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High Bidder

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About High Bidder

  • Birthday 09/07/1953

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  1. Braid line didn't suit my purpose. But it wouldn't break like mono if reeling in fast and not setting the drag light enough. I never used it so i can't say if mono would work.
  2. I have two childs life vests. One is for 30 to 50 lbs and one for 40 to 90 lbs. Both in very good, hardly used condition. Free for the cost of shipping. Grand kids grew up.
  3. I have a never used Tanacom 750 electric reel. It is 12 volt DC. I bought it because my son injured his shoulder but he decided to just not reel in any fish last year. Now I no longer need it. It cost me $399.00 but I will sell it for $300.00 plus shipping. I had to change it from best offer at the request of another member. High Bidder
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    Could use some advice on new seats

    I installed a Tempress Elite helm seat in my Striper. I could only install one seat because of the width. You have to be sure it doesn't interfere with the shifter. I have to rotate slightly left to get reverse. I had to keep the narrow original copilot seat. It was a great improvement over the stock seat.
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    Fish hawk

    At the Oak last weekend if you were trolling west(into the waves) you really had to give it speed. Trolling east we could barely get down to 2.6 MPH without bags. Your Fish Hawk was probably right. There was a lot of debris in the water but it only affected my Fish Hawk once and I had to pull it and clean the wheel.
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    Thru hull transducer

    Installed a thru hull two years ago. Really don't notice any difference between the transom mounted and thru hull when trolling. I have a selector switch that I can use either one. The only diference is when under power I don't lose the bottom with the thru hull where as sometimes I did with the transom mounted.
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    Touch screen GPS

    I'm considering getting a new GPS chartplotter but was a little concerned about a touchscreen type. I hate when someone puts a fishy fingerprint on my screen now. Simrad units connect to my Autopilot easiest. I built a adapter cable for my present Lowrance Globalmap unit. Other brands won't connect to my Simnet system. The expensive units seem to be both touchscreen and dial or button control but the less expensive units are touchscreen only. Just was wondering if I'm too concerned about a slimey screen.
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    Lowrance gen 3 or Simrad nss9 evo2

    I also was considering upgrading my Globalmap unit to a Simrad since it would easily connect to my Simnet system for my autopilot. Is the built in GPS effective under a hardtop or would I have to install a puck like I do now with my Lowrance Globalmap unit? I would be using the unit only as a chartplotter.
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    Bears eating my cameras

    I just hope the wardens don't think using cameras is "baiting". Although I did think of putting all my old cameras around my stand. I'm sure its the human scent because I had a bear walk by and as soon as it caught my scent it returned to the base of my ladder and looked up at me.
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    Bears eating my cameras

    Bears eating my cameras This past year I've had 3 cameras chewed or knocked off the tree by bears, some numerous times. I've gotten some good pics of their teeth, ears and noses. At first I thought they prefered the Cuddiback units but lately they moved on to the other brands. I don't know if its the smell of plastic that attracts them or the sound. I hope some of them stick around for archery bear season. By rifle season the food selection changes and they move out. This is in north central PA.
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    oil level in IO engine

    If I change the drain I would no longer have a dipstick tube and dipstick. I couldn't check the oil level. I would have to splice a drain valve into the dipstick tube.
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    oil level in IO engine

    The problem is a tube cannot be slid down the dipstick tube because of the bends in a Ford tube and also at the oil pan the dipstick tube adapter block is fastened to the oil pan with a bolt that is ported . I'm not sure what that bolt is called but it is drilled partially lengthwise and then out the side to the fill tube. I guess at the end of the season I'll remove the exhaust manifold and loosen the fill tube to check if any oil is remaining. Thanks
  13. Thanks for the launch pics. I feel a lot better seeing the docks. Can't wait to start fishing.
  14. High Bidder

    oil level in IO engine

    Before I changed it i could get all 5 qts out including the filter. Everything lined up and everything looked the same inside and out. The drain hole was metric so I had to machine another bolt to attach the dipstick tube, which also serves as the suction tube. The drain was in the exact same position on the pan. I can't figure it out for sure and I don't feel like pulling the engine again so I guess I'll just run it.
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    oil level in IO engine

    oil level in IO engine Two years ago I had to replace the oil pan on my 5.0 Ford engine. I used a ford van oil pan because it was the same shape as the original. The problem I have now is that when I change oil I can only get 3.5 qts out. Since I have to suck it out through the dipstick I don't know if oil is remaining in the pan or I don't have enough in it. Removing the drain plug is next to impossible to completely drain the oil. Would the oil pan retain oil since it is a automotive type instead of marine original? The oil level on the dipstick shows full.
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