Bozeman Bob

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    2018 Wilson Harbor Tourney Date

    There were 39 boats entered. in defense of WHI and not being up to speed with posting results etc. I believe the organizers just bought the restaurant and marina recently. So I am sure there hands are full getting both operations up and running, more so the Wilson Boathouse Restaurant as someone else had been running that ,unlike the Marina that Kevin had been managing. I wish them good luck with both businesses . The Tourney itself was fun and the weather was decent for fishing ! Just about everyone has full boxes unlike past years ,so big fish was the name of the game. Only one or two bigger fish in the box separated 2nd from 20th,very tight.
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    Cheap Chineese Kicker

    Most impellers are shaped like spokes on a wheel when new and not installed. Once put in the housing the blades take on a permanent bend in one direction. Which is normal.... Ohhhh and I think the title of your post says it all !!
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    Boat name?

    Pharm a Sea - Pharm at Sea -Chilling not Pilling - My Medicine - Prescription Filled.
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    Auto pilot question

    Have had great luck with the Raymarine EV 200. A little more info on the actual drive train would help. Not everyone is familiar with a 1988 Penn Yan Challenger. But a 350/twins etc. with a Mercruiser /Velvet drive/ Volvo straight inboard or outboard most will have some knowledge of. The actual boat brand means nothing.
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    Older Lund w rotten flooring

    Do not use pressure treated wood for anything in/on a aluminum boat.
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    Boat Hauling

    From where to where do you need it hauled ?
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    Adding another battery

    Dedicated deep cycle is the way to go. From what I understand kickers don't put out much amperage to keep one do all battery up to a full charge. Besides carrying 2 batteries I would also consider a pocket sized lithium booster pak. They work great and you can use it in your vehicle all off season.
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    Talk me out of buying this sweet boat

    Not to hijack thread but,^ unless you buy a closed cooling system inboard from saltwater you should look in the mirror. OR you buy it cheap enough that the money you saved over a fresh water boat or raw water cooling more than off sets the cost of repower. I believe the OP wrote in another thread that he was planning on repowering in the near future if need be. Do your homework on what engines go for before buying a boat with a ton of hours, raw water cooled from saltwater or has low compression etc. I will put money on the OPs engines being trouble free due to salt water.
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    Well I went and did it.......

    Looks like Cricket Cove Marina near Myrtle Beach and boat was probably dry racked. Looks good ,enjoy her.
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    Hydraulic steering Lines

    Besides this , now ( with this beautiful spring were having ) is a better time to address it. Picture a nice summer week that your off and you are all set for hitting it hard. Line let's go the first hour your out there and you spend the rest of the week waiting for a new line to show up. Fun, wow !
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    Hydraulic steering Lines

    Depending on MFG and price/availability a local hydraulic repair shop might be something to look into. When I did my auto pilot add on's that's where I ended up.
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    Talk me out of buying this sweet boat

    Sorry, looks like he was referring to the last post on page one as you noted. Sort of skips a beat when going to next page ,my bad.
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    Talk me out of buying this sweet boat

    Your post on the top of this page states it was sold, bit confused as to why he would send pictures.
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    Fort Niagara Boat Launch Project ???

    Not sure how floating "docks" finger piers would work in that open water. Just wondering if some big wake throwing boat cruising close by would create a unsafe condition when people may be loading/ unloading/ standing on floating structure ? Most floating docks / launch ramps are in a protected area. Yet I do agree that the engineers should be able to come up with something that is safe and USEABLE year round for that particular ramp.
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    1st trip to lake O in 25 years.. help

    Have to agree with Final Flight. Oak Orchard and west to Wilson would be my go to choices for that time of year. Hard to go wrong fishing the Niagara Bar just about any time of the year.
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    Downrigger wiring question

    Starting battery should be stand alone for one obvious reason. Trolling motors may also get you back to port if the main engine fails. That leaves you with the least essential battery to wire them up to ,fish hawk and fishfinder battery and no, that will not cause any interference.
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    Fort Niagara Boat Launch Project ???

    NY takes in about 45 million for license fee's Then you add in boater reg cost along with taxes on everything associated with the sport and I think your close to 250 million in taxes and fee's. And don't forget they charge you to use some of the worst ramps in the country.. Yes, Jimski2s last 2 sentences were spot on.
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    Boat to chose... want opinions duck!

    Too bad Thrillseekers 24 Northcoast listed wasn't 2' longer. Newer engines and a awesome hull , turn key and fish. Top of the line designed and built fishing machine.
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    Boat to chose... want opinions duck!

    Pretty much agree with above post ^. Your going to need need a 2500 to pull and stop it, so you may have to budget for a suitable truck. Then your going to need a over width permit every time you move it or spend some money on a blanket permit. Gradys to the best of my knowledge have wood and known issues with that over the years. Chartering on O would have me looking at twin inboards,low center of gravity,more centered, and a hell of a lot cheaper to repower. Along with more client friendly working area at the stern when they are bringing a feisty one in.
  20. How many hours on the engine ? Condition of trailer and GVWC of it ?
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    Boat for sale

    Price and engine hours would be helpful.
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    Key west 1720

    Since no one replied, Googled it and came up with I am sure they will have answered your question on that site. There were also some post located on From what I read sounds and looks like a nice ride ,the only thing negative I found was the scuppers holes should be plugged when trolling around as they are low to the water line and it has a tendency to back flush. That was on the center console model which I would think has the same hull as the dual. Along with at least a 85 hp to move it along crisply.. It also said the earlier ones were designed for two strokes which weigh less than the 4 your looking at.So the boat may sit low because of the extra weight on the stern,again CC model and the dual may have a different transom set up or that issue may have been addressed depending on year of boats. Good Luck !
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    Wanted 16 lb torpedo mold

    One of the more confusing classifieds post I have seen . Title says he is looking for a mold and his post says he is selling gear, with no mention of the mold. Then the responses are ,how much for the mold. Classic.
  24. is the cheapest place I could find them at. Just make sure you get the battery end and not motor end ,and they are pretty much labeled that way. I think they were around 30.00 per. I also went with 12 volt 30 amp circuit breakers from NAPA instead of fuses.
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    Lake level news.

    They are regulated and the same amount of water that was diverted before this tunnel was put into operation is by passing the falls. 50% over and 50% to the feeder systems. The only way they regulate the actual water going into Ontario is through the dam above the falls and that is more of a diversion than dam, as it only goes about 1/4 or less of the way to the other side.I believe when they shut the doors on that its at night and that's so more water is forced into the feeder tunnels on both sides of the river. They don't do it in the day so as to let more water go over the falls for the tourist to see.