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  1. Bozeman Bob

    Hit a log

    That part of the plate is designed to keep water from spraying back into the stern of the boat while at speed. I highly doubt that there are any hairline cracks in the housing caused by this hit. The most I would do is either sand it smooth or slap some JB weld on it and sand it so it conforms to the deflector plate.
  2. Looking for a trailer with a load capacity of 10,000 or greater. To be used on the road, not a yard trailer.
  3. Bozeman Bob

    27' Stamas and trailer

    I have a few, older 35mm , just have to find them, google 1973 Stamas 26 flybridge or pilot house , there are pictures on there as well as pictures without the bridge. The model is actually a Americana I believe and was listed as 26' ,never got a accurate tape on her to verify. Visited/toured the factory in Tarpon Springs a couple years after I purchased her,
  4. Bozeman Bob

    27' Stamas and trailer

    Sad to see the interior it in that condition. Still has the upholstery that I had made in 87 .I bought it from the original owner in 1985 and owned her for about 15 years then sold it to charter captain in Olcott who must of sold it to P11. Boat was well taken care of and took all that Lake Erie could throw at her and some, had her out in 6- 8' a few times. Built like a tank. Trailer is worth the asking price. Had a Flybridge on her that Po removed. The original owner took it to Fla one winter season and had her in the Bahamas for a week. That was the only time she saw saltwater, was kept at Rich Marina in Buffalo by original and myself ,then ended up on O. Would be nice to see her restored to her glory years.
  5. Bozeman Bob

    Lake O Water Level Keeps Dropping

    Hot Hot summer = Air conditioning demand = more water let out through control demand/.generating station = lower lake level. And yes historically from August to winter time the water level is lowered.
  6. Bozeman Bob

    When fishing boats and sailboats disagree

    Maybe " attending " beers ,but not fishing lines unless he was trolling at 20 + mph.. Pretty hard to end up on TOP of another boat at trolling speed, even trolling at Marlin,Tuna etc preferred trolling speeds, Most Captains will not attend to fishing lines on there way back to port,. That's a dockside project, if your insinuating he was not trolling but at speed and cleaning up broken tackle on the way back . And if he was headed out the gear should of been all set before leaving the dock, just saying.
  7. Bozeman Bob

    When fishing boats and sailboats disagree

    Auto pilot 101 ,unless your tapped into radar collision avoidance someone should at the very least be on look out. Saw a picture on thehulltruth of a 60-70' recently do the same thing to a Forrest Gump boat, luckily no one was seriously hurt. Had before and after pic of 70' it WAS a beautiful sled. I think they were trying to beat a timed weigh in and were hauling the mail.
  8. Bozeman Bob

    Hull difference

    OP never mentioned what brand boat he was buying. He may have inferred that it was another Sylvan but we don't know for sure. Secondly I wrote , PROBABLY . Also what Dusty wrote was correct about extra weight being carried and safety. How much gas does it hold ? 60-80 gallons at 7-8 lbs per gallon along with a couple batteries . I would never tow a 22' er with a single axle, aluminum or glass.
  9. Bozeman Bob

    Hull difference

    10 % to 15% of your hull weight should be on the ball. So if the boat weighs 4,000 lbs. you should have at the very least aprox, 400 lbs. on the tongue. The big question is what is the GVWR of the trailer ? That figure will tell you if you can carry the boat within the law. The GVWR is also the total weight of the trailer and boat combined. Some trailers will give you the carrying capacity which may easier to figure out if you don't know the weight of the trailer. The odds are it wont work unless the trailer was oversized to begin with. Probably going to need a tandem axle trailer and surge/electric brakes which you might not have on the 18'.
  10. Bozeman Bob

    Best boat for salmon fishin

    Uhhh guys this is a TWO year old post. I would put money on the OP buying a boat a long time ago !!
  11. Bozeman Bob

    Oak docked boats

    A boat from the late 70s judging from the motor hanging off the rotted out transom by the steering and control cables. Tough call on going full speed out of the harbor and having someone pulling out of a slip and possibly getting T Boned. Vs half speed and throwing a monster wake. Glad to see a successful rescue in any case.
  12. Bozeman Bob

    hauling over size boat ?

    Measure the beam at the stern ,might be surprised what it is where police might measure it. You can go online to NYSDOT or google it and get a permit for about 30.00 or get a blanket permit for the year. IN most cases you will need a ton of info ,like axle and tire capacities of truck and trailer. Distance between all axles including truck and trailer. Hauling route,date your going to do it,signage, usually they give you a 1 week window to do it. There are people that get you the forms so you don't have to deal with the state ,but they charge 100.+ ,google it for your area. My boat has a 11' beam and I pull it 40 miles twice a year without a permit,do it on a weekend morning and have a vehicle following me ,sometimes with the flashers on. Drove past 5 police cars last year,no problem. I think they get more court time with nailing 4 speeders in a hour vs taking a up a hour to write up one overwidth load. So they cant be bothered if it looks secure and stuff isn't falling off the load.
  13. Bozeman Bob

    Banging noise

    If its engine related we need more engine info. Generally the boat make does not matter and probably half the people on here, including myself , are not up to speed on all boat models and what power train they have. If it's some non engine sound or drive train sound then pull a hatch cover or two while it's happening and narrow it down. Loud banging sound with a load or higher speeds in many cases is a rod knock.