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  1. I had a 16 foot Alumacraft Dominator with a 90 horse Honda. It was a good boat, but I wanted something bigger. After a lot of research I went with a Skeeter MX 1825, which was their multi-species boat. It is not longer produced but they do offer a similar model, the Solera. It was reasonable compared to other glass boats, I think it was around 38,000 with a Yamaha F150 and a Minnkota Terrova 80 with iPilot and Ilink. It is not great at/in: Big water, setting up for trolling, more than three people. It is good at: NOT getting blown around like an aluminum, smooth ride, fast, lots of storage, big livewell, casting and jigging, etc. When I bought it at the (then) Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show in Harrisburg, there was a rep there from Yamaha, which owns Skeeter. He told me this boat would be much more stable than a comparable aluminum. This past fall I was at Oneida. My boat was docked where I was staying. There was a Crestliner right next to mine and we had a big blow. I realize then what he meant. The Crestliner was bobbing twice as high as my boat. All in all it was compromise, but I am not looking back. I fish Oneida, Seneca, Keuka and Ontario. There is not perfect boat for the places I go and the way I fish. It worked out pretty well for me. Just my 2 cents. I have been there. Good luck.
  2. Does anyone know what the colors of these Stingers are? I am trying to get organized this year and cannot remember what these colors are. Would hate to lose one and then not knowing the color so that I can replace it. Thanks.
  3. I fished in a 22 foot Crestliner Authority on Oneida in mid October. I loved it. I have an 18 foot Skeeter MX multi species. If I were going to upsize, I would take a very serious look at the Authority. I had a 16 foot Alumacraft Dominator. Good boat. Wanted fiberglass, they each have their advantages. If I upgrade, (which I probably will) it is going to be aluminum.
  4. Try Northland Marine in Wisconsin. They are very knowledgeable and dependable. I have been waiting for a similar unit and they called me last week to tell me they had mine in. 715.546.2333 Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Have spent a lot of time up that way the last 5 years. I second the suggestion on Chaumont/Guffins. Enjoy.
  6. The navigation bar does not even appear on my menu. I went through trouble shooting with Humminbird, they said it is either the unit or the antennae. I am relatively certain is the unit, as before the graph capabilities disappeared, I lost side imaging. The next day side imaging re-appeared and navigation disappeared. The 2 are not related, so Humminbird is pretty sure it is the unit as well. Before I replace, I would like to know for sure. They said only way to do this would be to plug it into another system that has a working antennae. Anyone have any other suggestions? I did disconnect the unit and reconnected the unit to make sure the connections weren't loose, restored the unit to its original settings and made sure the updates to the software are current. I also called the dealership where I bought the boat to see if they had anything there that I could use to test my unit. They did not. I really don't want to replace this unit. Thanks.
  7. How do you like your WX-2200? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. My friend suggested wiring my kicker to the trolling motor batteries in my 18 foot fiberglass multi species boat. It works well. Get up to 1.8 or so with my kicker. Set my Minnkota Terrova at 4 (out of 10) on the remote and I am at about 2.2 or so. Put in on autopilot or “follow the contour” and I am pretty much good to go in medium to calm water. My trolling motor batteries stay fully charged. Haven’t fished all day so I can’t say I can fish all day like that but I think it is a possibility. Anything bumpier than that it gets a little touchy, but if it does I head inshore and fish for bass/walleyes/pike anyway. Or take a nap and relax. [emoji41] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Check in mailbox this morning! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. PM With your PayPal if you have it or let me know what type of payment you prefer. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. I’ll take all four. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. If you have the Minnkota I pilot link you can also use the follow the contour feature to keep the boat tracking at the exact depth you want. I get my kicker up to 1.8ish then run my Terrova on 4. Have my kicker on my trolling motor batteries so it charges them while running. Works well. No problems. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. I agree. Was there Wednesday. Went to Stony. Stony was fine.
  14. Thanks for the pics. They are about a bit since I came home Wednesday.
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