Wanted 28" Sportsman

sckaras
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Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby sckaras » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:06 am

Looking for our first Mainette
Would like a 28 SPortsman, going to utilize as a dive boat
Prefer twins but single ok
Rough ok willing to restore
Please contact stephen - stephen@sckaras.com if you have one or know of one

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Re: Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby MetalHead » Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:32 pm

Where are you located? Can you setup your profile?
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Re: Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby sckaras » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:55 pm

I am in MIchigan but willing to travel for the right boat

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Re: Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby jeboniface » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:06 pm

I have a 1982 Sportfisherman with twin Crusader V6 165HP. I added a transom gate and large swim platform. I also have a trailer. The boat is on Chautauqua lake in western NY.

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Re: Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby sckaras » Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:25 am

DO you have a picture? Is helm inside or above? would like to discuss feel free to call me 231-342-4686 or send you number and I can call

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Re: Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby jeboniface » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:50 am

Helm is on the flybridge. I can send more pics from my home computer tonight after work.

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Re: Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby jeboniface » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:03 am

Here's a pic I took this weekend.
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Re: Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby ddependo » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:59 am

Wow, I like that swim platform, transom & ladder. Nicely done.
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Re: Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby Tuggle » Wed Jul 19, 2017 8:04 am

Where did you get your swim platform, have considered that for a future project? What was involved in the transom gate? Both are great additions.
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Re: Wanted 28" Sportsman

Postby jeboniface » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:41 am

It has completely changed how we enjoy the boat. The kids and dog love it. I do most of my fishing off the platform. It is deep enough to use a folding chair.

The swim platform was made by Plasteak outside Akron,OH, https://www.plasteak.com. I sent them a cardboard template based off the original but lengthened. I then had a welder remove the old platform and install strut braces similar to the originals but extending lower down the transom.
The transom gate was relatively easy, once I was sure all the angles and edges would align. A 5/8 drill bit for the corners and a DeWalt 18V sawzall and a T square. I then closed off the gap with 1/2 in high density plastic sheeting, (similar to kitchen cutting board material). I'm not thrilled with the look of the plastic and was considering replacing it with aluminum. The railing and hardware were bought on line and a local shop bent it for me. I have some pics of the project and can post if anyone is interested.