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Everything posted by Shakemsam

  1. Different types of retrievers on your cable can cause it as well.
  2. If I went back to manuals, I would go Penn due to the depth dial.
  3. Yes it can. There was an add-on kit before Walker closed down. I have Walkers with the auto stop and they work well. Tough compact simple riggers but they are tough on coated temp cable.
  4. FYI, if a bow mounted TM is in the plans, only a Garmin FF can network with a Garmin TM. Birds network with Minkota. Lowrance networks with Motorguide. Other than that, it comes down to customer service. Garmin has a good rep for that. I have the 93svuhd with the GT56 (glorified GT54) and it is not the best ducer for trolling. I also fish SM and Pike and for that, it is very usefull. For trolling, I picked up a refurbished Lowrance with a basic 2d ducer 83/200 for less than the price of upgrading the ducer on the Garmin. And, it networks with my MG.
  5. Sub and DR work the same only the gauges are different. Sub is analog and the DR is digital.
  6. That was always the problem. I assumed it was just was so over grown, that you couldn't get through any more.
  7. I was always wondering what happened there. We fished out of there back in the early ESLO days.
  8. At times, I can't from my phone unless I change it to desktop.
  9. Anchor about once a month on a sand bar and have a pop while you scrub her down. You will be amazed at how much that helps. The outboard depends on a couple things. If it happens to be a carbed motor, sometimes they will leak fuel when tilted up for any real amount of time. I usually don't tilt unless the water is real shallow come fall.
  10. For lake trolling specifically, no need for anything really fancy. Basic 50-85 frequency. No need for chirp and screen size depends on room and location.
  11. Did the exact same thing on my 90. There should be the original ply under the bow.
  12. I believe they are considered firearms in NY. Could be a recent change. Check the penal code.
  13. Unless that 40 hp is a manual start, it charges the battery. While it doesn't have an alternator, it does have a stator.
  14. The only accurate way to test a battery is while it is under load..IMO
  15. To be clear, this contact just a couple years ago, was with the new ownership. It was obvious they were oblivious how to run the business and was dependent on the "Bryce" name and it's customer base. They were in way above their head! That being said, prior to that when Craig Bryce and his boys ran the place, it was better. Not much...but better. I think that Bryce, having been in business for so long, just like Rochester Marine, became so full of themselves, sales was all that mattered. They pretty much had a lock on the Rochester area, as everyone else had closed. There were numerous boat dealers in this area at one time, besides these two. Rochester Outboard, Robot Marine, Voyager Marine, Raz Outboard, Spencerport Outboard, JaySea Marine, Sutter's Marina, Mayer's Marina, Bethany RV, Ballentyne Rv, and some car dealers as well were selling boats. Weller Motors which became Marina Dodge, sold Bayliner. Pelican Marine sold boats before they became just a restaurant, and Doyle Chevy was in the mix for a while with Sunrunner Boats out of Canada. A lot of the above were in business at the same time and competition was healthy.
  16. 2 years ago, I called Mercury and spoke with the District Rep for NY State concerning Bryce. Without going into all the details, the conversation ended with me telling him that Merc should be embarrassed to have such a Piss Poor POS Dealer representing their products. Switched to Johnson the next year, and all my needs go to Pugsley's in Ontario. Can't say enough good things about Bob!
  17. Check the obvious and start with the fuse. Whether there is water or not, the switch should turn on the pump. The float should be wired directly to the starting batter and replaces you when the boat is unattended. Some pumps have built in floats and some do not. Use google for diagrams on proper wiring. Good Luck
  18. I left the area for home on the 17th. It was real slow. It is low...so low that most of the problem areas are above water. Just keep your eyes open.
  19. That would explain a lot, as the dinks are pretty warm to the touch and the few keepers are ice cold..all while being in the same depth. The bigger fish are slooowly coming in shore.
  20. Columbus Day week is my annual trip up for perch fishing and I don't remember it this slow. Generally my main stay is a drift between Peos and Dodge Bay's. Still the most productive for me but only a result in about 20 eaters in the past 5 days. Even made a run to the breakwall at the Cape, with not even a bite! Also drifted Carlton and Linda with same result. Still...I wouldn't be anywhere else this week. You folks up here are so blessed!
  21. Here ya go! Looks like it might have been a Wellcraft hull. http://www.fiberglassics.com/library/index.php?title=Lightning
  22. Not an MFG! I owned a 71 Gypsy and the outside strakes of the bow hull were flat, not sharp. A lot of boats in the 80's were what we called XYZ boats. Company's that bought the molds from out of business boat builders from the 70's and through a name on it.
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