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  2. I think you'll find mixed reviews on just about any outboard and you can't assume that everyone takes care of them in the same way for starters and it makes a difference. I've had a 135 Opti since it was brand new in 2002 and it is basically the same as the 150. It has been a very good reliable engine. I broke it in carefully and have used non ethanol gas and the Mercury Optimax synthetic oil since day one. By the way it is about $50 (including tax) per gallon today. Although it trolls down I don't use it for that because that can load the plugs up pretty good so I use my 9.8 for that and the 135 for getting from place to place. I've been very happy with the performance of mine but again, I take good care of it too. I use fuel stabilizer year round and keep my gas tank full (much to the dismay of my mechanic buddy who doesn't believe in it)
  3. Been pulling plugs and spoons and flies but few takers. I've been marking lots of fish in 40 feet of clean water down 10to 30 ft but have only managed to hookup with a 15lb yesterday and a 12 over today. Any suggestions or input would be greatly appreciated.
  4. https://rochester.craigslist.org/boa/d/27-ft-stamas-boat-great-lake-fisherman/6849204152.html
  5. Guy I know has a 27ft stamas for sale in three mile bay. Boat looks like it just came off the show room floor.
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  7. Can I ask where you got that cover? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Please see info on craigslist add. If you would like more info let me know. The boat is in Kingston,NY right now. Will be bringing it to Henderson Harbor in the next week or two. https://hudsonvalley.craigslist.org/boa/6870661311.html
  9. For a grumen and 15 horse? That's a heck of a buy. Sent from my XT1254 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. I am not even sure how I would box them up. Not at this time
  11. Lol.... Had a guy on yesterday who was our "Copper guy" in the Monroe County Offshore Classic last year. He assumed he could put the same amount of heat on those spring sharks with BT gear... 2 bay rats and a couple Super Slims ....and a lot of me yelling.... SMH.... Diawa Heartland whoopin sticks, 17# leaders.... It's now on! Tight lines boys Sent from my VS996 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Price Drop: $2k firm Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
  13. Forgot to post that also with the boat comes a new in the box Humminbird 587ci.
  14. I'LL TAKE THEM IF YOU ARE WILLING TO SHIP.............I'LL COVER SHIPPING............
  15. I owned a Optimax 225 from new first 2 years it was great then started having problems went to the dealer a dozen times they never could fix it ! Mercury decided to blow it and put a fully dressed power head on it it lasted a little over a year then that power head failed .They also require a OPTIMAX synthetic 2 stroke oil that is about 28 bucks a gallon .In my opinion it would make a good boat anchor but thats just me i would run as fast as i could and get a yamaha 4 stroke . Had a 115 and now have a 225 hp and love them !
  16. I usually run my lighter gear up until I find myself targeting primarily salmon. Ran into a few of those physco kings over the weekend. It was a good "refresher" for proper drag setting, patience, and communication on the boat. Light rods, small leaders and terminal tackle..... what could possibly go wrong, lol. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Looks like the high winds return this weekend
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