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Captain Carl Bish

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  1. 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.
  2. Yes Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Lots 5&6 get them both today for $50 Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  10. Pm sent Sent from my SM-G930V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Deep divers bagely, reef runner, Rapala See photos for description all prices include priority mail shipping (save save $5 on each multiple lot. Offers accepted) Lot 7 -- $40 SOLD Lot 8 -- $30 SOLD Lot 9 -- $25 SOLD Lot 10 - $30 Lot 11 - $30 SOLD Lot 12 - $30 Lot 13 - $30 (missing the bleeding copper diver)
  12. Stick baits K boom, bomber, t sticks ect. Please look at pics for lot description. Price includes priority mail shipping. Lot 1 -- $130 --SOLD Lot 2 -- $80 -- SOLD Lot 3 -- $80 -- SOLD Lot 4 -- $100 -- SOLD Lot 5 -- $30 Lot 6 -- $50
  13. IF you have a SHIMANO TLD that you are no longer using I am interested in buying it. Looking for freshwater reels Interested in any condition. Text: 716-560-2878
  14. We delt with such issues in the late 1970's, first the pro combinator, then EMS, Subtroll, Cannon. But look not further we have this thing called a FISH HAWK!! go get one and you will save much time and money in the R&D of your product!!! If you really need a problem to solve, find a machine to get my wedding photos off of a 3.5" floppy disk.....I am in really big trouble for putting them on there!!!!
  15. I bought a 5000+ hr engine that I changed over to Valvoline Max Life when I bought it, I got at least another 5000 out of it before it gave up the ghost. For what that is worth.
  16. Don't hesitate, go get your new 4 stroke. You will save fuel, you will get a warranty up to 6 years. I just pulled the trigger on a pair of 2016 150 hp mercs, sweetest boat motor I've every seen! Suzuki Yamaha Honda All are all great as well....I went with merc because their 90-150 engines are over built, light and made right here in the USA...I mean they are made from blocks FORGED in Wisconsin! I was entertaining other engines until I heard that!! Good luck, I think you would be fine with the 90....but the 115 is very sweet.
  17. LOL.....I am interested in getting in touch with that ^^^^ guy....next time you get a wiff of him let him know that!!! So far I haven't seen him in Winn Dixie....once I thought I smelled him but it was just the spoiled scallops!!!
  18. T-top after the winter. Not as fast as I expected, but I think it is propped wrong. Fuel efficiency is decent under 5 gal/hr at cruise between 3000 and 5000 rpm (30-38mph) Certainly plan to fish all winter....wahoo are just showing up....if I ever get one I post it under fishing reports for some winter fodder!!! Take care my friend!
  19. Somehow this tread went from DEC to Atlantics....Here is one of the largest I had the privilege of slipping a net under. Over my 30 years fishing LO, I would estimate a total of maybe 50 landed. Not a one of them in over 150 feet of water. The only thing more rare than an Atlantic is an Atlantic out deep.
  20. THANKS GUYS! Yes, Sold my LO Charter business last year and moved down here. (Marathon) Got a few on the one time we went for them. You gotta get down here! It is a McKee Craft
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