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Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« on: August 27, 2011, 08:59:44 pm »
For some time now I've been thinking about getting a new boat. Something large enough to easily accommodate 4-5 anglers and still be small enough to be easily towed and pushed by mid range (80-90 hp HP) motors. A 18-19 ft seemed like the right choice.

Looking at the market, and being a die hard mono fan, my first choice would be the Acecraft 18ft 6. Couldn't find something that was 100% satisfactory so I turned into the cat world!

Only a handful of brands were on the table. Suddenly, I found an old Yeld cat 19ft abandoned here in Maputo. According to Shag he is a 1985-98 model.

Today I went to pic him up! Note the HIM! That's because HE is going to be MAXIMVS, the gladiator! Can't go chasing marlin on a SHE!!!

He'll need some TLC... been neglected in the sun for some time... the deck is solid... got a galvanized trailer and 2 old Mercs... Power will be supplied by 2 x 85 HP Yamaha and hopefully HE will be ready to chase bills this summer! 

Two UA members (Manuel Junior and peterblace - huge cred to both of you!) and my friend Miguel spent the whole morning helping me set the trailer and tow him away from the graveyard...

Watch this space as I'll be updating the restoration process...




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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2011, 09:13:14 pm »
 (clap) ... nice Marcos , see u going to be busy for a while restoring him to his former glory , but thats all part of the fun , nothing like standing back and admiring all the hard work and effort you put in to a project like that..and then to finally get the dream.. :billf: .... :happ:

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2011, 09:44:40 pm »
i have just refurbished one of those yelds

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2011, 09:46:33 pm »
@Mike: Thanks!

@Rory: tell us more... what did you do? Maybe I can get a few ideas...



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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2011, 10:17:34 pm »
it came off the trailer and had a 1 meter hole in the side, but rebuilt the whole boat new deck fish hatches fuel hatch foam and respay, it is a good idea to put a small false transom  on these models they are very low and you can get a lot of water over the back.

was that boat lying in the water or on its trailer?

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2011, 01:23:30 am »
Boat was left on top of a trailer (as per the top 2 pics) with no axle...

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2011, 07:35:15 am »
Congratulations, Marcos!  (clap)  With your skill and creativity he will be a  :billf: hunting machine in no time. May you have many safe trips on him.
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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2011, 08:24:05 am »
Great stuff Marcos! Good luck with the restoration!! Exciting stuff!

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2011, 08:35:20 am »
Thanks chaps! Yeap, it is exciting... quite a few sleepless nights already hehehe

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2011, 08:54:17 am »
Good luck Marcos.I hope you don't have to pull the whole deck up.

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2011, 09:31:10 am »
 :cgrts: Happy restoring and happy (and safe) fishing!!!
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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2011, 09:38:14 am »
Congratulations and good luck Marcos, cant wait to see the end result!
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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2011, 10:05:38 am »
looking forward to the refurbishment updates, well done and good luck.
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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2011, 12:28:44 pm »
congrats

enjoy the time to restore, keeps the mind alive.............................

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2011, 04:57:52 pm »
Fantastic stuff Marcos nice to see your idea/plan coming together,  :cgrts: .

BTW have you sold the duck or keeping her for diving trips?

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #15 on: August 28, 2011, 07:01:21 pm »
 :cgrts:   Marcos.  Looking forward to following the refurbishment process.

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2011, 07:13:24 pm »
Fantastic stuff Marcos nice to see your idea/plan coming together,  :cgrts: .

BTW have you sold the duck or keeping her for diving trips?

Unfortunately  :cry: Micaela has been sold (pending payment)...

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2011, 08:02:39 pm »
Wooooohoooooo !!!!!

great Stuff Marcos !

Now to wait till it's done so I can plan a trip up to Moz
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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #18 on: August 28, 2011, 10:26:12 pm »
it was a pleasure spending the morning helping Marcos sorting out HER (boats are "she" because both boats and women share one important characteristic: they WANT to be loved) out of the junkyard to Miguel's place...
that trip of less then 10k it was kind of an adventure...

I'm glad that I participate on her first trip...hopefully she will play 100% on her arena...40nm away at deep sea

congrats

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Re: Meet MAXIMVS, my new Yeld Cat 19 ft!
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2011, 07:42:01 am »
Congrats Marcos. Safe boating and enjoy your project. Get him ready summer is around the corner.
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