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  1. Sold / Closed

    I swear I just saw you test driving that on owasco last spring. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. True. And i am pretty sure it was left out at least for the last couple years as it sat in a slip. I can see how if you ever puncture the hull the foam would keep the water from pouring in. It was wettest at the transom where i believe the water was coming in around the transducer holes and bolts that hold the transom in. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. I agree, but foam completely saturated is not helping much either. Especially when it assists in the degradation of your transom which if it fails could cause you to sink. I think the foam starcraft used wasn't much good. Im researching the pour in foam also, just hate to have to do this again. It seems there is not really a good way to do it without spending a ton of money on flooring that cannot rot. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. It was rotten. You could push a screw driver through it in spots. Especially where the foam touched it in the bottom side corners. The floor has a lot of soft spots in it too. Didnt realize how bad the plywood was until i pulled up the vinyl. The foam was actually supporting it. The foam was completely saturated with water as well as the plywood that was in contact with the foam. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. The old transom is out and boy is it rotten. I'm thinkin I'm gonna use pool noodles or pipe insulation under the floor. Hopefully that will allow water to flow out and not soak up water. I'm thinkin that that may help to keep the floor dryer. Im probably gonna order the marine plywood for the whole boat but may use exterior on the floor if it doesnt look to bad. The old stuff i pulled up the glue was still sticking like crazy, just the wood was toast. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. The ping pong ball idea may just be genius! But how many friggin ping pong balls would that take? My guess would be more than the world beer pong championships would need x2! They are however fairly cheap in quantity. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. My dad has an islander, same hull, but unbelievable how much more room mine has to fish. Only bad part is that i miss the cuddy for storage. The boat is an absolute animal in rough water. Gonna either buy or make a pontoon type couch seat for storage on the port side. After im done with the floor and transom of course. I have a feeling its gonna float like a cork though now. I pulled one garbage bag of foam out and it was all that 30 gallon bag could handle, 30-40 lbs. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. The foam is like watermelon. I can not believe how much water is soaked up into it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. I've found that the floatation foam causes some problems! Over the tank in the center, solid as a rock, sides where its filled with foam, soaking wet super mush! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. I'll have to check in to that. Not the first I've heard of that stuff. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I am in the process of replacing the rotted transom in my 89' starcraft holiday 221. I am debating whether to seal the new transom wood with epoxy or paint or just leave it bare. Sealing seems like a good idea, but if it somehow absorbs water it would be much harder for the moisture to escape, causing rot. In my expirience, moisture causes the wood to swell rendering any sealant cracked and useless. The boat won't be sitting outside uncovered or in the water for long periods of time. Has anyone used products other than wood? Just looking for some suggestions/shared experience. And any products that have worked well or flopped. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I catch them on sabiki rigs. Just find a tight school up high and drop it in them. Caught an 8lb laker on the sabiki, had 3 or 4 others on the same day. They were catching the same alwives we were! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. The only problem is the NY bait laws. you can't transport alewives live or dead with out a permit. Pautzke firebrine, atlas mike and pro cure all work good though! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Special mates are awesome, just dont tip them over! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Wanted

    Good golly sholly, what the heck they cost new?, a 97' for 89k. Wow! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app