Jump to content

J.D.

Members
  • Posts

    760
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by J.D.

  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..

    20210723_082023.thumb.jpg.ff09f77f4a1227ea0f188c74f8f4f3e6.jpg 

     

    20210902_143220.thumb.jpg.d688d477d441d1c169eb95c5a0c33ca8.jpg

     

    20210902_143336.thumb.jpg.b256d06be33829ccbe3aa3c9fc3a56c2.jpg

     

    20210902_143236.thumb.jpg.b2886e16931c5a49ead69a825a328c7e.jpg

  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.

  4. Best I have found:

    More effective at repelling biting flies than DEET, Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent Spray with 20 Percent Picaridin is great for applying to skin as well clothing, outdoor gear, and more. Safe to use on the whole family, Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent Spray offers effective protection against common disease carrying nuisances like mosquitoes and ticks. Additionally, Picaridin is effective at repelling biting flies, stable flies, black flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies. This long-lasting topical spray with 20 percent Picaridin is effective for up to 12 hours against mosquitoes and ticks, and for up to 8 hours against biting flies, gnats, chiggers, and sand flies. The non-greasy spray has a pleasant low odor that evaporates when dry, and it won't damage plastics of synthetic coatings. Sawyer Premium Insect Repellent Spray is safe for use on clothing, backpacks, synthetic fabrics, watches, sunglasses, and more.

     

    https://www.ebay.com/p/1766235984?iid=112318090397

  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 ..

    • Like 1
  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...

     

    IMG_0973.thumb.jpg.08465393af9e81c791bcacd3dfc4f495.jpg

    IMG_0973bb.thumb.jpg.cd9c0008b42b49517b52249ce209fcdd.jpg

     

    • Like 1
×
×
  • Create New...