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by drew
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: x2 power agm marine battery
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Re: x2 power agm marine battery

Same battery different sticker. Both are copies of Odyssey. I have been running the Northstar products with no issues seems to be a good battery. After some dialog with Odyssey I will be going with them or maybe LiPo's next.
by drew
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Totalscan Question
Replies: 5
Views: 570

Re: Totalscan Question

Yes
by drew
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery agms which ones
Replies: 28
Views: 2309

Re: battery agms which ones

The pure lead thin plate technology was produced by one manufacturer. Now it appears it is two which is Northstar and Enersys which is the parent company of Odyssey. 4-5yrs ago when I spoke to a Northstar rep they said they were producing all of the batteries that were TPPL with the case that all of...
by drew
Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Common Decency Where Did It Go
Replies: 30
Views: 3120

Re: Common Decency Where Did It Go

That sounds like a sick person. I have had a few encounters with people like that and it used to leave me scratching my head, but now I know its just mental illness. Let me clarify what bought up the issue. It was at Markly Cove which is capable of launching 3 boats at a time if you need to. No othe...
by drew
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Common Decency Where Did It Go
Replies: 30
Views: 3120

Re: Common Decency Where Did It Go

I'm not condoning yelling at someones kids for their actions. Could have been a case of unnecessarily held up at the ramp? I see it all the time at my local ramps people drop their boat in and do not move it to the end or outside of the dock. A little courtesy can prevent many of these issues. Not s...
by drew
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Common Decency Where Did It Go
Replies: 30
Views: 3120

Re: Common Decency Where Did It Go

Yelling at your young son sounds bad. What was this individuals complaint? Had a crazy day trying to launch my boat Friday at Berryessa. I put my boat in the water and my son is holding it while I park the truck. As I'm walking back down there is another boat waiting to launch and as I'm passing beh...
by drew
Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: MinnKota Shaft Length Question
Replies: 5
Views: 599

Re: MinnKota Shaft Length Question

Many 20-21ft boats run a 52". It has to do with how high the bow sits in the water. If you fish tournaments with both live wells full your bow might sit higher in that situation. If you fish rough water with both wells full with a hull that has a higher freeboard then you should go with a 52. I...
by drew
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Re-carpeting Trailer Bunks
Replies: 20
Views: 1371

Re: Re-carpeting Trailer Bunks

Do not recover. Replace the whole bunk. Pressure treated is for pests and not needed for this application. As mentioned you can easily R&R them in the parking lot at your favorite lake after you launch your boat. Pacific trailers is located in Socal and has all of the materials. I recommend stai...
by drew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery agms which ones
Replies: 28
Views: 2309

Re: battery agms which ones

I never said that all agm batteries were the same or were made by Northstar. I said that
specifc tppl agm’s were all made by the same manufacturer.

North Star
Odyssey
Cabelas
Batteries Plus X2
Drakon
DieHard Platinum - no longer available.
by drew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery agms which ones
Replies: 28
Views: 2309

Re: battery agms which ones

Nice long winded post. You need to do more homework. The specific batteries that I posted are made by Northstar. They are all TPPL batteries. I have verified this through the regional sales person for Northstar and physically. I just replaced my grp31 Odyssey with a Northstar and they were identical...
by drew
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery agms which ones
Replies: 28
Views: 2309

Re: battery agms which ones

Northstar and Odyssey are the same. So is the Cabelas, Dihard Plat, Batteries Plus X2 and Drakon. Same cases same construction and pure lead. I have had several Odyssey's and Northstars. The reason to buy one over the other is the warranty and price.
by drew
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Political
Topic: California: Prop 6 IS the gas tax repeal measure. Vote YES to repeal!
Replies: 17
Views: 1756

Re: California: Lower your fishing costs

Voting Yes. Thank you for the post.
by drew
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FLW Delta Day 3 Final CO Results 40-2 to WIN
Replies: 1
Views: 550

Re: FLW Delta Day 3 Final CO Results 40-2 to WIN

1 JACOB TRABA PACIFICA, CA 7 - 7 (4) 15 - 5 (5) 22 - 12 (9) 17 - 6 (5) 40 - 2 (14) $27,142 2 JACK FARAGE DISCO BAY, CA 111 - 12 (5) 15 - 4 (5) 27 - 0 (10) 11 - 15 (5) 38 - 15 (15) $4,174 3 RODNEY BRINSER DISCO BAY, CA 14 - 8 (5) 9 - 12 (5) 24 - 4 (10) 11 - 11 (5) 35 - 15 (15) $3,309 4 BLAINE CHRISTI...
by drew
Fri Aug 31, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery agms which ones
Replies: 28
Views: 2309

Re: battery agms which ones

Northstar or their re-labeled batteries, Odyssey, Batteries Plus X2, Cabelas X-900, Drakon.
by drew
Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Odyssey Extreme series batteries in bass boat???
Replies: 5
Views: 726

Re: Odyssey Extreme series batteries in bass boat???

Grp 31 for starting and 2 X 27 for the TM. You should check out the thread below.


https://www.westernbass.com/forum/post603123.html#p603123

FredP wrote:Looking for thoughts and comments about these batteries.

Thanks
Fred
by drew
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Man charged with reckless murder in ski boat and bass boat collision
Replies: 6
Views: 2920

Re: Man charged with reckless murder in ski boat and bass boat collision

The morons will get a license and still be on the water with the same MO. We get stuck with a new bill. To sell the concept they water it down with the lifetime concept but it will become an annual requirement and the price will go up in an effort to grow government. I'm not saying your heart isn't ...
by drew
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Man charged with reckless murder in ski boat and bass boat collision
Replies: 6
Views: 2920

Re: Man charged with reckless murder in ski boat and bass boat collision

I don't see how a boat driver's license will prevent drunk driving. This is how the cost of living is increased. More regulation and enforcement without any regard for the value and effectiveness.
by drew
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Batterys?
Replies: 18
Views: 1610

Re: Batterys?

The Odyssey has a 36mo for marine use, for street use it might be 48mo. They are also the most expensive of the different labels. The Batters Plus (same battery) is $399 with a 48mo warranty for marine use with a $30 rebate. They are comparable. However the Northstar battery has a 3 year warranty in...
by drew
Thu Jun 28, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Batterys?
Replies: 18
Views: 1610

Re: Batterys?

Most Foreign companies have USA divisions. I know they have a physical location in Mi. No battery manufacturing in CA, head quarter's maybe. These are importers of Chinese manufactured products. Vmax Tank battles, USA Corp. MR 137-120 is a group 31 AGM that I have been using since 2005 and recommend...
by drew
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Batterys?
Replies: 18
Views: 1610

Re: Battery

The AGM 31 for cranking use should not be a deep cycle. The AGM numbering system does not equate to the size, a higher number does not necessarily equal a higher capacity. A group 29 is larger then most 31's. From my understanding there are only 3 American battery manufactures, Northstar, Johnson Co...
by drew
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Batterys?
Replies: 18
Views: 1610

Re: Batterys?

Most of the elites run lithium batteries. I run a Northstar group 31 and have no issues. They are also re-labeled and sold under many other names. Odyssey, cabelas, drakon, no longer available diehard platinum, bat + x2 etc. They are big and heavy. I watch the Elites and see some of them with 4 - 12...
by drew
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Boat / prop / performance questions
Replies: 5
Views: 763

Re: Boat / prop / performance questions

You need a prop of known quality. IMO a used or repaired prop is less then ideal. Post on bass boat central on the skeeter forum and the prop section.

Raising will usually increase the top speed and max rpm.
by drew
Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Final report released this week on the FLW boat accident that resulted drowning
Replies: 3
Views: 9057

Re: Final report released this week on the FLW boat accident that resulted drowning

I still wonder if the big motor would not start because the lanyard/ kill switch was pulled. He tied himself to the TM with the lanyard.
by drew
Wed May 23, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Oil Type
Replies: 2
Views: 414

Re: Oil Type

Mercury or Quicksilver Premium Plus

CrankyOne wrote:I recently acquired a 2001 Mercury 200HP/EFI V6 2 stroke. Any recommendations on oil type/brand? Any comments on this motor if you have or have had one? Thanks in advance.
by drew
Wed May 23, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: TRITON windshields
Replies: 2
Views: 338

Re: TRITON windshields

http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=903786

CrankyOne wrote:I need to get a couple new windshields for my TR-19. Any recommendations on where to acquire these? Been searching online and its been a big headache. Thanks in advance.
by drew
Sat May 19, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: New ProXs
Replies: 7
Views: 1385

New ProXs

So what's everyone's opinion of the new four stroke V8 ProXs?

I like spec's and think I could come to terms with the look. My only concern is the reliability since it much more complex then the 3l two stroke it replaces.

https://www.mercurymarine.com/en/us/eng ... rd/pro-xs/
by drew
Thu May 03, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nacimiento clean /dry
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Nacimiento clean /dry

They will look in your livewells and make you lower your OB. I use a wetdry vac on the wells and lower my OB to drain it before I leave and have never been turned away. Want to go to Nacimiento this weekend and wondering about the clean and dry protocol? My boat was at castaic 6 months ago. Thanks g...
by drew
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lake Nacimiento Being Pillaged
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: Lake Nacimiento Being Pillaged

Saltwater intrusion is the main reason but the steelhead spawn is also a factor. The only issue I have is they let out far more then they needed and they did not let it fill all the way up. The max elevation is 800ft and they started dumping early and it never got above 792.35ft. 8ft does not sound ...
by drew
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2006 Ranger Tandem Axle Trailer Brake Pads
Replies: 5
Views: 761

Re: 2006 Ranger Tandem Axle Trailer Brake Pads

You can order them from pacific Trailers. If you do not know which calipers you have you can e-mail them a picture or call them. They should be organic material and not semi-metallic.

Chad LeBlanc wrote:Anybody have suggestions on size? Looking to pick them up at a local parts store.
by drew
Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

Re: Tackle Warehouse Brick and Mortar?

The retail showroom is small (25X25ft) with 2-3 sales people. Everything they sell is there in the warehouse and the sales people can pull it for you to check out. They do offer a discount for online orders with retail pick up which is nice. I've been ordering tackle from Tackle Warehouse online for...
by drew
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Lowrance Product Forum
Topic: Transducer Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: Transducer Help

If I understand you correctly you would like to use the the 3D for sonar when going slow and the thru hull when on pad without having to drill through the install menus. I do not know with the 3D but with the total scan it is not possible. It requires an upgrade to the Carbon to be able to run split...
by drew
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: FLW and FWC Statement on Recovery of Missing Angler Nik Kayler's Body
Replies: 3
Views: 4477

Re: FLW and FWC Statement on Recovery of Missing Angler Nik Kayler's Body

The boater saw him afloat after he went over board. The life vest was a BPS and appeared to be working. How he was found does not mean the vest was not functioning. He may have been lodged underneath the vegetation at the shoreline. The wind and waves are very strong this time of year. He may have a...
by drew
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Please spend the time to read this on life jacket types
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

Re: Please spend the time to read this on life jacket types

So is a flag, whistle and type III PFD for every passenger. With that said even though I'm not a fan of the inflatables there are several that are true type II & III that are legal. The type 4 throwable cushion with a rope might have saved Nik kayler. I have the components and will tie it up and...
by drew
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Please spend the time to read this on life jacket types
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

Re: Please spend the time to read this on life jacket types

I'm not concerned because I gave up on inflatables a long time ago. I don't know. Try asking the Coast Guard. They are usually really helpful with questions. I just worried that I'd get a ticket, and a DQ from a tournament, so I always have the three conventional vests in the boat. They don't take u...
by drew
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Please spend the time to read this on life jacket types
Replies: 8
Views: 1734

Re: Please spend the time to read this on life jacket types

True for non-autoinflate PFD's? Also it appears there are some auto-inflates like the Onyx Impulse with a type II rating. "Type V (Inflatable)- In short, this is a manual/inflatable that must be worn to count. Once taken off, these don't count towards your required approved PFDs for each person...
by drew
Fri Dec 22, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Recommended Lucas oil for Suzuki outboard
Replies: 4
Views: 755

Re: Recommended Lucas oil for Suzuki outboard

What model? 2 stroke or 4?

Inland fisheries advocate wrote:I'd like to take the best care of my motor.. what would you recommend.. Thanks
by drew
Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ABA toc
Replies: 3
Views: 1118

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: 4933

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: 2873

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: 2873

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: 773

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: 917

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: 917

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: 1497

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: 1497

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: 1005

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: 1005

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: 8998

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: 8136

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...

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