Geaux Time

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About Geaux Time

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    cane poler

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    Indialantic, FL
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    Scott Newman

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  1. Tomoka

    Tomoka was not a bad experience. Sites are a bit close to each other and pretty level. We were in a tent on Thanksgiving weekend so it was really crowded. If using a pop up, try to get a larger site. Roads are not paved so it gets quite dusty. Brought the boat and boat parking was in a separate lot. The basin area and river was nice. If you have kayaks or canoe, I would suggest that rather than boat for fishing across from the camp store area. Really shallow over oyster bars. Showers were ok, but like I said, it was holiday weekend so it was rammed with people
  2. Battery selection for TM

    I'll go to their website to check out that charger. Do you know off hand whether you can run a three bank and link the cranking battery up to it as well?
  3. Battery selection for TM

    Thanks All. Yes, it says for "best results" use batt with at least 105ah rating. Guess I'll go with group 24 or 27 AGMs. My plan is to also install an on board charger as well so I'm not lugging them around before and after a trip to charge them. Appreciate the help as always!
  4. Battery selection for TM

    Thanks! Next question...the manual states to use any lead acid battery with at least a 105amp hr rating. Since I'm using a 24V system, will two group 24's each having a 75amp hr rating suffice? I quickly browsed online and it looks like the group 24's and 27's go up to 90-100amp hr rating. Saw some 31's with 105amp hr. That is a BIG battery. Hard to imagine I would need two of those guys for an iPilot 70lb TM?? Also, I know AGMs have been discussed on here frequently but there seems to not be a consensus on their use for TMs. It's still lead acid correct?
  5. Battery selection for TM

    Might be a silly question but I don't know the answer. I am getting ready to install a new to me trolling motor. I'm upgrading to a 24V unit. I have a dual purpose group 27 battery that I was using for my old 12V trolling motor. Can I keep this one and just add another smaller group 24 battery next to it? I have Hobo's diagram that I will follow when I wire everything up. Just not sure about diff battery sizes and how or if that makes a difference. Thanks to all
  6. Changing from 12v to 24v trolling motor

    Hey guys, I'm doing the same project. I have a question regarding the on board charger. My boat is kept outside, sometimes covered and sometimes not. Is there a possibility that the charger and batts in the console will get too hot if kept plugged in to maintain a good charge? Also, have any of you put a plug/outlet from the charger on the side of your console to plug an extension cord into?
  7. 16 Bayfisher Speeds?

    I have a 90 2 stroke. Not sure of the prop pitch etc. I'll take a look this week and let you know
  8. 16 Bayfisher Speeds?

    I have the same rig and I max at about 35-36 on a slick day
  9. Tomoka

    Thanks Buddy. We just got back. Campground was packed but we had a good time. Outboard acted up halfway into my fishing day. Had to limp back with the trollling motor...fuel filter. Got one redfish around one of those mosquito cuts across from the launch. I'll def head back there to explore the river some more. Really beautiful area
  10. Tomoka

    Any of you guys fish Tomoka State Park? Heading to camp there this month and want to bring my boat. Looks promising with all those little canals and cuts off the river but don't know the area. Looking for reds. Suggestions??
  11. family and I are at Anna Maria vacationing this week. I've brought my boat and am going to fish once or twice this week. Looking for a fishing partner for an outing or two. I can probably go any day this week. Just need a day notice or so. I plan on launching from SR 64 launch near Anna Maria. I've got fuel etc. I'm an experienced fisherman. Just bring some snacks for yourself. Just trying to enjoy the area a bit while I'm here and have the boat. PM me if interested scott
  12. 2016 Scallop Trip Recommendations

    Agree with all the above especially paying a few bucks to have someone clean the scallops. I was hard headed and wanted to learn how myself. I was decent at it by the time I got to the end of the bucket... and several beers later. We went last year for the first time and really enjoyed it. Stayed at the Plantation Inn. Next time, I plan to spend some time fishing the Ozello area. Looks killer
  13. Anna Maria in June

    Thanks guys. Is my best bet launching at SR 64. Did not see any other launches in or around Anna Maria when I looked at maps. Best bet or do you know more?
  14. Bilge pump not automatically pumping

    I have the same boat and had the same issue. Replaced the hatch last year. I'll try to put the post/link on here