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  1. I wouldn't know about modifying but when I was looking to repower a couple years ago and needed an XL shaft (25") I felt like I kept seeing motors geared toward bass boats that were 20" shafts. I say keep looking. I went with a remanufactured motor from Blackbird Industries in Western PA and it's working out well for me. Good luck with it.
  2. While not exactly an autopilot, my kicker is mounted on a Remotetroll mount that allows me to steer the boat with a little key fob attached to my wrist: http://remotetroll.com/ I've used it for like 7 years now and it's very handy so you don't have to be at the helm.
  3. Got word from a friend who works for an environmental group in the Finger Lakes. It's positively Cargill doing mapping and other exploration of the bottom in preparation for their new tunnels expanding northward under the lake It will apparently be happening through the end of August between Ithaca and Long Point. Group is trying to fight it with DEC out of concern for the loud noises in the water and possible impacts on the fish/wildlife.
  4. It was docked at Finger Lakes Marine Service at Myers Pt. this weekend. Saw it out working middle of the lake south to north both Saturday and Sunday.
  5. EarlyRiser

    for sale : usa Trophy pro 2002 wa

    2002 is the model number for the outboard version of this boat and 2052 is the model number for the I/O version of this boat. Looks like a model 2002 built in 2006.
  6. I'll take 8 of each in the 15lb fluoro please. Sending a pm.
  7. Yes, I know, just figured I would ask in case the option ever opens up and there is enough interest to explore the possibility of Dean's or Taughannock. We do have the "home court" advantage at Myers most of the time. Good luck to everyone this weekend.
  8. Any possibility of having a weigh-in option at or near a marina in the future? I planned to enter, but took a look at location of the club for weigh-in and changed my mind. I live in Lansing and keep my boat docked at Myers Pt. We would have to quit fishing by around 1:00 to get docked, packed up, and drive 45 minutes to the weigh in to make it there before 3. The option to boat up to weigh-in would be awesome. Either way, good luck to all who've entered and I hope lots of money is raised for this good cause.
  9. I've fished or at least boated on the southern half of Cayuga nearly every summer weekend of the last 10 years. Yesterday (Sunday) and two weeks ago were the craziest "glowing green slime" color that I've ever seen out there. Bright sun, strong winds out of the north or south, and temps of 79-80 degrees at the surface were the common traits of the two occasions I witnessed it. I was at Taughannock yesterday and the water color was fine in the morning, then it took on that bright green color once sun got high in the sky and the north wind really got rolling in the late morning/early afternoon. Water clarity didn't seem to be as low as I've seen it some days, but wow, that glowing green color makes it look like toxic waste. It's related to the bright sun and the algae and it hasn't been concentrated enough to close the beaches either day, but still pretty freaky looking.
  10. Water still too cold for fleas. Yesterday we fished about a 10 mile stretch of Cayuga and surface temps were always 55-57 degrees.
  11. That's a great insert for bait and tackle over the motor-well. Did you build that or buy it somewhere? I own the same boat and that could be pretty handy to have... Also, good luck with the sale, of course!
  12. Not much action inside of 100ft in that stretch this weekend. Stay 100-150 and check lines often for dink salmon.
  13. $50 for both -- I know it's fall, but these are two great batteries that you would pay $160 for if you wait until spring... Send me a pm
  14. Installed a bigger motor this summer and needed more cranking apps, so selling my nearly new Die Hard 550CCA group 24 starting batteries. Great batteries freshly charged, stored inside for their only winter, $35 each or $65 for the pair. Send me a PM if interested. Located in Lansing near Myers Pt.
  15. EarlyRiser

    Sold / Closed 2004 Seaswirl 2301 W/A

    Could be a nice combo boat. Where is it located?
  16. I have no idea what leases go for in that area because we've owned our hunting land in Rushford forever, but that's a great area for hunting. Quality and quantity of bucks with plenty of farmland around to help them fatten up.
  17. EarlyRiser

    Sold / Closed 2004 Seaswirl 2301 W/A

    A couple questions -- What type of take-off and speed do you get out of it with that V8? Does it get up and go quickly from a standing start? I would need it to be a fishing and family fun boat that could be used for occasional water sports like tubing or wake-boarding... Any pictures of the seating in the cockpit? Thanks.
  18. Trying to clean up the garage a bit and have a few fishing/boating items that I'm happy to provide to a fellow LOU member at no cost if you can get some use out of them. May post a couple pictures soon, but here is what I have: - Heavy Duty Boat Trailer Winch - Some rust, but still works quite well if you put a new strap or cable on it. The cable snapped and I just decided to put a whole new winch/strap combo on my trailer. - Trailer Hitch with 2" Ball. Again, has some rust, but works perfectly fine and even has a locking pin that I think I have a key for someplace. - Cheap plastic bait bucket. Not broken or anything, it's just that I have a better one I use like once a year and don't need more than one taking up space. - Aluminum(?) grab rails for a boat swim ladder/platform. - white boat bumper/fender Won't ship these, but can meet somebody at a spot in Lansing to provide any/all of these items to a good home. Kyle
  19. 2001 Mercury 125EXLPTO 2 stroke carbeurated oil-injected outboard. Rock solid, strong motor that fires right up and never gives me any trouble. All maintenance done every year and has never seen salt water. 4 cylinder motor that uses the 2+2 system where it runs on 2 cylinders at low rpm so it trolls very well down to 2.0mph I have a 4 stroke kicker, so actually put very few hours on this motor in the 5 years I've owned it. Not sure of overall hours, but had a thorough inspection when I bought it and have treated it right. On the boat so you can see and hear it run. Also have video of it running taken today that I can share if interested. $3,000. Cayuga Lake, Myers Point. You can reach me at Six Zero Seven Seven Nine Three Seven Three One Seven.
  20. Sounds like a fun day! Worth getting wet...
  21. Bows are making a nice comeback on Cayuga. Hopefully we're putting some back to fight another day so it keeps improving...
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