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by Sideburns
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....

Might want to confirm those batteries are actually Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) instead of Lithium Ion (LiCoO2) as labeled. The chemistry is different between the two and, from my research, it appears KS Energy sells both but labels them accordingly. Good read - https://batteryuniversity.com/le...
by Sideburns
Sat Mar 23, 2019 12:12 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: New Boat/Motor thoughts.
Replies: 24
Views: 1150

Re: New Boat/Motor thoughts.

I have moved my fish finder on this 15 ft boat a few times. Happy now. I mounted the base with only 2 of the 4 holes to the 1 inch wide side rail. I like to use 3/16 aluminum pop rivets to mount my accessories because they never rust or loosen up. Been that way for years now and is still solid. 2019...
by Sideburns
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

Looking at the stocking plan for 2019 (got an early copy from wdfw) and noticed theyre going to be stocking kokanee in July (only Meridian, Angle & Sawyer for region 4) this year. Previous plants for some of the better kokanee fishing seasons were stocked in May) Last few years have been in June. Wo...
by Sideburns
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....

More power- At high power, 50% battery life left, the voltage to the trolling motor might be less than 10v with a conventional battery, with a LiFePO4 lithium battery the voltage will likely be close to 13v (using a 12v motor). less than 1/2 the weight- in a small boat that equates to more power and...
by Sideburns
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....

Bulk charge should work well at that voltage, I wonder what the effect of a float charge of 13.1 (common 12v maintainer voltage) would be on those? I would guess that those batts have some charge built in charge control too? Interested in your results, good luck.
by Sideburns
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Advice on I-pilot/Bow Mount Minn Kota?
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Advice on I-pilot/Bow Mount Minn Kota?

Spot lock (anchor) on my 2016 model minn kota i pilot saltwater motor is lucky to stay within 20ft. Ive heard that they have improved that within the last few years.
by Sideburns
Wed Mar 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Advice on I-pilot/Bow Mount Minn Kota?
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Advice on I-pilot/Bow Mount Minn Kota?

Mine is newer and you nailed it. I got a Garmin fish finder and did not realize they would not talk to each other until I already had everything. Setting a track with zig zags is a bit of a pain with the remote but once set you can tell it to go to either end and repeat, or do a big circle over and...
by Sideburns
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Products & Gear
Topic: Advice on I-pilot/Bow Mount Minn Kota?
Replies: 8
Views: 816

Re: Advice on I-pilot/Bow Mount Minn Kota?

Wow, just looked up your boat model. Nearly identical to our 1996 lund 1600 angler. Same little side console steering also. (difficult to add enclosed top!) We have a 12v 55lb minn kota rip tide with Ipilot link (networked to the humminbird fish finder). 55 lb is not enough for us in the salt or in ...
by Sideburns
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Bass Fishing
Topic: Portable aerator recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 340

Re: Portable aerator recommendations

Thanks, I was pretty proud of myself.
by Sideburns
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

I hate to even think this thought, but where would one look for proof that the kokanee ever even made it to the lake? This is not to be misinterpreted as an accusation, the idea of wasting so much thought and research on a "cause that never was" just bugs the heck out of me. Has anyone seen a kokane...
by Sideburns
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Website Requests
Topic: New Look. Someone Has To Start It...
Replies: 11
Views: 471

Re: New Look. Someone Has To Start It...

Looks nice for sure. Funny thing, the background that is visible at the edges of this window are almost an exact fit to my desktop background!
by Sideburns
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Trout and Kokanee Fishing
Topic: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance
Replies: 14
Views: 2867

Re: Lake Meridian kokanee disappearance

Never got a phone call returned. I did connect with a few emails, and got answers related to lack of funding for proper research. My feeling as of late is that the department of wildlife is so frustrated with insufficient funding that they just dont care anymore.... to the point of sabotage. Last ye...
by Sideburns
Sat Mar 16, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: New Boat/Motor thoughts.
Replies: 24
Views: 1150

Re: New Boat/Motor thoughts.

hewesfisher wrote:
Sideburns wrote:Now comes the work! Rod holders, fish finders, downriggers oh my......
That's the fun part where you make your boat "yours". [cool]

Yeah, after you get over the first hole drilled in the new boat..... They hurt less with time.
by Sideburns
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....
Replies: 20
Views: 691

Re: Who Wants To Test My Imported LiFePO4 Batteries....

Dont have a 24v motor to offer, but Ive been dying to play with one of those 12v lead acid replacement lion batteries. Even thought about trying to make one out of 18650 battery cells. As far as your voltage reading, Lithium Iron Phosphate cells are "supposed" to be fully charged at 3.6 static volta...
by Sideburns
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: New Boat/Motor thoughts.
Replies: 24
Views: 1150

Re: New Boat/Motor thoughts.

Mike10gs wrote:Thanks everyone who gave me there experience and advice. I ended up getting the 16'Lund wc with 20hp Suzuki.
Should be ready to pick up Saturday. Super excited.
Now comes the work! Rod holders, fish finders, downriggers oh my......
by Sideburns
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Mandate Barbless Hooks For Lake Sammamish
Replies: 30
Views: 1703

Re: Mandate Barbless Hooks For Lake Sammamish

Thanks for your input fishingtenor. I'm curious about those crawfish traps of the 70's. This is the first ive heard of that. Do you have any idea of what the university's goal was? I would imagine it would take hundreds if not thousands of traps to have such an effect? A quick google search shows th...
by Sideburns
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Mandate Barbless Hooks For Lake Sammamish
Replies: 30
Views: 1703

Re: Mandate Barbless Hooks For Lake Sammamish

Sharphooks, I enjoyed the discussion and I honestly have taken your concerns to heart. Civil discussions like these plant seeds that bring about change. These native cutts and the last of the native kokanee strains are very important to me too.
by Sideburns
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Mandate Barbless Hooks For Lake Sammamish
Replies: 30
Views: 1703

Re: Mandate Barbless Hooks For Lake Sammamish

Ive got a little different point of view on the subject.... I am doubtful that changing the fishing regulations will have much effect on the fishery at all. This is not to say that any fishery can survive a no limits free for all, as we all know what's happened in american fisheries' history. I have...
by Sideburns
Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: 2-stroke motors, huh??
Replies: 17
Views: 1205

Re: 2-stroke motors, huh??

Brings up a question..... How is the crankshaft and piston rod lubricated?