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  1. IMO after rigging several aluminum boats for trolling is that installing track and backer really helps spread the load of added rod holders/riggers on the gunnel.  Never done a Sylvan but my guess is some extra stiffness would be a benefit.  The aluminum gunnel can be fairly light and show some flex on aluminum boats especially when compared to gunnels on glass boats.  Use of backer material and added gunnel support is a consideration when doing your rigging.

  2. Push your riggers back further then go with a track system.  Traxstech, Cisco, and Bert’s are options to consider.  Get the longest track you can fit on each side.  Then you can add rod holders and trees to fit your needs.  If the kids want to tube you pull off the holders.  Use a backer under the gunnel.  There is expense up front but there is a lot you can do with a track system.

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  3. Dave recently had knee surgery.  Best contact is 607-729-5711.  Not sure how much he is able to work currently.  He has been doing a lot of salmon spinners for guys on the west coast.

  4. I’ve found that when testing Depth Raider in a bucket or on the water that to get a good connection to probe from swivel that a DR weight needs to be attached.  I never had good luck just putting Probe in the water w/o a suspended weight.

  5. I’ve found email to work for me in contacting them.  Bought a noise suppressor for my kicker last September and some Lund 45 degree track mounts this spring.  In both situations exchanged emails without any issues.  

  6. Earl is correct that you need 12 volt power to the display.  You should also have coaxial cable from display to antenna that mounts on rigger, coated downrigger cable for signal and probe with 9 volt battery.  Google Depth Raider and you should find info on install and termination for probe connection.

  7. Replaced one servo on my old Trollmaster 2 in 10 years.  Was only issue I had with that one other than some waterproofing I did.  Updated to Suzuki efi kicker year or two ago and have been happy with that Trollmaster 2 - some other choices out there that are probably good but I didn’t see a reason to change.

  8. In 12 to 16 FOW a couple colors of leadcore or small snap weight on a board are a couple better choices than trying to run a diver that shallow.  Divers including SD’s are effective tools - that being said fishing them close to the bottom can be costly.  

  9. The issue I had with Trollmaster 3 was that it was remote only with no backup if remote or it’s battery quit.  I went with the hard wired Trollmaster 2 as I had good luck with that on my previous kicker.  I guess I’d price the parts that you need to get the Trollmaster 3 working and decide if it was worth investing the $$$ or starting over.  

  10. With big boards it is important to get the angle of your tow line as great as possible.  Once your release or tow line contacts the water then that is effective width you can achieve with that board.  So having your mast or tow point as high as possible creates your maximum distance.  Same goes with your front rod going out the furthest by keeping it high creates the greatest angle.  IMO a 19’ with 6 foot mast probably best with 2 lines per side based on tow line angle.  For that application likely in lines would provide a greater spread.  In lines make a lot of sense especially in smaller boat packages.

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  11. A picture of what you have going on would help.  If you do have a Digitrol 2 and the top mounted control pad has been disconnected usually that is because the pad has failed.  The control pads for the Digitrol 2’s haven’t been available for years.  Used to be able to do a work around by converting to Mag 10 switches and no control pad.  Probably would need to find used parts as not much available for that vintage of riggers.

  12. Attached are a couple pics of 2022 Shorelander Single axle trailer with hydraulic surge brakes.  I'm not sure the weight of your Alumacraft 175 and whether it requires brakes in New York.  I'd check to see if you have a master cylinder under that plastic plug on the tongue and if you have a rubber hose brake line in the joint of the swing tongue.  If your trailer came with brakes and someone pulled them off, it could be a problem if you ever have your trailer checked.   Where I live, police have been checking trailers as it is an easy ticket for them.  You could also check a parts list for your trailer and see if two tongues were offered.  You shouldn't have brake components like breakaway and master cylinder if trailer has no brakes.   Worth the time to check out before you have an issue.   As far as the s hook that could be straightened or replaced with one from a bungie.



  13. Post a picture of the tongue of your trailer so we can see if you have brakes or not.  Usually a “breakaway” is to pull brakes on if trailer detaches.  The common S hooks on those likely found at a hardware or a trailer store - used on surge brake systems.  Some safety chains use S hooks too- kind of important to know what you have and not just not hook up.

  14. Used LJ Deep Six’s on a guided Columbia River Buoy 10 trip a few years ago.  Ran short leads on slow trolled cut plug herring into the current.  Max lead length maybe 40’.  IMO old time niche product with better options for the way we fish on the Great Lakes.  My uncle that fished Lake Michigan in the 70’s would curse at the mention of deep sixes and pink ladies.

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  15. Sure, remember you from the Oak.  If you put the #3394002 number into fish307 site you will see a review from a customer that used the later board in his 10HS.  I looked into your issue as I have a couple 10HS that I put boards in due to moisture.  I sealed top and drilled a small drain hole in bottom-haven’t had an issue since.  It might be worth a few calls to see if anybody has done that swap.  Pretty simple wiring on Cannons so I don’t believe the boards are much different.

  16. Check with Fish 307 about using a Mag 10STX board #3394006 ilo of the obsolete Mag 10HS board #3394002.  Sounds like the #3394006 will substitute by changing a spade terminal on one wire and using the 10STX wiring diagram.  Looks like that board is in stock and little cheaper than the original one.  Hope this works for you.

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