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  • Birthday 10/13/1974

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  1. guffins fisherman

    Bought a 1998 Pro-line 241 I/O

    It is a year newer than mine, so that means it has the FIST hull. A definite good thing. Is it the 5.7 LX? Same power as mine. Pretty tough engine. Probably needs a carb rebuild or adjustment to start. Ignition tune-up too. Plugs are a bear on the 5.7. Be careful. If you're going to troll with her, get that carb dialed, or it will load up bad. Put big bags out the sides and keep them on short leads, or she will wander horrible. Weight in the bow helps too. Hope that helps. Matt.
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    what to look for??

    Fish in thermocline. Set up on that.
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    Bottom paint

    Truth is, some hulls/brands must be barrier coated if they are to be slipped, some do not necessarily need it. It depends on the quality and craftsmanship in laying up the hull and the application of the gelcoat. The first boat I slipped was slipped before I owned it. It was covered in small blisters. That was the indication I needed to barrier coat before painting. The next boat I owned was never coated/painted and was slipped all its life. Not a blister to be found. I simply was meticulous in the prep of the hull and painted it. The paint has held and still no blisters. I touch up each Spring. If you are unsure, and do not want to take your chances, barrier coating, bottom painting is the way to go. It is just a tedious and expensive process. Bottom painting at all is a tedious, expensive and backbreaking job. They both require a lot of prep, and the better you prep the hull, the better your work will last. For what its worth, expect to lose a little fuel economy and top end speed with the soft, thick ablatives. I opted to use a hard, racing ant-fouling paint the second time around. I really am happy with it. Good luck. Hope this helps. Matt
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    1997 Pro-Line 231 walkaround

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    1997 Pro-Line 231 walkaround

    Thanks cap. Perfect boat for a couple people to chase 'eyes and Kings out of.
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    Which inline planners

    I have used both the TX22 and the OR12's. I honestly see no difference in them.
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    1997 Pro-Line 231 walkaround

    I am figuring about 2800-3000. The hour meter was unplugged when I bought it four years ago. It reads about 2400.
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    Ablative paint questions

    Looking at it, I would give that another year. I don't see much white shining through from your gel coat. Hard to say without getting my hands on it.
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    1997 Pro-Line 231 walkaround

    Thanks. We like it too. Just doing something different. Matt
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    Ablative paint questions

    Ablative bottom paints are very sensitive as to what you put them on, and what you are putting on them. Some paints can be recoated over with only certain types of paint, while others can only go over certain types. It would be really helpful if you knew what was on there. Maybe your marina tech can help you. It would be normal for it to come off somewhat easily if you went after it with a scrub brush. They are kinda designed to do that. They ablate or sluff off microscopically with the slime that grows. If your current paint is covering the vast majority of the hull still, send it. If it is getting thin, this might be the last season before a recoat. If you can see your gelcoat over most of the area, it is time. Jamestown Distributors, West Marine, etc. have a ton of reading you can do about bottom paints, and they sell every brand under the sun. Good luck. Matt
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    1997 Pro-Line 231 walkaround

    Thanks. Appreciate it. Matt
  12. I've decided to sell my boat and go a different direction. Below is the link to the CL ad. This boat has been fished, but I tried to keep it as pristine as I could. Basically it is a blank slate for someone to make into really nice big water boat. I am sure there are questions. Feel free to ask on here, or through the CL exchange. https://watertown.craigslist.org/boa/d/watertown-1997-pro-line-231-walkaround/6839069303.html Matt
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    Craziest non target species catch on lake O

    We caught this beast trolling for walleye in 30 FOW outside of Chaumont Bay. It took a deep Bomber.
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    Lookin for advice for rod holders on 88’ Trophy hardtop

    Ideally, the holders mounted horizontally would be used for running your inline boards. The way you have them set up on the rail is perfect. Additionally, running big boards with a tow-line, you would ideally have your holders in a vertical orientation on your gunwale well clear of your towline for the reasons mentioned above.
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    Lookin for advice for rod holders on 88’ Trophy hardtop

    I ran inline planner board rods off my boat similar to what you are doing for years. I really liked it. For what it's worth, the holders never spun on the mount once set in place. As far as the proper angle, I gave each one a little more upward angle the higher they went. I had three per side. The bottom was just above horizontal, the middle was like 35°, and the top was like 45°-50°. It worked well, especially when it was choppy. The upper holder kept the line out of the water pretty well in rollers. The bottom holders can also run a dipsy if you mount it close to horizontal. Hope this helps a little. Matt