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by drew
Fri Aug 20, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Species?
Replies: 7
Views: 1135

Re: Species?

Kentucky spotted bass.
by drew
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:46 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Missing fisherman. Please read UPDATED INFO July 19
Replies: 11
Views: 5686

Re: Missing fisherman. Please read MORE INFO

Very sad news. My condolences to his family and friends.
by drew
Fri May 21, 2021 12:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I see T.W. has added....
Replies: 12
Views: 2270

Re: I see T.W. has added....

Covid has increased their business, made it more difficult to get product and utilize the labor efficiently. When the new warehouse opens it will increase their capacity and they will be back to normal. I don't know when but I do know the people there work very hard and customer service including or...
by drew
Tue Dec 01, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: life vests
Replies: 13
Views: 2110

Re: life vests

Just to be clear that does not mean that you always have to wear it to be legal. You would have to have another non-inflatable onboard to be in compliance. I salute your decision!! My choice for most of the year is an automatic inflatable. They come in different flotation weights. Most common are 24...
by drew
Thu Nov 19, 2020 8:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Help me choose
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Help me choose

I would look at a larger used graph. 9" gen 3 touch, carbon etc.
by drew
Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance letting me down
Replies: 16
Views: 1944

Re: Lowrance letting me down

Let us know how it works out.
by drew
Tue Sep 01, 2020 7:27 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Lowrance letting me down
Replies: 16
Views: 1944

Re: Lowrance letting me down

I have not been happy with my gen 3 touch units either. It seems Lowrance doesn't understand or care about the fresh water bass fishing market. The quality and they way work is a let down for $4k+. I need to replace my units and TM as well.
by drew
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 4942

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

That is merely opinion. No one knows for sure or at least as far as the general public is concerned what would have the best overall outcome. There are two issues at hand the effect from the virus and the management. I personally believe that it may have been over sooner if we did not quarantine the...
by drew
Thu Aug 06, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 4942

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

You have no idea who I am, but with 24 posts how would you. Social media is your best argument. Keep searching bro. Right on bro. It has not been my intent to waste my time arguing with you. I have been on forums since the 90s and I just remember before 2006 when forum posts and internet arguments w...
by drew
Thu Aug 06, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 4942

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

Just replying to your insults and nonsense. I know everything, but you could pick apart everything that I said. I'm ok with being conditioned to care about our country and fellow citizens. "(although I could pick apart everything you said)" "I'm sure somebody will read this and regurg...
by drew
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 4942

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

It should make you sad, but since your such an expert on the covid, why don't you write a thesis on the topic. Then post it so we all will know exactly what is going on and we don't have to worry anymore about if we have the correct information. May as well add in the effects of the quarantine. The ...
by drew
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 4942

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

Maybe some of you have not attended the larger tournaments at KVC & KVR. The FLW, Opens and toc's generate what appears to be a significant amount of business for a small place. I personally think they are mediocre overall and if they don't want to have events there or IMO are being overly compl...
by drew
Wed Aug 05, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:
Replies: 41
Views: 4942

Re: NEW COVID closures from Konocti Vista Casino, Resort & Marina:

Housing is a slight issue for travelers. We should find a better place for the future. Konocti is really not that good it has just been an easy option. As far as covid is concerned it is unfortunately being over sensationalized because of it being an election year. The quarantine should be for those...
by drew
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Navionics card annual fee?
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Navionics card annual fee?

When the card is out of subscription there is no sharing between graphs. Its either buy another card or update annually. The graph sharing is definitely an issue. Its either buy a card for each graph or renew every year. The annual subsciption is to access the advanced features like PlotterSync to s...
by drew
Thu Jul 23, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Navionics card annual fee?
Replies: 11
Views: 1800

Re: Navionics card annual fee?

The graph sharing is definitely an issue. Its either buy a card for each graph or renew every year. The annual subsciption is to access the advanced features like PlotterSync to share your waypoints between your Lowrance and the app and also for features like SonarChart Live. The map detail doesn't ...
by drew
Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Mercury Optimax Hubs
Replies: 4
Views: 687

Re: Mercury Optimax Hubs

Since it is a ProXs it has the high performance SST hub with rubber dampener strips. They always fall off. You can glue them on with 3m super weather stripping cement aka gorilla snot or use the 3m super duty double stick tape which is what I did.
by drew
Mon May 04, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: OPEN OUR LAKES! THEY BELONG TO US!!
Replies: 31
Views: 4391

Re: OPEN OUR LAKES! THEY BELONG TO US!!

The issue is not that the state owns the lakes, it is that they own us. We are becoming property.
by drew
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: To fish or not to fish that is the question
Replies: 45
Views: 5859

Re: To fish or not to fish that is the question

You are basically correct. It is very rare at this point. The main reason for the quarantine is not necessarily for your health it is to reduce the fast wide spread of the illness. It has the potential to be 10X more wide spread then the flu. It is different from the flu because of its long shelf li...
by drew
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: HDS3-12 Slow and Reboots?
Replies: 9
Views: 1454

Re: HDS3-12 Slow and Reboots?

Are you running a mapping card?
by drew
Thu Jan 02, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ron Cervanka
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: Ron Cervanka

Ron, I am truly sorry for your loss. I would like to offer you my deepest and most sincere condolences. Andy Levy
by drew
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Tournaments
Topic: Stan Beebe Bass Nation AM winner
Replies: 0
Views: 600

Stan Beebe Bass Nation AM winner

Congratulations Stan for winning the Bass Nation on the AM side and Good Luck tomorrow fishing for the Classic.
by drew
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: x2 power agm marine battery
Replies: 2
Views: 752

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: Electronics Product Forum
Topic: Totalscan Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1217

Re: Totalscan Question

Yes
by drew
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: battery agms which ones
Replies: 28
Views: 6282

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: 4989

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: 4989

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: 4989

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: 1297

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: 3723

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: 6282

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: 6282

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: 6282

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: 18
Views: 4256

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: 806

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: 6282

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: 1552

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.


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: 3465

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: 3465

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: 3892

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: 3892

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: 3892

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: 3892

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: 1625

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: 9760

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: 621

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: 2001

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: 2030

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: 927

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: 2015

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 ...