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  1. How about the thermostat? Is it working properly? or at the right temps?
  2. I need help looking for a cure for this condition. Recently my engine idle started to go up to 1,700 - 1,800 rpm. Docking was a bear. Normal idle speed is 800 rpm. The power head was made by Yamaha back then. I took it my dealer and they replaced the IAC valve (idle air control valve ) with a third party after market part. Mercury stopped making it and the Yamaha part was over $400.00. The engine idle speed is now down to about 1,100 rpm. Much more manageable when trying to dock but would like to get it down even more. My dealer said that there is no idle adjustment on that engine because it’s Electronic Fuel Injected and idle is controlled by a computer. They will try to get in touch with the Mercury Tech’s to see how to remedy the problem but I haven’t heard back from them yet. I’m sure that there are other Mercury 115 Four stroke EFI engines that have had this problem so I’m throwing this out there to see if anyone has had this problem and how they handled it.
  3. As of Wednesday the fleas were still pretty heavy. Will stay that way until the water starts to cool in a few weeks. I use 20lb Cortland Flea Flicker and the lines are clean until you get to the leader swivel. Flea attachments on the downrigger cables are hit and miss depending on the areas you troll through. A lot of guys complain about using Flea Flicker line. From my experience it works better than any other flea line out there hands down. I just overlay about 120'-130' on my reels while the fleas are active.
  4. I was on Cayuga yesterday. Fished in and around the Aurora area. The algae bloom is in all it's glory 😲. Signage at Long Point State Park warning of the algae bloom.
  5. Roger 👍 Thought I take a wild stab that you may one of my war buddies
  6. greenhornet73 hornet73. Does 20th SOS mean anything to you? Just wondering.
  7. I was out yesterday and there is plenty of water to float my boat. Maybe if you get rid of some of the fishing equipment your boat won't draft so deep.
  8. It looks like you are going to be over extended to lift that engine up. May be a hernia waiting to happen. Also you will need to support the kicker with some extra straps while trailering to get the bounce out of it. Those aux-motor brackets will not take the road shock. I went down that road years ago and ended up getting a power lift similar to the Panther Model 45 Aux motor lift, sku: 550045. They are expensive but well worth the investment.
  9. I'm running with Lenco electric trim tabs. Installed in 2007. Haven't had any problems.
  10. If you have the room have both batteries on the opposite side of the kicker. It will help but trim tabs will be better yet . Load changes in people, coolers, etc are going to change and tabs can compensate for that.
  11. Don't fool yourself. Those fish are vary much active at different times of the day. Run both spoons and flies until you see what they are interested in. That will vary as the day moves on. Also don't be afraid to drop down deeper. Another 10', 20', 30' will make a big difference.
  12. Everyone has their favorites. My recommendation would be the Big Jon Captains pack. They have a small footprint and vary easy to repair yourself (which will be seldom if at all). Some say that they are to slow to retrieve but I don't have a problem with the up speed and I often fish 100'-120' of cable out with 12 lb balls.
  13. Roger on still in business. Talked to Dave a couple weeks ago and he said that he'll be at the Watkins Glen show March 26th..
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