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  1. If you're blade is serrated like mine I would recommend the Work Sharp system. Seems to "work" for me.
  2. My vote goes to Frogg Toggs also. You won't be dissapointed.
  3. I sent my motor box back to Raymarine and they repaired it for $75.00.
  4. 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.
  5. I'm going to be selling my Raymarine SPX-5 Autopilot. It has been factory refurbished. Interested?
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. Do you have a link to the controller you bought on eBay?
  9. Neither Pine Grove or Mexico Point are open to launch trailered boats. Closest open ramp is Wright's Landing.
  10. Fished today and caught a decent steelhead with 30 Alewifes in its stomach. What a greedy fish!
  11. 53 degrees, minimal debris that I encountered.
  12. 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.
  13. Replace ignition switch and check the solenoid by jumping it when you turn the key.
  14. I would like one. Please PM me so we can finish this transaction. Thank you. Lou
  15. As of yesterday Pine Grove is still open, but bring some TALL boots to launch.
  16. 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.
  17. Just a tip to help you get the coated Cummings net onto the hoop. Spray the hoop with food grade silicone first. The net will go on much easier.
  18. Fished out of Oswego today. Went 5 for 9...all over 7 pounds. Smithwicks in firetiger and perch. Mooselook wobblers and a few other assorted sticks. All off planer boards. Green water east of the river, surface temp 45 degrees. Only 5 trailers in the parking lot at Wright's Landing. Fantastic start to the 2017 season for us!
  19. I'd second the vote for Oneida Lake to fish for walleye. Tony Buffa runs a charter based from the south shore if you want to hire a guide for the second day.
  20. How about we get back to your point Dr W. So far I'm not seeing any volunteers for the Coast Guard Auxiliary. I'm interested in hearing more. Could you PM me...maybe I can help. I fish out of Mexico Point 2 or so days a week. I can't believe your request got so far off topic and not one volunteer!
  21. You can find the 4' booms on eBay from time to time, however they don't sell cheap.
  22. I spent almost 4 days stripping old wallpaper and hanging new stuff to replace paper I hung about 12 years ago. Boy was that fun (NOT). I just keep thinking how fast May is coming.
  23. New in box SPX - 5 Raymarine pilot just listed on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/201792605193?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT If you have the dough!
  24. I have numerous J Plugs...$1 each. Willing to ship at cost.
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