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  1. I make my own. I buy alligator clips from McMaster-Carr. I use key hole shaped shower curtain clips from Lowes or Home Depot. I bought red silicone rubber pincher pads on line (EBAY) They are 0.60 dia by 0.187 thick. I bought like 500 of them in 2006 for $15. Enough for a life time and I have fixed up 3 or 4 close friends and still have a hundreds left over. I epoxy 2 pads into clips using 3M epoxy. They release great on walleye but may not always release on small junk fish. I'm typically pulling 20 ft jets or lead core with mono running thru pincher pads. Braid thru pads doesn't work that well, so I don't use braid at all. Work perfect on Lake O with spoons on mono. If you don't want to invest in all the components, you can just buy Weldons, but mine work better because of the pads I use. Mine actually release by themselves most of the time.
  2. I got both. Still catch a **** load of fish on big boards. For walleye, you have to have releases that perform well or it can be frustrating.
  3. Looks like tow line on drivers side will be sawing your face in half unless you get a tall mast. Bow mount will be sawing on your stored rods. Ideally, the farther forward the better. I use the string retrieve curtain hooks but they need to be round plastic ones not wire ones that are keyhole shaped ( on the tow line end). Keyhole shaped one's wrap them selves around the tow line when its windy and wavy because they aren't symmetrical. By the way, in a tight turn when your not paying attention, the tow line can get under your rod line guides and flip your vertical stored or fished rods right out of the boat if they aren't locked in. I've seen it happen.
  4. you will probably get it. Good luck with the sale and the kicker.
  5. Good luck, I'm sure it will be fine. My Evinsuki was purchased new in 2002 and ran great for at least 10 years. I had it repaired before I replaced it with the Yamaha. I intend to put it back on the Crestliner when I sell my Crestliner and replace it with a 26 foot Pursuit if this covid BS ever runs it's course. The Yamaha will be moved to the Pursuit. Now is not a good time to replace the boat because prices are insanely high due to the pandemic. Boats priced at 40 to 45 K are now 60 K if you can find one that isn't salt water used.
  6. I bought a 9.9 high thrust yamaha (T9.9xeh) long shaft in March 2015. $3050 delivered I installed a protroll 2 digital throttle controller. I use it on a 22 foot Crestliner Eagle. you don't need any thing bigger HP wise for a kicker on my boat and talked a guy who uses same motor on a 26 foot fiberglass boat that said same thing before I bought mine. Bought from Shipyard Island Marina, inc in Wisconsin 920-847-2533. Absolutely zero problems. Purrs like a kitten, will troll all day on a gallon of gas. If I had it to do over, I probably won't spend the extra money for long shaft because I can't tilt it completely out of the water when running off main engine or in a slip. When I bought it Yamaha gave me 2 extra years warranty for free, but I never used it. My kicker before that was a 15HP Evinrude 4 stroke which was actually manufactured by Suzucki. That motor had constant issues and Evinrude couldn't even supply replacement parts. Just my 2 cents
  7. No there is no reserve label. Like I said, 1 valve is for main tank and the other is for the aux tank. Mine also both feed to the same spin off fuel filter. I have two fuel lines down stream of the filter. One feeds my I/O engine and the other feeds my kicker motor. See attached picture. Happy to help
  8. That cost is per year for onX , so you would have to buy it and split the cost with all the people hunting your property. I'm thinking buy it once and start painting trees or marking them with plastic tape. They have a free trial so I may try that next summer to see how well it actually works.
  9. I have only 2 batteries. I run 1 down rigger to battery closest to it and the other to the other battery. Both came with in line fuses. Never had a problem in 20 years on current boat. You don't need to pay a dealer. It's just a positive and a negative wire on each rigger.
  10. By the way, my gas shut off valves are labeled but my boat is in winter storage so I can't take pictures. Remind me in the spring and I'll post some pictures. Each valve selects main engine or kicker engine or both off. Starboard valve is for main tank and port valve is for aux tank. My boat is an I/O but I assume the outboard version is plumbed the same.
  11. I have a 2000 2250 eagle. There are 2 shut valves because there are 2 gas tanks. 1 for the main tank and 1 for the aux tank. I took apart my big live well once years ago looking for a mysterious water leak, thinking one of the live well hoses was leaking. Taking that floor board out was not that hard. Bad part was that I had to cut the floor vinyl because it wraps up the inside of the vertical free board. You also have to remove the wall in the back that forms the seat backs for the jump seats, but its not hard. Just a bunch or screws. A cordless screw driver and a bunch of patience is all it takes. I also removed all the floor in my buddies old 1988 Eagle because to floor was getting really soft. I just traced the old floor boards on new plywood and rewrapped the plywood with new vinyl he bought from cabelas. It turned out great. He had a fuel corrosion issue and we pulled both gas tanks and cleaned them out and reinstalled them. Problem solved. Lot's of work, but not complicated. By the way Olsen Brothers in Derby is a crestliner dealer and his mechanic might be able to help. Way cheaper to do the work yourself, but he may be able to price out a sending unit. Jim V
  12. You don't need springs on the top of your mast. Attached is a jpeg of the top of my Big Jon manual mast. I've been using it for over 25 years. Never needed a spring and never jumped the string over the pulley. I have broken 2 of the reels over the years because they are plastic, but parts were available from Big Jon for a fairly reasonable price. If reels were metal like Cisco, these things would be perfect but I'm sure would be way more expensive, so I get it. This year I'm going to try to build a cordless drill attachment that will allow me to wind in with my cordless Milwaukee drill. I'll probably be buying another reel if things don't go according to plans.
  13. I bought my 9.9 Yamaha on line from Shipyard Island Marine in Wisconsin. Great price and back then, no sales tax. Don't know if you can get away with that these days but I would try. I had to have it delivered to my work because you need a fork lift to unload from truck and put in my pick up truck. Whole process was easy but I worked for a fairly small company. You could probably pick it up in Wisconsin if you were in the neighborhood or felt like a road trip. Shipyard phone number 920-847-2533
  14. And my point was, if your turning in a battery, you get over twice as much at a scrap yard and you don't have to push it into a store and endanger some poor clueless store clerk with acid.
  15. BTW Walmart batteries suck. Cheap Chinese junk that doesn't last. Also, $5 core charge is a joke. Last time I took a used up battery to scrap yard, they gave me $12. Got rid of a bunch of brake rotors and other metal scrap in the same trip. Bought my battery on line from Advanced, got a discount for ordering on line and picked it up on the way to the scrap yard. Win Win Win
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