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  1. I had a 112lb 72in.36 volt Terrova on a Trophy 2052.(21ft). It was on the boat when I bought it. Used just for autopilot steering. It was very,, very effective at that. Held position better than any other type system that I ever had and I have had a few. The capability of turning the bow 90 degrees when required is interesting. With the 72 in shaft it was quite deep and didn't have any problem with it clearing the water in any wave height I wanted to fish. My problem was that I fish alone
    Often and deploying and retrieving it in 2+ ft waves was unsafe. I did sell it and I am putting a 9.9 on the back. Hope I don't regret it.

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  2. Been fishing Mexico area for 40+years. There was some slightly low and slightly high years before IJC implemented its plan. Never any problems with flooding or conversely, not enough water to use your slip. Now problems almost every year since they are in control. No one can deny this!!!!. Now the group in control in Washington wants to control all of your life like the IJC controls lake O. God help us !

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  3. Back in my working days we used a adhesive backed foam with a thin lead sheet integrated in it for noise reduction on machine covers. Bought it from McMaster Supply Co. The lead in the foam is the key for significant noise reduction. You can order from McMaster online. Problem is that it is not cheap. Inside of doghouse must be very clean, especially from oil for the adhesive to stick.

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  4. Saving 6 gal a fishing day x $4 a gal for ethanol free is $24. 10 days avg a month is $240. Assuming 5 months fishing a year is $720. Payback in about 4 1/2 years. $4 a gallon may be way low for the future considering the lunatics running the country. I am retired and easily avg 10 days a month fishing. Then there is the lack of wear and tear on the main engine and second means of propulsion to be considered. Easy decision

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  5. I launched at Mexico on Tuesday. The water is extremely low, the lowest I have ever seen it in 40 years of fishing the area. Knowing the Pine Grove launch and using it many years I can guess it is probably useless. In average water level.it is not very deep there. Just mentioning my experience, I have not been there to see it.

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  6. Don't need to get rid of the power assist. There is a cylinder available that goes in where the steering cable attaches. Assist pump and original cylinder stay in place. New cylinder piggy backs the existing one. Sea star has these listed. Only consideration is do you have the room for the cylinder to stick out. A couple of options available if it is tight. Best option is a "balanced system". That is a cylinder with double rods so the volume of hydraulic fluid moving is the same in both directions of turn. Volume on each side of the piston is the same. If you don't have room for piston rod to stick out the opposite side about 8 or 9 inches when extended, then use a single rod cylinder with the appropriate parts to be comparable with an "unbalanced" system.

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  7. Flame arrestor ? You probably meant intake restrictor plate. I am expecting delivery next week of a DB 9.9 XTW3.
    (25 inch shaft)with remote control included. No shipping charge, no tax.
    $2820 total. Need to buy shift and throttle cables, about 100 bucks and will be ready to go.



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