fjs5252

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Easton, PA
  • Interests
    Fishing, Hunting, Golf, Beer, repeat...
  • Home Port
    The most convenient launch ramp
  • Boat Name
    I really need think of one

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  1. Hi Fat Trout I do have a 9.9 kicker on the port side. The main motor is a 115. The starter battery is on the same side as the kicker. The other two batteries are in the middle front compartment in the floor. My first thought was a weight problem but when im alone in the boat (275lbs) in the drivers seat the list still occurs, not as bad, but its still there. Same results with 3 people on the boat and the 3rd person behind the driver. When the boat is at rest there is no noticeable lean. For anyone else interested... I spoke to the rep from Starcraft again today. They will not pay for traditional trim tabs. They still say to bend the fixed tab on the port side down. I expected more from Starcraft. Im becoming very disappointed. Once again, my thanks to all of you who took the time to offer your advice. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. Sold... I really appreciate the info, thanks! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. Those look ones i saw online that only stick out about 4 inches . Did you have to do anything to the the kicker motor to avoid it hitting the tab on that side? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Hi Sea-IV I have a Starweld 18 Pro with the same listing issue. At Starcrafts direction, the dealer installed fixed trim tabs that are supposed to fix the issue, but alas, they did not. The tabs they installed are about 9 inches wide and maybe 2 inches deep. In other words, the tab extends only 2 inches back. In our latest calls to Starcraft the dealer and I were both told the same thing. They suggest we bend the tab on the port side down 2 or 3 degrees. The rep I spoke to actually said I should put a vice grip on it and bend it down. I can't imagine that being good for the screws into the transom. I'm still trying to figure out what to do next. I'll be interested in what results you get and would appreciate it if you would post them. Good luck !
  5. You know he may be reading this right now. Just sayn...
  6. Can you post the website here? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. The fact that you did that all yourself is so cool. I wish I were that handy. Keep us posted on how it goes as you refine it.
  8. Ok, this is going to sound corny, but you know the guy on TV that puts a screen door in the bottom of a boat and than paints it with Flex Seal? Well, that stuff really does work. A while back we split the seam on a canoe at our hunting cabin. While in town the next day I saw Flex Tape, made by the same company, at a hardware store. We were able to seal the split seam with it and keep fishing for the rest of the trip. After seeing how well it worked I started carrying some tucked away at the bottom of my emergency box. I got it on Amazon in a roll and cut a few legnths so it would fit in the box. https://www.amazon.com/Flex-Seal-Tape-Black/dp/B01N5Q3G8H/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489451858&sr=8-1&keywords=flex+tape
  9. Man you must be really bored....
  10. I just did a little Google search for Trim Tabs. There are some self adjusting options that are not that expensive and they look easy to install. As always, you guys here on LOU are really helpful and I really appreciate it. Thanks !!!
  11. Leaning to port and conflicting advice Good day everybody, I have a Starweld 18 Pro with a 115 outboard and a 9.9 kicker mounted on the port side. The boat seems to sit pretty level when at rest but leans to port when on plane. The lean get worse as you increase speed. These two facts lead me to believe it's not a weight issue. I've been reading up on the internet and talking to people but getting conflicting advice. At this point the most reasonable cause I've come across is the small adjustable fin just above and behind the prop. Even the name of this fin seems to be in question on a couple of blogs. (Not within LOU, but others). My understanding is that this fin is intended to adjust for the natural tendency of the boat to pull to the left because of the rotation of the prop. I've also read they are unnecessary if you have power steering, which I do. I can't send a picture because the boat is storage but the fin is adjusted slightly (maybe 3 degrees or so) to the right, which would make sense if it were correcting a pull to the left. I'm being told that the fin pulling the boat back to the right may be causing the lean left. I can't quite get my head around the dynamics of that. It seems counter-intuitive to me. Here come the questions? 1. What is the correct name of this little adjustable fin? 2. Could it's current setting really be causing the leaning to port? 3. Is there any harm in adjusting it back and forth to see what results I get? I guess I mean, could I cause a bigger problem in doing so? As always, any thoughts on this are greatly appreciated.
  12. Hi guys, All this is really helpful. The discussion on line vs leader got me thinking. I've been tying a few crawler harnesses and im using 15 lbs floro line, not leader material. I know a lot of guys use 17 or 20 lbs when tying harnesses. Im going lighter line to help the action early in the year when trolling really slow. Ive not had any problems in the past but ive only been tying my own for the past two years. Should I be using leader material and is 15 to light?
  13. The more I think about it the more I like the idea of mono for the main line with flouro at the end. That approach allows for a lot of flexabilty. Ive always used seaguar because a close friend who has fished lake michigan his whole life swears by it. Thanks guys ! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Thanks Missdemeanor Do you use mono for the main line or flouro for both? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G890A using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Off Season Questions and Ideas With the holidays behind us and football winding down, it's time to get started on all the off-season tasks I promised myself I would do this winter. For most items on my to-do list I find myself wondering what other guys do or how they do it. The purpose of this topic is to pose those questions and kick around answers and ideas. The first thing I'm wondering is this. Do I need to replace the line on my primary trolling reels? The line is 15 lbs test Fluorocarbon put on last winter. They were in the water about 18 to 20 days last year, some days longer than others. The lines look fine to me but I know some of the reels have less line on them than others due to snags, tangles, etc. None are really low. I am leaning towards replacing if only so I can make sure the line counters are consistently calibrated. What say the group?