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  1. Just the opinion of an old guy, if your box doesn't include some of the original NK-28's your missing out.
  2. sid, Virtually all sonar manufacturers offer their user manuals online as PDF's. Check out the menu formats and ease of use. I selected a Furuno unit years ago because the settings are done with knobs and dials, I didn't have to push 10 buttons to access a feature. The 600 series are nice units.. https://www.hodgesmarine.com/furfcv628-furuno-fcv628-57-fishfinder-wrezboost.html
  3. Amish Outfitters has spectra line in various lengths.
  4. Dipsys have settings 1-2-3. Slide Divers have settings 1 thru 6. Look at the pic below. Dipsy on the left, S/D on the right. Set both weights to "0", hold them weight to weight as shown. With a marker, transfer the dipsy 1-2-3 settings to the S/D. The new marks on the S/D should match up approx. to 1 1/2, 2 1/2. and 3 1/2. You now have dipsy settings marked on the S/D. Use the Precision Trolling Guide Dipsy charts for the S/D with the new marks. Diver depth has many variables, but this gets me pretty close.
  5. I use the Dipsy charts with my Slide Divers. Add "1/2" to the SD setting. Example: Dipsy settings: 1,2,3. Set the Slide Divers at 1.5, 2.5, 3.5.
  6. Michigan Stinger Standard Spoon Gin and Tonic, regular and glow would be a close match
  7. As a follow up to my last post, I use shorter rods ( 7- 71/2 footers) on my 17 ft. boat, easier to store and handle. The short arm riggers allow a bit more room for the shorter diver rods. Pic of Starboard side set, 2 rigger rods stacked 10 ft. apart, the forward rod on the left is a wire diver. Everything clears nicely.
  8. We've been fishing 24" booms off the side forever, never had a problem... Scotty # 1099 Depthpower
  9. line guy, You posted a hyperlink with a few hundred characters. That's exactly what malware and spyware looks like when spammers hit this site. My post was meant as a word of caution to others, nothing more. Now that you have actual photos posted, you'll get advice. Most boat owners use 5200. 3M™ Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200 For over five decades, 3M™ Marine Adhesive Sealant 5200 has been a trusted, industry standard-setting sealant across a wide range of boat maintenance and repair jobs. This tough and flexible polyurethane polymer adhesive and sealant forms permanent, waterproof bonds to wood, gelcoat, fiberglass and more. Excellent for use below the waterline, it is especially effective on through-hull fittings, transoms, bilge areas and other applications where leakage is not an option. Above the waterline 5200 is excellent for interior panel bonding and sealing. It applies without mixing, fills gaps and delivers long working times for precise application and performance. It resists vibration, swelling, shock and shrinkage to maintain a solid, uniform bond and seal.
  10. Mustangs work on hydro-static pressure. If you fish in nasty weather, they are well worth the expense.
  11. Yes. I have the West Marine version made by Sterns. They came with a solid plastic bobbin to replace the auto inflate bobbin that dissolves when it gets wet. The bobbins just screw in. I switch them out at home before heading out in the rain. I also had one deploy in storage on the boat... almost peed myself when it blew.. Here's a pic of the auto inflate bobbin. You can see the green disc through the clear plastic indicating the the unit is in auto deploy. The green disc dissolves instantly when it gets wet releasing a spring loaded pin that punctures the Co2 cartridge inflating the PFD. Remove that assembly and replace with the manual yellow bobbin and you can swim in it, pulling the cord for manual deployment. Hope this helps.
  12. I installed a length of small chain on my board so i can change the tow position depending on speed and waves. I cut 2 small slots in the board, pushed a chain link in and secured with a galvanized finish nail from the top. The chain link with the twist tie on it was my last tow position.
  13. If you fish between Braddocks and Rochester, check this cam. The trees on the right side of the feed is the outlet of Round Pond. http://lakeontariocam.com/ Weather station at the end of the Coast Guard pier, Rochester. Real time data on wind speed and direction. https://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=rprn6
  14. All my electronics came from them. Top notch company.
  15. It looks to me like all the upstream lakes are above their average depth for March. Should be plenty water coming our way. Ontario is the only lake below average.
  16. X3....... 1.9 miles from my driveway to the ramp.
  17. It's not too thin, It's just different..... your custom pattern.... gotta think positive..
  18. Get a bag of frozen smelt from the supermarket. The largest King I ever caught (36 lbs.) was with a piece of bagged smelt stuffed into a Rhys Davis meat head.. Lakers will chomp the snot out of it.
  19. Getting off the trailer is one thing, getting over the sand bars into the lake in another....... good luck, please let us know how you make out.
  20. Something will have to happen in short order at Braddocks. There are a lot of boat owners who have paid thousands to both marinas for docks and lake access.
  21. Once I get deeper than 10ft. or so, I sometimes flat line a casting spoon like a Little Cleo or a Krokodile, or a Rapala countdown minnow. They will sink on their own a few feet without needing weights.
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