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Mickey Finn

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  1. So if this passes, is there any chance it will become law for this season or will it have to wait till next?
  2. Something with 500 watts RMS (4000 peak to peak) or more, especially if you will use it in deep water. Lots of times you can get a combo unit with GPS for a little extra money if you don't already have a GPS unit. It's nice to have seperate units but the cost is more. Color is nice if you can afford it but not a must.
  3. VHF. I have the same one. Nice radio. Looks like the volume button is missing though.
  4. I just read it again. The difference is "Landlocked" Atlantic Salmon.
  5. Nice fish. Not sure I understand the world record thing though. We have a 28 pound, 1 ounce state record in Maine and from what I can see the world record of 79 pounds, 2 ounces was cought on a river in Norway. http://www.angleradventures.com/redpine ... Salmon.htm
  6. Thats funny! If you don't put any clothes on her, I bet they wouldn't even notice you had two extra lines!
  7. I've never heard of anyone having a hull issue with a Penn Yan. They usually have about the best hulls around. I had a 255 Intruder, so I can't speek for the 245 but the 255 was great. The hull was much better than the Baha I had before. Like he said though, do your home work and check anything you buy out well first. If I had the choice between the Bayliner and the Penn Yan, I'd take the Penn Yan for sure, assuming it was in good condition.
  8. I have Scotty riggers and I had the Scotty retrievers. Someone on this site pointed me to a place where I could get retrievers that have a pulley on them that will allow the Scotty stop bead to pass thru them. I put one of those on and it worked fine. I also think it would put less wear on the coated cable than the cannon type ones. However, once I got the hang of tipping up my Scotty boom to rig it instead of using the retriever, I discovered I didn't need a retriever. If I can remember where I got it, I'll post it under this thread. This is the one I bought. Not sure if this is where I got it or not. Go to this link. Its the last item on the bottom of the page: http://www.traxstech.com/Planer_Reels_-_Masts.html
  9. I have Scotty riggers and I had the Scotty retrievers. Someone on this site pointed me to a place where I could get retrievers that have a pulley on them that will allow the Scotty stop bead to pass thru them. I put one of those on and it worked fine. I also think it would put less wear on the coated cable than the cannon type ones. However, once I got the hang of tipping up my Scotty boom to rig it instead of using the retriever, I discovered I didn't need a retriever. If I can remember where I got it, I'll post it under this thread.
  10. I think my DR must have a lighter rated cable than I have on my other riggers because with the coating, its about the same diameter as my non coated cables. If I don't have the probe on, the blow back is the same. That smaller cable did concern me but it has been fine so far. As I mentioned, I do retermintate it once or twice each year and I only use crimpless terminators.
  11. Well Viking Ship, I knew this is exactly where this thread would head when you asked the question. It has gone there every time someone asks that question. So you have some opinions about the coated cable. Some from people who use it and some from people who don't. Obviously, we don't care which one you choose. It's your money. They all work fine. When I was trying to decide if the coated cable was going to be an isuue, I went to the guys who use them, not the ones who don't. I figured they would know better.
  12. I use mine a lot. I've had it on there for a few years. The only place the coating had any problem was the foot or so next to the probe. Never had to replace the cable. As I mentioned I reterminate it once or twice each season. Maybe it depends on what kind of rigger the probe is on. Some have better pulleys than others. Mine is on a Scotty. Anyway, I'm just saying you can get down speed and temp without having to spend that much money and they work fine. Although I haven't had to replace my cable, I could put a new one on every year for a whole lot of years for the difference in the price.
  13. Why would a rigger die? Doesn't everyone run Scottys? But seriously, what's the dislike with the coated cable? Every once in a while you have to reterminate the cable but with the price of the probes, I'd do that no matter what brand I was running. Don't let anyone scare you off by the coated cable. It's a non-issue. If you want the X4, thats fine. They are great but you can get what you need with the DR or the Subtroll. Put the extra money into a better sonar I'd say.
  14. And we just keep sending the same idoits back time after time. What does that say about the voters in America?
  15. Mine is a 6 pack. Mine also said Great Lakes and Inland on my original and on my 2000 renewal but the last two times it didn't say Great Lakes. As I stated, last time I called them about it and they said the Great Lakes are covered under "Inland". Maybe I'll call them again to verify that. Not sure about the towing and the Masters?
  16. Bend over, sir...This is going to be good for you. It shouldn't hurt at all!!!!
  17. Got mine back a day or two ago. It's the same as last time. It just says Inland Waters and Commercial Assistance Towing. Doesn't say a thing about Great Lakes. I guess based on what they told me last time I renewed, it doesn't matter.
  18. I remove them and use the small snap to connect to the lure.
  19. Which one did they issue you? When I got mine in 1995, I got Great Lakes and Inland w/ towing. Last time I renewed, they just issued me Inland even though I had the required amount of time for Great Lakes. I called and questioned them on it. They told me if I wanted to send it back in they would issue me one for Great Lakes and Inland but the guy I talked to said that Inland covers the Great Lakes anyways. So I didn't bother. Not sure if that is correct or not though. I just went through renewal again and am waiting for my new one to arrive. I applied for both again so we will see what comes in the mail.
  20. Putting Extra weight in the bow will help bring it down but it will also add extra weight to the boat and decrease freeboard. If it's a high sided boat, thats fine. Moving the batteries is a good idea because it won't increase the total weight in the boat. Just might need heavier cables, thats all. I watched a guy in a small 12 footer troll by us one day and his butt was about 6 inches from the water. I told my buddy, that guy is asking for it. It was in May and the water was very cold. About an hour later I though I heard a noise. After a little listening and looking, I could see something on the water about a mile away. We pulled up and headed that way. The guy was clinging to the bow of the boat which was held floating by a small cooler under the seat and his life vest which he was not wearing. The only other boat on the lake was the one that produced the waves that capsized him and they didn't notice that it had happened. He would have never made it. The only thing that saved him was that I had just replaced my noisy old kicker motor with a new 4 stroke Honda. Otherwise we never would have heard him. So to make a long story short, or short story long...You are doing something that could save yourself.
  21. I don't know about the welding. I was told not to weld with a couple inches of the seam or the sealant would boil out and there would be a bigger problem. Maybe it's ok, but I'd check into it real good first.
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