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Everything posted by Speed

  1. I called the Hamlin highway dept. yesterday and was told their excavator is being repaired and they need that to install the docks. He said it should be sometime this week when they put them in. Hope that turns out to be the truth and not because of some petty political bull...
  2. My personal best taken with a crossbow last week in Clarendon,NY. Meats in the freezer and head at the taxidermist
  3. Wire divers are the way to go for sure but you will also need some strong rod holders to put them in as the divers pull hard and put a lot of pressure on the holders they are in
  4. Check out the link to the thread below and look at the post I made with pictures of how my Panther bar is hooked up to my kicker. You need to get a bracket for your kicker that the steering bar will then connect too. I see you have the same to bolts on your kicker to attach the bracket you need to get. My kicker came with the bracket I'm talking so I'm not sure where you can buy one but Google is your friend there! Hope this helps http://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/topic/34921-steering-with-a-kickerhow/page-3
  5. Here is a couple baby pike with the same markings that I caught on the Genesee last year
  6. I Purchased the Elite 7 last summer as well with the 83/200 transducer and love it! Too see my downrigger balls while trolling I have to have the transducer tilted back otherwise the balls will blow back out of range of the ducer. Marking fish is just a matter of basically playing with the settings and the most important for me is to have the Frequency range set at 83 khz and the Auto Sensitivity to OFF . The noise rejection is set on high and surface clarity is set to low although I do adjust these at times to eliminate the noise(black dots) on the screen at times . From there while out fishing manually adjust the sensitivity up and you will be able to see those lakers on the bottom and all other fish in the water column with no problems while seeing your riggers balls! You just have to balance the sensitivity setting with the amount of noise you will pick up on the screen if you take it up too high. Hope this helps and good luck!
  7. I moved my same type of plug from the inside of the boat to the outside and it has worked fine that way for many years making it much easier to remove as needed
  8. I use a 2 part marine epoxy called Gluvit to seal up some loose\leaky rivets on the outside of a 17 ft Starcraft and it held up good all through last season and it was very easy fix.
  9. I have the 83/200 + 455/800 HDI and it has been working great! I dont use the DSI while trolling the lake but when in the shallows it does show you the bottom details very good where you can tell the trees\logs\weeds separate from the fish.
  10. I also have had the Elite 7 for a month now and it has been working great on Lake O with no troubles and was easy to get set-up the way I like it tracking the rigger balls along with marking the fish and bait just fine. I dont use many of the chart features though only using the trails and waypoints as thats all I need out there. When trolling over 200 fow and deeper the 2x and 4x zoom feature also works great to watch just the column of water I'm setting my riggers at.
  11. Make sure your vent cap on the gas can is open and also try squeezing the primer bulb on the fuel line after 10 minutes of run time and see if that helps it from stalling out on you.
  12. Speed


    I haven't seen an updated tweet report either since June 11 - Is there a fix for this and\or what is API?
  13. I'm considering buying the Elite-7 HDI and not sure what transducer to go with as the choices are either the 83/200 or 50/200. The main use of course would be trolling all depths of Lake O and I want to be sure it will mark\track my rigger balls while trolling. Also would the downscan imaging even be worth using over deep water watching the upper 200 fow? Any input would be appreciated Thanks!
  14. Here is a picture of what the bracket looks like on my 9.8 Nissan - The bracket came with the motor when I bought the motor used from someone who had a steering wheel cable connected to it.
  15. For $30 you could buy one of these Panthers online
  16. That's the knot I use for my DR and I tape as much as I can of the exposed swivel just enough so that I can still snap the probe onto it
  17. Your E-Tec should be running off straight gas out of your main fuel tank as the XD 100 oil is directly injected into the motor from the oil tank under your engine cowl right? Another thing too consider also with the 8 hp Tohatsu is I believe the 8 & the 9.8 are the same engine,therefore the same size\weight just tuned differently using a different carb so if the price difference isn't an issue you may want to go with the 9.8. Some more food for thought.
  18. Here's what some bozo managed to do to my van last summer with their trailer in the same parking lot and it stinks now I also have to worry about coming back to a broken window Would be nice to at least see the BP start resting up in the main lot
  19. Only negative would be it looks to have been used as a trolling motor so it most likely has alot of hours on it but the asking price is a fair one.
  20. I've been using them as well and got 7 years out of my first one and now on year 4 with my current one and have had no issues with either of them
  21. I only have one starting battery that gets charged by the main motor and then the kicker while trolling but always keep a fully charged automotive Jump start pack in the boat just in case for cheap insurance
  22. I have a 17 ft starcraft with a 90hp and was using a 1976 6 hp Johnson as a kicker and it worked great for years trolling with just the riggers or planer boards but once I started using wire Dipsey rods I could not maintain enough speed while going against the down currents to get a 2.5 down speed on the depth raider. I upgraded to a 9.9 4 stroke kicker and that works great and burns less the 1/2 the gas trolling then what the Johnson did, The only negative to going with the bigger kicker was the added weight on the back but my boat does handle it so I've been happy with it.
  23. I have a 17 ft starcraft with a kicker and just us the 90hp main motor to steer while trolling as it acts as a rudder and works good. The only time I may have to reach back and move the kicker a little is when trying to troll against a strong wind\med waves which I try not to do anyhow with a smaller boat.
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