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Forum: General Discussion 06-09-2021, 04:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,366
Posted By Rooster Rick
For jigging, braid all the way, for me. One of my...

For jigging, braid all the way, for me. One of my favorite ways to fish, and Iíll always have a couple rods rigged for jigging. Pick your favorite (mine is St. Croix Avid) 6í-7í, MXF for 1/4 oz. and...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 05-25-2021, 07:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,393
Posted By Rooster Rick
Dad was a teacher in Dayton Wyoming, tucked in...

Dad was a teacher in Dayton Wyoming, tucked in the foothills on the eastern slope of the Bighorn Mountains. It was late spring of 1965, I was 4 years old. With Dadís help I caught my first fish, a...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 05-22-2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,243
Posted By Rooster Rick
I can absolutely relate to your situation. I have...

I can absolutely relate to your situation. I have a 17í4Ē aluminum on a bunk trailer that I fish solo out of 90% of the time. I really struggled getting the boat loaded solo in windy conditions. A...
Forum: Boats 04-20-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By Rooster Rick
Another option: https://fishingspecialties.com/ ...

Another option: https://fishingspecialties.com/

Well made and gets the job done.
Forum: Motors and Props 04-08-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,073
Posted By Rooster Rick
Great news Brige! Nothing sucks quite like...

Great news Brige! Nothing sucks quite like electrical problems, for sure. They seem to pop up at the most inconvenient times. Good luck, and tight lines.
Forum: Motors and Props 04-07-2021, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By Rooster Rick
Hi Rouge, I acquired VV mobile shorty after I got...

Hi Rouge, I acquired VV mobile shorty after I got my boat last summer, 2018 115 merc. Install is super simple, a module that plugs into your motor, download the App to your mobile device, BT...
Forum: Motors and Props 04-07-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By Rooster Rick
Not sure if it is helpful for your situation, but...

Not sure if it is helpful for your situation, but ran across this on the BBC boards a few weeks ago as I was looking into the same issue. Lots of good info over there, if you have the inclination and...
Forum: General Discussion 04-06-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,688
Posted By Rooster Rick
Good insight. I see rough waters ahead for...

Good insight. I see rough waters ahead for commercial real estate, in particular the retail, office and hospitality sectors. Additional impacts will be felt by many municipalities as commercial real...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 04-05-2021, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By Rooster Rick
Honestly, I have never considered damage to my...

Honestly, I have never considered damage to my transducer while towing. Thanks for the warning, duly noted. PIA running the cable, plus the cost of a new one, Iím covering mine from now on.
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By Rooster Rick
I have been using a bow transducer mounted on a...

I have been using a bow transducer mounted on a separate pole https://fishingspecialties.com and can rotate the view totally independent of the Trolling motor. Poor mans Livescope, I guess. It works...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 04-03-2021, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,217
Posted By Rooster Rick
Similar boat setup, but a bit lighter; 17.5’...

Similar boat setup, but a bit lighter; 17.5’ aluminum, 115 merc, single axel trailer, full 29gal fuel and loaded for fishing, about 2350 lbs. You are probably 2600-3000lbs, as others have suggested....
Forum: Motors and Props 04-03-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 864
Posted By Rooster Rick
Hi Brukshot, I sense you and I are on a similar...

Hi Brukshot, I sense you and I are on a similar quest. Disclaimer: I am total rookie on this topic, I have no personal experience with stainless, yet. I have only run aluminum, and have tried 4...
Forum: Electronics 04-02-2021, 11:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Rooster Rick
X5 on this. I run a MK Ulterra 80, Duracell...

X5 on this. I run a MK Ulterra 80, Duracell 31AGMís from Sams Club. Sometimes 10-12 hours on the trolling motor and never close to running out of juice. It may seem a bit pricey at $180x2, but expect...
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,467
Posted By Rooster Rick
Private party asset sales & purchases

This is going to be long, and still will only cover the basics. Sorry. Iíve been a banker for over 30 years and have facilitated 1000ís of private party purchases. I have also accomplished many...
Forum: Motors and Props 04-01-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Rooster Rick
Hi Husker, should be a great weather weekend, I...

Hi Husker, should be a great weather weekend, I imagine youíll not be the only boat on Glendo (I assume?). My motor has the Command Thrust lower, higher gear ratio of 2.38:1, vs. standard of 2.07:1....
Forum: General Discussion 04-01-2021, 10:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,434
Posted By Rooster Rick
You made it

Congratulations Mojo, I can only imagine that feeling of having no more work responsibilities, and how freeing that must be. Iím now less than 7 years and Iíll be looking forward to embracing that...
Forum: Motors and Props 03-31-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Rooster Rick
There is a lot of knowledge on this board, and...

There is a lot of knowledge on this board, and Iím sure you will get some great suggestions. Iíve learned prop slip is greatest at take-off, and decreases as speed increases. Probably stating the...
Forum: Motors and Props 03-31-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Rooster Rick
Thanks brigeton, this is helpful info. Same...

Thanks brigeton, this is helpful info. Same motor, same boat size, similar hull; altitude being the only significant variable. Yes, 6k is max RPM for our motors, 6300 for the ProXS version. If can...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2021, 08:58 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 14,004
Posted By Rooster Rick
No doubt, there are significant inflationary...

No doubt, there are significant inflationary pressures on materials, especially lumber. A lot of factors are involved, both supply constraints and strong demand. New housing starts in 2020 were up 7%...
Forum: General Discussion 03-31-2021, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,646
Posted By Rooster Rick
Agree with the other posters, the ability to have...

Agree with the other posters, the ability to have info from both bow and transom, displayed on separate graphs, is extremely helpful. I think this is especially true fishing shallow and slowly...
Forum: Motors and Props 03-25-2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Rooster Rick
You guys are awesome, thank you so much. A lot of...

You guys are awesome, thank you so much. A lot of really good info and insight. This will not be solved overnight, but I feel Iím am on the right path. Eyecatcher, your experience is very helpful, ...
Forum: Motors and Props 03-25-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Rooster Rick
Yup, I think so too, Eyecatcher. The Mercury...

Yup, I think so too, Eyecatcher. The Mercury Prop finder suggested Trophy 21P for a 4-blade, and Tempest 21P for a 3-blade. My thinking has been dial in motor height, see if it affects RPMs at WFO...
Forum: Motors and Props 03-25-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,196
Posted By Rooster Rick
Hi MWH, you are a wise man. I am currently...

Hi MWH, you are a wise man. I am currently running a Mercury aluminum Spitfire 4-blade 19P. Motor is a Mercury 115 4S with the CT lower. Calm conditions, 50 degrees, I can run 40mph right at 6k RPM...
Forum: General Discussion 03-25-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,418
Posted By Rooster Rick
Yup. Substitute Paddle Board for Kayak, and...

Yup. Substitute Paddle Board for Kayak, and substitute Subaru for pickup. The ramps at most lakes close to home are super busy, especially weekends, and it amazes me how oblivious some folks some...
Forum: Boats 03-25-2021, 08:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,287
Posted By Rooster Rick
Seems there are several schools of thought on...

Seems there are several schools of thought on this, and strong opinions about what is best. I think something is better than nothing, and I choose the Toterite STR8 https://www.toterite.com for my...
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