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09-15-2019, 06:33 PM
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Posted By 7hetexsun

They all come in different shaft length, voltage...

They all come in different shaft length, voltage and thrust. Mine is 112 lb thrust. I doubt youíd be able to tell the difference in thrust between any of the 36 volt models.
09-04-2019, 05:57 PM
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Posted By 7hetexsun

Having spent ten years in the Navy, I can tell...

Having spent ten years in the Navy, I can tell you with certainty that the can absolutely ďaffectĒ your electronic equipment. The can jam radio and radar frequencies with ease. GPS, Iím not so sure...
08-14-2019, 06:47 PM
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Posted By 7hetexsun

Exactly the same situation Iím in. Coast Guard...

Exactly the same situation Iím in. Coast Guard Corpus Christi is a minimum of 40 miles away depending on where Iím fishing.
08-14-2019, 05:53 AM
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Posted By 7hetexsun

Iíd like to know this too.

Iíd like to know this too.
08-13-2019, 05:58 PM
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Views: 1,398
Posted By 7hetexsun

Thanks for the input. I normally fish the South...

Thanks for the input. I normally fish the South Texas coast. Usually 10-20 miles offshore but occasionally as far as 40. If itís on a Weekday, I may only see a couple of other boats and Iím sometimes...
08-13-2019, 04:21 PM
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Views: 1,398
Posted By 7hetexsun

Can someone educate me on sat phones and so forth?

Dumb your answers way down please. I know nothing on this subject. I have a single outboard and would like to be able to call or text seatow. I have a VHF installed and a hand held VHF. I also have...
07-03-2019, 07:51 AM
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Posted By 7hetexsun

I use waterproof tackle trays and desiccant. The...

I use waterproof tackle trays and desiccant. The trays go inside a tackle bag. It stays in the boat but my boat is trailered and not always in a ďsaltyĒ environment.
Academy had the waterproof Plano...
06-21-2019, 08:26 AM
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Views: 1,276
Posted By 7hetexsun

Thanks! Good to know that they can break. Iíve...

Thanks! Good to know that they can break. Iíve been happy with them so far. Iím mostly fishing with 40-60 lb gear so for me, something else is likely to give before the hook does.
06-21-2019, 06:06 AM
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Views: 1,276
Posted By 7hetexsun

I like long shank single hooks. ...

I like long shank single hooks.


https://www.amazon.com/Owner-American-Longshank-Strong-5192-191/dp/B000ALE348/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?keywords=owner+long+shank+hook&qid=1561122308&s=gateway&sr=8-2
06-13-2019, 06:38 AM
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Views: 494
Posted By 7hetexsun

Thanks everyone. I was pretty sure it was air in...

Thanks everyone. I was pretty sure it was air in the system, just wanted to confirm it.
06-13-2019, 06:36 AM
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Views: 494
Posted By 7hetexsun

I intentionally turned off the autopilot when I...

I intentionally turned off the autopilot when I left. When I had steering issues, I turned it back on.
06-12-2019, 08:42 PM
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Views: 494
Posted By 7hetexsun

Lost my steering last week

First, I have a single outboard so the steering wheel is my only option...sort of. I installed a Garmin autopilot about 6 weeks ago. Works great. While I was headed offshore this past weekend I...
06-12-2019, 08:19 PM
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Posted By 7hetexsun

That happened to me a few years ago on my Yamaha....

That happened to me a few years ago on my Yamaha. I removed the whole unit and took it to the dealer. He said itís caused by the alcohol in the gasoline. He couldnít get it loose either and said that...
03-29-2019, 06:49 AM
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Views: 363
Posted By 7hetexsun

I would go 14/64. If you go too small the glue...

I would go 14/64. If you go too small the glue will be forced out or will cause a hydraulic seal and you wonít get the tip top on all the way.
03-16-2019, 08:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,512
Posted By 7hetexsun

For those of you who donít know, Lake Fork is...

For those of you who donít know, Lake Fork is famous for itís trophy bass. That slot limit was instituted to protect the black bass population in that lake. The slot limit is unique, but makes sense....
03-16-2019, 08:53 AM
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Posted By 7hetexsun

i use Barlows Tackle as well.

i use Barlows Tackle as well.
03-15-2019, 08:08 PM
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Views: 4,512
Posted By 7hetexsun

Thatís not even close to the same thing. This...

Thatís not even close to the same thing. This idiot tried to defraud his fellow anglers to win money he didnít earn. He also broke the laws of the State of Texas. Bass tournaments are a big deal here...
03-13-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By 7hetexsun

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Thatís why I...

Thanks for the feedback everyone. Thatís why I love this forum.
03-12-2019, 10:09 AM
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Views: 1,296
Posted By 7hetexsun

Thanks for yíall help. I was mainly looking at...

Thanks for yíall help. I was mainly looking at Garmin because I already have a 7610 chart plotter which eliminates the need for the control head. I talked to one of their tech reps yesterday and he...
03-01-2019, 06:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,558
Posted By 7hetexsun

Incorrect. The GPS receiver is built into the...

Incorrect. The GPS receiver is built into the head of the motor. There is no ďpuckĒ. At least not on mine.
02-28-2019, 07:44 AM
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Views: 14,558
Posted By 7hetexsun

Here are some better pics that show how itís...

Here are some better pics that show how itís rigged and mounted. My boat is filthy. No comments about that are necessary.
The motor is mounted to a 3/8Ē powder coated aluminum plate. Itís drilled...
02-25-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,558
Posted By 7hetexsun

Im not sure how much you can tell from these.Iíll...

Im not sure how much you can tell from these.Iíll try and take some better ones that show how itís mounted. Bluewater factory did an outstanding job on it. Itís mounted on a powder coated aluminum...
02-25-2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 14,558
Posted By 7hetexsun

My riptide ulterra struggles in light wind or...

My riptide ulterra struggles in light wind or current. It constantly over runs the spot, then spends the next few minutes over correcting itself. It does well in moderate wind or current. In...
02-20-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,832
Posted By 7hetexsun

I gave up on building rods. Itís worth ithe...

I gave up on building rods. Itís worth ithe effort to repair a rod, or modernize an older one. Pretty tough to but All the parts and materials cheaper than you can buy a quality rod though. And...
09-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 677
Posted By 7hetexsun

Kingfish are so thick in South Texas right now...

Kingfish are so thick in South Texas right now that if you donít use wire, you WILL spend some time rigging. I use a 6-8Ē length of S/S leader tied to my flouro leader. Use an Albright. The larger...
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