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by PhishingNole
June 12th, 2021, 9:00 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric

Slightly over idle and it wanders just slightly. Anything more than that and it handles wonderfully. No trouble getting on plane, no porpoising, very dry ride. I like to put in at Shields and occasionally do a river ride with the family, so low speed is common. It's a Century 1701. It's a v-hull, so...
by PhishingNole
June 11th, 2021, 9:44 am
Forum: Boating
Topic: Xpress Shallow Water Bay 22
Replies: 15
Views: 1015

Re: Xpress Shallow Water Bay 22

Here's a 20' for sale in Perry:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/it ... 380172536/

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by PhishingNole
June 11th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: I-10 to 7 Bridges on the upper Aucilla
Replies: 13
Views: 1169

Re: I-10 to 7 Bridges on the upper Aucilla

Wrong thread.


by PhishingNole
June 10th, 2021, 8:26 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric

Juan - I do have an anode and it is centered and in good shape. The boat wanders left and right equally. Nole.. a four blade prop provides more thrust and promotes a smoother cruise speed. I believe that’s where FWC was hinting at. Have you tried to redistribute your weight in the vessel? Sent from ...
by PhishingNole
June 10th, 2021, 4:13 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric

Trimming up on the motor seems to make things worse. Can't imagine how a four-blade would make that much of a difference over a three blade, but I may try it down the road. The purpose of this thread is about the trim tabs. When you say ehh, is that meaning you don't think it will work? I've looked ...
by PhishingNole
June 10th, 2021, 3:43 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric

FishWithChris wrote:....is your center line in the boat straight or warped at all?

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As far as I can tell (visually) it is straight. The boat wanders left and right equally, and tracks straight at speed, so I have no reason to believe it's warped.

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by PhishingNole
June 10th, 2021, 2:18 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Re: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric

I have never heard that trim tabs would help with low speed steering, but I guess it helps steady the rear of the boat and keep it on track. Did you notice the same behavior with the cable steering? Is your engine tilted up when idling? I have noticed that my 17' Mako ProSkiff wanders a lot more wh...
by PhishingNole
June 10th, 2021, 2:01 pm
Forum: Boating
Topic: Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric
Replies: 13
Views: 644

Trim Tabs: Self-Leveling vs Electric

TL:DR - for the purpose of improving low speed tracking and reducing wander, is the added cost of electric tabs worth it over Self-Leveling tabs? I have a 17' bay boat that is giving me fits with low speed wandering. I feel like the town drunk riding up and down the river. I don't mean the slight wa...
by PhishingNole
June 7th, 2021, 8:36 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks 6/5/21
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: St. Marks 6/5/21

Haha, yes I meant Florida Pompano. He chomped on a slam shady under a popping cork.

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by PhishingNole
June 7th, 2021, 4:39 pm
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: St. Marks 6/5/21
Replies: 4
Views: 715

St. Marks 6/5/21

Took the family fishing on the east flats Saturday morning (7:30-12:00) trying to snag a Redfish and then a Spanish Mackerel at my wife's request. Needed to be a quick trip, so Dog Island wasn't an option. Missed on the reds and macks, but did catch a mess of trout and a few African Pompano [EDIT: F...
by PhishingNole
May 28th, 2021, 3:40 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Looking for a new house where I can park my boat
Replies: 13
Views: 1429

Re: Looking for a new house where I can park my boat

Unfortunately, you've picked the worst possible time to buy a house and land. Prices are off the deep end high, and homes rarely sell for only asking price. People are throwing cash at real estate right now. A lot of people believe a real estate correction (best case) or crash (at least a decent cha...
by PhishingNole
May 25th, 2021, 9:13 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fish bit someone at St marks sandbar
Replies: 17
Views: 1215

Re: Fish bit someone at St marks sandbar

Are y’all catching the puffers on live bait? We’ve been fishing the refuge every weekend since March ( too windy to get offshore) and haven’t caught a single one. Plenty of reds and trout, but no trash fish. I can't get out if the damn things. They've destroyed a bunch of tackle and a net for me. S...
by PhishingNole
May 21st, 2021, 6:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fish bit someone at St marks sandbar
Replies: 17
Views: 1215

Re: Fish bit someone at St marks sandbar

DEMON wrote:OK, I'll say it. Do people still use Facebook?
Quite a bit more than forums.

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by PhishingNole
May 21st, 2021, 10:10 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fish bit someone at St marks sandbar
Replies: 17
Views: 1215

Re: Fish bit someone at St marks sandbar

Can they open their jaws that wide? Seems like if they wanted to bite someone there wouldn't be much flesh left.

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by PhishingNole
May 19th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Inshore Fishing Reports
Topic: SPANISH MACKS
Replies: 30
Views: 3595

Re: SPANISH MACKS

Resurrecting this thread for a little input. I've always tossed Spanish Macks back until reading this thread convinced me to keep the next one I caught. We had a rough day this weekend fishing and caught one good keeper fish, a Spanish Mackerel. Brought it home, filleted per instructions above makin...