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April 14, 2018, 06:27:15 AM
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« 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.
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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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« 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
2018 Yamaha 150 4 Stroke
"Reef or Madness IV"

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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« 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

May 09, 2018, 07:48:39 PM
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« Reply #2195 on: May 09, 2018, 07:48:39 PM »
I just bought my first Aquasport an hour ago, a 71 CCC with a aluminim trailer for $600  Its a complete POS and I LOVE it.  I have been dreaming of doing a restoration on one of these for years.  It will probably take me years to complete.  But I have always loved restoring things, from cars to houses, and I I restored a boat once.   It even came with a few wasp nests to keep things exciting.  I am going to have to try and tow her home tomorrow after work, which Im scared to do as its been sitting for 10 years. 
Also, how do I get the pics to not be sideways??






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May 10, 2018, 05:05:42 AM
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« Reply #2196 on: May 10, 2018, 05:05:42 AM »
Welcome aboard!  Yup, looks pretty rough. A gallon of bleach and a pressure washer will give you a better idea of what she looks like.
As for the pictures - they are sideways because you took them with your phone in the vertical position instead of horizontal - you took the first one holding the phone horizontally.  To fix them, after you upload them to your gallery, click on the pic in your gallery and to the right you'll see "Edit photo".  Click that and one option is "Rotate CW" - click that and then at the bottom of the page you'll see "Submit changes". If you do this before you add them to your post, they'll appear correctly.  If after, then you refresh your browser page and it'll show the changes. (This is what I did)
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

May 10, 2018, 08:08:59 AM
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« Reply #2197 on: May 10, 2018, 08:08:59 AM »
Welcome aboard  :salut:
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May 10, 2018, 10:17:33 PM
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« Reply #2198 on: May 10, 2018, 10:17:33 PM »
Welcome aboard!  Yup, looks pretty rough. A gallon of bleach and a pressure washer will give you a better idea of what she looks like.
As for the pictures - they are sideways because you took them with your phone in the vertical position instead of horizontal - you took the first one holding the phone horizontally.  To fix them, after you upload them to your gallery, click on the pic in your gallery and to the right you'll see "Edit photo".  Click that and one option is "Rotate CW" - click that and then at the bottom of the page you'll see "Submit changes". If you do this before you add them to your post, they'll appear correctly.  If after, then you refresh your browser page and it'll show the changes. (This is what I did)
Thank you!  Seems like they either corrected themselves or you helped.  Anyways, I'll be starting a build thread soon. I plan on doing a Vlog on YouTube of my build, as I couldnt find anyone else that did any, Im sure they are on there, just couldnt find one. 
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May 11, 2018, 05:37:17 AM
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« Reply #2199 on: May 11, 2018, 05:37:17 AM »
Welcome aboard!  Yup, looks pretty rough. A gallon of bleach and a pressure washer will give you a better idea of what she looks like.
As for the pictures - they are sideways because you took them with your phone in the vertical position instead of horizontal - you took the first one holding the phone horizontally.  To fix them, after you upload them to your gallery, click on the pic in your gallery and to the right you'll see "Edit photo".  Click that and one option is "Rotate CW" - click that and then at the bottom of the page you'll see "Submit changes". If you do this before you add them to your post, they'll appear correctly.  If after, then you refresh your browser page and it'll show the changes. (This is what I did)
Thank you!  Seems like they either corrected themselves or you helped.  Anyways, I'll be starting a build thread soon. I plan on doing a Vlog on YouTube of my build, as I couldnt find anyone else that did any, Im sure they are on there, just couldnt find one. 
I fixed them using the procedure I described.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

May 11, 2018, 04:21:42 PM
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« Reply #2200 on: May 11, 2018, 04:21:42 PM »
Hi All,

New to the community and already getting lots of great tips from looking through the many threads. 

I have a 1987 Aquasport 200 Osprey with a 2005 Yamaha F115 on the back.  My dad bought it new when I was 2 and has kept immaculate care of it ever since, so it's in pretty great shape for its age.  My wife and I now "share" the boat (though we own it) with three other couples to defray the annual operating costs and ensure it gets plenty of use during the relatively short boating season up here in Portland, Maine.

Just got 'er unwrapped and put a coat of bottom paint on the other day.  Can't wait for launch day.

Jeff




May 11, 2018, 06:30:04 PM
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« Reply #2201 on: May 11, 2018, 06:30:04 PM »
Welcome aboard Jeff!!
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

May 15, 2018, 09:14:07 AM
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« Reply #2202 on: May 15, 2018, 09:14:07 AM »
Hello, 1997 Osprey inheritor. Sat for 2 years, and needs a few things fixed. The main issue is it need gel coating work on the water line of the boat. Will be asking questions so be patient. This is meant to sell, not keep.

175 with optional value package, minn kota auto pilot troller and some more.

May 16, 2018, 05:22:39 AM
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« Reply #2203 on: May 16, 2018, 05:22:39 AM »
Welcome aboard!
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1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

May 16, 2018, 10:54:37 AM
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« Reply #2204 on: May 16, 2018, 10:54:37 AM »
just picked up a 1994 20ft osprey 150 Yamaha.
looking forward to taking my young daughter fishing.
was bought from original owner and in really good shape.