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Hoss last won the day on September 28 2013

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  1. Hoss

    Mercury Motors

    Just got an email from Mercury and there will be an announcement on May 18th. No other info.
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    Mercury Motors

    I had heard rumors that there will be an announcement/press release from Mercury later this month. Rumor is that the Verados will be replaced with a new V-8 4-stroke line that will handle the 250hp and above motors. Only time will tell but I do believe the 2-strokes are soon to be history (I heard that 2019 will be the last year). Aren't rumors fun? Keeps everyone guessing.
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    Enigma rods

    I have about 8 of them and absolutely love them.
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    I've been using AMSOIL products on my Diesel Pickups and Harley for MANY years and love it.... Have not used it on the boat because the motor is still under warranty. You can become a preferred customer on the AMSOIL website ($25/year) and you get 25% off the price of their products.
  5. I have fished in A LOT of heavy downpours and all day rains. The HDS Gen 1 units on my last boat and the HDS Gen 2 Touch units on my current boat have never had an issue with water. I did have an older Lowrance 420 that had a issue with the keypad getting water in it. As was said before, anyone can get a lemon but that is what a warranty is for and if this was a major problem then Lowrance would not be able to give them away.
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    New Bird

    Looks very familiar.....You will love it...
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    Tungsten Weights

    There are some very good places to buy Tungsten weights on the internet and Bass Pro in NOT one of them.... Pro Tungsten, Alleys, Dominator are just a couple. I find it really hard to use lead weights for t-rig anymore because the feel is so much better.
  8. I hit the "Stop Sonar" button before I pull the TM and move. I have fished in A LOT of heavy rain and have not had a problem with HDS units on my Triton or my Touch units on my Phoenix. Maybe I'm just lucky.
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    Best casting reel under $200

    Abu STX ($199) and SX ($159) are my favorites by far. I do have one Lews and it is a good reel.
  10. I was running the cocktail in my last boat and it helped a lot...... I switched to Star-tron and saw NO DIFFERENCE between the two.....there was no carbon build-up on the prop and the motor ran just fine. Star-tron is is cheaper and works but the cocktail also works just fine too as did the previous cocktail that used to be recommended. Down in FL I idle A LOT thru canals and shallow grass fields and my prop looks like it just came out of the box minus some sand scratches.... LOL I will periodically add the oil to the fuel just to keep the direct injectors lubed. That had been recommended a few years ago by another mechanic.
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    A 6.4 is a good all around choice. You can always crank slower if you want to slow down the retrieve but speeding up is a lot harder to do.....
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    denali rods

    I have been using the Abu Garcia Veritas since they came out and the Vendetta before that. Great rod with a great price point and a great warranty....
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    new graph

    I only know about the Lowrance products so with that being said...... The Structurescan transducer has to be mounted on the outside. On my Triton it was mounted on the stepdown to the right of the plug and on the new Bird it is mounted on the jackplate. The key is to get it level..... I used the scum line on the boat as a reference... Lower the tongue until the scum line is level and then level the transducer.
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    Gelcoat sealer

    I did a wet sand on my top cap.... started with 1200 grit then 1500, then 2000. I followed that with a 3m rubbing compound and then a 3m polishing compound using a high speed 8' buffer..... after that I applied a GOOD carnuba wax. It looked brand new when done. Go to bassboatcentral.com and they have a restoration section in the forums for a ways to do what you want.
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    motorguide pull cord

    I did make one from parts at Lowe's for my MK for about $13. It worked great and stayed on my boat when I sold it. I will look to see if I can do it on the new MK 112. If not I guess I ill get from of the G-force handles.... $39 is better than $89