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Re: Anyone with a newer 3.0L Pro XS
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Dad has a 2014 225 with 650 hours on it. Just had his first issue - a clogged injector. 100% his fault in my opinion due to his complete unwillingness to maintain anything (as an example...I just rebuilt his pulse fuel pump for him for the first time. It's maintenance that's supposed to be done every 100 hours or yearly. Another example is that he's still on his original water pump and impeller. That's another yearly maintenance item). $350 and he's back on it.

The one he had before that was a 2007. He put over 1100 hours on it and replaced it due to him finding a good deal on the new one and worrying something would go wrong with that many hours. He replaced a few coil packs on that one. Those coil packs were an issue on earlier models that has since been fixed.

One thing to keep in mind is that those motors required beefy batteries. 800 cca and 1000 ca MINIMUM. If you're running livewell pumps and any electronics above the bare bones stuff, recommend 1000 cca. The X2 AGM that Batteries Plus sells is a good option.

Posted on: 9/20 10:23:42
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Re: Wheelhouse flooring help
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What about contact cement? That stuff works excellent for boat carpet that's out in the elements all the time. Once it's down, it won't budge. I'd have to believe it'd hold your flooring as well.

Posted on: 9/12 16:21:16
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Re: Rattle reel line
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Tons of cheap sinking fly line on eBay as well. The more expensive stuff is expensive due to the precision needed to create the proper tapers to make it easier to cast. This obviously isn't a concern if you're using it on a rattle reel.

You'd want a level taper line as most fly lines are weight forward (WF). Those marketed as "running lines" will give you what you want. If you do end up with WF, just spool it onto the rattle reel the same way it is spooled onto the reel it arrives on. WF lines have a thicker section near the tip (so closest to the spool it comes on) that helps with casting. You wouldn't want that end near your bait, so you'd want to spool it so it's on the opposite end.

Posted on: 9/6 9:02:47
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Re: Metro smallmouth
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You're on the right part of Tonka in fishing the lower lake but I've only ever caught smallmouth when fishing a bank with the wind blowing into it, preferably with wave action from boats as well. Neither of those would be ideal for a kayak obviously.

The Rum River is what I'd suggest. Or head up to Clearwater and float the Miss. There's an outfitter right on the river that will help you with a shuttle, and there's a bunch of them in that section of river.

Posted on: 8/8 15:06:19
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Re: Are PMs not working for anyone else?
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Awesome. Sorry about the multiple messages, and thanks for information about the outbox!

Posted on: 6/6 15:44:58
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Are PMs not working for anyone else?
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I've been trying to send a PM for two days now and am either getting a "connection reset" error or a confirmation that my message was sent, only to find it not in my sent folder.

Anybody else been having issues?

Posted on: 6/6 11:26:05
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Re: What trolling motor should I get??
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Brands, I think, are a Chevy vs. Ford debate. I think where Motorguide had an advantage with their spot lock previously, Minn Kota's new spot lock has made up any difference. (I run a Motorguide X5 36v, not xi5, in my bass boat, for the record). The fact that you run Lowrance, as others have mentioned, may push you towards Motorguide.

Whatever you get, get the biggest one you can afford/fit in the boat, batteries being the potential issue with "fitting" different motors. If you've got too much power you can always dial it back, but you can't crank it up if you don't have it. The 36 volt 105 pound thrust one on my 19 foot bass boat might be overkill at times, but it sure is nice when I want to fish the main river and others cannot. It's also nice to never have to worry about killing batteries when fighting the wind and/or covering water all day.

Posted on: 5/31 10:50:39
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Re: Spinner storage idea.
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Quote:

Kato wrote:
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Ret-ro wrote:
Not a bad idea. I love spinners & rigs and have around 100 pre-
tied. I just wind them up on three fingers and put them in the 3" x 3" bagette ziplocs. I can store way more in much less space than the pool noodles.


I would love to have the 3"x3" ziplocs for my bulk spinners I use on Devils. Where do you find them?

THX


Check out "Plymor" bags on Amazon. I went from storing my soft plastics in 3700 style boxes to original packaging this season (then storing those in larger, heavy duty zip bags separated by type). Obviously the original packaging only works for new purchases, so I had to repackage a lot of stuff I had in 3700 boxes. These Plymor bags are incredible - available in a ton of sizes, and available in different mils that are much thicker/more durable than a regular Ziploc. I bought a pack of 100 4 mil 6x4 for about $10. Worth every penny. For reference, a Ziploc sandwich bag is something like 1.2 mil.

Here's a pack of 500 3x3 in 4 mil for $15 (they also have a 200 pack in 4 mil for about $9 including shipping, but not Prime): LINK

Here's a 3x3 in 2 mil, 100 for $5.99 with Prime: LINK

Many other sizes available as well.

Posted on: 5/31 10:44:50
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Re: How are 13 casting rods?
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I had an 7'3" heavy Omen that I absolutely loved for the month or so I had it- it was my go-to frog rod and the action was very nice. Then it snapped, almost right in half, on a cast. It was a clean break, maybe I knocked it with a weight or something at some point and nicked the graphite or maybe it happened in the store or in shipping. Either way, it left me with a bad taste. Action was excellent, the durability was not.

Posted on: 5/31 10:33:25
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Re: Water temps?
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I found up to 55 on Saturday on Tonka with the main lake being more like 46-47.

Posted on: 4/17 11:05:18
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