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Forum: Electronics 01-20-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By BondJmsBond998
On my new Terrova, 72 inch, 36 volt, I went with...

On my new Terrova, 72 inch, 36 volt, I went with the built-in US2 and am happy with the decision. I briefly considered side imaging on the bow, but the dealer advised me that it could be somewhat...
Forum: Boats 01-20-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,593
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Don't forget about your storage limitations and...

Don't forget about your storage limitations and tolerance of moving around in and out of the garage or storage location. My recent upgrade to a 18.5' has to be shoe-horned into my garage. Have an...
Forum: Boats 01-13-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,936
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Chris, I did the same thing last year. Ordered a...

Chris, I did the same thing last year. Ordered a new Alumacraft around Christmas of 2020 and received in mid-August last year. While waiting, I ordered lots of accessories out of boredom mostly. For...
Forum: General Discussion 01-12-2022, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,061
Posted By BondJmsBond998
How about Hot Sauce? Just found it last season....

How about Hot Sauce?
Just found it last season. Very easy to use and wipe off. Leaves a slick wax type coating.
I noticed a few guys had issues, but that had to do with covering the boat and...
Forum: Boats 01-05-2022, 10:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,165
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Eyesore, I wanted a 185 since I came from a 2005...

Eyesore, I wanted a 185 since I came from a 2005 Navigator 175 CS that I was mostly happy with, but wanted a little bigger. Instead of having about 6 inches of front and rear clearance in the garage...
Forum: Boats 01-04-2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,165
Posted By BondJmsBond998
I ordered an Alumacraft Competitor FSX 185 just...

I ordered an Alumacraft Competitor FSX 185 just over a year ago and it was delivered in mid-August. Very happy with it. Max'd out with Suzuki 175 and also a 9.9 Suzuki kicker. So far, so good....
Forum: Boats 11-11-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By BondJmsBond998
For my new Alumacraft Competitor FSX 185, I had a...

For my new Alumacraft Competitor FSX 185, I had a custom made cover built by Fountain of Youth for boats in North Prairie, WI. Overall, with a few options such as using soft felt inside the cover for...
Forum: Boats 10-22-2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,955
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,268
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, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,964
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, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,154
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, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,722
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, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
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, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
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, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
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, 08:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
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, 03:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
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, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
Posted By BondJmsBond998
Couple more photos

Couple more photos
Forum: Boats 08-18-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,565
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, 11:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,167
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, 10:25 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 30,023
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, 03:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,302
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, 02:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,374
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, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,749
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, 12:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,092
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...
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