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    Cheap Chineese Kicker

    Online Outboards has 2018 Tohatsu 5 HP MFS5CS Outboard Motors for $1350. No tax, free shipping.....
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    What fish finder do I buy?

    Decide on you price range, then get the most "pixels and power" you can afford. Duel frequency is a great feature, the other special features are up to you. Most manufacturers offer the operator manuals free online in PDF format. Download the manuals and check for ease of use. Some units make you go through a ton of menu options to make a simple adjustment. I chose a Furuno 625 unit 6 years ago because it has dials and knobs rather than a ton of buttons, and their bullet proof reputation. Take a trip to Bass Pro or Cabela's and look at the units for yourself. Play with the functions and find which unit will work best for YOU in your price range.
  3. I was out a week ago Monday. Going out, no problem, stayed on my saved gps plot from last fall. Coming back in, my 17 foot tin boat with the top and side curtains up got hit with a gust of wind from the North East, and pushed me off course to the West. Before I could correct, I slid into the mid channel debris and hit the steel that's just below the water... ( it had a buoy marking it last fall) Ended up with a 14ft. gouge along the bottom of the hull, a sheared off rivet, and a snapped off Airmar P66 transducer. I've made repairs and am good to go, but may run out of the Genny until they dig the debris out.... not worth risk with a light boat.
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    Best Stick Bait Boxes

    Been using RM Lure box for the past couple of years... great for keeping the "go to" baits organized
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    Older Lund w rotten flooring

    tmcaul, On the back of the boat, usually on the upper right hand side, you will find a series of numbers stamped on the transom. In most cases, the last 2 numbers are the year the boat was manufactured. As far as replacing the floor, time consuming, but not a hard job. Best advise is try to save the old pieces and use them as templates to cut the new floor.
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    Yakima Flashers

    I use the Hot Spot version of these, usually running an Apex 4-5 ft. behind. Adds a bit of flash, but not as aggressive as a normal flasher
  7. Trax-tec sell a base plate that you can use to mount accessories. I used them to mount my older rod holders for my tracks. https://www.traxstech.com/product-p/a-600-6.htm
  8. After seeing this thread, I made a Shelton Fish Descender out of a coat hanger and a 1lb. snap weight. Looks like it will work just fine, and can't beat the price...
  9. Square tail, brown, V shaped tail, Atlantic.
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    My Old Boat

    My Old Boat Having a bit of time to myself today in this cold weather, I thought I would share the latest project on my old boat. 1996 Starcraft 17 footer. 20 year old nasty, smelly, worn out carpet. Time to rip it out ! Pulled the center floor section out completely to get a look at the fuel tank and under floor structure. Starting to lay in the new heavy non skid vinyl from Great lakes Skipper. The only seam is under the front seat pedestal bases. The center section was wrapped separately and Installed. No seams on the sidewalls, one piece up to the rod lockers. Very happy with the finished product.
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    Sea sick

    Over the counter "Bonine" IS Meclizine.....
  12. Starret Surface Plate cleaner. Some of my grinders at work are cream colored and get covered with grinding dust, graphite and coolant. Surface plate cleaner is the only thing that cleans them up. I use it on all my light colored surface to remove the gunk.
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    Sea sick

    X2 Bonine
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    Sea nymph help

    Here's a link to my floor project last year.... https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/topic/62636-my-old-boat/?tab=comments#comment-461346
  15. I jump between the big boards and inlines with the Sam's pro release, and a red OR- 16 release with the pin in the middle, off the back of the board. Anglers Avenue has a video on how to rig the Sam's. I hated inlines until I switched out to this rigging. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eIdZWT1-CA
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    I get mine from the West Coast. Their stock is depleted, but they will email you when they get new product. Link below. Jim S. http://www.outdoorproshop.com/VK-Veivi-Salmon-2-Flashers-p/vkveivi-salmon2.htm
  17. Hodges Marine has new Uniden fixed mount DSC radios for around $90
  18. Thank You for the heads up..... I checked the website and both my marine extinguishers were in the recall. 2 new replacements are on their way to me, free of charge.
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    Carbon in my Merc!

    I have an older 2 stroke Merc, and have been using Sea Foam in my fuel for the last 4 years. It has made a world of difference in performance. I troll the big lake all season and have no more carbon problems. There is a "de-carb" process you can do to clear the existing carbon using Sea Foam. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXcfsmuruc0
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    Just saw your post Friday afternoon. Plenty of water at Braddocks for smaller boats. Launched my 17 ft. aluminum this morning, marina on E.Manitou Rd., watched a 16ft boat launch out of the West side marina. 3-5 ft. of water most places. No problem with lake access, stay in the marked channel. Good Luck. .
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    Updating my electronics

    Once you hit that price level, you will have a ton of options. Check out Furuno.... commercial quality at a reasonable price. My sounder is Furuno and I couldn't be happier with it. https://www.hodgesmarine.com/Furuno-Gp1870f-7-Color-Gps-Chartplotter-Fishfind-p/furgp1870f.htm
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    Missing Fisherman Found Dead

    I have used this information to better prepare my boat. It talks about small, ocean going boats, but pertains to the Great lakes as well. I closed off through hull fittings, increased pumping capacity and battery isolation circuits to keep afloat in an emergency situation. http://www.docksidereports.com/small_boat_safety_at_sea.htm
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    Fish id

    big one is atlantic
  24. We've been out with John twice, and attended one of his seminars years ago at Bass Pro. I picked up a lot of info each time.. A real nice guy. J.D. and Capt. John