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    Sticky: Latest update! Took the family out yesterday,...

    Latest update!

    Took the family out yesterday, boys are off on Thursdays due to Covid, and wife was able to flex some time, so why not? Headed over to Arrow Rock and launched around 12PM, water is...
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    Sticky: Nice! Where was the water line at? From...

    Nice! Where was the water line at? From Hyrdromet, its showing almost full as of yesterday:

    https://www.usbr.gov/pn/hydromet/ramps/arrowrock/arrowrock.html
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    Heh, its all good! We knew what we were gettin'...

    Heh, its all good! We knew what we were gettin' into when we launched from Pinkhouse, although the previous day on a guide boat showed the area was 3+ feet of water where we were heading, and my boat...
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    Wow! Forgot to post a follow-up here! We did make...

    Wow! Forgot to post a follow-up here! We did make it down to Orofino for 4 days of fishing, it was mostly fantastic! No issues whatsoever with the security of the boat, stayed at Helgeson Hotel in...
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    Sticky: That makes two of us! Wondering if I can get my...

    That makes two of us! Wondering if I can get my boat out either this weekend or maybe next weekend.
    Chris
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    Sticky: I took the boat out for a shakedown about 10 days...

    I took the boat out for a shakedown about 10 days ago at Lucky Peak, didn't see any ice all the way up to Spring Shore, launched from Turner. The week before that had some light ice on top right...
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    Well, thanks for confirming that for me Cougg!...

    Well, thanks for confirming that for me Cougg! Guess I'll be stripping the boat of everything and locking it up under the boat cover, as well as adding some locks on the wheels and tongue. Maybe I'll...
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    That's some nice lookin' slabs right there! ...

    That's some nice lookin' slabs right there!

    Chris
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    Well that was random... :confused:

    Well that was random... :confused:
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    What don't you like about the Helix 8 you have?...

    What don't you like about the Helix 8 you have? Just curious. I have a brand new Helix 7 and have had some things I don't like about it, but it does a nice job with down imaging and side imaging...
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    Question for Dworshak area members

    Hey folks,

    Thinking of heading up your way around the end of February for some slimerocket fishing near Orofino, was wondering how safe it is in your neck of the woods for unsupervised boats on...
  12. Finally finished up the boat! Well, sorta....

    Finally finished up the boat! Well, sorta. Anyways, here's how she looks now:

    10070

    Got the dash all finished a couple weeks ago, wiring went well, no issues, all the switches worked and the...
  13. That's pretty good for pricing! That didn't...

    That's pretty good for pricing! That didn't include the aluminum frame though, right? Like BDuck, we have problems seeing the poles with the downriggers, so I'm wanting to get a taller cabin. That'll...
  14. Pretty nice! If you don't mind me asking, what...

    Pretty nice! If you don't mind me asking, what was the cost of that?

    Chris
  15. Hey, don't feel too bad, I'm looking at a new...

    Hey, don't feel too bad, I'm looking at a new engine for the boat next month, the old '83 Merc 150 jet is down on compression (~90psi on all cylinders) and the jet pump's seal is now leaking quite a...
  16. Can never have too many of them nowadays! I have...

    Can never have too many of them nowadays! I have a dual usb outlet on the left side with a voltmeter between the sockets, it works well to keep phone and the IPilot link remote charged up.

    Got a...
  17. Tis' the season for mods! Redoing the dash in my boat...

    Thought I'd spend some time working on the old Weldcraft since I won't be taking it out til Spring. The old dash was okay, but not enough switches for the added equipment I installed, and I really...
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    Yes, you are correct. Navionics seems to have 1'...

    Yes, you are correct. Navionics seems to have 1' contours for most areas from what I am seeing, while the Lakemaster card is 10' at best.

    Loaded as much content onto the Navionics card yesterday...
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    Well, I just got off the phone with Navionics,...

    Well, I just got off the phone with Navionics, not happy at all right now!!! Seems that even though their "BoatingHD" app for my android device has full satellite imagery over the sonar map, their...
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    Yeah, there's a bit of difference between the...

    Yeah, there's a bit of difference between the versions of cards from what I've found while researching for my Helix. Its all very confusing, but I will say this, the Humminbird Lakemaster V3 does NOT...
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    12!?!?!?!? Freakin' huge! Wish I could afford to...

    12!?!?!?!? Freakin' huge! Wish I could afford to have that on my boat, but the Helix 7 will do for now. Curious, which sdcard did you go with, if you did? Got the Lakemaster V3, not super-happy with...
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    Nice! Helix 9 or 10? Looks pretty big, will be...

    Nice! Helix 9 or 10? Looks pretty big, will be nice for viewing from the back of your boat for sure!

    Chris
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    Well, after hours of comparing the G2 and the G3...

    Well, after hours of comparing the G2 and the G3 online, the biggest difference between the two is the new model has "mega" imaging, and I broke down and bought the G3. Buy once and cry once, right?...
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    Thanks for the info! I used that outletstore...

    Thanks for the info! I used that outletstore before, it was a disaster and I ended up having to contact BBB just to get them to refund my money on a product they never even had in stock! I'll check...
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    Would you guys mind posting the names of these...

    Would you guys mind posting the names of these businesses for me? Looking at the HELIX 7 CHIRP Mega SI G3N to tie into the new Terrova, was planning on getting it through Idaho Marine, but they don't...
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