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Boat - 2007 Classic 200 Optimax, 26 Fury

I'm 57 and have been retired for 4 years.  Before retirement I managed office buildings, Data Centers, the home office campus, leased office space through out the State, warehouses, Mail operations, and large vehicle fleets through out the State of NY.   

While I live near Albany NY I have fished most of my life on southern Lake Champlain north/south of Fort Ticonderoga.  I have a camp across the lake from the Fort in Vermont at Buoy 39 Marina that serves as home base.  Many pros gas up there when they run south from Plattsburg for larger tournaments. 

I fish for fun mostly but in 2012 joined a local club Rutland B.A.S.S.  It's a relaxed club not based on money. I enjoyed my first year of competitive fishing coming 11th out of 25 active members.  Second year didn't do as well.  I can stay with or beat all other boats in the club at up until now.  Friend just picked up a 07 Puma with a 250 XS.  No one will be staying with him this year!

My 07 Classic is my first glass boat and 2nd bass boat.  This one really turns heads.  I love my Classic and I'm enjoying the BCB family.  This company is a rare breed in this day and age.   The advise and support received from other owners on this forum is worth its weight in gold.

Brian

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    conan1

    User Infostatus offline113 Points

    03/15/12

    Hey, Read your note about the ethanol laden fuel your using.  I live in KY and I have to drive to TN to get non ethanol gas which is actually on my way to work in Nashville so it works out for me.  Here is a link for non ethanol fuel places in NY if you happen to live close or may have access to.  http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=NY   I have a 2001 PIII with a 200HP Merc EFI and I quit using anything other than non ethanol fuel in it after replacing a fuel pump 2 yrs ago.  Anyway, Happy Fishing.

    Ed

    03/15/12

    Reply from schodackbassman:

    Thank you.  I usually fuel up in Vermont where my camp is because the price (tax rate) is so much lower.  $.20 as of last weekend which adds up when fueling boat and truck.  Vermont has a few places too (our marina, at least last year) but only in 93 oct which is expensive and unneeded.  Generally I haven't had a problem with Opti using ethanol fuel during the season.  But don't like it for the off season.  Looking forward to getting on the water.  If this weather keeps up will be the earliest start ever.  We have been up in the 60's low 70's for over a week!

    Take care and thanks again,
    Brian
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    bigt33

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    06/28/11

    Sorry it has taken so long to get back to you, I did not see the message. I have learned a lot in the past couple of months. The highest I would start at is a 1/4" above even on the plates and then go down from there. It seems most people with the Fury and our boats are running best at 1/4" below even on the plates. I still cannot get past 71.5 mph with two people, full tank and fishing equipment, but I am still working at it. I also have a little porpoising problem when the boat is loaded and gets over 70 mph. Let me know if yours does that when you try the Fury?
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    06/28/11

    Reply from schodackbassman:

    No problem and good timing.  Was just checking messages before I head up to the lake for the week.  Think I will try it at quarter  inch below level and adjust from there.  I run by myself most the time and empty live wells.  Thank you for the feed back and will let you know how I make out.

    Brian
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    Joe Compitello

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    04/28/11

    Brain,
    Hope you surived the winter and this ugly spring. Have you gotten your boat out yet,and have you been up north and if so how high is the water? I have not even unrapped the boat or put the tires on the trailer yet. Have you heard if the fish are bitting yet? Was wondering does any body rent camps at the bouy 39? Hope to be on the water in a few weeks have to work around wifes doctors app. hope to see you on the water. You can e-mail me at jcompitello@roadrunner.com
    Joe

    04/29/11

    Reply from schodackbassman:

    I just got back from opening camp.  What a mess.  I was supposed to go up next week meeitng a couple others but I canceled.  The lake is higher then I've seen it in my lifetime.  Good thing the marina
    building is on stilts.  Now I know why as the water is under almost the entire
    building.  The beginning of the boat docks is a 30 foot row in a row boat to
    reach the beginning.  I've never seen anything like it.

    The water yesterday was fishable with 2-3 ft maybe of visability but that was
    before today's rain.  I could see kind of clear water out in the middle and near
    NY shore.  I'm guessing it was clear water from Lake George.  Not sure what
    water will be like now after the rain today.  If you go, be very very careful.  Lot of debris in the
    water and areas that look like shore line really aren't and unless you know the
    shoreline, you could run into stuff you don't want to run into.  Around our
    marina what looks like normal shore line is actual over piers with steel spikes,
    rocks, signs, steel ibeam launches, etc.  Some buoys are only half vi sable.  The
    water is probably 3-4 above what I always considered high.  
    Hudson is a mess too.  I stopped by Cossayuna lake on my way home and that isn't
    to bad.  I might try there in a week or so.  

    I don't think anyone rents camps, not allowed in our lease (land is leased).  There is one for sale.  I got stuck in the mud this morning.  It will be a couple weeks before I can get in there if we get any more rain this week.  I haven't got the cover off my boat yet.  Guess I won't hurry.  Hope we can meet up this season.  Kevin (nivek on BCB) fishes our area too.  Hope to meet him also.

    Brian



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    bigt33

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    03/25/11

    Not a problem. I am getting so much help from everyone, so I hope I might be able to help someone myself. Let me know if you have any questions. Troy West
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    Joe Compitello

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    11/14/10

    Brian,
    Glad you enjoyed your experience  with All Waves.  if you are going to store your boat outside I  put dryer  sheets (fabric  softener) in the compartments and on the deck to try and help keep rodents out not perfect but does help.  at least I havn't had problems. Also what I do in the spring is try and take as much of the old gas out and put into my cars, and put fresh gas and additives  in . this just my preference
    Think Spring  Just a little tidbits I do.
    Joe
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