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  1. Beautiful rig! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. 2003 Seaswirl Striper with Volvo Penta GXI 5.0 I/O. Very good condition. Toilet, pullout stove, sink, bed, Lowrance GPS/depth/sonar. $19,500
  3. Wright's landing Oswego Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. If anyone knows of one for sale please let me know. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. I called the fair haven state park yesterday the lady said the launch is closed and will be all week. I also asked if the village launch was open she advised me it was closed. Attached is a link and a picture of the fair haven state launch. I did confirm wrights landing in Oswego is open.
  6. I also got out today trolled the bluffs from fair haven towards Oswego. Didn't get out until 11:00Am Fished for and hour and a half went 3 for 4 biggest around 8lbs. 15 FOW, back 150', green frog bay rat did the trick for us. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. @PAP my boats are only used for fishings and the occasional cruise when my daughter wants to take a ride. The problem I have is I live 2.5 hours south east of the lake and have nobody that knows how to work on boats out here. Just stinks Im 30 years old and have had love for fishing, lakes and boats my whole life I started out with a 12' row boat with a 9.9 hp force. Then moved up to an early 90's bass tracker with a 50 horse then upgraded to a 1995 sea nymph 17.5 fish n ski which I still have and love but wasn't cut out for the offshore Lake Ontario fishing so I decided to get this boat and sell the sea nymph this spring and have some money to put down on the new boat but now I'm going to have to sell it to have money to put into a new engine lol but it is what it is I guess I'm not the only one who had had this run of bad luck and you and all the others were able to get through it with a story to share with me so I guess it's my turn Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. [email protected] I appreciate your optimism. I'm going to try to think positive and move on. I was in touch with the nice folks down at Salmon Country and they are going to replace the motor for me hopefully this is the end of the curse and my family and I can enjoy many years to come with the boat! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. The guys at Salmon Country are super nice and said they would look around and see what they could find for a short block to get me fixed up. Apparently what happened is there was mud and debris in the block so it must have just plugged the hole and all the water stayed in there. I bought the boat from a guy on the Hudson which appeared to be some filthy water. Me not knowing anything about I/o's I pulled the plug some water came out but I guess not even close to the right amount. The mechanic said he usually wiggles a screw driver around in the drain hole to make sure it stays cleared. He said when he pulled the engine he drained it and a lot of mud came out. Before I bought it we ran the boat for a good hour or 2 with no issues. Thanks for your thoughts and concerns with this guys I will talk to Salmon Country today and see what they think is possible. I have my 18' aluminum boat I'm going to put out for sale so I can put some money towards the engine.PAP that's really horrible about your situation too I was actually going to winterize mine with the same pink stuff that you used so that's good to know for the future that that stuff still freezes at a certain temperature. I wish all you good luck fishing this season. Be safe and have fun! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. For several years now I have owned boats with outboard engines and have done all of my own winterization which has been fairly simple and I have had no issues. Well after taking a wave over the bow of my 18' aluminum boat last September I decided it was time to upgrade to a bigger safer boat since I usually fish Lake Ontario or Lake Champlain. I ended up getting a striper 2301 with a Volvo Penta 5.0 GXI i/o. It wasn't until mid November last year until I brought it home so at this time I was in a hurry to winterize the boat. Not ever owning an i/o before I had no idea what I was doing so I did some research on the web. Most everything I read said to use the alcohol free antifreeze. Run the engine with the muffs on until the thermostat opens then flip the lever in the winterization kit and let the engine suck up the entire container of antifreeze. So I got everything all ready to go hooked the muffs up and go to start the boat and I hear the engine attempt to turn over then sounds like the starter broke. So I take the starter out but the starter only has one bolt in it which I though was strange. I ordered a new starter and at this point decided the weather is getting too bad to mess with this year so I decided to winterize the boat using the manuals instructions which said to drain the 2 exhaust plugs and the 2 block plugs which I did. I then covered the boat and put her away for the winter. All excited for my annual Fair Haven spring brown trip April 19th - 23rd I just couldn't wait for winter to be over. Well winter finally broke 2 weeks ago and I took a magnet under the motor to see if the other starter bolt fell out and I found it but unfortunately none of the threads were on it they broke off recessed inside the motor which is damn near impossible to get to. So I got ahold of the nice folks down at Salmon Country who were super helpful and had me bring the boat out so they could pull the motor and get the broken bolt out in time for my fishing trip. Well today my phone rings and it's the mechanic from Salmon Country. I got some of the worst news a boat owner could get. My boat was not properly winterized and the block is cracked, the motor is junk. I felt like the Mother of All Bombs was dropped on me. So what I thought was going to be a starter bolt turned out to be a very very expensive problem . So I have yet to take out this new boat that I owe on which now is going to cost thousands to fix. But most painful of all I had to call all the guys and cancel our annual fishing trip that I look forward to all year long. So all in all I'm pretty sure this boat is cursed lol, either that or I should have just taken the boat to the Marina last fall to be winterized since I didn't know what I was doing. Lesson learned. One of the worst days I can remember but at least I have my health and good friends and family. If anyone knows of a used 5.0 GXI motor for sale please let me know. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Took a ride down to the Fair Haven state park this morning there was a real nice mud line and quite a few boats out! Wondering if anyone got into any nice ones today? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Too funny Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Schoharie ny about 45 minutes west of Albany Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. 1995 175 fish n ski. trailer and 70hp evenrude included. Outboard is oil injected(kicker motor not included) comes with 2 cannon manual downriggers bow planner mast 6 rod holders, garmin color display depth finder(fish,depth,water temp, and speed) asking $4,200 Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Brother in law got this 35 pound king off a dipsy 95 down 150 FOW with cold bears hunting and fishing Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United