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  1. rckeat

    Broken Minn Kota shaft

    I broke one once and the shop where I bought it replaced it no charge. And it was clearly my fault and not some sort of defect.
  2. rckeat

    Fishfinder/Chartplotter deals on Facebook

    It has to be, right? But these "deals" keep popping up on my FB feed. I wonder what else is a scam? I have ordered a couple of things that I have seen on social media and have ultimately received them, albeit they originated in China. And they took weeks to arrive. I can't tell if these "deals" fall in that category but it would be worth waiting a couple of weeks if you could truly pick up one of these devices for $119.
  3. I'm not a huge Facebook guy, but I am wondering if others are seeing these ridiculously low price deals on Chartplotters in Facebook ads. Like a Lowrance HDS7 Series 3 for $119? This sure seems suspect to me, but they keep popping up and the site looks legit. Anybody tried ordering one?
  4. My bet is the broker doesn't get paid anything unless you buy the boat. So while he may be perfectly qualified to perform the test and provide other inspections, if it were me I would prefer to have the boat evaluated by someone that is not motivated to sell the boat. My 2 cents at least.
  5. I'm guessing you all already know this, but that Battery Tender plug connection for your trolling motor is far, far superior to the Marinco plug. I finally replaced my Marinco plug setup (which I might add never failed in 10 years or use), and I suspect I will never replace it again. It is solid, has a far superior connection to the wiring and is is quick and easy to connect and disconnect. It's kind of like comparing a Yeti cooler to an Igloo cooler. Both work, but one just works better
  6. rckeat

    Fishing shoes

    If you have never tried a pair of Keen CNX sandals, you should give them a try. I wear mine everywhere, year round. Super comfortable.
  7. rckeat

    MK Terrova Heading Sensor Install

    I have to say that the jog feature is pretty sweet. If I want to move 20 feet to the right, just press the jog right button 4 times. It is worth the puck installation for me at least.
  8. rckeat


    I miss Hobo as well as his posts were always so educational, and I was always impressed with his handiwork. I always thought MBG should build "Hobo" edition PF22 in his honor incorporating some of his tricks.
  9. rckeat

    Best Boat Cover, 05 22v

    Those Boat Covers Direct covers are made by Carver, and lots of online vendors sell them. I have had 3 different ones on my boat and think they are a pretty good value. When i bought my last one, they offered them in Sunbrella and 3 other fabrics. I don't really like the material in this current cover and wouldn't recommend it. I would invest in Sunbrella if I had it to do over again.
  10. rckeat

    Smoking frying or baking ??

    Smoking 2 breasts that have been in brine since Saturday. Big Green Egg is at home and we are not, so ours will be smoked on a Weber starting in a few hours.
  11. rckeat

    Tongue weight 2300 HPS

    Can't tongue weight be very dependent to the proper fitting of boat to trailer? I suspect tongue weight increases significantly if the boat is positioned too far forward on the trailer.
  12. rckeat

    Taking your mind off of Irma

    Awesome story. I wish I understood the Hatteras side of the Pamlico that well. Been fishing it for 15 years and never had a day like that one. But hopefully one of these days I will get it figured out!
  13. rckeat

    Actuator replacement

    I did mine recently and ended up cutting the old and new wires and splicing them together. Was far easier than trying to pull the new wire all the way.
  14. rckeat

    Yamaha F225 Fuel issue

    I don't know anything about your motor, but mine has 2 low pressure pumps and I had to replace them both at some point. Might be worth a look if you only replaced one.
  15. rckeat

    A little fun on Saturday

    Man I love that area. I need to drag my boat down there again and do some more exploring.