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About Fuddly

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  • Birthday 02/03/1983

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    Kevin
  • Location
    South Bend, In
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    Mold Maker

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  1. There are some visual defects in the glass in certain places, but they have been there ever since I bought the boat. Never been an issue for me. The bow, where it rests on the front roller, has some glass damage due to the roller drying out and breaking during towing one time. Again, never been a problem. As far as the transom, I've never had any issues, but I also don't know what I'd be looking for. All in all, this has been a fantastic boat! Only selling it because I don't have the time to fish like I used to.
  2. He Kevin,

    Would you like to trade back to the 21.5' bayliner trophy? Great condition, has the inline 4, cobra outdrive. I'm looking for a little bigger boat and I enjoy this year trophy.

    If interested I can send pics.

    Todd

    1. Fuddly

      Fuddly

      Todd,

      Very sorry for never responding.  Been a long time since I've visited the site.  I still have the boat for sale if you're interested.  I'm not looking for any trades.

      Again, sorry for not getting back with you.

       

      Kevin

  3. Motor is an OMC Cobra, 5.0L, 230 HP. Motor has always ran great. Just replaced the alternator last year. Prop is in good shape. Not sure how many hours are on it. I bought it used and have at most put 100 hours on it. I had the out drive replaced last spring (2014) with a used/rebuilt 1993 unit that the marina had. The gimble bearing was still in good shape and was greased before the new outdrive was installed. There is a back curtain to enclose the cockpit area. I don't remember the last time I actually had it on, its been folded up and in the cuddy. May need a little button/snap maintenance, but I believe it is in decent shape. I can look next time I get a chance. Boat does have a cuddy. We've mainly used it for storage, no head. The cushions are getting close to needed recovered. At one point the bow hatch had a leak, so there are some water stains on the covers. We've since pulled the hatch out, cleaned, resealed, and re-installed it. Replaced the seal gasket on the hatch also. It requires some general maintenance every year with applying new caulk around it. There are two bilge pumps, on under the cuddy floor and one in the engine compartment. Blower, trim tabs, driver side wiper, lights in the cockpit and in the cuddy. The horn needs replaced. Don't know exactly what to tell you on fuel consumption. Never really monitored it enough to give exacts. It has a 110 gal tank and we usually kept it between 1/4-1/2 tank. I know if we ran out 10 miles or so, fished all day and ran back in it would use roughly a 1/4 tank. If you're just trolling out of the harbor and not running much, you don't notice much usage. Top speed is roughly mid 30's, cruise mid to upper 20's. Has trim tabs, work great for keeping the boat balanced. Boat is around 3600 lbs. It trailers very well and with the brakes, it doesn't beat the truck up too bad. Loads and unloads very smoothly with the roller bunks. I personally have loved fishing out of this boat. I own it jointly with my brother and we've just had too much going on in our day to day lives to get out on the lake as much as we'd like to. I owned a 21' Trophy prior to this one and it was a no brainer for me to purchase this when we did. Lots of fishing room and very solid in the water. Please let me know if you have any other questions.
  4. Price dropped to $5800 I'm willing to deliver the boat for a small fee, based on distance.
  5. How does this run with just a 90 HP motor? I'm guessing its a 2 stroke? Seems like the boat would be very under powered. Very nice boat otherwise, and a great price!
  6. FOR SALE: 1985 Bayliner Trophy 2450. This has been a fantastic boat for my brother and I, however, we just haven't had the time to use it this season, and feel it would be better off going to a new captain. We have taken very good care of this vessel, with upgrades to the throttle/shift control systems, lower unit, and electronics in the last 3 years. All routine maintenance has been performed religiously, and winterization has been completed professionally by Starboard Choice Marine in Mishawaka, IN. The boat rides on a dual axle, easy loading trailer that has been equipped this season with new surge trailer brakes. The purchaser of this boat will also receive all four downriggers/downrigger balls, all electronics (brand new Lowrance Elite 7 graph/GPS, professionally installed in 2014; stereo with Bluetooth capability; marine radio), fish cooler, and some rods, baits and fishing equipment. Lots of fishing space in the back of this boat, and comfortably fishes with 4-6 people in the boat. Asking $6,500. Located in South Bend, Indiana. If you're interested in this boat, feel free to private message me (Kevin) with any questions. Thanks a lot for taking a moment to read our ad. Feel free to spread the word about this great boat! http://s296.photobucket.com/user/fudderly/library/Big%20Boat
  7. Hey Kevin,

    Sunday: Started in 80fow @ about 6 a.m. First king slammed a u.v. paddle and a silver u.v. fly from Mikes Eyeflies on a wire dipsy set on 1.5 and was only about 60' out when it hit. Love when those wires get hit! Peeled 190' on the first run then turned tail and raced towards the boat. Never got caught up to it and it made 1 jump @ the boat and tossed the hook, grrrr. That was the big fish for the day but still boxed 2 average kings and 8 very nice coho for our 2 man limit. 1 king and 5 ho's were offshore in 210-230fow. Top 30' out there. SWR was the stud for us in closer [spoons]. Hardly any trollers out, might have been because of the threat of weather. We saw just enough rain to spot up the windshield and that's it. Did you get out?

    Dave

  8. Has anyone been out New Buffalo or St. Joe since the weather change? Been pondering the idea if an evening trip today. Any guidelines to what depths to start at would be great. Thanks all!
  9. Sounds like a great evening trip. Nice job and thanks for the report.
  10. I have a 25' Trophy and have been told I could launch there. Only place I've heard of issues is just outside the ramp area. Like Rudey said, a little common sense and you should be fine. There have been some decent reports from Gary Light, down west of the ditch. It can get crowded very quickly and if you haven't fished it before, approach slowly and figure out the flow of all the boats. They pretty much run a circle, never fun when someone tries to go their own way in there. Good Luck! Kevin
  11. I had heard from others that there are areas between the launch and the bridge that are down to about 2'. I haven't personally been there, just what I've heard. MC is waiting on a permit, but do have plans to dredge and fix the launches at Washington Park. That's great if you want to pay $10 to launch and another $10 for parking...
  12. From the New Buffalo city website: http://www.cityofnewbuffalo.org 2013 DREDGING WORK OUT FOR BID Bid notices are available for dredging the Federal Navigation Channel and the Launch Access Channel. Federal Navigation Channel bids are due March 28, 2013, at 3:00 PM, and the Launch Access Channel bids are due April 9, 2013, at 3:00 PM, both at the City Clerk's Office, 224 W Buffalo St, New Buffalo, MI. In case you missed it, New Buffalo's harbor dredging situation is featured in the USA TODAY story "Low water levels bedevil Great Lakes harbors." Trail Creek in Michigan City is very bad between Trail Creek Marina and the Swing Bridge. Not sure if there are plans for dredging yet.
  13. Welcome aboard, Ron! What port do you fish out of?
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