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by JKD
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Fiberglass Repair and Paint
Replies: 11
Views: 18529

Re: Fiberglass Repair and Paint

I have had some nice fiberglass work done on my troller by the Wrangell Boat Shop (907-874-4669) in Wrangell. There are other operations in Wrangell that do glass work and painting so I would do some checking there before everyone gets too busy to help you out.
by JKD
Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: sounder(s)/transducer(s) suitable for Nobeltech Catch
Replies: 5
Views: 17193

Re: sounder(s)/transducer(s) suitable for Nobeltech Catch

I have my "older" [mid 1990s version] Furuno color sounder inter-phased with my Nobeltec Catch system and have had no problems. Nobeltec would be a good source of helpful information if you were considering using the bathy components in your Catch software - through customer feed-back they...
by JKD
Wed May 27, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Preseason crew member expectations
Replies: 20
Views: 32153

Re: Preseason crew member expectations

Good post Crawfish. We think alike.
by JKD
Mon May 11, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: River Origins of Big Kings?
Replies: 11
Views: 18005

Re: River Origins of Big Kings?

Based on my experience of fishing out of Juneau since the early 60s - I would agree with Ed Jones' assessment of the Taku River King salmon size. In my conversations with older Juneau and Hoonah trollers (most of whom are now long-gone but were reminising about fishing back in the 40s and early 50s)...
by JKD
Tue Apr 28, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: 3208 CAT?
Replies: 13
Views: 26701

Re: 3208 CAT?

The non-turbo Cat 3208 is a tough [liner-less] engine that can basically idle for hours (as in a troller application) without any problems. Without the need for high-speed operation such as racing for sets as may be required for a gillnet or seine boat, a turbo installation is usually a waste of mon...
by JKD
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Welder/Fabricater Sitka
Replies: 2
Views: 3084

Re: Welder/Fabricater Sitka

Precision Boatworks - 747-3660. They have a good stock of aluminum materials and have been in the marine fab business since the mid-80s. From now until July is their busiest time of the year so get something set-up ASAP or it will be late in June before your turn comes-up in their project rotation.
by JKD
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Chain length on Stabilizers
Replies: 48
Views: 83048

Re: Chain length on Stabilizers

Lulu - I used 1/2-inch Spectra to replace stainless cable for my stabilizers on my last boat, a 54-foot steel Ft Bragg (Lackey) hull. I was skeptical at first but was very satisfied with how it worked-out. At the time, I hadn't installed it's rolling chocks yet and I was using a set of plywood stabi...
by JKD
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:27 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: electric girdies
Replies: 38
Views: 160836

Re: electric girdies

I suspect this could be a different scenario when applied on different boats, but based on my experience with 3 different trollers, I have to agree with Lulu's statement - lengthening the "break away"/isolator lines between cannonbballs and the trolling wire adds a small amount of voltage ...
by JKD
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:13 pm
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: LED flood instead of Sodium?
Replies: 20
Views: 49671

Re: LED flood instead of Sodium?

Will do, Crawfish. The longshoremen's labor dispute on the West Coast is hampering delivery of my fixture. Both my marine electrician and I are hopeful that it will perform close to what their Highliner XL AC fixtures have so far. My contact at Elmore Electric has installed 4 of these LED fixtures [...
by JKD
Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:54 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: LED flood instead of Sodium?
Replies: 20
Views: 49671

Re: LED flood instead of Sodium?

I have a Highliner brand LED forward fixture on order from Elmore Electric (m) in Seattle. I am awaiting delivery of their Highliner XL 300W fixture after seeing one on display at their booth at Pacific Marine Expo. If you check on their information online you will see that the LED fixture actually ...
by JKD
Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:33 pm
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: Stainless fasteners below waterline.
Replies: 14
Views: 29689

Re: Stainless fasteners below waterline.

I heartily agree with Trnaround - I lost a plywood stabie on my last boat due to a SS shackle breaking in tough weather. The shackle wasn't in direct contact with the water. Since that happened I have heard that the cheesy 5/8-inch foreign SS stabie line swivels can also come-apart under strain. See...
by JKD
Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical
Topic: electrical/voltage text book
Replies: 4
Views: 13241

Re: electrical/voltage text book

If I notice you in my neighborhood, I always try to troll AWAY from you, Eric. So far it seems to work pretty well. You also hold the current record for calling me and "talking fish on" during the conversation. I haven't been able to figure out how you manage that but I suppose I should bu...
by JKD
Mon Feb 09, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Isolating gurdies
Replies: 25
Views: 46667

Re: Isolating gurdies

Lulu - Thanks for the McMaster-Carr tip. I will be ordering some fiberglass bolts and nuts for replacing the stainless steel mounting fasteners currently used on my Easthopes.
by JKD
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Spread question
Replies: 14
Views: 7825

Re: Spread question

I was answering (using my opinion based on my own experiences) the question that Cfood originally asked about changing-out gear. All of the additional points that have been brought up by others as important certainly are, and are normally already considered in my approach to fishing each and every d...
by JKD
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Spread question
Replies: 14
Views: 7825

Re: Spread question

Cfood - This is just my own opinion, but in my experience I'm trying to change gear out WAY before I'm counting "6-8-10 fish" on a particular depth/gear combination. I always have a plan of what I want to start with each day and I try to have roughly a dozen or more of each bait, spoon, pl...
by JKD
Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:35 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire
Replies: 35
Views: 62647

Re: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire

Thanks for all of the input. Based on what I'm reading - I'm going to go ahead and order some 1X19 for my floatbags to start with and if I like how it acts, I'll buy some more for my heavies.
by JKD
Tue Feb 03, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: Isolating gurdies
Replies: 25
Views: 46667

Re: Isolating gurdies

I agree with both Salty & Crawfish on the listed items affecting change in your line voltage. A few others come to mind: Build-up of conducting material (grass, seaweed, gurry, jellyfish) on gurdy mounts that can defeat the isolation system you have devised; Type of Material used for straps betw...
by JKD
Thu Jan 01, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Happy New Year!
Replies: 2
Views: 3950

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone on the Forum safely survived the New Year's celebrations up and down the Pacific coast last night. . .and that the 2015 season will be one of your best ever.

I would also like to extend my gratitude to Jon for tending to this Forum for the benefit of all of us in the troll fleet(s).
by JKD
Mon Dec 29, 2014 11:00 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire
Replies: 35
Views: 62647

Re: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire

Aside from the recent fairlead/snap damage tangent this thread discussion went off on - I am still most interested in some feedback from trollers who have used SAW 1X19 [1/16-inch] trolling wire for long enough to have an opinion on its handling characteristics. Does it in fact NOT kink when used wi...
by JKD
Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:30 am
Forum: Troller Talk
Topic: Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire
Replies: 35
Views: 62647

Opinions On SAW Trolling Wire

I was wondering if anyone here on the Forum has had experience using the trolling wire products found on the following site: m ?? I understand that Stan West has been marketing his wire for awhile and was hoping to get some feedback from trollers who have used it for long enough to form an opinion a...