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10-09-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By malty falcon

I use a Helix 5 chirp for ice fishing, and on a...

I use a Helix 5 chirp for ice fishing, and on a personal pontoon. It is really bright and fast. I've dumped it in saltwater a few times, it is really waterproof to 3 feet. When it came off my...
10-09-2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By malty falcon

I have been fooling with the wiring, and have...

I have been fooling with the wiring, and have tried two different outputs on my terminal block. Both give the same result, the MFD powers off when starting the main motor. A handyman I know said...
10-09-2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 955
Posted By malty falcon

When I bought my most recent boat, I wanted a...

When I bought my most recent boat, I wanted a hard-core fishing boat first and foremost. I also wanted really comfy seats, a ski pylon, comfy combing(sic) and deep plush carpetting. Well, it's a...
10-05-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,721
Posted By malty falcon

NRS makes one with holes around your mouth, works...

NRS makes one with holes around your mouth, works well to prevent glasses fogging. Buff Brand is nice and soft, though. Just buy a few to find your favorite. Cheaper than skin cancer!
10-05-2020, 03:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,075
Posted By malty falcon

Seems guys at a fueling dock could have done A...

Seems guys at a fueling dock could have done A LOT MORE to contain/control the fire, like tilt somebody's engine up and hit throttles, it sure throw a lot of water with my little boat.
09-25-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By malty falcon

Sounds like you need a first mate to hold the...

Sounds like you need a first mate to hold the position with thrusters and main motor, while you, the captain fish and help clients.
09-20-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 19,041
Posted By malty falcon

Wyldbillnj, Calling other people out fishing...

Wyldbillnj,
Calling other people out fishing IDIOTS surely means you are "holier than thou" and must always be "right".

If it's too hard for you to notify people on the radio, or just hollering...
09-20-2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By malty falcon

"""I fail to see any reason to have a mfd hooked...

"""I fail to see any reason to have a mfd hooked up to a dedicated battery, with no source of on the water charging.
Just power the Bird off your main/house battery. Millions of boats are run this...
09-20-2020, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By malty falcon

I have a start/house battery, group 27 or 31...

I have a start/house battery, group 27 or 31 (can't remember) with 200HP Yamaha HPDI. Boat is 19' Aluminum Lund. MFD was originally Lowrance 9", but I upgraded to the Helix.

MFD was wired...
09-18-2020, 03:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 404
Posted By malty falcon

I also like the Nomads, seems good quality for my...

I also like the Nomads, seems good quality for my needs, but you are looking for much heavier line class. If you want the travellers size to avoid the oversized fees on airlines, this is the rod for...
09-18-2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By malty falcon

Reducing power draw, Humminbird

I have a Humminbird Helix 9 MEGA SI/DI that draws 2.5 amps. I have a 35AH dedicated battery for the MFD, but it doesn't provide 2 full days of fishing and boating without recharging. Right now, I'll...
09-06-2020, 03:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By malty falcon

Seats or no seats? If you intend to spend any...

Seats or no seats? If you intend to spend any time cruising around, seats are DEFINITELY needed. If the lake is only 200-300 acres, I guess you don't need seats, but nobody wants to be...
09-06-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,309
Posted By malty falcon

I agree with Tom...I have Boat Buckles on my Lund...

I agree with Tom...I have Boat Buckles on my Lund and trailer, and the Boat Buckle is ideally pulling straight up and down to keep boat from bouncing on bow roller. I believe the bow strap should...
08-30-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,431
Posted By malty falcon

I also believe in the solunar theories. BUT, if...

I also believe in the solunar theories. BUT, if water level changes, floods, weird weather, clouds and snow also affect the bite.
Next week, on Sept. 2, the solunar tables are very favorable for...
08-29-2020, 04:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,546
Posted By malty falcon

"Hi everyone. Been reading your fabulous forum...

"Hi everyone. Been reading your fabulous forum for many, many years, and here's my first post. If it interests you, go to my REAL favorite forum, Tugnuts, to see the whole story and pics. By the...
08-28-2020, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,241
Posted By malty falcon

Buy it when you find it, and can afford it. Why...

Buy it when you find it, and can afford it. Why wait? Think any prices are going down on a top-tier boat??? I sure wouldn't bet on that. Plus, if you wait until the worst weather to buy, you'll...
08-27-2020, 06:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,888
Posted By malty falcon

yeah, a fisherman in name only. Who really asks...

yeah, a fisherman in name only. Who really asks if tarpon, or amberjack are good fighters? SMH
08-07-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,651
Posted By malty falcon

I am bothered more by scratched lenses than by...

I am bothered more by scratched lenses than by the weight of the glass. I am a rugged, working stiff, and poly lenses scratch too easily for me to keep them very long. Unfortunately, my RX glasses...
07-31-2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,983
Posted By malty falcon

That chat was very difficult to read, and...

That chat was very difficult to read, and convinces me to stay with Humminbird for freshwater fishing. I don't need to know how to read and write code to operate a fishfinder.

I'm guess all the...
07-12-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 686
Posted By malty falcon

I never understood why those Back to Back chairs...

I never understood why those Back to Back chairs were popular, unless it was just the cheapest way to put in two seats. They reduce floor space and have no storage. If I were you, I'd do several...
07-11-2020, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,084
Posted By malty falcon

I'm very interested. I just looked, and the 72"...

I'm very interested. I just looked, and the 72" 36V Terrova with MEGA DI and SI transducer is out of stock, and 87" isn't an option, with Ipilot link. Ipilot link does some pretty cool stuff, makes...
07-10-2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 529
Posted By malty falcon

An electric or electronic steering trolling motor...

An electric or electronic steering trolling motor will likely come with a remote control as well as a foot pedal for controlling the boat. I only use the foot pedal when I forget the remote control!
07-10-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,294
Posted By malty falcon

If the guy looked like a thug, I don't give them...

If the guy looked like a thug, I don't give them helpful info, because they always seem to know it all already. Normal looking dude, I try to help. I've found that saying, "hey, how's it going ?"...
07-05-2020, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 218
Posted By malty falcon

I know you can turn off the sonar on Humminbirds....

I know you can turn off the sonar on Humminbirds. I do it to save battery strength or when using two separate transducers.
07-05-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,181
Posted By malty falcon

Did the thieving bastards really board your boat...

Did the thieving bastards really board your boat while you were sleeping in it? Man, I'd be nervous about staying anywhere nearby.
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