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by JKD
Mon May 16, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire
Replies: 35
Views: 62645

Re: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire

Since I was the one who started this thread, I should report that I purchased enough 1/16-inch SAW wire for my floatbags at the beginning of last season, and was very satisfied with it. I had some discoloration develop on the starboard float wire, but [at Stan's suggestion] I changed-out my lead can...
by JKD
Fri May 13, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: 2 simple issues - not so simple!
Replies: 9
Views: 19492

Re: 2 simple issues - not so simple!

BD - My heavies always out-fish my floatbags, but not usually to the extent you describe on your boat. Have you tried swapping the lead off the lucky wire to another wire to see if the luck changes? I have this happen once in awhile and have discovered that some leads just fish better than others. A...
by JKD
Sun May 01, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Big Eye Jig
Replies: 1
Views: 5363

Re: Big Eye Jig

There are a lot of different versions of "Big Eye Jigs" shown on the Web. if they are a small "bucktail-type" you may try http://merricktackle.com/prodpages/wizard-lures.htm . If you have a picture of what they look like, it would narrow-down the search online. Good luck.
by JKD
Thu Apr 21, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Hand Troll or Power Troll?
Replies: 22
Views: 55783

Re: Hand Troll or Power Troll?

Salty - It sounds to me like you need to do something about your "low-liner" status.
by JKD
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Batteries & Inverters
Replies: 4
Views: 5932

Re: Batteries & Inverters

I agree with the two answers above: in my own experience, a set of good commercial-grade Deep-Cycle batteries (I like "Inter-State" and "Caterpillar"), and Outback power inverters seem to be a good bet for a troller application. I am using two 4-D batteries for now because I don'...
by JKD
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Mother Superior Spoons
Replies: 3
Views: 9894

Re: Mother Superior Spoons

I'm glad to see that the PAL spoons are being replicated in North America. And the [Mother] Superior spoons look [pretty much] like the LJ originals. I plan to order a few of all of the various spoons they have on the website, but their website is a PITA to navigate, so I plan to call them direct. I...
by JKD
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:49 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Easthope parts
Replies: 2
Views: 3860

Re: Easthope parts

There have been a couple of different threads on gurdy rebuilds and parts on here the past couple of years. I suggest you do a search on this site for "Dennis Rush" - he operates "DR Machine" in Oregon and his contact numbers come up in responses to questions concerning gurdy par...
by JKD
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:53 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: NS or Stainless wire snaps
Replies: 5
Views: 8593

Re: NS or Stainless wire snaps

I haven't noticed any changes in catching with different metal snaps but then I also haven't kept any sort of log on the subject. I acquired a mixture of snaps (including SS) when I was setting-up my last boat to troll back in the 90s. As I recall, I changed most of the SS out over a few seasons sim...
by JKD
Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: LED flood instead of Sodium?
Replies: 20
Views: 49671

Re: LED flood instead of Sodium?

Once and Future - I didn't say anything about my Highliner being dimmer, my light is actually brighter than a most of the Tite-Lite and Wide-Lite 1000W 208ACvolt fixtures I am very familiar with (hence the complaints). I ended-up with a narrower area of illumination than I was used to - that's all. ...
by JKD
Wed Mar 02, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: LED flood instead of Sodium?
Replies: 20
Views: 49671

Re: LED flood instead of Sodium?

For those that are curious - I have been pleased with my forward-facing 300w Highliner LED fixture. I found it to be very well made and it does exactly what I wanted it to do. It DOES draw a lot of amperage but we installed it using over-sized wire components and have had no issues. I already had a ...
by JKD
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Water proofing urethane
Replies: 6
Views: 14575

Re: Water proofing urethane

Lulu - Wahl does some retrofitting on boats so they may/should know exactly what you need.
by JKD
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:17 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Water proofing urethane
Replies: 6
Views: 14575

Re: Water proofing urethane

I can't help you directly because I have forgotten what the product was called, but you must have a few private outfits that spray urethane insulation down in your area. Most of them are pretty up-front with how they seal the products they apply for insulation. I know there a few different types of ...
by JKD
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Sirius radio
Replies: 5
Views: 9869

Re: Sirius radio

Once and Future - Thanks for the "pro-tip". That sounds like how my first subscription went. I DID cancel my first subscription and then got a flood of mail with better offers.
by JKD
Tue Jan 05, 2016 1:46 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Sirius radio
Replies: 5
Views: 9869

Re: Sirius radio

actionalaska - Thanks for your information. I haven't gotten around to purchasing a mushroom-shaped antennae for my satellite radio yet, so I will check-out the TSS unit you describe. Once and Future - I also see that I didn't follow-through on my promise to check on the satellite receiver and let y...
by JKD
Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Wire Storage Methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 10933

Re: Wire Storage Methods?

I like the "gurdy horse" idea and something along the lines of the plywood-sided spools I mentioned above. The extension cord spools may work also if I could fashion a mandril of sorts to get them tight to the threaded rod. I'll see what I come up with - I'm building a new cannonball holde...
by JKD
Thu Dec 17, 2015 10:52 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Wire Storage Methods?
Replies: 9
Views: 10933

Wire Storage Methods?

Things have been pretty slow on the Forums for awhile so I figured I would post this topic. There are some very "handy" characters posting on here and I keep thinking that there must be a "better way" to handle/store trolling wire when you switch from one marker spacing to anothe...
by JKD
Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Sirius radio
Replies: 5
Views: 9869

Re: Sirius radio

I fish here in SE Alaska. I was given a Sirius-XM system for Christmas one year and didn't do anything fancy to get decent reception that I connected to my AM/FM sound system. Other than having the incoming signal blocked from time to time by trolling superstructure, it worked with no problems for 2...
by JKD
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Fall/ Winter King Keeper to Shaker Ratio
Replies: 13
Views: 20535

Re: Fall/ Winter King Keeper to Shaker Ratio

I refuse to work in an area that is producing only sub-legals, and your ratio seems to be very high. In my experience, I would agree with what others have posted - deeper seems to be better for size, and bait is a no-no if there are shakers around.
by JKD
Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:23 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: hokiam blue finn
Replies: 3
Views: 6004

Re: hokiam blue finn

I agree - it can be a good thing. I'm a little surprised that you haven't gotten more of a response to your question. There are a significant number of these hulls fishing coast-wide. The steel Monk-designed hull I was using for comparison was 10-feet longer, somewhat wider and was equipped with rol...
by JKD
Sat Oct 24, 2015 1:23 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: hokiam blue finn
Replies: 3
Views: 6004

Re: hokiam blue finn

This will be an interesting discussion of Hoquiams. As near as I can tell they have a lot of respect as a good work platform. They are good sea boats in my limited estimation. In years past I've crewed for short periods on one and ridden on two others. All of them seemed a little "quicker"...