I've got a new fishing Buddy

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Salmonseeker
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I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Salmonseeker » Wed Sep 07, 2011 7:45 am

Just installed a Raymarine SPX 5 Sports Pilot, I took it out Monday to commision it and boy does it work great. While I was going thru the set up in Mallets Bay I notice there was alot of marks on my graph so when I finished threw down a couple of lines. Now that I have a driver for my boat that don't want to hog the rods or complain that I'm taking his turn,I had all the time I needed to set up. Once I had everything set up 35ft & 47ft on the riggers started to catching white perch,I did catch a couple of small salmon on brass & green but just getting out was well worth it and worth the investment for the auto pilot.
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Reelax
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Re: I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Reelax » Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:07 pm

Nice, would love a new auto pilot... But its way down the list... :(
Salmonseeker
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Re: I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Salmonseeker » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:04 pm

Reelax they are not that costly I got mine for $1,536.00 from Ultimate Passage it is realy worth the money.
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Re: I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Digitroll (Ron) » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:40 pm

Congratulations Don! Once you have an AP like a sonar / gps / temp probe you will never be without one. :mrgreen: :lol:
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Re: I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Wed Sep 07, 2011 9:47 pm

Hi Salmonseeker,
Getting an autopilot is on my wishlist.
Can you provide some details about your unit, and what is involved for the installation.
Is it a "kit" that you buy and install on your own?
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Salmoneye
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Re: I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Salmoneye » Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:16 am

I want to see it someday!
THere was a young man from Nantucket...
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Re: I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Salmonseeker » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:34 pm

Gecha,
It was actualy very easy to install once you figure out where you won't to put it, I did mine in about 3 hrs ( got thrusty took longer). The most important item is the compass it should be as close to center as possible. I have a Starc Fishmaster i just put it in up front where I store my life jackets. Any time you won't to take a look just let me know. You can go on Raymarine and down load the instalation guide.
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Re: I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Salmonseeker » Thu Sep 08, 2011 5:35 pm

Eye just let me know when you would like to go out and I will pick you up on the way thru.
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Re: I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Gecha (Gerry) » Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:48 pm

Thanks for the info, I will check Raymarine web site for more details.
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Re: I've got a new fishing Buddy

Postby Silver Fox » Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:07 pm

Just let Eagor drive, I love mine.

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