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  1. Yes, they are a terrific product. They are so nice I'm almost afraid to use them on my boat. Don't want to mess them up! Hmmm... didn't realize they did the engraving, let me see.... Glenn
  2. You may want to consider these rod holders. They are a similar to the Cannon, but it looks like they have redesigned them to avoid the pin problem as I have heard this has been an issue. I have them and they are great. Made in Canada too! (I have nothing to do with the company) https://eriebaitandtackle.ca/products/custom-fishing-solutions-single-rod-holder?_pos=4&_sid=55b9e5cf5&_ss=r Glenn
  3. Appreciate the suggestions, thank you. Is there a website where one can view the weather buoys from the camera perspective? Glenn
  4. Thank you East End Troller, really appreciate the advice. Will check that app out! Glenn
  5. Hey Guys, I will admit that I am a fair weather fisherman. Prefer nice calm water. (like glass with just enough breeze to keep the bugs away is ideal! Don't enjoy bobbing around like a cork. I do check 'Windfinder' each day, but has anyone determined the best combination of settings for predicting a calm day out on the water, north shore of Lake Ontario? I have had days where it showed a lot of wind, but the lake is calm when I thought it would have been rough?! Would really appreciate any insights. Be great to be able to determine best days to go in the week with some accuracy without getting down there only to out find it's a roller coaster! Look forward to any responses. Thank you, Glenn
  6. A little late, but thank you very much for the response Len. Much appreciated! Glenn
  7. Thank you Laker1. Glad it worked out for you. Could have been more serious by the sound of it! Yikes! Appreciate the response. Glenn
  8. Thank you Billy. Good to hear that it worked out well. Glenn
  9. Hey Guys, Hope all is well. I have been thinking about adding a small switched fuse panel to my boat so that I have easy access if I want to add accessories that require power. Keep things neat too. I figured this would be a way to simplify things and make it safer. I have added a stereo, fish finder and a couple other things, but I had to fish around under the console to find an area to get power and ground. Not convinced this is the best way to go. Everything is working, but always wonder if it's the best hook up! The stock dash has a breaker panel for everything so I know where the breakers are. Adding accessories puts fuses all over the place! Thinking it would be nice to have anything I add all in one place. What do you guys think? Anyone else done this? Adding accessories to existing wiring or add a fresh fuse block and make it easy and maybe safer on myself? Look forward to your opinions. Thank you, Glenn
  10. Thanks Nautitroller, I will check out the link! My batteries and gas tank (internal) are mounted through the center of the boat. If I fish by myself the boat would probably be pretty level with a kicker on it. Glenn
  11. Thank you Les, I do appreciate your insight and experience. I'll probably do something in the spring so I am considering all options. Just a little concerned about the weight. Of course being indecisive isn't helping either! Glenn
  12. Hey Gregger300, I did look at a 9.9 with full control (agreed it would be a pain to adjust a tiller all the time for me anyway.) However it does add about 100 - 125+ pounds to the port side of the boat. I put 125 pounds on my boat to see how it would sit in the water with this weight on it. It does list about 1-1 1/2" I am told this will cause to the boat to feel as though the 'alignment' is a little 'off' all the time. Not sure if I would like that. A 9.9 isn't really all that small either. It has been suggested that a 5-6 HP would be enough not only for trolling if I want, but also enough to get me back if the main motor fails. Won't break any speed records mind you and I don't like to go out when it is rough anyway! So, I may just go with a long shaft tiller 5-6 hp at 60lbs, steering rod to the main engine and a throttle control of some sort. My 115 Yamaha does troll well and I am not too concerned about putting hours on it so may just keep the little motor as a backup. May be a pain to use the tiller, but really just use it rarely anyway. I do have an electric motor up front to so I have heard that some guys set the 'kicker' straight ahead and steer with the electric. That could be an option to. I wondered why some guys had their electric motor out trolling for salmon... then I found out why! Having said all of that, I wish they would come out with a small 5-6 hp 60lb motor with full remote controls. The controls can just be small as to not take up too much helm space. That would be ideal! Any manufacturers listening!? Thank you for you input! Glenn
  13. Good point. How is the engine size best determined for the boat size to reach hull speed? Boat is around 2000 pounds give or take. Glenn
  14. Thank you AnglingAddict. Appreciate the response. Glenn
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