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  1. Did a quick search to see what sort of boat we are talking about. This is you right? I would think anything other than that whip antenna might be more trouble then anything. Maybe someone with a similar small boat willchime in with some ideas. -- Bud
  2. I'd recommend a permanent mount with a fixed antenna. You can probably get setup for under $200. No need for a separate battery. Listening they don't use that much power, only when transmitting. I have a basic standard horizon which I like for its fairly clear sounding speaker. There are a lot of inexpensive and good quality units available: http://www.boemarine.com/category/bb42629e-82be-497e-9e80-d5bebfdc48dd/vhf---fixed-mount?SO=PRICE_LOW_TO_HIGH -- Bud
  3. #1 is the one that will get you if you store the boat at your home in Indiana. Right? -- Bud
  4. arbogaster, Thanks very much for putting this together. I used it to put together a couple of copper reels. In my case, I think it over estimated the amount of line slightly. I was only able to fit about 90% capacity. Maybe because of the larger diameter of the copper throws it off a bit? Could also be the line counter I used - a Shakespeare that I never bothered to calibrate. Also, it works fine with OpenOffice/LibreOffice and Google Docs. -- Bud
  5. Just to throw some more confusion on this thread. I just opened a brand new Okuma CV30D to replace the drags and guess what - really nice carbon fiber drags. They were installed dry which is fine and some people prefer, but I greased mine and put it back together. Hard to beat this reel for $65. -- Bud
  6. Nailer, If you are asking me, I run my wire on CV30D's. That said, Tuna did about 4 of my Daiwa 47h reels that I use for short cores two years ago and I did go with the power handles and drag upgrades. Highly recommended and Tuna does great work. -- Bud EDIT: Never mind, by your other posts on this thread, I'm guessing your comment was directed to someone else
  7. I think the New Buffalo Harbor issue cleared itself after they received a grant to dredge. Last year, the harbor was a little tricky while they dredged it but navigable. If it is like last year, just be careful south of the bridge and stay closer to the docks rather than hanging a sharp right after you go under. Also, watch your depth at the mouth especially if there is a swell. Seems to be deeper near the outer wall. There was a report a couple of weeks ago from someone who got out and got a couple of coho. Let us know how you do. -- Bud
  8. It's been a while since I did my last wire lines but I'm pretty sure I just did electrical tape with an arbor knot (I know I direct tied somehow). But another recommendation is, the first time out, hook up a 1lb ball, let almost all of the line out and then reel it in again to get it on the spool properly. -- Bud http://www.animatedknots.com/arbor/index.php
  9. +1 - don't ever tell your spouse what anything costs either and have it shipped to the office... just saying...
  10. Thanks Tony, I'll check those as well. -- Bud
  11. PofC, I've run wire on some cheap Shimano TDR 7' rods for the past 3 seasons and for me they have worked well. At the end of last season, I did finally notice wear in the guide tips. I could throw the rods out and probably be ahead of the game but, sort of following what eyeful said, I am replacing the tips with Silicon Nitride tips. You can get these at places that sell rod building supplies (ie mudhole.com). That said, I'd love to have a couple of Tony's wireline rods! Have fun with the wire. You'll love it. -- Bud
  12. Black tape and an arbor knot (http://www.animatedknots.com/arbor/index.php) will work as will a base of mono. -- Bud
  13. You will need some cleaner to clean out the old grease -- Alan recommends CRC Carb Cleaner. I used Dawn dish soap and water after cleaning with that and then hit everything with compressed air to dry it. The soap and water bath was probably overkill. Also, the bearings in the CV45L I just did had the dust covers with the retainer clips which I only figured out after I pried the dust covers off with a sharp nail. (http://alantani.com/index.php?topic=13.0). I'm leaving the covers off mine. Also, I had a problem with the drags from Tom's as they were too thick. I called and they are aware of the problem and sending new washers. Easy call to make and they are making it right. You'll know if you have a problem when you put the drag stack back together and mount it to the side plate as it will bind up. There is a little note about sanding the metal washers and bending the tabs at the end of the Alan Tani tutorial but if you get the right drags, you shouldn't need to do that. Nope. -- Bud
  14. I think most people just spool on 1000' on a CV30D. I know that's what I did. First time out, hook a 1lb ball to it and run it all the way out. Somewhere there is a wire chart. I have one taped to the lid of one of my boxes. -- Bud
  15. Great video on Fish Doctor Charters website too: http://www.fishdoctorcharters.com/template.tpl?selector=video Note: The flash version seems to be cut off - the qucktime version is fine but takes a while to start... -- Bud
  16. Just to throw out my .02. If it is really bad, clean first, then wet sand with 220, 500, 800 and maybe 1000. Then, 3M Marine Super Duty Rubbing Compound, with wool (http://www.topoftheline.com/metabowoolpad.html), then 3M Finesse-it with a white foam pad (http://www.topoftheline.com/metabowoolpad.html), then wax with Collinite Fiberglass Boat Wax. It will shine like new and your arms will be huge. -- Bud PS. Here is some info from 3M. http://multimedia.3m.com/mws/mediawebserver?eeeeeeO48qtezIfeSIfeeFXN0QaEEEE1-
  17. Are you thinking 7 for fishing or zipping around on the lake? I have a 20' Pioneer 197 Sportfish Center Console (http://pioneerboats.com/html/sport_fish.html). I fish it with myself and/or one, two or three of my kids, then head to the beach and pile 6 or 7 kids (cousins, friends, and what not) into it and run them around skiing, tubing, knee boarding, wake boarding, warren dunes, etc. Built well, easy to maintain and still comfortable enough to take the family. We keep it on a trailer and drag it to Florida without any trouble too. Maybe a slight downside is there is only a t-top for protection form the weather. This was my second full season with it and it really has exceeded my expectations. My wife will rarely admit it but she even likes it too. No porta-potty in the CC I have but there are many that have them but probably looking at something like a 22'er. Just a thought as an alternative to a bow rider. -- Bud
  18. I get out quite a bit solo but in New Buffalo. Just made my first solo trip with "Ray" my new Raymarine S1000 AP. What a treat and under $900. Drives a perfect straight line. In the past, I've run two riggers with fixed/free sliders with spoons and a wire dipsey w/ flasher and fly. This has been my goto solo setup. Sometimes, I change it up and run two dipseys (flasher/fly) with a rigger with slider and sometimes, I run a core of some sort, with a dipsey and a rigger with a stacker and a rigger with a flasher hanging off of it. Sort of depends what seems to be working best. You also want to make sure everything is working together just like with a normal spread. Hope this gives you some ideas and think about that auto pilot. If the S1000 will work for you, it is really affordable. -- Bud
  19. Do you remove your fly/leader keep your flasher on then hook it to the rod for storage? I've been trying to figure out how to use them effectively. -- Bud
  20. I'm also looking for a set of these if anyone else has some. Thanks. -- Bud
  21. I'll second that! Maybe throw in a double orange crush if you want to target some steelies. I'd also like to run the protroll flashers with the echip (green glow and white glow) as an alternatives for the spin doctors but either work. -- Bud
  22. Good question. When I was getting started, I was using 25lb mono for my leaders between the dipsy and flasher with snubber. Lost a lot of gear until I switched up to 40lb floro. I assume that 40lb floro would be a good choice. -- Bud
  23. For some reason I've moved away from the j-plugs. I don't think I ran them at all last year. A couple of years ago I did run them on my divers and did well with them. I'll have to give that another shot. They are good off the cores too right? -- Bud
  24. I generally run a six rod spread on my small boat with two riggers, two wire dipseys and two leadcores off inline boards. I always run spoons on the riggers and leadcore and flasher/flies on the dipseys. Question is, are there guys who tend to run spoons off their dipseys rather than flasher/flies? -- Bud Edit: I shouldn't say "always" as there are times I run thinfins or stick baits...
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