You reached the limit of pages to see for today

Author Topic: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!  (Read 120169 times)

July 29, 2019, 12:03:51 PM
Reply #2370

stan miszczenski

  • Information Offline
  • Posts: 4
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2370 on: July 29, 2019, 12:03:51 PM »
hullo? anyone there? Need some insight on my question please? :sign0085:

July 29, 2019, 03:07:51 PM
Reply #2371

jdupree

  • Information Offline
  • Posts: 951
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2371 on: July 29, 2019, 03:07:51 PM »
The format looks right for the ID number on the boat.  As for the title, that number isn't right.  As you know, the title and boat should match as far as the ID number goes.

When and where was it registered last?  I would start there.

John L. Dupree, III
1999 Aquasport 245 Explorer - 225 Johnson Ocean Pro
AQABLA84E999
Member #257

July 29, 2019, 03:18:52 PM
Reply #2372

Capt. Bob

  • ***
  • Information Offline
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 5757
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2372 on: July 29, 2019, 03:18:52 PM »
I agree with JD,

First, where do you hang your hat? State hull is titled in.

Plate HIN matches those we have seen for an 1985 Hialeah built hull.

Title work isn't this Forum's specialty but we do know how to decode the plate.

ASP is manufacturer aka Aquasport.

P (IMHO) is the model 200 CCP (A was a 222).

1224 is the hull serial #.

E should be May and the 5 is the last digit of the year (1985).

85 is again the model year.

The tile may be a "replacement" for a lost title. The State may have some admin type/style dealing with lost titles and that's why the numbers are somewhat different. I would call the State of issue Department of Transportation with your concerns.


Good luck. :thumright:
]
Capt. Bob
1991 210 Walkaround
2018 Yamaha 150 4 Stroke
"Reef or Madness IV"

July 29, 2019, 04:34:32 PM
Reply #2373

stan miszczenski

  • Information Offline
  • Posts: 4
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2373 on: July 29, 2019, 04:34:32 PM »
Thx Guys! I'm in New Jersey. The boat was registered this year by the PO. I'll see if he'll respond as to whether this is a replacement for a lost title. The boats in decent shape. I'll tow it down to Nokomis this winter. My cousin lives there. In the 80's, he built boats up here called Bullet boats. He's got the equipment and know how to help me rehab the boat.

July 29, 2019, 06:28:43 PM
Reply #2374

RickK

  • *****
  • Information Offline
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 9780
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2374 on: July 29, 2019, 06:28:43 PM »
I looked at the # and it looked more like an engine # than the AS #, which is the wrong format (as stated before).
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

July 29, 2019, 06:57:23 PM
Reply #2375

stan miszczenski

  • Information Offline
  • Posts: 4
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2375 on: July 29, 2019, 06:57:23 PM »
Wow, Something must be wrong here. I know that the boat spent most of it's life in maine, freshwater. It came down 2 yrs ago and was registered in NJ. Perhaps it's Maines format that NJ DMV copied. Have to dig in to this.

July 30, 2019, 01:39:50 PM
Reply #2376

wingnut

  • Information Offline
  • Posts: 1
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2376 on: July 30, 2019, 01:39:50 PM »
Hi all,
New to the forum, thought I'd say hello.  I just picked up an '86 Osprey 170 that needs some work, but it's the exact boat I wanted for coastal Maine fishing and island hopping.  Nabbed it for $1000 with '86 Yamaha 115 and awesome aluminum I-beam trailer... Motor was having electrical issues and was really heavier than I wanted, so I sold motor and controls for $1050 - free hull and trailer! Repower is going to be a 1998 Suzuki DT85, 90 pounds lighter than the Yamaha (coming off of our current aluminum bowrider).

At any rate, started tearout on deck and it was coming out in handfuls, no great surprise. Transom is soft too, also no great surprise. Aluminum fuel tank looked like it had been peppered with buckshot, foam was soggy, etc... What was surprising was finding a 10+ year old drill in the bilge!

Found a new 35 gallon poly tank that fits, and will hopefully get some weight forward a bit.  With a lighter motor and batteries in console, I'm hoping it will sit ok, and maybe be self bailing, depending what I do with the scuppers.

More to follow.  Thanks again for having such a great resource!









July 30, 2019, 04:11:41 PM
Reply #2377

Capt. Bob

  • ***
  • Information Offline
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 5757
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2377 on: July 30, 2019, 04:11:41 PM »
Welcome aboard WN. :salut:

I owned one of those for 16 years.

Start ya a rebuild thread here.
https://classicaquasport.com/smf/index.php?board=28.0

Good luck. :thumright:
]
Capt. Bob
1991 210 Walkaround
2018 Yamaha 150 4 Stroke
"Reef or Madness IV"

July 30, 2019, 06:11:17 PM
Reply #2378

RickK

  • *****
  • Information Offline
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 9780
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2378 on: July 30, 2019, 06:11:17 PM »
 :welcome01: wingnut  :s_hi:
We're here for you if you need us in your rebuild.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

August 15, 2019, 10:17:18 AM
Reply #2379

JDM1

  • Information Offline
  • Posts: 3
New member
« Reply #2379 on: August 15, 2019, 10:17:18 AM »
Wanted to introduce myself, I am from Alabama and fish out of Orange Beach but live in Montgomery. Planning on retiring this year and currently are building a home in Lillian Al across the street from Perdido Bay. I just purchased a 2000 explorer 225 with a 2015 Yamaha 250 with 200 hours on it. The boat runs great and of course has a lot of the original equipment on it which I plan on upgrading and hopefully do it myself since I am retiring. I have worked for our Governemnt for 3

August 15, 2019, 02:40:57 PM
Reply #2380

RickK

  • *****
  • Information Offline
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 9780
Re: New member
« Reply #2380 on: August 15, 2019, 02:40:57 PM »
Hi JD and Welcome aboard.
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha

August 15, 2019, 09:24:37 PM
Reply #2381

Capt. Bob

  • ***
  • Information Offline
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 5757
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2381 on: August 15, 2019, 09:24:37 PM »
Welcome aboard JDM.  :salut:
]
Capt. Bob
1991 210 Walkaround
2018 Yamaha 150 4 Stroke
"Reef or Madness IV"

August 19, 2019, 10:43:59 AM
Reply #2382

RuprictVA

  • Information Offline
  • Posts: 2
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2382 on: August 19, 2019, 10:43:59 AM »
New guy here in Virginia, keep the boat at Gwynn's Island on the Chesapeake Bay.  1995 Aquasport 245 Exporer with a '95 225 Evinrude.  Just picked it up and I am trying to get here ready for a maiden journey.

Great site!!

Jason

August 19, 2019, 11:12:15 AM
Reply #2383

Capt. Bob

  • ***
  • Information Offline
  • Global Moderator
  • Posts: 5757
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2383 on: August 19, 2019, 11:12:15 AM »
Welcome aboard Jason. :salut:
]
Capt. Bob
1991 210 Walkaround
2018 Yamaha 150 4 Stroke
"Reef or Madness IV"

August 19, 2019, 04:18:09 PM
Reply #2384

RickK

  • *****
  • Information Offline
  • Administrator
  • Posts: 9780
Re: Stop Lurking and Start Posting!! Introduce Yourself Here!
« Reply #2384 on: August 19, 2019, 04:18:09 PM »
 :welcome01: Jason  :s_hi:
Rick
1971 "170" with 115 Johnson (Rebuilding it now)

1992 230 Explorer with 250 Yamaha