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  1. LOL...Weeds, I never heard of any of those. Are you toying with an old man?
  2. You should post a tying video....awesome looking bug. Do you use primarily for trout?
  3. Damn....not available outside Canada.
  4. If I had to pick one for the French River, it would be the Rebel Pop R. Everything, including muskies, attack them. Easiest my favorite smallmouth bait if I'm not fishing below 10 feet.
  5. I've got a Crestliner 16' 9' tiller....love it...tons of storage
  6. I'm pretty friggin teared up listening to these tunes. Got Bless our vets, and those that didn't make it home.
  7. Going to be buying one for my new boat. Basically only using for depth and bottom structure, weeds etc. Any recommendations? Also, I would like to use a separate small as possible battery to run this. Need some advice here as well
  8. Finally...success! Found a short you tube video by "the Weekend Angler" that showed the process, and sequence (very important) pretty clearly for both footpedal and remote. After viewing it one more time over a cup of coffee, I decided to try again. I started with the foot pedal in the recommended sequence and...still nada. On a hunch I changed from the preloaded batteries and repeated sequence....voila! Next, the remote. It didn't work. Decided to change batteries in this. Voila again! Hopefully that is the end of my problems. Thoughts: 1) Why didn't the dealer include the instructions? 2) Why put batteries in units before they are going to be used. 3) Obviously, the dealer was wrong when he said service tech ran the motor in prep. One final comment. This unit is a whine to get back into horizontal position. At least for someone in their 70's. Any Ix5 users out there experience this?
  9. Some progress. Changed fuse, and hooked up battery ....no go. I was doing this with the motor still in the non lowered position. I decided to Lower it just to see how easy it was and voila ...two of the indicator lights came on, so battery was effectively powered to motor. The other two lights had to do with synching to wireless foot pedal. That was the next step....pushed the required button(s) on the pedal; to no effect. I did check to see if there were batteries in the pedal....there were. So, one step forward, but not far enough to get things working.
  10. Just picked up a very nice looking Crestliner Pro 1650 Tiller on Friday. Towed up to my cabin today, and I'm loading it with my gear. Decided to check the trolling motor and get nothing. It's a Motor Guide IX5 with GPS control. Wiring to battery looks good, battery is fully charged, but nothing. There are 4 indicator lights on the motor which should have lit ups when it has juice. Of course, the dealer is 3 hours away, and was of no help over the phone (understandably with seeing everything). They had me try a couple things but nada. Anyone have any thoughts?
  11. Shag...go for it! I have no idea how I lasted 22 years.
  12. Done deal.....closed the deal yesterday.
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