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About dae06

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  • Birthday 04/30/1967

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  1. I've seen a lot of different opinions throughout the country, but what is customary in this neck of the woods. Some people say if the guide is self employed, no tip is necessary because he sets his rates based on what he needs to make a living. If the guide works for someone (like restaurant servers do) tip them 10%-20% based on their performance, the amount they teach you and effort spent to make your day memorable. Maybe a little extra with for a trophy fish, etc. What are everyones opinion on this site?
  2. Right now, I think the DAIWA LEXA 300HSL-P may be in my future. I am looking for a Lefty power handle reel and there are not a lot out there. If the Curodo 301EJ where ever to come out, that would be high on my list too.
  3. Just an FYI for future readers of this post. I've heard nothing but good about the Costa's, but what made mine mind up was that the Oakley's meet the ANSI Z87.1 standards for Impact protection. I can use these while fishing and working. I got the Flak Jacket XLJ's. I love them, but haven't tried any others.
  4. Just one addded question. I looks like Wisconsin has reciprocity in regards to 3 vehicle combinations. Does this mean if my vehicle is registered in Minnesota, I can follow my states guidelines regarding 3 vehicle combinations of 70'?
  5. Caman is exactly correct with one addition I would like to add regarding Wisconsin. I looked this up today (2011) in the Dept. of Transportaion sites for both states: In Wisconsin the triple tow length is 65' if the second vehicle in the 3 vehicle combination has brakes adequate to control the moving and stopping of the third vehicle. If not, the total 3 vehicle length is limited to 60'. Boy, 65' makes it tough in Wisconsin. It won't work with my crew cab and 16' boat trailer and motor. I'm at just over 68'. BTW, I didn't get the Lund metioned above.
  6. I was thinking the same thing as far as resale value goes. I think a Crestliner or Lund would be a better choice for me. Thanks for all the advise.
  7. I honestly don't know which one I would like better. I would like to hear some opinions regarding the other two boats. I know Crestliner is the more popular company, but who know's maybe the other boats are great boats too.
  8. I am interested in buying an 18 Crestliner Super Hawk. A dealer near me says that he does not have any in stock, but has a PolarKraft Kodiak V178 FS and a MirrorCraft 1945 Dual Impact. He says (like salesmaen do) that I would be just as happy with one of these compared to the Super Hawk. What I am looking for is a boat that 4 can fish out of fairly well, but 6-7 could go for a leisure ride. Probably 60% of the time fishing and 40% of the time tubing/skiing and just driving around the water. I'll take any and all opinions.
  9. Yep, I'm thinking the same thing.
  10. I tried the boat out yesterday, ran very nice. Seemed like a solid boat. One strange thing happened though: I had is at top speed to test it out, I then slowed down to almost an idle speed 3-5 MPH. I then turned to my wife to ask her if she wanted to drive it and all of a sudden the outboard turn as far as it can go to the right. Even though we were going pretty slow, it suprised us and I had to crank the wheel back to center. I have never had this happen to me before. Is there some kind of adjustment or friction control to keep this from happening? Also, I do think we want a little bit bigger boat. maybe the 18' range. It will be used by my wife and I and our two kids (age 17 and 19). It seemed just a bit too small.
  11. I have an F-350 Ford diesel pulling a 27' Fifth wheel. The total length is 45' 8". Anyone know the total lenght I can triple tow a boat behind my RV in these two States? I am looking at a Lund Angler SS 1650 and will need to measure that, but I would like to know if this is possible.
  12. I'm looking at a Lund Angler SS with a single console and a 75 hp outboard. It is 16' 3" long and the beam width is 82". Will this boat handle the bigger waters up north OK?
  13. That's good to hear. I am testing it on the water this morning. We'll see how it goes. Thanks
  14. I am looking at the above boat with a 2000 Evinrude Ficht RAM injection, 75 hp, 2-stroke motor (~150 hours) and a 2000 Spartan Trailer. This has a single console. I am having a very difficult time finding any comparable boats to see if the pricing is right. The boat comes with a 36# Minn Kota auto pilot bow mount trolling motor, Lund cover and 4 seats. It is a clean boat. Any idea on a good price for this boat. He is asking $8,000.00.
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