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About Knotlost

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  • Birthday 09/27/1965

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    Fulton NY
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    fishing, hunting, shooting
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    Knot lost

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  1. Knotlost

    Autopilot problem

    Normally they handle it fine Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Knotlost

    Starcraft islander restoration

    You got a good buy. Your motor is way better than any outboard in my opinion. Probably an easy fix. Putting an outboard on it is going backwards in a big way. Winterizing it is a breeze once you learn how. You can’t just put a outboard on either as it would be a total redesign and rebuild. And you end up with a inferior setup. I have rebuilt six of these Starcraft of all different sizes. Check out knotlost.net to see the 26 footer I’m using now. Those 4 cyl are amazing motors run forever easy to maintain and repair, quite and use little fuel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Different boat freeboard height will change the way you net as will the size of the fish and how much gas he has in the tank. But a big part is proper pole work and every charter captain knows exactly what I'm talking about. Keep the line angle steep when netting and magically many of those issues will go away. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. Knotlost

    Atomic hooks

    He is aware there was issues. He has a new manufacturer of hooks he used. Give him a call he will explain it and help you. Problem is with quality control at owner hooks I think. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Knotlost

    25 hp Yamaha question - water pump

    it's an 03 so it's most likely fine. Put the water pump in it and run it i bet you will find it did not hurt it a bit. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Knotlost

    25 hp Yamaha question - water pump

    What is the year? Most likely it's fine as they have great safety built in. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Knotlost

    What to do? Need advice

    I would get an autopilot as well if I were in your shoes. I would consider on what brand to buy, look at what chartplotter/sonar you may be getting in the future.. If you liking say the raymarine stuff look at there autopilots, etc although most play together pretty good nothing works as good as matching components.
  8. Knotlost

    remote steering or autopilot

    Nothing works good in rough lake conditions, not even human steering Your not going to fix that problem, rethink what you want from a prospective of good conditions to make your decision. The intellisteer for a 19 foot seem a bit silly to me as your never far from the helm, a simple wheel break would work much cheaper, but that really depends on your fishing style. Where an autopilot is working when you need it the most, and thats when you are busy and dont have the time to screw with turning the helm (landing or netting the fish).
  9. Knotlost

    Autopilot for my Islander

    Because when trolling, (using a kicker) the main is off, there isn't power to the steering as most are power assisted cable, so the auto pilot has to turn the main, and the kicker manually, and its alot for the auto pilots. If is just cable with no power assist its still hard enough so that it wears heavy on the auto pilot. That's why so many quit making them as they couldn't keep them from burning out.
  10. Knotlost

    bait fish die off in the oswego river

    Seagulls were in by the thousands it was like a horror movie. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. Knotlost

    Autopilot for my Islander

    You will be better off to convert to hydraulic steering now. You're going to burn out any auto pilot you put on there. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. Knotlost

    Home made planers!

    Wow they are big, most go with two board, as storing them is a pain.
  13. Knotlost

    marine grade plywood

    save your self some doe, use the stuff at lowes that got the funny name Arauco ply. It has same ply, glue and filled as marine, I cut a piece and boiled for 20 mins and it was perfect, so its as good anyway.
  14. Knotlost

    Kicker prop pitch

    The right prop will not give you speed but tork. Most kicker props will max out at 3/4 throttle (in speed), an aggressive pitch will just slip unless there is lots of blade, so having said that evaluate what you have and what your looking at. You want a big blade, lots of surface aria, then pitch is last in importance. Some of the props out there have small blade surfaces so you need to really look at it and take some measurements. Its as much an art as it is science because there are so many variables with each boat and set up. What your describing sounds right to me, I wouldn't waist money on it, as it works and works good. Its very hard to fish in 6' seas so moving the boat like yours dose is very good. PK
  15. Knotlost

    Autopilot ideas

    They may be pricy but I never heard anyone that spent the money regret it. They are so worth it...