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2005 MA 18.5 MA Completely Restored Pictures and updates

DerekS MA18.5

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Sorry for the long delay, lost my passwords. 

Here are some updated finished photos of my Maverick 18.5 MA   

The work list includes:

-lots of gel scratch repair on the bottom of the hull from beach swimming

-complete wet sand and buff off side and back(boat was almost white when i bought it) Over 100 hours of work for a rookie

-buffed the whole top deck front to back slowly enough to get the dead gel off without removing the anti-slip pebbling

-gel-filled all the old holes on top and sides of the console

-fully refinished the original factory cooler, it shines like a new dime and works great

-brand new rub rail installed

-new main, cooler, and backrest seats

-Custom full boat cover, custom spare cover, custom designed Tarpon/Maverick logos 

-new stainless front nav lights

-I built the front and rear platforms and had them powder-coated. Rear is 42" high and setback over the motor and out of the way

-partial rewiring and fuse panel, new rocker switches, new battery boxes and batteries

-Seadek installation

-new rims, tires and spare

-new black powder-coated fenders

-completely polished the whole aluminum I-beam trailer

-new bunks, roller, and winch

-installation of a 10 Minnkota Raptor

-New Minn Kota Terrova IPilot 24 volt

- New Helix 12 SI

- Power coated the steering wheel, side hand rails and aluminum console door frame.  wrapped the console door in Carbon fibre

- Custom-made removable push pole holders(black powder coated)


Yamaha 130 is running well with low hours(74) but I plan to install a new 150 Merc Pro XS this year. 

Multiple-year job getting it to where I want it but it's getting close.



Thanks to all who helped me along the way especially  "Whichwaysup"






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