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    Walleye Fishing on Lake Erie from Dunkirk and Chautauqua Lake as USCG Capt. and NYS Guide with Proline 25 Walk and Lund Pro 1775
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    Dunkirk-Chadwick Bay and Chautuauqua Lake
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  1. mr 580


    My board is 42” long by 16” deep.
  2. mr 580


    Attached is a pic of the pvc cleaning table I made for my boat. It sets on my perpendicular 4 Traxstech rod holders and is held in place by a bungie under the rod holders and the lip of the front moulding. My boat has an under the gunnel rod rack and it stored standing up in that area. I haven't done any on the water cleaning recently so if someone thought it could work them just PM me and I'd likely let it go. Board worked fine-just had to wash down side of boat and rod holders if blood spilled.
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    Dealing through a broker can be tricky. If the broker is just working as an agent for a fee, the broker may be letting the seller set the price then marking it up by his percentage. In that case, the broker has minimal incentive other than his commission. If the broker functions as a dealer and the seller is looking at buying a replacement through the dealer, you could have some leverage. The broker/dealer would be looking at 2 deals not 1 with the second moving some of his inventory and additional margin. Also a word of caution on relying on “book values” for pricing. I was in the heavy equipment industry prior to retirement and we went away from guide books as a pricing tool years ago. Most were merely a depreciation schedule based on published number like MSRP and were not connected to actual market by any reporting process. We used real time market numbers for comparative units from internet research for pricing. Generally the only time “book value” was discussed was with finance or insurance issues. From a negotiating standpoint as a buyer, I would use comparative boat prices and pictures to justify my offer. Book values are best left to the bean counters and bankers.
  4. mr 580

    Prop question.

    Mercury has a online prop selector where you input your boat info- hull type, engine/drive, weight and application. Seems like a good place to start. I don’t know specs on your 5.0 engine, but tend to think that at 5,500 rpm you are pretty much maxed out. A higher numerical pitch should pull rpm down. I had a 5.7 mercury that would run about 5000 at wot. Reducing weight or moving it forward would also help.
  5. mr 580

    Experience with fishingbigstore.com?

    Might want to start the refund process. When Frank Kittrick from Amish Outfitters says that they are offering his products below wholesale and have no account setup makes a solid scam confirmation. Think he is right about them “pirating” descriptions and layout from FishUSA as well. There aren’t the margins in this stuff to offer those discounts along with free freight.
  6. mr 580

    Bunk Trailer Set-Up

    Have you unloaded and loaded boat from trailer yet? If you haven’t might want to try it first before making adjustments. Looks to me that trailer was designed that way and it was meant to support the boat on both the bunks and rollers. I have a bunk trailer for my Proline that doesn’t have rollers and my boat loads good on it. You might also call the manufacturer and ask about that model trailer-I see they are still around. Trying to make adjustments could open a can of worms. Hope the Proline works out good for you. The rear guide poles are a good addition.
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    Cannon makes a lock for STX or you can look at “mini cabinet locks” to match up from a variety of sources. They go in mount that is predrilled and slotted for them. I bought mine at Graingers probably Amazon has them to.
  8. mr 580

    older mag 10a to new cannons ?

    The mag 10 square mounting block is different than the new STX mount. Bolt pattern for attachment is the same so new mount wouldn’t require new holes or different swivel base. STX uses a horizontal screw through mount where mag 10 used a vertical screw. New riggers come with the mounts.
  9. mr 580


    With a brand new zero hour engine, I would follow the manufacturer instructions on break in time and rpm and not use any additives. Once you have gotten past break in then I’d consider use of additives. I run additives in my outboards and do use sea foam occasionally. With a new engine I’d also change engine oil and filter after run in.
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    Flea market finds

    Tuffishooker has it-Tom Mack spoon. West Coast commercial spoon which explains packaging as they sell them by the dozen. Likely was made before Luhr Jensen was sold. Commercial suppliers still offer Tom Mack spoons.
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    "GPS module not responding"

    Check antenna connections. If connections are OK, then good chance antenna has failed. I went through this with an older global map. Probably not worth buying a new antenna- find used one or go to new unit.
  12. Yes, these are available. Price includes shipping within US and the Plano boxes.
  13. Two lots of J Plugs- each lot has 20 #3 J Plugs and 12 #4 J Plugs. $65.00 /lot including shipping in the US Lot 1 Lot 2 Boxes are included.