Good Ole Boys Bass Club
Central New York
NY STATE BASS FEDERATION
CATCH - RELEASE
& CONSERVATION BOAT
our club assisted in restoring a catch and release boat that was formally owned by
Stripping the boat down
Richard (back to camera) and Barb Elliot, Salt City Bass
Gas Tank, Battery Box, needs a little bit of work
Good news was there no Alabama Hornets in the nest. (guess they couldn't stand the cold)
Plywood decking off
800 Gal. tank needs to be removed
On the back of each outer pontoon is a large bilge pump which can fill up the tank quickly.
Inside is two other pumps that can aerate the water, along with supplemental oxygen that can be added as needed.
On the bottom of the tanks are 4 doors to allow the release of the fish at the end of the tournament into deeper water.
Down to bare bones
waiting to go to a local marine dealer for new steering cable
Mike Cusano (NYS Bass Federation President & Salt City Bass Member;
Paul Hudson, Good Ole Boys Bass Club, Secretary
Cutting out new decking material
Dave, Connell, Tom and Dick
Members of the Good Ole Boys painting the floor decking
Mike Cusano proves he is as proficient with a screw gun as he is with a fishing rod
New decking back on the boat and fastened down
Pat Grady, Salt City Bassmaster President & Mike Cusano
Rewiring the boat, which incidentally had a few chew marks on it from it's time it spent down south with B.A.S.S.
Now where did that wire go?
Boat in the water and ready to go!
Trolling motor on the front so that the boat may also be used for Salt City Bass water chestnut weed pull
Boat will serve a dual purpose!
Catch and Release of fish from a tournament, along with helping of the eradication of the water chestnut.
There by serving not only the fishing community but also the boating community and water property owners.
Our club feels honored to have helped out on this project!
PS: A special thank you goes out to Craig Terpening of
Terpening Trucking who allowed the storage of the conservation boat while it was being retro fitted! Thanks Craig.