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    Bad Influence II

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  1. Mercury's Pro-Kicker it designed for what we do. Little pricey but worth it. Had a 9.9HP on the last boat and 15HP on the new one. XL shaft, Electric start, Power trim/tilt, alternator, 4 blade thrust prop & geared for trolling. I would consider the 15HP. Only 14 pounds more than the 9.9 and the 15HP is now an EFI motor. The 9.9 has 6 amp alternator and the 15HP has a 12 amp. I run it with an I-troll very sweet set up!
  2. Stole/borrowed this technique from Rick a couple years back and it certainly has its days! For years I had run a shallow short rigger in the kicker prop wash. 2-5' down 15' back. Many times you see the fish up out of the water with the spoon in its mouth before the rigger releases. So with that in mind why wouldn't a short diver work. Now I run nothing but Chinooks for my divers all season. 2's in the spring. 4's/5's in the summer. Good video, Thanks for sharing Rick!
  3. Lowrance & Simrad are Navico brands Raymarine is owned by FLIR
  4. Full Raymarine on My boat. 3 Axiom MFD's, Auto pilot, Radar, 2 i70S All fully networked. Self installed. 2 seasons in no issues. Raymarine support on their website forum is fantastic. Prior to deciding which brand & specific models I contacted a few manufactures and found Raymarine was the most responsive and informative. From product selection, installation questions & user operation they were very helpful all along the way. If you go to their site and choose support/forum you will find the answers to almost anything Raymarine.
  5. I agree with the above statement about the positioning of the line counter but for Leadcores you don't need them. Have Saltist on all my cores. Very smooth & high speed!
  6. I have to say I believe shark weights do attract fish.......sometimes. Have had many times on the graph a fish streak from below to the same height as my rigger weight when there was no presentation on that rigger. Not sure its actually from the facets or the reasons claimed by Shark. Could just be curiosity of aggressive fish.
  7. The brackets are nice but limit your ability to move & position the riggers where you want them. For us Lake O guys who fish with many poles & presentations a track system is a much better option. IMO The Michigan Hewes dealer orders all his boats with the brackets deleted for this reason.
  8. The problem is they are only going to schedule a pick up when then dealer has a load of new boats arriving so they can load it on the truck as its heading back to Indiana. Some smaller dealers only get a couple deliveries a year. Maybe see if there is a larger dealer within a reasonable driving distance and pick up can be arranged there at a sooner date. You should contact the Manufacture directly. They should be able to arrange pick up at any Starweld, Starcraft, Smokercraft our Sylvan dealer as they fall under the Smokercraft umbrella. Here are a couple of contacts at the manufacture. [email protected] Warranty repair supervisor [email protected] Customer service rep
  9. I would agree you are maxed out for sure. Especially when you consider batteries, gear etc
  10. 2 Go Pro Cameras. Both Hero 3+ 1 Silver 1 Black. Tons of extras. Many extra batteries, mounts, rear screen, water proof covers, carry case etc Used 4 times. All items pictured included. $165 includes shipping to US address. PayPal accepted. Message here or text 518-366-4663 Thank you for looking
  11. Based on the weight I would say its hull only. If you look at the brochure on the boat with an inboard motor they specify "(includes motor") This is not so on the boats with outboards. So when figuring the total weight compared to the trailer capacity I would add for motor, fuel, gear, batteries etc etc. When looking at trailer tire capacity you need to also calculate the weight of the trailer in too.
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