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  1. There are more center consoles on the lake now than there were twenty years ago or thirty years ago. I own a small one now. I am not posting this to knock them because they have a place, it just can be cold, damp and wet in the early spring and the fall which is likely a turn off to some potential buyers. Some buyers have family considerations. It can also be very nice in July and August when the air temperature is hitting 90.
  2. In the 19-20 range as far as cuddy cabins there are some Sylvan Offshores out there few and far between. Crestliner also made a small Eagle for several years, a walkaround cuddy. Open bows, Sea Nymph 195 and its Grumman twin, then products from Starcraft, Sylvan, Smokercraft, Crestliner, Lund, Alumacraft etc. As the boats get newer, asking price goes up.
  3. I admired the beautiful woodwork on your boat when it came up for sale on Craigslist.
  4. As the song says, The church bells range 29 times for each man on the Edmund Fitzgerald. On Tuesday in Detroit those bells were alive and were rung 30 times, 29 for the deceased crew and one for Gordon Lightfoot. For almost the past 50 years Gordon Lightfoot had a relationship with those families appearing at as many events with them as possible.
  5. Chances are that if the boat has an outboard, it failed at the bolt entries because they weren't properly sealed. Moisture and/or water is going in somewhere. If you are going with plywood again, paint it or stain it as a preventative measure. In theory, you should be getting 20 years or more out of a redone transom replaced the correct way. If the floor of this boat is plywood and hasn't been redone, it will have to be replaced at some point anyway.
  6. Some of them used to be on line-Mercury/Mercruiser site.
  7. MCF

    for sale : usa 1990 Thompson 260 Fisherman

    Having had a transom done on this size boat in the past two years I can confirm that you would be in the 6-8 range as mentioned above. Suggest if you were interested to have it surveyed to see if there are any other big issues lurking.
  8. This thread will open to all opinions. In terms of national brands which means I am not talking about regional brands from the west coast and pacific north west, I start with Crestliner and Lund and then work my way from there.
  9. You have something which is tearing at the coating, the pulley at the end of the rigger, something in the reel on the downrigger. Cable on coating is usually a long life item.
  10. On every environmental issue that these clowns think they are cutting edge, they have no clue. And as we find out the real world limitations of electric vehicles on how they perform, how you charge them and how much they cost, the average person just can't write a check to cover it.
  11. A plywood floor painted on both sides and then covered with vinyl or carpeting is going to last probably twenty years or more. Yes some keep their boats for decades but many get rid of them in less than a decade.
  12. Those 19 Sea Nymphs are great boats! Looking forward to seeing the progress.
  13. MCF


    In light of the lake effect event, how did things play out?
  14. No excuse not to exercise your rights. Especially with early voting opportunities.
  15. That is the correct path, I have seen the Critchfield product, was also into bass boats for a while.
  16. MCF

    Sold / Closed 2007 Lund Tyee 1850

    Seven years ago-read the date.
  17. I have never turned in trailer plates, I have a whole collection. My father didn't either and also had a collection. No need to turn in the plates to DMV.
  18. MCF

    OMC Cobra.

    When Outboard Marine Corp when bankrupt arround 2000 or 2001 they got out of the outdrive business and sold the Cobra business to Volvo, so the problem becomes time, the availability of parts and the availability of someone who can repair them. If you could I would move to the consideration of doing a Mercruiser change out if possible. The outboard bracket project would be interesting just becomes an unknown in terms of a template to accomplish it.
  19. From the pictures you have, I presume it is off a Penn Yan. If true you might want to include that on the headline of your post. Lots of guys with Penn Yans on here and I presume you are not the first looking for it.
  20. Sold 7/2/22 Minn Kota Power Drive 55 lb 12 volt bow mount electric motor. I have measured the shaft to be 45 inches as I don't recall what it was at the time of purchase. Bought it from someone on here and never have used it. Everything works, just tried it a couple days ago with a battery. Has the quick release mount system. $275.00 or best offer. Location Dunkirk NY.
  21. It is like talking boats, everyone has good and bad experiences. I would recommend Big Jon as a choice based upon my own experiences. Others would recommend Scotty.
  22. might want to try lake erie united as well. Lake Erie can be more of a bass anglers lake.
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