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  1. I’m thinking of replacing mercury 125hp two stroke with a new merc150hp four stroke. Looking for other folks who have upgraded from older two stroke motors with new four stroke. Specifically interested in experience with the new mercury OB. My boat is Trophy 2002WA, rated for up to 175 hp so additional 80 lbs. on transom shouldn’t be an issue. Any insights are welcome. Thnx
  2. Yes I like the Suzuki’s also. Just not as easy to switch out with existing Merc setup. Trying to find a local dealer here to get estimate. Thnx for your input.
  3. Max horsepower listed as 175. I’m thinking of Merc 150hp 4-stroke since it weighs 455 lbs., vs. 367 for current Merc 2-stroke 125hp. Stepping up to 175 means even more weight so that scares me, especially if going with heavier 4-stroke. Also, I note that there would be a large increase in displacement going from current motor to the Merc 150 4-stroke, so thinking torque would be much improved, along with better reliability, etc. Any input appreciated!
  4. I’ve noticed lots of Trophy owners on this site, so hoping for advice from anyone who has re-powered aTrophy Pro 2002WA, or similar boat. Mine is model year 2006, powered with 125hp Merc 2-stroke; reasonable good power and speed even here in Intracoastal waters (SC), but wish for better reliability, easier starting, quieter more efficient motor, etc. I was considering going Evinrude e-tec, but very scarce with few dealers here on Carolina coast, so looking at 4-stroke 150hp from Merc. Lots of Yamahas here, but some folks really like Suzuki’s 150hp 4-stroke also. Newest Merc seems to be lighter than yammy or zook, and my boat mechanic is a Merc dealer so that’s an advantage. Would like to hear from anyone who has repowered this or similar trophy model with 4-stroke power. Thanks for looking!
  5. Does anybody have advice on reels needed to hold 1000' of wire line?
  6. I want to change out my dipsey with braided line and replace with wire. If wire is better in avoiding feas while trolling this time of year, I would like to know specifics of wire for my dispeys. Where do I get it, what test, price, how easy is it to spool and work with? Any help here is appreciated.
  7. What did I miss about Seneca? I know that big O. Has been slow, so more trollers on finger lakes, but don't know Seneca situation. What gives?
  8. Has anyone had luck with Browns out of stony launch? Want to try Drowned island area up to Rays bay, but hoping for some info on water temps or other reports. Thanks!
  9. Any recent action in the trench? Thinking of stony creek launch tomorrow in search of any trout or salmon near wall or finger area. Any reports of late? Thanks Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  10. Hope you got the chance to go to the fishfry at Oistins, esp. on Friday nites. Its also a great place to see daily catches from fisherman being brought to market. Make sure you also get to the Roundhouse overlooking the soup bowl area near Bathsheba on the Atlantic coast (Scotland district). I can taste the flying fish sandwiches right now!
  11. Related question: if I want to target cohos instead of kings, how would my presentation vary in terms of depth, lures, speed, etc.?
  12. I would like to take a look at it early this week if not already sold. What model Trophy is that boat in the picture? I have a WA2002 and would hope the bracket would suffice?
  13. Please explain to me the difference between a stainless vs. my OEM prop? What can I expect to gain if I decide to spring for the SS prop? Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  14. What tournament is out of Mexico this weekend? Is it based out of mikes or salmon country? I wouldn't think that the state ramp would be the focus of the tourney, but who knows? Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  15. Fished Thursday AM from 6 til 2pm in 110-180fow. Lots of bait at 50-60 ft. Had 1 hit only being a skippie king. Only 2 other boats at launch, very few boats in the bay. Talked to charter cap at launch who said kings are here, but not for us. Was that you captain Rich in monark? Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  16. You can sure spin it! Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  17. Any recent info about the bite in this area? Does anyone have info on the water temps in trench/finger area?
  18. Fished Wednesday PM and Thursday AM out of Mexico launch. 1 hit was 8# atlantic down 20 over 98 fow. No other hits and just a few boats in the bay. No other boats at the launch says it all. Temp was mostly 46-58 from 75 feet up to surface. Warmest water was 64 over 120 fow near plant, but most bait was nearshore. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  19. Wondering what the water temps are in the stony pt. Trench, drowned island areas. Any fishing reports from that area? Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  20. Was hoping to do a trip to Drowned island area. Wondering how the bite has been. Hopefully it is better than in most of eastern basin; very few boats and few fish out of catfish/little salmon over past week. What's going on? Are the stocking numbers way down in Mexico Bay Area? Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  21. How is the brown bite anywhere from sodus to little sodus? Or should just stay deeper and try for chrome and steel? Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  22. Any updates on Stony launch access? I am thinking of trying it on Sunday, and hope water levels haven't dropped from last few weeks when the consensus was that it is "do-able, but tricky". Also, , hoping for browns to be near there, any recent info on water temps around Drowned Island?
  23. Now I get it. Looks like fish wells are the same between model years. Sure makes it much easier not having to deal with hinges. Thanks again! Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
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