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Blue Heron

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    Fairfield Glade, Tenn
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    Dartmoor Marina
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  1. you can buy the wrap on amazon . Assuming you don't want to get fancy you can do it yourself, there are videos out there. I camo wrapped a duck boat a couple of years ago - it doesn't take a rocket scientist to do it but a second set of hands helps a lot especially on a bigger boat The wrap on the duck boat has stood up well
  2. Glue a piece of a rubber dish mat to both sides of clamp - will protect the boat and keep and vibrations from loosening the clamp
  3. DownEast Rod Holders- either the S10 or S30 - used them for a lot of years on my 14' aluminum boat - great clamps, lots of adjustments, very strong
  4. I have the same boat (a couple years newer w/ a 60 hp 4st merc) and have a 6hp tohatsu 4 stroke (sail-pro model from onlineoutboards.com) mounted directly on the transom . They are connected with a simple quick connect rod on the front - It works great and does not drag in the water when running with it raised on the bracket. The eye on the back of the boat is not an issue. I previously had a 16' lund that was very similar and had an 8hp tohatsu on it - the 8hp was a little smoother at trolling speed since it was 2 cylinder and it had elec start Either will work with out any fancy stuff needed on the transom and neither seemed to create any issue due to their weight I used a control-king speed controller on both
  5. Have you tried using a bungie cord to help hold the wheel straight??
  6. If you are going all the way across the stern with a raised track make sure it is high enough that your OB doesn't hit it when tilted
  7. On my crestliner sabre with a main OB and kicker on an SST transom I mounted the 3rd rigger directly in front of the main OB with a 5ft boom that reached out over the OB. Ran this setup for years and never had any sort of issue. You will need a weight retriever on that rigger but with that inclusion it was simple to set and retrieve by turning the rigger 45 degrees away from this kicker during the rigging process and then turning it straight out the stern while running it. I generally ran it as my deep rigger with my corner riggers at a 45 degree angle away from the boat, this set up easily support at typical 'V' downrigger set. I was also an aesthetically pleasing set up . IMO 2 riggers on one side increases your changes of cable tangles and complicates the set up of your diver and 'junk' rods. Don't over think it, it appears the back of your boat is similar to the way mine was and a 3rd rigger install looks pretty easy (you might need a 6" pedestal since your OB looks a little higher than mine) Sorry I don't have any pictures handy
  8. I have Costas(glass lens), Oakleys, Onos and the Costas are by far the finest of the bunch. I also agree with Vince that Blue Mirror is the way to go
  9. with pretty much any 4 stroke OB you will need to go to an 8hp to get a 2 cylinder engine - if you opt for a 5 or 6 hp you will get a single cyl - it will run much 'rougher' - the difference is very noticable. I started with a6hp tohatsu on my 16' lund and after a year upgraded to an 8hp - major difference - also it is much easier to get Elec start when you move up to 8hp
  10. I dont believe it hurt the paint - I think that the amount of damage you can do is directly related to how much pressure you apply with the drill
  11. They make an eraser wheel you can use in a drill that removes them very cleanly, When I camo painted my old mirrocraft the heat gun didnt work worth a crap but the eraser wheel took them right off. I got mine at the auto finish store just off ridge road over by the gorge (cant remember the name of it)
  12. Back in the late 80s Gold Star made triangular shaped 'flashers' that went between your cable and weight - we then ran pinch pad releases off the back of the flashers - they definately worked
  13. Frogger I ran an 8hp tohatsu 4stk with elec start as a kicker on my lund and it always ran great - had a controllKing on it . I would definately recomend Online OBs - I bought 3 different motors from them and they were great to deal with
  14. you may want to look at onlineoutboards.com - they usually are as cheap or cheaper than any sale, ship for free(have motor in 3 - 5 days) and you pay no tax
  15. Guys Anybody know the correct gear lube for a 2013 60hp merc 4stk - the manual doeasnt say and I cant find much out there - I found 1 spot of merc site that says use premium gear lube (80-90w) for OBs below 75hp Thoughts?? Thanks ted
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