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  1. 3 points
    Is the 3rd person sitting in the bow, if so move them back and how about the extra gear, can you move that back. Are your trimming out when trying to get on plane? What are your RPMS at WOT with 2 people? That leads into prop selection.
  2. 2 points
    That is a heavy trolling motor and 2 batteries aren't light either. As much as I would love to blame your merc for your experience, I'd have to say that the amount of weight in the boat is too much for maximum performance. I bet you're over the max weight. But a couple things to check.... Compression/leakdown- will tell you if its "just tired". Spark plugs- cheap for that motor and notorious for fouling replace when checking compression. Coils are another common issue I see with that motor, confirm spark on all 3. Fuel hose- soft grey merc hose should be replaced. Fuel filters- often overlooked maintenance. Prop- if you don't have a spare, you could try going to a lower pitch. From 15 to 13 or 13 to 11. You should have a spare anyways. As mentioned above water absorption in foam and/or plywood adds considerable amount of weight. You can just elevate the bow and put a small bucket under the bilge plug hole. A "soaked" boat will slowly continue to drip for days. Dry boats stop dripping in minutes. A brand new $90,000 Ranger would get you where you wanted to go, and with plenty of time for fishing!
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    paceman

    Walleye Replica

    Last summer my son caught a 30.5" walleye on a local lake. It was a hot day so we put it back pretty quickly. We decided to surprise him with a Replica. Fiber Tech out of Nisswa did an amazing job! Only took 6 weeks once I made the call. I will use them again.
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    BunchOfish

    Ice House Build

    Hey everyone! I have pondered the idea of building a wheel house for a long time. Now that I have a little boy who will be about a year and half old next winter it gave me a good excuse to finally build one. If I want to take the whole family out it will be much easier with a wheel house. I have been reading through a few builds on this forum for awhile gathering tips and ideas to use on mine. This will be a complete budget build so I have done a ton of planning. I settled on 6.5 x 12. I'm going to keep it simple for my first build. It will have a table that folds down into a bunk on the back and a top bunk that folds up out of the way ad that's it besides some cabinets up front. I do a lot of welding so I built the frame. All the tubing is 3x2x3/16 except for the tubes that pivot. Those are 2.5x2.5x.25 to allow room for the springs plus I wanted those to be beef up. This frame should be way over built for how much its going to way(under 2000#). I'm a mechanical designer so I was able to design the entire frame on SolidWorks and run test on it to see where the weak points are. Since I'm on a tight budget I didn't insulate the floor. I also used 2x2's for the wall studs and 2x4's for the roof which is a flat rubber roof. I used the Prorib pole barn tin for siding and it came out super nice(I let the wife pick the color). This is where it stands for now. I'm about 2 months in and I'm just getting to the interior.
  5. 1 point
    smurfy

    Birds Everywhere!!!!

    seen my first 2 blue herons flying this morning in elk river. havent seen morning doves yet, but the tue sign spring is here is hearing the first loons!!!!!!!!
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    BunchOfish

    Ice House Build

    Thanks! Yeah I started working on all the wiring last night. My plan is to just keep it simple with very little stuff inside plus its only 12ft long so I don't have a ton of room for stuff anyways. So far its been a fun project. I also didn't even realize how much it would match my truck until I hooked it up to test the lights haha!
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    leech~~

    Ice House Build

    Nice work! It looks like you are off to a good start. You can never go to heavy on the axles. I just cringe when I see a home built flying down the freeway at 60mph with the wheels bent out! I think a lot of guys start off with a good plan but they load it down on the inside with more stuff then they first thought of making it a lot heavier then they had planed for the axle weight. Don't forget to wire your tail and running lights before you close it all in on the inside. Keep posting up dates as you go!
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    bobbymalone

    Spearing Spring Suckers

    Back home in Mizzura there was a little town that had a sucker festival on the spring. They get scaled, fileted with the skin on and then the meat is scored. Then they are breaded and into the deep fryer. Apparently the scoring lets the hot oil dissolve the bones and it gives deep fried sucker a distinct look. I thought they were pretty decent. Once you deep fry the heck out of something it just tastes like deep fry though.
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    chaffmj

    Just Food and Drink

    Wild Alaskan salmon with a chopped salad and tomatoes. Not shown was the milk I drank and the olive oil, maple syrup and garlic sauce that I put on top of the salmon after I took this pic..
  10. 1 point
    Third and final episode of our Fort Peck Lake Trout Montana ice fishing trip. Combined footage from day 3 and 4, including the biggest lake trout of the trip and some awesome underwater footage! 3rd day we set up in the same area we did the 1st day. Little bit slower action but managed a few and got some awesome underwater footage in about 50 FOW. Last day we set up near the dam and had a pretty good day in anywhere from 40-70 FOW including the biggest lake trout of the trip!


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