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  1. I did my own on a 9.9 Evinrude. The prop seals. I had to make a tool to pull the gears out. The YouTube video from dangar marine was very helpful.. the tool was just a steel bar with a couple bolts. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  2. I have a lowrance "outboard" autopilot. You need an HDS FF to control it. Works wonderful. But it drives the main motor and I use a link arm from the big outboard to the kicker so they both get steered. You need the large lower unit of the big outboard in the water to provide additional rudder action. This is not a problem. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  3. By the way, I have a pull start 9.8 tohatsu. No charging. But I run all day with no problems: fish finder, autopilot, downriggers, fish hawk. I have two deep cycle batteries in parallel. Just cheap Walmart RV batteries. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. I believe it would be an expensive conversation. The electronics under the flywheel are missing from a pull start. You have to have an "alternator" under the flywheel to generate the electricity, which then need to be rectified and regulated. The rectifier and regulators are cheap enough but the flywheel stuff is going to be expensive. The pull start motor likely only has the trigger coil for the ignition, no AC generator coil. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  5. Geeze I guess it's time to pull the tarps off the Grady! Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  6. I'm not sure. What I do know is that I had a 18 foot cimmaron, and a 22 foot Grady White. The 9.9 motor on both got about the same speed wide open. 5 to 6 mph as I recall. That's when I learned about hull speed. The Grady was quite a bit bigger and heavier. I think maybe a larger prop, versus horsepower, may give better control. I think Mercury sells a kicker motor with a bigger prop for that reason. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  7. In my case on the Grady, the pool noodles I put in are in addition to whatever the manufacturer put in. On the cimmaron I restored there is no way the coast guard could ever see under the floor to make an inspection. In it, I used the blue and pink insulation foam under the floor. After my experience with the restoration, I would never trust the spray or pour foam. I think once the hardened surface is compromised, the water gets in and it becomes a sponge. Just my opinion obviously, and everyone has to make their own decisions. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. Beautiful job! Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  9. I put the same lowrance AP on my 22 foot Grady two years ago. Uses an HDS 7 to control it. Works flawlessly as described by tyee ii. Mine drives the hydraulic steer pump on the back of the steering wheel, and I use a steer link arm to connect the kicker to the 175 outboard. My only fear is if the lowrance breaks I guess there is no repair available. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  10. Listen to this guy. The formula for hull speed is the limitation. If the motor won't get the boat on plane, you are limited by this formula. So the 9.9 will get you as much speed as a 15. Look up the formula and do the math. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  11. I would not use a spray on foam. When I restored the old cimmaron it was loaded with water logged spray foam. Very heavy and was just like a sponge. Also, it prevents you from seeing the structure if you ever want to inspect it or work on it. When I got the Grady, I filled the huge hollow spaces with pool noodles. They never absorb water and can be removed easily if I ever need to see something. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  12. Thing is, I've had great days out there without marking a single fish on the graph! So I think temp is a useful reference especially for those days when you aren't marking any fish. I have had many of those days. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  13. Ok thanks for the clarification Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  14. Interesting. But why use 19 strand wire as a backer, since the only line actually in the water is the weighted steel? In other words the wire line is not giving you more depth ability since it is only played out between the reel and the inline board. Just wondering why you use wire instead of braid. Thanks. I may do this but wondering about the purpose of using expensive wire backer. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  15. Just as counties across the country are becoming Sanctuary counties for Gun Rights, we may need to go this route to protect ALL our freedoms from the Democrats. Evidently this includes fishing and hunting tournaments. The bill reads "taking" OR hunting of Wildlife. Fish are Wildlife. And even if the bill is only intended for hunting, does it make it acceptable? If you answer yes, you certainly don't value freedom. If it were left to you and your kind, we would still be under the rule of the Brits. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  16. NEVER VOTE DEMOCRAT. They take away FREEDOMS, period. This Country was founded on freedom, but the government keeps making our freedom ILLEGAL. Since the Democrats took total control of the government in November, there will be much more coming our way. Sorry, but politics is critical nowadays whether you like it or not. State by state, we are losing the country as we know it. All encouraged and supported by the Democrat party, You think illegal immigration has no bearing on you? In Wisconsin the new Democrat governor will give drivers licenses to illegals now. You know they will vote, and they will vote Democrat. Turning these Red States blue. Sent from my moto z3 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  17. Mine will do this once in a while. Usually a leaf. Check to see if a leaf or some debris is in the line of "vision"of the door sensor. At the bottom,mounted near the rail. There is a transmitter on one rail, and a receiver on the other. It is used to stop and open the door if something is in the way. Even a small clump of anything will cause this. cobwebs, leaf, dirt bll, etc.
  18. I asked virtually the same question last year after my fishing buddy lost a few good fish at the net. Poor technique. I suggest reading that thread I started, and all the goos answers. But bottom lines are as follows, based on answered received and more experience now: 1. head first works better. 2. Biggest net you can buy. 3. It is a team effort. 3. A fast confident scoop, no half hearted efforts; get it done, don't be timid!. We finally agreed that I would net all fish (he has bad knees) 4. Only attempt to net a fish that is fought out and is tired, and is at the surface. (not always possible, especially if caught on downrigger-short line) 5. On big fish, clear other lines if possible. You can slow down but do not stop, unless you want a tangled mess of other lines (including riggers). If you cleared all the other lines, then by all means stop. If not keep forward motion going. 6, attach a clip to the net handle to hold the basket and prevent it from going into the fishes face. One problem we had was my buddy failed to get the net deep enough in water and the net would go over top of the fish, or the hook would catch the net.
  19. The classes go way beyond the rules. I just checked the website and reviewed the course material. Its bogus. Its for "new" trappers, but they have no way of knowing who is a "new trapper". It just means for ANY and ALL trappers that have never trapped in New York before 1980, which is when they started this requirement, so basically everyone, no matter your experience or knowledge of the subject. You have get Albany's blessing. The course materials cover everything from the history of trapping to how to make sets to how to skin and flesh pelts. This information really has no bearing on whether or not a person can or should trap. I can MAYBE see covering the regulations and how to prevent unwanted catches; thats it, 1 hour or 2 hours tops, and it should be allowed to be completed online. But an 8 hour course, requiring you to travel hundreds of miles? This is nothing more than an appeasement of anti trapping organizations and elements even within the department who oppose trapping. So, is there a course required to allow us to go fishing? How about Boating? Hunters are grandfathered in, everyone does not have to have to take the NY state hunting safety course. This is all just my opinion, and I'm sure there are plenty of folks who believe everyone should have to complete a state mandated course. But, as I see it, it is overstepping and restricting our freedoms, slow but sure, it has happened and is happening. When I started trapping in Pennsylvania as a lad, at 12 years old, in the 1970's, I needed no license, no course. I learned by reading books, and by doing it, and by watching my Dad. What has changed? Our freedoms. That's what. We need licenses or permits to hunt, to fish, to get married, to sell something, to build something, for virtually everything. I am not saying we should not require hunter safety training, for OBVIOUS REASONS of having people firing deadly implements on public land. I am not saying we should not have to take drivers training, for OBVIOUS REASONS of having people doing the most dangerous thing we ever do, drive a car on the public roads. But trapping? Give me a break. Again, my opinion, but the new generations have no idea to the extent they have lost their freedoms from what past generations had. They just accept it as the norm.
  20. That's ridiculous in my opinion. Good old State of NY. There will be many more restrictions to come from Albany concerning our outdoor sports, I'm afraid.
  21. I trapped years ago. About 20 years since I trapped actually, but i used to do quite a bit of it. I trapped Fox, and beaver mostly, some coon. Thinking about starting again here in New York for Coyotes around where I deer hunt, since there are many coyote tracks. I guess they make you take a trapping course and all that B.S.?
  22. I have had a leupold vari X II 3X9X40 on my Remington .280 since I bought it in 2002. I have never had to adjust the scope since then! I check it from a benchrest every year prior tot he season. Nuff said on scopes, if you can afford Leupold. If not Bushnell Trophy scopes are damn good for the $. I have a Remington Genesis MZ 50 cal, that is very accurate.
  23. My season was pretty good, but could have been better. I did alot of prep work in aug and sept and it seems in bow season I am still scouting and prepping for gun season! I hunt a heavily hunted area that is swamp. It is very tough hunting, so much cover, and pressure. I ended up getting 3 does in NY, and passed up several small bucks in archery, and passed up several small (or younger) bucks in gun season. A low spot in the season is the day a nice buck and a spike chased a doe into my stand. I shot the big buck, but wounded him. Crossbow, at 35 yards. He was a slight quartering shot, towards me, and somehow th arrow went low,and struck his opposite hind leg. I think I estimated the range wrong. It happens. Should have waited for him to come closer but when they are chasing a hot doe, they are allover the place. Lots of blood, so I thought just maybe, but within 30 yards he was in the water, and there was no blood trail. Swamp hunting. Nothing in PA, but in PA I saw some bucks that were not legal. They have to have 3 points on a side down there, not counting the brow tine. My friend Dan came again to hunt for 2 weeks.He is from Idaho, and comes every year. He passed on shooting does, and did not shoot a nice legal buck in PA because he didn't understand the rules (he should by now). High point was my 81 year old dad shooting a huge doe on the last day of the PA season, at 4 PM, in a shanty I built him, using some reloads I loaded with reduce recoil because of his bad neck.250/3000 savage, in model 99. Another highlight was my nephew's 8 year old son getting a spike and a doe,one shot each! Using a single shot 243 I loaned him. Mentor hunt, PA. So, I have more work to do,already started, need to find easier spots to hunt, as my friend and are getting older and getting deer out is getting harder.
  24. I use wildgame innovation cameras. $40 each. Dick's or Field and stream. Work perfectly. Sent from my XT1030 using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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