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  1. I have a nearly brand new (20 hours) Lowrance Hook 7 that is intermittently losing bottom - no depth reading. The first couple of times this happened, I was able to get the unit functioning by shutting it down and restarting it. Sometimes several shutdown/restart sequences have been required. It has usually worked correctly after the restart for the rest of the day's fishing (2-3 hours), but last weekend the unit would not work even after multiple shutdowns and restarts. I am wondering what to do. I have not yet tried a reset, something I read about after a Google search. This is aggravating in itself, but on top of this is the fact that I never had any problems with Hummingbird units.


    I do not have access to another Lowrance unit to try and isolate the problem to the transducer.


    Tia for any help.



  2. I may buy a late model Lund with the Lund Sport Track system. I'm wondering about whether there is a mount for this track system that can handle a downrigger dropped to 70'. I want to fish two downriggers, one on each gunwale. I'd also like to add a rod holder on each gunwale for a dipsey and/or a planer board.


    Is the Lund Track system strong enough to structurally support a downrigger with a certain weight ball? With these additional components? Or do I need to add a track to each gunwhale?


    Thanks for your help.



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    9.9 LMH.

    That's the same model as the one I bought two fishing seasons ago. Quiet, sips fuel, and very precise throttle control. Mine is on my son's 19 1/2 ft. Lund. At full throttle in calm water it will push the Lund around 5 mph. 


    The output of the charging system, which requires adding the Yamaha rectifier assembly kit, varies on how much throttle you are using. 


    I had previously used a Honda 7 1/2 hp to troll on my 20 ft. fiberglass rig, but my son's Lund is about 19 years old and we chose the Yamaha because it is lighter than the Honda 9.9. We wanted to keep the weight down on the transom which already supported a 150 hp outboard.


    Price seems very fair to me. 

  4. Interesting thread.


    I am from Chicago but left there before the stocking success in the Great Lakes. (Near my childhood home the best my brothers and I could do was fish for bullheads in the Des Plaines River.) I moved to Vermont in 1970 and shortly thereafter started stream/river fishing for trout there. Every once in a while someone would catch a 10lb+ brown from one of the the rivers, but any catch over 17" was a trophy to me.


    I fished and fished and, after learning about trout habitat and how to read the water, started to consistently catch small browns and rainbows. Finally one day I caught a brown a little over 17". I immediately showed the fish to a fisherman who had mentored me and he said to get that fish mounted which I did. I can't remember how many days after I took my "trophy" to the taxidermist, but it wasn't very many, when I caught a 17" rainbow. Again my friend advised me to get that one mounted and I did. 


    I picked up the two mounted fish, took them to the apartment where I lived, and had the following thought: What do I need these two mounts for? The brown was special - it was my first big trout. But the rainbow? And I didn't have lots of wall space...


    I went back to my mentor and shared my thoughts. No problem, he said. I know a restaurant owner who will buy that rainbow. And that's what happened to mount #2.


    45 years later the brown sits on the wall in my office where I am typing this. There's something about the first, the first love, the first child, etc.


    Tight lines and trophies to all in 2019.

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  5. 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.





  6. This is a must see boat. It has  has lots of extras. Bow mount/foot pedal TM
    transom TM
    lowrance electronics
    custom cover
    life jackets,ECT
    Original cost was 12,198.00
    im asking 6k
    this is basically a brand new rig and buyer must see to appreciate. 
    Having hard time loading pics
    im in NE PA if you would like to come look or I can send pics thru text


    Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
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  7. 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?




    Tom in VT



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