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  1. For Sale - 1989 Starcraft Islander 221v 1989 22’ Starcraft Islander – This boat needs nothing! You could be fishing by the end of the day! I purchased this boat 3 ½ years ago to go salmon fishing, then I had a baby and I just don’t use it enough. Now I just buy salmon off the ice at Meijer. This is a serious fishing machine and I don’t feel like I am making good use of it, so it’s time for someone else to enjoy it. This has the gas sipper 3.0l 4-cylinder motor, you can fish all day for very little gas. This is a lightweight boat for its size, the previous owner used to tow it with a Jeep Grand Cherokee. It comes with a Load-Rite roll-on trailer. I am selling it with all the fishing gear and I don’t want to separate it. This would be a great package for someone looking to get out on the lake. I have invested over $10,000 in this boat and I am asking $7800. Located in Middleville, MI Texts preferred during business hours, calls any other time. 616-430-0789 I can send higher resolution photos if need be. Good: The previous owner went through the boat and put all new floors in it. New Uniden Radio with DSC and Distress Signal, NOAA Weather Alerts and MMSI Craft ID (Unregistered) Newer Lowrance Elite-5 DSI with Downscan Imaging and GPS plus lake charts Brand new tires with zero miles (got it out of storage and one was flat, one was a spare so I went and bought 4 new ones.) Transferable warranty included on tires. Spare tire with less than 200 miles 2 Spare props – Dinged up here and there and the old style hub to use them Canister horn – Works. I tested it much to the disapproval of my neighbors. First Aid Kit New snapcover in 2016 – a few snaps busted Two new batteries in 2015 – One deep cycle for running gear, one high cranking amps for the motor Battery switch with none,1, 2 or both New cabin LED lights – One main light in cabin one up front to read if laying down. Dash compass Old bimini top 400-watt Power inverter for running small 110v accessories 4 life preservers 4 Electric cast iron canon downriggers with swivel mounts – 2 extended arm 2 smaller arm One custom made stainless fishing rod tree 4 Big Jon tracks 8 Fishing poles – some with monofilament line (may need replacing), some with lead core Dozens if not hundreds of spoons – some unopened, dozens of plugs, some flys and flashers 5 dipsey divers 3 8-lb & 5-10 lb cannonballs 4 Medium Downrigger Release clips Porta Potty with chemicals & TP Rope Net Fishbox (igloo 32 or 48 qt cooler) Motor muffs for running it on trailer with a hose Oils, lubes, Stabil to help winterize when its time Rope Ladder for re-boarding (she sits high in the water) Bad: The steering is stiff (however I prefer it this way so it tracks better on the big lake) Most of the gauges work but shouldn’t be relied on. I would just fill it with fuel every time I went out. I took the boat through the entire inland waterway from Burt Lake at the State Park boat launch to the dam in Cheboygan and only used 20 gallons. (It has a 55 gallon tank I believe) That was about 40 miles round trip including full-speed stretches across the lakes. The wire on the downriggers may need to be replaced in the future. She is old, but shows very well and has a lot of life left in her. The throttle control seems to be a little temperamental and will keep it from starting unless you wiggle it to let it know it is in neutral. This was a minor issue in my mind and never interfered with me getting out on the water.
  2. Perhaps I was hard to understand. I am not frustrated or discouraged. I had a blast even with no fish. I am more upset about the trailer than anything. I can't wait to get back out there and give it another go. I have already replaced the flounder pounder, so I can wash that one too! I am used to this, I always seem to be out-fished or out-hunted, that's ok, that is not what makes it a sucessful outing to me. It appears as in order to post a photo you need to have them hosted somewhere, correct? Since it asks for a URL.
  3. Oh sure I buy a boat and hear about all this wonderful fishing all summer long, I go out for the first time and notta. I suppose technically we went 0/1. Maybe it’s just me being ultra-green newbie who has no clue what he is doing. I even did my best to learn your lingo, I studied up on methods and techniques. Two months ago I had no idea why you wanted dirty ice on a boat, or that moonshine wonderbread was a lure. Here’s the story. We launched at Port Sheldon I was nervous being my first time launching my new to me boat there, and the previous owner had told me that people will give you a hard time if you aren’t super-fast and efficient launching. However the launch went very smoothly. We were on the water with all six lines running at about 5:30 ish. We started on a northwest troll in about 50 feet of water and worked out to 115. Then long sweeping turn and straight south troll in 75 feet all the way back. We basically ran 30-40 foot deep gear until deeper water and then switched to 50-70 foot deep gear. 4 Downriggers with blue dolphin, mixed veggies, wonderbread, and a purple/black, 1 dipsey and 1 clear/blue flasher with blue fly on full lead core set 130 feet back. The green-yellow dispey was 180 feet back with moonshine flounder pounder. We did get one strike but the steelhead used his cute little fins and untied the knot on the spoon & swivel. He did provide us some nice jumps before he decided he had enough. So if you see a fish out there with a flounder pounder dangling like a lip piercing, give him my best. To top it off someone hit my trailer in the parking lot and crinkled my fender all up. So is it our gear selection? Our depth of gear? Our depth of water? I heard some radio chatter about success at 170-200 feet of water but we didn’t have that kind of time to make it out there. Or is that just why they call it fishing and not catching? Even with no fish hooked, I am…I will be back out to try it again real soon, because that is just too much fun. I can’t wait for a day when the reels are going crazy.
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