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  1. I thought about welding it but im not going to take the chance. Just looks like im not going to be able to make the derby this year. I did hit a pretty big pothole last year on my way home from Ontario but never thought it could crack that axle.
  2. Dont think I can get another axle on there. But just doing the math, 1450lb for boat, 500lbs for motor, 50 gallons of gas - 300lbs, 3 batteries 150lbs and some extra gear thats about 2500lbs... Shouldn't be a problem for that axle. And it appears that I am going to have a 3-4 week wait for the axle. What a pain in the ass.. Jim
  3. Heres the spec sheet on the boat.. .Mine is the 1961. The other thing to mention is the axle assembly that is on there is a 3750lb Torsion Idler Axle. I attached the spec sheet for that too.
  4. The boat, wtih the 4 cylinder Mercruiser is listed right around 1500. The trailer is rated at 2800. The axle is torqued to the rear of the trailer as well. You cant see it from the pics. I just assumed the torquing of the axle was because it cracked and it allowed it to crank it back a little bit. Jim
  5. Single Axle that cracked on both sides.
  6. Trailer - Glad I decided to add two more bunks I decided to add two more bunks to my trailer for my Fishmaster because I wanted better support and 2 bunks just seemed under-engineered. Boy am I glad I decided to do it. Check these pictures out. This is a Load-Rite trailer that was manufactured in 2008. Im glad I found it, but i'm not glad the trailer is f*****. Both Axle mounts cracked almost all the way through. How in the hell does this stuff happen? Roadways? Now I have to try to find a replacement axle and get it done before the Derby. Jim
  7. Hey Nick. I was thinking about a thru-hull but some people suggested it wouldnt be the best option since its an aluminum boat. I will contact Airmar and if they feel it will be a suitable option I will consider it. In the meantime, I moved it down and I actually put the fish hawk transducer on the other side of the boat. One nice thing about that starcraft fismaster is there is absolutely no wood in it whatsoever. Thanks Guys.... Jim
  8. Fish hawk x4 transducer location Hey guys. Real quick question. I need to mount my x4 transducer and move my Garmin transducer down. There's an old set of holes in the transom I could use to move the Garmin to. My question is do you think the x4 transducer will be ok where the Garmin xducer currently is? The only reason I'm moving it is because I loose track when on plane. The x4 xducer will only be used when trolling so the height shouldn't have any impact. I'd love to move the x4 to the other side of the motor but I really don't want to drill anymore holes. Note: in the pic the x4 would be placed where the Garmin currently is and the Garmin to the set of holes to the lower left. Thanks, Jim
  9. Yep... thats exactly what I was thinking about. I called Fish Hawk yesterday and they told me guys do it all the time with the 1" universal mount. I found one that fits a humminbird cuda that looks like the gimbal mount may be very close to the fish hawk mounting base, so I am going to order that one. Thanks Guys, Jim
  10. Fish Hawk X4 Mount/RAM option? Hey Guys... has anyone ever tried mounting their Fish Hawx X4 base to a RAM mount? I am really tight on space on the dash and I cant flush mount it. The Echomap 73 takes up alot of real estate and I cant mount it off to the side of the dash shroud because the windshield prevents it from fitting Thanks, Jim.
  11. Absolutely. If the price needs to go up, it needs to go up. On another note, I am frequently in Watkins Glen to fish seneca or just hang out at the lake with friends that own a home there. If PAP knows of a local place to get good lead, I would have no problem picking it up and bringing it to Harvey the next time im headed to Seneca. I will be going for the lake trout derby so let me know Harvey/PAP. PM me for my cell if you need it. Jim
  12. I would put at least 200' on them. There are various brands but the more you have on the less chance you have a brain fart and let the thing out too far and loose everything. http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=downrigger+cable&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR1.TRC0.A0.H0.TRS1&_nkw=downrigger+cable&_sacat=0 https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=downrigger+cable Jim
  13. Thanks Les I will do that. Just as another note, I really won't be camping on this. I currently don't have the option to close the back of mine and don't really want to close it. On those rainy days it's really nice to be able to get out and not have to worry about getting soaked. Jim Sent from my SM-G920V using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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