longbow

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    planet earth, the Que quadrant
  • Interests
    fishing and golf
  • Home Port
    Hughes Marina
  • Boat Name
    HOG TIDE

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  1. for sale : usa

    If you take PP I'll take the 10 glow spoons, Lot 1. Let me know via p.m. etc. thanks
  2. I love that Big Cat Whaler. That is one gorgeous ride. Watch you guys launch from my fifth wheel right in front at Hughes. As they say, the bite is on.
  3. I have some 3/8" alum. that is 16" long and 4" wide I have to pick up tomorrow from my brother in the southern tier. I'll use that as backer. etc.etc.
  4. Yep power trim and tilt, hence the remote with control cables and wiring. The transom has a plate for a garelick heavy duty motor mount on it now. The fella never did get a kicker nor the motor mount for the plate. So basically just the plate is mounted on the transom now. Looking at the fixed bracket I don't think it will be narrow enough to slide down in the channels of the plate that is on there now. Sean where are you located? Your idea might be the easiest way for me to go. I'll p.m. ya, thanks
  5. Mounting a Kicker Motor My kicker will go on this weekend I hope. It is a 2016 Pro Kicker 9,9hp. 25" x-long shaft. So what I have secured is the remote with wires/cable, pass through seal, throttle cables, and the mounting hardware for the garelick fixed transom bracket and the bracket itself. I need to get the tee for splitting the fuel line and the extra fuel line itself. Now my question is this: What can I use for a backer plate for the kicker mount. The fella doing the install suggested 4 pieces of aluminum plate about .250" thick with a 3/8" hole in the center of each. These would measure 4x4" each. I am thinking marine plywood about 3/8" thick that would be a few inches larger than the bracket itself with the holes to match the bracket. Seems simpler and easier and quicker. The transom of my boat, a Penn Yan Avenger already has a mounting plate on it from the previous owner who was going to put a kicker on it but sold the boat instead to me. I've no idea if the fixed bracket will slide down into the plate that is on there now or if I can fit it over the plate so I can leave it on there. So how has anyone mounted there kicker on the transom. The transom on the P-Y seems pretty robust to me and tapping it like was done on the survey it seems hard as a rock with 0 dry rot anywhere. So suggestions as to how and which way to go. thanks
  6. I have a Garelick fixed mount coming with 12" of back set. Will hold a motor up to 250lbs or there abouts.
  7. What type of bracket for kicker Anyone know of decent fixed brackets for kicker motors? I've looked on the net and find plenty of the Garlick type that you lift in and out but want something fixed that I don't have to monkey with lifting in and out of the water. Let me know, thanks and info. is appreciated.
  8. never mind, you use rudders with engines a midship I assume.
  9. Well went with a 9.9 Pro kicker with a high thrust prop/gearing etc. Has power trim and tilt and am looking into the elevator type of bracket. They were on sale at Bass Pro in Auburn. Having it installed within the next week and a half. Oh yea the 25" shaft too. Gonna use an ez steer hookup along with my intellisteer for the main. Thanks for all the advice.
  10. SHOUT OUT TO GAMBLER Gambler offered a deal on a free Browning Compound bow. Well he wasn't kidding. Picked it up last night with all accouterments. Just a big thanks. Much appreciated.
  11. Well this is like pulling teeth trying to locate a 15h.p. kicker. Found a few 9.9's around both new and used. A local dealer can get a new 15 h.p. for close to 4 grand in 7 weeks, but frankly that is a bit to much money to fund one at least on my end. Still looking and leaning towards a 9.9 as that seems to be what is available. Excellent info. too. Appreciate it.
  12. Thanks folks. Excellent info J.P.
  13. What's the difference between a Pro Kicker and just a regular 9,9 long shaft Mercury kicker? Also is a high thrust kicker motor just a kicker with a larger prop on it? thanks
  14. What kicker to get and where Putting a kicker on my Penn Yan Avenger. About 24', with a 9.6' beam. Unladen weight about 4300 lbs as I read the brochure or there abouts as I recall. Looking for power trim/tilt, and separate binnacle mounted behind main engine binnacle. Any thoughts or suggestions. Would like to complete this asap so fire away. thanks
  15. Replied to you. thanks