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  1. Nice looking boat there, Seasquirrel! Do the uprights on the Atlantic Towers models allow you to run wiring up inside them? That's a concern of mine, as I'd like to keep the wiring out of the way. Did you install the top yourself, (with a couple friends), or have it done elsewhere? If you did do the install, was it difficult? I don't know if I'll have the "headroom" issue that you had, (I'm only 5'10), but did the electronics box hang really low? I don't know if I'll go with the box or not. Wasn't there room across the top, or even on the rear uprights for additional rod holders? Thanks for the input, Seasquirrel. Tightlines
  2. Rotten fruit....... ......don't forget the rotten vegetables, and eggs too!
  3. Thanks for the tip, Gator! I checked out their site, and prices, and you're right, - a LOT less expensive than a full hardtop. Don't know if I'll ever have enough rods for all those launchers.... lol It does give me some options to think about though..... Thanks again. Tightlines
  4. Thanks Ted ! This "in a box" deal sounds pretty good, @ $2,600. I will definitely look into this. Tightlines
  5. Thanks for the intel, dc, & 180 ! I went over to the dealer where I purchased the boat, and he told me that my boat could be equipped with a trophy factory hardtop. That was the good news. The bad news was how much it would cost..... (he said around 4grand). He didn't get into too much detail about the installation costs, but I saw a sign in the shop that said labor was $92/per hour. Whew! I would like the "extended" version, but does 4 grand plus labor sound too expensive? I'll check out the company that you posted, dc, and see what their deal is, and I'll give Trophy a call as well, 180. Maybe I can get a deal by eliminating the middleman...... Thanks again. Tightlines.
  6. Great explanation jj7! I'm glad that you brought up the "fishing with boards" scenario. I agree with the basic "Let's work together" concept as well. No need to be getting all flustered out there, after all, everybody's just out there to have some fun. Tightlines
  7. I agree with what Tim said. I tried dipsys for the first time, just a couple of weeks ago, and at first, I didn't think that they were getting out too far, but when I ended up popping one, (My kid bumped the boat's throttle), that sucker WAS out off the side a lot further than the line showed. As far as snubbers,.... yes, I've been using them, but this week, I might just try one pole without a snubber, just to experiment a bit. Lot's of great info & ideas here!
  8. I see where you're coming from, Adam2000. lol Maybe we should all install turn signals...... Tightlines
  9. Setting # 3 is supposed to get them out further. Don't you have the chart that came with them? It will tell you that you need to set out more line to get to the depth you want to fish at. When you set out, let the line out slowly, or you may end up with mess to straighten out.........
  10. Just bought a new 2011 (Leftover) Trophy 2152 wa, this past June. It came equipped with a nice bimini top & full enclosure, which, at the time seemed ok. However, during the summer, my kid & I haved gotten hooked, (PUN INTENDED), on trolling around up on Lake O, and we seem to be running out of places to put gear and electronics. I'm really thinking of putting a hardtop on the boat, over the winter months. I'm trying to figure out what would be my best options here, and hoping that some of you experienced guys can help. I'd like: 6 or so rocket launchers. deck lights, forward lights, and would like to be able to mount my vhfs & stereo up there inside. Should I get one with an electronics box? Do I need to get one from my dealer? What model might be best for my boat? Are they difficult to install? Thanks Tightlines!
  11. It would be nice and easy to avoid alot of bs, if everyone had a vhf, and knew to use it........ just saying.
  12. How soon are you lookin to buy one? You're probably looking for one with a trailer too, right? How heavy of a boat/ trailer combo can you comfortably pull with the vehicle that you have now?
  13. I get parts for my Trophy 2152wa at : Anchor Marine. 1501 Ferry Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072. (716) 773-7063. Check their website @ anchormarine.com
  14. slapshot716


    NOCO 91 octane / Non-ethanol is all we use.
  15. Fishing Report Your Name / Boat Name: No Joke TRIP OVERVIEW ============== Date(s):19 AUG 12 Time on Water: 0530 - 1330 Weather/Temp: Sunny / Mid 70's Wind Speed/Direction: 5-10 W - SW Waves: @ 1ft Surface Temp: 74 Location:North of Olcott LAT/LONG (GPS Cords): 25n - 30n =============== FISHING RESULTS =============== Total Hits:7 Total Boated: 6 Species Breakdown: Steelies Hot Lure: Flys Trolling Speed:2.4 - 3.0 Down Speed: Boat Depth: 280 - 400 Lure Depth: 65' - 85' ==================== SUMMARY & FURTHER DETAILS ==================== First time this season that we were able to get out on the lake before sunrise, (finally fixed the trailer lights ...), so we headed outta Wilson on a course of @ 30, until we reached the 25n line, then set out the dipsys to about 65' down and trolled east for a bit. Landed the 1st Steelie @ 0745, and another one @ 0810. Then not even a slight hit for about an hour, so we headed north. We got out near the 29 line and got 4 more between 1100 and noon,
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