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kayaker919

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  1. https://www.tacklehaven.com/depth-raider-probe-klincher-kit-part-dr-1016/ See photo in link. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Sounds like your braid might be slipping in the spool. Did you use tape, mono backing, or other technique to better secure braid to spool? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Get a few of these for your boat and fishing partners. https://www.identicards.com/productcart/pc/Great-Lakes-Salmon-Trout-Ident-I-Card-Waterproof-Freshwater-Fish-Identification-Card-p30578.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIkMWczveV6gIVCm-GCh0-xggTEAQYASABEgIt3PD_BwE Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. I believe there are 4 magnets in the spool that the control board counts as the spool rotates. Maybe you lost a magnet on the spool or it is not being sensed? It would give an error almost exactly what you are seeing in your original post. Sent from my SM-T820 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. https://www.bluesea.com/products/7650/Add-A-Battery_Kit_-_120A This makes it foolproof.....switch is OFF or ON most of the time....BOTH if you need both batteries to start in an emergency. ACR keeps both batteries isolated from each other, but charged if connected to a charging source. Sent from my SM-T820 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. Make sure your "little portable 12v battery" is up to the task by checking the voltage with the spotlight attached. If the spot is a regular incandescent it will light even at low voltage, where your LED lights may not. Sent from my SM-T820 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. I have the DRx-10 Depth Raider. I used torpedo speed and temp for a year or so. I stopped because it tended to twist or untwist after several outings even with a ball bearing swivel and was a bit of a pain to re-terminate. The other issue I had was the PIC voltage on my cannon downrigger would cause the Depth Raider to read erratically until I insulated the antenna coil from the metal sheath on the torpedo cable. At the end of the day I did not notice any improvement depth range and since I had to service the torpedo cable more often than with a coated cable, I went back to the coated cable.
  8. I moved my Depth Raider from the dash to the rigger a few years ago. If I recall the antenna cable is already a shorter cable that attaches to a longer cable to get to the dash. All I needed was a male to male adapter to connect the antenna to the head unit. In my case I have the drx version, the adapter was a TNC....not sure but older ones might be an RCA connector. I just figure eight and tie-wrap any extra cable.
  9. I have both and found it is not simply an offset. I calibrated gps, depth raider, and fish hawk to read identical at 2.5mph (in calm water)...at 3mph on depth raider, fish hawk reads 3.3; at 2mph on depth raider, fish hawk reads 1.8. Also changes in speed can be seen on depth raider in a few seconds; changes on fish hawk D version take about a minute to display. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. I think it is about 9-10ft.....set to be able to net fish vs best picture, but fine for video. Sent from my SM-T820 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I started using hollow core braid for all my copper and steel connections. Same concept as the Chinese Finger Trap. ....used by tuna fisherman and others for big fish in the ocean. Smallest transition profile and nearly 100% knot strength. I also use it for backing in all applications....a little more expensive, but worth it in the long run for reasons mentioned above. Downside is it is not a "in the field" implementation for repairs. You need long needles and a few accessories make it much easier if doing a lot. Many videos and instructions online. I even use the technique on my lead core as that is nothing more than hollow core with lead in it. Nothing easier than a Willis knot, but it is nice not worrying about it hanging up in rod an reel. Sent from my SM-T820 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. I ended up putting it on the rigger rod: 30lb mono to camera, 15-20lb flouro/mono leader. I have had salmon actually hit the camera! Rigger mount will make you seasick reviewing video in rougher conditions, and the detail is acceptable only with very short leads. Plus the cable hum is very loud....but you can turn down the audio. Sent from my SM-T820 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I tape up the clincher release with the stretchy, self-ahering tape down to the top of the swivel. Nothing on rest of swivel. I did coat the probe tab with "liquid tape" where the swivel does not contact, but don't know if it made any difference. I get 150ft with x-version Depth Raider.....175+ft with wet towel....YMMV Sent from my SM-T820 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Yes, what dawg said. Adding a chafe tube between wire and release will give a better fit and protect cable insulation. See previous thread: https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/index.php?/topic/56755-Temp-Probe-with-chamberlain-release Sent from my SM-T820 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Discussed at following link: https://www.lakeontariounited.com/fishing-hunting/index.php?/topic/72929-Adding-a-2nd-battery...have-a-install-question Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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