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  1. What happens when you yell........."Fish on!!"
  2. These are some of my favorites. Winter fishing in February. Cayuga Lake off Taughannock falls State Park
  3. so does that mean that a fishfinder/sonar should be left at home also?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. I have had both types of tabs. The smart tabs work good as are advertised but you will not be able to control varying side to side load shifts such as people or coolers and sea conditions. I took off the smart tabs and installed the Lenco electric tabs and that takes care all load and sea conditions while on the fly.
  10. China?[emoji849] Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. This Raymarine SmartPilot X5r Sport is fully functional and has all hardware, fittings and manuals. The drive unit for the helm is getting vary stiff and makes the steering wheel hard to turn in StandBy (manual) mode. Works fine in Auto mode. It was fully functional as of last Saturday (8/24/19) and I pulled it out of my boat to be replaced with a different autopilot. Raymarine will not service these units any longer so it can be used as a project to see if you can adjust the clutches and release spring in the sport drive unit or it can be used for parts. The pictures of the control head display were taken 8/24/2019 showing Standby and Auto mode and I removed the autopilot on Sunday 8/25/19 These parts on Ebay for example: ST6002 Control Head $325.00 used X5 Course Computer $ 285.00 used Fluxgate Compass $ 145.00 used SportDrive unit $ ?? $300.00 or reasonable offer. PM me if you prefer. Can be picked up in Binghamton area.
  12. My Raymarine Sportpilot x5 drive head crapped out. Raymarine said they will not repair them any longer. I have BayStar steering and was thinking of using the Raymarine Ev-100 Power Evolution Autopilot as a replacement . My BayStar system has the stiff hoses so is there a problem using the hoses that the unit came with or is it necessary to change the hoses? Also were would I get the additional hoses needed that would go to the pump from the helm?
  13. The King AP2000 is a helm mounted unit and will work with either manual or hydraulic steering. If you need parts, manuals or service you can get them at: http://www.kingmarineelectronics.com/
  14. .....hand grenade fishing??
  15. A little more serious post from the one I made above on Sunday. For those that are serious about the lakes we fish in and the land we hunt on you might want to consider this. https://www.dec.ny.gov/permits/47452.html Five bucks isn't going to break anyone of us. This doesn't guarantee that anything will get cleaned up or reverse present lake conditions but that $5.00 may help.
  16. Thanks for the pics Stan. It is helpful to know where to place your balls.
  17. ...and don't forget all the fisher(people)men that piss in the lake while fishing
  18. ....from the NYS DEC website: "Lampricides and Treatments The most significant and effective form of control has been the treatment of streams and deltas with lampricides - TFM in tributaries and Bayluscide on deltas. The lampricides target the larval sea lamprey, killing them before they can transform into their parasitic adult form. Since the larval sea lamprey typically reside in streams or deltas for 4 years, lampricide treatments need only occur every 4 years in a specific water." This is from DEC's report of Lake Champlain but the treatment process is the same for the finger lakes. I think Cayuga was treated two years ago. Not sure. But anyway each treatment if done under good conditions will get the previous four years of eels. Once the adults go into the lake they will usually die within a year but that year each one can take out a few fish.
  19. It looks like the autopilot is a King AP2000. There is a service center in Florida that still repairs them if needed. http://www.kingmarineelectronics.com/
  20. X3 on Deans Cove. Another option is across the lake from Deans Cove on the east side is Long Point State Park. Nice park and with clean rest rooms and deep water a few paddle strokes from the launch site. If your going to use any of the state parks more than 12 time a year it would better to purchase a Empire Pass for $80.00. It gives you unlimited access to any New York State Park. You can get one on-line and info on all the benefits it has to offer.
  21. Common sense would tell you to hold the flare over the side of the boat and pointing away. It shouldn't take long to get some common sense if you don't. You'll only make that mistake once.
  22. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.........
  23. Snake Creek Marine in Montrose, PA. They do good service in rigging and engine repairs & tuning. I've been going to them for 30 years now and have been satisfied. That's way I keep going back. Family owned and operated. Three generations https://snakecreekmarineinc.com/site/
  24. If all else fails get some of Dave's spoons (R&R) and spray paint the cup metallic brass
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