TBrovata

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Lewiston, New York
  • Interests
    Hunting, Fishing, Scuba Diving
  • Home Port
    Fort Niagara/ Wilson, New York
  • Boat Name
    O SEA D

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  1. Auto Pilot suggestions

    Hey folks, I'm in the market for a new Auto Pilot for my 24' Wellcraft. Pretty sure I have a hydraulic system but cannot verify until I pull the shrink wrap off it later this week. Anyway, looking for thoughts good and bad of what is out there and what guys have had success with. My initial findings are the Ray Marine Evolution series, but want to hear what people think before plunking down $2,000. I also have a Lowrance HDS 7 Gen2 I wouldn't mind integrating if possible. Thanks, Tony
  2. Need help adding to my spread

    Thanks guys! ! This definitely gives me a great starting point!
  3. Need help adding to my spread

    Thanks guys! The new boat isn't really conducive to adding two more riggers and the experience I've had with inline planers was a P.I.T.A in my opinion. So my original thought of running bigger boards off reals looks to be my best option. I can always try the extra dipsy for no cost and see if tangling becomes an issue. My assumption is you would run one on a 1 setting and the other on a 3?
  4. Need help adding to my spread

    Could I run two Dipsy's on one side without worry of tangle? Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Labor Day weekend I upgraded my 17' open bow Se Ray to a 24' Wellcraft cabin cruiser. The past 2 seasons on the 17' I used (2) Cannon 5ST's and (2) Dipsey poles off of Ratcheting rod holders. With the newer/bigger boat I was hoping to increase my spread by at least two more poles and was wondering what you guys think would be the best option. Considerations at this point are planer reels mounted to my side rails for running copper/lead core. Any suggestions on adding two more poles would be appreciated. Thanks! !
  6. Boat size recommendations

    Heart breaking night for me. Had the finances all set and ready to go just one last step to have my mechanic check it out. Almost instantly he noticed the block was cracked in 3 places. Deal breaker for sure. Back on line now looking for the next one. Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. Boat size recommendations

    Thanks as always for all the replies. I know Bayliner got a bad wrap back in the day and they are still the lower end boats these days but I hear they have improved dramatically and have gone with merc now as opposed to the old volvo. Any thoughts on a 2004 Bayliner? Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Hey guys, After 3 seasons on Ontario with our 17 foot Sea Ray that was bought with the intentions of playing around in the upper river with the family has turned into a run-about turned troller boat. Well it's time for me to upgrade, but the dilemma I face is how big to go and still be able to trailer with my 2014 Silverado and launch with my 12 year old son. I launch quite a bit out of the Fort and Wilson and I see some pretty sizable boats and think "well that guy can do it". Took the family out the other day to some marinas and looked at some boats I saw on-line and to be honest they looked WAY bigger in person. I love the idea of a 25' cabin cruiser, but not sure how something like that is going to trailer and launch. The length doesn't bother me half as much as the seemingly 3 story height and what does that translate into weight? Looking for something around 24-25' and cuddy is a must with more of a cruiser feel to it then fishing boat to keep the wife happy. She likes the idea of being able to entertain and have some seats toward the back so I'm looking at turning something like a Sea Ray Sundancer into a trolling boat. Any thoughts on what can easily be handled size wise for trailering and launching would be appreciated. Thanks, Tony
  9. OK, just looked at it. Mine is the 1.1 version.
  10. I'm not sure. I'll have to look when I get home. Is there a physical difference or just firmware changes?
  11. Here's the video of the Laker that U turned last second and became fin caught... Again, sorry for the degradation of quality when uploading to Youtube. The original footage is so much clearer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZ027-B7vCA
  12. Exactly right Money Shot. Just attach one end of the wire to your main line and the other end to your leader. I started off with a short lead to make sure I could see the strike, but after seeing the footage I'm confident I could see beyond 8 foot. The fun part about this camera is going home at the end of the day and fast forwarding through 5 hours of footage to see what was following and never hit. Like I mentioned there were at least 15 on Sunday and that was only one rod. Is it too much to assume there may have been 60+ fish following and not hitting on all four rods. Crazy to think that may be the case. Frogger, that spoon Bloody Death is made by Dream Weaver and is my go-to spoon for Lakers. I have 4 that should probably be replaced as the Lakers have chomped most of the paint and stickers off of them. Here is a pic... Bloody Death.bmp
  13. I'm on it Gill-T. I fish that area quite a bit and was wondering the same. As soon as I get some footage I'll post it.
  14. You can't beat cottage country huh Chas? Absolute heaven up there. We've been making Nipissing a yearly thing recently. Looking forward to fishing for eyes up there end of June! Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app