Haven't got the same fish three times, but I have broke a line or been bitten off and shortly after catch the fish with my lure still in its mouth. I've also cranked one half way up, and lost it only to watch the fish go back to the bottom on the camera and grab another lure. Sometimes they just get hungry I guess
My 1875 spends lots of time on Mille Lacs and Ottertail, and seems to handle the big waves good. Sure I'll get wet if I hit a wave wrong, but normally its pretty good. Knock on wood, but so far the only thing I've fixed on mine is the radio antenna that got broken off by my overly excited net man and I've had to retighten the screws that hold the seats to the posts. Every boat I've been around has the seat screws loosen, so I guess it doesn't bother me to check them a couple times a year. I can't think of anything else.
I own a 2014 Lund Impact 1875ss w/ 150 Mercury 4s and I love it. Trailers,drives, and fishes awesome. I fish 3-4 days a week out of it and haven't had a single issue. Would buy again with zero hesitation.
I recently put a carb kit and plug in my old strikemaster lazer with a Tecumseh motor. It was leaking gas into the cylinder when laid down, but otherwise ran fine. Now after the carb kit(tillotson brand), it will only run good with the choke on slightly. Drives me nuts because it didn't used to be that way. Any ideas why?
Same thing happened to me. I was fishing a local lake and had a spot all to myself and was doing really good. Couple days later, I got neighbors and the fishing was over. O well, that's how it goes. Good thing I have lots of spots
I don't think its the battery or the transducer. I've used four different batteries and two transducers with mine and its always like that. I make sure the ducer is level/clean/below the ice, all the obvious stuff. Just the way they are. I normally run my gain at 45-50/50 if I have a small jig in 30 fow. Bigger things like walleye spoons I turn it down to 35-40/50. If you ever get it to work with less gain let me know how, cause I 've been using mine on high gain for years!
I bought an Ice 55 the first year they came out(2009 I think), and I have the same thing. I called and talked to customer service when it was new and they sent me a new transducer. It didn't do anything different than the original. I just use mine with the gain cranked most of the way up all the time. Strange I know, but it works so I just keep using it. Doesn't seem to effect the battery any, because I still get similar user time out of my Bird as my Dad does out of his Vexilar.