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About Chas0218

  • Birthday 02/18/1986

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  • Location
    Beaver Dams NY
  • Interests
    Fishing, Hunting, Cars, Boats.
  • Home Port
    Chaumont Bay/Sodus Bay
  • Boat Name
    Sea Mist

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  1. Chas0218

    Bought a 1998 Pro-line 241 I/O

    My Father in Law bought it and didn't take a close look. He said it did have a spark arestor on it. I'm not sure if the EFI engines came with that. It is a 5.7 but not sure if it is Carb or EFI. My plan was to start it see what is going on and go from there. Worse case scenario I have a a complete long block in my garage I'll convert to the Marine motor. Might be a little much for that boat though it's a 383 out of my camaro (500hp with current cam and able to spin out to 6800rpm). I'm not a marina kind of guy I do all my own work on my cars and boats but I appreciate the info. If I don't end up having time to get into the motor I'll take it up to Clayton. My buddy also recommended them. FWIW the available I/O engines for this boat were the following but I do know it is a Mercruiser: Merc. 5.7L B2 250 Merc. 5.7L B3 250 Merc. 5.7L EFI B3 250 Volvo 5.0 GlOP 250 Volvo 5.7 GSIDP 280 Out of these engines with all the research I have done over the years on Pro-Line boats I've never seen one with a Volvo. I know about assumptions but I would assume that the listed engines that are EFI are the ones that have EFI after them or the Volvos. I forgot to add that the owner said it has a Vortec V8 from a Camaro so I was assuming EFI based on the Vortec but they make Carb manifolds for the LT1 and LS engines. This is also a Florida boat so I doubt the block is cracked unless from corrosion. For the year it is in better shape than a lot of newer Pro-Lines.
  2. So I just picked up a Pro-line I/O, I'm not new to the car engine world or the outboard world but am new to the stern-drive world. I picked up the boat cheap, cheap enough that I could gut it and make my money back on the trailer alone. The guy just wanted to get rid of it. In the bad section you'll notice that the motor has some issues, he said it is having fuel issues. Anyone have any input on the I/O Pro-lines or I/Os in general? The good: Solid boat never been slipped or bottom painted Composite hull Lower unit and upper housing perfect Aluminum trailer Newer garmin echoMap DV 7" or bigger The bad: Motor isn't running right Trailer needs some work (brakes and re-wiring)
  3. Chas0218

    Planner Board Tow Eye Placement

    Further forward has less pull on the mast and further behind the boat. Further towards the back the harder they will pull. You can't go any further than the exact middle of the board towards the back. If you do they will not work. General rule of thumb is 1/3 down from the top and 1/3 back from the front.
  4. Chas0218

    Rigger rods

    I like the Okuma GLT rods cheap and durable.
  5. Chas0218

    Loaded questuon...

    I like my .270 Win and the wifes .243 Win. I have a 30-06 that doesn't make it out of the safe. I would like a 6.5 Creedmoor but for what I do and hunt I'm good. My next might be a 25-06 (30-06 necked down to 25 caliber). 30-06 is a good all around cartridge with .308 ballistics. I would look and see which is the cheapest to shoot and go that route. I re-load so all my rounds are cheaper than buying in store. What rifle you looking at? I like the Tikka T3 good accurate gun, by far the best trigger out of all the guns I have shot and owned. I have never liked Savage but others like them. I heard good things about the Ruger American one rifle I've never shot. Remington has gone to crap, if you go Remington buy used pre 1990s. Shot a Mossberg and I'll never pick one up again. They go bang everytime but fit and finish was junk and 3 shot groups were all over with 3 different scopes.
  6. Who came for the epic wave pics? I was a little disappointed...
  7. Chas0218

    New Salmon net

    I own a beckman that is going on its 8th season. Whatever net you get get the cover I bought mine when I bought the net. Best investment I made never have to worry about the net rotting out from UV light when it's hanging up in the barn or in the cuddy. Also get one of the pinch style downrigger releases and electrical tape it to the handle and pinch the net in it before trying to net the fish. It works wonders keeping the net from dragging in the water and getting tangled up in the fish.
  8. Chas0218

    Predator 2018-2019

    Good to know this is the earliest I've had it out, I was expecting more earlier. I have some yote-cicles I'll be throwing out later in the year. I had a beep last night not sure what it was I didn't get up to check my son was up 7 times last night so any little sleep I could get I was taking.
  9. Chas0218

    Sportsman ? Not so much

    And the question still stands was he ticketed for the same offenses? I haven't seen anything in the news or on facebook so someone must be keeping it hush hush.
  10. Chas0218

    Predator 2018-2019

    I only hunt over my bait pile. I had a couple fox come in but nothing as of lately I am thinking of moving it a little further away from the house. Any insight on how far would be good I have a driveway alarm that works great with a camera setup over it. My only thought is that the scent of my dogs might be driving them off? I have had a fisher cat and lots of coons but no yotes yet. Right now it is 100 yards from the house near a field line. My buddy that runs dogs on state land about 3 miles from my house says the state land is loaded with tracks where I'm only getting a few fox tracks.
  11. Chas0218

    Sportsman ? Not so much

    So Saiff got nailed again baiting for clients? He lost all hunting related guiding privileges until Jan 1st this year so I doubt things will go so well for him. Personally I think he got off easy with $15000 in fines and charges.
  12. Chas0218

    Legacy- 2018 Deer Season

    They missed my sister's deer. No hero shot needed. 2nd biggest taken off our property in 10 years. Green score is 157 with 23" inside spread. Pretty decent for an 8 point. Shot in 8F.
  13. How would a state law from one state be upheld in another? Maybe I'm missing something here....
  14. Chas0218

    Legacy- 2018 Deer Season

    Little ticked right now. NYSEG just came through a spot near me where the deer travel too and from an AG field they leveled all the brush and weeds they walk through. I haven't seen a deer since. Their timing sucked! Hoping things settle down and they start traveling through there. I haven't seen a deer on my 40 acres in a week. Boy I hope they start to turn on or at least start coming through again. I had a few small rubs and scrapes but they seem to been abandoned. Had this guy and a handful of other small bucks on camera a bunch of times but haven't seen him since they came through. Haven't seen him during the day but if I do I'll decide then whether he gets a pass or not. Betting he scores around 130" with the 2nd main beam, if he is the same one I saw last year he was 120" 8 point last year.
  15. Chas0218

    Sealing underside of plywood floor..

    Make sure you use either 4200 or 5200 by 3m. 5200 is permanent and only can be removed physically.