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Baddad1

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  1. Closest ramp would be Sodus Pt., but I wouldn’t hesitate to launch anywhere. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Forgot to mention that if anyone would prefer to message me with that type of info that’s fine as well. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Thanks for your thoughts and suggestions. I have previously taken her out on a salmon charter on a less than perfect day to judge if she has sea legs or not. She did great and truly enjoyed herself. Unfortunately during that trip I was a little disappointed that my questions were dismissed and I began to feel the captain was more concerned about turning a profit. But to be fair, the booking was through fishingbooker and I never was able to get ahold of him prior to and discuss my goals for the trip. So I do plan on going again and booking the next trip differently. Regarding auto pilot and the wife... Totally worth the cost of that aspirin! I do plan to practice on Cayuga until I am confident in myself and have her experienced in what comes next. Figured a few trials of two lines then four, etc. moving them port to starboard etc. should help as well. Now for another question, is there anyone on this forum or would you recommend a person to talk with at a local tackle shop? I prefer to do business locally and not always stressed on getting the best price as I prefer quality of service. I googled a few things and taken a couple road trips but really hadn’t come across what I was hoping to find. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Well CK funny you should mention auto pilot... I have been tossing that one around as well. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Having done some reading and some online window shopping, I am getting closer to wanting to pull the trigger and start getting geared now rather than wait until I'm rushed into buying the wrong damn thing when spring hits... Unfortunately, I still have plenty of questions and felt the need to reach out and ask before I pull the trigger. I know my questions will have variables so let me start out by saying I will be fishing out of a 22' islander while the wife drives and helps get the fish on deck. We are in our fifties, still very agile and love to learn. As we start this, we most likely will be warm weather folks that don't mind a jacket, but don't really care to head out too early, or late in the season in search of Salmon. My understanding so far is fishing during that time of the year will most likely be pushing us further offshore in search of colder waters and deeper fish. So my first couple questions are; how deep is the thermocline typically that time of the year and how should I be rigging my boat? I was thinking two lines on each of the port and starboard downriggers. I am open to running some dipseys, but wasn't wholly convinced I could get deep enough to be effective. Thanks, Marty
  6. Yankee Troller- Thanks for your help and guidance. Happy Thanksgiving! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Definitely interested, how close can you get to their pricing? Also Interested in upgrading the software. If you would prefer to discuss this directly, send me a message.
  8. https://www.thegpsstore.com/Garmin-ECHOMAP-UHD-93sv-with-LakeVu-G3-Charts-and-Transducer-P6195.aspx So I found in my email this morning what appears to be a great deal on a Garmin chart plotter. Before I pull the trigger, I wanted to confirm with anyone that would know for sure if this package contains the right transducer for Lake Ontario Fishing. Little concerned about the max depth, and sideview depth. Greatly appreciate experienced input... Thanks!
  9. Everything has been stored for the winter, but thanks for asking.
  10. Tuffishooker, For your reading pleasure and education: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_of_materials
  11. DavidA, thanks... I have an extensive BOM for this project. However at the wife’s strong suggestion I have decided to hold off until spring when the itch is strong and the window of opportunity long. I would rather enjoy the project than stress on it... Hopefully by then the lack of materials will be better as well. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Very nice DavidA! One can certainly tell you have some work in it.
  13. Looks great! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Wondering if someone could recommend a good machine shop to recondition my 4.3L, preferably in the Geneva/Auburn area. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Personally I appreciate this kind of review and information. Thanks for letting someone such as myself know where to go. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. Nice shop! Looking for one around 25’ or 8 meters for my project. Would you mind share info on it. Thanks Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. A warm hello to my neighbor on the North side of the pond... Thanks for the invite to your thread. I had taken a look before and noticed the nice cover you have. I was wondering what size, I’m looking for one at least 8m long. My focus this past weekend was my wife. Last chance to spend some quality time together before things start to get busy. As they say: Happy wife... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. On a positive note, thought I would share a picture of my son on his maiden fishing trip with his new to him boat. The old man and his good looking kid got lucky and just happened to see a fish jump by a floating log some 30+ miles at sea. Nothing like limiting out on Mahi on your first trip! Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  19. Appreciate your concern and questions. Wife often thinks I need to get my head examined as well... No worries on my capabilities. I’m not in a great rush, plan to have it apart and motor pulled by Thanksgiving. I truly appreciate positive input and experienced suggestions. Not looking to reinvent the wheel. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. Greatly appreciate the info thus far. Had been wondering how to check the rivets. Wasn’t thrilled about the thought of making a bathtub out of a boat... Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. Tip my hat to anyone that can accomplish so much for so little! You did catch my attention about the bulkhead. By any chance do you have pictures of what I should be looking for? I’m optimistic about the corrosion as I’m not seeing any around the exposed areas. Great tip on the rubber channel! There is one triangular window busted on the starboard side. The shape looks sorta formed rather than just flat. Any information on that? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. Fortunately the wife forgives most of my transgressions, but I’m prepared with: Baby your new car is going to depreciate more than that boat ever will.... [emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Knowing what you have in the end as well and not paying for something that just gets tossed is why I decided to start with this project. I'm sure I'll be upside down as well as I have a bad habit of biting on shiny things...
  24. So before I get started, thought I should set a reasonable budget and decided what better way than to reach out to some experienced people and ask for their honest opinions... What does everyone feel is the value of a late 80's Starcraft Islander in good working order with a freshened up 4.3L, new deck and transom is really worth? Is it really worth replacing all the canvas ( it has a two piece top with the sides and back to make into what I believe is referred to as a "camper" top) adding new electronics, a decent trolling set-up and possibly a newer Kicker motor? I'm not taking on this project to flip it, but I don't want to foolishly toss cash at this without having some idea where to limit myself. So I ask: If this was your project boat, how would you spend the money and what would be your limit?
  25. Blue is faded but the cream is still in fair shape.
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