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J.D.

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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. Over the counter "Bonine" IS Meclizine.....
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Hodges Marine has new Uniden fixed mount DSC radios for around $90
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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. .
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Monster Tackle, Angler's Avenue, Lake Michigan Angler, and Frank's Great Outdoors have all treated me well with online purchases. Good customer service from all of them.
  18. Out of Braddocks 9-11-2017 Made a quick run out of Bradocks Monday morning with a newbee, lots of bait in the 60-120 range right out in front of the bay. Temp. down 70 ft. was around 60 degrees. I know the kings can be out of temp. this time of year, so I saw no need to head deep without taking a look inside. We hit a small brown on a 4.5 watermellon Apex, and 2 kings, 19 and 26 lbs, both on a chrome Pro Troll paddle with a aqua fly 70 over 90. All in all, a decent morning for 2.5 hours of fishing. Newbee Eric with 26 lb. king
  19. We caught a stubby little brown last year.... nick named him Leroy...
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