MOONlite

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  1. be sure the light's plug is going down into the female connector far enough. if cups are adjusted out too far, they won't make contact. also check voltage. it must be 11.7 volts for lights to operate at full power. sloan/hoppy's style plugs are prone to corrosion if they've been unused for a while. many people put a switch on those style jacks. how did you check power to the jacks?
  2. corroded connections or bad switch.
  3. is the low setting low enough or too dim? thanks
  4. for anyone with a full moon that has high/low adjustment on green light, do you ever use the low setting? we're considering eliminating this option. should we keep it? thanks
  5. great discussion. many people don't understand the impact of blade shape, weight, size, material, color, finish, and cup form. add personal preference to all this and spinnerbait choice gets very complicated. and it seems the fish sometimes prefer different blades on different lakes. i wasn't aware Pickens made a colorado blade.
  6. melbros has 3 brand new 6500s. cheap too.
  7. a 2.5 merc turning 6k+ is one of the few things that still turns my crank. they sure sound better than the big blocks bellering up the lake sounding like a bull moose.
  8. if you have the regular midsection, they have removed the inner liner inside the down housing. they usually drill holes in the down housing at the cavitation plate. you can feel for these in the top groove above gearcase. the inner liner can be put back in and it will be as quiet as stock original. if you have the offshore midsection with open snout out the back, not much you can do but change midsections.
  9. most new boats come with battery switch to connect to 1 trolling battery if start battery is weak. i added one to my boat and it's good to know you won't have to fool with jumper cables. if you're running 12" sonar, some can pull up to 3 amps. and they continue to pull current when in standby mode. that's as much as some of the old tube blacklights. if you're running multiple large graphs and old school blacklights, you may need a 2nd start battery for all night fishing. nav lights and aerators load it even more. if you have room, add a second battery in parallel with start battery. alternator type charging systems can handle the load.
  10. look at the merc 150 4 stroke. i've only heard good reports on these. probably won't be as fast as proxs. gray yamahas are good but look out if you have to buy parts.
  11. FG is strongest knot i've tried and has smallest diameter. i've never had a break at this knot. some guys make fun of it because of the length. it is more difficult to tie but worth the effort to go through guides when using a baitcaster. Alberto is a close second and easier to tie.
  12. looks similar to Stealth system but maybe fewer parts. amp rating? where can i see a wiring diagram for hookup to 3 batteries? i looked a little on their site but didn't see it. i wonder about charging dead batteries in 45 minutes. that would take a lot of amps but says it won't overheat batteries. thanks
  13. i've seen grease on the shaft of some starters. when grease gets old, it turns to glue. clean with carb cleaner, then add a drop or 2 of motor oil. be very careful raising that by hand if someone else is working the key. saw a guy get his finger cut off that way.
  14. i've got a sack full of 4601s from ultracast to the cheapies. don't want to sell the ultracasts. what do you want to pay? there are several on ebay, 1 for $40 and 1 for $66 were the cheapest.
  15. always preferred cork over foam or anything else until i tried Winn's grips. only use Winn's now. they won't slip wet or dry.