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Forum: Canada 02-23-2020, 07:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 646
Posted By bigcreekdad
Fly ins north of Sault Ste Marie

Looking for a fly in within 4 or so hours drive from the Sault. Don't really want to drive to NW Ontario area. Any thoughts...thinking both outpost or full service lodge. Thanks
Forum: Canada 08-19-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 750
Posted By bigcreekdad
Crow Rock Lodge

Crow Rock Lodge
Forum: Canada 08-13-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By bigcreekdad
I was going to buy two Interstate batteries, but...

I was going to buy two Interstate batteries, but only one was available. Went to the local auto parts store and they had the Aqua Edge. When he rang me up, I thought he only charged me for one, but...
Forum: Canada 08-09-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 802
Posted By bigcreekdad
Aqua Edge Deep Cycle batteries

Anyone heard of them?
Forum: Canada 08-06-2019, 06:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,249
Posted By bigcreekdad
If you are driving I think you are ok. Three...

If you are driving I think you are ok. Three weeks ago my son and I went to the French River, crossing at Sault St. Marie. Just before we left, I noticed his passport had expired. He had a state ID...
Forum: Canada 08-05-2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,790
Posted By bigcreekdad
Lousy situation. I'd have him drive separately....

Lousy situation. I'd have him drive separately. If he makes it across he can leave his car somewhere across the border.

If he does drive separately, I'd probably put at least one other guy in his...
Forum: Canada 07-24-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,199
Posted By bigcreekdad
Mike...as usual, great report! Sounds like...

Mike...as usual, great report!

Sounds like an awesome fishery, but I must admit i would be a bit leary of going there given your mechanical/gas issues with the boats. I am very surprised that an...
Forum: Canada 07-21-2019, 07:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,127
Posted By bigcreekdad
Just my opinion, but I would be leery of taking a...

Just my opinion, but I would be leery of taking a 6 year old on a late September trip. Late September's weather can include some nasty cold (and maybe wet) periods. This can put a damper on a young...
Forum: Canada 07-21-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,907
Posted By bigcreekdad
I left both batteries on my on board charger for...

I left both batteries on my on board charger for 36 hours. The one battery is now charged, but not the other. Odd thing is....that is the newer of the two batteries (one year old).

I'm now...
Forum: Canada 07-21-2019, 06:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,907
Posted By bigcreekdad
Oops....not 2%, but 25%....sorry guys. ...

Oops....not 2%, but 25%....sorry guys.

That's why I asked the question about whether they should be draining at the same rate.
Forum: Canada 07-20-2019, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,907
Posted By bigcreekdad
I don't think I'm running them too low. I plug...

I don't think I'm running them too low. I plug the onboard charger in every night after use, but I never check how much "juice" they have. Only did it this time was to see what each one showed.
Forum: Canada 07-20-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,907
Posted By bigcreekdad
Trolling motor batteries

Every year it seems i'm replacing one of the two batteries. Was just un Canada, and got less than half a days use (far from constant) on my last day. Just put a tester on the, and one is very low and...
Forum: Canada 07-14-2019, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 982
Posted By bigcreekdad
Helix 7 as a pure fish finder

I have this unit on my tiller boat. I love many of the features, but it does not seem to be very good at spotting fish. I have a cheap Garmin unit on my bow for use when fishing from the front with...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,182
Posted By bigcreekdad
One time, a few years ago, crossing into the US...

One time, a few years ago, crossing into the US at Solute St. Marie, the US agent asked me what my trailer play number was. I told him I didn't have the foggiest idea. He gave me a not so nice look...
Forum: Canada 06-22-2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,061
Posted By bigcreekdad
PFDs...finally going get serious about now

I always have an ordinary PFD attached to me seat on my tiller boat. Handy,,,but never worn. I often fish by myself.

I'm now 71, and often have balance issues. AS such, I need to get serious about...
Forum: Canada 04-27-2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By bigcreekdad
Lightweight trailer jack

Anyone have any recommendations for a lightweight trailer jack? My boat, loaded including motor, probably weighs 1500 pounds.
Forum: Boats 04-23-2019, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,031
Posted By bigcreekdad
vinyl vs carpet

Now that I've decided to keep my boat, my first thought was to go to vinyl flooring/deck. Does anyone have any strong feelings either way of vinyl vs carpet?
Forum: Boats 04-19-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,796
Posted By bigcreekdad
I much appreciate everyone's thoughts. I've...

I much appreciate everyone's thoughts. I've decided to refinish my old boat...new vinyl floors, console opening, new peditstal seats (present ones will hardly turn any more, and new wiring where...
Forum: Boats 04-17-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,796
Posted By bigcreekdad
PG??

PG??
Forum: Boats 04-17-2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,796
Posted By bigcreekdad
Kevin The one nice thing I like about the...

Kevin

The one nice thing I like about the Alumacraft I have is that the 2 trolling motor batteries fit very nicely mid width, about 2/3 the way up front. Where do you put yours on the Mirrocraft?...
Forum: Boats 04-17-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,796
Posted By bigcreekdad
Kevin....no motor...just boat and trailer. I have...

Kevin....no motor...just boat and trailer. I have a 60 Yamaha that is in good condition.
Forum: Boats 04-17-2019, 06:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,796
Posted By bigcreekdad
The Mirrocraft model I'm looking at is the...

The Mirrocraft model I'm looking at is the Troller EXP 1686
Forum: Boats 04-16-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,796
Posted By bigcreekdad
Lund Price vs Mirrocraft

After 20 years, I'm thinking of replacing my Alumacraft Magnum 165. The deeper I originally bought it from no longer has Alumacraft. They do offer Mirrocraft and Lund. I had them price aLund Pro...
Forum: Canada 12-18-2018, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,320
Posted By bigcreekdad
I've enjoyed over 20 trips with my sons to...

I've enjoyed over 20 trips with my sons to Crane's Lochaven Lodge on the French River. Over the years I've met several other guests from Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey. It is likely drivable...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2016, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,649
Posted By bigcreekdad
There are no topo maps if that's what you are...

There are no topo maps if that's what you are looking for. However, Kenny (owner) will have maps that you can use to identify certain areas and bays. It's one place that will be very hard for you to...
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