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Forum: Ice Fishing 10-30-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By SkWalter
Marcum upgrade

Just tried it on my Humminbird and it works there too. No more float.
Forum: Ice Fishing 10-30-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,111
Posted By SkWalter
DI works great when stationary. I use it all the...

DI works great when stationary. I use it all the time while jigging in open water or on the hard water. SI is the one that performs much better with motion.
Forum: Ice Fishing 10-30-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By SkWalter
Marcum upgrade

Hi all. Thought I would share a recent upgrade I did to my Marcum unit. I added an aluminum transducer arm to replace the plastic one that comes with the unit. Has anyone else done this? I think it...
Forum: Electronics 09-30-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 944
Posted By SkWalter
I have a Helix 5 CHIRP GPS G2 with both the ice...

I have a Helix 5 CHIRP GPS G2 with both the ice transducer and the portable transducer. I take my Autochart card from my big open water units and put it in this one when I fish with my small 12'...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 06-19-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By SkWalter
I run them around 20-25 feet deep and I havenít...

I run them around 20-25 feet deep and I havenít had them foul up. We donít have a lot of snags but we do have weeds.
Forum: Strictly Fishing 06-19-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By SkWalter
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Forum: Strictly Fishing 06-19-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,597
Posted By SkWalter
I run the Original Floaters in the F3 and F5...

I run the Original Floaters in the F3 and F5 sizes behind 2 oz bottom bouncers on a 4 foot fluorocarbon leader material right on the bottom. If you are fouling up with too much sandgrass you can...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 05-29-2019, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By SkWalter
You bet. I believe we kept 4 in the 3 lb range....

You bet. I believe we kept 4 in the 3 lb range. Perfect eating size and when they come out of cold clean lakes they taste excellent.
Forum: Strictly Fishing 05-24-2019, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By SkWalter
Yeah, the great thing was watching his younger...

Yeah, the great thing was watching his younger sister and him do it all on their own. The whoops and hugs once it was netted were pretty cool to watch.
Forum: Strictly Fishing 05-23-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,098
Posted By SkWalter
Pike pics from last weekend.

This past weekend was a long weekend here in Canada and with the pike spawn just being finished we headed out after some big pike in southern Saskatchewan.

We started out by looking for a shallow...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 05-23-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,394
Posted By SkWalter
I have used the Gulp minnow style baits quite a...

I have used the Gulp minnow style baits quite a bit and actually find them to be more effective than the real deal as they stay on the hook much better. If I get a bite with a minnow on its pretty...
Forum: Motors and Props 05-20-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By SkWalter
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https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190520/6590d27c3f53609eddb01eccf632689e.jpg

Thatís a pic of the cab plate at full speed with full trim.
Forum: Motors and Props 05-18-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By SkWalter
I put the Tempest on this evening. RPM went up to...

I put the Tempest on this evening. RPM went up to 5900, top speed remained pretty much the same (52-53 mph), prop slip on takeoff improved significantly, and the prop held tight at high speed turns...
Forum: Boats 05-17-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By SkWalter
If you are switching from carpet to vinyl, keep...

If you are switching from carpet to vinyl, keep in mind that your hatch lids may have larger gaps around them if you switch. I believe most hatches are cut slightly smaller for carpet vs those made...
Forum: Motors and Props 05-14-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,028
Posted By SkWalter
I liked the 19p Tempest Plus on my previous boat...

I liked the 19p Tempest Plus on my previous boat with the 150 Merc 4S. Solid plugs. Night and day difference between the black max and the SS. Mine came with a 19p Black Max though.
Forum: Boats 05-14-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By SkWalter
I have two of the Floe 4000# lifts with wheels...

I have two of the Floe 4000# lifts with wheels and electric winches and chargers. They are great!
Forum: Boats 05-14-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 422
Posted By SkWalter
2000 lb capacity at a minimum. Think about the...

2000 lb capacity at a minimum. Think about the weight of gear, people, if any rain gets in the boat, etc. I believe the rule of thumb is capacity should be 20% more than your fully loaded weight. ...
Forum: Motors and Props 05-14-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By SkWalter
Thanks Ben. The dealer gave me a Tempest to try...

Thanks Ben. The dealer gave me a Tempest to try out vs the Bravo FS in order to help figure out what the best prop is for these new motors. Switching a prop is a pretty easy change and since it...
Forum: Electronics 05-14-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 732
Posted By SkWalter
Or buy the transducer made to mount on the...

Or buy the transducer made to mount on the trolling motor housing and use that instead of the US2 if you really want SI or DI Mega up front.


Here is the DI Mega trolling mount transducer:...
Forum: Motors and Props 05-14-2019, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By SkWalter
It looks like there isn't much info on the props...

It looks like there isn't much info on the props for these motors yet, so I thought I would update this thread as I go in the hopes that it helps others down the line.


I did the break in on my...
Forum: Boats 04-23-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,411
Posted By SkWalter
For what it's worth, my 2015 Impact 1850 XS had...

For what it's worth, my 2015 Impact 1850 XS had the same issue initially. If my memory serves me right it was only an issue for the first couple fills and then it straightened out without having to...
Forum: Boats 04-23-2019, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,925
Posted By SkWalter
This is a very good summation of my experience as...

This is a very good summation of my experience as well.
Forum: Motors and Props 04-04-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 800
Posted By SkWalter
2019 175 ProXS prop recommendation

Hi all,


Looking for some stainless prop suggestions for a 2019 Merc 175 ProXS for my new boat. I haven't found a lot of suggestions for the new 4 stroke 175 ProXS, but quite a few for the old...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 03-04-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,550
Posted By SkWalter
https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190304/35c545ac...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190304/35c545acbc6666a5e5158f7be2b93155.jpg

Order just arrived. Bring on open water!
Forum: Boats 03-03-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,823
Posted By SkWalter
All the curtains zip off, so you end up with a...

All the curtains zip off, so you end up with a full ďroofĒ over the entire cockpit. Thatís the part I like the most.
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