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Boating Forum / Re: Garmin Force trolling motor
« on: May 20, 2020, 02:21:05 PM »

I love the trolling motor so far. and yes the foot pedal is wireless it runs on 2 AA batteries that are supposed to last all season. it also comes with a cord and plug so you can wire to your boat power if you want.

Boating Forum / Re: Garmin Force trolling motor
« on: May 15, 2020, 09:09:18 PM »

well, I have gotten to use my garmin trolling motor about a dozen times now and I am happy to report that it works awesome! I love the anchor lock feature it keeps my boat spot on! the only thing I don't like is the skeg, it's made out of plastic. they say it protects the motor from taking a hit?! it bolts on with four screws and the replacement skegs cost 19 dollars. I just scraped the bottom in a cove and it took the skeg right off. so needless to say I bought two more spares for future accidents. other than that its great I love the way all the wiring is hidden and with the remote pedal there's no big loop of cables to get caught up on. also the Dakota lithium batteries are sick! I fished four days with out charging them. then it only took 3 hours to charge them back up. it's full power all the time.

Boating Forum / Re: Garmin Force trolling motor
« on: April 11, 2020, 07:03:34 PM »

yes I will continue to keep all informed on these products. the one feature on the garmin force trolling motor that I'm not crazy about is the skeg, it's plastic and removable with 4 screws. I know I'm gonna whack something and rip it off lol. so the replacement skegs are 19 dollars and I bought a couple spares just in case. their thinking on this is that it would do less damage to the motor itself if you hit something hard?!? time will tell on that.

Boating Forum / Re: Garmin Force trolling motor
« on: April 10, 2020, 10:05:09 PM »
Well, I got the garmin force trolling motor and I'm happy to report that I love the thing! It's very responsive with the wireless foot pedal and the anchor loc is spot on. I tried it in the river with crazy current and it held it right there. The motor pulls my stratos 295 at 4.8 mph crazy!! And it's totally silent!! You cannot hear the servo's when steering the boat and you can't hear the motor running at all! even at top speed all you hear is the water running off the boat. I also have the lithium ino batteries by Dakota lithium. I used the trolling motor three days for a total of about 22 hours fishing and the batteries still had 98 percent charge!! and I ran it hard and in current and wind,plus used the anchor loc a bunch. then I charged the batteries back up to 100 percent in about two hours! Can't beat that! I'm very happy with it so far and for someone like me that likes to fish fast it sweet! Also the panoptics livescan is unbelievable! I'm still learning how to tune it in but I could see fish swimming around submerged weeds and you can even see you lure! Well I hope you all stay safe and get out for some fresh air and fishing!

Boating Forum / Re: Garmin Force trolling motor
« on: March 11, 2020, 03:05:20 PM »

thanks, I do have the black box for the livescope. just gotta rig it all up. the chargers they give you for the Dakota batteries are small and not really made to install in boat. I went on this site: they sell the Ionics batteries and I bought a 4bank charger for my boat for 319 bucks. it charges the 3 lithiums and my AGM battery for my motor.

Boating Forum / Re: Tow vehicle going down at the ramp
« on: March 10, 2020, 06:18:06 PM »

I lost my brakes on my old truck and I drove home holding the emergency brake release and using the e brake to stop me. a little hairy but it got me home!

Boating Forum / Re: Garmin Force trolling motor
« on: March 10, 2020, 06:11:06 PM »

Well, I have decided to go with the garmin force trolling motor I ordered it and will have it by Friday! I also did a lot of research on the lithium batteries and I ordered the Dakota lithium 36 volt package which is 3 12volt batteries and a charger for each one. they are warranteed for 11 years (3000 cycles). they don't charge tax and it's only 10 bucks for shipping. it came to 2409. they have been supplying some of the pro's for a few years now and they have an awesome rep. Can't wait to get this stuff all rigged and ready to go. I also have 2 garmin 93svultra's and the panoptics/livescope to install.  getting excited!!

Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Lithium Batteries
« on: March 10, 2020, 05:55:48 PM »

I just checked the site 2, 12volt 100Ah batteries with chargers are 1699! no tax that's a sweet deal!! they're awesome with their customer service also!

Fishing Tackle & Equipment Reviews / Re: Lithium Batteries
« on: March 10, 2020, 05:51:11 PM »

You should check out Dakota lithium batteries. I have been researching them for a few months and finally I ordered the Dakota lithium 36 volt 100Ah kit. it includes 3 - 12volt 100ah batteries and a charger for each battery. the package is 2399 with 10 dollar shipping charge. they do not charge tax ! the 24 volt kit is much cheaper. they also have a 11 year warranty! they have been supplying batteries to the pro's for a coupole years now. they even had a booth set up at the classic. It's well worth you checking them out. I should be getting mine in a couple days. I also bought the garmin force trolling motor and that will be in on Friday! getting excited!

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!

Boating Forum / Re: Garmin Force trolling motor
« on: February 07, 2020, 01:15:38 PM »
well, I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the garmin force, just gonna wait till the tackle/boat shows coming up to see if there's a deal to be had. I'm also going to be getting three lithium ion batteries for it. I'm on the fence between Dakota lithiums and ionic's. I like the ionics Bluetooth capabilities but Dakota gives an 11 year warranty so just shopping for more reviews on them also.

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?

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!

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!

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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