whichwaysup Posted January 17, 2020 Report Share Posted January 17, 2020 I think everyone has seen Quest4reds posts asking about the various MBG models out there, as he contemplates his first "major" boat purchase. Ive corresponded with him periodically over the past 4 or 5 years on various other NC fishing forums but had never met him. I was glad to see him pop up on MBG looking for a boat. It looks like he is leaning towards a "general purpose flats boat", so the Hewes redfisher and Maverick Master Angler were high on his list. Since he had been on a redfisher, I threw out an invite to experience the magic carpet ride of my MA for a quick Dawn Patrol session this a.m. and he took me up on it. He made the 2 hr dive down to make it happen in spite of a major cold front, 30 mph wind gusts, poor recent fishing reports, and terrible tide that were waiting for him, but if you want to test an MA, those are the ideal conditions. The weather did not disappoint and we got the pleasure of bouncing over whitecaps in the intercoastal and suffering through hand numbing temps, but we found the fish and compared notes on the two boat types. I think he will go for a redfisher in the end, and I think its a great choice. His budget allows him to get something a lot newer than any MA 18 would allow. 2008 is getting further and further away (hint hint MBG). Regardless of his poor taste in boats ;), it was interesting to hear some of his observations about the MA vs the Redfisher (I didnt know that the MA has much wider gunnels and beam than the redfisher). Mostly it was really cool to finally have the chance to meet a guy who I've only known virtually for 4+ years. I know that facebook has killed a lot of forums, but over the years I have met some really great people on fishing and boating forums. I hope MBG keeps this one going and promotes it to their new owners - and that all of us promote it to anybody we sell our boats to or see on the water in an MBG vessel. Quest for Reds (Matt) is a great guy and Im looking forward to trying out whatever Redfisher he ends up in -even if it is a second rate boat compared to the mighty, legendary, and increasingly rare MA!! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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