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About soflah3

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  1. Picked up one of the Ryobi pressure sprayers last week. Made for a quick clean up after a long day of fishing. The low center of gravity on the unit makes it really handy. Looks like the soap cannon is next on my Amazon list........
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    Recommendations for a Custom rod builder

    This number 1 Connley # 2
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    FMT Lowrance vs Simrad

    I was back and forth on both the Simrad vs Lowrance as well as the 12" display vs the 9" display. I ultimatley ended up going with the 9" Simrad and I am super happy with the decision. I was able to find a retailer to give me 10% off MSRP and then there was a $400 rebate at the time which got me down to the "hundreds" more for the knob. Certainly makes it more palatable. When I made my first trip to the Keys last month it was blowing 20-25 the whole time, it was super choppy and it was my first time in Florida Bay. Using the knob to zoom in when approaching cuts was easy and natural. I was able to do so with quick glances and confidence while getting bounced around. I feel for that particular instance it is certainly worth the $$$. Now if its glass flat using the +\- probably isn't a big deal. I am super impressed with the FMT chip, it allowed me to run around the Keys like I have been doing it for years. I had zero stress about where I was going which is worth its weight in gold. Now I just need to find a copy of The Little Back Book of Fishing Spots : )
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    FMT guys - is the new Simrad Cruise Compatible ?

    Glenn from FMT mentioned in another thread that it is not compatible
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    Keys Trip / Islamorado Question

    That wind didn’t set down all week! Thats a heck of a long run with that breeze. Did you catch anything?
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    Keys Trip / Islamorado Question

    The wind was relentless are all 3 days we were there. Made fishing very difficult to say the least! We did have a blast though and was able to catch a big tarpon the the Channel 2 bridge. I am guessing in the low 100's range. By far the biggest tarpon on the boat. It appears the tarpon are showing up in big numbers there. Kon Tiki was a fantastic place to stay. Nice ramp on site, clean and cold rooms and friendly staff. Couldn't get into Chef Michaels on Sunday so we ate at Ziggie & Mad Dogs which was great. Monday night was Chef Michaels and as usual, it didn't disappoint. Looking forward to getting back soon with less windy conditions. so we can make a trip to the north.
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    farewell Abbey

    I’m so sorry to hear this. Your entire family will be in our family’s prayers.
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    Keys Trip / Islamorado Question

    My favorite place there! Usually do the Conch chowder and a whole fried hog fish. Delicious
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    thought you Florida guys would like this

    That trout is a pig!
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    Keys Trip / Islamorado Question

    Appreciate the info! That is what I was thinking, plenty of spots to duck out of the wind if needed and plenty close in. Thanks for the other info on Blue Banks. We are hoping a trip up to Flamingo if the wind is down.
  11. Hey Fellas, I have made a number of trips down with my offshore boat over the years and plan on my first venture with my Redfisher 18 this coming Sunday, Monday & Tuesday. Over the years in my offshore boat I never ventured on the bay side of the bridge so I don't know how the wind forecast will effect our trip. It is looking a bit breezy but in my mind seems doable. What say thee? We are staying at Kon Tiki bay side.
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    farewell Abbey

    🙏🙏 Prayers for your grand baby and daughter
  13. These type of problems are hard to diagnose but keep at it. My old boat I had twin Yamaha 150 had similar issues as you are experiencing on my port engine. I ended up resolving my issues by Replacing VST filter Replacing F filter (the 2 micron filter) Remoeved and sent fuel injectors out for cleaning Everything was clogged with debris and gunk.
  14. Do you run ethanol free fuel?
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