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  1. 16 minutes ago, desecid said:

    Man, this boat looks amazing. I can see that you spent a lot of time working on her, and I believe that on water it will work properly well.

    Yep me and my friend we spent a lot of work, many hours specially on the fitting of the helm pump for the autopilot; the way the dash is mold was the problem.

    Everything works perfectly. I'm looking forward to fish for those browns next spring, keeping my fingers cross with the border that stay opend.

  2. On 10/14/2021 at 5:48 PM, BreakingBass said:

    Beautiful job Andre! Does that rod holder spin like a roulette wheel?  Could make fishing a little more interesting.

    Yes it does turn or spin. I really like it. It's compact and takes many rods.

  3. Great news from our friends at Scotty Fishing Products.
    For boat owners who have rails or tracks like Princecraft, Lund, Crestliner and Tracker.
    With the lockable rod holder you can use all Scotty accessories without having to drill holes.
    Scotty a company that listen to fishermen and boaters.
    Available soon 





  4. Choosing the NAC-1 with the Precision 9 is an excellent advise; few hundreds more but well worthed.

    If you don't have a Lowrance compatible you can get a Elite FS or has suggested a Simrad GO that are less expensive but work very well.

    I did a short video showing the NAC1 in action using the Precision9


  5. 1 hour ago, lrg355 said:

    Navico is the parent company of Simrad, Lowrance and a few others.  Reasonable to assume the same technology is used within the family.

    Lowrance is compatible with the NAC-1 and Simrad is compatible with: NAC-1, NAC-2 and NAC-3

    NAC-1 is enough for 80% of the guys fishing inland lake.

  6. I decide to purchase a new use boat last winter; it's a Crestliner Sportfish 1950 SST (space saving transom) with only 72hrs on it. Motor is a 175 Verado and I add a Mercury Pro-Kicker 9.9

    All the electronics has been install on bus bar with all the wires well identified in the back and under the dash.

    In the back there is 2 Duracell 1000 AGM to feed 1 HDS Live 12" in the back, another one on the dash and another one at the bow when drifting for walleyes or jigging walleyes or lake trout. Electric motor is a Motor Guide Xi5 that is link with the Lowrance by NMEA 2000. The MG is fed by 2 Volthium ion battery; on one of the pic you will see a blue charger for those batteries; I can follow the state of charge with an app link to the charger. On the network I also have the Lowrance NAC-1 autopilot and the Mercury Vessel View Link that give me all the informations on the motor and something that I really like is to be able to use the troll control from the Lowrance screen; very useful when there is to much wind for the kicker. Naturally all units are also link by ethernet.

    To control the speed on the kicker I have a Trollmaster Pro3 (wifi).

    As for the transducers I'm running a Lowrance 3 in 1 , Airmar TM165, Lowrance Livesight and the new Active Target on the trolling motor ; there is a transducer for the Fish Hawk also.

    Downriggers are Scotty High Speed 2116

    I also install a Blue Sea automatic switch so if the main becomes weak it's sent the volts to the other battery.

    There is a ton of storage space on that boat.

    Bost sit on a nice Shoreland'R trailer with bunk and double axels.

    I could'n do all this by myself I owe a bigh thanks to my friend Gerry

    Hopefully the border are going to be open for the brown in spring.



    busbarr arr.jpg

    Filage arr.jpg

    HDS and motor.jpg

    Blue Sea switch.jpg

    Dash 12 and voltmeterjpg.jpg


    3 in 1 and TM 165.jpg


    Livesight and Fish Hawk.jpg

    under dash.jpg

    water and gas filter.jpg

    Center storage.jpg

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  7. If you want to stay with a transom mount there is the TM-165HW; 150-250khz with a beamwidth of 30deg and chirp ready. It's a 600 watts transducers and with the large cone it's perfect for those fish that swim in the water column; this is not the best transducer for structure fishing and fish on the bottom. It's affordable

    There is also the TM-185HW: Chirp-ready power of 1kW, frequency: 85-135 kHz

    TM mean: transom mount

    Naturally a 1Kw is much more $$ and it's a huge transducer.

  8. A short video to show you how extremely well the base Lowrance Nac-1 works.

    It's on a Crestliner Sportfish 1950 SST and a HST Live. I have 2 Live and 1 Carbon and I can control the NAC 1 from all 3.

    The NAC1 that I order this year is with the Precision 9

    Compatible with less expensive units like the new Lowrance Elite FS and the Simrad GO

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