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  1. Great -- Be sure to play video games once in a while with him if you don't already. You may be pleasantly surprised again.
  2. Some marines will sell you them. Figure out the brand of boat lift and then figure out who sells that brand and call them.
  3. wayne123

    Reading a lake

    I would start with the midlake structure.
  4. I think talking to the neighbors is a good idea but do not take what they say as fact. When we bought our cabin the neighbors all told us we could not add on. Before we bought it we got a letter from the county saying we could as long as we met certain requirements. I think it would be nice to start with raw land but you will have more options if you consider lots with cabins on them. If you want a sandy beech on a prime lake you will probably have to buy something with a cabin already on it.
  5. I would say that a clear day on a quiet lake and going slow is as important as some type of floatation. I would not want them shaken too much by waves. Stay close to some place where you can get off the lake quickly if the weather changes. When our kids were too small for life jackets we put them in the car seat with a life jacket tied to it. It would not float them upright but I felt safer having them in a car seat because it eliminated the risk of them slipping out of someones hands.
  6. Thanks for the replies. It helps when people have hands on knowledge.
  7. I went to buy a Lowrance Elite-5 DSI Fishfinder/GPS ($380) but found out it does not have regular sonar only down imaging. I assumed that a locator with down imaging had regular sonar. Then I found out the same unit with regular sonar is $500. I think if I had to pick down imaging or regular sonar I would pick regular. Any opinions on this matter would be helpful.
  8. Thank you for the great information. I wish I had a larger budget for a locator!
  9. Thank you. I might pick one of those up. What I have works but I do not really like it.
  10. Where did you get the console?
  11. I think pretty much all places that sell new boats/motors have used ones for sale. I just bought one off of hsolist.
  12. My eye doctor always checks my $20 Fleet Farm sun glasses for UV protection and they always pass.
  13. One that the fish are biting in! If I had to pick one it would be a medium siae portable - probably a fishtrap brand.
  14. My eye doctor checks my sun glasses when I see him. I think he checks for uv protection but I am not sure. The $20 pairs from Fleet Farm always pass his test.
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