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Forum: Boats 10-22-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By BondJmsBond998
I have a couple of months of use on my new...

I have a couple of months of use on my new Alumacraft Competitor FSX 185 and so far I really like it. This is probably considered a fish and ski model, but has everything I have always wanted, and...
Forum: Boats 10-22-2021, 10:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 981
Posted By BondJmsBond998
I recently did what Yellowfin suggested. When...

I recently did what Yellowfin suggested.
When the buyer showed up at my house, I had him follow me to my credit union.
Although my credit union had a difficult time contacting his bank on the...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 09-14-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,300
Posted By BondJmsBond998
My new 2021 Alumacraft (2022) came with a...

My new 2021 Alumacraft (2022) came with a Heritage trailer that I have never heard of or had before. So far, I like it but have a few observations. I replaced the Dutton-Lainson tongue jack with a...
Forum: Members Fishing Reports 09-07-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Have not been up there in a couple of years. I...

Have not been up there in a couple of years. I used to go the last week of September for about 20 years straight, but that ended about 5 to 10 years ago due to losing many in the 8-person fishing...
Forum: Motors and Props 09-03-2021, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,595
Posted By BondJmsBond998
You can also invest about 55 to 60 bucks for a...

You can also invest about 55 to 60 bucks for a diagnostic tool that reads error codes, engine hours, etc from a laptop. If it had an overheat code, it should display it and show when it happened as...
Forum: Boats 08-20-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Timmer, I am not at home right now to...

Timmer,

I am not at home right now to confirm, but it looks like Heritage trailers fastened the guide on base to the trailer using U bolts. It is a very sturdy piece of metal and the guide-on...
Forum: Boats 08-20-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 995
Posted By BondJmsBond998
I have the Springfield "Plug-in" style on my new...

I have the Springfield "Plug-in" style on my new Alumacraft, and I do not have any problems with them, however I am trying to determine the correct "power rise" extension and the Springfield website...
Forum: Boats 08-20-2021, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Cover Dog, the rear seats fold down into a nice...

Cover Dog, the rear seats fold down into a nice wide casting platform. The splash well is even condensed to be within the main outboard only. Each rear side corner has a snap in pad for kneeling down...
Forum: Boats 08-20-2021, 07:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By BondJmsBond998
I really like the Heritage trailer as well. I...

I really like the Heritage trailer as well. I think the dealer told me the vault hubs should be good for 8 years as long as there are no obvious seal leaks on the inside. However, they did put the...
Forum: Boats 08-18-2021, 02:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Thanks, and I am a first time Suzuki owner coming...

Thanks, and I am a first time Suzuki owner coming from a 2005 4 stroke yamaha 115 and T8 kicker. The Suzuki kicker has no carb like the yamaha T8 did and the Suzuki 175 sounds the same at idle as my...
Forum: Boats 08-18-2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Couple more photos

Couple more photos
Forum: Boats 08-18-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,482
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Wait is finally over

The marina ordered from Alumacraft at the end of August 2020, I placed a deposit in late December. Boat showed up in early July and main Suzuki a couple weeks ago. Finally.
The 2021 Alumacraft...
Forum: Boats 07-23-2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,853
Posted By BondJmsBond998
I heard that my 2021 Alumacraft Competitor 185...

I heard that my 2021 Alumacraft Competitor 185 FSX that was ordered in late August finally made it to the dealer, along with the 9.9 kicker, trolling motor and electronics. However my 175 Suzuki may...
Forum: Boats 06-21-2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 28,263
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Well, I may be down to my last week or two of...

Well, I may be down to my last week or two of waiting for my Alumacraft Competitor 185 FSX, but the Suzuki 175 has not yet been located.
This boat was originally ordered by my dealer in late August...
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,188
Posted By BondJmsBond998
I am good with 8 foot garage door height, but...

I am good with 8 foot garage door height, but thanks to the location of the fold away trailer tongue, I will be squeezing my 18.5 foot Alumacraft into a garage depth of about 21' 10 inches.........
Forum: General Discussion 05-30-2021, 01:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,195
Posted By BondJmsBond998
My 2021 Alumacraft FSX, that the dealer...

My 2021 Alumacraft FSX, that the dealer originally ordered late last summer is supposed to be off of the production line by mid June. The dealer apparently has my Suzuki kicker, 12 inch helix, and...
Forum: Electronics 04-08-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,566
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Pardon me if I am wrong, but I thought you had no...

Pardon me if I am wrong, but I thought you had no choice but to mount the MSI transducer that comes with the unit on the transom to achieve full side imaging?

I am not even sure if the built-in...
Forum: Boats 04-08-2021, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,963
Posted By BondJmsBond998
"BW. How many boats have you bought from him?" ...

"BW. How many boats have you bought from him?"
Steelheadslayer, I am not sure that even matters.

A friend of mine just dropped over 50K on a new Trophy 195 last year from one of the oldest...
Forum: Boats 04-07-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,963
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Yay, my turn. New Alumacraft was ordered by the...

Yay, my turn.
New Alumacraft was ordered by the dealer at end of last August. When I bought this from dealer just before Christmas they estimated March delivery. Now Alumacraft says it is scheduled...
Forum: Boats 03-23-2021, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Keeboy, that is what I intend on doing when I...

Keeboy, that is what I intend on doing when I receive my 185 FSX. I am assuming somewhere around 1k to 1.5K for a custom cover? No idea actually. What do you think?
Forum: Boats 03-20-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,949
Posted By BondJmsBond998
A friend of mine has a dowco on his 2020...

A friend of mine has a dowco on his 2020 Alumacraft. Although it has a few nice features, it also has a few issues with how it fastens, how it goes down the road at highway speed, and some other wear...
Forum: Motors and Props 03-11-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By BondJmsBond998
I have a new Suzuki DF175A coming on my new 185...

I have a new Suzuki DF175A coming on my new 185 FSX being built. Looking forward to getting this, and glad I am maxing out the HP on this Alumacraft Competitor. I thought I read where the 175 is...
Forum: Boats 03-03-2021, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,835
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Ordered my new Alumacraft Competitor 185 FSX in...

Ordered my new Alumacraft Competitor 185 FSX in late December. They originally said sometime in March. Now early April........I hope. Would have been nice to treat the transaction like I do when...
Forum: General Discussion 03-03-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,273
Posted By BondJmsBond998
An asphalt driveway with southern exposure allows...

An asphalt driveway with southern exposure allows you to be lazy with a few inch snowfall. Surprising how much it melts when well below freezing. My concrete neighbors seem to shovel more, and use...
Forum: Electronics 03-01-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,466
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Not all RAM's are created equal...... Have you...

Not all RAM's are created equal......
Have you considered the RAM-109HU horizontal swing arm? This does NOT have the typical ball mount that can come loose and each pivot point can be tightened as...
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