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  1. Thread: Boat repair

    by Ltrain
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    As has been noted Marine grade is best but also...

    As has been noted Marine grade is best but also most expensive. Just so you know marine grade has nothing to do with rot resistance so make sure you seal with epoxy. Marine grade means there are...
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    I see you're leaning towards the AP on your...

    I see you're leaning towards the AP on your motor, which I'm sure it's a fine option but just so you are fully informed I'll list some advantages of the bow/kicker combo.

    Keep the hours and...
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    Adding a kicker and bow mount trolling motor to...

    Adding a kicker and bow mount trolling motor to your boat is about the best thing going if you want to get into trolling. You also get the benefit of spotlock. Now your cc bow sits higher than most...
  4. Hey Mike, I own a 72" 120 lb Rhodan. I...

    Hey Mike, I own a 72" 120 lb Rhodan. I unfortunately do not have a 6000 lb. boat to give you exact comparisons but i can tell you it's a beast of a motor. I owned a Lund Baron and had the Rhodan on...
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    Hey Capt. E, it's my understanding that if you...

    Hey Capt. E, it's my understanding that if you put a deep diver behind a dipsy it will dive lower than the dipsy , driving the back end of the dipsy down,raising the front and counteracting the...
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    As far as batteries go, group 31 gives you the...

    As far as batteries go, group 31 gives you the most runtime. Duracell AGM batteries are a solid, economical choice. If you have a Sam's club membership they can be had for even cheaper. Just so you...
  7. Thread: Dipsy

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    I wish this thread was published two years ago...

    I wish this thread was published two years ago when i started using dipsys. Would have really helped out, great info here- this should almost be a sticky.
    About the only thing i could say is that...
  8. Thread: Bandit colors

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    I must say my list sounds alot like the others- ...

    I must say my list sounds alot like the others- i will always start out with Blue chrome, fruit dot( wonderbread) black head and IB frozen ( custom) . After that khaki and wild thing.
  9. Thread: Jig bite

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    April is a hot month right out from Turtle creek...

    April is a hot month right out from Turtle creek to the reefs .
    Just be very aware of the weather, it can get snotty,quickly
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    I highly recommend adding tracks on your gunnels....

    I highly recommend adding tracks on your gunnels. Then you can add rod holders or rod trees wherever you want.
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    Since you already have a kicker motor i suggest...

    Since you already have a kicker motor i suggest using the kicker for primary thrust( 70%) and add a 72" 36v Gps bow mount trolling motor to steer and add the remaining ( 30%) thrust. I also had a...
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    If you are still looking at trolling motors, do...

    If you are still looking at trolling motors, do your self a favor and check out Rhodan. They are not very popular up in the midwest but they are down in Florida and SE coast. I took a leap of faith...
  13. Thread: Rod holders

    by Ltrain
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    First off beautiful boat, been looking at that...

    First off beautiful boat, been looking at that style for awhile now, Hewescraft, Thunderjet, Kingfisher etc. Please post review of that rig in the future. As far as rod holders I would lay some...
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    Hello My Way, I'll keep this real simple. I...

    Hello My Way, I'll keep this real simple. I started trolling a couple years ago, tried braid first and big mistake, wouldn't hold in releases, kept slipping. So use mono when trolling boards, i...
  15. Thread: kicker motor

    by Ltrain
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    I think they're are alot of people like myself...

    I think they're are alot of people like myself that set the kicker for straight propulsion only, generating about 70% of required propulsion. The remaining 30% is provided by a bow mount gps...
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    Navionics does not make Lake insight, think you...

    Navionics does not make Lake insight, think you may be a little confused. You may have Nautic insight but that's not Navionics, that was lowrance and now is Cmap.

    To the OP, i run two chips in my...
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    If you have a chance give the Sidewinder planer...

    If you have a chance give the Sidewinder planer boards a spin. Go to YouTube and look up the offshore release mod. I've done this and totally love these boards. The big plus for me is that your line...
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    Great report. Still north of Kelly's?

    Great report. Still north of Kelly's?
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    Also if you don't want to spend a lot on bags,...

    Also if you don't want to spend a lot on bags, Menards has 2 for 5 dollar,5 gallon buckets. Poor man's drift sock/trolling bag.
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    I use mono if I'm trolling boards, I found the...

    I use mono if I'm trolling boards, I found the braid too slippery and was getting a lot of false releases. I'm using modified Sidewinder boards so if it releases board slides all the way down the...
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    Capt. Redbeard and Fishing Addiction- thanks for...

    Capt. Redbeard and Fishing Addiction- thanks for the launch options, appreciate it.
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    I have a question, Capt. When you're jigging...

    I have a question, Capt. When you're jigging maumee bay, do you still launch out of oak harbor? If you do, how long does the run take to get there and if not, where do you launch? When I'm jigging I...
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    Great post as always Juls, way to put them on the...

    Great post as always Juls, way to put them on the big ones.
  24. Thread: Bandits?

    by Ltrain
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    Hey that's my three too, orange belly seems to...

    Hey that's my three too, orange belly seems to be key, throw in an IB Frozen too.
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    I want to second Baydogs comment about braid. I...

    I want to second Baydogs comment about braid. I love braid and have it on all my rods EXCEPT my line counter trolling rods. Tried it and had a bunch of false releases, went back to mono and clips...
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