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  1. I would start off with a 3-4 rod set until you confident and running that with no issues. More rods is not always better. Big rod sets on trailerable boats can be difficult on certain days for even for experienced fisherman. Start off small And work your way up to more lines. Make sure your set on a good troll with the current and switch your program until one rod is producing and go from therw Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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  3. Hey guys I’m throwing a new transom in my 87’ islander 220v(O/B)to get it ready for sale. I’m slightly into it and have a mental picture of the rest of the project but was wondering if anyone had any unseen problems they could fill me in on any pictures. I have seen a few things on the I/O Islanders but can’t seem to find anything on mine... thanks - jon
  4. Tried that lol, think I may just have a bad cable or something. Has worked great with no issues till I finally get to after kings for the first time this year! Figures lol thanks for input Sent from my SM-G928V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Hey guys currently on the water, my sub troll will turn on but it will not show anything. Had it happen yesterday and installed new battery in probe. All wires are connected and in tact. Can't figure out what the issue is. Somebody please help me! Sent from my SM-G928V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. If you are referring to disk divers I would not risk it. You may be able to get away with running the small ones but bigger Dipsy's put a ton of tension on yojr rods especially in rough water. It will be well worth the money to install a set of good rod holders for them, they don't have to be top of the line but make sure they are well made. I would avoid plastic rod holders or the tite-locks. Good Luck!
  7. Is this going to be a pretty good sized event? Thinking about making the drive....
  8. Hey guys, what are your go to Rigger and Dipsy rods. I am currently running Okuma Classic Pro GLTs for Ontario riggers and PowerPlus rods on the fingerlakes. Dipsy rods are Diawa Accudepth 10'6. Love the action of the accudepths but durability has been an issue! I
  9. Spin-n-glo behind cowbell is pretty devastating on those slimy sea cows!
  10. Anyone know if Oneida is still thick enough to fish this weekend?
  11. I restored an 87 outboard last summer from head to toe. You can pm me with any questions, I have learned those boats very in depth!
  12. Buckboard, The motor has a priming solenoid thAt is engaged when pushing in the key. That is functioning as I did that when boat was in gear and can hear change in motor. The only thing that I have not looked into fully is replacing coils and powerpack. Everything else has been cleaned and examined... Fuel wise. I am gonna try running down seafoam this evening and see if that does anything for me Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Hey guys, took it on the water last night, did everything I could think of, carbs have been cleaned and sprayed out with air. It almost sounds to me that it's getting the fuel it just isn't burning it. All of my plugs are getting spark. I disconnect wires to test cylinders on water and they all are functioning. I have basically narrowed it down to some thing electrical. I'm thinking either lower pack is bad like others have suggested or I have a weak coil. On the cdi website for both coils and power pack it gives me an option for "looper" or "35 amp"... How do I know which one I need. Also does anyone know what that black tube with the thread on cylinder stopper is for? It's hooked to the throttle linkage. With cap off if rod that runs through tube is pushed in it almost kills motor, if pulled out it open up motor and then quits having an affect when it hits a certain point. Really at a brick wall here guys any and all help is worth it's weight in gold to me!!! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. How did you find out it was the power pac? Ohmmeter?
  15. Ok guys... I will start by saying I type this in frustration! I just finished restoring an 88' Islander 220v, pushed by a 120 VRO and 28spl kicker. Finally got it on the water and big motor will not rev anymore past 1/4 throttle. Last year testing the boat before buying I ran out of fuel and had someone bring me enough to get home which I found out was about 20 year old gas after the fact! After re fueling about half way back the motor fell on its face and wouldn't push the boat over 10mph. Anyway getting back to what's going on now.... I have spark on all cylinders, fuel lines are clear, in floor tank is spotless. Fuel/water separator was full of junk and I bipassed it right to the the tank line to see if that was the issue... No change. I took the VRO pump apart and to my eye look cleaned as a whistle. Just now I stripped the carbs down and they are spotless from floats to jets. Does anyone have any idea what else I could look at? I wanna be cranking kings not wrenches!!!
  16. I really need this boat gone guys im a grand below book already but I will work out a deal if someone is interested. September goose is a month away and it will be duck whacking time before we know it!
  17. http://fingerlakes.craigslist.org/boa/4595660518.html
  18. Ya I'm thinking removing is the best way to go, I have two small holes to work with that are center stern side and one bigger one if I removed the gas level reader, but I'm worried that will not be able to hit the edges and I don't think all the sloshing In the world is going to work everything to where I can reach it. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  19. Hey guys I just picked up a 1988 Starcraft islander 220v. Great boat, but was having problems running off the big tank. I took out the anti siphon valve and pickup tube thinking that could be the issue is was starving for fuel. I cleaned them both and stuck a siphon into the tank to discover it is full of silt, insects, you name it. It is a 51 gallon tank which looks to be aluminum. The easiest way to me would be to remove it and Clean it out of the boat, but that's looking like one hell of a job. Any body have any thoughts on how to loosen and extract the garbage that's in the tank without Removing it? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  20. Thank you, exactly what I was looking for! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  21. Hey guys, I have been a member for a good amount of time now but I usually end up just reading and learning more so than talking. I have a Starcraft Islander 220V that I want to put a stainless steel, port to starboard over head rod rack on...not sure if they have an actual name. I have done research but just cant seem to find where to get one. I would prefer to have one that i can run planers off of as well. Any help would be appreciated!
  22. Really need to get rid of this boat by spring guys, purchasing a new rig and cant afford both. I wil come down on price considerably if somone is interested!
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