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  1. This may help in your wire selection. Running from a fuse panel will work. The length of the wire run will also enter into the equation so if you have long runs from the power source (fuse panel, battery etc.) check to see what is recommended but you don't have to be direct to a battery. Amperage Capacities for Standard Non-Metallic (NM) Cable 14-gauge wire 15 amps 12-gauge wire 20 amps 10-gauge wire 30 amps 8-gauge wire 40 amps 6-gauge wire 55 amps 4-gauge wire 70 amps 3-gauge wire 85 amps 2-gauge wire 95 amps Big Jon downrigger wiring basics https://www.bigjon.com/the-reel/downrigger-wiring-basics-/
  2. Gee, a little snow doesn't stop Chowder from fishing .
  3. Basically the only difference from model to model is the mounting bracket that holds the servo to control the throttle. Pretty simple at the engine end of the system. You just need to align the servo so it can pull the throttle.
  4. All good advice. Many options to think about. My ONE cents is to hook the autopilot to the main and connect kicker with a ( Panther quick disconnect) connecting rod. The autopilot can be used for both trolling and cruising. If your electronics are compatible with your autopilot then you also have the ability to chart courses and navigate (cruising or trolling) with your GPS chart plotter waypoints. Connecting to your main is the best of both worlds. I installed a Raymarine unit this summer and it cost me about $2K by the time I was done and that included all the fittings and lines which included upgrading the main lines from the helm to the main engine. Connecting rod link: https://www.discountmarinesupplies.com/Auxiliary_Motor_Steering-Panther_Auxiliary_Motor_Steering_Kit_.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiAmsrxBRDaARIsANyiD1pdjBBbufGAocPwbDRf_jnzknL0zvDTNtOcJi3jsf5niSqZX0sT784aArBDEALw_wcB Edit: I failed to mention that I installed a EV-150. Got it for $1,692.86 delivered to my door. I changed the main hydraulic lines on recommendation by Raymarine Tech because I have a BayStar helm.
  5. Ditto everything that Frogger said. Especially "Hank ( L&M) on here is a great resource as well for install needs."
  6. Is this what you are looking for? https://www.ebay.com/itm/NBK-6-Ladderback-Die-Cut-6-PACK-Holographic-Fishing-Lure-Tape-/252658219157
  7. Run a normal amount of lead core off a rigger and you can run it at whatever depth you want.
  8. What happens when you yell........."Fish on!!"
  9. These are some of my favorites. Winter fishing in February. Cayuga Lake off Taughannock falls State Park
  10. so does that mean that a fishfinder/sonar should be left at home also?
  11. It may be better to go with the bag route and leave the engine alone. A pair of small (18") bags like those in the link below should slow you down to trolling speed. I use 24"s on my 19' because I wanted to run my kicker at a higher RPM for better thrust/control in the wind. https://www.amazon.com/Danielson-24in-Drift-Sock-Anchor/dp/B006L10Z2A/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=Danielson%2BDrift%2BSock%2BAnchor&qid=1570803638&s=sporting-goods&sr=1-4&th=1&psc=1
  12. I don't want to get into the Chevy vs Ford Vs Dodge argument. Just adding my suggestion of another brand to look at. I have been using BigJon's since 1991 and am still using the original two I bought back then. Added two more to the set when I bought a new boat in 2002. They are not the fastest retrieve rate out there but these units are dependable, Affordable and easily user repairable if needed. I seldom fish deeper than 120' but often am down in the 80' to 110' with 12lb sharks. They have units with heavier motors if you want to use heavier weights for deeper depths. Good luck with whatever riggers you get.
  13. Excellent. Anyone that has a slightest interest in getting into this style fishing should be able to setup in short order. Thanks for taking the time to do this. You are a great representative of New York's Finger Lakes.
  14. The only difference in the engine kits is the mounting bracket for the servo. Nessan/Tohatsu make the Mercury smaller outboard engines. That is why the same kit number is used on several different engines.Take a look at the picture for the TM214HWKIT kit and see if that looks the same as your engine. What the mounting bracket does is hold the servo inline with the throttle linkage so the servo arm can pull the throttle to increase/decrease speed. https://96bda424cfcc34d9dd1a-0a7f10f87519dba22d2dbc6233a731e5.ssl.cf2.rackcdn.com/trollmasters/installation-guides/TM214D_v1_pdf.pdf
  15. Have you looked here: https://trollmasters.com/pages/application-guide-copy I've had the Trollmaster for 10 years on a Mercury 9.9hp kicker. Nothing fancy but vary reliable and IMO perfect for trolling.
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