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  1. Love it. Great Lake for fishing. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  2. Launched out of Stony this morning. Got into 2-3’ers right away. Thought the trench would be less bumpy. When I got there I found it to be loaded ! ( with boats). Did a north troll with no action. When I tried a south troll, couldn’t keep anything close to a steady speed. Pulled the rods without a hit when the waves got to be too much to handle ( 3-5’?). Quite an adventure. Anybody else do anything out there ? Thanks- Rusty Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  3. Thanks Starcraft, good to know. What’s the general approach for catching the browns ? For some reason I’m thinking spoons where 60* water meets the bottom ? Thanks Rusty Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  4. Cool report. We fished 100-120 in front of Stony Creek. Kinda slow for us. Went 2/3 with a couple of skippies. One king on a spoon. One LT on meat. Guess we should have been deeper. There were 6 or so boats fishing 70-90 fow in front of Stony. Would they have been looking for browns? or are kings in that water ? Thanks- Rusty Rusty
  5. Was out this morning 8/16. Launched from Henderson, trolled south through the trench. Picked up one laker 90/110 on a SD/fly, and one skippy on a NBK. Nothing else until I got to the finger. Had a rip on the mag dipsy at 180. Took me to 350, fought for about 5 min then came unglued. It was a big fish, or a foul hook, because I couldn’t do anything with that one. Green pro troll and fly. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  6. I was out near the finger today. Two weeks ago everything I threw down got bit. Today I was 2 for 3. One laker, one skippy, one ? White SD with greenish fly, and a black alewife spoon. Good luck ! and let me know if you have any luck- Rusty Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  7. Morgias ? Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  8. I don’t have that setup on this boat. I did have that setup on the 2006 model I had. I used it for jigging in the finger lakes. I’m sure those two big batteries helped keep the bow down. Thanks- Rusty
  9. I wish the nomenclature was similar to the type used with Stinger spoons. Each one would be individual. Would be much easier to select them from the pegs if they were labeled “ stud fly” or “hammer fly”. Perhaps there’s a formula to the naming system, but I haven’t been able to decipher it. Still a great product ! Rusty Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  10. Thanks ski-dooz. What’s a 4/2 shutdown ? Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  11. Male plug for an electric trolling motor. I had the same one on a Minn Kota. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  12. I’m gonna disagree on the 150. I had a 2006 196 Fishmaster that I loved. It had a 115 4 stroke that would push the boat at 32mph, and would troll down to 1.8 mph with out bags. Now I have a 2012 196 Fishmaster with a 150 and a 9.9 kicker. The boat is so stern heavy that I have to fill the bow livewell just to get the bow down enough to,track semi-straight. The oversized prop on this motor contributes to its lack of proper performance. Going back to a 17” prop is on the list. I’m not in a race, and I’m not trying to pull anyone up on skis. The smaller motor makes the boat much more efficient, and user friendly. Rusty Thanks- Rusty
  13. Did well at the finger on Mon. Spoons and FF Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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  15. Nice fish, even nicer boat ! Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  16. Thanks Alumacraft and Hank. I went patiently through the dockside wizard. When the motor turned starboard, and the screen asked “ did the rudder turn port? “ ,I selected “no”. The next screen ( which I never noticed before) asked “did it turn starboard”. I selected yes. SIMPLE ! It seems to work correctly now. Thanks to the help from all y’all. Hopefully I’ll have a fish picture to show soon ! Rusty Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  17. I changed the setting to “ Calibration lock = off”. I did a factory reset, and then towedthe boat around on the trailer for 20 min. That got the Compass deviation down to 9, which is pretty good. The issue now is that during the portion of the Dockside Wizard (3.5), titled ‘Checking the rudder drive’, in which the unit is supposed to turn the rudder port and then starboard. During this test it first asks “did the rudder turn to the port ?”. As far as I can tell, the ‘ rudder’ ,meaning the outboard motor ,turns to the starboard (right side of the boat if I’m facing the bow). I guess it’s time for post on the Raymarine tech forum. Thanks for all the help. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  18. Thanks Brian and Frogger, The killer with this is that it’s not a new install. It was put in by Hank in either ‘17 or ‘16. A beautiful job I might add The unit was working great until a couple of weeks ago when the positive connection to the battery became loose enough for the unit to loose power. I will check the compass, but I’m pretty sure that hasn’t moved. Since the unit worked well prior to it loosing power, I’m of the belief that the compass is in an acceptable location. The gray computer box is mounted in the glove box. When I looked yesterday, it appeared as if the green light was not on. I dismounted the Wall it was attached to so that I could access the wiring and check voltage. The multimeter says everything is getting the proper juice. After getting a better look at the light on the Grey box, I could see that it was on. I did a factory reset , dockside wizard and sea trail yesterday while on the water. The unit wouldn’t ‘linearize’. 90 mins on the water, lots of turns etc. I even went so far as to leave the unit on while I trailered the boat home, still showing not lineraized. I did a compass restart, It reads "Max deviation =188* When I check the "compass deviation indicator" as per directions, it reads "---". According to directions that means that linearization has not successfully completed yet. After looking at some notes I took regarding the settings of the unit, I see that - Compass lock = off Calibration lock = on Perhaps the calibration lock is the issue. I'll let you know. Thanks again- Rusty Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  19. Thanks dawg. That reading was across the fuse holder with the fuse removed. I didn’t test the fuse other than a visual check- looks good. After looking closely, I can see the blinking red and green LED light on the control unit. It’s much more dim than I would have thought. Right now I’m going to say it is user error for not all of the 74 settings correct. Perhaps I should say it’s Raymarine error for not publishing a user friendly manual. Heading back to the water now. Thanks again for the help Rusty Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  20. The pump is working and the display is working. When I am under power and switch to the auto mode, it will not hold course, and turns hard starboard. I did some googling and it appears as if there is supposed to be a green l e d light on the grey box controller unit. There is no green light on mine. I checked the 10a fuse inside the controller box- looks good. I tested voltage to the box, just under 13v. When I test voltage across the internal fuse holder- 9.9v. Thanks for asking Rusty
  21. Mine is not working correctly, and I’m no good with electronics. Can any of y’all recommend someone to,take a look ? Thanks- Rusty
  22. The pub launch on Skinny will be mess because of the old boat show. The only suggestion I have is to get there early. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  23. Fishing, drone footage and AC/DC. Awesome. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  24. Good job Pete ! You deserve a giant like that. Jigging is a great, undiscovered way to catch Lakers. Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United
  25. Pap, Here is a pix of the components in the EV 100. The gray “Raymarine” control box is mounted in my glove box. The round disc is mounted near the bow of my boat, inside, exposed to the sky. It acts as the “antenna “. The display unit is mounted near my helm. It is used to control the unit. Mine is set to display a compass heading in degrees. The other piece is the hydraulic pump. It is hooked into the hydraulic lines that are used to turn the main motor. My kicker is attached by a rod to the main. The one on my boat is not connected to my sonar or gps (Hummingbird). I simply use it to go in a straight line. Making turns using the unit is done by turning the knob on the display unit. I think they are about $1300 for the full assembly. I paid about $600 to have it installed. If I had to do it again, I would have bought the EV 150, but they weren’t available when I bought mine. The 150 has a larger hydraulic pump. The 100 works fine for me, but I’m a “bigger is better” kind of guy. If your near Watertown, come and take a look at the one on my boat. Rusty Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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