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21 hours ago, ratman said:

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I saw that, was just not clear if any supports or obstructions had to be cut under the foam.

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2 hours ago, BumpTheStump said:

I saw that, was just not clear if any supports or obstructions had to be cut under the foam.

 

From what i understand there are no supports in the way.   You will have to make your way through the foam somehow for a drain. 

 

If you do it, take some pics or a video for us to check out :thumbsup_blue:

 

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On 1/5/2019 at 7:42 AM, BumpTheStump said:

Did anyone ever find or can anyone provide pics of a recessed TM tray install?  i would love to know whats under the deck before I pull the trigger on one.

Bass Tracker Heritage Owners Group On Facebook. Wealth of info to be had from fellow heritage owners. One downside is not all foot pedals are the same size. Going into the future and as the cost comes down on the fly by wire blue-tooth motors not all will even have foot controls. 

 

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On 1/5/2019 at 5:14 PM, slonezp said:

2 words...custom cover

Still the man of few words...

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On 1/5/2019 at 5:14 PM, slonezp said:

2 words...custom cover

Any good boat upholstery shop should be able to modify the cover for the new TM. 

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Was wandering if anyone knows the reason to this: When cruising WOT and trimmed up to get about 6300 rpm, it will hold that rpm for a few minutes then drop to about 5800 and stay, and won’t be able to get back to 6300.

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Rev limiter?  I thought red line was 5800. 

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I kinda figured, but since it took awhile for it to drop off I wasn’t too sure. Have y’all had success getting the black marks off the aluminum from the cover? If so what did you use? I had to tow her through the snowy salty roads to get to some good weather in Arizona. 

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Took her to the lake this morning, during start up she fired and ran for a few seconds and shut off, wouldn’t re start. Only cranked and hit a couple cylinders and shut off again. My fuel pump doesn’t have the factory dot on it but the dealer said mine came out after the recall. I got mine Memorial Day last year. Fuel bulb was hard, and had fuel at the schrader, all fuses good. Has any one has no start issues yet? 

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16 hours ago, Zigkx said:

Took her to the lake this morning, during start up she fired and ran for a few seconds and shut off, wouldn’t re start. Only cranked and hit a couple cylinders and shut off again. My fuel pump doesn’t have the factory dot on it but the dealer said mine came out after the recall. I got mine Memorial Day last year. Fuel bulb was hard, and had fuel at the schrader, all fuses good. Has any one has no start issues yet? 

 

Kill switch in correctly?  That bit me a few times last season :rolleyes:.

 

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3 hours ago, Bolar said:

 

Kill switch in correctly?  That bit me a few times last season :rolleyes:.

 

Lol, I checked it, the engine will fire a couple times and has some smoke. I believe the kill switch disables the fuel pump? Cause when my toddler turns it off it just cranks lol 

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On 1/20/2019 at 5:14 PM, Zigkx said:

Lol, I checked it, the engine will fire a couple times and has some smoke. I believe the kill switch disables the fuel pump? Cause when my toddler turns it off it just cranks lol 

 

Find anything yet? 

 

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On 1/19/2019 at 7:39 PM, Zigkx said:

Took her to the lake this morning, during start up she fired and ran for a few seconds and shut off, wouldn’t re start. Only cranked and hit a couple cylinders and shut off again. My fuel pump doesn’t have the factory dot on it but the dealer said mine came out after the recall. I got mine Memorial Day last year. Fuel bulb was hard, and had fuel at the schrader, all fuses good. Has any one has no start issues yet? 

Yeah, my fuel line in the tank was disconnected.  It was so spotty.  It would work with a full tank of gas.. then it was just random. I finally figured it out when I was stranded on the lake.  To fish that day, I had to tilt my tank.  

 

I used a hose clamp to fix mine.   See a few pages back to see and example.

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Dealer said fuel pump is internally leaking. Kinda strange that this engine came out after the recall, and even more strange that a mercury “dealer” doesn’t stock a fuel pump that had a recall on it. 

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3 hours ago, Zigkx said:

Dealer said fuel pump is internally leaking. Kinda strange that this engine came out after the recall, and even more strange that a mercury “dealer” doesn’t stock a fuel pump that had a recall on it. 

 

Sorry you are going through this.  Hopefully this is it and you will just have great times after this.  After my fuel issue, I was worried.  Now mine was the tank and not apart of the engine, but I understand your frustration.  I am happy with mine now and just had it out over the weekend.

 

It is so hard to give your boat up for repairs... Seems like they take their time.  I wish I could fish everyday, everyday they had it I wasn't fishing...  Everyday I kept it, I wasn't fishing and they could have had it.  Its frustrating.  Just let them have it and it will be fixed. 

 

Get it back, take her fishing, and promise to never leave her with another ever again :)

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6 hours ago, jaimeastin said:

 

Sorry you are going through this.  Hopefully this is it and you will just have great times after this.  After my fuel issue, I was worried.  Now mine was the tank and not apart of the engine, but I understand your frustration.  I am happy with mine now and just had it out over the weekend.

 

It is so hard to give your boat up for repairs... Seems like they take their time.  I wish I could fish everyday, everyday they had it I wasn't fishing...  Everyday I kept it, I wasn't fishing and they could have had it.  Its frustrating.  Just let them have it and it will be fixed. 

 

Get it back, take her fishing, and promise to never leave her with another ever again :)

You’re absolutely right! It’s better to not have a boat and still fish, than to have a boat and not fish. But even driving to the lake and the boat not starting, was still better than being at work 👍

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Going ice fishing. Got to love the Heritage!

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4 hours ago, SeriousBlack said:

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Going ice fishing. Got to love the Heritage!

Think you might need to trade it in for this guy!

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Okay, it's about to be one year to the date that I received my heritage boat.  I am just getting her back on the water and myself included.  What do I like and what needs to change?

 

First of all, I still like my boat.  I still believe it was a great package and of all the boat packages out there, this was the first boat that I ever had to buy.  I know what the boat is and what it does, and I know what it is not.  I fished a tournament with it against all skill levels and all boats...  I did okay for my open tournament, I didn't win the race to get to the fishing spot, but thankfully, my spot was not taking.

 

I'm a southern guy living in California.  I love being in the backwoods, brown water, hidden oxbows and lakes, rivers and some of the other big lakes like Ouachita... I love fishing in Arkansas.  When it's cold, it's, cold... When it's hot, it's hot.  Outside of that it's mild. 

 

I like fishing in NorCal,  but I truly hate one thing. It's always windy.  I am so sick of being blown around in my heritage.  I control it in my kayak and float tube.  In the heritage, I am working the trolling motor waaaaay too much while I fish.  I don't blame the boat because this would be the perfect back in Arkansas.  

 

The lakes/reservoirs are flooded valleys (aren't they all) and are deep, shallow water anchors not really a solution for me.  I have a drift sock as well.

 

The one thing that I want to upgrade is the trolling motor with GPS spot lock or equivalent.  I am running Garmin and will be putting panoptix up front... I need a solution to make fishing in this thing less of a chore.  

 

Anyone else have an update on their boat?

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4 hours ago, jaimeastin said:

Okay, it's about to be one year to the date that I received my heritage boat.  I am just getting her back on the water and myself included.  What do I like and what needs to change?

 

First of all, I still like my boat.  I still believe it was a great package and of all the boat packages out there, this was the first boat that I ever had to buy.  I know what the boat is and what it does, and I know what it is not.  I fished a tournament with it against all skill levels and all boats...  I did okay for my open tournament, I didn't win the race to get to the fishing spot, but thankfully, my spot was not taking.

 

I'm a southern guy living in California.  I love being in the backwoods, brown water, hidden oxbows and lakes, rivers and some of the other big lakes like Ouachita... I love fishing in Arkansas.  When it's cold, it's, cold... When it's hot, it's hot.  Outside of that it's mild. 

 

I like fishing in NorCal,  but I truly hate one thing. It's always windy.  I am so sick of being blown around in my heritage.  I control it in my kayak and float tube.  In the heritage, I am working the trolling motor waaaaay too much while I fish.  I don't blame the boat because this would be the perfect back in Arkansas.  

 

The lakes/reservoirs are flooded valleys (aren't they all) and are deep, shallow water anchors not really a solution for me.  I have a drift sock as well.

 

The one thing that I want to upgrade is the trolling motor with God spot lock or equivalent.  I am running Garmin and will be putting panoptix up front... I need a solution to make fishing in this thing less of a chore.  

 

Anyone else have an update on their boat?

I added the Minnkota powerdrive 45lb with I pilot. Spot lock and jog is a game changer, you do way more fishing and less steering. 

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5 hours ago, jaimeastin said:

Okay, it's about to be one year to the date that I received my heritage boat.  I am just getting her back on the water and myself included.  What do I like and what needs to change?

 

First of all, I still like my boat.  I still believe it was a great package and of all the boat packages out there, this was the first boat that I ever had to buy.  I know what the boat is and what it does, and I know what it is not.  I fished a tournament with it against all skill levels and all boats...  I did okay for my open tournament, I didn't win the race to get to the fishing spot, but thankfully, my spot was not taking.

 

I'm a southern guy living in California.  I love being in the backwoods, brown water, hidden oxbows and lakes, rivers and some of the other big lakes like Ouachita... I love fishing in Arkansas.  When it's cold, it's, cold... When it's hot, it's hot.  Outside of that it's mild. 

 

I like fishing in NorCal,  but I truly hate one thing. It's always windy.  I am so sick of being blown around in my heritage.  I control it in my kayak and float tube.  In the heritage, I am working the trolling motor waaaaay too much while I fish.  I don't blame the boat because this would be the perfect back in Arkansas.  

 

The lakes/reservoirs are flooded valleys (aren't they all) and are deep, shallow water anchors not really a solution for me.  I have a drift sock as well.

 

The one thing that I want to upgrade is the trolling motor with God spot lock or equivalent.  I am running Garmin and will be putting panoptix up front... I need a solution to make fishing in this thing less of a chore.  

 

Anyone else have an update on their boat?

 

I've been looking at drift socks.  What size are you using and how much does it help?  I have been wondering if it would be worth it, adding one more thing to manage while I fish.  Some of the more open bodies of water with no wind break, it can make for a lot of work.

 

I have a 12lb. river anchor which I use quite a bit if it's windy, but of course it too has it's draw backs.  When it's windy my trolling motor battery is close to dead when I finish for the day.  I fish a river by me with a current of about 3 mph(gps) and the trolling motor doesn't make it to the end of the day there, and that's floating down stream. 

 

I haven't done any major upgrades yet.  A bimini will be on it before it's next journey.  A trolling motor with spot lock is definitely on the radar.  :Captain:

 

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1 hour ago, Bolar said:

 

I've been looking at drift socks.  What size are you using and how much does it help?  

 

 

I believe it is a 24" sized drift sock.  It helps a lot.  I am going to to get a second one.  I just hate having to manage lines and such. 

 

I paying my dues to learn to overcome the obstacles.  

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3 hours ago, Zigkx said:

I added the Minnkota powerdrive 45lb with I pilot. Spot lock and jog is a game changer, you do way more fishing and less steering. 

do you have foot pedal,and does your cover still fit

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I put a 55lb Terrova I-Pilot on mine, no pedal. Best thing yet. It’s always windy in north Texas. Don’t think the cover would fit, but I haven’t actually tried.

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