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by drew
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ABA toc
Replies: 3
Views: 874

Re: ABA toc

+1, Could not have said it better. Joey Regio is a stand up guy and a true gentleman. Support Tackle Warehouse if for nothing more than knowing how to hire the best staff that can be hired at any cost. Joey is an honest, helpful, considerate, competitor. The above referenced action proves that. Unse...
by drew
Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: total scan transducer mounting
Replies: 10
Views: 496

Re: total scan transducer mounting

It should auto recognize the totalscan. If not it is listed in the list of transducers. I made a the mount below for mine. http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k519/AndyL8/TSSA_2.jpg when I was at the pages screen and touched the sonar or structure icon the menu would come up. I had water temp but no...
by drew
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Does the 2013 Triton 20xs chine walk...?
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Does the 2013 Triton 20xs chine walk...?

Your son should have his boats steering inspected and have someone drive it to confirm how it handles. Phoenix boats are fast and they chinewalk. So do Allisons, Basscats, Bullets, Tritons etc. Fast boats are not for everyone. For me how a bass boat fishes is paramount then rough water handling and ...
by drew
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Does the 2013 Triton 20xs chine walk...?
Replies: 16
Views: 1507

Re: Does the 2013 Triton 20xs chine walk...?

Listen to Kent. The only thing I will add to his post is that the current Trx21 still uses the Tr21xhp hull with a wider deck and it is a phenomenal hull. All fast bass boats chine walk. The reason they are fast is because of the geometry of the pad which the hull rides on at speed. Learning to driv...
by drew
Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boca Bearings question.
Replies: 4
Views: 495

Re: Boca Bearings question.

The abec rating is a tolerance not a quality. The main source of friction in the spool assembly is the cast control devices. Better quaility might last longer.
by drew
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Allison boats?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Re: Allison boats?

What is the difference between the 2+2 and the Pro? I'm interested in a the new XST but have a few questions. I will PM you.

mmalinao wrote:I have a 2010 XB 21 BasSport 2+2 and fish tournaments. Happy to answer any questions
by drew
Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Allison boats?
Replies: 3
Views: 661

Allison boats?

Are there any on the west coast? Is anyone fishing tournaments in the XB-21 BasSport Pro?
by drew
Mon Sep 18, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ford Tow Vehicle Engines?
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Ford Tow Vehicle Engines?

My F150 has a 11klbs tow capcity and the brakes on the newer F150's are huge. I really like the diesel trucks but they are expensive and do have a longer wheel base which reduces their maneuverability.
by drew
Mon Sep 18, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ford Tow Vehicle Engines?
Replies: 12
Views: 867

Re: Ford Tow Vehicle Engines?

I have a 14 with the 5l and my friend has the 3.5 ecoboost. The 5l is a 2wd with a 3.55 locker and the 3.5l is a 4wd with 3:73. The 3.5 ecoboost is the way to go. The 5l works good but really needs a lower rear gear, 3:73 or lower. I would not get the 2.7 ecoboost. I'm not a fan of different block a...
by drew
Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Optimax compressors
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Re: Optimax compressors

Mine was on its way out so I replaced it before catastrophic failure. Now I just need to get my injectors cleaned. I have only found a few through converstion that have not been replaced. It could be over 90% have on the pre 2012 proxs's. Change those filters once a year and if you have a later OB m...
by drew
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Optimax compressors
Replies: 6
Views: 636

Optimax compressors

How many have had the compressor replaced on their Optimax? It appears this common.
by drew
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CA boat/luxury Tax
Replies: 26
Views: 3285

Re: CA boat/luxury Tax

The tax is only for the boat not the trailer. There are many that except an inflated amount because they think the trailer is included in the estimated value. Everyone should try to get their boat reassessed. I unfortunately am one that is paying too much because my county has assessed my boat highe...
by drew
Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST

Splitting hairs. Seriously? This is very important and your claims are wrong. I do not want the average person to beleive they cannot go and pour their own plastics or make lures for their own use regardless if it is patened or not. We legally can and people need to have the correct information. The...
by drew
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST

It is if you manufacture and and sell a patented product. This would be infringement. Key word is sell. You need to get this right because it is unfare to the readers who are inclined to manufacture a patented product for their own use and not to sell. I personally own patents and have defended the...
by drew
Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST

Manufacturing is not infringement. You need to brush up on your patent law. A patent is worthless unless litigated. 1st step is a letter from Strike King to cease making the product, then infringement damages or a license agreement is next step. The real problem comes if the product is made in a cou...
by drew
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST

That is not exactly how it works. There are claims that define its revolutionary characteristics. If there are claims A,B,& C then you cannot manufacture/sell something similar with claims A,B,C & D. Essetially just adding something to make it different. However if you accomplish the same be...
by drew
Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST

Nothing wrong with making, making the mold or even using. As long as they are not directly profiting from the sale of. I have many patents and have been responsiable for several others. There is really no law that will prevent the use as well. A patent is a defensive tool it allows the owner/holder ...
by drew
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST
Replies: 28
Views: 6116

Re: Strike King's Patent Infringement at ICAST

Where was the patent infringement in this story? Copying a patented design is not infringment. Selling a patented design is. It sounded like they where showcasing their ability.
by drew
Thu Jul 13, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fatal bass boat crash on Conroe on way to weigh-in
Replies: 8
Views: 3489

Re: Fatal bass boat crash on Conroe on way to weigh-in

Its not just Texas. It is not smart to be on pad running fast at night. I fished a night tourney at Nacimiento last year and around 10:30 I decided to come in and fish across from the marina. In the middle of the largest part of the lake going 6-7mph I hear screaming. I shut the big motor off and we...
by drew
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Broke 200hp Optimax Lower Unit
Replies: 6
Views: 792

Re: Broke 200hp Optimax Lower Unit

You need a new lower unit. Buy Mercury and not SEI (china). You should try to find out the root cause. Often it is water intrusion. The lower unit needs to have its gear oil and water pump changed once a year. Also the prop needs to come off twice a year to inspect the prop-shaft for braided line wr...
by drew
Wed Jun 28, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry's Gas Tax !......
Replies: 76
Views: 4124

Re: Jerry's Gas Tax !......

This post takes the cake. It is the most ignorant post of the thread and I don't know how to argue with ignorance. It really amazes my how out of touch folks are when it comes to state budget issues. The gas tax hadn't been raised since 1994 and when it was it was raised by Republican Governor Georg...
by drew
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: FS:Humminbird 997SI & 787 sold
Replies: 2
Views: 626

Re: FS:Humminbird 997SI & 787

Sold
by drew
Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Please Help
Replies: 3
Views: 750

Re: Please Help

I have some that I will sell. IM me.
by drew
Sat Jun 10, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Jerry's Gas Tax !......
Replies: 76
Views: 4124

Re: Jerry's Gas Tax !......

Last time it had a meager result. The taxes are permanent and the improvements are temporary. Its trickery to pass new taxes. Not just fuel prices. All goods that are transported will cost more. As the cost of living goes up so will the labor costs and more business will leave the state. Jerry Brown...
by drew
Fri May 26, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: 26 Tempest labbed, balanced & blue printed sold
Replies: 3
Views: 481

Re: 26 Tempest labbed, balanced & blue printed

It is sold

Mountain Bass Association wrote:Did this sell?
by drew
Mon May 22, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: FS:NIB Sonic Hub 2 Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: FS:NIB Sonic Hub 2

Did you get a response?

LEN B wrote:sent you a text
by drew
Fri May 19, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: FS:NIB Sonic Hub 2 Sold
Replies: 3
Views: 313

FS:NIB Sonic Hub 2 Sold

Sold
by drew
Fri May 19, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: 26 Trophy Sold
Replies: 0
Views: 307

26 Trophy Sold

Sold
by drew
Fri May 19, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Marine Accessories
Topic: 26 Tempest labbed, balanced & blue printed sold
Replies: 3
Views: 481

26 Tempest labbed, balanced & blue printed sold

Sold. Thanks WB
by drew
Fri May 19, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: FS: Minnkota Maxxum Pro 101 sold
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: FS: Minnkota 101 Maxxum

Yes

Devon8604 wrote:Is this a 36v?
by drew
Thu May 18, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: FS: Minnkota Maxxum Pro 101 sold
Replies: 4
Views: 720

Re: FS: Minnkota 101 Maxxum

Sold
by drew
Thu May 18, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: FS:Humminbird 997SI & 787 sold
Replies: 2
Views: 626

FS:Humminbird 997SI & 787 sold

Sold
by drew
Thu May 18, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: FS: Minnkota Maxxum Pro 101 sold
Replies: 4
Views: 720

FS: Minnkota Maxxum Pro 101 sold

Sold
by drew
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fulton Winch Strap Issues?
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Fulton Winch Strap Issues?

The new Fulton straps from Pacific Trailer are only $12.99.
by drew
Mon Apr 24, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Fulton Winch Strap Issues?
Replies: 12
Views: 988

Re: Fulton Winch Strap Issues?

I replace mine every 2yrs. The sun and elements can be hard on them. I have never had a hard time finding them. I have been using the the std. 2" black ones but next time I might try the HD unit. https://www.pacifictrailers.com/collections/winches I have a 2012 Ranger trailer with the Fulton XL...
by drew
Mon Apr 17, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: FLW COSTA DELTA
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: FLW COSTA DELTA

Good luck
by drew
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: FLW COSTA DELTA
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: FLW COSTA DELTA

Where are you on the list? Did you register for all three events? IMO bringing back the linking has made the registration more competitive. 2 weeks away and still on the waiting list as a co angler any pros that haven't signed up yet wanna help me up please PM me. BTW any one concerned of my efforts...
by drew
Tue Apr 11, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Vault liquid trailer hub maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: The Vault liquid trailer hub maintenance

Have to remove the Vault cap assembly to see if the end of the spindle is drilled and tapped.


mark poulson wrote:
Drew,
Great write up!
I have a 2014 trailer with the Vault system. How can I tell if it has the newer drilled spindles?
by drew
Mon Apr 10, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The Vault liquid trailer hub maintenance
Replies: 8
Views: 788

Re: The Vault liquid trailer hub maintenance

These are a very simple design. Its basically a bearing buddy with a special low melting point grease. The issue is that most shops do not know about them and want to over charge to cover the unexpected. The other issue is that because they are simple most over look a few subtleties of the design. H...
by drew
Thu Apr 06, 2017 9:05 am
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2017 Ranger Z175 Cert. SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1958

Re: 2017 Ranger Z175 Cert. $20K

This can be redeemed for a brand new fully rigged Ranger Z175 which has a value of $27K. There is no catch to using this cert. Bring it to the dealer and all you pay for is the normal costs that you would pay for any new boat which is the ship&taxes. Buy new for the same as used. BTW I have offe...
by drew
Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Changing oil on Yamaha225 hp four stroke. Where can i get best price???
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Changing oil on Yamaha225 hp four stroke. Where can i get best price???

Use Yamaha oil & filter. Buy the supplies online from one of the companies below. Domo-online or boats.net Thanks Drew, Ive already seen the how-to videos on YouTube wish is why I'm opting to do it myself, Just need to find the Oils and impeller for this motor. I call 2 different boat shops and ...
by drew
Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Changing oil on Yamaha225 hp four stroke. Where can i get best price???
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Changing oil on Yamaha225 hp four stroke. Where can i get best price???

Domo-online.com and boats.net [code][/code] I'm thinking of doing the service on my 05 Yamaha 225 hp four strock myself. Where can i get the best price on motor oil , impeller and lower unit oil at? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also if u have done the service yourself, how was it? S...
by drew
Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 20 Deep V Boat Owners - 150 Four Stroke Enough???
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: 20 Deep V Boat Owners - 150 Four Stroke Enough???

The hull you inquired about is rated for 250hp. I would not go with anything lower then a 200hp V6. Good luck I have the Lund Crossover, which is 19ft length, 8 ft beam deep V, with the Merc. 150 four stoke, it is more than enough power. Max horsepower for my Lund is 175 hp but I'm happy with the 15...
by drew
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 20 Deep V Boat Owners - 150 Four Stroke Enough???
Replies: 10
Views: 601

Re: 20 Deep V Boat Owners - 150 Four Stroke Enough???

I would go with a 225hp SHO. Under powering is usually a frustrating endeavor. Just purchased a new Tracker Targa 20, which is a 20'2" long boat with a full 8 1/2 foot beam.    This boat has a Merc 150 hp four stroke, which I have on a 19'6" long boat with an 8 foot beam and it worked grea...
by drew
Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:53 pm
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Triton 21Xhp 250ProXs
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Re: Triton 21Xhp 250ProXs

Ttt
by drew
Sat Mar 18, 2017 4:35 pm
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Triton 21Xhp 250ProXs
Replies: 4
Views: 2771

Re: Triton 21Xhp 250ProXs

TTT
by drew
Sat Mar 18, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What is best synthetic oil for4 cycle
Replies: 6
Views: 531

Re: What is best synthetic oil for4 cycle

I'm not sure if the previous responder's realized your asking for a syn oil recommendation for a 4 stroke. I'm an engineer with IC engine experience and no affiliation with any oil company/blender. I recommend an oil that is specified for marine 4 strokes and not for automobile applications. Automob...
by drew
Sat Mar 18, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: 2017 Ranger Z175 Cert. SOLD
Replies: 2
Views: 1958

Re: 2017 Ranger Z175 Cert. $20K

This cert is for a fully rigged Z175 with Minnkota TM, batteries, Lowrance graphs and Evinrude 90hp outboard. The OB can be upgraded to a 115HO for under $2k extra. http://www.boat.com/review/ranger-z175-review http://www.rangerboats.com/models.cfm?gid=29&mid=7418

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