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mr 580

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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. Do yourself a favor and do a barrier coat then bottom paint before you launch. Gel coat is porous and will absorb water which leads to chemical reaction in fiber glass causing damage. The barrier coat is important and will prevent a lot more labor in the future. Not a hard job just labor intensive with a lot of nasty sanding. Doing it right once is the way to go.
  2. Take a look at Adventure Marine’s kicker mounts as they make a set back model for 9.9’s.
  3. Great Lakes Skipper has variety of OEM boat parts. I’ve gotten some electrical switches from them for an older Lund. Believe they buy up non-current parts for resale. The only place I’ve seen for used boat part dealers is in Florida.
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    for sale : usa 280 Baha Fisherman

    Post says sold in June 2017 - original poster never marked heading as “sold/closed” - that is a step missed by some posters even though instructions are provided.
  5. I have my riggers on a single circuit. Feed to 40 or 50 amp fuse block to on/off master switch then to junction block. Be sure and use heavy enough wires. IMO using junction blocks makes for cleaner rigging.
  6. A stacked rod refers to having a 2nd rod above your bottom rod on a single downrigger with each rod having a separate release so the rods are at different depths. A Seth Green rig is a single rod with a heavy weight that has multiple places to attach leaders for lures.
  7. The early Digitrol s did not have bottom tracking. They only preset depths and cycled. In those days electronics weren’t networked and there was no gps. Most guys used a combination of paper graphs and flasher depth finders. Navigation was LORAN. No cell phones either so the vhf radio was the source of information or disinformation depending on the source. Electronics have come a long way since those days. Guys have so much more information available today that what was available then.
  8. Salmonite, the pug you have pictured in your original post would typically be used as a battery charger plug so you could easily access it on bulkhead or some easy to get to spot with a 110v extension cord. It is not a shore power plug as those ends are completely different. Guys have used household 110 plugs, boxes and wiring for 12v riggers- it can work but not best practice as marine wiring is a better choice. If you find wire nuts plan on doing the wiring over with the right materials.
  9. You don’t necessarily need to replace that rigger right now if it functions with the switch. You can remove the keypad and caulk up the holes and continue to use it less the keypad. Those old and slow Mag 10A can continue to work especially if you stay with weights less than 10lb. Not many parts available and motors are especially hard to find. If it works use it-just don’t put much money into it. In the meantime you can be on the look out for something newer that can handle heavier weights.
  10. That is an original Digitrol- not sure when those were made but I know the Digitrol 2 was out in the mid to late 80’s as I had a pair. I don’t think you’ll have much luck finding a display as they haven’t bee available for at least twenty years. Guys kept them going by converting to standard Mag 10 and getting rid of display. Sounds like yours is setup that way with switch for up and down as Digitrol just used keypad.
  11. I really enjoy seeing the kids get involved. Great picture!
  12. Have had Cannon electric riggers since 1985 in various models including high speed models. For termination I’ve used Cannon terminators or Klinchers. On high speed models I’ve used Amish Outfitter Ball Snubbers. Zero issue with ball or probe loss. Replaced a couple circuit boards due to water intrusion and have corrected that. I understand being upset by loss of ball and/or probe and if I was in that situation I’d be looking to get a different result.
  13. The marina under the parkway bridge on the east side is an Orleans County Park not a NYS Park.
  14. I tried segmenting to put out different lengths- didn’t like the way the copper dragged in the water on the section between the boat and the board. All the different knots was a pain too. Quickly scrapped that idea. Just go with a length and let it all out.
  15. Shouldn’t be a problem using trolling bags with your I/o- note there is a difference in a trolling bag vs a drift sock. Trolling bags are heavier. You should also be able to troll with kicker going straight and steering with your main motor-the turning radius and steering range likely not as good but it will work. Getting your kicker mount secure probably your best bet to get the most from your setup.
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