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General Bass Fishing Talk / Custom Crankbait Review
« Last post by Curt on September 18, 2020, 01:30:40 PM »
I finished a new tackle review today.

Lure Me In Crankbaits Review.

These baits are made by BBB member @LureMeInCrankbaits

Check it out here: https://www.tackletest.com/lure-me-in-crankbaits-crankbait-review/
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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: Added This To The Talon
« Last post by Curt on September 02, 2020, 04:06:05 PM »
I tried out the new anchor light on Friday night. Wow!!

It is incredibly bright, to say the least  (giggle)
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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: Added This To The Talon
« Last post by Jig Man on August 29, 2020, 04:23:12 PM »
That is a neat idea.  I never have liked those tall stern lights.
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Shallow Water Anchors / Added This To The Talon
« Last post by Curt on August 27, 2020, 03:33:59 PM »
Added this to the top of the Talon this week!

I wanted to try to eliminate my rear pole light, if possible, since it gets in the way when someone is fishing from my rear deck at night. And, it's just one more piece of hardware I need to have in my boat.

Now I won't have to worry about that.

Oh, and this thing is super bright. It makes the original pole light look like a kid's toy flashlight operating on old AAA batteries  (giggle)

And in case anyone is wondering, yes, it does stick up above the outboard, so it can be seen from any angle.





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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: New Addition to the G3!
« Last post by Jig Man on August 24, 2020, 10:30:36 AM »
I am sure glad it is working for you.  What you have stated is why I bought power poles when I traded boats.  However, the water was too deep for them to do me any good so I took them off and sold them.
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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: New Addition to the G3!
« Last post by Curt on August 23, 2020, 01:31:25 PM »
I've had the opportunity to use the Talon on several trips now, and I have to say that I absolutely love it.

No more squeak. And having the ability to stick that spike at the touch of a button and fish an area thoroughly, or weigh and tag a fish without having to worry about blowing 50 yards from where I caught it is a huge plus for me.

It also comes in handy when guiding, and a I have to tend to a client to unhook a fish or re-tie their line, etc.

Definitely the best money I have spent since I bought my Helix back in the winter.

I will be adding a second one sometime during 2021 if all goes well  :nod:
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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: New Addition to the G3!
« Last post by Curt on August 17, 2020, 08:24:37 AM »
@Nightmare Good points for sure.

The noise was actually much worse in the video because of the fact that the unit was laying on its side, causing much more pressure to be on those surfaces than normal. There is usually no weight at all on them, since the mechanism deploys straight down.

If I had to do it over again, I would have laid the unit on its back, not on its side.

As for the root cause of the noise, it looked to me that everything was aligned properly, but I may have missed something. Time will tell, and I am definitely keeping an eye (and ear) on it as I use it on the water, to make sure there is nothing amiss.  :nod:

Oh, and as for disassembling and removing, it literally only takes 4-5 minutes to do so. Another few minutes to spray it with lube and 5 minutes to put it back on. 15ish minutes total.

The tilt bracket would definitely cut that down to less than 5 minutes, but not sure that I want to drop $200 for that bracket quite yet  (hmm)
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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: New Addition to the G3!
« Last post by Nightmare on August 17, 2020, 01:36:40 AM »
Kudos on your troubleshooting and fix. Good explanatory and concise video.  :thumbup:

My observation though, is - what's the problem that's causing the noise? In other words, you've addressed the noise (symptom) but not the problem (cause). Only reason I point this out is, its possible the unaddressed cause could result in a future larger issue or failure. From the sound of it I might hazard a guess that something is binding, misaligned or misformed. It's seemingly obvious that 'something' is being used as bearing-surface in a manner not intended.

Just throwing that out there.

Unless a fellow has one of those tilt brackets, that's gonna be a tedious and repetitive task to perform - dismantling and reassembling.  (hmm)

Glad you got'im quieted down, though!  (yes)
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Shallow Water Anchors / Re: New Addition to the G3!
« Last post by Curt on August 16, 2020, 01:25:19 PM »
Nope. Absolutely not  (nope)

I was able to fix it and then used it Friday night during an overnight tourney.

It worked flawlessly and helped me immensely as the wind increased during the tourney.

I posted about how to fix it here: https://www.bassboatboards.com/index.php/topic,2370.new.html
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Shallow Water Anchors / How to Fix a Squeaky or Squealy Minn Kota Talon
« Last post by Curt on August 16, 2020, 01:24:26 PM »
I recently had to fix my Minn Kota Talon to stop a squeaking noise it was making.

I spent a few days doing some research and then used what I had learned to do the job myself, instead of taking it into a service center.

Here's a video to show you what I did, and how to fix yours too.

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Custom Crankbait Review by Curt
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Re: Added This To The Talon by Jig Man
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Added This To The Talon by Curt
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Re: New Addition to the G3! by Jig Man
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Re: New Addition to the G3! by Curt
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