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> downriggers, fixed or adjustable boom
Posted: Sep 27, 2018 - 09:45 am


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I would definetly recommend the Scotty 1101(30" boom) for your 16' boat. I went with them for me 16' Stanley tiller cause they are easy to work with and easy to reach the clip when resetting and I've had zero issues with tangling or any other issues and my boat has a 72" beam if memory serves me right. They are also really powerful, bring a 10lb ball up in seconds. They came with almost everything you need except the wires and cannon balls, wait till they go on sale at cabelas and what you save should be enough to pay for those things.

As for your next question about fishfinders/gps I'd recommend Humminbird helix 7. Easy to use easy to read, and comes with the navionics card and doesn't break the bank.

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Posted: Sep 28, 2018 - 11:51 am


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thanks for your response,
The Scotty 1101 30" boom is what I'm thinking but still on the fence between the 30 or 24, and as far as the helix 7, your bang on exactly what i have been looking at. Any thoughts on portable marine radio's?

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Posted: Sep 30, 2018 - 03:35 pm

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QUOTE (fire29 @ Sep 28, 2018 - 11:51 am)
Any thoughts on portable marine radio's?

They are pretty much all made at the same factory so to speak, they all have to meet the same minimum standard for the electronics portion. Some with have better waterproofing and a couple of extra features. I don't know if you can pair the portable radios with GPS, an important feature if you're out in the big water. I started with a hand held, but they just don't have the power to go the distance. Do yourself a favour and get the full size one, price is pretty much the same. When it comes to antennas, don't buy anything short, 8' ones go the distance.


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