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  1. Does anyone know if drag washers are still available for Daiwa Great Lakes 47 lc? I know they are old reels but other than sticky drags I really like these but all of them have the drags smoked out of them.
  2. Our fish came from 60-90. On riggers and dipseys with a mix of f/f and spoons. 300 copper pulled better quality and had a few that came off that seemed good too.
  3. Thanks still fishing. Might give that a shot before heading offshore tomorrow. How were the temps inside?
  4. We're in 220 now 1 skip, 2 steel. Slow Current is wicked.
  5. Got a late start and set lines around 830. Pulled 7 kings and 1 steel. One roughly 24, another 14ish. Rest were small. Very few marks from 350-450 but picked away. Anyone know how the inside bite was this morning or how the temps were? We shot straight out with the late start.
  6. I can understand that sk8man but he stated to go to 10-12 for Erie. We more often than not use 20 for leaders (especially harnesses) with 10-12 mainline for eyes.
  7. Just curious as to what techniques you want lighter line with. Most of my walleye trolling has either weight or some sort of diver where a leader would go after the weight. Exceptions would be cranks or possible riggers, I rarely run riggers on Erie. I do run a lot of cranks and would have no problem running them on 20 lb leaders, might lose a little depth with the bigger line but unless your planning on super long wind on leaders your not going to get that back. So what techniques are you wanting lighter leaders for, out of curiosity.
  8. Thanks for the help guys, you make this an awesome site. I did the rest of my daiwas and even re cleaned the ones I had greased and definitly smoother without the grease. Thanks for the help!
  9. Awesome video, wish I would have seen that last night would have made life easier. I went for hillbilly on the first one and took every single piece out of it the reel and I mean every single piece! Does everyone use the carbon washers dry? Smooth drag recommended calls washer grease I bought ?
  10. Got it figured out. Missed the washer under the brass gear. Duh
  11. I emailed Tom last week about going over 4 sg47's, 4 Tica, couple penn 310gti, a couple Daiwa 47h and 6 tekota and a couple casting reels. Could only do the tekotas and the sg47s. I checked with smooth drag and they had the washers so I figured how hard could it be. Now I have $100 in drags and am afraid to try doing anymore myself.
  12. I have 12 tekotas too. My 6 500s that get heavy use, also need drags. I have had these daiwas for a long time. These reels started as my braid dipsey reels, until I replaced them with tekotas. I made them leadcore/walleye reels until I replaced those with Abu alphamar. Then they served as my rigger reels for a year and drags didn't last the weekend on any of the 4. Walleye don't seem to scream off the line like a king. Lol
  13. Just replaced a drag set in a Daiwa sg47lc. First time I ever tried it and after 1.5 hrs I have decided it will be my last. Clutch spring really gave me fits! Not sure what I did wrong but it still doesn't seem like a smooth drag at all? I followed directions and lightly greased the washers and used carbontex from smooth drag. I have 3 more to go and would rather get the next ones right the first time. Thanks Anyone know what I might have done wrong?
  14. Starcraft has not made the islander for quite a few years. The layout is great for open water trolling. The 3.0 will not be a power house but with the correct prop should be fine for 3-5 people but but speeds will probably be 30ish if propped for a heavy load. I had a sylvan skipper that was a very similar boat that I fished Lake Erie and Lake Ontario with for quite a few years. With any used boat, condition is EVERYTHING! Any aluminum boat that has been run too hard could very possibly have loose or missing rivets, or cracked welds depending on brand. If not cover and or stored properly rotten transom and or soft floors are very possible. Even with low hours the boat could be in major need of repairs from neglect and or abuse. One other thing to be careful of is the lower unit, I wouldn't consider an omc, mercruiser or Volvo penta only. Lower units need to have bellows and gears checked. A bad bellows can sink a boat and bad gears could possibly cost more to have replaced than the value of the boat. If your not super familiar with boats I would suggest taking someone with you that is or paying for a marine survey. May sound over the top but I've been around boats my whole life and seen plenty of boats that were nightmares for the new owner that could have been avoided.
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