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Chas0218

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  1. Add another half hitch or loop the line then try it. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I'll have to throw some in my plot next time im home Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. I know some mixes call for urea after it sprouts. You really need to do a soil test to see what you need to add for your plot mix. Not all mixes need the same thing. 1 thing I'm certain you'll need is lime and likely lots of it. Unless the soil has been worked yearly and maintained you'll need a lot of lime. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. I want to mention that Sea Star recommends keeping the power assist connected and should work in conjunction with it. I haven't noticed any ill effects by not having it hooked up but figured i would mention it. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Hey for anyone wondering the following is what i had ordered for the swap and hooking up my old autopilot: -2.4 Seastar helm (non sport it has to be for unbalanced cylinder) -Bravo 1 cylinder -SeaStar hoses (used old steering cable length for hose length) -Octopus SeaStar autopilot kit The ram went into the old cable steering housing. i cut and looped the old hoses to each other on the PS pump and the old assist ram. It is as easy or easier steering than my old outboard baystar setup on my old johnson 150. I used the octopus hoses because they were easy and clean. My autopilot is the Raymarine EV-100 hydraulic. It was real close to the cut off for the cc of the pump but i cant complain it has been doing great. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. That's not a hard fix for a decent welder a couple gussets and it'll be stronger than original. Onlu problem is if it's bad in 1 spot there are definitely others. I hate painted trailers with a passion. I don't understand why manufacturers use them. Well i do but it can't cost that much more for galvanized or aluminium. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I dont have a horse in the race. When people talked about it i thought it was thru the tournament. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. The walleye we've caught had some in their bellies. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. https://www.boatownersworld.com/anglers_pal_rod_holders_ap800a.html_10_inch.html Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Well guys i made the switch then ordered the idler and bracket for the non- power assist mercruiser to bolt in place. Right now i just have the power steering pump looped and the lines at the back on the assist ram looped as well. The steering is so easy now and the hydraulic auto pilot works great on the main and kicker. I'll post some before and after pictures when i get the new brackets bolted in. It'll be a couple weeks. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Gene's the man, if anyone is going to catch you fish he will. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I had a title for my 1998 boat but the DMV said i wont get a new one. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. No title if it's a NY registered boat. It'll just be a transferrable registraion. Without it you'll have to get a hold of the guy to file for a replacment registration. Bill of sale isn't as important as they go off blue book if you dont have one but bill of sale would maybe allow you to register the boat without the signed registraion maybe. Technically by not registering the boat on your name he could still claim it as his and you would have to somehow prove you bought it which would be very hard if you paid cash. Not a smart move, i wouldn't ever pay for something and not get it in my name. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Walleye Bite?

    This is the 1st season i was skunked opening weekend. Glad to hear others are catching them but concerning that i may have issues with the boat. I worked three entire bay shallow to deep without catching a single eye. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Upgraded the mercruiser bravo to hydraulic steering and added my old auto pilot onto my new to me boat. Also replaced bellows, lower shift cable and helm shift cable, gimbal bearing, oil change and filter, added remote oil filter. Then removed all the power steering lines and cooler. Re routed the cooling lines directly to the thermostat housing so no more tearing up my arms trying to reach under the sides of the motor to pull cooling line plugs. I have 2" maybe 3" down the sides of my exhaust manifolds to get to my water jacket plugs. Last thing in the list is a new electric fuel pump and hopefully she is done for the season. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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    Getting close

    Only a few more days until the opener, as always I'm working down to the last few hours on the boat to have her ready. I hope everyone is safe and has good luck. I attached a couple photos from last year with my boys. Granted they weren't eyes but they had a blast. Tight lines Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Thanks guys, it has been a journey. I'm not a mechanic but know enough to get by. Ive been doing most my own work to save a few bucks but unfortunately i don't get a lot of time to work on it. See ya out there guys. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. So i got the boat for a song and a dance with a bad bravo upper drive and engine. Got the lower unit fixed 2 seasons ago trying to get the engine running right. Welp when the previous owner locked up the lower unit on planning rpm the motor jumped timing with the abrupt stop. Anyway i wasted a whole season trouble shooting that engine to pull it 3 times and just getting it rebuilt the last time. Fast forward to last season new motor new issues. The motor ran great but hot. Almost burned up the boat when the one riser started burning up an exhaust boot. Got both risers unblocked and running decent. Found water in the driveshaft boots. So this season i dropped another $1500 in parts into her in hopes of having a terrible free season. Im not ranting or complaining but hopeful of a easy going boating season with minimal breakdowns. All said and done I've got about $5000 into the boat including the purchase. Long story short 10 days until splashdown. Oh and the boat is a 1998 241 Proline. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. If you're buying new have you looked at the Lund fiberglass? Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. According to their projected numbers they plan to bring up the lake 2' by the end of july. Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. So I'm adding a sea star system to the boat to replace the power assist steering with a cable. The cable is shot, power steering lines all need to be replaced so im just getting rid of it all. I'm using the 2.4 helm and sea star ram and putting my auto pilot back in (took it out of my old boat before selling it.) Anyone do this swap? Did it meet expectations? Sent from my SM-N950U using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. I run the cabelas rubber net this is similar but mine has the heavy rubber net. I couldn't find it on their site so they may not carry it anymore. Either way get the heavy rubber net no matter what you buy. I regularly net 25"-30" walleye using the size net I linked below. https://www.cabelas.com/shop/en/cabelas-custom-landing-nets Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  23. Man I'm green with envy! Haha sounds like they're out there still I just gotta put in the time. I've only been able to do a dawn troll 5:30am-9:30am lately. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  24. Anyone seeing any action. I've caught a bunch of perch and every other species trolling but the eye fishing has been slowwww. I've changed baits and locations nothing seems to be firing a rod. Anyone else struggling too? Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. I'll play, Suzuki. I'm assuming we are talking 4 strokes. I think there is a reason the majority of the coastal service boats run Suzuki. I've been on boats with every manufacturer I can say the zuke and evinrude motors seemed to be the best running. Hondas burn oil and are dogs. Yamaha are reliable just like almost any new motor all depends of you want to pay for it. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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