Captain Carl Bish

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  1. Replace the wire and be more careful in the future...or rewind the reel so the kink is on the long side. Tighten the drag when any fish gets to 600' and turn the boat in the direction of the fish.
  2. Sold / Closed

    I'd bet that boat can really catch fish!
  3. Imron is the only paint that I have found to work. And it does work well. Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Never mind.........forgot I was dealing with NY....Reality check...just remembered why I left!!
  5. Ballyhoo Is there any interest in fresh, brined, flash frozen Ballyhoo? I'm thinking a pack of 10 would sell for $15 delivered to point breeze. If there is interest, I'll research the possibilities.
  6. Is the steering Hydraulic? Does the windlass work? Do you have a trailer for it? What is it's beam?
  7. I would not buy another: Lowrance Simrad Hummingbird Mama said..."If you don't have anything nice to say....don't say anything" I would buy another: Raymarine Furuno Garmin Easy to use, great picture.....most of all RELIABLE!!!!!!
  8. 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
  9. Iso

    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
  10. Does it have a livewell?
  11. I don't think the 29 would be considered a trailer boat. Over the years, I have learned a lot from this site:
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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 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
  15. 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.