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Classic25 09-06-2018 06:33 AM

So when will you call it a season?
 
Today's the day for me..
Changing oil in the boat this AM.
Sta-Bil added yesterday.
It will be on the trailer by this afternoon.
If everything goes well and I have minimal interruptions, the block will be drained, lower unit oil changed, rod holders off, antenna's down, and cover ready...

Burned 150-sh gallons of fuel this season. A little less than average.

Boataholic 09-06-2018 12:05 PM

Quitter!!! :grin: :jk:

I'll put mine away once morning temps start approaching freezing and it doesn't get above say 50. Typically fish up to middle of November or beyond if we get an Indian summer. Used to fish into December but I go to Florida right after Thanksgiving and I'm not the much of a die hard anymore.

ToothDoc1114 09-06-2018 12:15 PM

Burned 150 gallons in a season?? I burn that in a morning running offshore! You running a little jon boat or something?

BOSBoatMan 09-06-2018 12:22 PM

Big boat when my new yacht club tells me to come out suspect it will be second or third weekend in October hopefully third

center console first or second weekend in November

Classic25 09-06-2018 01:41 PM


Originally Posted by ToothDoc1114 (Post 11786353)
Burned 150 gallons in a season?? I burn that in a morning running offshore! You running a little jon boat or something?

25' Carolina Classic. Had to run all of 5 miles on average to get to the good fishing. Troll for a while, then head back.
Perch fishing was 5-6 miles. Drop anchor and dangle minnows near the bottom. :)
Fished on a few other boats as well.
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...32a9424a30.jpg

blackh2odog 09-06-2018 04:07 PM

I am shooting for November 18th this year. I will winterize my washdown and live well lines around November 1.

obx4me 09-06-2018 04:15 PM

Fishing is great here year round in Texas. Gets better in the winter

WillyC27 09-06-2018 04:17 PM

So when will you can it a season?
 
As soon as hunting season revs up.....!!

Classic25 09-06-2018 06:50 PM

We had some good... and I mean good walleye fishing in the central basin this year. Perch started out spotty, but as the season ran on, the numbers picked up.
You reach a point where you have to ask yourself what you're going to do with all the fish. I gave a way more fish this year than a lot of years past..
Lake Erie was very good to us this year.

WillyC27:
When one door closes, another opens.. I like yer style!

Walleye Guy 09-07-2018 02:21 AM

Next weekend weather permitting. May put it on the selling block in the spring. Put a grand total of 6 hours on it this season. Doesn't make sense to pay for a dock anymore.

RGrew176 09-10-2018 01:05 AM

Generally the first week in November.

RussH 09-10-2018 10:57 AM


Originally Posted by Classic25 (Post 11785102)
Today's the day for me..
Changing oil in the boat this AM.
Sta-Bil added yesterday.
It will be on the trailer by this afternoon.
If everything goes well and I have minimal interruptions, the block will be drained, lower unit oil changed, rod holders off, antenna's down, and cover ready...

Burned 150-sh gallons of fuel this season. A little less than average.

Depends on the weather but I like to stay in until the marina tells me to get the boat out. I normally stay in until mid November weather permitting.

Why would you pull the boat out so early? The best fishing of the year is coming up.

osudaddy 09-10-2018 02:42 PM

Pull out date set today at the marina.............week of Oct. 15th.

Overall one of the worst boating season I ever had and will be glad to see it end.

My Turn 09-11-2018 07:23 AM

Already out, oil changed, just need to pump the rest of the gas out. Had a good walleye season on the east end, now time to prepare to migrate south for the winter :)

we had a great season for boating and fishing. endless calm sunny days. Water temp hovered right around 80 for over 4 weeks.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...50413aa53c.jpg

Boataholic 09-11-2018 09:44 AM


Originally Posted by My Turn (Post 11799810)
Already out, oil changed, just need to pump the rest of the gas out. Had a good walleye season on the east end, now time to prepare to migrate south for the winter :)

we had a great season for boating and fishing. endless calm sunny days. Water temp hovered right around 80 for over 4 weeks.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...50413aa53c.jpg

Nice looking rig!!!

mkalink 09-13-2018 02:48 PM


Originally Posted by My Turn (Post 11799810)
Already out, oil changed, just need to pump the rest of the gas out. Had a good walleye season on the east end, now time to prepare to migrate south for the winter :)

we had a great season for boating and fishing. endless calm sunny days. Water temp hovered right around 80 for over 4 weeks.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...50413aa53c.jpg

Nice looking rig. Why do you pump your gas out? You do know an empty fuel tank will allow corrosion to build inside the tank over the winter. It is always better to store with tanks full of stabilized fuel then empty.

Silverton42C 09-13-2018 05:51 PM


Originally Posted by mkalink (Post 11808628)

Nice looking rig. Why do you pump your gas out? You do know an empty fuel tank will allow corrosion to build inside the tank over the winter. It is always better to store with tanks full of stabilized fuel then empty.

I have always been told this and have always stored my boat with at least 7/8 of tank of gas.

Heard a new one yesterday that made sense. Basically the hull wasn't designed to be stored with that much weight. Obviously different then an outboard or boat that is trailered. But my boat holds 520 gallons so the stands and blocks on the keel is supporting an additional 3000 pounds of weight.

Now I'm not sure which theory makes more sense. What's everyone else do?

My Turn 09-13-2018 07:22 PM

Been storing with the tank pumped dry for 20 years. Never ever had a problem. I would much rather start the season with 100 gallons of fresh stabilized fuel than stale fuel that sat all winter.

Sky Blue H2O 09-13-2018 09:13 PM

Nice boats guys. The season at my marina in southern Wisconsin (first photo) ends October 15. The weather there in September and October is usually glorious and the crowds are gone, so I'm going to try to use it as much as possible until then. Then it goes into shrink wrap hibernation over the winter. If I had an outbuilding to store it in, I would continue to use in into November - we have a second full set of canvas for those chilly days (second photo). Cheers!

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...ba136eb56a.jpg

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.the...ca5c3ad33a.jpg

mkalink 09-13-2018 09:52 PM


Originally Posted by Silverton42C (Post 11809165)
I have always been told this and have always stored my boat with at least 7/8 of tank of gas.

Heard a new one yesterday that made sense. Basically the hull wasn't designed to be stored with that much weight. Obviously different then an outboard or boat that is trailered. But my boat holds 520 gallons so the stands and blocks on the keel is supporting an additional 3000 pounds of weight.

Now I'm not sure which theory makes more sense. What's everyone else do?

I have always stored with tanks full and stabilized. Full tanks prevent condensation and corrosion, you fog your engine to prevent corrosion. Why would you not want to protect your tanks. Just my two cents, I have always done this since I left a portable steel 6 gallon can empty for the winter in my basement. In the spring I had to pitch it. The entire inside was rusted.


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