Captain Carl Bish

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  1. Crusader Service Manual 229, 262, 305, 350, 454, 502 Crusader TECM Service Manual 1980-1992 Gasoline Inboards. Not engine specific covers 229, V-6; 262, V-6; 305, V-8; 350, V-8; 454, V-8, 502, V-8 $40.00 + postagei
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    You should be able to find one. Look for 1985-95 27' Sportcrafts. They sell in your price range. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Does it have a livewell?
  4. I don't think the 29 would be considered a trailer boat. Over the years, I have learned a lot from this site: http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-forum/191605-tiara-29-open.html#b
  5. Generally applies to all old saltwater boats Survey will give overall condition less mechanical, you would want to have 2 different people look at it. 18 years is a long time. I know several folks who got killer "deals" on saltwater boats only to sink $15-20k into them the first season in fresh water. --each were surveyed and checked by mechanics. Another factor are the engine hours.... In salt water the more the boat is used the better. At $35k you can take the risk that the engines are good and come out ahead...but keep $20k available just in case you need to repower. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Nothing good there.... an 18 year old boat in salt water will need a new pair of engines ($20k) and most likely a complete rehab of vessel systems ($45k) Be very careful with salt inboards Down here guys are buying those boats, removing engines and putting multiple outboards on a bracket Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Or...you can just count to a given number. Given the same size bait, brand reel, boat speed, I would set the outside line at say 30 seconds and the inside at 20. There is no magic setback distance other than far enough. This is how we do it on the big pond when trolling for tuna/dolphin/Wahoo our reels have neither counters nor levelwinds. Back in the 80's mating for Howard Z on the Hells-a-poppin, he would count out loud while stomping his foot every second. It was always fun to mess up his count and watch him stew! You could also fill your spools with 30# power pro depth meter line..it changes color every 25'...but at $50 / spool you might as well buy line counter reels. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Let me give you some out of the box ideas. First you can replace the foam, remove it, replace the floor, drill 1 inch holes in the floor about 1 foot apart to pour the new foam back in. It will be good until it soaks again....say 5 years if left outside.... longer than you will have the boat if you store it inside. OR. fill the void with pingpong balls...the objective is only to displace water so the balls will work better than foam and never saturate any additional water can simply drain by. Archimedes principles of flotation require only dry displacement....foam does NOT make a boat float, it only displaces water. as for the transom.... I have used wood, wood/epoxy, wood/epoxy and aluminum plate and seacast. If I was doing a starcraft I would do a seacast, or a large cut out plate around the lower unit and simply foam in the space.
  9. Yes Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. 4 foot waves are big
  11. At 4000# and a Loa of 29' this thing trailers great, scoots on the water, but like Skip says, will bounce you around on a cross chop. Running 25 in 4' seas would not be advised with LO water temps as nothing comes home dry. There was one of these hulls in dual console for $1000 Some guy in Fredonia, N.Y. was selling...with a convertible top would make a nice Lake boat. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Yes...my math is failing....8.5 feet....102"....been fishing too long....all my numbers are exagerated!!! Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Remember the legal width for trailers in N.Y. is 108"... they do enforce it on most state roads Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Sorry...i thought you were considering another 2nd bigger boat, including upkeep, dockage, storage ECT on a second lake miles from home with friends willing to pay their fair share of the expenses. Again...it all depends on the number of fishable days per year you expect to be on the lake. If you can find a guy at $500/day jump on it. I was thinking in terms of $800/day offsetting the cost and upkeep of a $25k Lake Ontario boat over the course of 5 years....that is based on 15 fishable days. I am also assuming that residual value of the boat at the end of 5 years will equal the amount of repairs. (10 k depreciation/$15k in repairs) I know what a 25'-30' boat on LO cost and I will tell you that my numbers are right on the money. Now if you find a $500 charter boat you would get 24 fishable days with no headaches or maintenance....that's a no brainer! Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. This may be a little out of the box thinking....but I would consider chartering a boat for Ontario. When you factor all the costs of you fish less then 20 days you will actually save money in the long run. Pm me if you want more insight on how to do this. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app