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    Persistence - Tiara 33 Open
  1. Forgot to mention bags attached mid-ship...As far as rudders go I had 3" wider and 2" taller and then had them offset another inch lower. That made a huge difference without putting too much stress on the hydraulics. If you go too big the force that needs to be applied increases proportional the increase in surface area of the rudders and you could end up blowing a hydraulic line.
  2. I have 454's in my 33. I always run 2 bags - one on each side. I run a 48" amish bag on the same side as the motor that is running and a smaller 28" or 36" bag on the side without the motor running. My boat would struggle with the original rudders - but it was fishable, just not ideal. You may have to tweak the gain on your autopilot as well to help. That being said I upsized my rudders this winter. A few inches wider and a couple inches taller than the stock rudders and that definitely helps as well.
  3. I was looking to get $175

  4. I'm in Baldwinsville - looking for $175. Was keeping it around for a spare but willing to part with it.
  5. No prob - had it kicking around....good luck!
  6. would need to mount it in a dash and route wires up from underneath and behind the unit....typical flush mount. The original mounting provisions were cut away to allow the flush mount.
  7. I have one - but it has been flush mounted. It comes with the flush mount bracket which has been crafted out of KIng Starboard - will no longer work with the normal mounting bracket as has been modified. If you might be interested can discuss and send pics....
  8. I agree - would be nice to have more resources especially for guys who are trailering. I don't have a choice - I'm at the boat every weekend - if it's coming over the breakwalls I stay in the slip - if not I go out, but I agree it would be nice to be able to look around. The one last year I could look at my boat from my desk and that was nice. Miss that.
  9. Can also look at the Oswego weather buoy and get a pretty good idea based on that what is going on....
  10. You can always use this camera - it's been up and operational for many years....
  11. We started him out when he was 3. He is 6 now. Honestly - when you take them out don't push it - keep it fun. When they are ready to go in - you go in....over the last year or so now he is at the point where he can fish 4-6 hours without much issue. Don't go out in anything bigger than 2 footers (true 2 footers). Let them reel fish in once they are ready - they will lose more than they win in the beginning but now he is able to handle browns on his own (unless they are big) and also 2 year old kings on riggers. Diver rods are still hard for him. Keep it fun, don't push them, and let the interest grow over time.
  12. Fishing in mittens.... He toughed it out in the wind, rain, and cold for a couple hours on Saturday - can't keep him inside where it's warm. Once the mittens got soaked through he was ready to head in and grab some breakfast...
  13. Agreed! I sent in the neighborhood of 25 reels back this winter - just as you said. Top notch and couldn't be happier!
  14. A couple of ratchet straps can always come in handy for a variety of situations...I have a couple on my boat at all times.
  15. Change it - you will immediately regret it if you break off a monster and likely blame the breakoff (whether warranted or not) on the failure to change the mono. Besides - after you add up everything invested - mono for 10 rods is essentially free when compared to all of the other expenses.