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Boats in Louisiana
I have a 1648 alumacraft john boat that I am rigging as a duck/fishing boat. The transom has been reinforced with stainless tube struts. Transom wood is being replaced. Not having any experience with a SD type motor, I am curious as to what HP I should be looking for to get the best performance from this rig. I'm not a speed merchant, but do want to be able to run the river and backwaters so it....  Read More
March 01 at 8:10am
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Boats in South Central Louisiana
What's happening guys, I am looking for some advice on bringing back the color of my fiberglass bay boat. it is a red and white triton bay boat and the red coloring on the boat is faded pretty badly. I am trying to bring back the color myself. What would you guys recommend to get the faded oxidation spots off of the red paint on the sides of the boat and also on the center console? I have....  Read More
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April 14 at 1:38am
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Boats in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
I am looking to buy a boat... Thinking of a jon boat or something along those lines. There are 3 of us in the family, 1 being an 8 year old kid.

We aren't doing anything crazy, just want something to maybe do some bayou fishing and take a trip up the Tchefuncte River every now and then.

What size boat do we need? I have been looking at 14' and have found both a 14' fiberglass....  Read More
March 30 at 10:21pm
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Boats in Southwest Louisiana
I HAVE A 07 YAMAHA 25 2 CYL. IM RUNNING AN 11 PITCH POWER TECH ON IT NOW. ANYONE HAVE A 12 OR 13 PITCH AND WHAT PERFORMANCE ARE YOU GETTING
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April 05 at 7:16am
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Boats in Louisiana
Can anyone recommend a welder to build me custom float pods and a livewell? Anywhere around Mandeville, Baton Rouge, New Orleans
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April 02 at 11:00am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Fourchon / Grand Isle in Southeast Louisiana
Ever hear of a spot called the propane bowl or propane tank about 70 miles due south of Belle Pass and a few deg to the west? Was talking with a gentleman about a nice grouper hole. If you happen to have info on it, please message me. Would like to find it and give it a shot. Anybody care to share any info on other grouper spots?
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Response by Captain Paul
April 03 at 7:40pm
The Propane Bowl.
I could NOT find a specific location that is officially called the Propane Bowl south of Belle Pass.

However, there is a double rig structure that is ownen by Matathron Oil called 'LOBSTER' that is 69 miles at a bearing of 179* from the mouth of Belle Pass in the Gulf of Mexico. It is in the Leased Block # 873 of the EWING BANK (EW)Area at or about 28°06.1924’ N ~ 90°12.0454’ W longitude. The site is listed as a 24hr 7 day a week work site and is listed as a 'Collection/Processing Site.' There are numerous under water pipelines that 'feed' the structure from other wells llisted in the area. It is shown on NOAA Chart 1116A Leased Blocks Ms River to Galveston, TX to be in about 120 fathoms of water.

I can't guarantee that this is the location you are looking for. This is a pretty far piece to run on a goose chase if it not correct.

I am still looking, and trying to contact some of my offshore frients to see if they have any additional info.

Any additional info will be posted on this site,

Captain Paul
March 30 at 8:52pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in South Central Louisiana
Captain Paul, I have a Lowrance Elite 7. I want to know if I can purchase one of you waypoint files for an area and then directly download onto my micro-chip and then put chip in Lowrance. Thanks!
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Response by Captain Paul
April 03 at 7:15pm
EDGE to Lowrance unit
The safest way is to use the Lowrance data transfer program called INSIGHT PLANNER.

Some GPS unit operating software will let you copy the Lowrance .usb file onto a spare data card and then transfer it into the internal waypoint memory of a unit.

But,you should get Lowrance’s data transfer program they call INSIGHT PLANNER. This program can be found as a “For Sale” item on the Lowrance web site in their mapping section. The program allows you to safely transfer data between a SPARE memory card your computer and your GPS unit. This data program is included in their INSIGHT Mapping programs or as a stand alone as the PLANNER version.

Basically, you save the file to a folder in your computer, open the INSIGHT program and import the file into the program. Once there you can edit the data, add additional, or delete waypoints, routes, and track data.

By using the INSIGHT program, it ensures that the data is in the proper format for the GPS unit. However, depending on the version of the operating software in your unit, you may be able to just copy the .usr or the .gpx file directly to a spare memory card. To test this type of transfer without the Insight program, place a spare memory card in your GPS unit and transfer (save) the waypoints to the memory card. Then, place the card in your card reader and view the file suffix file (.gpx or .usr) on the card. Then copy the corresponding Edge file to your card.

The Edge file has a READ ME and an instruction file in Word format that will assist you in getting the Edge data into your GPS unit.

Contact me if you need any additional information.

~ Captain Paul~
April 02 at 9:28pm
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Technical in Southeast Louisiana
Any Advice where to find Instructional videos on operation of LOWERANCE gps Old dog needs to learn new tricks/////////mike
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March 31 at 7:18pm
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Technical in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
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I had the pleasure this weekend to demo a boat I've been eyeing since it's inception. All I can say is it did not let me down. Every claim was delivered. Boat ran very shallow. At one area around 3'. It handled rough water very well and dry. At 22' the boat ran just under 50 MPH but since the motor was still in a break in period really couldn't trim it all the way out. That was with....  Read More
March 30 at 1:18pm
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Boats in Louisiana
I'm having issues with my 2001 Mercury 200 any recommendation on good and honest machanic in New Orleans or river parsh area
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March 28 at 12:31pm
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Boats in South Central Louisiana
I have a Humminbird 170 debth finder. All I have is the unit. No wiring, bracket or transducer. It's yours if you need it. Free! Works great if you need a depth finder.

Call or text Gary @ 504-909-8532
March 27 at 11:32am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Do you or anyone know where to get video info to use (instructional video) for this unit? Also can GPS coordinates or waypoints be taken from google earth and put on sds card then entered in this unit??????
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Response by Captain Paul
March 26 at 9:38pm
Google earth waypoints to Lowrance units
I do not know of any CD or DVD that offers an instruction in the use of that unit.

I can accommodate you if you wish. If so contact me at captainpaultgps@gmail.com

Check the post that asks basically the same question or my Story in the current issue of the Louisiana Sportsmam Magazine concerning Google Earth waypoints.

Captain Paul
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March 26 at 10:32am
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Boats in Louisiana
Hey everybody,
I just wanted to share a how great an experience I had with Willis over at Southern Marine Specialists. I ended up with some damage to the fiber glass bottom ridge of my Bass Boat and needed a professional repair. Willis was extremely quick and flexible with my schedule. I was working a turnaround at the plant and had no time to take care of it nor could I have done a true....  Read More
March 25 at 8:00pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
I have the Elite 7 HDI. What Edge download will I need for it to work on my GPS. The Lowrance-Eagle of the generic GPX File. Thanks for your help.
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Response by Captain Paul
March 24 at 1:23pm
EDGE for a Lowrance system
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Skeeter ~

Either file should work with your Lowrance data transfer program. The Edge for Lowrance systems has both the .gpx file and the Lowrance .usr files.

You should get Lowrance’s data transfer program they call INSIGHT PLANNER. This program can be found as a “For Sale” item on the Lowrance web site in their mapping section. The program allows you to safely transfer data between a SPARE memory card your computer and your GPS unit. This data program is included in their INSIGHT Mapping programs or as a stand alone as the PLANNER version.

Basically, you save the file to a folder in your computer, open the INSIGHT program and import the file into the program. Once there you can edit the data, add additional, or delete waypoints, routes, and track data.

By using the INSIGHT program, it ensures that the data is in the proper format for the GPS unit. However, depending on the version of the operating software in your unit, you may be able to just copy the .usr or the .gpx file directly to a spare memory card. To test this type of transfer without the Insight program, place a spare memory card in your GPS unit and transfer (save) the waypoints to the memory card. Then, place the card in your card reader and view the file suffix file (.gpx or .usr) on the card. Then copy the corresponding Edge file to your card.

The Edge file has a READ ME and an instruction file in Word format that will assist you in getting the Edge data into your GPS unit.

Contact me if you need any additional information.

~ Captain Paul~
March 21 at 7:12pm
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Boats in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
I've got a few questions for y'all.

We just moved down here to St. Tammany Parish and brought along a canoe and a kayak. I've got a Minn Kota Endura 45 for the canoe. I've never used the thing, but am excited to get it wet VERY soon.

Here are where my questions arise.

First, do I need to register my canoe if I am going to have the trolling motor attached to it? ....  Read More
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March 23 at 9:59pm
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Boats in South Central Louisiana
Lowe VS. Traker
What boat is better guys, I need help.
Lowe hunt 2072 center console or tracker grizzly 2070 center console

There close to the same but which one holds up better from ya'lls experience? The Lowe has more storage and bigger motor capacity, while the tracker has better live well and slightly lower motor capability. Also lowes has 24' side wall and a 3degree hull,....  Read More
March 17 at 5:57pm
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Boats in Myrtle Grove / Port Sulphur in Southeast Louisiana
I have a 2006 2 stroke 25hp Johnson that I frequently run through mud. The indicator line often gets blocked at the point where the plastic hose barb is attached to the block. To remedy this, I replaced with a series of larger brass parts terminating in a 3/8' id plastic hose. The water now flows through it like a garden hose. I have run it in the driveway with the earmuffs and it did not....  Read More
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March 19 at 7:42pm
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Technical in Louisiana
Check out the You Tube link below to see the new outboard motor auto pilot controlled by our Lowrance Touch unit.
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August 09, 2014 at 7:55pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southeast Louisiana
Hey guys, it free. Don't be afraid. Just want some people to use it and let me know what you think.

It's kind of a hobby for me, might work out well for everyone.

Tim
March 16 at 8:17pm
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Boats in Louisiana
I was wondering what some consider too many hours on a 2009 Yamaha 115 four stroke used in fresh water only. Fluids changed when they were supposed to be and fleet maintained. Boat seems like a good deal, but hours have me concerned. 1001 on the meter. Thanks all.
March 06 at 2:49pm

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