(-: Spring fever has struck! Guess what we done did? :-)

jtakeman Posted By jtakeman, Mar 30, 2013 at 6:20 PM

  1. Eatonpcat

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    Nice...That should get you to the fish in a hurry!!

    You and your boy must be praying for some warmer weather!!
     
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    Winter just doesn't seem to want to leave this year. The lakes we fish are still iced over. Its going to be a bit before we can splash it and see how she handles. Neither one of us has any patience, But we hope the ice is gone this weekend.

    We can't wait to get it home and start using it. We ordered a couple of options(portside console-jackplate ect.) and it might be a few weeks before they come in and are installed. So for now its a waiting game. Neither one of us kids has any patience, I think the Mrs. will be cookoo by the time the boat is ready! :eek:
     
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  3. MasterMech

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    Holy dead dinosaurs batman.... _g

    Oh yeah, nice ride J. ;)
     
  4. jtakeman

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    I figure thats about 700 gallons of gas to go along with the 50:1 oil. Thats a lot of party barging time on the water.

    Thanks, Hopefully were on the water before the first payment is due. But it looks like that may not happen. :(
     
  5. Jags

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    I think we are on water more than we are on land.

    Jay - get that kiddo out there. That time is what make memories.:cool:
     
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  6. thewoodlands

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    You'll like the E-Tec, we have the 50 horse on our boat, it's been in the shop once, turned out to be water in the gas.
     
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    Time to join ctfisherman.com
     
  8. jtakeman

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    I prolly won't because I'd never be on the water. Between here and there, I would be yakkin and not fishing. ;em

    I chat at CTfishtalk from time to time. That site is free and there are a few good chaps there. Peco is a pip to say the least! Wish I had the time to fish as much as he does!
     
  9. Branson4720

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    Nice!!!!:)
     
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    Wow, that looks like fun waiting to happen. The little man looked pleased with it. I want to see some pic's of the fish before you toss them back in.
    My son bought a nice set up last fall. There was a guy a bit short on cash, so he took a loss and sold it for the quick cash recovery. My son knowes the perosn. He has been very anxious to get it in the water. The ice is out of the Kennebec. I bet he gets it wet this weekend.
     
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  11. Lake Girl

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    Can't believe I missed that beauty the first time around.... Enjoy that fishing - our boys usually make sure they get out at least once a summer to go fishing with Dad. They also got in a couple of canoe trips and lots of ice fishing as kids. Good memories... Now we're lucky to get everyone home for Christmas at one time:(

    Make sure you use those PFDs ... the kids lost one of their friends in high school when he was thrown out of the boat:( It's a rule they've grown up with at our house - like seat belts!
     
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  12. Xena

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    Nice ride Jay , enjoy it. What was your old boat?
     
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  13. Eatonpcat

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    Most likely a trade-in!!
     
  14. Xena

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    Yes I know, I'm asking Jay what make/model the other boat was.
     
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  15. jtakeman

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    Sorry Xena, I didn't get the update on the new posts. Old boat was also a Stratos. Vindicator 17
    year was 2000 with a 2003 115HP evinrude DI.

    http://www.hearth.com/talk/threads/my-new-to-me-boat.83543/

    Still awaiting the new one. The factory seems to have lost the port side console. We'll go fetch it next week with or without it. The water calls!
     
  16. Xena

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    The trade in boat was real nice. For some reason I thought your son was adult age and married. Must be thinking of someone else who bass fishes with their son. ;) Hope you have a great seaon of fishing!
     
  17. jtakeman

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    He's only 13 going on 20. ;) We should have sold the old boat out right. Would have got a better return. But we couldn't wait. There are a ton of used ones out there if your interested.

    Fished off land this weekend, Only made us itch for the boat even more! Little ones were all we could reach. The lunkers are a bit deep just yet! We'll be getting it next weekend for sure now! ;sick
     
  18. Xena

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    Nah don't want another bass boat. I've had this for over a decade now. My brother and I did a semi resto on and I'm going to be selling it as I've been using it less and less since I now prefer to fish the places that don't allow gas engines from my kayak.
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  19. jtakeman

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    Nice lil rig! ;)
     
  20. WoodPorn

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    Nice ride J...Make sure your frosty beverages are firmly seated when taking off in that rocket!

    I'll be shoving off in the Ole' Starcraft in a few weeks......have fun with the boy!

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  21. jtakeman

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    Brings back some memories of my first boat. Looks like she's still in fine shape. What year?
     
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    1965 Starcraft Arrow
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    The only thing that's not OEM is the Teleflex sys.
    Maybe you're feeling nostalgic enough to trade?????
     
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  23. jtakeman

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    Um, Well. No. :p
     
  24. Eatonpcat

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    You should have offered him pellets...;)
     
  25. jtakeman

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    We went and brought the new toy home yesterday. Took it for a little spin today and took some pic's of it in its parking spot. Besides a few finishing touches(once a little cash is available) it fits right in. Goes like heck(no GPS yet, But est it at around 65 MPH) and tows like a dream. I'll post some pic's of my son driving once we get it out fishing next weekend.


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