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  1. I have 14 Cold Waters built from Tuna Toms and Capt Chuck’s. Have used many Tekotas and Use Diawas for Walleye, and will say the Tekotas are ‘better’ but with the upgrades the CW’s are in my mind equally as smooth. Stock drags are sticky and suck. The Cold Waters WITH the upgrades have never ever failed. I run wire divers with Seaguar Salmon 30lb with clear snubbers and have never had an issue will all types...copper, wires and rigger reels. Brahmabull
  2. Hey guys, I have two complete sets of Cisco tracks with two bases per side that fit a Tracker Versatrak mounting system. The track is 12” long and is on 2 - 90 degree Cisco brackets designed for those who do not want to drill holes in their boat. These would also fit Lund Pro V style tracks (90 degree) if you changed the 1/4” x 20 bolts out to the Lund style bolts which you could call Dave and get. Each track base has two thumb screws each. I run trees on them and they are rock solid. There are also two thumb screws per set that won’t allow the accessories to slide out of the track. Total set is over $360 from Cisco. I will take $310 for the set. I will not separate or sell components. - Buyer pays shipping or we can meet around central Ohio or up around Erie’s Western Basin on designated weekends. - I accept cash in person, Venmo, PayPal or checks that clear prior to shipping. Thanks for looking! Brahmabull
  3. ? https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Costa-del-Mar-Reefton-Blackout-Frame-Blue-Mirror-580G-Lens-RFT01OBMGLP/263741286723?epid=2255379120&hash=item3d6834a943:g:EQwAAOSwgMNbK5Hz
  4. Do you still have the single tubes?
  5. There are a few in the river also. This one was 8.6lbs we got on a blow day last year. We used a 3-way rig with harnesses and a 3oz weight on bottom. Kicked boat sideways and drifted close to bank North of Lewiston ramp about 1.2 miles. Perch were right by the ramp. Enough to scratch an itch. The last night of our trip we went to Chautauqua and perch fished and the algae was so bad we left early.
  6. We will be there Thursday Afternoon until Monday from Ohio. We have two smaller 19’ boats so weather will play a roll on where we fish. Looks like it could be “sporty” as of now. We have a house in Olcott and plan to fish here or Point Breeze. We may end up perching in the Niagara River like last year if weather is too bad.
  7. I have 2 Ugly Stik CAL 1101’s that are 6’6” Medium Heavy in GREAT condition. These would make great rigger rods. Asking $30.00 each or best offer. Located Northwest of Columbus,OH. I will be in Olcott / Point Breeze area 8/30 - 9/3. Buyer pays shipping.
  8. I have two fixed position Cisco rod holders for a tree mast. I would take $50.00 each for them or best offer. I’m located Northwest of Columbus, OH. I will be in Olcott / Point Breeze area 8/30 - 9/3. Buyer pays shipping.
  9. Good luck Hooked Up! We will be up 8/30 - 9/3 from just north of Columbus. Brahmabull
  10. If you buy them from certain places (like Capt. Chuck’s) they upgrade the drags in them. This is how I bought two of mine...spooled with wire and upgraded drags. If I close my eyes, I can’t feel the difference between mine and a Tekota. Thanks for the update!
  11. I will take them. Please ship to 43342! Paypal to follow. Brahmabull
  12. Would you sell the rod holders that fit on the riggers separately? Do you have any pics? TIA
  13. I have a "junky" 2014 Targa V-18 (19'1") Combo (Red) and I tell guys often, this is NOT a big water boat. I Walleye/Perch fish Erie 25-30 trips a year, however I inland fish 2-3 times a week. For me, this is a great all around versitile boat. I pick days that are 1-3's or less, then the next day I Crappie fish creeks and get up into 18" of water. It is EXTREMELY stable and the back jump seats are fantastic. I remove the rear pedestal seats, flip up the jump seats (on piano hinge) that are HUGE and now there is more room than a 621 with a horseshoe. I fish 4 guys every trip to Erie. One pedestal seat goes up in the nose and I turn the front seats around. The Smooth Moves bases are a nice addition. The nose is very small (short) and this would be my biggest criticism of the boat. I only jig one guy out of the nose anyway, so for me it wasn't a big deal. If you want to spider rig two guys out of the nose you would be uncomfortable at the least. The ride is not super dry in chop, but its far from the worst. My uncle ordered/bought a Lund Pro V 1875, and the ride is not much different. The Lund is better, just not WAY better. I have $8k less in the same boat and have better electronics. The fit and finish of the Lund is MUCH better...not $8k better, but his resale will be much better. Downriggers can be mounted in the track system (with additional support underneath) and go in front of the jump seats. I run Cisco Trees to get 4 rods vertical. This makes things nice and compact. I opted for Motorguide Xi5 because it linked with Lowrance and the spotlock was WAY better than Minn Kotas (at the time)...I upgraded and bought the boat with Minn Kota Terrova, so I speak from experience. The new Minn Kotas are extremely accurate on spot lock and are better made than the Motorguide. I have 9.9 kicker with an iTroll which is fantastic especially with hunt mode enabled. I fish all year long out of this boat on MANY different bodies of water and while a 25' Carolina Classic would be nice on big water, I just don't fish that style enough to justify. I live 2 hours from Erie and 5 from Ontario and 5.5 from Michigan. I like the versatility of my boat. One boat will not meet all of your needs, so make the decision based on what 80% of its useful life will be and simply decide on a budget. If you think you will not have the boat a LONG time, consider resale value. As for being cheaper built, sure anything mass produced is cheaper built...that's not a bad thing just ask the A$$holes at Walmart. This is my third Tracker and second Targa (last was a 2001) Loved all of them. You want a big water aluminum boat, best riding one I've ever been in was a new Starcraft STX 2050 just this year. I preferred it over my buddies 2017 621 Ranger with a 350 Verado on it. I've speared more waves in a Ranger than any aluminum boat, yet they are all the rave. (This won't be a popular statement, buts it's my honest opinion and experience). To me there is no boat worth that kind of money...to someone else they are. Also consider Alumacraft. Hull is .125 and rides very nice on big water. It is built like a tank! Arguably, for big water aluminum boat I would rank 1. Starcraft, 2.Lund/Crestliner, 3. Alumacraft then Tracker. Although, if your going for big water, go glass! No replacement for displacement Hope this helps. It's just my experience over the 30 years on the water.
  14. Big Jon Swivel Bases I have a used extra set of Big Jon 360* Swivel Bases. They operate very smoothly. Would like $115.00 out of them and buyer pays shipping. Thanks for looking!
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