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  1. Gonna go with the wireline after I get my lazy a$$ in gear and do a good clean / lube. Probably just gonna carry it around as a backup to a 706Z but hopefully give it a little use now and then. Thx all for the input.
  2. Not to hijack the topic ... compound and wax make complete sense. (When there isn't much cleaning needed I use 3M Cleaner and Wax.) However, in the cockpit and on the foredeck I really don't want to wax those surfaces very much. (It's a '77 and the non=skid is not very robust.) So a light compounding makes it look good but what about protecting the deck without too much slipping and sliding? Btw - what brand of compound is best for a light cleaning?
  3. Good thought on the drag. Johnny change out the drag stack and a cracked drag knob years ago when I was having some drag issues. Maybe lack of drag is a better description. But I'm sure it's not the ht-100 you mentioned. FWIW this reel is so old it originally had leather drag washers. I have 40 # PP on my 706Z (that one's only about 20 yrs old) and never had a problem with it.
  4. Saw this on a VA fishing board and thought I'd pass it along. Don't know anything more about it. VA. proposal to eliminate spring rockfishing On April 23, 2019, the Marine Resources Commission will consider an emergency staff proposal to eliminate the Bay, Coastal and Potomac River Tributaries Spring Trophy-size Striped Bass Recreational Fisheries described in Chapter 4 VAC 20-252-10 et seq. The justifications for this proposal include the status of the coastal striped bass stock that is overfished. This means the spawning stock is low and not biologically stable. Overfishing has been occurring for several years meaning the rate of striped bass removals from the stock has caused an overfished condition. The number of striped bass harvested recreationally by Virginia fisheries has declined markedly since 2010 when 368 thousand striped bass were harvested from all tidal Virginia waters. In 2018, preliminary recreational striped bass harvest is less than 52 thousand fish. The reporting rate for the trophy-size recreational striped bass fisheries has been low and ranged from 37 percent to 50 percent, from 2015 through 2018. All these factors have contributed to the staff proposal for these emergency actions, and section ยง 28.2-210 of the Code of Virginia authorizes these amendments for the protection of the striped bass resource. The emergency amendments proposed by staff include: 1) elimination of the open season for the Bay spring trophy-size striped bass recreational fishery of May 1 through June 15, inclusive, whereby a 36-inch minimum size limit has been in effect; 2) elimination of the open season for the Coastal spring trophy-size striped bass recreational fishery of May 1 through May 15, inclusive, whereby a 36-inch minimum size limit has been in effect; and, 3) elimination of the open season for the Potomac River tributaries spring striped bass recreational fishery of April 20 through May 15, inclusive, whereby a 35 inch minimum size limit is in effect. Staff proposes an effective date of April 29, 2019 for the emergencyregulation. If the Commission adopts the emergency regulation, a public hearing on this issue would be requested for May 28, 2019. Please check back after April 23rd to see if the Commission has approved the staff proposal to eliminate the Spring Trophy-size Striped Bass fisheries
  5. Rlan - looks great. Wish I had that much space on my dash. This install is going to be a PITA. Just wondering - in the Garmin install instructions online, it lists the "Compass Safe" distance as 21.7 inches. Obviously, your Elite is much closer than that to your compass. Since you've obviously you've researched these chart plotters way more than me ... any idea why the Garmin calls for so much more distance?
  6. Thx all. I'd heard somewhere that braid generally didn't work well with old spinners. Thought I remembered something about a "modern" line that did well and as soon as it was mentioned I remembered it was Fireline. I've used Fireline Crystal on smaller reels in the past and was happy with it. Sounds like everyone is suggesting Original. Any particular reason? 107nyc - Ah, the old curved lip. Thx for the reminder. Did the overfill thing once waaaay back. Not an easy mess to forget. Not to hijack my own thread but ... can anyone suggest the best grease to lube this old beast with? It hasn't been cleaned / lubed in like 20 years. Old lube is still soft and plentiful and everything moves nicely but I'd feel better starting it out fresh.
  7. I have a Penn Greenie (circa about 1966) that I've been thinking about using again now and then. The last time I put line on it (maybe 2000) I used 20# clear Ande. Since then lines have evolved a bunch. Can anyone suggest which of todays line(s) would work well on this relic?
  8. Just a follow-up on the GT vs CV transducers. According to Garmin the CV is definitely NOT just a new model. The CV indeed does not have a center element and stitches a center view from the side scan elements. Also, the GT provides a significantly narrow bean that the CV. There are other differences as well but those seem to be the most important. Bottom line is that for deeper water the GT is the much better choice. Depending on what site / reviewer you look at, the suggested cut off point (where you want the GT and not the CV) is anywhere from 30' to over 100'. Which, of course, is not very helpful. As for that respected marine electronics shop (bricks and mortar BTW) that I contacted ... I guess I consider them a whole lot less respected now.
  9. Really glad to hear that maybe this situation is going to be taken seriously. Thx for your continued commitment and informative updates.
  10. Thx for the info Rlan. Just talked with a respected marine electronics shop here in MD and was told '... same thing. A 51 is a 51. Just a new model ...'. Who knows???
  11. So ... what's the difference between the gt51 and the CV51M-TM? Anybody know?
  12. Huh! Looked all over the duper and found no model number. Never thought to check the cable. Duh! Mine says the same.
  13. I was wondering about the duper with the bundle I got. The packaging doesn't mention the duper model but lists the specs and the Garmin site just says mid-range duper. Researching the specs from the packaging against Garmin transducers online, it appears that the Gt51 is the one that I received. When I saw the list price I was rather surprised.
  14. When I called Tackle Direct to see how long the price would be good for they told me they had sold the last one "yesterday". Went to Goggle Shopping and it still had the unit at 499.99 from Tackle Direct. I figured that Google just hadn't updated yet. My wife says what the heck , try it anyway and places an order. Two days later it was on our doorstep.. Whoda thunk? Sorry you didn't have any luck..
  15. Thx for the info all. Still pondering the issue and came up with a bit of a quandary. The buffers I've looked at so far are all one speed models rated between 4,000 and 4,800 OPM. For 3M Cleaner and Wax (which is what I use the most) 3M recommends a buffer speed between 1,500 and 2,000. Does anyone know if the higher speeds are really a problem? PS - My father was a carpenter and always taught me to buy the best tools you can afford because the good stuff almost always pays for itself many times over. Haven't proven him wrong yet. But for a once a year polish on an old 20' boat that will NEVER see compound again (or anything more aggressive than Cleaner/Wax) I'm having a hard time going better than maybe a mid-range Black & Decker. And I'm 64 so who knows how long I'll use the damn thing. Definitely more research is needed.