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  1. Cockpit and leaning post. I believe a larger cooler would fit.
  2. Definitely a KISS boat. Nothing to snag lines. Simple cleanup at the end of the day.
  3. We went fishing yesterday with 3 guys and a 130 pound dog. The boat handled all of us casting and jigging easily. I thought it was going to be a fustercluck, but it was no big deal. The big fish was low-to-mid 30s, but covered in sores.
  4. I got a question about weight. The Jones Brothers website says the dry weight is 2000 lbs. The Yamaha performance bulletin says the wet weight is 3089 lbs. In a letter to Jon, Load Rite says the trailer weight is 1200 lbs.
  5. This is the last new picture I have. I don't think we caught many fish that day, but obviously the ladies like the boat.
  6. Here's another shot of the boat running. The dark area is just slime from sitting in the water (cleaned up now), not dark bottom paint. The boat is very responsive to engine trim. It runs level without using the tabs, but they help when the water gets choppy.
  7. I got a question about draft. The Jones Brothers website ( reports the draft as 12". I just called the owner, Jon, and he agrees with that number. Also, the boat does not squat when getting up on plane. You throttle up, the bow stays level, and you're on plane pretty much immediately. That makes the boat very nimble for chasing schools of breaking fish (which is pretty much the main type of fishing we do for a couple months every year in the Chesapeake Bay). But on the flats that characteristic would also obviously be a benefit.
  8. This picture is from last year when the boat was kept in a slip in Chesapeake Beach. Note the console cover and hose. Every single time I've been out on Jon's boat over the past 3 years he has flushed the engine, washed the boat, and covered what he can. He also keeps the hull waxed. In 2009 the boat was stored on the trailer and he had a full cover for it. In 2010 it was stored in the water and he covered the console. In 2011 it is/was stored on a rack indoors. Needless to say, it's very clean and the gelcoat is in way better shape than most boats this age.
  9. I looked for some pictures that I've taken and have a few. Sorry for the *terrible* quality of this one. It was taken with my phone camera on zoom while driving my own boat.
  10. I can't figure out how to edit the original post, so I'll put the change here: The engine hours are 621 (as of 10/11/2011), NOT 515.
  11. I'm posting this ad for a friend. I've fished on this boat ~40 times over the past few years so I can probably answer general questions, but please direct anything specific to the owner (contact information below). We're planning to purchase a new boat together when this one sells, so obviously I think he maintains his stuff and treats it right. ’04 Jones Brothers Cape Fisherman 2000LT Price: $21,000 Location: Deale, MD Year: 2004 Model: Cape Fisherman 2000 Light Tackle Edition Length: 20.5’ Beam: 8’ Weight: ~3000lbs Power: Yamaha F150 (515 hrs) Trailer: Loadrite tandem axle roller trailer (galvanized) Performance: 42mph at wide-open-throttle 4.5 miles per gallon at 3500rpms (~25mph) 4 miles per gallon at 4000rpms (~30mph) Yamaha performance bulletin: Features: Livewell (in front of console) Raw water wash down VHF Fishfinder (Raymarine DS500X) GPS (Garmin GPSmap 172C) Trim tabs (Lenco) Dual batteries Hydraulic steering (Teleflex SeaStar) Pop-up cleats and bow light Under-gunnel rod racks (3 rods on each side) Console rod holders (3 spinning/trolling, 1 fly) Leaning post rod holders (4) Bimini top (stainless steel, gray sunbrella fabric) Tackle storage drawers in console 57gal fuel capacity Full boat cover + console cover Includes spare prop (brand new OEM) Trailer has hydraulic disc brakes (4) Additional Information: This model was designed specifically for light tackle and fly fishing, but it also works perfectly well for trolling. It’s fuel efficient yet seaworthy. I’ve been extremely pleased with this boat but am upgrading to a 25 footer. Both the boat and trailer are clean and well-maintained, with everything in good working condition. The bimini top was installed in spring 2011. It collapses down and out of the way when not in use. The boat has been stored either on the trailer (covered) or in an enclosed boatel, except for one season in a slip. The bottom paint (light gray, ablative) is gradually wearing off. I’m including several pictures in this post (below). You can see dozens more at this link: I’m happy to answer questions. Thanks for looking. Jon Mitchell 917-940-5712 (cell)
  12. Thanks, Back Sound. I've had some interest, but it's still mine. Before the holidays I had the 100 hour service done. There are currently about 90 hours on the engine. I also took the trailer in to have the brakes and bearings gone through. The brakes are FULLY replaced and brand new. Even the tube to the master cylinder is new. I am going to replace the safety chains (they're rusty), the winch strap (it's fine, but 3 years in the sun probably has taken some sort of toll), and the lights/wiring (a side light is burned out, some connections are corroding). When this work is done, the trailer will essentially be BRAND NEW. I'm also going to take the vinyl name off the hull and compound it. Then I'll wash and wax. This weekend I'm going to put the full cover on for the winter. Here are some fresh pictures. Engine hours: 100 hour service: New brakes: More wiring: How the boat sits right now: