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    Fin-E

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  1. The year is the last part of the VIN, stamped on the upper right of the transom. Since this is an older boat you might want to spend the money and have it surveyed--stringers and transom are subject to rot.
  2. lundfisherman64: If extra seats do not come with the boat, drop me a line. I have a pair for my Starcraft 196 that I do not need; I needed more room for charters so I installed bench seats.
  3. How much are you asking for the compass; looks like a Ritchie. Include shipping to Cape Vincent.
  4. Geico/Boat US offers insurance for us charter boat captains--and the price is reasonable. You must specify the insurance is for a charter boat. No boat surveys required. You probably already belong to Boat US--if not, you should; it is the AAA on the water.
  5. The Fishmaster is a good boat; I have a 196-should have gotten the 210. If you are going to use a kicker, be aware of how the cables are run and the position of the kicker control. On mine the cables were too long, creating a pinch point when the kicker is trimmed up for travel--and you need to do that a lot. The cables then flexed at the same point many times and wore through in less than 2 years. Also, the control was mounted ABOVE the seat and every time the seat turned the arm rests would hit the control; it should be mounted BELOW the level of the seat. Other than that, it is a good, deep boat but for the price of a new one I would consider a Hewescraft, sold at Erie Marine in Ohio.
  6. Used Humminbird Helix 7 fishfinder. Will pay to ship. $350.00
  7. Then why is it and the other sold boats still on the site?
  8. That is the trouble with this site: it is not well managed. Things (boats, mainly) that have sold should be deleted so we can see current items.
  9. duckduckgo helps block the trackers
  10. I have a Starcraft Fishmaster 196 (19' 9") running 2 riggers and it works good. With the aft deck design it is made for trolling. The boat is very deep and handles waves as good as any other aluminum boat but you have to watch the installation of a kicker. The little motor placed on the port side will cause a slight list but it runs an even keel when planing. My Yamaha kicker control cables were too long, created a pinch point and broke because you have to get that kicker out of the water to run. It could be that the marina where I bought the boat (Bloomsburg, PA) had no experience with a forward control set-up. Also the seat was set too close to the gunwale and every time I turned, the arm rest would hit the kicker control. This boat is so deep that it is a real effort to change the bilge pump or change the water separating filter but it has high gunwales that are wide for mounting equipment. Maybe a big Lund would be better, IF you have that kind of money.
  11. Thank you for the good idea, I would not want to run short of water when I am out fishing. I will use the video on my cell phone and send it to the coast guard. Their station is only a few miles down river. A New York State boaters license will have no effect on "tourists" who show up only in the summer so this might be the way to go.
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