drlfc

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About drlfc

  • Birthday 03/25/1960

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Taberg, NY
  • Interests
    Fishing, fishing and did I mention fishing?
  • Home Port
    Mexico Bay
  • Boat Name
    Horsin' Around
  1. I have a complete autopilot system for sale and will come with following components: 1 - Sportpilot X5-R Factory refurbished helm drive unit with 1 brass steering wheel mount, 1 woodruff key, 1 tapered key, and 1 steering wheel nut. 1 - SPX5 Course Computer 1 - Flux Gate Compass 1 - ST 6002 Control Head 1 - Rudder Reference Sensor 1 - S100 Wireless Remote 1 - Set of instruction and installation manuals. I am the original owner of the autopilot and now this drive unit is impossible to find alone or as a complete system! Do not hesitate if you've been wanting an autopilot on that smaller, cable or hydraulic steered boat. $1800 plus freight or pickup in Rome, NY. I have to complete the uninstall so it may be a week or two before I ship. PayPal payment is acceptable. The Raymarine SPX-5R pilot is a helm mounted autopilot designed for use on small sport and fishing boats typically up to 9.2 m (30 ft) in length. Suitable for use with fixed and tilt helms, the pilot consists of a drive unit that fits over your existing steering wheel shaft, a course computer with a rate gyro for precise course keeping and control head with large LCD information display. Rudder reference sensor and wireless remote were options that did not come as part of the original system.The best applications are for mechanical steered boats – up to 4,400 lbs (2,000 kg) or hydraulically steered boats – up to 7,000 lbs (3,181 kg). Simple Operation Operation couldn't be simpler… steer onto your desired course, press the AUTO button and let go of the wheel! It really is that simple once calibration procedure has been completed. It was used on my 26' Penn Yan hydraulically steered boat and worked great. In real wavy conditions the pilot did need some human assistance to keep it's course. To disengage the pilot and regain manual control, grab hold of the wheel and press the STANDBY button, you now have control. When part of a SeaTalk navigation system, the Raymarine SPX-5 pilot can track to single waypoints or follow a route consisting of multiple waypoints. NEMA 0183 compatible. Features Install the drive unit directly on to your existing steering wheel (tapered steering shaft behind the wheel) Smart Rudder SenseTM (SRS) enabled - Rudder Reference Transducer not required however, rudder reference transducer is included in this package to sense rudder angle in auto and standby modes Easy to install and simple to calibrate thanks to the intelligent Autolearn software that automatically learns your boat's handling characteristics Rate gyro built into the course computer ensures precise course keeping Ideal for trolling speed applications
  2. My 26' Penn Yan is hydraulic steering and it works great! Here are the details: Comes with following: 1 - Sportpilot X5-R Factory refurbished wheel drive unit with 1 brass steering wheel mount, 1 woodruff key, 1 tapered key, and 1 steering wheel nut. 1 - SPX5 Course Computer 1 - Flux Gate Compass 1 - ST 6002 Control Head 1 - Rudder Reference Sensor 1 - Set of instruction and installation manuals. You will need to provide your own mounting screws. This drive unit has been discontinued and is impossible to find alone or as a complete system! Do not hesitate if you've been wanting an autopilot on that smaller, cable or hydraulic steered boat. This complete system is hard to find. $1800 plus freight or pickup in Rome, NY. I have to complete the uninstall so it may be a week or two before I ship.
  3. I'm going to be selling my Raymarine SPX-5 Autopilot. It has been factory refurbished. Interested?
  4. Out of Oswego 8/26/17 We launched from Wright's just before dawn on the "Down Time" 19' center console. Ran to 250 fow and set up with a bunch of other boats. Screen was blank all the way to 375 fow. Made a turn SE and headed toward the plant. Managed a 12# Coho off a dipsey back 300'. Beautiful fish! In 250 fow we took a small king from the same dipsey. After a long dry spell we kept trolling into 135 fow and had a mature King on a Sutton 88 down 130'. Finally, the 600 copper took off with a Stinger UV chicken wing as I flippped the reel clutch forward to engage the drag...awesome fight. Landed a 23 pounder. Last fish was a beautiful 14# Coho on a Wonder Bread magnum J plug down near the bottom over 137 fow. Finished the day with 5 fish. Hardly marked any fish or bait all day but we sure felt a few. Great day to be on the lake. Good luck to all for the rest of the season. Lou
  5. I love Fairhaven. Nice, quaint village with a friendly atmosphere. Thanks to the owner of Fair Point Marina for answering my questions during my visit there last weekend.
  6. Do you have a link to the controller you bought on eBay?
  7. Neither Pine Grove or Mexico Point are open to launch trailered boats. Closest open ramp is Wright's Landing.
  8. Fished today and caught a decent steelhead with 30 Alewifes in its stomach. What a greedy fish!
  9. 53 degrees, minimal debris that I encountered.
  10. Mexico Bay Today Very few boats in the bay today. Waves were 2-4 ft from the N-NE. Tough to troll the shoreline in the trough. Went 3 for 5 today...all Browns. No size to speak of. Caught all of them in 18-20 fow. NK 28s off 2 color lead core did most of the little damage there was to do.
  11. Replace ignition switch and check the solenoid by jumping it when you turn the key.
  12. I would like one. Please PM me so we can finish this transaction. Thank you. Lou
  13. Are these still available?
  14. As of yesterday Pine Grove is still open, but bring some TALL boots to launch.
  15. Launched out of Stoney Creek yesterday at 6AM. Turned left past the last channel marker. Trolled around Drowned Island. Nothing. Went north toward Stoney Point. Managed 5 Browns in the 7 -9 pound range, a 7 pound walleye, a whitefish and a Laker that was a solid 10 pounds. Turned around at Stoney Point Light. Overall a good day. Most fish came in 17-22 fow. Evil eyes did most of the damage. Good luck to all this weekend. Stoney Creek is super high now...wear waterproof boots to launch. No issues getting out to the lake from this boat launch.