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  1. sorry, Couldn't even give it away.. took it to the junk yard over the summer.
  2. FREE Minn Kota Autopilot trolling motor! OK, don't get too excited, Its an older one, and it has an issue,, The motor itself, speeds, switches ,etc all work fine, smooth and quiet, I used it a week ago,, however this is of course electric steer, NOT cable.. The electric steering section does not work.. It could be the foot control switch, the circuit board in the foot control, the wiring or the servo motor that turns left and right.. it looks good cosmetically, but sat for many years unused, so it might just need to be freed up or something.. I do know parts are readily available, and are priced reasonably from what i understand.. I have a couple other trolling motors that are hand or cable controlled, and I will just use them the rare times I use an electric trolling motor... It actually looks pretty good too.. 12 V 36 lbs thrust.. The price is right on this one guys, if you can use it and can drive to Candor you are welcome to it.. it is off the boat, and ready to be taken away... bob
  3. 18 foot Starcraft boat & Trailer $400 Its got leaves and some junk in it from sitting all summer.. Needs a cleanup etc.. Seats as you can see are about done... Thats being said, the hull is in great shape, floor was replaced a few years ago and is solid.. Boat doesn't leak, and i have had it out in massive churning whitecaps more than once and stayed dry... has brand new Teleflex steering cable installed in july, and never used after.. Put brand new tires on the trailer at the same time, parked it, and they have never even seen the road... this was a Runabout, and a few years ago, I opened up the foredeck, [ nicely done, NOT hacked] framed it, and had big plans of putting a casting deck on her, but never got around to it, just used it as is.. Transom wood is original, and is mostly hard, but there are a few soft spots.. However, several years ago the old man that owned it had it reinforced with new plywood on the outside, in the motor well, and all the seams were glassed, and a transom saver was installed.. It is VERY solid, NO issues, no flexing, and will last as long as the boat does... i know guys freak out unless the transom just had a $1500 rebuild, but this boat has been in some nasty rough water, and the transom is fine as is, and for it to flex, the entire back 1/3 of the boat would need to be ripped off.. We can take it for a test ride, no problem.. Motors come off, as does the color FF... I will consider selling the boat with the VERY good condition 100 HP Johnson for $1200, but as of right now I would prefer keeping it.. This boat would be fine with a 60 or 70 anyway... Trailer, is SOLID lights work, brand new tires, good winch, good jack, great rollers.. You don't even need to dunk the trailer.. I launch by cranking the winch handle backwards, and the boat slides off without even wetting the hubs.. anyway, there it is.. Not many 18 foot boats around with good trailers, for $400... All I am doing really is covering the cost of the new tires, and teleflex steering..... As I said, we can bring it to the river, and give it a water test,, pics to follow..., bob
  4. Bulk ammo ?

    Glad to help.. In this state guns and gun owners are despised, with an unreasonable hatred,, NY city dwellers want NO guns allowed in this state, and we always elect governors that are more than happy to oblige.. Believe me they are working on plans like California has where every round you buy is monitored and you need a permit to simply purchase ammo.. When that day arrives, I'm out of here... bob
  5. Fishing boat size on Cayuga Lake

    17 is plenty.. There are times when fishing will be uncomfortable even in a 25 footer on the Finger lakes.. It all depends on how you are fishing.. Trolling, a 17 footer is fine usually.. Bass fishing run and gun style, you will get hammered some days.. Perch fishing, Pike casting,jigging for lakers or bass, these lakes get rough, and even a good 17 will get roughed up.. however, not to the point of being unsafe IMHO.. I have had my very tough very stable old Grumman 14 out on Cayuga in howling winds, and NEVER felt "unsafe"... However that does NOT mean you can fish effectively.. These lakes , for "inland " lakes, are friggin' wind tunnels.. I lived 37 years in NJ and can say from experience that the Atlantic Ocean and the large NY/NJ bays have a LOT more fishable days than we have in the finger lakes.. It can get to the point where your 17 might get bounced so bad you might not want to fish, but if you cannot fish in a 17, will it be a fun and productive day in a 21??? probably not... It all depends on how bad you need the fish i suppose... bob
  6. Seneca Smallies

    OP.. If you are using shiners, honestly why bother drop shotting??. Drop shotting works, and works well, but nothing will outfish live shiners for SMB... If I had a couple dozen live shiners, I would fish them until they were gone, and only then would I go drop shotting.. Bait IS a pain in the ass, but its usually more productive than lures for finger lakes bass For every big bass I have caught on a lure on Cayuga/Seneca/Keuka/Skaneateles , I have caught five on live bait..... bob
  7. wow, LOTS of boat there for the money!
  8. Smallmouth blitz Susquehanna River Just insane fishing right now down here.. At times every cast gets a SMB.. I got about 30 in 2 hours, mostly all over 12 inches. All brutal fighters too , full of piss and vinegar, airborne leaps etc. Also got a fat 20 inch walleye.. The SMB are so aggressive right now all you really have to do is throw a curly tail on a jig head out and let it sit on bottom, and sometimes it gets hit 3 or 4 times without even moving it.. Its this way every November, and then turns off around the 1st week of dec most years, sometimes a little earlier sometimes a little later... You can catch 50 or more in half a day without even moving your boat,, can't spot burn right here, but if interested PM me... You need a small boat, and if its on a trailer 2 guys to retrieve it as the river is high and the current fierce... I almost could not get my 14 foot boat trailered tonight, broke the winch strap and all, and as i write this. its out in the driveway sitting on the trailer half ass sideways,, figures the best fishing is right at the WORST ramp on the river.. if you like river SMB, now is the time... bob
  9. Smallmouth blitz Susquehanna River

    It was almost dark, and I had to take my shoes and socks off..Thick black river mud, sucking at my ankles, freezing cold water, current ripping at the boat.. Finally was able to hook up the bow eye to the winch strap, had to tie a rope to the transom, and pull the boat against the hard current to where it was almost straight with the trailer, and try to start winching it up with one hand while holding the rope on back of the boat in that current with the other... I am 63, and no longer built for that type of crap.. Got it halfway up and the winch strap broke.... The threads all popped that hold the hook on...Newer strap as well.. Probably made in china.. Tied the hook on,and was very luck the boat was up on the trailer enough that it did not go flying into the river.. next time I think I'll take my little 12 foot Jon, and my little 2 HP, and just throw it in the bed of the pickup,, That boat I can just drag up the bank, lift onto the tailgate and slide it in.. The ramp in the hot fishing zone, is primitive to say the least, which is probably why the fishing is good there... bob
  10. Bulk ammo ?

    Targetsports USA.. They are one of the few that still ships to NY state.. Most don't anymore although its perfectly legal to do so.. their prices were the BEST out of all the online retailers, WAYYY cheaper than local shops or big box stores, and they ship FREE, no sales tax.. We just bought 2000 rounds of .380 for $400. thats $20 for 100 rounds, or $10 for 50 rounds .. It was brass case Remington ammo.. The BEST we could do locally anywhere was about $15 plus tax for 50 rounds in bulk, for CRAP, steel case, Eastern European rounds.. Good .380 ammo starts about $17 for 50 rounds locally .. Target Sports USA made all other retailers look silly with both their prices, and their excellent service... I am DONE buying ammo anywhere else... bob
  11. Cayuga 11/1.

    If you weren't clearing lines, you most likely found a bunch of fish that were just neutral, and weren't in the mood to play.. The weeds on the Finger Lakes seem to get worse with each passing year, I dunno, maybe its just me... I have seen weeds this year like never before, including on Skanetaeles, where years ago, you couldn't even find a weed if you searched for one...
  12. Cayuga 11/1.

    gotta watch those "scum lines".. If you were marking a lot of fish, and had lures in the zone without even a hit, it would not surprise me at all if it was mostly submerged weeds, leaves,sticks etc.. that crap can go pretty deep when its arranged along a current or wind breakline.. I was reading "fish" top to bottom a week or so ago, while jigging.. When i kept hooking submerged suspended weeds 70-80 feet down, I knew what I was REALLY looking at on my "good screen"-crap... bob
  13. I have it posted on a NJ salt water site, and will direct any inquiries to your post, but remember, its almost impossible to sell a boat of any type at this time of year.. If it doesn't sell soon, wrap it up, and try again in april and it will go fast, if not on this site then for sure on a downstate site.. bob
  14. That is an mind boggling deal!!!... If you really need to sell now instead of spring , I must tell you its just the wrong time of year.. You are giving that boat away.. Your motor alone is worth close to $1600.. I recommend joining and advertising on these sites.. http://www.njfishing.com/forums/ http://www.noreast.com/ these 2 sites are more salt water sites, where center console boats are used in the bays and tidal rivers from march through dec for stripers, flounder, blackfish etc... Your Sportcraft is a very fine boat, but the center consoles are vastly under appreciated here in NY state... Selling any CC is a hard sell around here as most guys simply don't like the design for lakes.. I sure do though, but I just bought a 17, otherwise i would have grabbed yours in an instant.. Try listing it on a salt water site.. MENTION strongly that its been a fresh water only boat!.. Many motors down there are corroded from years of salt water use, and a clean motor free of salt wear and tear is a great selling point.. Believe me, guys will make the drive to grab a boat like yours at that price... Let me see if its ok to drive some traffic to your post fro the NJ site... bob
  15. oneida 10=27-17

    Got a 20 incher and a short in the susquehanna river in tioga county last evening around 5 PM.. Still lots of smaller SMB around, and they are very active and that tells me through experience that the water is still a little on the warm side for best walleye fishing.. A few more frosts and cold nights and the bite will consist of much larger SMB during mid day, with a lot of mixed size walleyes early in the morning and again in the evening.. Over the years I have found the best walleye fishing occurs after all the leaves are gone from the trees.. Not there yet.. For me its always been a short window, but late fall is when I catch a lot of good size walleyes in the river... bob
  16. yes, depending on price.. the motor is in very good condition... bob
  17. They are there, but some of us have fished Keuka for decades and never caught one.. Just not that many in there... Best bet is fish Cayuga or Seneca if you want salmon.. bob
  18. Well, after close to a MONTH, the "buyer" has decided he doesn't want the boat, so its still for sale.. I wish he would have let me know before i removed the controls and harness.. anyway, as i said, the hull is solid, ,soft riding, tows like a dream, does NOT leak, and was always very dependable... Please if you are interested, and can use it, don't tell me "I'll be up next week to pick it up", and then after a month say you changed your mind.. Its not right guys... $400 takes it...... bob
  19. Trade 1977 100 HPJohnson for 50-60-HP motor Johnson 1977 100 HP.. clean very well maintained, lightly used... Runs absolutely perfect, strong and fast.. idles beautifully, NEVER starts hard.. Good compression all the way around, and has been extremely good on gas for me.. Lower unit oil is clear and clean.. Brand new water pump, and just fogged for winter.. comes with controls/cable from the 70's but always worked flawlessly. Has power tilt. Its more motor than I want for a 17 ft aluminum center console Grumman I just bought, and I am looking for a 2 cylinder of 50,55, or 60 HP.. Not really looking for a 3 cyl, but might consider a 70, if thats all i can get.. Looking for something older as this motor is, but well maintained and PROBLEM FREE.. Engine is still on the boat, but controls and harness have been removed at this time., as I am selling the boat and trailer . If i get an offer, i can get it ready to run... Its probably worth $ 900-1000, but I would rather trade to someone that has a good motor but wants more HP.. I want to go the other way..... I am considering the year in trade value, this is an older motor, but its very well taken care of, and is problem free.. these old v4 "loopers" were among the best OB engines ever built... bob
  20. Motor is NOT included, not for $400 anyway.. the motor runs like brand new... I have a sale pending but it has been a while since I heard from the guy.. Not sure but this boat might still be available... bob bob
  21. Skn 10-22-17

    Has the water cleared up yet?? Last time I was there the lake looked sick.. Green and full of floating weeds, something I had never seen before at Skinny... bob
  22. nltd fb group discuss adding cayuga

    I'm with you.. The late great salt water fishing expert /writer Frank Woolner once wrote in one of his books concerning tournaments- "Fishing is not a competitive sport, its a contemplative sport" Bass tournaments have ruined the largemouth fishing in the north end of Cayuga Lake. That area was for many many years one of the premier bass fisheries in the US, and people from all over enjoyed it. Then the tournaments started... I know this site is tournament friendly, and I don't want to piss anyone off, but I personally will never understand the need to be competitive when fishing... bob
  23. 1987 Merc 70 HP- parts/project motor Super clean condition.. Brand new water pump, Zinc tab, Tilt/Trim, Carbs cleaned, plugs, lower unit oil,. prop is good,.. Just bought this motor on a Grumman 17 foot center console, and drove 600 miles to get it last week... It started and ran ok at the sellers house, ran kind of rough at idle, but was pissing like a race horse, ran cool, and revved fine... Thought it was just a "shaky idling 3 cyl" I should have looked closer.. When i ran it on Cayuga it ran fine at mid speeds, and high speed, but idling and low speed operation was not great... When I got home, on a hunch I tested compression.. Sure enough- 105-85-105... Out of spec, and it will probably never run right at idle, until the compression is even, and I REALLY don't want to spend thousands having a 1987 engine rebuilt... This engine is super clean, looks well maintained, and does run strong at speed... The guy lied of course, and told me the motor was perfect, knowing I lived in another state far away, ---when I found out the truth, I emailed him, and he wants NOTHING to with with anything now that he has his money... Motor is a 1987/88 I think.. I removed the oil injection system, but I have all the parts, and it can be easily re installed in minutes... It probably needs rings.... would make a great parts motor as half the stuff on it is either new or looks new, or freshening the powerhead if you know how, would make this a really nice engine for resale... Will accept best offer, and you can hear it run if you would like.. . its powerful and smooth off idle, .. Might consider trade for a 40 or 50.. No more 3 cyls for me, I have not had good luck with them... Will entertain any realistic offers.. bob
  24. Going to have to hang on to this for a while longer,, Got it running better with sea foam decarb, and will need it for the rest of the season... bob