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  1. Good Day, water level is low, has anyone used the PY launch and the channel to the lake lately? Hoping to launch Friday. Thanks, Dave
  2. Good Day, I have a 2008 Merc 115EFI. I have been trying to better understand the VesselView App and its connectivity. Do I need a module in the engine (bluetooth)? If so, anyone use one? I would think that the App download and bluetooth device on the engine is all that is required. Part number for bluetooth, if that is required (plug and play?). Is it worth it? Thanks for your responses. Dave
  3. Good Day, I am spooling my LC reels using PP Moss Green. I have used this for the past 4-5 years and have had no issues. I am more curious then looking for advise, what is your opinion on color of backing for LC? I believe it really doesn't matter as long as you are using a leader. In line boards, LC, leader is the set up. Discussion for a snowy day. Thanks, Dave
  4. +1 trout hunter - invest in the DR's. You will use them overtime you are out. If not, you may find it difficult to get down where you need to be on a constant basis.
  5. Excellent, thanks guys. Web page looks perfect. January project is in order. Dave
  6. Good Day, I am looking for some guidance on what the best electric spooler would be for spooling 300/500 size reels with mono/fc. Is SCT a good product? If so, what size has anyone used? If there are other recommendations, please let me know. Thanks in advance for your help. Dave
  7. Thanks Jason, was thinking along those lines as well. I would end up with very long leaders I think. I just can't see dragging six planner boards with 20lb mono through the very clear water. Got to scare the fish a bit I would think. That is the main reason I went with the thin FC when I originally spooled.
  8. Good Day, I have been very lucky with 7 years of trolling with the same line on my Tekota 300 and 500 reels. I have them spooled 100% with fluorocarbon line, no backer. I know, I know, why no backer? I did this to allow for long break offs if fishing and having the ability to continue fishing with the same rod/reel without having to address the issue until back at the dock. Also got a break for the large spool when purchased. It was costly, but more then once the idea has kept me fishing non-stop. Time to change the lines. I was hoping to get some guidance and recommendations on line set up options and manufacturers. It has been 7 years since my bulk line purchase of FC and know there are many choices now. . I fish the Fingers only, so have been running 12- 14lb, with no issues. It seems there are better set ups available now? I am using 3/5/7 colors on three inline boards (good there). So the new line and setup would be for the DR's and the remaining inline boards. I am good with my Dipsey setup. And still have some of the original FF line for my 500's late in the Summer. Thanks in advance for your thoughts. Dave
  9. Good Day, I am looking into the new Lund Fisherman boats. One spec I can not seem to find is the draft of this boat. Any aluminum boat for that matter. Does anyone know what the minimum amount of water required to float the Fisherman is? I don't want to open a debate on draft vs min water, not my intent. I have a dock that is in a shallow bay in the Fingers, and need to know if this hull will make it on my lift. I also have looked at the Crestliner 2050 Authority. Any info on that boat would also be welcome. Currently my Crestliner Superhawk 1800 has no issues. I have contacted several dealerships and have gotten different answers from each. I would think Lund manufacturing/Engineering would have some specs on this. I can appreciate that motor weight, equipment, people on board all add up, but I would hope a general answer with specific criteria is out there some place. Thanks in advance for any feedback, Dave
  10. Thanks......that is a large event.....good for them.
  11. Hoping to get in this year! Any idea of how many entries where in the last derby? Looks like a good time for great causes. Dave
  12. I have used Cisco Systems for years, they do everything you need. They do require a hex wrench. No big deal. Have several on board all ready. Cisco will fit your track.
  13. I have the screen set at 75' for SI for best detail.
  14. Good Day, I have the same but in the 9 inch size. I troll Keuka mostly as we have a cottage there. I have two seasons on the Bird, mostly have not used the SI/DI when trolling. I will sometimes split the screen to verify bottom structure or humps with the DI. Mostly end up using SI when fishing for other warm water species. The unit is great. Very clear and super picture. I came from a Furuno and was hesitant, but glad I changed. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. ++! Mr Mann is the best in the business.
  16. +1 for Fishy Business - Gerry will hook you up. He even answers his phone!! Dave
  17. I did go to AGM two seasons ago and am very happy with them. I simply run the trolling motor off one and all the electronics and main starter off the other. Plug the two unit charger in when I am at the dock overnight. I get a full 8 hours out of my 55lb thrust trolling motor and my HS10's work just fine as I troll with my main motor on.
  18. might want to add a fishhawk.....
  19. 2007 Superhawk 1800 Crestliner. Be sure you have wide enough gunnels for any "trax" you want to put in. I run Cisco Systems and thru bolted the tracks for DR's, Triple trees, net holder, dispel holders, everything. Very thick Aluminum top side on this boat. I troll the Fingers on average @110 hours a year since I bought new. With no kicker the 115 just idles along perfectly. I put in an idle control switch and can get down to less the 1 mph up thru 3 mph with just idle control. Holds 33 gallons and stays dry with this cover. I use my trolling motor with nav to keep on course and the 115 power, as I fish alone mostly. I have been rolling around going fiberglass, you do rock a bit during windy days in ALU. Works for me, Dave
  20. just got my new battery pack and wiring replacement. The wiring harness was the issue. I guess the constant pulling off of the 3 prong connector each trip is not a very good idea. I think I will just unscrew the plastic head and allow air in and not take the wires off for now on. Dave
  21. Good Day, Anyone been through the canal lately with this low water level? Pulling the boat in a few weeks..... Any feedback appreciated. Dave
  22. Thanks Frogger...I did give the harness a good look but will check again. Looks like their service is only weekdays. Will call them Monday AM. Dave
  23. Good Day, You don't know how much you need it until its gone......... My x400 has stopped displaying down info. The surface temp and speed display fine. The down temp and speed or just dashes with the decimal point showing on both. I have tested the batteries and all are good. I have pulled the nose cover and touched across the two temp sensors....no flashing led at all. No led when in the water either. Was working fine last trip out. Anyone have any thoughts? Thanks, Dave
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