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Offline detroit_fan

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Anyone into boats or fishing?
« on: May 22, 2014, 08:19:08 PM »
Sold my last boat a few years ago when I had the girls, but now that they are growing up I wanted to get another one so I can get out after some walleye and perch. Picked this up off cragislist in clinton township. 1982 starcraft 16ss, 2006 Evinrude ETEC 90HP (with only 67 hours on it!)

I'm in the process of making a removable casting deck for the front, so it can be set up for fishing, or for taking the family out for a nice lake ride.










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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2014, 08:56:30 PM »
I don't know anything about boats, but it looks nice.  Congrats!

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2014, 08:59:16 PM »
I don't know anything about boats, but it looks nice.  Congrats!

I'm in the same boat here with gryph  WOOOOOOO CHECK OUT THAT PUN!

Anyways, yes it looks very nice and clean, good buy.

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2014, 09:21:23 PM »
Thanks, I'll be docking it on lake erie all season, so if anyone wants to go out let me know.

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2014, 10:18:52 PM »
Be careful. Don't take your pistol across the border to the Canadian side of the lake. 

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2014, 10:26:58 PM »
They're killing the walleye on the Canadian side of the river, license for US resident isn't too much, I might get one. Will have to make sure I don't take it those days, hate to end up in Canadian jail, it's probably an igloo

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2014, 07:29:56 AM »
Not bad condition at all for an 82!
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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 08:19:02 AM »
Not bad condition at all for an 82!

It looks really clean!  Starcraft makes a good boat!

We sold our boat a couple of years ago .... I had owned boats for over 30 years and I miss it.  :(   I bought a 12 foot Fischer Aluminum with a 1994 Evinrude 15 HP 2 stroke this spring so the grandkids can have something to learn with!   :D

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2014, 01:09:15 PM »
nice boat! starcraft makes a good fishing boat :) we have a tracker we keep up north for lake fishing. mostly inland lakes. gets a little rough on lake huron with a little boat lol. licensing for all species is $26 for resident for the year

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #9 on: May 24, 2014, 02:16:00 PM »
Boat is in the water! Finished the casting deck and it turned out great.

Jeff- I was referring to a Canadian license for Americans, a Three-year Sport Fishing Licence Tag    is $ 244.72 for US citzens

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2014, 03:55:26 AM »
Finished the casting deck and it turned out great.

Pics, or it didn't happen.
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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2014, 06:45:06 AM »
Pics, or it didn't happen.

I was thinking the same thing myself!

I "launched" the Fisher yesterday.  It didn't sink!   :D

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #12 on: May 25, 2014, 11:42:13 AM »
i'll get some pics, i promised the guys on the starcraft forum some pics too.

moron that runs the marina told us to stay left going out, ran into 9 inches of water...man on shore starts yelling "it's too shallow there, you have to stay right".  guess the man running the marina never learned left from right. luckily i was able to watch the depth on the lowrance and tilt the ETEC up. not the best way to start a season :-\

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2014, 03:59:18 PM »
Here are pics of the fishing deck. Whole thing lifts out to take it back to stock configuration and allow for more passengers.




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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2014, 04:22:19 PM »
looks good man! the deck turned out well

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2014, 04:25:26 PM »
very nice, I don't even have a kayak yet.

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2014, 04:30:56 PM »
looks good man! the deck turned out well
thanks. i love using it, very comfortable.

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2014, 04:32:36 PM »
very nice, I don't even have a kayak yet.
i've never fished using a kayak, but i see lots of people using them, would like to try it someday. I imagine it's fun landing a huge catfish in one of those.

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #18 on: June 23, 2014, 01:09:08 PM »
i've never fished using a kayak, but i see lots of people using them, would like to try it someday. I imagine it's fun landing a huge catfish in one of those.
we go tubing up north and usually bring my pole. i caught a roughly 5-6 lb largemouth bass. that thing was fun and pulled me down the river lol. the rest of the people with me had to paddle to catch up. i ended up giving the fish a guy out with his son. they were a little short on a  fish fry. once i confirmed he was licensed i handed that beast over to him

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Re: Anyone into boats or fishing?
« Reply #19 on: July 17, 2014, 02:59:03 PM »
"Anyone into boats or fishing" depends are you gonna come help me get this Evinrude outboard going?