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by sonny.barile
23 Nov 2019, 12:11
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Need a new reel....
Replies: 1
Views: 556

Need a new reel....

Blew the main gear on a Tsunami Shield 3000 (Bimini Bay brand). They were the hot discussion on some salty sites a couple of years ago. Anyhow, although it was sealed well, everything else about it turned out to be a flop. The main gear was pot metal (aka chineesium) and it didn’t last. It was 1-1/2...
by sonny.barile
06 Nov 2019, 18:07
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Motorguide xi3

Spent the day fishing a local saltwater river for fall striper. I put the Motorguide through it’s paces. The 55 lb thrust held up well in the wind and current. Got a few nice fish and some little schoolies. I hope the weather holds out so I can play with it again next week.
by sonny.barile
03 Nov 2019, 19:21
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Motorguide xi3

I fancy myself a thinking man which can be both good and a curse. I ended up rethinking my battery and charger location. Giving up that deck space was not sitting well with me the more I thought about it. I can be oblivious to my surroundings when I’m hooked up to a big striper and I could see mysel...
by sonny.barile
03 Nov 2019, 19:04
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Quite a rush
Replies: 7
Views: 963

Quite a rush

I bought a 30 ETec about 3 years ago. It’s a two stroke but you wouldnt know it other than having to add oil to the reservoir. It’s nice and quiet.
by sonny.barile
03 Nov 2019, 18:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Where do you keep your Boat?
Replies: 21
Views: 1933

Where do you keep your Boat?

I keep a 16 ft side console tinny on the trailer in my driveway under a cover. I use a heavy weight tarp over the winter because it snows here.
The previous sentence just made me sigh. It’s about that time.
by sonny.barile
27 Oct 2019, 07:39
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Motorguide xi3

Installed the connector in the dash and did the wires. I am pretty much done. I just need to get some zip ties for cable management.
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by sonny.barile
23 Oct 2019, 12:37
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Motorguide xi3

Thanks Dude I didn't even consider foot pedals. I'm to clumsy for those things. I have the quick disconnect. It's the white plastic model. The plan is to be able to remove it so it doesn't rip my boat cover. Only things left to do is drilling the bow dash for the connector and wiring back to the bat...
by sonny.barile
21 Oct 2019, 20:27
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Motorguide xi3

Thanks LDUBS......It was a nice weather day so the kid that still lives inside me took a half day vacation from work. I managed to get the motor and quick disconnect plate, battery case, and charger installed. I mounted the charger on the face of a bench seat. The aluminum face is only 0.085 inches ...
by sonny.barile
20 Oct 2019, 16:40
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Motorguide xi3

Yup it is. I bought it. I got a Motorguide xi3 salt water. 55 lbs 48 inch with the pinpoint gps. 12 volts. I found a sales website Trolling Motors dot net. They had free shipping and no sales tax. I ordered it on wed. morning and it was freight dropped in my driveway in 24 hours. Now that’s customer...
by sonny.barile
12 Oct 2019, 17:42
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Motorguide xi3

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by sonny.barile
12 Oct 2019, 11:26
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 1067

Motorguide xi3

Looking at sw bow mounted trolling motors for a 16 ft aluminum.

Is The xi3 made in the USA? I have found online that the xi5 is but nothing on the xi3.

I try to buy American first....then look at everything else.
by sonny.barile
24 Sep 2019, 21:15
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Don't divorce her, just sell her.
Replies: 1
Views: 339

Don't divorce her, just sell her.

That was a long read but was very entertaining. :LOL2:
by sonny.barile
26 Aug 2019, 21:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: picked up another tin boat
Replies: 2
Views: 482

picked up another tin boat

classic flatty ....... very cool.
by sonny.barile
09 Jun 2019, 21:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Post a Pic of your boat!
Replies: 2036
Views: 344965

Post a Pic of your boat!

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Had it out for the first time this year......
by sonny.barile
23 May 2019, 20:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Marine Vinyl
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Marine Vinyl

If you use staples make sure they are stainless.