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I almost lost my helix!! #12754784
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Saturday during the first annual murvall potlicker classic we stopped at a brush pile, dropped the trolling motor and my Helix just fell forward and hit the deck... I'm glad it didn't fall backwards or it would have
unplugged itself and joined all those three pound crappie I can see but never catch... y'all ever seen anything like this?


The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?
Re: I almost lost my helix!! [Re: TroyKing] #12754888
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Yep, I saw it while you were cooking! roflmao

Just cheap plastic Troy...

Re: I almost lost my helix!! [Re: TroyKing] #12754909
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Thats one thing that deterred me from buying a humminbird on my last graph upgrade, their mounts are the worst/cheapest of the 3 big brands.

Re: I almost lost my helix!! [Re: TroyKing] #12755020
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I think TBox rigged it...... he knew you wouldn’t be able to beat him like that....... I just wish me and ole crapicat had a good excuse

Re: I almost lost my helix!! [Re: TroyKing] #12755039
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Man that woulda sucked!

Re: I almost lost my helix!! [Re: Slewfoot] #12755042
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Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
Man that woulda sucked!
Badly!!


The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?
Re: I almost lost my helix!! [Re: TroyKing] #12755066
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Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
Man that woulda sucked!
Badly!!
ive got a heavy custom aluminum replacement already in the works


The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?
Re: I almost lost my helix!! [Re: CrappieXpress] #12755070
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Originally Posted By: CrappieXpress
I think TBox rigged it...... he knew you wouldn’t be able to beat him like that....... I just wish me and ole crapicat had a good excuse


We did, remember...we agreed we just wanted to catch fish and put them in a box to eat...not chase those hogs around all day!...and that is exactly what we did, except for the last 20 minutes, when I mentioned a couple larger fish would be good for posterity...

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Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
Man that woulda sucked!
Badly!!


I think I would send a pic of their mounts failure to them, along with a stern opinion of their mounts...if you want a harsh opinion, I would gladly help you out on the wording... roflmao

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Originally Posted By: crapicat
Originally Posted By: TroyKing
Originally Posted By: Slewfoot
Man that woulda sucked!
Badly!!


I think I would send a pic of their mounts failure to them, along with a stern opinion of their mounts...if you want a harsh opinion, I would gladly help you out on the wording... roflmao
its already done...they will most likely blame it on my raised mounts.

i havent yet ruled out sabotage...i just wasn't gonna whine about loosing because of it....im leaning towards hickory nut being the perpetrator... During the weigh in he kept looking at me with a superior knowing look on his face...and he has that unflappable, sneaky, quiet air, about him, Tbox probably didnt know anything about it.

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Re: I almost lost my helix!! [Re: TroyKing] #12755114
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Man, sorry to hear that.

Time to get a Lowrance so you can hook it up to the Xi5 when you get it.


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it would float for awhile. I dropped a 798 bird overboard while removing it on a Canada trip. It floated long enough for me to retrieve it. Worked for a week or so afterward, then quit and I had to send it in for repair.

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it would float for awhile. I dropped a 798 bird overboard while removing it on a Canada trip. It floated long enough for me to retrieve it. Worked for a week or so afterward, then quit and I had to send it in for repair.


I forgot about that! I seem to remember a CAT member that had trouble getting rid of his HB graph! Dang thing floated when he threw it in the lake!!! roflmao

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I didn't think anybody saw me grin
Didn't you wonder why I had that hack saw blade in my tackle bag when we fished Saturday evening?
Slewfoot taught me everything I know

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Originally Posted By: Hickory Nut
I didn't think anybody saw me grin
Didn't you wonder why I had that hack saw blade in my tackle bag when we fished Saturday evening?
Slewfoot taught me everything I know


Hahahah...i knew it...well i got good news this morning, humminbird is gonna replace it with a metal gimbal bracket...that is sure a different story than yesterday...


The driving force and secret desire of every bass fisherman, is to one day be a crappie fisherman............Could it be that the good Lord just smilies and looks the other way when a fisherman tells a lie?
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