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07-19-2005, 10:30 AM
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Posted By jkruppa

Key West 186 dc

I am strongly considering the Key West 186 DC (115 Yama 4 stroke). Anyone out there have any experience or impressions of this boat they could share?

Thanks,

jkruppa
06-18-2005, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,428
Posted By jkruppa

1995 Yamaha 150 Outboard Loer Unit Rattle

Just purchased a used 1995 Grady with a 1995 Yamaha 150. The engine has a rattle in the lower unit at idle-trolling speed. It also does not shift smoothly into gear. At even slightly higher speeds,...
06-18-2004, 02:52 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,017
Posted By jkruppa

1999 Mercury Blue Water-150 HP-Opinions please

Hi guys,

We I looked at the boat today and she is in terrific shape-However, I have a nagging "little" problem with the engine. The engine is a Mercury Blue Water 150 HP-1999 model-not a Optimax...
06-17-2004, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 13,158
Posted By jkruppa

1999 Mercury Optimax-150 HP-Opinions

Hi Everyone!,

I am currently considering purchasing a used 1999 Mako that has a 150 HP Optimax on it. I have heard that the new Opti's are great engines, but I am unsure as to the 1999s. If I...
05-08-2003, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,632
Posted By jkruppa

Batteries - how long do you keep them?

I do the same as Bill-I replace one of my 2 batteries every year. I use whatever is on sale-diehards, Costco, everready etc. It costs me $40-$50 a year and I never have a problem.
04-16-2003, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 924
Posted By jkruppa

Can I tow a boat?

Ravenwho,

I have been living this problem for about 2 years. I do not want to drive a SUV. The solution for me is the GM minivans (Chevy Venture/Pontiac Montana). They ride great, handle well, are...
04-09-2003, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 827
Posted By jkruppa

Fiberglass and Fourstroke

I think that the 5 HP on a boat this size will not make a hill-o-beans difference under the vast majority of conditions you will be using this boat under. The reason being is that the boat will be...
03-24-2003, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By jkruppa

Great Lakes Boaters

I have a cottage on the North side of Kellys just East of the 4H camp. I have fish Erie a lot-30/40 times a year for walleye, smallmouth, white bass (the kids love em) and perch. What a great area!
03-17-2003, 12:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,729
Posted By jkruppa

Best Music for Fishing?

None-just the sweet sound of the waves lapping, the wind blowing and my 8, 5 or 3 year olds saying-I got one!
03-13-2003, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,834
Posted By jkruppa

Bowels of Steel

RS,

Thanks for the story-the visual is excellent!

Started my day here in miserable, snowy, icy Detroit with a good solid laugh!

JK
03-12-2003, 04:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By jkruppa

Dual Batteries a necessity?

Simply put-if you need a battery to start your engine, you need a backup. A battery on a boat by nature only has a few years of life to it. If you do not wish to install a backup battery, you may...
03-06-2003, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,787
Posted By jkruppa

Anyone in the Northwest have comments on cuddy vs. open bow?

I have a 4 Winns Sundowner 205 (cuddy). I use it on Lake Erie a lot. I have 4 kids. It provides plenty of room for cruising, & swimming and is good to fish 2 or 3 people. It takes a wave real well...
03-04-2003, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,022
Posted By jkruppa

How much freeboard is enough?

Just like anything else regarding a boat-freeboard is a trade off. The one thing I have noticed is thatI would rather fish out of a boat with less freeboard. The reason is that you feel close to the...
02-28-2003, 08:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,329
Posted By jkruppa

The real costs of owning a boat?

Don't forget the tow vehicle! Depending on what boat you get-you may not be able to tow it behind what you currently drive. This may make you buy a more expensive/less economical vehicle than you...
02-28-2003, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,329
Posted By jkruppa

The real costs of owning a boat?

Don't forget the tow vehicle! Depending on what boat you get-you may not be able to tow it behind what you currently drive. This may make you buy a
02-27-2003, 12:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,238
Posted By jkruppa

Small boat, big seas

This happened in September of 1989. In my 19 foot Sea Ray cuddy I ran 16 miles out of Rodgers City, Michigan with wife and one friend to do some salmon fishing. Cleared the breakwall at 6 am. with a...
02-25-2003, 01:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,326
Posted By jkruppa

Need opinions on Four Winns

Bobby,

The Volvo SX is very good. I strongly preferred it to the Mercruiser
02-25-2003, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 16,326
Posted By jkruppa

Need opinions on Four Winns

I have a 1999 Four Winns 205 Sundowner with a Volvo 250 HP EFI engine.

Pluses-

Engine is very smooth and powerfull. Plenty of get up & go with a 53 mph top end.

Volvo outdrive is tops-the...
02-19-2003, 05:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,963
Posted By jkruppa

18/19' Family boat with an attitude-Grady White 192??

Guys,

Thanks to all for the informative posts-I really appreciate it!

Frank, you hit the nail right on the head-I am towing with a Chevy Venture minivan. With the trailer towing package, it has...
02-18-2003, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,963
Posted By jkruppa

18/19' Family boat with an attitude-Grady White 192??

Magothy,

Thanks-I agree. I would not have a full load if I ran offshore. I would only take one or two others.
02-18-2003, 10:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,963
Posted By jkruppa

18/19' Family boat with an attitude-Grady White 192??

Hi Guys,

Am in the market for a new boat. The criteria are-must be 3500 lbs max-with trailer. A family type boat (I have a 12 year old daughter, and sons 9, 5 & 3). I will use the boat extensively...
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