for 13 years now and it's a '97 it's been used hard for a long time. I will be replacing everything that has either fuel, water or electricy running through it. The drip plate and windshield (cracked it when I stuffed the boat last winter :nono) will also be replaced. The last item will be the non skid. It will be easy since there is none, I've worn it off the bow.
This boat has spent most if it's time in Flamingo both in the back country and out front along with the keys and deep into the gulf. It has also seen countless nights for a quick tarpon trip out to the bay in Miami. I keep it a stones throw from the water so it's easy to drop it in the water and be back back in time for the evening news on any given week night. Over all it's been extremley reliable. I have already had Mike over at Master Repair go through the trolling motor. My next two items will be to upgrade my Garmin and probably finally break down and hang a power pole
Drip plate very sunburned and has seen better days
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