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11-19-2020, 08:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 673
Posted By Appleman

Not sure of the exact comparisons, but my KeyWest...

Not sure of the exact comparisons, but my KeyWest 230 BayReef performs well with 200 Yam. Loaded pretty heavy, Minnkota, 5 big batteries, jackplate, power pole, 80 gal tank, tabs. Avg top speed 46-48...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-17-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Appleman

Fished out of both of those ports many times. The...

Fished out of both of those ports many times. The power of the Great Lakes is stunning. Can go from ok to oh shit in a hurry
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-07-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,093
Posted By Appleman

Not sure about Kobalt, but the Ryobi 40V has had...

Not sure about Kobalt, but the Ryobi 40V has had battery issues. Tools work good, batteries die. There are some aftermarket batts available that are supposed to be good, but $170-180 😒
11-05-2020, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,398
Posted By Appleman

I had a giant Hammerhead grab a 4’ blacktip that...

I had a giant Hammerhead grab a 4’ blacktip that I had hooked couple weeks ago in Charlotte Harbor. 😁
10-28-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,123,454
Posted By Appleman

2 More Days with Ozzie Fischer

Wife and I enjoyed 2 more days with Ozzie Fischer on 10/ 26&27. Cayo is a dream boat for sure. We are in our 70’s, and appreciate the smooth ride, handling, and all the ROOM. Way bigger in person...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-21-2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,972
Posted By Appleman

Several years ago, I decided to take up jogging....

Several years ago, I decided to take up jogging. After about 4 blocks, I saw several of my dead relatives and friends waving their arms, telling me to “come on over”
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-17-2020, 03:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Appleman

Thanks, that was my guess. Appreciate responses

Thanks, that was my guess. Appreciate responses
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-17-2020, 01:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Appleman

I Phone Losing Charge

I phone 6 losing charge really fast. Turned off the location stuff, anything I wasn’t using. Capacity shows 83%, time for new battery? Thanks
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-16-2020, 03:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,977
Posted By Appleman

The orchard I had was more of a hobby than...

The orchard I had was more of a hobby than commercial, about 800 trees. For an apple to be viable commercially, it must withstand handling, packing, washing, etc., and it must have shelf life. There...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-15-2020, 02:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 772
Posted By Appleman

We used to go to Fox Cities Performing Arts in...

We used to go to Fox Cities Performing Arts in Appleton, Wi. Great venue and casts. Jersey Boys, Cats, Lion King, Miss Saigon. Liked them all, probably Jersey Boys for me
10-11-2020, 12:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 11,416
Posted By Appleman

5+ yrs, 650 hrs on my KW 230 BR. Control switch...

5+ yrs, 650 hrs on my KW 230 BR. Control switch for tabs replaced. That’s it. After owning boats for decades, bay boats were new to me. Lots of good choices out there. Doing searches for problems, KW...
09-29-2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 9,374
Posted By Appleman

My Key West 230BR has moderate flair, not as...

My Key West 230BR has moderate flair, not as pronounced as some mentioned here. Have been very satisfied with the ride, dryness in waters I typically fish. Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, some...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-28-2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,078
Posted By Appleman

How about bringing grandparents over to your...

How about bringing grandparents over to your house, however often it would work. Maybe provide the rides, make it easy on them. They might want to get out if the house 🙄
09-27-2020, 12:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 882
Posted By Appleman

Starting to look like a commercial for the...

Starting to look like a commercial for the product. 🙄
09-27-2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Appleman

Perhaps I should have said I have pretty good...

Perhaps I should have said I have pretty good results with the platinum chip. Then I could have avoided the lecture. But, I will continue to be cautious when navigating shallow areas, and give...
09-25-2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Appleman

Many years of dr fishing in Great Lakes. Diving...

Many years of dr fishing in Great Lakes. Diving plugs can work fine off riggers, but as mentioned, may have to have stout clips. In some conditions, having the lure below the ball can produce if the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-23-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,509
Posted By Appleman

I read an article that explained how much of the...

I read an article that explained how much of the costs of these yachts are payed for by taxpayers in the form of business deductions, charter use, etc. Like the corporate Lear Jets.
09-22-2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Appleman

I live/fish the Punta Gorda Charlotte Harbor...

I live/fish the Punta Gorda Charlotte Harbor area, and have pretty good luck with the navionics platinum chip that can be updated. Make my own trails, careful exploring, etc. Big area, lots of...
09-19-2020, 06:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,074
Posted By Appleman

I’ve read the hp ratings being quoted by various...

I’ve read the hp ratings being quoted by various sources, usually giving the 150 extra hp, but have never seen any actual dynamometer testing results. The boat tests give some good information, but a...
09-17-2020, 08:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 698
Posted By Appleman

Been fishing Charlotte Harbor year round for 5+...

Been fishing Charlotte Harbor year round for 5+ years, still learning though. The area you are in offers a lot of very near by choices. Pirate Harbor, few miles to the north, has tons of protected...
09-17-2020, 04:08 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,150
Posted By Appleman

During a move a few years ago, cleaned out a...

During a move a few years ago, cleaned out a bunch of old stuff. Found a receipt for my first new boat. 1972 21’ StarCraft Super Sport, 85 hp Evinrude, trailer.———$4600.00. It was in the fall of...
09-05-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,182
Posted By Appleman

5+ yrs. on my KW 230BR. 600+ hrs, plus who knows...

5+ yrs. on my KW 230BR. 600+ hrs, plus who knows on the MinnKota and anchored. Everything perfect, including 200 Yamaha. Lots of good choices out there, happy with mine.
Forum: Dockside Chat
09-05-2020, 06:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,596
Posted By Appleman

I enjoy getting served in a sit down restaurant,...

I enjoy getting served in a sit down restaurant, but when we lived in Michigan, liked PM pizza. Get a stone pizza cooker for your oven, pre heat it. Makes a big difference
09-04-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,304
Posted By Appleman

I’ll throw another out there. Looked at a ton of...

I’ll throw another out there. Looked at a ton of them, seems to be a lot of very nice boats in the range you mention. I ended up with a 230 KeyWest BayReef. 5+ years later, 600+ hrs, no regrets....
09-04-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,834
Posted By Appleman

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