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  1. 4 hours ago, wicked walleye said:

    I would think if they tend to run a bit shallower than a normal #1 dipsy (because they are the same size but the "drag/lure" is attacted to a higher point pulling down on the back of the slide diver) then I would want to go to subtract 1/2 a setting instead of add since subtracting 1/2 a setting would make it dive deeper.   

    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.




  2. 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.




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  3. On 4/10/2021 at 10:29 AM, line guy said:

    jd, whats the issue? Im looking for advice. If you dont have any than stfu.


    On 4/10/2021 at 10:47 AM, Fireredcannon said:

    The pictures don't show up on my end

    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.

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  4. 1 hour ago, Frogger said:

    The mustang inflates off water psi not adsorption. One of the reasons as to why I went with it. Read some reviews of some getting theirs wet and prematurely inflating.

    Mustangs work on hydro-static pressure. If you fish in nasty weather, they are well worth the expense.

  5. 26 minutes ago, troutman10 said:

    Can you just switch them back and forth from auto to manual? Also, how do they know to inflate if they get wet? Is there some sort of sensor?

    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.


  6. 17 hours ago, fjrider said:

    E Manitou.   The sea wall construction ends before the ramp.   The construction worker I queried said the ramp was not part of the project.   I walked the ramp in waders and testify that I could launch my 22’ Grady on it’s tandem axel trailer.   

    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.

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