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  1. A Lund that has sat out in the open for the last two winters (death of the owner) will be coming up for sale soon. It's either a 19 or 20 foot rig with a 115 hp Merc. Age unknown but I think it's later than 1990 because the color isn't deep red like the 1980s Tyees. The person who inherited the boat said she knew it needs new flooring. What other things should my son and I be looking at and how tricky is putting in a new floor? If anyone needs the model of the boat to provide a better answer, let me know and I'll drive by and get that info. Thanks. Tom
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  3. I fish on Lake Champlain and only visit Lake O a couple of times a year. I see a lot of posts on this forum about browns being taken in shallow water at this time of year. My question is what drives this brown trout behavior - just warmer water, following bait, or? Thanks, Tom
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    Bilge pump freeze up?

    Bilge pump freeze up? Nightime temps were in mid-teens a few nights last week. 17' Sea Nymph was stored outside. Temps were pleasant (mid-30s) yesterday but bilge pump wouldn't run. Didn't see any water in bilge to freeze things up. Then we got onto lake where surface water was still 50. Bilge began to work. Any ideas on what is going on and what to do? Thanks. Tom in VT
  6. Do you have one left?
  7. I'm interested but they'd need to be shipped as I'm in Vermont Let me know if shipping is an option, Thanks Tom
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    Fish cleaning?

    Fish cleaning? Is there a fish cleaning station at the town launch in Henderson Harbor.? (The town launch is off Military Road.) Thanks. Tom
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    Which side for kicker?

    Thank you Les and Mike. I'm going to move it to the other side. Tom
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    Which side for kicker?

    Which side for kicker? Mounted new 9.9 Yamaha on our 17 ft Sea Nymph yesterday. The previous kicker, a 1993 Johnson 9.9, had been mounted to the left of the main motor as viewed from the captain's steering position. The latch on the Yamaha used to raise and lower it is hard to reach because of interference with wiring bundle and the hydraulic line. So...any problem with just moving kicker to other side of main motor? I can't think of any, but I am not experienced with this. Thanks for any assistance from forum members. Tom
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    Kicker throttle control and alternator

    I'm thinking about a leftover 9.9 Yamaha. A little bigger than I need but the price is right. I think it will really push the boat at wide open throttle. So if I head in for lunch or move to a different location to fish using the kicker, it'll do some charging. The battery is a new group 29 deep cycle. Maybe I should have bought the 31 but I think I'll be in good shape even after buying new Cannon Magnum 5 downriggers which retrieve the balls at higher speeds. Thanks to all for the responses.
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    Kicker throttle control and alternator

    I have been told the same thing at a local outboard dealer...that the alternator will only deliver about a 3 amp charge while trolling and that 3 amps won't even keep up with the Helix fishfinder and the downriggers on our boat. I'd appreciate it if others would comment.
  13. Kicker throttle control and alternator Thinking about replacing 1990s 9.9hp 2 stroke Johnson with a 4 stroke kicker for a Sea Nymph 17.5. I owned many years ago a 7.5 Honda without electric start. I could always start this motor with just one or two pulls and it had plenty of power for a 21 ft. fiberglass rig which was much heavier than the Sea Nymph.. So I am thinking about a similar size kicker which I will link to main motor with an EZ steer setup.. I'd like to have an alternator to charge batteries for sonar and downriggers and I'd also like to control the speed remotely without adding the control arm up front (which I have with the Johnson). This kicker will probably be kept if I ever buy a bigger boat, so I'd also consider a 9.9hp. What would folks recommend? Best to all from Lake Champlain. Tom
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