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  2. Good info and I will start with the basics first, check all connections for any looseness, check all grounds, check for any wire corrosion, check grounds, check load test the battery and then start testing the move forward from there. I will do a visual of all charging components and look for the signs that you posted about. I will then test the components before removal..I just have to read a bit more of my shop manual on the testing of each component---not my specialty--but I have pushed through electrical issues before, however I know my limits and when to ask for help. I do have som pretty hefty flywheel pullers and they are old-- passed down from my Dad just FYT the engine serial number is J110TLCUR
  3. I asked him about the batteries, he said they were replaced 1.5 years ago. As long as they last another year or two I'll be happy. I won't be towing the trailer far normally (i live 500yds from boat launch) sans the 100 mile trip home after purchase. The seller has been very upfront with me and straight forward about questions. I know this doesn't mean much, but I get a good feeling with speaking with him that's he's honest. He's well spoken and that doesn't mean much either, but I've def had some encounters buying stuff off Craigslist that had me second guessing and I'm not doing that with this transaction. The only thing I was second guessing was that I was overlooking some glaring issue with the boat out of ignorance. The boat is from 93, so I accept some cosmetic imperfections, but as long as its safe and allow me to gain experience on water for a year or two I'll be happy.
  4. I made a bank trip to a small lake near my house last night after work. When I got there I noticed an older man standing on the bank, holding his rod close to his face. I came by and ask him if he needed help. He had gotten a backlash, and had forgotten his glasses in his car. He couldn't see well enough to fix the backlash. I offered to get his glasses for him. He gave me his keys, and I made the hike to his car, bringing back his glasses. He was very grateful for the help, and was casting again in short time. He explained that he used to own a bass boat, but had to sell it. He couldn't go out by himself any more. He also said he fished a few tournaments years ago, and that his fishing buddies were all gone now, so that left him as he said,"walkin the banks alone". He was obviously an avid fisherman. I moved down the bank casting as I went. When it was almost dark I heard him holler" hey there thank you again". I said " your welcome". For the young guns just getting into this sport, I hope you always respect the older anglers you meet. Give them a kind word, and help them out if they need it. One day, you may need a hand too. When your "walkin the banks alone".
  5. If you don't mind driving roughly a hour to the west, there are two great lakes with largies and smallies (Vermont has many great smallies -- don't forget about the smallies!). First there is Lake Bomoseen, which at one point was known for having large largies. Currently, the LMB population is not as large as it used to be as the ice fisherman have taken so many out of there that they aren't producing the large offspring at the same rate anymore. They're still known to have good smallies though. Also there are two docks around the state park, I believe they are both owned by the state park but could be wrong. Just south of Lake Bomoseen there is Lake St. Catherine which is one of my favorite lakes to fish. If you don't have a boat, you can go to the state park and there is a v shaped peninsula along the top right by a chokepoint and you can fish off both sides of it. If you throw a moving bait there in the morning or evening, you're pretty much guaranteed a fish. You can also rent kayaks, rowboats and canoes at the state park and up the eastern side of the lake north of the state park, there's some of the best cover of the lake and the deeper spots are to the south should you try to target a large one. There's plenty of docks on the eastern and western sides as well. To the west and north, there is Lake Dunmore. It's the clearest water I've ever seen, and while it's a difficult lake to catch bass on, I would say it's also probably the best lake to catch a state record sized LMB (currently holds it). There's also many trails around the state park, one to silver lake where you can fish for trout. To the west and south is Emerald Lake. I caught a pretty decent smallie there a couple years back. You could try Lake Pinneo in Queeche VT or the CT river as well. Lake Pinneo looks like a very nice lake, and people have pictures of decent bass on fishbrain as well, although I haven't fished it yet.
  6. I made a bank trip to a small lake near my house last night after work. When I got there I noticed an older man standing on the bank, holding his rod close to his face. I came by and ask him if he needed help. He had gotten a backlash, and had forgotten his glasses in his car. He couldn't see well enough to fix the backlash. I offered to get his glasses for him. He gave me his keys, and I made the hike to his car, bringing back his glasses. He was very grateful for the help, and was casting again in short time. He explained that he used to own a bass boat, but had to sell it. He couldn't go out by himself any more. He also said he fished a few tournaments years ago, and that his fishing buddies were all gone now, so that left him as he said,"walkin the banks alone". He was obviously an avid fisherman. I moved down the bank casting as I went. When it was almost dark I heard him holler" hey there thank you again". I said " your welcome". For the young guns just getting into this sport, I hope you always respect the older anglers you meet. Give them a kind word, and help them out if they need it. One day, you may need a hand, when your "walkin the banks alone".
  7. The stator does several things, charging the battery is only part of it and those coils are separate. There are two other coils in the stator that provide the initial exciter voltage to the power pack. Depending on the model, there is also a coil for the quick start function. So, it's possible to fry the charging coils on the stator and not do anything to those others. It's also possible for the others to fail and not do anything to the charging system. However, the coils are usually not replaceable independently, so not matter which fails, you have to buy the whole stator. Usually if the charging coils on the stator are fried, it's very visible. They are usually a deep red, copper color, and turn black and burnt looking when over heated. If you decide you need to look at the stator, the nut is held on with about 130# of torque. A harmonic balance puller will usually bolt onto the flywheel and break it loose, (as long as it's a good one and not one of those Harbor Freight one). Just be careful with the bolt length you use, too long and they can going through the flywheel and into parts under it you really don't want to screw up. You should not have to pull the flywheel just to trouble shoot the problem though.
  8. Well I'm not in southern NH but I had some success in southern VT this weekend. Three bass chased my spinnerbait hard and I landed one (one missed my hook and the other was right after I hooked the one I got). I would imagine they're starting to chase.
  9. Definitely Texas Rigs and such. It is your most powerful rod and fastest reel so the choice for me would be clear. You will get answers all over the place on line selection so I will just tell you what I like and why. 50 lb braid and a 15 lb mono leader. I use braid because it doesn't stretch like mono or flouro, it's easy to handle, and will last a very long time. Did I mention it is strong? Not that you need 50 lb strength, but the larger line is easier to see. I'm not a fan of extra fast rods for anything, but that's what we are working with so carry on. I use a mono leader because it holds lure and leader knots better than flouro in my experience. Why use a leader at all? On a bottom contact rod, your line will also be contracting the bottom. Braid is not the greatest at abrasion resistance. Now for the truth, I've convinced myself bass get line shy and using a leader gives me confidence. That's what id do sir.
  10. I'm sorry I'm a little confused have you decided what you will be using this set-up for? It's important to decide what the set up will be for before you decide what line you should use
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  12. Thank you for all of the feedback, though I have to say it further complicates it a bit 😂 So I started going down a rabbit hole. If I'm going to spend $300, then what do I get for $400? And if I spend that much what's an extra $50 or so, which brings me to the NRX and the Legend Elite (even better if I can find one used). The NRX 893 seems to get amazing reviews across the board but I really like shorter rods and I'm not sure if the 803 is on the same level. I also mainly use a Texas rig so not sure if at that level they start to get more and more specialized.
  13. Tom, thanks for your advice those are the kind of things I was looking for. I don't know anything about trailers or saltwater, but he told me the trailer is fine for the 100mi trip home. I will have to get the trailer inspected though so that's something to consider. I have done research on the Discovery brand and it was started by ex Grumman employees. People said they made very high quality boats, but tried to grow too quickly and were forced into bankruptcy. If you were me, would you feel comfortable offering 2k? I should have asked here first before making an offer, that was silly of me. I'm not expecting anything fancy or modern for the price, just something functional to get me on the water for a season or two before I buy something better. I sincerely appreciate everyone who has commented. It is a rather daunting task from starting not knowing what a transom was! Cheers!
  14. I don't get why you would want to use the scuppers anyways. Seems like it would be more of a pain to put the cart on there to me anyways. Same for those boonedox landing gears that everyone loves. A lot of stress on those plates in a small area. I'll stick to my C tug.....
  15. As of right now, never been fished MGXtreme2. I would say this is the best bass reel I’ve ever seen. So I’m never going to use it bass fishing.
  16. I can only speak for the Kansas side. these are all under 25 minutes from KCK. These are my choices from best to worst. they all have fair populations of bass. 1:Wyandotte county lake. (need a county lake permit). I may be biased. It is 5 minutes from my house. This is probably the busiest lake on weekends. 2: Shawnee Mission Lake ( need a county permit.) 3: Olathe 4: leavenworth state fishing lake 5: Lenexa 6: Cedar.
  17. I do think the pendulum is swinging far to the side of propulsion either pedal or power and it will settle somewhere. It is also not a coincidence that motors that were once frowned upon for anything other than disabled is now the norm, oh wait i forgot, Torqueedo is a major sponsor now too. And to be clear, i have zero problems with motors or pedals but it is without question an advantage over pedaling. Just ask any Hobie owner who makes the best kayak on the market....
  18. I've read thru many subject threads and I'm still somewhat unsettled on my best options. (1) I have a Lews Speed Spool LFS 6.8:1 loaded with BPS 12# mono on a 7' Med / Modified for my top water and plugs (2) I have a Alba Garcia Revo SX 7.1:1 loaded with Trilene XL 12# On a 6'6" Med / Hvy Quantum Bill Dance Special.. I'm thinking Rattle traps and larger rigs. (3) I just purchased a Lews Tournament MB 7.5:1 which will go on a 7' M/H extra fast action graphite Now here is the question to answer, What kind of line would you suggest I use and what application would be best suited for setup #3 ? I'm trying to balance things into 3 categories.. Should I stick with floro or mono... What about braid ? I do like the no memory of braid but it being extra fast action and braid not having any give to it... Then again it could be setup for bottom fishing, worms, jigs, ect... What do you think ?
  19. Night Of The Living Bass Imakatsu Mogulla Moth Chatter Monster
  20. Shimano makes awesome rods. No one can beat them if you factor in price.
  21. I hadn’t used the Jon until today this year, and today I went to a small local lake to do some bobber fishing. My 9.9 Evinrude started fine but ran terribly at full throttle. I figured it was bad fuel gumming up the carb, but when I got home and popped the cowl I found this mess: I hope I didn’t suck too much of this stuff down the intake. Next year I will remember to “look under the hood” before I pull the rope the first time.
  22. I haunt eBay looking for that exact rod, they usually go for 180-200 and with a ton of bidders. At that asking price I'd already have a lure tied and and casting! I love mine and throw anything and everything on it with the utmost confidence, it just works that well.
  23. I’ll follow it . I’m @Donbrazos
  24. I could be wrong, but I think Hobie is the only yak designed to be carried by the scuppers. And I’ve seen them fail, too. The risk just isn’t worth it for any boat.
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