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MSBruno
07-30-2009, 02:28 PM
Was looking at picking up my first boat next year, but ran into this great deal Sunday morning on Kiiji.

1994 Hydra-Sports Z-255 (15'4", 74" Beam)
1994 40HP Johnson
1994 Hydra-Sports (EZ) matched trailer
Foot Controlled Motor Guide Electric Trolling Motor
2 Fish Finders
Live Well
Boat Cover

Hoping to get it on the water this weekend.

ben306
07-30-2009, 02:33 PM
Nice,

Proper chuffed for you.

Hope you catch many fish with it :)

Clive
07-30-2009, 02:43 PM
Thats a perfect boat bro, I'm right jealous!

cbiegel
07-30-2009, 03:48 PM
You’re going to have a great time with your bass boat. I know I miss mine every time I go fishing.

KenReece
07-30-2009, 03:49 PM
Nice looking boat!! Welcome to the joy and pain of being a boat owner!!! :taunt:

szomo.ca
07-30-2009, 05:28 PM
nicely done ! hopefully they gave you a good deal ...

for a 94 she looks to be in great shape !


things to check and always watch for ! the older bass boats sometimes run wood ... mine actually has wood in spots aswell which is okay ... check for rotting , the wood is always treated and in most cases wrapped in fiberglass anyways ...

just watch for areas particularly where the motor is mounted .. thats usually the first and most important place to look and make sure shes tight and locked down well ....


so you dont end up looking like bob izumi on lake simcoe and drop one on a big wave !

i love bass boats personally , i would never buy anything else ! ENJOY !!



and yea , like ken mentioned ... with great pleasures comes great pains ... learn to understand your new baby and dont shy off of details ... make sure that motor is well taken care off , keep your batteries charged and your lines tight my friend !!


last but not least , my faaaaavvv thing about a bass boat ? is the trailoring system...

launching is easy ... when you go to pull out of the water do this ...

1. back the whole trailor in the water and wet all the pads this way...
2. pull the trailor out so the fenders and sticking out of the water enough you can still ride up the trailor.
3 ride up , the guides will set your boat perfectly straight
4. trim up a bit and ride her up the rest of the way till your latch bumps your trailor latch ( be careful not to fly up ) gently slowely and carefully ( dont worry the guides will keep your boat secure for sure )
5. latch up .. throw the safety on , trim up the rest of the way

and your done ...

when you get used to this , launching and pulling out will turn into a process that encompases no more then 5 mins combined ... and you'll have the people at the docks with their heads spinning at how easy you make it look ....

enjoy !

jwm
07-30-2009, 07:55 PM
Very nice buy! Also watch out for the solinoid on the foot pedal of those trolling motors, they can break easily and unexpectedly, leaving you without a trolling motor. It's happened to Szomo when I was on his boat early in the season and it happened when I was at springwood..

Maybe the rule should be don't fish with me or your trolling motor might break LOL :haha:

Master Basser
07-30-2009, 08:27 PM
Sweet buy, I wish you much success in that pretty lady, treat her well and she will treat you well...lol or somethin like that. Now swing buy the harbor front and lets go fish the islands!! LOL!! Congrats again.

MSBruno
07-31-2009, 10:35 AM
Most of the time, the boat will be sitting at Sparrow Lake. Sunday will be it's maiden voyage.

legacey
07-31-2009, 12:06 PM
That's a beauty rig....congratulations!

The setup and space looks awesome!

Good luck on Sunday!

Cheers

Master Basser
07-31-2009, 04:56 PM
Enjoy the weekend!! anchors away!

jwm
08-03-2009, 10:46 AM
Most of the time, the boat will be sitting at Sparrow Lake. Sunday will be it's maiden voyage.


That's cool, I've heard a lot about sparrow lake. In fact my boss has a cottage on the lake, he's probably there right now!

MSBruno
08-03-2009, 04:56 PM
Sparrow's on the Trent Severn, so i can go anywhere from Georgian Bay to Simcoe, but I'll spend most of my time learning in Sparrow and sister lake Couchiching. The diversity of the fishery there is quite amazing. Not the BEST lake, but a lake that will allow me to learn and hit a few tournaments. Also, the marina where my boat is is about 1hr15min from my house, so I can be fishing very quickly if I chose to. Plus I don't need to store my boat nor trailers at home.

My buddies have a cottage on Sparrow, so the convenience of being able to dock mid day and stay there and party or sleep over night is awesome. They also have a very $ Mastercraft X-star water skiing boat for mid-day fun.

We got the boat on the water yesterday and yesterday was more of trying to figure the boat out and make sure nothing was broken. I was a little worried because I got a great deal and there are a lot of toys on this boat, but I'm very happy to say that the boat is great, everything works and the boat is awesome. The boat is faster than I thought too. We also got in some fishing and picked up 2 small pike, 1 for me and 1 for my brother.

jwm
08-03-2009, 05:39 PM
It looks like a great boat for sure!

szomo.ca
08-28-2009, 03:40 PM
Very nice buy! Also watch out for the solinoid on the foot pedal of those trolling motors, they can break easily and unexpectedly, leaving you without a trolling motor. It's happened to Szomo when I was on his boat early in the season and it happened when I was at springwood..

Maybe the rule should be don't fish with me or your trolling motor might break LOL :haha:



ahahaha dude , honestly , just dont get a motorguide . It ended up being more then the solinoid. Apparently after cracking the head open on top . The cables were touching and heated to the point they melted and shorted out the whole thing. It was the first motoguide i had ever owned and the last as you noticed when we went out to the islands i run a minnkota now , ive never had one go on me ... and those new fortrexs are just awesome !

MSBruno
08-28-2009, 05:01 PM
Very nice buy! Also watch out for the solinoid on the foot pedal of those trolling motors, they can break easily and unexpectedly, leaving you without a trolling motor. It's happened to Szomo when I was on his boat early in the season and it happened when I was at springwood..

Maybe the rule should be don't fish with me or your trolling motor might break LOL :haha:



ahahaha dude , honestly , just dont get a motorguide . It ended up being more then the solinoid. Apparently after cracking the head open on top . The cables were touching and heated to the point they melted and shorted out the whole thing. It was the first motoguide i had ever owned and the last as you noticed when we went out to the islands i run a minnkota now , ive never had one go on me ... and those new fortrexs are just awesome !


Under the foot pedal, it gets extremely hot. Is there anything I can do?

szomo.ca
08-31-2009, 05:34 PM
I've never experienced the foot petal getting hot but as with all electronics and particularly motorguide what i have noticed is when somethings hot , theres potential for soemthing to break.

What happened with mine was the wires inside had touched and melted together. There may be something on the petal where the wires are heating up and touching ... another important thing to always make sure you have on your trolling motor is a 50 amp circuit breaker.

My Minnkota circuit breaker is a water proof manual reset breaker. This will protect you from electrical damages .. etc .. you have a motor guide i would recommend finding one and having it installed to be safe ... You have the motorguide with the metal pedal ?

Anyways , the connection of everything is simple . Just walk through your wiring , make sure you have a breaker. Dont be afraid to look over your wiring in the foot pedal to see if anything seems out of the ordinary , it may just be the way it performs ...

You should pretty much never have to crank your trolling motor up past 50 % if you do , and you dont have a circuit breaker could spell trouble ...