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  1. Hi, thanks for the feedback! I will have to take a look at installing the setup you are talking about. My boat is a 1981 with Teleflex cable steering. I wonder if I can disconnect the ram like you did. If so that would be a great setup, with the ST1000 tucked away under the back of my boat. It also gets it away from the magnetic interference from the kicker motor flywheel. Did you choose to run it off of a separate battery? I hear there can be line noise interference if you run it off the same battery that the kicker charging circuit is charging...I will see if I can find any old posts from GaryNY.
  2. Thanks I have read about that in a couple of forums. I think thats why in the 1st video the guy has it so far from the motor, and controls the kicker with steering/throttle cables through a narrow channel PVC pipe. I will shoot you a text. Thanks for the feedback!
  3. I am interested in purchasing the ST1000 or ST2000 tiller pilot and connecting it to my 6hp kicker to use as an autopilot. I have seen a few videos on YT where people have connected these to their boats (mainly outboards) and used them successfully for a rudimentary autopilot. When I look at the cost of one of these units ($450) compared to a TR1 Gold, high-end Minn Kota with iPilot (pls batteries and charger) or other option, this seems like a cost-effective way to get a basic autopilot. And when I saw I can network to my Garmin FF, even better. My one concern is that my boat's main motor is a Mercruiser 120HP I/O, and I currently use an Ez-Troll connector to steer the kicker from the helm. I wonder how good my steering will be if the kicker and lower unit of the I/O are disconnected, and I am trying to steer the boat with the kicker alone...Any feedback is greatly appreciated! Video examples below:
  4. Upgraded and selling some older gear. 2 Traxstech fixed rod holders- in good shape, some minor wear- $25 each- sold 2 Penn 209 reels, 1 red, 1 black, well used, but drag, clickers and pawls all work. Great for spring browns. Spooled with 1-2 colors of lead with 20lb mono backer- $20 each- sold Couple older pancake weights- $10 each (no shipping on these, pickup only) PM me if interested
  5. Thanks that's very generous of you! I would be happy to pay for the shipping, I will PM you my address, just let me know how much for the shipping.
  6. Thanks! That is exactly what the bottom of the switch looks like! I just didn't know what it was called...Much appreciated!
  7. This is whats left when you hit the switch with the outboard kicker recoil handle...
  8. Thanks for the feedback, I wasn't sure where to look because the ones I looked up on Amazon, EBay, etc looked different than the one that was in the Walker..The one on the DR has some strange type of double crossover copper pieces on the bottom of the switch, and it's a 4 wire switch...I will check at AutoZone and Advance tonight.
  9. I recently dropped something on one of my Walkers while fishing and smashed the switch so it wont work any more. The pic below is an example of what mine look like. Does anyone know where I can get a suitable replacement switch for the downrigger? Love these, not ready to upgrade yet... Thanks!
  10. 8 lb coated pancake weight- $15 10lb coated Tru Trac pancake- $20 (says 9 on it but it is supposed to be a 10...) $30 for both. Pickup in Webster NY only, no shipping Got my new weights from Bikini Bottom (which are awesome, i highly recommend his stuff!) so clearing out the old...
  11. I started the same way several years ago on my small (17') boat. I had an older Humminbird FF with an inaccurate paddle wheel. I took my older Garmin car GPS that mounted to the windshield of my boat, and it had an internal battery that lasted about 6 hrs. Got me pretty close, enough to catch fish.
  12. Upgraded from a 12' to a 14' aluminum boat, need a bigger motor for the 14'. Doesn't need to be electric start or have alternator, but if it does that's just a plus... See pics, I have a very nice 1984 Johnson 8HP short shaft I am willing to trade as part of the deal, if someone is looking for a small outboard.
  13. Glad you got it fixed. I just got done fooling around with my Mercruiser trim system, found a loose wire from the fuse to the trim motor...All working ok now. But they can be a pain in the butt...
  14. I bought a 12" piece of track, cut it in half and drilled some beveled/chamfered holes in it so i could use both pieces with 4 screws...I got the beveled bit set at Harbor Freight for $10, less than the cost of an extra piece of track. Worked great!
  15. I love those hook jaws...I think it's the German variant of the brown trout but I am not sure...They always look surprised!
  16. I was looking at my slip at Mayers in I Bay today, I could stand in the water and I bet it wouldnt reach my knees...
  17. Beautiful morning on the water, launched at Mayer's and snuck under the swing bridge...Went 10 for 13 on browns, chartreuse and white bay rats/rapalas on long lines were the best producers. We found that 36 degree water just inside the mud line and followed it east and west, hooking up in both directions. Anywhere from 11 to 20 FOW they were active.
  18. Ended up with this butterfly plate, after re-purposing the rod holders from it for a different project. Only have the one, so if you can use it PM me for a front porch pickup. I live in Webster NY. Mike
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