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  1. I have a 6hp merc on my 16ft Starcraft. Couldn't be happier, it does vibrate a more than a twin but with a rubber mat on the transom it doesn't rattle the boat or anything. I have the sailboat prop and I couldn't be happier starts 2nd pull and will run all day on a gallon of gas. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Where are you located? I'm interested in all 4. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  4. I'll make the drive for hull and trailer and buy motor local. I fish alone 95% of the time and a tiller allows me to run 3 lines with no problem at all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. I haven't locked one down yet but so far the Hewescraft open fisherman is at the top, it has everything I want just a little narrower than I wanted. I want a wide open back of the boat and it seems like all the main brands of aluminum and glass have the electronics lockers and rod lockers and storage taking up a ton of space where I want all my space. Having my phantom made me realize how nice it is having a big open "dance floor" I think it's even more Important in a tiller because I'm taking up half of it with my seat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hard to beat the smokercraft Phantom series, I bought one new last year and just sold it. I didn't sell it because anything was wrong with it but I am a tiller guy and always will be. I loved everything about my phantom except for the steering wheel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. A lot different boat but I had the same thing happening to mine and I got the transom bar across the back. It works great! 2 pins and it's off. If I was to do it again I would have it slide into the tracks, but it's rock solid and works great as it is.
  9. Neutral and turning. It can cause a mess but it makes it a lot easier to bring in a board and your copper will drop out of the way usually.
  10. Do you only run one a side? When I'm only running 1 a side I run my otter boats but don't want to bring stuff in to set back up. With my new sst pro mags I have no problem getting my 200 out around my 3 and 400.
  11. I extend mine out because I have a narrow boat and it opens up the chute.
  12. Depends on how deep you want to fish, deeper than 35-40ft I use copper. Long coppers are expensive but catch a lot of fish.
  13. I don't know what you have for a boat but I have a 16.5ft aluminum and if I have 3 guys we run 9 rods, 2 coppers a side 1 dipsey a side and 2 riggers with a wire thumper down the chute. There are times I'll pull a copper or 2 to add dipseys . Yes tangles happen but it's part of the game. With an inexperienced crew I would drop a few rods but they would likely be riggers and the thumper before I pulled a copper. Day in and day out coppers and dipseys are what catches the most fish for me.
  14. Point the rod tip at the board all the way in until it's about a foot from the rod tip.
  15. No problem, she rarely answers but will return a message quickly