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by jethro
29 May 2020, 09:07
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

I do have the micro remote as well but it doesn't have any autopilot or cruise control functionality so I don't use it for coldwater trolling. I will probably like to use it when I'm targeting smallmouth or groundfish/stripers on the saltwater.
by jethro
28 May 2020, 08:32
Forum: Motors
Topic: Goodbye Evinrude!
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Goodbye Evinrude!

Yeah, bummer for sure. It's generally not good for consumers when the manufactures have less competition to work against.
by jethro
27 May 2020, 09:42
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Anybody ever add a refrigerator to their boat?
Replies: 6
Views: 104

Anybody ever add a refrigerator to their boat?

I have a 12v ARB fridge/freezer that I also use in my 4x4 when camping. It's awesome. Works at funny angles, and would work in my boat if I decided that I want a fridge. Draws less than 1A on low setting, so a large trolling motor battery would keep it running for a couple days. It's a chest style ...
by jethro
27 May 2020, 09:36
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

Gonna post an update, I've had a lot of trolling time on this system. I have some minor complaints, one major one, but for the most part it's just an amazing system so far. The biggest test for me was a 2 night, 3 day off the grid camping trip to the Western Maine mountains area. With the Covid situ...
by jethro
27 May 2020, 08:55
Forum: Trailers
Topic: State of Illinois
Replies: 9
Views: 305

State of Illinois

Wow, I wonder what my 30 foot enclosed snowmobile trailer would cost in Illinois? 8500lb GVWR.
by jethro
27 May 2020, 08:46
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Loading the boat
Replies: 21
Views: 552

Loading the boat

Every boat is different! My Sylvan is very deep and my bunks have to be fully submerged to load or the power winch, a 2500lb winch, will complain a whole lot. It's a heavy, deep sumbeech. I have bunk slicks too, but it still struggles to pull to the bow roller. But my little Starcraft, the bunks onl...
by jethro
26 May 2020, 15:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ants in my boat seats!?
Replies: 3
Views: 76

Ants in my boat seats!?

I can't really tell you how to get rid of the ants but I wanted to comment on seats. And you certainly can get rid of them by changing the seats... but I recently bought new seats and I am in awe of how nice they are. Millennium Marine seats. They are a mesh design, they don't hold water, they don't...
by jethro
21 Apr 2020, 21:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Boat
Replies: 10
Views: 282

New Boat

Nice ride, must scoot with that power plant!
by jethro
21 Apr 2020, 21:35
Forum: Sponsors Corner
Topic: Swamp Runner Video
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Swamp Runner Video

Yep, fiddleheads. Yummmm. Perfect with scrambled eggs and a piece of fish or deer sausage! I used to know of a good patch near my old house, haven't checked it in a few years. Yery small window of opportunity, they come and pass real quick.
by jethro
11 Apr 2020, 13:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Compass necessity?
Replies: 16
Views: 308

Compass necessity?

OMG, it's an absolute nessecity for me. Here in NH all the markers and nav aids are based on knowing what way you are travelling. I'd go through a whole bunch more props if I didn't use a compass. I have a big chartplotter too, but the compass is just as important.
by jethro
08 Apr 2020, 08:20
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

I finally got to put my 36v Ulterra and Helix 9 to work yesterday. Unreal. It's a total gamechanger not having to deal with boat control anymore! It was blowing 10 with gusts to 20 and I was on a very big lake. The motor did not have a single bit of trouble with the conditions. First thing I did was...
by jethro
08 Apr 2020, 08:02
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Batteries
Replies: 9
Views: 484

Batteries

I've has good luck with Interstate batteries and they aren't a whole lot more expensive than the Walmart brands. In my mind they all will last pretty good if you take care of them and maintain them. I just had to buy 3 group 31 deep cycles for my 36v trolling motor.
by jethro
01 Apr 2020, 08:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you use a support for your trolling motor?
Replies: 3
Views: 218

Do you use a support for your trolling motor?

Like for trailering or motoring in big water? I never have before but I'm considering it for my new trolling motor.

If you do, let me know which one. I'm considering a Ram Mount version.
by jethro
01 Apr 2020, 08:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: downside of a long shaft?
Replies: 19
Views: 646

downside of a long shaft?

I had a long shaft on a boat that should have used a short shaft, it was a wild ride! When you steer at full throttle watch out, the pivot of the motor makes the boat go on it's side real quick! Although mine was a 25hp and it was on a very light 14' Grumman. You should be much better off with a 9.9...
by jethro
01 Apr 2020, 07:26
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 35
Views: 1133

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

The 9 will be here Friday! Super excited. But the Scheels deal is very good. 7 with SI for 500 is a crazy deal.