Shaun Solomon said:
I understand not liking “tactical” looking gear aimed at nut-jobs who subscribe to Soldier of Fortune magazine (and totally agree in that case) but sometimes a thing just looks like it looks. I guess you could paint it? If it helps, I don’t personally get a tactical vibe from it at all.
Are you thinking you might be using split screen a fair bit?
Pretty impressive setup you got going. I’m curious how that motor works out for you, there just aren’t too many small motors like that around anymore.
It is subtle but the sides are molded to look like a crate and the top is webbed/logo'ed around the edges. It also has the white/creamy hue to the black, that you get when injecting recycled plastic into molds.
I do a little, I've had 7" screens in the past and while they were okay I was always wishing for more, especially when standing. Not to mention I'm a 100% glasses wearer, in the boat I have contacts in which aren't great, dirty sunglasses, the sun/rain, and sweat in the summer, the bigger screen would help a bit.
Mostly sideview and mapping, although most the bodies of water I fish are so small once I find any structure I can forever just triangulate myself
I'm surprised more companies aren't making 36" short or smaller shafts, seems like it would save them money on materials, but they are making their bank on the motors and electronics otherwise
MinnKota has a deal with Old Town for the autopilots, I wonder if another kayak motor from them would interfere.
Wouldn't mind trying rhodan either. Based on the Facebook activity the motorguides are 100% failure or 100% problem free.