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#11074330 - 08/31/15 08:52 AM Pros and their long runs?
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Just wondering if they disconnect their hot foots for tournaments that they know they are making long runs. I know my foot gets tired after 10 minutes. These guys are filling up with gas twice a day. How easy is it to dissconnect the hot foot and reconnect after a tournament?


Edited by bigcat85 (08/31/15 08:52 AM)

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#11074353 - 08/31/15 09:03 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
James Biggs Online   content
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I never have disconnected mine. I've ran 240 miles in a day so I know what you mean about you foot getting tired. I have never seen any other pros disconnect theirs.


Edited by James Biggs (08/31/15 09:03 AM)

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#11074360 - 08/31/15 09:05 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
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The new evenrude has both hot foot and hand throttle

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#11074365 - 08/31/15 09:07 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
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that really surprises me. expecially on river tournament(long runs on flat water). i got a new power head a couple weeks ago and thought about dissconecting just for the breakin period!lol!

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#11074366 - 08/31/15 09:08 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
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Truckers have their foot on a foot pedal for a lot of hours everyday. I think you get use to what ever you do on a daily bases. just my .02

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#11074410 - 08/31/15 09:39 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
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I guess like old mechanical clutches stick someone not used to it in a car with one a d their leg will be worn out in 30 minutes but people used to drive them all day.

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#11074457 - 08/31/15 10:08 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
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Cruise control for a boat?? Lol that may or may not be a good idea

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#11074499 - 08/31/15 10:27 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: BlaiseWeimer]
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Originally Posted By: BlaiseWeimer
Cruise control for a boat?? Lol that may or may not be a good idea


Wakeboard boats have it. It's called "Perfect Pass". Get you RPMs where you like it, and set the cruise.
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#11074526 - 08/31/15 10:45 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
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My sandals on long runs become uncomfortable, I try to make sure I am wearing regular shoes if I am making a run. Usually not an issue in the winter for me.

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#11074549 - 08/31/15 10:56 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: James Biggs]
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Originally Posted By: James Biggs
I never have disconnected mine. I've ran 240 miles in a day so I know what you mean about you foot getting tired. I have never seen any other pros disconnect theirs.


That is covering some ground right there buddy!

I attended a BASS event on Lake Mead where all the guys that did well ran 140 miles ONE-WAY to fish. The tourney was won up there too.

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#11074555 - 08/31/15 11:03 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: MikeSouza]
JacksonBean Offline
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Originally Posted By: MikeSouza
Originally Posted By: BlaiseWeimer
Cruise control for a boat?? Lol that may or may not be a good idea


Wakeboard boats have it. It's called "Perfect Pass". Get you RPMs where you like it, and set the cruise.


A little bit different than WOT though. LOL

Down in Orange there was an hour run with 90% of it at WOT and I didn't see anyone disconnecting the Hot Foot.

My foot gets tired after 15 or 20 minutes.... An hour would have to hurt.

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#11074564 - 08/31/15 11:10 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
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I rode with Short last year at the Red and we ran 125 miles flat out and I dont think he ever lifted his foot. He fishes 200 days a year. Just another day at the office.
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#11074621 - 08/31/15 11:43 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
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Well 1st of all my junker won't run 2 hrs wide open without getting gas, lol, efi won't do it, much less running at 6500 rpm solid, I know newer rigs will and tanks are bigger, but come on, can they not find fish closer? And when they get there their time is cut way short,? Do they have gas boats on the water?


Edited by jimmye123 (08/31/15 11:44 AM)
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#11074655 - 08/31/15 11:55 AM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: bigcat85]
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I'm not sure a lot of them run hot foots. I don't think I would if there were some long run tourneys that year.

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#11074722 - 08/31/15 12:38 PM Re: Pros and their long runs? [Re: the skipper]
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Loc: Atascocita,Tx
Originally Posted By: the skipper
I'm not sure a lot of them run hot foots. I don't think I would if there were some long run tourneys that year.


There are quite a few that don't.

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