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  1. TyeeII

    filling transducer screw holes

    I guess "best way" is a relative phrase. Marine tex is not meant to be coated with gel coat. People do it maybe, but it won't last. Last I checked it said it right on the box. 5200 will seal your holes just fine but it's more of a quick fix and not really the "best way" to patch screw holes in a cored fiberglass transom, IMO. There's some very knowledgeable guys on hull truth and iBOATS that would say the same thing.
  2. TyeeII

    filling transducer screw holes

    The best way is to over-drill out any remaining sealer or adhesive and fill the holes with a thickened epoxy like West Systems G-flex. The G-flex comes in 2 tubes and you have to mix equal parts together. I got some free syringes from Walgreens and used them to inject the epoxy into the holes. If you ever want to gel coat over the old holes, it will not adhere to marine tex. You can also find color coordinated gel coat at iBOATS.com. I bought some for my '92 Grady White and it matched pretty close to perfect.
  3. I really like the idea and would definitely purchase this. I wish Illinois would consider such an option.God knows the ILDNR could use the revenue this would generate...
  4. Would a normal stamp still be available, which is to say if you didn't want the additional cost of this proposed new stamp, you could still buy a standard stamp and fish the Great Lakes with your usual rods per man? I'm just wondering if the high price tag might deter some from getting into the game, and you definitely don't want that to happen. Also, there are many people on here and other sites that believe less is more who might not like having to pay more if they won't be using more rods.
  5. TyeeII

    trolling rods

    I like 7 footers for my deeper running rods and 8'-3" for my higher mono rods. I use all Ugly Stik rods on my boat. I pull Church walleye and 44 boards mostly, but I have the offshore boards as well.
  6. Hard to believe this boat hasn't sold...maybe you should post some better pics. The two you posted are pretty blurry.
  7. I was fishing Saturday in front of Kenosha and had 2 of the birds join us 16 miles offshore. One of them stayed in the boat the whole trip eating all the spiders and bugs he could find. I hand fed him 2 big Orb Weaver spiders, which was really cool, and he stayed on board for most of the run back to shore.
  8. Looks like a clipped adipose. That would be a King. Nice fish either way!
  9. That is definitely a Steelie, and a very big one at that. Nice work!
  10. TyeeII

    3 holes?

    Jimmy spoons are my favorite rattle spoons. The ones in the picture look like Northport Nailer blanks. Are they painted on the back side?
  11. TyeeII

    3 holes?

    Those are rattle spoons.
  12. Incredible! I'm on the wrong side of the lake this year. Looks like all mag spoons you were running?
  13. TyeeII

    Magnum Metlz Downrigger

    I haven't used them but a lot of guys are running them on Lake Michigan because our fishery has turned into a deep water fishery the last few years and the fish are down deep as well. The guys that make them were the original Vector guys and they make some durable products. If they make the long arms and say they will hold up to 25# weights, they should be fine.
  14. 600 bucks. I'm in Illinois. They haven't had a ton of use, but have some sun fading on the motor housings and rod holder caps from sitting on the boat in a slip all summer.