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  1. Do you know where you lost it. Put your favorite Harbor Freight LED flashlight and a GoPro together and send it down. Use WiFi direct and put the image on your tablet. You may find it. When you do, hook it and bring it up. Depending on where you lost it, 99% of the lake bottom is sand. Make a 20' wide drag bar, tie it to the transom and have a go at it.
  2. RD9 is this boat in MI? I was just interested in what a used rig like this would sell for (justifying the repair cost) and found one with the same exact cracks. I hope it is the same one. If not, that is a build problem with that model. For the price they are asking for this one in MI that transom must be fixed correctly by the seller.
  3. Nope, if fixed correctly the cracks should be fine (my guess is this boat was built before 800lb 4 strokes). I am not an expert in boat structure. I would take my boat to Great Lakes Marine in Sodus, NY. Even boats wrecked in FL are sent up to these guys (yes, FL with all the boat builders, sends boats to these guys). When they fix a boat, it is perfect and better than new. EDIT: I would also send them photos directly to Boston Whaler. They will tell you exactly what you should do.
  4. I would have an independent shop have a good look at the Mercs. If they are 2010 or older they have the 4.8" gear case not the larger 5.44 case which was made (came out in 2011) because the larger boats like this Whaler would tear them up. There is also a lot going on in a supercharged, injected, fly-by-wire Verado. A few dollars upfront from a skilled Merc mechanic may save you thousands down the road. The transom will need to come apart for the repair to be done right. It should be brought to a competent shop for that work (one you approve of). Once completed it may be better than new. I am surprised it failed. Whalers are some of the toughest boats ever.
  5. Carbon in my Merc!

    Quickleen is very much like SeaFoam. I would also put it right there with Yamaha's ring free. All excellent products and all of them work like magic.
  6. Carbon in my Merc!

    Mercury makes a product call Quickleen it is AMAZING. Mix it in your fuel and it removes carbon. I have a Vaerado 250 and when I troll long it will top out at 5700 RPM. Add the Quickleen and run it. Within and hour it is back to 6300. I have a bore scope and you can see what is inside the cylinders before and after. It works like magic. Now that I know it works I buy in bulk in the big jugs from the Verado Club Parts. I mix it in on almost every fill up. It is pretty expensive, but really works.
  7. Sweet boat man, I have the same model just a bit newer. That looks to be in fantastic shape.
  8. No fish

    Oh, mine does that when I am saving my position to the flash card or have structure scan turned on (make sure your structure scan is turned off). No sure on yours I have an HDS-8 G2. It saves the black part to the card and you can go online and upload the data to a web site and it makes wicked detailed maps of our local lake bottom. Look for a setting called structure map.
  9. No fish

    touch and HOLD your finger on the any part of the menu bar for 1 second, then swipe to the right without lifting finger and it should work.
  10. Low Baller, you the same guy who busted two Okuma's near Wilson, I think. Or are you, now another guy who has had his Okuma break. The guy I read last week had 2 break at the same spot on the rod. I really like Okuma stuff and had these rods in my hands at Dick's last week.
  11. 7.5 max HP Kicker motor mount and steering assembly I have a kicker motor bracket assembly for sale. Not sure of the age. I am guessing from the 80's as i remember it on Dad's boat. It has the tiller arm to attach to your outdrive so you can steer it from the helm. It looks to be in great shape if someone is interested I can go take photos and get you more info. I dropped it off in my storage place. It looks like a Spar Marine raise/lower bracket. The steering looks to be something like the EZ-Steer quick connect.
  12. Lab Training

  13. The BEST Hull Cleaner I've ever used

    If you can't find ZEP or want an alternative, checkout "The Works" toilet bowl cleaner. I am crazy about a clean boat. I have acid washed every year (I am over 50). 2 years ago a fellow boater told me to give this stuff a shot. It was insane. My 3/4" rug fell right off and the coffee stain was also gone. Boat looked like it came out of the mold. Best part, is that is cost $1.75 at Big Lots or $2.00 at Lowes. The bottles are pretty large and 2 bottles did my 23 footer, one on each side with a 3/4" rug. I applied it with a floor mop (old school sponge head). I have had both galvanized and aluminium trailers. None of this stuff is good for them. My tip to you is put a lawn sprinkler under the middle of the boat after you are done. Let it run for a few hours. It flushes any leftover acids away from the metal and out of the bunks. I have never had any etching issues on either trailer doing this.
  14. Fishing with boy

    Found it, no more than 3 poles or 15 hook points. Angling Angling means taking fish by hook and line. This includes bait and fly fishing, casting, trolling and the use of landing nets to complete the catch. Anglers must be in immediate attendance when their lines are in the water. An angler may operate no more than three lines with or without a rod. each line is limited to not more than five lures or baits or a combination of both. in addition, each line shall not exceed 15 hook points in any combination of single, double or treble hooks. Snatching, lifting, hooking and use of tip-ups are not angling.
  15. Fishing with boy

    I thought they changed it a few years back. It is no longer the number of poles. It is the number of hook points I thought. So 3 poles was legal if you had under the limit of points. I'll have to look it up to get the right number of hook points.