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  1. D-linesider

    2018 2200 Tournament Edition For Sale!!!

    Thank you for your service! Beautiful boat should sell quickly.
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    Boat lift straps

    Thank you this is what I needed to hear. His straps are big 6” wide straps I guess I just need to confirm that the set up is rated for at least 10,000#. Did the straps hurt the rub rails at all? I have seen boats where the straps have permanently squeezed the rub rails in.
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    Boat lift straps

    My buddy just got a new house on the coast that has straps to hang the boat in the boat house rather than a cradle to lift it. I am thinking about leaving my Pathfinder there for weeks at a time. I am uncertain if hanging my boat via lifting straps under it will hurt it. Anyone have any insight or experience that might shed some light on the situation? The thought of those straps squeezing against the sides has me nervous.
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    Replacing Garmin thoughts?

    I started out with a 7” and in my opinion it worked fine. Bigger is absolutely better, but I ran all over the place up and down the coast in my 22’ Pathfinder no problem at all with a 7” Lowrance HDS.
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    I Want FMT! What Would You Do?

    Their website list all the units that support the chip. If costs are a factor Lowrance is the least expensive of the units. I started with a 7” Lowrance HDS. 7” is not recommended and I agree having used it, just to small. I had a steal of a deal on a 9” fall in my lap so I jumped on it. 9” is leaps and bounds better, however I still would like to move up to at least 12”. All that being said in my opinion the 9” is perfectly acceptable and works great anything beyond that is just a luxury.
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    Minn Kota or Motorguide

    Thanks for all the feedback! As anticipated this forum pulled through and has given me a wealth of first hand info to help make an educated decision. My current trolling motor is 36v so I think I am going to stick with the 36v set up. I have read and heard way to many negative stories and reviews on the auto deploy the Ulterra has. At the moment I am planning on pulling the trigger on a 60” 36v Minnkota Terrova. I am intrigued with the Rhodan but am having a hard time seeing any benefits of it over the Minnkota. I like that most any repair shop will typically have experience and parts for the Minnkota where the Rhodan would be hit or miss. Thanks again to all who took the time to offer your advice and opinions. This forum is a big reason I have owned 5 Pathinders.
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    Minn Kota or Motorguide

    I just went to their website to check them out. What is drawing your buddies to them? I did I not see anything about them that the Minnkota does not offer, and they are just as much even a little more than the Minnkota. Just wondering if I am missing something.
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    Minn Kota or Motorguide

    Thanks for the feedback guys. Spot lock would only be for deep water power pole in anything else. Any recommendations on shaft length? Is 60” enough or should I go 72”? Won’t need to hand control it so my mind is telling me 60” is good.
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    Minn Kota or Motorguide

    I apologize if this has been beaten to death but I need some advice. I am looking to put a new remote trolling motor on my 2007 2200xl (currently have hand controlled). Spot lock is priority one. I will not be linking it to my GPS, just using the remote to steer. I am looking for input and advice on brand / model / shaft length. Should I stay 36v or will 24v work? Again I am sorry if this has been covered before. I tried to search the answers but was not finding the info I need. Thanks for any insight you guys can provide.
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    I Want FMT! What Would You Do?

    There really is no chip out there that compares to what FMT is and has. It truly is a game changer and in a league of its own. I have had Garmins on every fishing boat I have owned starting back in 1998. Once I saw what FMT is all about I switched to Lowrance just to run the chip and have never looked back.
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    I Want FMT! What Would You Do?

    It works great for me, I also run the FMT chip. Bigger would always be better but the 9”screen has been more than adequate for me.
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    I Want FMT! What Would You Do?

    I had a similar problem. I had a Lowrance HDS 7 flush mounted. I wanted to go bigger and had a great deal on an HDS 9 carbon fall in my lap. I left the 7 in place and mounted the 9 on top with a bracket.
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    Navionics Platinum Chip VS Florida Marine Tracks

    I fish out of Homosassa a lot and what Glen says is correct. The coverage for that area is outstanding. There is a couple YouTube videos of him reviewing his product. Watch the videos he pans around the state and shows just how extensive the coverage is. You will see as he talks about Homosassa, Crystal River, Ceder Key just how good the chip is. As you already know that whole area is extremely unforgiving. Solid limestone is a lot worse than oyster and sand bars. I run his tracks around the area and have never had any issues or worries. I virtually have the identical boat as you.
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    Navionics Platinum Chip VS Florida Marine Tracks

    I think you are missing my point. I don’t disagree that the simrad is surely a superior unit and the knob would be nice. What I was trying to clarify is that I also zoom in and out constantly but I do it with the buttons on the right. The buttons on the Lowrance HDS allow you to do any and everything possible without touching the screen with your fingers if you don’t want to. I run pretty much every inch of Choko inside and outside from Marco to Flamingo, been fishing down there for over 30 years. Tight lines. 👍🏻
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    Navionics Platinum Chip VS Florida Marine Tracks

    Simrad is the top of the line no doubt, but I have never had any issues using the +/- on my Lowrance. I rarely if ever touch my screen, I use the buttons on the right 99% of the time.
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