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I fish mostly point au fer area. I have been trying to get a map source that has up to date satellite imagery. Everyone keeps saying platinum plus charts is what I need, but the imagery is from the early 90's and very inaccurate. I have a lowrance elite 5 dsi but will buy any gps necessary to get the imagery I need. Really am liking the lowrance 7 touch.

December 14, 2014 at 7:44pm

What is the BEST ice chest out there? I have to buy a new one almost every year. I use it as a seat in my kenner bay boat and throw it in my truck when needed other times.

March 29, 2011 at 10:11pm

I have a 2002 kenner 21 ft bay boat. I noticed it has a good bit of very thin cracks in a lot of places. Around the front seats, coming out from the center console, near the side, etc. How bad is this and will it cause rot or fatigue to a point to worry? Thanks.

June 20, 2010 at 1:58pm

I know this topic was recently covered but I dont remember. Which brand pole was it academy sells that has a lifetime warrenty? Thanks

January 10, 2009 at 7:47pm

Anyone think the trout will be in lost lake tomorrow morning? Want to take the little one there and hate to have her dissappointed!!

November 09, 2007 at 4:39pm

We went out this morning and limited out on specks (50) and also about 25 nice/fat white trout. The white trout were much bigger than most I have ever caught. As I was cleaning the fish and thinking about a million random thoughts from boredom and tiredness, I was wondering why the limit on specks is 25 and white trout is whatever size and as many as you want. I don't see why one is any more valuable to the habitat than the other??????????

September 23, 2007 at 7:00pm

I have a Garmin 498c and the depth has never really worked all that good from day one. Its only 6 months old. At first it worked most of the time (running & idling) and after a few weeks/months the depth only showed while is was idling. And slowly it has now become completely non operational in the depth reading all together. It either says 200 feet or just lines. I have checked the pickup on my boat and the wiring and nothing looks any different than when i hooked it up at first... Also the tide graph never shows the tides. It just shows the graph but no tide wave??? Any suggestions. Thanks (The gps and everything else works good)

September 12, 2007 at 8:47pm

Just want to give a very positive post and thanks to Cajun Outboards. After having my lower unit stolen, they got a new lower unit installed today after dropping off my boat tuesday night. They were very nice and wanted to get me back on the water faster than I could ask for. Hopefully if any other guys need help they can hook you up just as promptly. Going to rip some lips all weekend thanks to them. WooHoo.

September 01, 2006 at 10:43pm

It is very upsetting how people can be so disrespectful and down right violating. Someone had the kahoonies to steal my lower unit off my boat from my parents house where I have stored it the same place for the last 2 years. I pulled up at their house before work this morning and just glanced over at my boat and took a second look b/c what I saw did not even register in my head. My lower unit for my outboard was gone. This weekend some jerk deceided he need my lower unit more than I do. Talk about make a pretty unhappy monday for me. Called the insurance and have to pay my $750.00 deductable to get it back together. Cajun outboards said they have one in stock and will take care of it as soon as I get my boat over there. I just wanted to get on here and vent a little. Also, if by any chance someone hears of a used lower unit for sale for a 2005, 300 hpdi vmax with a 20 in shaft in good condition, PLEASE let me know, maybe it will be mine and I can bust that sucker. I am getting the word out there as much as possible. Who knows the theif may get stupid and open his mouth to the wrong person. This proves you just never know what kind of day you are going to wake up to!!!!!

August 28, 2006 at 6:05pm

I run my 22ft blazer bay with a 300 hpdi and hyd jack plate and get the right rpms (5700 to 6000 and 60mph to 65mph) with the stock 3 blade 23p prop. Anybody had much luck or knowledge on if a 4 blade would do better for speed/performance. thanks

July 15, 2006 at 7:27pm
A comment titled: igloo in response to a report titled: ice chest

I was checking out the Igloo marine 94 for about $170.00. It is what I have right now but is old and worn out. I just hate the way the hinges and latches break.

March 31, 2011 at 10:04am
A comment titled: nitto in response to a report titled: Tires

I had some nitto terra grapplers on my silverado 4X4 and will not get any more. They are quiet on pavement. I find in mud they would not clean out very good at all. I had to get pulled out several times at my camp. I have a friend with some on a ram 4X4 and hates them also.

March 07, 2010 at 7:59pm
A comment titled: carbs in response to a report titled: mercury 150 saltwater--carburated

I would suggest taking the plastic cover off the carburators and spray some carb cleaner into the front of them, into the fuel lines on the sides and any other orifice you can spray into easily. This would only take a few minutes. I had the same problem with my 2002 200 carburated merc. I installed a fuel shut of valve right after them pumper ball in my fuel line. Now when I get to the dock I turn the valve off and run the motor until it dies out. A very easy/permanent solution to not having a gummed up carburator.

March 07, 2010 at 7:52pm
A comment titled: jack plate in response to a report titled: Blazer Bay 2170

I had a 2220 with a jack plate and it was a great improvement. I would say a jack plate is a wise investment on just about any boat. I have always seen an improvement with one.

February 16, 2010 at 9:15am
A comment titled: psi in response to a report titled: Trailer tire question

Never fill your tires to max psi on any vehicle or trailer unless you are loaded down to max weight, which is probably seldom. Look at the weight rating for max psi on the tire and see what your rig weighs. I would say 35 to 40 psi would be correct. I see a lot of times vehicles come to my shop and have WAY to much air in the tires. Usually the minimun wage kids at tire shops see the max psi rating on tires and think that is what they should be run at. Maybe you should check your truck too.

May 29, 2009 at 8:48pm
A comment titled: merc in response to a report titled: Mercury Maintenance Near Baton Rouge

3rd vote for cajun, they have treated me exceptional in the past.
Any decent mechanic can recommend regular service items. This list is what I would suggest.
1. Service the lower unit.
2. Check one or two spark plugs to see how they are burning and if needed replace them.
3. Replace the water fuel seperator, if you have one.
4.Possibly replace water pump-- I have a good friend that owns a mercury shop and he recommends replacing the water pump every two years to keep the psi correct.
5. Clean or replace fuel filter under cowling.
6. Check belt to ensure its not getting cracked.

February 12, 2009 at 6:44pm
A comment titled: a little info in response to a report titled: New Ride

I had a blazer and loved it. The only complaint is when I would stop and fish with a few guys in the boat, water would drain through the rear lower deck drains onto the floor. I bought some plugs at cajun outboards designed for this issue and the problem was solved!! Good luck and nice rig.

February 05, 2009 at 5:34pm
A comment titled: . in response to a report titled: Average Age


January 14, 2009 at 12:17pm
A comment titled: decent in response to a report titled: Pinckneyville RD - Woodville Mississppi

My dad and I own some land on pinckneyville rd. It is not that bad. We only shoot bucks that are out past the ears. The people around us run dogs and dont really care much about size. We have cameras all over our property and have a decent amount of racks on film, considering the surrounding hunters. A few days ago my dad downed an 11 point with a drop tine and a 18 1/2 inside spread that weighed just over 200#s. Last weekend he got a 10 pt over 200#s and a 17 inch spread.

December 29, 2008 at 8:16pm
A comment titled: lighting issues in response to a report titled: 2007 Chevy Silverado Brake Light Problem

The brake light switch could very well be the problem but the brake lights also run through the turn signal switch on the older chevys and I am pretty sure it does on the newer ones too. I own a mechanic shop and change lots of turn signal switches on chevy vehicles for brake light problems. Make sure you check every fuse b/c they might get voltage from another circuit also. Good luck!

October 06, 2008 at 12:39pm
A comment titled: ? in response to a report titled: Spray in liner

I was thinking of getting a liner sprayed in my aluminum boat also. I just don't know if it would be slippery when it gets wet.

March 03, 2008 at 7:20pm
A comment titled: id in response to a report titled: Skull ID Help

From the looks of it, i believe it was a large carp!!

November 17, 2007 at 12:28pm
A comment titled: yep in response to a report titled: 24 volt

Its very easy, but it seems weird while doing it. I thought I was going to burn my wires but it hasn't failed me yet.

October 08, 2007 at 6:08pm
A comment titled: batteries in response to a report titled: 24 volt

I recently had the same delima while installing an on board charger. I read the instructions with the unit and it was unclear to me. So I just hooked it up to each battery like they were not in a 24 volt setup. I assume you are using a single battery charger. I would just hook it up to one battery as if it were not connected to the other battery and charge away!! I don't think you will have a problem.

October 08, 2007 at 5:55pm
A comment titled: paint in response to a report titled: Painting an aluminum boat

I had the same issue with my boat. I went to vida paint and they gave me the type of primer and paint to use. I came home and painted my rig with a brush and roller. I got a light gray color. It turned out pretty darn nice and was EASY. It almost looks like i knew what i was doing!!!!! Good luck

June 30, 2007 at 9:38am
A comment titled: dont like em in response to a report titled: Opinions please...

I had a few CMC jack plates and never really cared for them. I had wiring problems with them and did not like the design at all. I now have a detwiler and love it. It is much more heavy duty and better built then the others i've seen and used.

June 15, 2007 at 1:48pm
A comment titled: YAMAHA !!!!! in response to a report titled: atv reviews

I have always owned yamaha and will only own them. I have had a warrior, bigwheel, banshee, timberwolf, wolverine, grizzly, two street bikes and all outboards yamaha. Never had any give one bit of trouble nor leave me stranded. Rode them all extremely hard and NEVER had one problem except this summer had to replace a leaking seal on the grizzly carburator. Thats it!!

October 29, 2006 at 7:44pm
A comment titled: unplug lights? in response to a report titled: Need Plenty Advice?????

You guys must not have trailer brakes. If you have brakes on your trailer you cant unplug the wires before you back up. The brakes will lock up if you do unplug them.

October 15, 2006 at 6:07pm
A comment titled: pathetic vandals in response to a report titled: Back on the water!!!!!!!

My boat was in Morgan City. My motor is a 2005 Yamahog 300 hpdi vmax (20 inch shaft). Although it doesn't look like i will be doing much fishing soon. I recently noticed my steering bracket is bent pretty bad where it mounts from the motor to the piston. I think someone over trimmed my motor and I did not see it happen. Now I'm gonna have to replacing the whole hyd. steering piston assembly. This is the only way to repair it. They tell me you cant buy just the top bracket. Bummer. There goes another couple hundred bucks. I guess when it rains it pours. If anyone knows of a economical place to buy steering parts please let me know. It is a sea star unit. Thanks.

September 02, 2006 at 4:51pm
A comment titled: maps in response to a report titled: Trout at the Beach Again

Try going to Its pretty neat. Just download the free version. It shows you anywhere you want to see. Just zoom in and the names of bayous and places pops up. It shows oyster bayou but you have to have a general idea where to look. Check it out!!

August 01, 2006 at 11:44am
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