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Who's got them...??

 

I picked up a pair of quad Muddy Creek rod holders...

 

Hopefully mid season I will add Furuno Radar system..

 

Best to all this season.   :dance:

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9 hours ago, troutman10 said:

I've heard a fish hawk is a great upgrade...been considering one. 

 

I would agree 100%..

 

I have the X4D I think, will check the box when I get home.

 

Definitely a must have for Lake Ontario

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I sold my 22’ Starcraft blue water in the fall and was searching for a bigger boat.  The plan was to buy a 27’ tiara open.  That didn’t happen.  I ended up buying a 24’ Penn Yan contender that needed some TLC.  After 8 weeks of working on it, she’s ready to go!  Here are some photos of what she looked like and now looks like.  I upgraded all the electrical, riggers, rod holders, kicker bracket wood, new bolsters, all new vinyl and I added LED lighting under the gunnels.  

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I bought the 288 Predator that was for sale on here that had a broken nose.After fixing the glasswork I sorta went off the deep end.Sold my pristine Pro Hunter and had 20k to work with.I always dreamed about being able to outfit a new to me boat with out the money concerns, let me tell you jts fun as hell to melt your Mastercard and pay it off each month Hers a list of what Ive done so far,when its out of my shop in a few weeks Ill post pics.

new dash and gages

Raymarine 12 inch Axiom  flush mounted in redesigned dash

Raymarine ev 200 autopilot

2 new Teleflex binnacles

new seat skins and foam

100 % rewired with tinned marine wire

4 battery bank with onboard charger and ACRs and emergency combine switch

Radar arch with 14 rod tubes

new rub rail

Halon syztem in engine bay

Teleflex tilt hydraulic steering system

Lewmar Pro series 700 windlass

LED spreader lights

Ritchie Helmsman compass

Icon VHF

JBL stereo

new exhaust hoses

Lewmar 22 lb stainless ancor

King Starboard side panels

washdown system

300 foot anchor rode

wiper motors with pantograph arms

new canvas and eisenglass

Dometic ac srstem

Im sure I forgot some things, Ill pics in a few weeks and am damn glad wifey doesnt readthis forum

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9 hours ago, orangediablo said:

Rewired some electrical, few new reels, new wire.  New spoons, flashers and meat rigs of course.

I hear that..!!

I searched high and low on the interwebs looking for magnum dypies for months Jan/Feb finally Matt at Fish USA hooked me up with 5 blacks and 2 clears late March..

Thanks Matt.

FWIW Jake at Fish USA is knowledgeable with taking Kings

 

 

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Previous owner had the wiring so wonky with the batteries he had. Helm off one main battery, accessories of the other main and riggers off the accessory battery. Threw in another perko, some ARCs, 25' of 0ga wire and a bag of zip ties....
.good to go. No more autopilot quitting and having to jump a starting battery.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Lake Ontario United mobile app

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I finally broke down and got rid of the 15 year old back to back seat on the port side, and added another fishing seat.  Lots of room now in the back of the boat.  I also tied in my kicker to my main fuel tank with an anti-siphon valve off the fuel/water separator.  Pulled in the kicker closer to the boat with a homemade mount for my CMC power trim.  And I bought a cushion for my cooler and fabbed some snaps on the cooler so it looks right.  

 

Still figuring out how to tie in the Raymarine ST1000+ auto pilot to my I/O, 1st step is to build a mounting box under the port side transom cover...

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On 5/10/2022 at 8:56 AM, GAMBLER said:

I sold my 22’ Starcraft blue water in the fall and was searching for a bigger boat.  The plan was to buy a 27’ tiara open.  That didn’t happen.  I ended up buying a 24’ Penn Yan contender that needed some TLC.  After 8 weeks of working on it, she’s ready to go!  Here are some photos of what she looked like and now looks like.  I upgraded all the electrical, riggers, rod holders, kicker bracket wood, new bolsters, all new vinyl and I added LED lighting under the gunnels.  

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Poor Fish. I'd be swimming up the falls to Erie

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Added a tower, some rod holders, lights, and some new cisco planer reels and pulleys.  Ditched the old bimini and planer masts/rod holders.

 

Shook her down last week, she'll be splashing in Wilson in a week.

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