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  1. Using the standard weight I use more of 2.5 to a 3 to 1 ratio. The 2 to 1 to me is for the ultimate weight. I usually start a little high then let line out if the diver doesn’t go. I have been using 40lb mono leader material for the diver to slide on-seems to hold up better tan the 30lb Big Game I used to use. You’ll know when it starts to curl up at rod dip when you are setting leader length.
  2. You can get beyond 50 feet with std weight and big ring pulling a spoon. With a flasher fly then you might want to go with weight kit. I run SD’s and 50 is the point I start thinking about adding the weight kit. I always run a ring, but I know guys who do well without them. Some of it is personal preference and how you like to see your rods load up.
  3. My board is 42” long by 16” deep.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Yes, these are available. Price includes shipping within US and the Plano boxes.
  15. 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.
  16. I checked my reel parts box and I don’t have any Great Lakes 47 parts left. I used to have several of these reels and updated them several years ago so my parts probably went with reels. I did find an invoice from 2013 from Tuna’s that had a carbon fiber 47GL drag kit for $12.99 on it. My guess would be they stopped offering drags when normal wear parts supply was gone. To check bushing wear hammer drag shut and then reel in with load- if spool is catching and difficult then bushings are worn. With carbon fiber drags and new bushings, these reels were ok. That being said they don’t compare to a current LC3 IMO.
  17. Several years ago Daiwa stopped supplying parts for these reels so by now parts are likely limited. If you are having issues reeling in that is a sign of bushing wear. The spool was bushed on these instead of a bearing. You may find drag washers on eBay or an aftermarket supplier like smooth drag. But unless you replace bushings you’ll probably still have issues. You might call some other reel repair shops too for advise.
  18. mr 580

    Silver lake

    Not a lake I’ve fished myself, but DEC offers some basic info and a map. Based on map with max depth of 36 ft and pretty limited structure, I’d work weed edge or pull sticks. Snap jigging would also probably work. Pretty small lake so not surprising info is limited (boat traffic probably an issue so start early). Have a good trip.
  19. mr 580

    Oneida or Erie?

    I forgot to mention that out of Barcelona you need to watch for perch net buoys. Ask the harbor master when you launch and keep an eye out as you want to steer clear of them. Small commercial fishery from that harbor. Not a big deal once you know what they are.
  20. mr 580

    Oneida or Erie?

    Fishing Barcelona would be a good choice-deep water and usually fish right out front. There is a campground nearby. With an open boat like an Alaskan you’ll want waves less than 2 ft. -wind direction to avoid west or southwest that comes up the length of the lake. If it is rough from Barcelona, you can hop over the hill to Mayville on Rt 394 and fish Chautauqua. Most days you can fish out of the wind there and walleye fishing has been good. If you have riggers bring them likely by 27th fish will be quite a bit deeper than they are now. Lake Erie United is starting to get more reports so that is a good site to check as well. Enjoy your trip to Chautauqua County.
  21. I had a 1984 Mercruiser 260 that ran on regular gas for the 20+ years I had it. Shouldn’t be any problem to run 87 octane non ethanol in an 1987. Don’t think you’ll notice the lower octane rating.
  22. Beyond setting your zero at waterline, I don’t remember any calibration. Check and see how much cable on your spool-if you have lost cable that could cause reading to be off because your spool is not full. Fresh spool of downrigger cable should correct the readout issue.
  23. Look for a 1RXY5 Mini Cam Lock - available from several sources. Goes in mounting then flips up to lock rigger.
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