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    Fitzwilliam, N.H.
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    Family and all things outdoors
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    Still trying to decide (1800 Lund Sport Angler)

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  1. Switch Box

    Hi TClll Check out the electrical enclosures online at McMaster Carr or Grainger. There are many different sizes of weather resistant metal enclosures. You may not want to use the knock out hole plugs but just drill holes in the cover to mount the toggle switches. Good Luck Egoody
  2. Daiwa Sealine Reels

    That's a shame that Daiwa is no longer supporting the 47H with spare parts. They are a true workhorse as far as I'm concerned. They have never failed me. I have 8 that I've collected over the years and fortunately, I sent them to Tuna Toms 2 1/2 years ago for them to go through, so I'm all set for a while. I'm slowly replacing them with the Sealine with line counters. So far these have worked quite well, but I rarely see them mentioned in any of the forums posted on LOU. I've seen some parts available on eBay for the 47H's if that's any help anyone. Boat Safe Egoody
  3. Cannon Magnum STX 10

    I've been running 2 of the Mag 10 STX's on my 1800 Lund Sport Angler since 2012. They have worked without any issues, although I highly recommend installing a a 6 inch snubber between the weight and the cable. The STX's are really fast and without the snubber they bounce more than I liked. I bought the snubbers from Amish Outfitters. Boat Safe, Egoody
  4. Meat

    I was wondering where I could buy fresh herring to use to brine but this sounds like a good idea too. Do you keep the shiners whole or fillet them before you brine them. Thanks for any information. Boat Safe Egoody
  5. calling all dogs

    I've never hunted them, but caught these on my game camera here in Fitzwilliam, NH Egoody
  6. ISO vacation / rental

    We have stayed at Anchor Marine in Fair Haven (Little Sodus Bay) for the past 4 years. We go for the accommodations, dockage, on site gas and of course the fishing. They have large lawn areas, picnic tables, a small beach area for the kids to swim and play and several different accomodation choices. Check them out @ Good Luck and have a good vacation with the family. Egoody
  7. Best electric down rigger?

    I've been using a pair of Cannon 10STX electrics since 2012. They are rated for max 12 lb weights, so if you want to use a heavier weight I would caution you on this aspect of their ability. They are fast up and down, have auto up & stop when they break the water line. They bounced more than I liked when they stopped at he water line, so I use a short 6 inch snubber from Amish Outfitter's. I would recommend these and buy them again. I have no experience with any other electrics, just the Penn 620 and 625 manuals that seem to last forever that I have on my small tiller powered 15 footer. Good Luck and Boat Safe, Egoody
  8. Flashers and flies

    Minion makes some of the best trolling flies I've used. Give him a shout and check out his products. Thanks and Boat Safe, Egoody
  9. Ice depth finder

    This sounds like another good use for my Elite4. What are you all using for a battery to power your unit when you're on the ice? Thanks, Egoody
  10. OK, Was It Just Me

    I had the same problem,i t seemed like forever & that no matter what I tried on my end, I still couldn't get signed in. I contacted Chad Lapa and over the course of several emails, he made a change on his end and today the LOU site is working just as it had been for me. I can't say what a fantastic job Chad does with all of the Great Lakes sites he keeps up and running for all of us to enjoy. Again, THANK YOU Chad for everything you do. Boat Safe, Egoody
  11. 4 stroke kickers winterizing

    I have 2015 Merc 15hp Big Foot. For the winter storage I change the oil and gear lube. Take it off the boat, mount it onto my stand and put it in my heated garage. The only part that sucks is it weighs 138lbs and its a bich to lift it on and off the transom by myself. Haven't had any problems in the spring when I go to use it. Boat Safe Egoody
  12. Great boards and at a good price. I have a set of these and can vouch that they will work great for whomever adds them to their arsenal of trolling gear. Boat Safe Egoody
  13. How to use clip (DR noob)

    I agree with the use of Chamberlains and have had good luck with them...I have roemers and ended up clamping rubber bands in the jaws with a half hitch to the fish line, instead of trying to remember how to thread the line through them. I've had the same issue that someone above mentioned above about the continued use making flat spots on the rigger cable with the Chamberlains also. Boat Safe Egoody
  14. Go to the Cisco web site, they have Sport Track brackets especially designed to mount down riggers. If you don't see what you need or have any questions, give them a call. They are very helpful. I use the Cisco rod holders and sport track mounts on my Lund 1800 Sport Angler. Boat Safe Egoody
  15. Share your rookie stories!!

    This Happened to me, or better yet this is how I learned a valuable lesson. I was trolling on Lake Champlain when I got too close to the reef in Farm Town Bay, when my rigger ball got hung up. I tried to back up to get on the other side of it trying to get it loose, but the wind was blowing and I was losing ground. So instead of chancing having my 10STX ripped off, I cut the rigger cable. I could have continued fishing, but figured I'd get off the water and head up to Dutillios, (sorry for spelling) to buy another cable, 10lb ball and termination kit. Now back on the water, my partner and I, After installing one of the sleeves that came with the new 300 ft cable and crimping it, we hand wound the cable onto the rigger. Now I wanted to make sure it was wound tight on the rigger reel. How could I do that? Well I had a great idea, I'd go out to 300FOW let the cable out to 280 ft with the new ball i just bought and just wind it back up. Well, at about 275 feet out I looked at the rigger reel and all of a sudden, the single crimp i had put on must have let loose and there goes my new cable, ball and termination kit. Talk about being Pssd off!! Lesson learned, ALWAYS use both sleeves and crimp each one at 90 degrees from each other that are included with the new cable, That's what I did with the next one I bought and as an added level of confidence, I tied a knot in the end of the cable just incase the crimped sleeves ever let loose. Boat Safe Egoody