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guffins fisherman

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  1. One thing I have always wondered about hydraulic steering on the main engine and trolling with a kicker. I assume there must be some form of hydraulic pump to move the Seastar cylinder. I, maybe falsely also assume the pump is powered by the big engine. If someone is using just the kicker, how does the Seastar get it's power to steer? Maybe a stupid question. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I have only been out opening day. Worked both shores of BRB. Pillar side was a parking lot. Sacketts side from Mill Creek to buoys produced a lot of bites but had trouble keeping them buttoned up so can't say what they in fact were. Managed two. A friend went out next day, same spot and never tipped a rod. I think in general it was spotty in the bays. A few here and there. The guys that always, get 'em, got a few. Others really struggled. VERY cold water except for mouth of BR.
  3. What's the asking price now? Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Yes, a 110V receptacle will work just fine. Two things to remember: make sure you have a fuse or breaker close to your power source with wire heavy enough to withstand the draw you'll have on it, and those big jons will run normal or in reverse. Meaning, if you plug in upside down, up on the switch will be down on the rigger. Simply flip the plug over and they will be right. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Pretty sure this one is sold.
  6. Dipsys are easy. Just be sure to run them at like a two setting each side so they stay outta your riggers. Research how to adjust the weight and which way to turn it per side. As far as your lowrance, the navionics stuff is good. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Zinc is for salt. Magnesium is best for freshwater. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. I'll take em. I sent you a PM. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. Yes. Also, IO's are notorious for wandering all over the place. I am assuming you have an IO. All the weight and drive are in the very back of the boat, making the bow light. Plus, you put a couple adults back there, and it is worse. Put bags out, keep them midship, trim your drive all the way in, and consider some weight for the bow and it will help. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. I’m also thinkin this will be the last year with my trophy and may look into gettin a new boat for next year. Run it with bags this year, and look for something all set the way you want it next year. May cost you, but at least it's all set. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. Kind of a different direction, but I keep mine in a kitty litter bucket(minus the kitty litter). The square shape seems to fit them better than round and they are protected pretty well in there. I struggled with the same problem you addressed. I found the bucket drifting one day, scooped it up to do the right thing, and found that it holds the inlines pretty well. I have 8 in there right now. Just a thought. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. One can buy battery cable in any length from Napa. Go the second battery route, and put the starter battery in the bow of the 14'er. Probably needs a little weight up there anyway. Route the longer battery cables where you want them, or like them and be confident with both motors. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. I literally had this same convo with a captain that has forgotten more than I know. He said the same. Higher tow line is better. Put a cheap carabiner on tow line, pull it down to attach planer release and send it down and out. I have berts masts and they are TALL. I was going to cut them. He said no way, no how. Do the carabiner and you will be thankful. The further forward the masts are, the better too. Better angles to the boat, easier to retrieve and better vision. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Depends on how much you want to spend, and what you plan on doing with the rod holders. Dipsys? How many dipsys per side? Planer boards? How many per side? If you mix and match your holders, you can save a lot of $$. For instance, the cannon track is cheapest, but their multi axis holders are not cheap. However, the lexan Bert's rod holders are a nice price, but you can't run dipsys outta them, while they will hold your planer rods nicely. I have run three per side of the lexan holders for my planer rods, and one per side of the Bert's ratcheting for my dipsys, all in 36" of cannon track and saved a lot of $$. Was it all color and finish matched? No. Did it fish really well, and save some $$? Yes. Just depends on what you want. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Not sure, but I thought removable curtains across the back of the house was an option. Worth a look. I love that style of boat, but j too think they would get really hot in the Summer. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. I was wondering this same thing. I read through the docs I could find and didn't see anything that precluded actually fishing and the actual travelling to fish. This is mainly my inference as to the small group size and not congregating. The increased frequency of shoppers at bait stores/gas stations may get someone in trouble though. Is it spelled out anywhere obvious? If so, I couldn't find it. For instance, Fat Nancy's is still open to sell gas and propane. Could someone go in and buy bait, some spoons and a few Rapalas too? Sure. Could Fat Nancy's, or the shopper get into trouble. I don't have the answer to that question. Now, God forbid, if someone needed help and required Sheriff or USCG assistance, that's another story. I could see a citation coming in that scenario. I am putting together a charter fishing boat in Henderson and working on my own. I hope I am ok there. I may have to go to the hardware store. Could I/should I get a citation for that? Once again, I don't have the answer. Matt Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Attending. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  18. It's not foolproof, but I believe Mercury has a prop selection tool on their website. Since you're running a Mercruiser drive, they should have what you're looking for. I am sure you could give them a call too. Matt.
  19. I feel your pain. I looked and looked all Fall for one. Never found one that fit the puzzle. Ended up buying a Shamrock 260. Last I knew, Pennyanguy has a twin screw 260 for sale. I was looking for a single. There are quite a few single Penn Yans running around Henderson Harbor. Keep your eyes on the marinas down there. They do come for sale occasionally, but get scooped up pretty quick. Best of luck to you. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  20. A bit of a haul, but sure looks nice. https://cleveland.craigslist.org/boa/d/lakeside-marblehead-wellcraft-2800/7052797403.html Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  21. PLoveland, this would make a great charter fishing boat. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  22. When I am putting stuff together to fish, I check my mono by pulling out a bunch, like 30-50 or so feet onto a clean floor. I then reel it back up pinching it between my thumb and pointer finger. If when the mono is all reeled back up, I have a collection of white chalk on my fingers where I pinched it, it is time to change it. If it is clean, I run it. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  23. Just to let people know, I marked this ad "Sold/Closed" only so it didn't sit open ended out there in the interwebs indefinitely. I still own the boat, and will still entertain offers and such until it sells. I am going bigger and have my eyes on something. This boat is currently professionally winterized, wrapped and sitting on the trailer. If interested, make an offer. I will let her go for a reasonable offer. Matt.
  24. For sure. Just happens to be currently stripped down as it sits in storage. I will include the electronics though if wanted. Matt Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  25. Honestly? Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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