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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. TBrovata

    Fleas

    Yes the round shaft. Over the weekend I used a pair of needle nose to clear fleas as my screw driver was left at home. Anything smooth metal you can run up and down the wire will clear them. Unfortunately, I don't have a method for mono other than pick them off.
  2. TBrovata

    Fleas

    A great way to remove fleas off of wire if you don't already know this trick is to run the smooth part of a screw driver back and forth on the wire. You can clear a 3 foot section of wire in less than 5 seconds. No need to "pick" them off.
  3. TBrovata

    Wilson sunset 6/19

    These two photos I took on 6/23/18 on Lake Nipissing, Ontario
  4. TBrovata

    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
  5. TBrovata

    Need help adding to my spread

    Thanks guys! ! This definitely gives me a great starting point!
  6. TBrovata

    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?
  7. TBrovata

    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
  8. 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! !
  9. TBrovata

    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
  10. TBrovata

    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
  11. 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
  12. OK, just looked at it. Mine is the 1.1 version.
  13. I'm not sure. I'll have to look when I get home. Is there a physical difference or just firmware changes?
  14. 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
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