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guffins fisherman

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  1. I think NYS DMV has a database of everything that has been reg'd in your name, to a certain extent of time. I think you can request a copy of it. I thought it could be done online, but not positive. The reg numbers you need for your captains license might be listed. I ran into this same sort of problem. I went back and found pictures over the years and was able to find the reg numbers I needed. Good luck. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Saw this on CL a week ago too. https://plattsburgh.craigslist.org/boa/d/canandaigua-ft-sportscraft-inboard/7363431872.html Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. I honestly think disconnecting the head unit from the power and removing the batteries from the probe resets the codes or something, and they begin talking better. Essentially mine did the same thing. Only thing I did differently was to reset the head unit to factory settings. Good chance FH did that when they had it too. Good to hear it works. Now go fishing. Matt Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. With some perseverance, renewed patience and some tinkering, I was able to fish my x4D all day today with almost no glitches. Matt Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Update: brought my boat to a sand beach where I could get in and look at the 'ducer angle. I had it tilted up ~15 degrees. Add that to the already 10 degrees built into the 'ducer element, and I was likely not receiving signal well from the probe. I adjusted it to parallel with the surface of the water, and it seemed to work well all the way up to 4 MPH. Couple that with the reset to factory default of the head unit, and I think/hope they are talking better now. As far as the OP putting the probe into a bucket, that may not be deep enough to receive well considering the 10 degrees built into the 'ducer. I hope my trials and tribulations and possible success give you some insight into solving your problems. Matt
  6. They make different models that vary the complexity. I know a lot of people that live and die by these things on the water, and have zero issues with them. Whether they are justifying the expense, or truly catch more fish is not my call. I want to be on the cutting edge, and want the FH to work and will keep trudging ahead to get it working.
  7. I did the switcheroo last night with my head unit and probe. Family member has the same unit as mine(X4D). At first, the probe would not work correctly with his 'ducer and head unit. We thought the probe was bad, so we pulled it out of the water and took the batteries out of it and let it sit while we put down his probe and tried my head unit to test it. It worked, but the numbers were way off, so we did a factory default reset on the head unit. All was good after that, so we assumed the head unit was good. We decided to try my probe again with my head unit. IT WORKED! We all were totally blown away. My probe, his 'ducer and my head unit worked. We put his head unit back on just to test my probe to make sure it wasn't a fluke. That combo worked too. So, at this point I am looking hard at the 'ducer. Today, I am going to try and adjust the angle of my 'ducer back to parallel with the water surface. I tipped it up thinking the blowback was making the transmission spotty. FH told me the element in the 'ducer is built with 10 degrees into it to allow for blowback and to mount it flat. Why the probe would not work correctly(numbers were way off and some missing) at first is totally confusing, but we had it working after I pulled all the batteries and let it set for a while. IDK. Not sure if any of this helps you(OP), but we are looking at the same problem it seems. Matt Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. I bought a used X4D on here and have had the exact same problems with it. I finally took the display off and quit thinking about it until I can pull the boat in the fall and get the transducer checked out somehow. Too busy running trips right now. Good luck. Hope you find the problem. I am following along. Matt Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Mine was 21'er. It had a 125 Merc 2 stroke. It was rated for 175, but the PO opted for the 125. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. I had a 2001 Trophy with an outboard on it. It had the fishboxes in the floor that also filled up with rain. Hated it. Gets real nasty, fast. I found a couple things you can do to remedy the problem: 1. Disconnect the pumps so the rain water drains to the bilge and rely on your bilge pump to do the work on a regular basis. I didn't like that idea at all, and didn't do it. 2. Buy some really good rubber weather stripping and stick it to the top of the rim around the top of the fishboxes. It seals against the lid when it is closed, and keeps the rainwater out. I sold the boat due to wanting to go bigger, and it was underpowered, before I applied the weather stripping. Hope this helps. Matt Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. FWIW, Bert's makes a lexan version of their rod holder. They are better than the Scotty's, but def not Cannon,etc. They work really well for planer board rods. They go into position with two hands, but come up with only a one handed pull upward. They fit in all tracks. I use them for planer board rods and holding rods while underway only. I also use the Cannons for my dipsy rods. I thought heavy duty holders for planer rods was a waste of money, so I max and matched my set up and really like it. I included a not so great pic to kinda show what I am talking about. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Lakers and salmon are not in the bays right now. They are out in the lake proper. Past the big islands. Pike,pickerel and bass can be found in the bays right now just about everywhere. The walleyes? Good luck. They are here, but very scattered and tough to target unless you put one helluva lotta time in.
  13. Somebody must be looking for some downriggers. If you don't like my asking price, make me an offer. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. The original generation of Bravo drives did have corrosion problems. I had a Bravo 3(counter rotating stainless props). Merc discovered all that steel right next to the aluminum drive housing was a bad thing. The newer gen drives were built using different paints, alloy mixes, and more anodes. I had to replace my upper drive assembly and my lower unit. The new units seemed to weather better.
  15. I had the 231 WA just like what you have pictured. I put a 36" track over that whole thing. In the track, I mounted a rigger all the way aft, and four rod holders. The rod holder furthest forward was the diver holder. I never had any problems with that piece acting as if it was coming out of there. If you felt it needed to stronger, you could add more mounting screws to it. Oversizing what is already there likely won't bolster it much, but more screws would. Loved that ProLine. Great hull. Would handle anything. I just needed to go bigger and get rid of the dog house for my charter boat.
  16. Don't put your dipsys in titeloks. They will eventually go for a swim. Use them for storage and planer rods. Put a heavy duty holder in front of them, and put them all in track. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Three new style Mag 5ST. All three have adjustable booms installed. Pulleys good, etc. Cannon plugs cut off whips for different plugs. Switches good. Auto stop all good. The middle one has a brand new motor. $300. The right one has the boat side whip. $300. One has a stripped knob on the rod holder, but still functions as chute rigger. $300. Good cables and terminators on all. Mounting blocks and two high profile swivels included. $850 for all. Preferred. I moved to Scotty riggers and want to move these. Located in Watertown/Henderson Harbor, NY. Pick up only. PM's or text. Matt Dickinson(315)778-3526 Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. I have a couple 9" angled, I believe 30 degrees I would get rid of. Good shape. Holes are unthreaded and in the corners only. Match cannon swivels. Off brand, but solid and in good shape.
  19. I went from Lowrance to Garmin last year. The Garmin UI is just so much easier to use. I love the hybrid touch and buttons of the Echomap Plus series. You can program the soft buttons to automatically move to a desired screen with one button touch. Just fast and slick. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. It has been a few weeks since I went out of stony in my tin boat. I had the FF on the whole way out. The least amount of depth I saw was 1.5, but that was weeks ago. Never touched bottom though. The dock? That was another story. I had the least mobile of the two of us climb into the boat before I splashed it, then I climbed down in after it was in, and then reversed the process on the way out. I have not used it looked at Westcott launch. I would bet it's shallow getting out past the jetty's, but all sand. On another note, I keep my 26' Shamrock at Harbors End in Henderson. The first time I took it out of there, I felt this weird vibration. Looked at the FF and again 1.5. Luckily, all sand. I was dragging the keel and chopping sand. That was weeks ago, and the water has def come up some. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. I stumbled upon this video last year some time. Fish Hawk installed already.
  22. Henderson has covered and non-covered slips at the various marinas. Harbors End, Harbor Marina, Lake Ontario Mariners marina, and I believe Cornell's marina. You will pay more for the covered slips, but it sure is nice to have a clean, dry boat. They all vary in price. I believe Harbor Marine is the most $$, but also, the deepest, and brand new building with locked doors. All of these marinas fill up pretty quick, or already full with a waitlist, so don't delay. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Just did a quick search of that model. Max HP is 230 and dry weight is 2550. The 175 was probably the standard factory option, while the 230 was likely twin 115's upgrade. Essentially 90 HP is half or less of what the hull is rated for. I would think your only potential buyer would be someone that never wants to get on plane with any gear or people on board, will only putt around a small lake and is aware of the danger in doing anything different with it so underpowered. Sent from my moto g(7) power using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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