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April 14, 2018, 06:27:15 AM
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RickK

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Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2190 on: April 14, 2018, 06:27:15 AM »
Welcome Icy!!  :welcome01:
If you click on "Forum" on the main menu bar above, then click on a forum, at the top of each forum is a "new topic" button.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

April 16, 2018, 10:58:42 AM
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« Reply #2191 on: April 16, 2018, 10:58:42 AM »
I have a deal pending on. A 2004 osprey 215 with a matching 225 Yamaha 4 stroke.
The boat is in mint shape but I do have a question about a water stain 3/4 the way up the bilge pump. The PO states it was there when he bought the boat 2 summers ago and that he kept it on a trailer other than a week or two during vacation.
Do these boats trap water between the stringers or up at the bow until they are on a trailer?
I also became very concerned after I made the deal when I googled that motor. Seems like every page that came up dealt with corrosion in the exchaust

Hopefully this goes to my own introduction and not a response to the guys I clicked on? I could not find a post new topic button?
I am not sure about the new hulls but my Explorer keeps some water up in the cabin area, even when on a trailer.  It is because the hull is not all on the same plane, the keel is actually deeper right below the cabin than in the back of the boat.  When you look at your hull see if the hull hangs lower in the front portion.
Here is an example using the CCP hull, you can see the hull is deeper up front.


My Explorer has a bilge pump up front and one in the back.  Do you have multiple pumps or are you referring to the aft one?
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

April 16, 2018, 01:45:50 PM
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Capt. Bob

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« Reply #2192 on: April 16, 2018, 01:45:50 PM »
Welcome aboard Ice. :salut:

Is this the model you have?

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1991 210 Walkaround
1991 Yamaha 200
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April 16, 2018, 07:12:14 PM
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« Reply #2193 on: April 16, 2018, 07:12:14 PM »
Hello. Newbie to the forum and to Aquasport boats. Last week we got a '82 246 walkaround with a '98 mercury 225. No floor soft spots and the transom is rock solid, I suspect they were both redone by a previous owner. About 10 hours on the motor rebuild. New steering, gauges, and raymarine chartplotter/fish finder by the owner that sold to us. Couldn't pass it up for $2500

April 17, 2018, 06:04:33 PM
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Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2194 on: April 17, 2018, 06:04:33 PM »
 :welcome01: 82Aqua24  That Express Fisherman looks to be in great shape. :thumleft:
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha