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About dbjpb

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  • About Me:
    If not snowboarding I like to bicycle or kayak .
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    Kayak fishing, snowboarding, bicycling
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    I am a data base administrator for shop rite

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  1. Paddled for about 4 miles. No fish to be found.
  2. Heading out back tonight for some blue fish. First trip of the year. Hope to find some gators around.
  3. The great thing about duct seal is if you don't like the location you can pretty easily move it. It works great for most fish finders. If you have side scan imaging it will not work. Good luck with your install. If you are having issues with the fish finder you can always drop the transducer in the water for a quick test. If you can store your battery and fish finder transducer in the opening near your seat that would be fine. You will likely need some type of a fitting to pull wires from below the deck for the fish finder. If you want a professional seal hobie makes a thru hull wiring kit . It is pretty good but a bit pricey. Think carefully about where you want to drill the hole to pass the wires through the deck. You really don't want to have extra holes in your kayak. Are you car topping your kayak or pulling it on a trailer ? Some people like a clean deck so they can slide the kayak onto the bars on top of the vehicle to transport it. What ever type of fitting you use I prefer to keep it in a location that does not make it more difficult to slide my kayak onto the bars upside down. Some people like to transport their ride right side up . I do not. Also think about where you want to locate your fish finder. If you need to paddle make sure the fish finder is not in the way. I like to keep one side of may kayak clear. This way I can fish from that side without any obstructions. I will also use this side to self rescue. Some people use a plastic container to store their battery. Utube has lots of video's on how to install a fish finder. I like to be able to put all electronics below deck for surf launches and landings. It would help if you could access the hatch you are putting the gear in while being on the water. Also there are many opinions on the use of a fuse for your kayak. Good luck with your installation
  4. Perhaps next time they will dress for water temp not air temp? Maybe a hand pump to pump out water before you sink? What kind of kayak was that sinking?
  5. I hope the blue fish arrive soon
  6. had replacement parts from 2018. Replaced and lubricated the valve. Seems to be holding air now. Thanks for all the suggestions.
  7. Thanks Cheech. I just got off the phone with Wheeleez. 30 cm tires are out of stock. And a bargain at only 58 dollars plus shipping. They expect them some time next month. Maybe time to find a new ride.
  8. Thanks for the tip
  9. These tire are not worth the money. Leaking again. I found this on line Remedy: Tighten valve core with valve core tool available inexpensively from any car or bike shop. (shown to the left) On rare occasion, the valve core sticks in the slightly open position permitting air to escape the tire. It is very easy to replace valve cores. Simply go to any auto parts store or bicycle shop and pick up a valve core tool and replacement valve core. Using the tool, exchange the new valve for the sticky one and you're done!
  10. Thule xsporter. Truck bed rack connected to Toyota Tacoma . Mounts to bed rails. A bit pricey.
  11. Had a similar experience with my ray marine dragon fly transducer. In water I would lose .5 mph. I put it in the hull with duct seal. Works like a champ. No over heating. Was told by raymarine it works better in the water? I have not noticed any difference in performance of the fish finder in duct seal in the hull. Good luck with your decision.
  12. I find it very difficult to pick the right base layer in the spring. I often try to dress for the air temp to be comfortable fishing. I have a semi dry suit from Kokatat. If I dress for water temp on a warm day I will over heat? My thought is if I end up in The water I should be able to self rescue. If my kayak sinks I would need to swim to shore. Not sure that is very realistic option. 70 degree air temp 50 degree water temp not sure what is the proper amount of base layers? I am pretty comfortable with shorts and a t shirt under my dry suit on a warm day. It is amazing how much warmer I become with my pfd on. That complicates the decision even more?
  13. If you wear a pfd it cuts down on the dry suits ability to breathe. That will cause you to dehydrate or over heat quicker. I guess the best solution is to bring more water. I have run out many times myself.
  14. Thanks for the update. Good information.