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About rckeat

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  1. rckeat

    Rhodan Install

    Just curious, but don't you guys think securing the head of the trolling motor to the deck will subject the trolling motor head to more stresses than allowing it to flex some when running in rough water? It would seem to me that it would take more stresses in rough water when secure than it would if allowed to move some. Kinda like the same issue as the pilot seat in the the movie Contact. Curious what others think.
  2. rckeat

    Still Learning the Area (With a little help)

    The Striper fishery used to be incredible, but it isn't what it used to be. We need to go catch some flounder Chief.
  3. Mine is a poly tank and I ended up using an 8" sender.
  4. Yesterday, I replaced the fuel level sender in my 2001 22v. The sender was very badly corroded and the gasket was really rough looking. You might want to check it first before you replace the fill hose. I would bet mine was leaking some before I replaced it.
  5. rckeat

    Shipping Advice

    Chief: Seriously, call me the next time you build something like this. I would love to come to watch and learn. Really nice. BTW, I am no help on the shipping.
  6. rckeat

    To Be or Not To Be?

    A buddy of mine is going to pull it to the bridge, and a resident friend of mine is going to cross over and pull it back. Just trying to coordinate schedules. But thanks for the offer.
  7. rckeat

    To Be or Not To Be?

    Tyson: I got in before they closed the County to everyone but permanent residents. Been in Hatteras for nearly a month and enjoying the solitude. Problem is I didn't bring the boat as I didn't think I would be here this long or that I would be unable to re-enter if I left. I'm working on a solution to get it here as fishing should start getting pretty good soon.
  8. Good idea but she doesn't have it with her as we are hold up hiding out from Covid. She was just telling me that she was so proud of it and had a lot of fun showing it off to all of her friends. But I wI'll get her to reach out to them to see what they say.
  9. Its funny, but my daughter was telling me earlier today that her Toadfish won't stick anymore, even after thoroughly cleaning the suction cup on the bottom. Will be interested to hear how it works for you as I was tempted to buy one myself.
  10. rckeat

    Flounder Gigging Setup

    I made an L-shaped frame that holds a 48" LED light bar that I lash to my front popup cleat. I was able to rig it to allow me to use my trolling motor and the light at the same time. This link will give you an idea of what I am talking about. on second thought, maybe it is only 36" instead of 48". https://www.fishinglightsetc.com/products/flounder-lights/flounderpro-3000/
  11. rckeat

    Maritime Related

    Cool story Tyson.
  12. rckeat

    Group 27 vs Group 31 -24v Trolling motor

    Hard to beat the Group 31 AGMs from Sams Club. They are branded as Duracells but are made by East Penn Mfg., the same company that makes Deka. They have the same specs as Deka too but the warranty isn't as good. I think mine are maybe 7 years old and are still going strong.
  13. I have twin daughters and bought both of them Gen 3 4Runners. They have been amazing and both of ours are 2001s. I had a hard time buying the first one as it had 124k miles on it and I could hardly make myself do it. Bought one in 2011 and the second one a year later and both are still going strong. Not the greatest on gas but both drove them to college and were able to haul all of their stuff to college without us after their first year.. I have a buddy with an '01 that he bought new and he has nearly 400k miles on his. They stand tall and afford way better visibility than a sedan. Hondas are great too but I would buy both of these again if I had it to do over.
  14. rckeat

    Pathfinder 2200v scuppers/hoses need replaced

    Just my 2 cents here but what problem are you trying to solve? I have the same boat and year and added Rabuds to the stern to eliminate water leakage onto the deck through the scuppers. I would resist replacing the hose and deck drain components for as long as possible as that is a big big job given all that has been discussed here.
  15. rckeat

    Minn Kota Ipilot won't connect to remote

    Tom at Motortech knows his stuff and has always done me right. You found the right guy.
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