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Boating Forum / garmin force/ dakota lithium batteries
« on: March 21, 2021, 06:45:51 PM »
hey all, it's been a long winter!  I just waanted to give an update on my trolling motor / batteries. I bought the garmin force trolling motor last march and I used it all year, it is awesome! I love the power this thing has and it's so quiet! you don't hear the robotic servo noise like the ultrex has and the brushless motor is super quiet. it pulls my stratos 295 at a whopping 4.8 mph (gps) the anchor lock is spot on and the wireless foot pedal is really nice. I love everything about the garmin, the only thing i am not crazy about is the plastis skeg. it is mounted with 4 screws and replacable. I replaced it twice last year because i hit a rock and some wood. they only cost 19 bucks so its not too bad, i guess it was designed that way to protect the motor. if anyone wants a motor that has big balls this is the one for you!  Also at the same time i bought three 100ah lithium batteries from dakota lithium,they are very light (26lbs) so i got rid of about 150lbs off the back of my boat. I like to troll fast and move all day long. I ran the boat four 8hr tournies before i charged them up and they were charged in less than four hours. i would gladly recommend these batteries! so we will see how they do this year.


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Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / wednesday night trail
« on: February 07, 2020, 01:22:46 PM »
well,it's that time of year again. getting things ready for the upcoming season. I have put together my wed night schedule which I've posted here. I hope some of you guys get a chance to fish a few. we have a lot of fun and it seems to make the dreaded work week go by just a little faster lol!

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Boating Forum / Garmin Force trolling motor
« on: January 16, 2020, 05:11:37 PM »
hey all, looking for any feedback on the garmin force trolling motor. I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on getting one. I've read a lot of good things on them and I already have the garmin electronics to pair with it. Just wondering if anyone has heard anything bad about them?

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Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / wednesday night trail
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:23:01 AM »
hey all, first I'd like to say it's now been three years and 3 months cancer free!! I'm closing in on my goal of five years. I'v had a few surgeries and struggle with speech prosthesis issues but manage to get through it and treat every day as a gift! If anyone doesn't believe cancer sucks just ask me. I lost my little brother charley last june then my father in law last july and now my big sister michelle on jan 6th. what I've learned is that if you have something that doesn't feel right please persue it! don't let the doctor tell you it's nothing. get a second opinion!  ok, with that all said I've put together my wed night trail. I made a few changes and raised the entry fee to 30 dollars per boat. I'm going to try to get a few rhode island tournaments together for Friday nights. so here is what I have for now. I hope everyone can get a chance to enjoy some of these events! thanks and I'll see you out there!

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hey all, I've put together a new schedule of once a month tournaments. we have some different lakes and some tournies are sunday and some are Saturday from noon to 8pm. a lot of guys were asking for something different so we'll see how this works out. hope to see some of you out there! also I'll be getting my Wednesday night schedule together and will post it soon. thanks and hope we have a very early spring!


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Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / ct honor and remember open
« on: January 25, 2019, 09:20:05 PM »
here is the info on our 7th annual honor and remember open tournament at pachaug pond! hopefully we will have a good turnout. I can't think of a better way to honor the families of fallen heroes than presenting them with a personalized flag of their fallen hero! hope to see some of you guys out there.

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The Hawg Forum / tournament permits
« on: January 18, 2019, 01:05:53 PM »

hey all, I'm hoping to incorporate some rhode island ponds into my wed night trail to make it better for some guys that have to travel real far. i'v been searching the dem site and cant for the life of me find any link or info on permits. i'm hoping someone here can help me out,also some ideas of where to fish them. I know of wordens and watchaug but that's about it. thakns mike p


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Boating Forum / two questions ?
« on: January 16, 2019, 07:50:45 PM »

I have two props I need to have repaired, doe's anyone have any recommendations as to where I can bring them? second question,, I have a 200 hp Evinrude and I would like to get it serviced and I'm looking for a place to take it. someone told me about a marina place in rhode island . I think its off rt 3 . any help would be great! I don't want to take it to Norwich.


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I guess the ct deep had a little mix up when issueing permits and double booked some. so they called me and asked if I minded switching a couple around so this week june 6th is at Mansfield instead of aspinook and next week june 13 th it will be at aspinook ! thanks guys hope to see some of you out there.

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Boating Forum / trolling motor batteries
« on: April 16, 2018, 12:26:27 PM »
I need some advise on my trolling motor issues' I had a 80lb fortrex on my boat but it seemed like the batteries wouldn't last for a full tournament,so I bought a 112lb fortrex and added a third battery and I still cant make it through a full day. now,i'm an electrician so I constantly put a meter on my batteries and load test them they seem to be fine and they all charge up good. I hava napa marine group 27 batteries 2 of them are 2 seasons old and 1 is new last june. I do like to troll pretty fast but the 112 fortrex running at 60 per cent doesn't last. I'm thinking of trying three agm batteries. does anyone have any advise about them ? I know they cost more and if anyone knows where I can get a deal on 3 of them please let me know. thanks


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Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / 2018 wed night trail
« on: January 14, 2018, 03:56:00 PM »
hey guys, I hope everyone is doing well and getting ready for another great year of fishing !  I'm happy to announce that I am now 2 years cancer free !yay! still a ways off from the 5 year mark but im confident I will make it. I've got the wed night trail schedule all set and will attach it here. I hope to see a bunch of you guys out there this year. got a new format here where we will be keeping tract of the tourney weights and the team with the most weight for the year will be eligible to fish the last tourney (which is a 8 hour day tourney) free .  I will be putting up the cold water trail schedule as well as the ct honor and remember tourney app shortly. so lets hope it's an awesome year for everyone ! good luck and tight lines,mike p.

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Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / cold water trail
« on: October 14, 2017, 02:54:15 PM »
hey all , we had a blast this year at our wed night trail . great turouts. now starting tomorrow is our cold water trail this sunday is gardiners lake 8am to 2 pm then I have one every sunday till thanksgiving if the weather holds out ! next week is aspinook then amos,patagansett,long pond then back to aspinook hope to see some of you guys there. they're all 8am to 2 pm 25 dollars a boat 5 fish limit. all the regular rules apply.

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selling my spare trolling motor its a minn kota 24volt 80lb thrust fortrex with a 45 in shaft.I bought it in September 2015 so it has a warranty till the end of September this year. it,s in excellent shape I just upgraded to the 112 model. I payed 1250 for it and Im asking 500 also have a couple spare props for it too. thanks.

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Regional Bass Fishing Tournament Listings / wed night trail 8/9/2017
« on: July 28, 2017, 11:20:52 AM »
hi all just to let anyone who fishes my wed night trail,  my tournament for 8/9 on billings lake has been changed to glasgo pond. the deep has billings as a bass management lake and they don't give any waivers for their slot limit in july or august. so if you know anyone who fishes them please help me spread the word thanks. my other club has had a tourney on glasgo and we caught some nice fish so that is good news after the massive drawdown. thanks mike p.

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The Hawg Forum / minn kota service center
« on: July 23, 2017, 11:46:30 AM »
hey all, I have a minn kota 112 that is just a month old  . It has a problem and I amm looking for a repair center that does warrany repairs. If anyone knows where I can bring it please let me know. I cant seem to locate anyplace online.
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