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  1. I stopped by West Point Marina at Braddock bay this afternoon, assuming all this wind would blow a ton of crap into the launch ramps. I was not disappointed as

    I watched a guy take his boat out for the season.....  not a happy camper. He was so mad, he drove away like that with no attempt to clean it off..








  2. I am by no means an inline board expert, I do know a cross wind or trolling parallel to the waves will cause the boat to "slide" sideways.  My boat sticks out of the water a lot more than that tiny board, and a cross wind will push the boat sideways much faster than the board, the line gets a bit slack and the board drops back. 

    The up wind board on the other side pulls like a rented mule as the boat "slides" away from the board.  The "slide" sideways can be considerable, and being out in open water, we don't even notice it happening.  

    Just my $.02 from an old guy..

  3. I ran a 2004 Merc 115 2 stroke years ago. The motor was a "2+2", meaning 2 cylinders shut down under 1800 RPM. It trolled like a dream. I am running a 1996 Merc 90hp. 2 stroke with oil injection I purchased new, and have been trolling with it since '96.  I use 93 octane fuel, add Sea Foam fuel additive, and use a good grade of 2 stroke oil.  I change out plugs every spring.   If you have a "2+2" motor, you're in great shape to troll with it.

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  5. Get rid of the "fish icons" and  read the sonar picture.  2or 3 fish icons close together may not be fish at all, but a bait ball. 

     There are plenty of vids  on You Tube to help with interpreting your fish finder.  I run my gain on manual and adjust as needed.   It takes a bit of time to get the picture dialed in ..

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  6. My neighbor who used to fish the big lake many years ago is moving and cleaning out the loft in his garage.  He came over with a small cardboard box and said; " I forgot I put this box in the loft about 30 years ago,... would you like to buy them cheap?'


    Needless to say, I did..... all white backs...





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