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Bozeman Bob

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  1. Agree with FF34 , your eyes will adjust better with the light above and even or slightly in front of your sightline. Just think of walking in the woods with a flashlight ,you can see more if you hold it over your head than holding it at your waist and pointing forward. Stadium lighting is always high for a reason. You will not get any glare off the bow of the boat that way. Spotlight or HID LED bar light is your next option . Spotlight is good for zeroing in on buoys ect in the harbor. LED is more of a flood light and has no moving parts to break as well as working better in a fog ,[ for other boats to see you ] if you are caught in one without radar. Either is better than nothing.
  2. Wouldn't think you would get any glare off your windshield , seeing that you don't have one . I would mount it on the T-Top , the higher the better. That should reduce any glare off the water . Most ,if not all hard top boats have them mounted on the hard top , not there pulpits. Seems like it gives more off a seeable spread and is out of harms way. Most of the boats I see with pulpit lights are soft top and unless they make a mounting bracket on there windshield frame have no other choice as to where to mount them. Then if they did they are dealing with hiding wires in and around there frame ,which is easier said than done.
  3. Might want to post or search this on thehulltruth.com
  4. Boat is not sold out, he has 10 in his driveway. Take a drive over and look at them. Maybe he will give you a deal when you hand him American cash.....Ban the spam....
  5. David will still buy it ,just send him your ss number,bank account number ,credit card number and for good luck your drivers license. He sounds legit ,haha
  6. Hello my name is David ,I do not have command of the English language and want to buy everyone's boat. Just send me all of your personal info and I will be the happiest scammer on the planet !
  7. His boat is " sold out ", good one acammer
  8. I would upgrade to a Petronix system and lose the points. And use there coil , different ( ohms or resistance ) than what's on your engine now. Generally cleaning the points is a stop gap measure as the " plating" is now sanded off and pitting will soon follow. Also seems to improve starting and low speed , as in trolling , performance.
  9. I also wondered, but not about the weight capacity . There must be a load of some sort on the out drive.The pushing and or torque action of the prop comes to mind. Is the structural strength of Coosaboard the same relative to the thickness as plywood ? Didn't actually see that in there write up. Plywood glued together with each sheet going in a opposite direction adds to the structural strength of it. Not sure if Coosa has that property. As mentioned the plywood worked for 20 years and that probably wasn't coated with a resin to make it more waterproof . Might want to research that ,anyway good luck !!
  10. Just out of curiosity, how many people/ Charters target Wally's on O ? Now compare that to Erie . There is a obvious difference and reason. The numbers don't lie ,why shove this down our throats ? Even NYS advertises differently for each Lake. Going to vote with my wallet.
  11. Correct on the math , just got up and brain wasn't fully engaged . So you paid around 10,000 which puts my financial numbers more in perspective. Sorry to bother you with these figures on ownership after you brought it up with your 20% of "cost" and not answer your question to your liking , I did mention I have been on boats before and after the work had been done. So go ahead and cobble it ,done with this thread .
  12. Ok , so if you paid 20,000 for your boat and had to outfit it from scratch lets do the math . 3 average riggers = 1800.00 FishHawk 800.00 12' MFD 2500.00 Radar dome 1500.00 Electric Planner reels and boards 1200.00 Rigger and Dipsy Rods 1200. Copper and lead core rods 1200.00 Auto Pilot ,3000.00 Tackle which would include rigger weights , house battery, extra wiring for gear ,tracks and holders along with misc nets Bogo grips.lures ,pliars ect at least 1,000 . That puts us at 14,200 and we have not paid for the summer slip [2,000] , winter storage [700 ] , upkeep on the engines [min. 150 a year per engine ] Insurance 750.00 and good old gas ,500 gallons min on twin inboards @ 3.50 per = 1750 and that = 4675 per year [min in my book ] So your first year you spent 18100.00 vs the 20000.00 for the boat. You must have heard people saying the actual cost of the boat is sometimes the cheapest part of fishing . Might want to check with both places mentioned here for pricing if you have not already ,anyway good luck with your bolt on's !!
  13. How's the electrolysis with two dissimilar metals connected to each other under water ? I guess you can unhook your bonding wires with this setup. Is there anymore drag created by overlapping the stock rudder with a wider piece of corrosion creating metal ? How much time and money was needed vs having a professional upgrade done correctly ? With all the money you put into the sport , why cheap out on your steering setup ? If I was looking at a boat to buy and it had the bolt on"s I would wonder what other short cuts were taken in the upkeep and then keep walking. Do it once and do it right is how I like to roll. But as stated above ,"don't listen to other ppl" Although you did ask a question which might require listening to other people's advice.. So go ahead and do what you want it's your boat.
  14. Uhhh no I did not say it was a funnel. I did say THINK of it as a large funnel , there is a difference. It does slow the outflow as more water is trying to enter it and due to the shallow and narrow entrance it backs up. Yes if it was a tunnel and had a max capacity it would be more pronounced. It is not . If that [ Roundhouse to just below the International Train Bridge ] section was 3 times as wide and deep would Erie drain quicker and more water then enter Ontario ?
  15. Let's keep current boy and girls , It has been rebranded as "climate catastrophe " ,trying to get more people believing with a more drastic phrase ! As far as more water in the upper lakes flooding Ontario , that has a minimal affect compared to the Dam on the STL River. Remove that and the water levels return to what Mother Nature wants. The upper Niagara River at Buffalo is a natural dam that slows down the outflow of Erie considerably. The extra water will eventually make it to O but at a greatly reduced rate. Just think of where the Niagara starts as a large funnel , as that is what it is . It slows down all the excess water and backs it up into Erie . As far as helping or hindering the fishery , a certain Captain that post video reports on FB went into great detail about the water level and his belief was the higher level at this moment helps the fishery as new nutrients are added by virgin soil erosion. And yes it's a shame for anyone living or having a business on the shores
  16. How about we replace the Kings with Bass , Lakers with Musky's and Browns with Sheepheads while were at it ! I have not observed or heard of anyone targeting Wally's on O from the Niagara river to Rochester. Do not know what happens from Rochester and East ,can't imagine it's a lot of people that target them. Def not going to rush out and buy Wally specific gear for this, Do not think it's a good move , period.
  17. Insurance Survey isn't as comprehensive as a "normal " survey. They do not inspect every nook and cranny. Usually it's more like a once over , like walking around a car ,not driving it and then saying it's worth X amount even though you never got inside it to see if everything works , the engine and driveline isn't shot or putting it on a lift to see if the frame /unibody is solid ect.. Someone having a insurance survey is usually looking for a bigger number than what it might actually be worth and the surveyor is aware of this. Not saying they might artificially inflate the value but it is being done for the owner , not the buyer. I would say 95% of inboard engines always look like you could eat off them , so that doesn't mean anything ,it's what inside the engine and stringers that matters . .Having said all that I have never heard of a CC having any issues with stringers, layups ,through hull fittings , but someone mounting there own stuff and not sealing it correctly does happen. . Yes , have your own survey if it's over 10 -15 grand , which I am sure it is., being a CC. You can always agree on a price and even put a deposit down , based on it passing the survey ,happens all the time.
  18. Not going to work , the water pressure will wreak havoc on the whole setup .Not going to be "aerodynamic " no reason to cobble up your steering system and that's exactly what your talking about.. . Do it right and have it fabricated.... In the Introduce Yourself Forum with the heading of Welding and Fabrication is the name of a shop that has done this numerous times . have seen his work and been on a couple boats that have had it done and it is the shizzle compared to the stock rudder.
  19. Might want to post this in the classifieds , a lot more people visit that section than this one.
  20. Didn't say that boat had spider cracks , I said some have them , please read my post again. You are looking at the one that there asking 19,000 / 19,500 for ? Has about 3 or 4 pictures with one showing the buggy top on the aft deck . The boat will not be a speed demon with the 5.7s , probably 20 -22 mph cruise and high 20's for top speed. You will get about 1 to 1.3 mpg at cruise and burn somewhere between 1.5 and 2 gallons per hour while trolling and no trolling bags should be needed.. That boat will get the job done regardless of how fast it goes. Ohio is not a far drive to look at a boat like that. Would be surprised if it wasn't a salt water boat at some point in it's life and that not a big deal with the inboards and a closed cooling system.
  21. Has been on the market for a couple months , might be able to low ball at 16-17000 if owner wants out for whatever reason bad enough at this time of the year.
  22. Looks like it's in great condition ,but there pictures. Some have cosmetic spider cracks on the gunwales and fore deck , not a deal breaker. Engine is a GM 350 marinized by Marine Power with closed cooling ,no worry there. Huge amounts of room in helm area to be able to get 6 + people out of the elements and not feel like sardines in a can. Working deck is big as well. Well laid out and handles the big stuff with no problems. Engines are fairly easy to work on and wiring is not a spaghetti mess. Do not think you can trailer it ,even with the buggy top off , it's probably going to be too high. Would have to measure it , and it's probably cheaper to drive it through the Welland Canal if you plan on bringing it to Ontario, then paying a hauler.
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