Smoke

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  1. I mounted Magnum Metalz rod trees with 3 rod holders on each on my gunwales and have not had any problems for 2 years now. I would say you wouldn't want someone to use them as leaning posts but they are rigid for what they are designed for. I have a R222 and the Magnum Metal trees have a very small footprint at the base (I believe 4" x 4" ). I did have to make some shims out of Starboard so that I could mount them more forward where the contour of the gunwales drop off a bit.
  2. Empty net I sent a PM.
  3. Boat tests are done with 1 guy and minimal equipment and fuel on board. I have a 250 on mine and with a crew and gear it does what the 200 performance test did. No replacement for displacement or in this case just raw HP! With a light fuel load and just my wife on board with no other gear trimmed perfect in calm seas it will run about 43. Add 3 fat fishermen, full tank of fuel, beer, ice, food and fishing gear and I guess you see where I'm going with this.
  4. Sure will I'll try to get them in a day or two
  5. I bought the boat as a new non-current in Florida last May and had it trailered to Wisconsin. I wanted a 250hp and the dealer was the only one that had one in stock with most of the options I wanted. I installed all the electronics, fishing gear and kicker myself. That video was taken on my way to Sturgeon Bay and the picture at the Dock is at the high class joint Door County (Waterfront Mary's).
  6. My motor is mechanical I have seen those electric motors I'm not sure I would like that and had a friend that had them and took them off as he had to have 2 more batteries to run the trolling motor. I like the kicker as it also keeps hours down on the big motor as well. I live across the Bay in Marinette. I fish Sturgeon Bay a couple of time a year. If you want to see a picture look in the Gallery in the members photos. Hope you enjoy your new boat.
  7. Hey Otis I own a 2015 R222 that I bought new last year. I set up for trolling for salmon so but I set everything up so it can be removed quickly and easily for when I want to just go for a ride. I have the Yami 250 and it would not troll slow enough so I put a 9.9 Honda kicker on it I love it so far I live in Wisconsin up by the UP boarder and do most of my fishing and cruising in Green Bay I love the boat so far.
  8. I will try another dealer. My local dealer is not very good and I did not buy the boat from them so they are reluctant to really provide any type of service.
  9. My local dealer quoted me $1400 for the backrests and I was gonna install them. I think I may try this instead. http://www.marineproducts.net/forward-seating-adjustable-backrest-pair/
  10. Has anybody bought and installed the optional bow backrests? If so, what was the cost and is it worth the additional cost. I do not have them but the wife is asking about them,
  11. Sorry to Hijack but I am also interested in installing a auto pilot on my R222 for trolling in Lake Michigan and would like to see what people are doing. I would like to stick with a Garmin as I have a Garmin 741xs and was told that you may loose a few of the options the Garmin offers if you use different brands of AP via the nema 2000. I run a kicker with a tie bar hook up so I have an added variable. Has anybody else tried this and what system did they go with.
  12. From the album Smoke On The Water

    Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin
  13. From the album Smoke On The Water

  14. From the album Smoke On The Water

    2015 R222 Rigged for Great Lakes Trout and Salmon trolling
  15. I made my own for the t-top using ideas from these guys. Not cheap but can custom make anything. http://www.boatoutfitters.com/marine-storage-systems.html