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  1. Buckmaster7600

    Boat shopping - need guidance

    I fish very similar style to you and I loved my smoker craft phantom, if I liked the etec and steering wheel I would still have it. But I learned the hard way that I’m a tiller guy. The wast coast style offers a lot of advantages if you’re mostly trolling especially with riggers. But you do give up some comfort while running. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Trolling Boats and Your Dance Platforms

    Here’s my winter/ice out rig. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Downrigger stacking, help

    A cheater is a section of line “ I use 8-10ft clipped on your main between rod tip and release. You can use them as a slider just clip it on and it will go to the bow in the line between cannon ball and rod tip or you can use a fixed slider, half hitch a rubber band to your main line at your desired depth to get your spread between mainline lure and cheater. With both when a fish is in especially a king you will see a very violent hit and it will usually release just be quick because they’re a lot of slack. If I’m fishing down riggers I always have a cheater on it’s a free lure and is super easy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Downrigger stacking, help

    Have used chamberlains and they are the best stacker I have found. Haven’t stacked in a while and likely never will again. Run cheaters “fixed or sliders” and you’ll likely catch more fish and it’s way less work and it frees up rods for dipseys or junk lines. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rod tree suggestions

    I thought about them as well but I can’t imagine it being much fun trying to get the rod out of the holder with a fish on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Rod tree suggestions

    These are what I have, they’re the cheapest ones I found and I couldn’t be happier with them. http://www.madsdocks.com/shop/Item/pmpoletree Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Buckmaster7600

    Board rods

    Shaman tdr’s cheap and nearly indestructible. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Buckmaster7600

    Trolling speed

    Wire dipsey rod with a 1lb meatball on a 3way swivel running down the chute. The action of the rod tells you your speed very well. I believe they were very popular years ago before all the new technology. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Buckmaster7600

    Trolling speed

    Thumper rod. I run one 95% of the time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Buckmaster7600

    Otters vs Planer boards..... GO!

    I have otter boats with double keels and run in lines most of the time. Only time I run big boards is for spring Browns and landlocks when were running 4-5 lines a side. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Buckmaster7600

    suzuki EFI 9.9

    Pro trolls work great on carbed motors where the servo is only opening a butterfly. Whith and efi the servo has to open the throttle body against a lot more spring pressure. I think that’s why I have had to much problems with a throttle control on my zuki. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Buckmaster7600

    suzuki EFI 9.9

    I hope others will catch on! If the Etecs were a real kicker and not a detuned 25hp I would own one. They are too big and heavy for my boat. The thing that kills me is that the efi motors have the computer there, even if it’s 500-750$ add on I don’t know of many that wouldn’t want it. A factory toggle on the dash would be far superior to the aftermarket options we have available now.
  13. Buckmaster7600

    suzuki EFI 9.9

    I have one, it’s ran flawlessly has about 600hrs on it. It’s not as quite as my Yamaha. The problem I have had is with a throttle control, tried 2 different brands and neither worked great. I can’t believe no company has made one with a built in troll control on a kicker. Even the new Mercs efi’s wont have it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Buckmaster7600

    Bunk versus roller guide one

    I'm a perfect world I want to unload with a roller trailer and load with a bunk. My boat has a bunk trailer and will just about load itself if I don't back up too far. Tuning a trailer is very important for both roller and bunk trailers to load boats straight. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Buckmaster7600

    Trolling with carbed two stroke?

    Have them tuned by someone that knows what they're doing and enjoy the new rig. One thing I always did when trolling with two stroke is run the snot out of them after trolling long hours to clean them out. Don't know if it is necessary but it's what I was told to do by an old boat mechanic and never had a bit of problems. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk