Firechief48

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About Firechief48

  • Birthday 03/02/1964

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Port Ewen NY
  • Home Port
    Little Salmon River
  • Boat Name
    Knot Her's

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  1. Firechief48

    FLASHER BOX

    I made mine using 2 pieces of 1x1 pine and cut grooves in them with a table saw, same principle as yours.
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    Ez steer question

    They're nothing more than large hose clamps. Usually the ones shipped are much longer than you actually need.
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    Panther electric steer opinions

    I had a Panther and took it off in favor of an EZ Steer. I didn't have a problem with it but easier just turning the wheel for direction change for others on the boat.
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    4.3 mercruiser issues

    Glad to hear you got it fixed. It can be frustrating for sure. Good luck in the tournament.
  5. Firechief48

    To All Veterans & Active Duty Military

    Kudos to this organization and anybody that helps out our vets and military personnel. Too often today you see the military being frowned upon and degraded. If not for past, present and future military we wouldn't have our freedom. God bless them all.
  6. Firechief48

    Downrigger stacking, help

    I've used Offshore for 30 plus years the few times I do stack and still using them. Never had a problem holding just get a good bite on the cable. Usually as mentioned earlier I run free sliders more though.
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    Reels

    Size 30 reels work fine for dipseys also, will hold 1000' of wire with room.
  8. All my rods for Kings are mediums. My line is 30lb Sea Flea. Some guys just run 30 and now even 40lb mono just because it helps fight off the fleas not because that heavy of line is needed for the fish.
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    Sea sick

    X3 on the Sea Bands. I carry 2 sets on my boat and unlike the others that need to be taken ahead of time they'll work even if you put them on after you're sick. I myself have never had to use them but those on my boat that have always had great results.
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    New to the game

    X2 on this site for great deals. If you're buying new though I don't think you can beat TDR rigger rods or Eagle Claw diver rods for the money. My rigger rods see also 81/2' but my divers are 10'
  11. Firechief48

    homemade planer board mast

    X2 except mine are on top
  12. Firechief48

    Newb Questions (Bear with me)

    The Harrisburg show is a great show, we go every year but not much toward fishing big water. Can't give you any advice that wasn't already given by other guys here except good buys on here in the classified section also.
  13. Firechief48

    4.3 mercruiser issues

    I went thru all this also including pulling the pickup tube and completely draining the tank and filling with fresh fuel. In the end it was timing. I discounted the timing because it would idle and up to 3000 rpms just fine, after that it was rough and cutting out. My buddy says boats have to be adjusted under load? Don't know but it sure fixed my problem.
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    4.3 mercruiser issues

    I had the same problem with my Volvo Penta. Changed filters, made it better for a bit. Cleaned and drained fuel system, made it better for a bit. Sometimes it would go good, sometimes like it was starving for fuel. Marina even changed prop, no difference just wasn't getting RPM's. For 2 years my buddy at work kept telling me he thought it was timing. He ended up taking a ride with me and he was right. He fixed it in 15 seconds.
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    Leader question

    I'snt that the truth. My dipsey rods are 10' so that's about what I keep my leaders and they're 30lb.