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by NoCAL
Tue Feb 25, 2020 8:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Truck selection for boat towing
Replies: 20
Views: 1727

Re: Truck selection for boat towing

I think back in the day, the gear ratio was much more important than now days. If you can find it, sure get a 3.73 but with the horsepower and computers driving the transmissions now, I just don't think it's as important. I'm pulling a 21' Triton with a 5.3 Chevy that only came with 3.42 gearing and...
by NoCAL
Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Question about Boat Trailer Registration in CA

I've had the permanent trailer registration for about 5 years. Just got a renewal for $10 and was able to do it on-line. I got a receipt in the mail that said the first reg card I got 5 years ago was still valid. This was just a receipt and that if I needed a new permanent reg card, there would be a...
by NoCAL
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Fortrex 101 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Fortrex 101 for sale

SOLD
by NoCAL
Thu Jan 02, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Fortrex 101 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Fortrex 101 for sale

Yes, still available. I'm actually right off I-5. What is your timing? Had planned on duck hunting in the morning but we can work something out if interested.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Fortrex 101 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Re: Fortrex 101 for sale

Reduced to $300 with pick up in Woodland or $350 for delivery in Sac area.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Electric Motors
Topic: Fortrex 101 for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 902

Fortrex 101 for sale

45” with no US2. Includes TH marine red cable and G Force prop nut. Also has Ninja grass blade. Asking $500 for local delivery or pickup. Currently located in Woodland. If needed, I have a 7 pin Lowrance HDI transducer with mount that I’ll include for only $50 more.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HDS 9 Gen 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: HDS 9 Gen 3

Sold. Thanks, Kevin
by NoCAL
Sun Dec 08, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HDS 9 Gen 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: HDS 9 Gen 3

Second unit is now up for sale. HDS Gen 3 9T. Comes with suncover, gimbal mount, and power cord. Does not come with a transducer. Asking $700 shipped and I pay fees. Can do a little better for local pickup in Sac area. NoCAL Sorry for the quality of the photos! The unit is in very good shape. Fully ...
by NoCAL
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NIB Lowrance HDS 9 Live - Price Drop
Replies: 21
Views: 3014

Re: NIB Lowrance HDS 9 Live - Price Drop

Thanks, called Mitch and left a message.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: NIB Lowrance HDS 9 Live - Price Drop
Replies: 21
Views: 3014

Re: NIB Lowrance HDS 9 Live - Price Drop

If you still have it, I will take it for $1300. Can you take PayPal?

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HDS 9 Gen 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

Re: HDS 9 Gen 3

Sold. Will have another one in mid to late December.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: HDS 9 Gen 3
Replies: 7
Views: 1426

HDS 9 Gen 3

For sale:
1 HDS 9 Gen 3 with suncover, gimbal mount, and power cord. No transducer. $700 for local pick up in Sac area or $725 shipped.
by NoCAL
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Misc RH reels
Replies: 0
Views: 333

Misc RH reels

Few RH reels to get rid of. All come with boxes and manuals. Rating is for appearance only. All are fully functional. Price is for local pick-up in Woodland or Sac. For shipping add $10.00. Paypal only to eaasen@sbcglobal.net. Can combine for better pricing or cheaper shipping. See here for photos. ...
by NoCAL
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Structure scan shows “No Source” on all units
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: Structure scan shows “No Source” on all units

Check that the power light is on. It's on the top and may be difficult to see but there is a light. Also check the Source. It should say LSS-1 not "This Unit". Finally, with both units on and lets assume the StructureScan module has power, set a waypoint on one unit. Give it a unique name ...
by NoCAL
Tue May 29, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance HDS GEN3 Structure not working
Replies: 2
Views: 1189

Re: Lowrance HDS GEN3 Structure not working

Check that the 3D module is on. Sounds like it has no power.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15% ethanol
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

Re: 15% ethanol

Last info I heard was CA had no plans for bringing E15 here.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Fri Dec 22, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 15% ethanol
Replies: 24
Views: 3378

Re: 15% ethanol

Keep in mind E15 is only available a few places none of them in CA and is not mandated...yet. Stations do not HAVE to sell it if they don't want to. Mercury says that E10 is safe to use in Optimax and Verado motors, however for early 2000's era motors, the fuel lines do need to be changed to the eth...
by NoCAL
Mon Dec 04, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: LOWARANCE lcx112, 38, 3000 Antena and total scan transducer CHEAP!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 1780

Re: LOWARANCE lcx111, 38, 3000 Antena and total scan transducer CHEAP!!!

I'll take the TotalScan transducer if the other guy falls through. Don't see it in the post. Can you throw up a photo of it too?

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Fri Oct 27, 2017 7:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Where to Fish Opinion
Replies: 4
Views: 1287

Re: Where to Fish Opinion

Berryessa has been very tough for me the last two weekends. Might get better by then though.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Does the 2013 Triton 20xs chine walk...?
Replies: 16
Views: 3797

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

There is nothing wrong with chinewalking. If you want a fast boat, you will need to learn how to control said boat. My '04 21X will start at about 63-65 and when I first got it, I was scared to death. That was just with the original 225 Opti. Eventually I got it worked out and could comfortably hit ...
by NoCAL
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: HDS GEN III Tide locations
Replies: 6
Views: 1703

Re: HDS GEN III Tide locations

There have been a bunch of problems with tide info after the latest Gen 3 updates. It takes about 30 seconds to find the nearest station when searching the Tide menu from Pages and then sometimes it doesn't find the closest one. When trying to select the icon from the map screen, it doesn't want to ...
by NoCAL
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: help on lowarance gen 3 true or not
Replies: 6
Views: 1659

Re: help on lowarance gen 3 true or not

Wait, that is not what Edd is saying. A standard 2D transducer will not heat up sufficiently to ruin it while sitting in the parking lot. You should not run a high wattage Airmar transducer as it needs water to keep it cool. Playing with settings in the garage is one way to get good with your units ...
by NoCAL
Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Transducer Type question
Replies: 5
Views: 1487

Re: Transducer Type question

If you have a temp capable 2D transducer (like PDRT-WBL) you will not be able to select your LSS for temp info. It is just the way it works. You could, as Edd suggested pull the temp pin out of the sonar connector but why? Also, the place you select the source for data is Pages/Settings/Network/Data...
by NoCAL
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: IGFA Questions Genetics of Newest World Record Spotted Bass
Replies: 11
Views: 5417

Re: IGFA Questions Genetics of Newest World Record Spotted Bass

For those who are interested, my father was the regional fisheries biologist in the Inland Empire when Alabama bass were first brought to CA. He got them off the plane and released them into Lake Perris. From there, they electroshocked fish which were relocated to Lake Mathews near Corona. He and ot...
by NoCAL
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 12 Mile Float Down The American River - What Fish Were Spawning?
Replies: 9
Views: 2272

Re: 12 Mile Float Down The American River - What Fish Were Spawning?

Possibly squawfish. They look kind of troutish while underwater.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Wed May 31, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Transducer
Replies: 1
Views: 1216

Re: Transducer

Didn't the new Elite unit come with a transducer? If it was me, I'd put another TotalScan on the trolling motor but you have to find some way to mount it. You could also get an HDI transducer if 2D and Downscan are all you need. Be sure to get the correct one though. There are two version with diffe...
by NoCAL
Wed May 24, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: In hull transducer help
Replies: 4
Views: 1340

Re: In hull transducer help

Your current bilge transducer will work with the HDS units. If it has temp on the 522, it will with the HDS units too. You will have to go into the Sonar Installation menu and select the transducer type. There should be a silver tag near the connector that will give you the model number. It will mos...
by NoCAL
Tue May 09, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Sharing Trails? and update
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: Sharing Trails? and update

Pretty sure those were added with the previous update to allow integration with an autopilot and Mercury VesselView. Are you sure you updated with the 4.5 update? It could be that they have to be turned off in the Advanced menu as well. There was a big discussion about it at BBC but I could swear it...
by NoCAL
Mon May 08, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Structure scan box question
Replies: 8
Views: 8380

Re: Structure scan box question

I think I found what you have. Did you get HDS-9 Gen 2 Touch with HDI transducer for $849? The HDI transducer will connect directly to those units and provide 2D and Downscan. Personally, I would just leave the StructureScan module and LSS in place like they are and keep your Ethernet cables just li...
by NoCAL
Mon May 08, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Structure scan box question
Replies: 8
Views: 8380

Re: Structure scan box question

You still need both. The HDI is 2D sonar and Downscan. The LSS provides Sidescan and Downscan. The HDS Gen 2 non-Touch units require the StructureScan module to provide side and down Scanning. So your HDI will only provide 2D sonar when connected to HDS-8s. In the Installation menu you should select...
by NoCAL
Mon May 08, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Sharing Trails? and update
Replies: 8
Views: 1596

Re: Sharing Trails? and update

Trails are not shared over either network.
by NoCAL
Mon May 08, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Structure scan box question
Replies: 8
Views: 8380

Re: Structure scan box question

It's not clear to me what units you have. You say you upgraded "to" HDS-8 Gen 2. Does that mean you have those units or you upgraded "two HDS-8s" to something else. In my first post, I detailed all the connections from Gen 2 non-Touch up through Gen 3. So whatever units you have,...
by NoCAL
Mon May 08, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Upgraded to HDS 8's Gen 2 Wiring questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1883

Re: Upgraded to HDS 8's Gen 2 Wiring questions

I would install a new fuse box (Like those made by Blue Sea Systems) with the required number of connections for the devices you have. Should be simple to swap out your original with a new one.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Sun May 07, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance Electronics Training
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

Re: Lowrance Electronics Training

Depends on where you are located but I have done on the water Lowrance classes.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Sun May 07, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Structure scan box question
Replies: 8
Views: 8380

Re: Structure scan box question

HDS non-Touch units require a StructureScan module connected to the unit by Ethernet to show Sidescanning images. The LSS transducer connects to the StructureScan module, there is no connector on the back of a non-Touch. On the back of the HDS 8 you should have a Sonar, a power, and an Ethernet cabl...
by NoCAL
Fri Feb 10, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nitro vs...?
Replies: 39
Views: 9890

Re: Nitro vs...?

That new 185 looks awesome, just can't figure out why most all the manufactures are only putting max HP at 150 on their 18 footers. That boat is nearly 19' long. Surely it could handle at least a 175 and probably a 200. The old 188 was rated for 175 wasn't it? Is it to keep cost down?

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Tue Feb 07, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: electronic advise
Replies: 11
Views: 2435

Re: electronic advise

Gone Fishin Marine does a good job installing. The HDS units do have internal GPS. The Point 1 that comes with the package is an external GPS receiver with integrated heading sensor. You can place this over your rear transducer so when marking waypoints from sonar, they are more accurate due to the ...
by NoCAL
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Lowrance total scan transducer?
Replies: 10
Views: 14963

Re: Lowrance total scan transducer?

Just keep in mind, the TS will have to be mounted low on the transom to get depth readings while on plane and could be subject to damage from debris. Personally, I just kept my LSS 1 and use in in-hull 2D transducer for depth. Can get readings up to over 60 mph. The TS would be great for the bow but...
by NoCAL
Wed Jan 25, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: electronic advise
Replies: 1
Views: 513

Re: electronic advise

I have my HDS 9 at the console on a RAM mount and the one on the bow on a Johnny Ray mount. No problems with movement on the highway. The lake is more choppy and I'm moving just as fast on the water as off. No movement at all. Once I moved up to larger units I did opt for a Shock Guard so it kind of...
by NoCAL
Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Go Pro 5 Lake Pardee October Bass & Catfishing
Replies: 3
Views: 935

Re: Go Pro 5 Lake Pardee October Bass & Catfishing

Not sure if I would classify them as "invasive" they are native to CA, unlike brook trout, spotted bass, and stripers! Just not as fun to catch.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Correct setup of NMEA 2000 for 2 HDS 7 Gen 2 touch?
Replies: 1
Views: 774

Re: Correct setup of NMEA 2000 for 2 HDS 7 Gen 2 touch?

I replied to your post on BBC.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback needed... hook 7 or Helix 7....
Replies: 7
Views: 6219

Re: Feedback needed... hook 7 or Helix 7....

Elite Ti comes with the TotalScan transducer that will do 2D (CHIRP)/Downscan/Sidescan all from one transducer.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2 stroke Optimax oil
Replies: 12
Views: 1543

Re: 2 stroke Optimax oil

Since an EFI is not a DFI, you would be good not to change. DFI oil is recommended for Optimax engines, Premium Plus for EFI.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Gel Coat Repair?
Replies: 7
Views: 1256

Re: Gel Coat Repair?

Bragg's Marine for me too. They have done some completely invisible gel coat repairs on my boat.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:48 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Network between Lowrance & Humminbird?
Replies: 3
Views: 1317

Re: Network between Lowrance & Humminbird?

Even if you could NMEA network between brands (which I am not sure you can), sonar doesn't share over NMEA, it shares over Ethernet.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Feedback needed... hook 7 or Helix 7....
Replies: 7
Views: 6219

Re: Feedback needed... hook 7 or Helix 7....

Gotta agree with the last two guys. Elite 7 Ti. Does almost everything an HDS unit does. Don't be taken in by a Downscan only unit. Once you actually learn 2D, it provides much more info than Downscan. DS is nice to verify something is actually a tree or such but for dropshotting/spooning etc, 2D es...
by NoCAL
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:34 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Sonar magnet risk
Replies: 4
Views: 985

Re: Sonar magnet risk

They won't do damage. But just like putting a magnet next to a compass, the Point 1 will not be able to provide accurate heading information if there is a magnet near it.

NoCAL
by NoCAL
Mon Jul 18, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Way point transfer question
Replies: 2
Views: 751

Re: Way point transfer question

The waypoints are compatible but when they are saved on the Gen 2 to the SD card, they need to be saved in Version 4 or even Version 3. Then use the Import command in the Files menu and you should be good. Also make sure the waypoints are in the same format. This might be in one of the Settings menu...
by NoCAL
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: adding a second unit to bow
Replies: 2
Views: 761

Re: adding a second unit to bow

You can certainly do that if you connect the units by Ethernet. However, I would caution against doing it. If you are poking your bow toward shore, in some of our lakes the stern might be in 10-20' of water will the bow will be in 1-2'. If the water is stained you will have no idea how shallow you a...
by NoCAL
Tue Dec 15, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: gen 3 newbie questions
Replies: 4
Views: 911

Re: gen 3 newbie questions

It will basically be completely new hardware. There will be a new transducer that will go in the same place as your LSS-2. There will be a module that requires power. The module needs to be mounted somewhere like in a rod locker. The transducer connects to the module and Ethernet cables connect to a...

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