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  1. SOLD - 2000 Trophy 18’ FJ1802 Walkaround/Cuddy Fiberglass Boat with 2002 Honda 130 HP BF130A Outboard.


    Deep Vee hull and good gunnel height handles Lake Ontario waves very well for a smaller boat. Removable rear vinyl cushion jump seats with vinyl cushion swivel bucket seats in cockpit. Vinyl cushions are in good to fair condition. Full cockpit enclosure which has upper windshield panel, side panels and rear panel including a zippered door. The canvas is in fair condition and there is some cloudiness on the clear plastic. Also have a full nylon boat cover. Screened windows in cuddy allow for ventilation and the cuddy is plenty big for gear and equipment storage. Cuddy platforms have upholstered cushions. Four storage compartments in the cuddy. Original galvanized single axle trailer, tires and spare are all in very good condition. The engine lower unit has a new water pump impeller and gaskets, new gear box water seals, and fresh gear lube. The engine has 1,140 hours on the meter and a fresh oil change and filter, and new spark plugs.


    I’m the second owner of the boat, I purchased it in 2014. Normal routine maintenance and repair items have been done along the way, but nothing out of the ordinary required. Everything works as it should, except the gas gauge which reads high but is still usable. I have the Honda shop manual for the BF130A in pdf format, as well as manuals for everything on the boat, including the boat itself.


    The boat is turnkey, you just need your rods and tackle. Asking price is $8,100 OBO with all the gear. I’m not really interested in separating the gear from the boat. Here are some features and gear that come with the boat:


    Bennett hydraulic trim tabs (new HPU in 2023).

    Dual batteries with 3-Way Perko switch (1 battery new in 2023).

    Fuel/Water separator filter.

    Automatic bilge pump with manual control. Spare bilge pump included.

    Fishbox with bilge pump out.

    Each gunnel has 1 recessed and 2 swivel surface mount rod holders (6 total on boat).

    Four place rod rack on front of motor well.


    Two Cannon Mag 10 electric downriggers with covers (new in 2020).

    Two 12 lb. torpedo and two 8 lb. cannonball downrigger weights.

    Two Big Jon 5’ manual planer board masts with two Super Ski 24” planer boards.

    Furano FCV-620 depth sounder/fish finder.

    Eagle IntelliMap 500C GPS charter with Navionics HotMaps for Eastern US lakes.

    Eclipse 25W VHF marine radio with weather and emergency call buttons.

    Kenwood AM/FM stereo with 2 speakers in cockpit.

    Four life jackets in storage bag.

    12V cockpit fan.

    Fluke style anchor with about 75’ of rope.

    Backup/Emergency bilge pump wired with long leads and croc clamps for battery posts.

    Dock lines, boat fenders, spare prop.

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  2. I'm sure I had the Perko switch in the right position to use battery position #1.  I think the issue is the Weego has a diagnostic unit hard wired into the leads and that checks for things like having the leads connected to the correct pos and neg posts on the battery.  The instructions confirm if the battery is completely dead (zero charge) the Weego will not jump a car.  So I think the built-in diagnostic unit would not let the jump pack supply any power.

  3. Here's an update to this post ...... I tried this the other day and it was a no-go.  The Weego power unit was smart enough to determine that because there was no battery present, i.e. the "battery" that it was connected to had essentially a zero charge, it threw an error code and would not provide any voltage to the system.  I believe the Weego is designed to only provide a jump charge to a battery that has a minimum voltage.  So as long as I had gone this far I lugged a battery out of the basement and connected that way.  A second learning was that I did not need to complete the ground loop between the 2 battery sides for the Perko switch because the main ground line for the boat was in the battery #1 compartment. 

  4. I have a 2 battery system on my boat, controlled by the typical 2 battery Perko switch.  I assume it was installed correctly as an established marina did the installation.  I have the batteries removed for the season but would like to run the motor trim for a few seconds to trim the lower end up.  I'm thinking of using my Weego connected to one side of the Perko (hot and ground) to do this.  Does anyone know if this will work, meaning the separate battery grounds are made independently?  Or will I need to connect the ground cables from the 2 separate battery locations? 


    Thanks for any help with this.

  5. I wasn't really sure where to post this request.  I though about the Boats for Sale section but I didn't want to get slammed for not actually having a boat for sale (yet).  I'll be putting my 2000 Trophy 18' walk-around up for sale in the spring and I'm having a difficult time finding a good resource for pricing the boat.  I'm interested in what pricing guides others have found to be accurate.  Thanks for any good leads.

  6. I waited for the rain to stop this morning and squeezed a couple hours in before the predicted PM thunder/rain.  Stayed close to the bay in case I needed to make a run for it.  Saw many marks in the 75 fow range in front of Shipbuilders.  Managed 2 mature kings, both 65' down over 75', both on a DW silver alewife.  19 and 18 lbs.  They did not want to leave the bottom of the lake. 


    This is it for me for the season due to some vacation time and the fact that my Furano sonar unit kept losing power and shutting off.  The unit is 10+ years old and I think the strain/curvature on the cables as they are plugged in may have caused some internal wire breakage or poor connection within one of the connectors.  Best of luck to you that keep chasing the chrome.



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  7. Hey Buster.  I was out of I-Bay this morning, trolled from 180-530 fow about 30 deg NE of the bay outlet.  I marked 2 fish in 266' and maybe another 4 from 380 to 500'.  I ran FF, a meat rig, and spoons.  Never had a hit.  Had 2 releases on the meat rig but suspect they were just the current.  I agree with the temp breaks you saw.  Disappointing morning.  I saw a couple boats out way deeper, I'm sure 600' plus.  Would be interested to hear how things were out there.

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  8. Buster, I think I saw you waaay out there Thursday morning.  I wasn't marking much in the 150-250 fow range, and the farthest I went was 340.  I did manage one 8 lb king 80/290 on a DW mag light green spoon.  As you said, on a north troll everything was fine.  The turn to the south was bumpy.  Can't imagine your ride back from 530'.  At least you had some decent action.

  9. My brother and an old friend were up this weekend to get some Lake O fishing in.  After a very bumpy and unproductive PM trip on Friday, we gave it a shot this morning.  The S winds still raised some bumps out in the 200 row range.  Lost 2 on a mag bloody death spoon and a meat rig, but boated 2 on the meat.  The better range was 180-230 fow, 80 down.  We were just East of the bay.  Had a slight hiccup with a mag spoon hit tangling a FF line and wrapping around the prop, which was fun to undo with waves swamping the back of the boat. Had some good action and good weather despite the forecast, and sent my buddy home with some nice salmon steaks.



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  10. Like a good mariner I waited until the Special Marine Warning from NWS on possible water spouts expired to go out to fish.  This of course left me with about an hour of worthy fishing time.  Fished 120-170 fow and managed one decent King on a DW mag light green UV spoon, 60/135 on a northern troll.  It was 9.7 lbs and returned to the lake.  Had 2 knockoffs on the meat rig but no takers.  Temp was at 70' down and there was a strong current today midway between Shipbuilders and Webster Park.  Marked a fair number of fish so that was good to see.  Just not much action past noon.  Gentle 1' rollers every 30' or so, but the early morning waves disappeared.  I was attacked by at least 5 varieties of flies out there.  Good reason to cut the trip short.      


  11. One trick I use to shorten picture time is using a GoPro camera.  It's set in ready to record mode and when I have a fish near the boat I hit the button so it starts to record.  I grab still shots from the video clip later at home.  I only keep 2-3 fish per season for myself, and find that leading them alongside the boat on the Bogo clip for a few minutes does the trick.  I get immense pleasure from seeing these fish revive, tug on the clip, and then dive deep back to where they came from.

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