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  1. I’m looking to upgrade my electronics on my boat over winter. It has an older ray marine C80 that I use for sonar and an older lowrance 7” unit that’s used for mapping. I troll both shallow for walleye and Deep for trout. I’m looking to possibly get 7” unit for running depth charts on that will be mounted in my hard top and then mounting a larger unit on the helm. Does anyone have any recommendations of units that network together easily? I’m also looking for something that’s capable of adding radar to also if I decide to do so. Thanks.
  2. Henderson Harbor area. I’m willing to ship the rods for repair.
  3. Any recommendations on a good rod repair person?
  4. I have a few Tolora rods that got knocked around by the kiddos on the boat this year. They lost the ceramic inserts on the last eyelet. Short of cutting end of rod off what’s my options for repair? Are there any guys that do rod repair?
  5. Thanks. I’ll keep trying to get maintenance records of the boat
  6. Does anyone know in general how many hours a mercury 8.1 horizon motor is good for before needing any major overhaul? It has 2700 hours on it most are trolling. Will the 8.1’s last to 4000 trolling hours before needing major work?
  7. I’m looking for a larger boat then my current one. Seems like they are not listed online or hard to find. Looking for 2000 or newer Inboard motor or motors. 26-30 feet with at least a 9.5’ beam. Ideally rot free construction. Baha, SportCraft, Pursuit. Fuel injection is a must. Fresh water only. Anyone have any leads or know of any in there local harbors. Thanks.
  8. I’m guessing the term flower pot is not a good thing. I’m keeping my eyes open to all options. Just looking for a solid boat for the family. I know no matter how new or old they are problems arise.
  9. Do you think there would be more fish in the Eastern Basin if your hopes come true?
  10. There is a 21’ kingfisher on walleye.com and a 1850 commander on marketplace in Syracuse NY
  11. The dome measures 16” across. Is that what you were asking?
  12. I will have to measure the dome on it. I’m in between Henderson and Mexico Bay
  13. Thanks for all the info. I’m not in a rush to buy anything so I’ll keep my eyes open for a nice fresh water boat. Sounds like it would be a better option. Thanks everyone.
  14. Thanks unreel. Do you have info on brokers? I have been looking boat trader but not much to be had for freshwater. It would be great to find one out of ABay since I live close to there
  15. Gambler any boat I buy I expect there to be unknown issues and repairs. Like you mentioned a survey will be a must have. Why do you think a salt boat will have more repairs? Thanks.
  16. I’m starting to look for bigger boats. I would really like a 30’ pursuit. Most seem to have spent some of there life in salt water. For those who have bought salt water boats have you had any issues like wiring corrosion, gel coat issues, hardware issues. Or just issues in general that you experienced? I have heard some say no big deal if it’s a closed cooling system, and I have been told to stay away from salt water boats.
  17. The Net, not ready to drop the price that low yet.
  18. I have a SITEX T760 Radar unit. It’s new never been installed. Box has been open. Also have a Great Lakes Planer radar mount that I bought For it also. $1200
  19. How has the fishing been out of the Eastern Basin? Haven’t heard much talk in the last weeks of people getting Gators or dinosaur lake trout out of the Eastern Basin. Any info would help.
  20. Had the shift linkage come lose on my kicker after it was serviced by a certified Mercury marina the other day. So I used my main 150 four stroke to troll yesterday. After about 3 hours of trolling a System error for low voltage came across the screen. My Battery was drained to 10.9v. Pulled all the gear in put in neutral and brought rpms up to 3000 and my voltage picked up to 13volts. I don’t understand why the alternator would not put out proper charging voltage when using the troll control feature on my Mercury gauge. Has anyone ever had this issue? Was running a Helix 9, VHF, and the fm radio. The same loads I have when I troll all day long with my kicker. The kicker is a 2016 9.9 Pro Kicker 4stroke and my main is a 2016 150 4stoke.
  21. Launched out of Henderson Saturday. Went through the cut no problem. I have a 21’ aluminum boat. Shallowest I saw was 2.8 FOW about 100 yards before the cut. Glad to hear Greenboatluke made it out of Stoney. It’s a long run from the harbor.
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