Fishbowl836

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  • Gender
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  • Location
    Ithaca, New York
  • Interests
    Fishing, Bowling and Family
  • Home Port
    Myers Point
  1. Thank you for all the input, parts have been ordered and should be in sometime tomorrow. Yes it is the main motor on a 16' smoker craft. My back up motor is a Minnkota trolling motor. The motor did start up and appeared to run fine after it cooled down. I am replacing the water pump assembly and the thermostat. Reading up on the engine, it appears that it has a safe shutdown mode if the temperature gets too hot. Apparently it throttles back the engine to keep it from getting to hot and hopefully that is what happened. Appears to have no paint peeling and no other signs at this point. I probably won't really know until I replace the water pump and get it out on the water. Unfortunately, that will be at this weekend's tournament on Cayuga Lake. So hopefully the black cloud will leave and if I do need help on the lake someone will come help me out like I have helped many others in the past. Again thank you very much for your time and good luck fishing next time you are out. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. 2003 Low E missions That would be the best news I've heard all day. I have owned the boat for about five years now and have not had an ounce of trouble until this year. This year I have had to replace the starter and now this. It just seems to have a cloud hanging over it. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Here's the scenario, changed the water pump last in 2016, she was pumping water at the dock before we left, started out a cross Cayuga Lake and sometime during that run she stopped pumping water. Motor overheated and we ended up going back to the dock using my 40 lb Minn Kota. After letting the motor cool down she did start and appeared to run at low rpm's although it was only for a little while. We have ordered a new water pump to be installed. My question is what are peoples opinion on long-term damage to the motor assuming the water pump fixes the problem and everything else seems to be OK? Now I'm afraid I'm going to have a confidence issue going far from the marina. What's your opinion and has this happened to you in the past? Thank you for your input. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Is the Fairhaven launch still open? Also what about Mexico in the other launch is in the area? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Interested, where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Yes, it was a great day on the south end today. But has anyone ever heard of a grand slam of bait? We caught a brown this morning that had a "sun fish", gobies, saw bellies and smelt in it's stomach. Yes I said "smelt". This is the second fish this spring that has smelt in it stomach. Has anybody else heard of any smelt on Cayuga. My understanding was this baitfish was pretty much gone. Could it be making a comeback? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Thank you for all the input. I guess I am going to try the Madd Docks for now. Such a great price point and seem to be pretty good. Only time will tell. Thanks again everyone. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. I also am considering buying a fishhawk this year. Last year I switched my riggers from wire to the downrigger braid made by Scotty. Did not see a big change in the number of fish caught so I'm going to stay with it this year. Any suggestions or things I should be looking out for in regards to running a fishhawk using braid? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Vertical Rod Tree Help - Thank you Going to purchase some new vertical rod tree this year. Going to mount them in some burt’s tracks and planning on removing them when docking. I have reviewed a lot of different companies and wanted some opinions on pro’s and con’s about a particular unit. Looking for entry level tree’s. Fishing out of a 16 foot smoker craft, tiller and running in-line boards. Have reviewed Greatlakes Planners, Traxes, Burt’s, Cannon, High Sea’s and Mad Locks. If I could afford it I would get the Geartlakes Planners but I am also getting a Fishhawk this year as I am tired of fishing blind in the dead of summer. Leaning towards High Sea’s or Mad Locks pro’s and con’s please and is there another company that I have not mentioned? Fishbowl836
  10. Also live near Lansing NY any chance in could look at the boards? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. How tall is the mast? And what is the bolt pattern for the mast mount? Can the mast be reconfigured for a seat mount. I have a 16' smokercraft with open bow that I have been thinking about mounting mast in the front seat area. Currently using in line boards. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. This past Monday we ran #1 Dipsey's with flasher/fly combos and we also played with Michigan stinger spoons with 8 foot florocarbon leads off the Dipsey's. The spoons worked very well. Ran Dipsey's on #2 setting 175 to 275 and caught quite a few rainbows and LL salmon. Hope this helps. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Is this still available? Would be interested. Just bent mine yesterday because it did not come up all the way for some reason when running to port. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Are these still available? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Thank you for all the input. I do understand what you're saying. This past weekend I got caught on Cayuga Lake with some strong Northwinds that quickly changed into some very large waves. Made it back to the marina OK but it was not a very comfortable ride. I guess it's like anything I'm just going to have to put in my time on the big lake. Thanks again. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United