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General Talk / Any cord cutters here?
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:45:31 PM »
No cable here. We just use a Roku to stream shows on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime. We also have bunny ears for local TV.

The best part is... NO COMMERCIALS!!!

With cable, you're basically paying them to show you ads...

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Will the transducer work through duct seal?  It would be nice if it worked to just put a thin patch of duct seal on the bottom, lay the transducer on top of it, then duct seal around the whole mess to secure it.  Air bubbles/gaps should be a non issue.
It does. I tried it. Still not my favorite method, though. I got a much cleaner signal with a water bath.

The problem I have with duct seal is that it softens and loosens up when it gets hot (like when your yak bakes in the sun on the roof of your car).


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For Trade / Scotty downrigger depthking 1060
« on: March 04, 2017, 08:50:19 AM »
Chet - Where are you planning to mount the 1060? I have a 1050 mounted to my Outback near my left knee. It works great, but my knee barely clears it with each pedal stroke. I'm not sure a 1060 would fit in that spot.

Edit: I just rewatched my video (below) and there's a little more clearance than I remembered... I think I subconsciously changed my pedal stroke to account for it...

https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=UU7lL_q8jVGbWSDEFST4cExQ&v=K6hNHH5mIvI




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General Fishing Tips / Re: Saltwater vis and fishing
« on: March 02, 2017, 07:06:50 AM »
It also depends what kind of fish you're targeting.

When it comes to salmon, finding brown water often means finding fish.


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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Bigger rod holders?
« on: March 01, 2017, 08:45:17 PM »
Folbe.


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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: In hull transducer mount advice needed?
« on: February 27, 2017, 06:59:41 AM »
The GOOP method works fine, IF you are lucky/skilled enough to end up with no air bubbles. (I'm a pretty handy guy, and I failed twice with the GOOP method).

The GOOP method is kindof a crapshoot. The water bath method works flawlessly. Every time.


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Gearing Up and Rigging Up / Re: Favorite cheap saltwater rod?
« on: February 20, 2017, 03:34:40 PM »
The 7' medium ugly stick tiger is a good cheap rod that'll last forever.


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Fish Talk / Re: What kind of fish is this?
« on: February 17, 2017, 05:53:59 AM »
How deep were you fishing? If I had to guess, not deep enough.


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General Talk / Re: Rocky, Sandy or Muddy ?
« on: February 10, 2017, 06:29:02 AM »
It's more about the thickness and color (or greyscale shading, if no color) of the bottom line than it is about the depth contour displayed in your screen.

Google "how tell if bottom is rocky or sandy lowrance" and you'll find a variety of resources, videos, etc.


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Wanted To Buy / Re: WTB: Boston Whaler 13 or aluminum fishing boat (14)
« on: February 09, 2017, 01:08:14 PM »
Which whaler do you have, Ex-Kayaker?

Some years back I almost bought a Reinell that was a nearly exact clone of a 17' Montauk. The owner had built a removable casting deck in the bow and installed a foot controlled trolling motor. It fished real nice the few times I took it out on the Delta.

If you can make your whaler work for bass fishing, you can kill two birds with one stone.


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Wanted To Buy / Re: WTB: Boston Whaler 13 or aluminum fishing boat (14)
« on: February 09, 2017, 01:04:12 PM »
You should also consider a 14 foot Livingston skiff. They are SUPER stable and seaworthy for their size.

Good luck in your search!


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Whoa......I think I actually agree with Alex B on something  :smt107


I'd rather own a livie than a whaler in all sizes up to their 19'er.  Foot for foot they're beamier and a more comfortable ride.

Whaler central is a good resource but take it all with a grain of salt, most of those guys are super purists and wouldn't buy anything less than a time capsuled barn find.....and then they'd suggest that you low ball it.  A lot of the 16-18 foot whalers are in high demand in CA, they can fetch a premium but there's also a bunch of kooks out there wanting top dollar for a beat up hull with a 35 year old two stroke hanging on it. I'd advise taking your time and not get overly eager.  Good deals pop up fairly often, just be sure to have cash ready to go cause they do go quick. 

I was flirting with the idea of letting go of my whaler to buy a bass boat but haven't quite worked up the nerve to actually let it go.
Haha! I'm sure we agree on a lot of things when it comes to fishing.


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Wanted To Buy / Re: WTB: Boston Whaler 13 or aluminum fishing boat (14)
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:50:51 AM »
You should also consider a 14 foot Livingston skiff. They are SUPER stable and seaworthy for their size.

Good luck in your search!


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Wanted To Buy / Wanted - Lowrance HDI Skimmer (83/200/455/800)
« on: February 09, 2017, 07:48:52 AM »
What's up NCKA?

Anyone out there happen to have an extra Lowrance HDI Skimmer transducer or a spare power cord that'll fit my Hook 5 head unit?

I'm in the process of rigging up my little 12' Gregor skiff. Motor (8-HP Tohatsu) is on the way. Trailer will probably be bought this weekend. Now I just need to get my electronics in order.

Thanks for looking!

Cheers,

Alex


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General Fishing Tips / Thresher looking for good locations
« on: February 06, 2017, 09:39:10 AM »
The threshers made another appearance on the Marin Coast during the last few months of the 2016 salmon season. I got my ass kicked by one of them while I was salmon trolling. It bit a Watermelon Apex.


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General Talk / Re: Review of Kayak catch bag
« on: February 03, 2017, 06:47:02 AM »
Did you get Sea Angler 36x20 direct from them or did you find it elsewhere for a lower price?

I don't remember exactly where I got my bag - it's been a few years. I'm sure I just searched around for a few minutes and picked the lowest price. I think I paid around $80-90, but I could be mistaken.


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