After almost 6 weeks without my boat waiting for the tilt / trim assembly, the part arrived, and Causeway Marine finished the installation. As a combo shakedown cruise and fishing trip, I decided to stay close and hit the Middle Grounds Friday morning. Water temps were 73 and the drift was a nice .8 knots.
I had three fish – a 16.5″ that went back along with a 17+” and an 18.5″ fish. The greenheads got so bad that any thoughts of getting my limit quickly disappeared. It was a nice return to fishing! The second photo shows my engine part fortunately covered under my 10 year / 1500 hr warranty.