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Update and, ...or Fishing Report?
1/20/19 Today's featured
photo is pretty much self explanatory. It
shows a worn reel pawl that rides on the worm gear
for the level wind mechanism. Over time, this
moving part will fail at the least opportune time.
Like when a big King is peeling a ton of drag.
This is a cheap reel part (about a buck) is needed
to have on-hand.
Click reel pawl
The worm gear/pawl does need lube from time to time.
Lube will attracts dirt. Dirt wears out the
pawl. Please note the chrome worn off the
level wind cover from my years as a charter boat
skipper. Charter use is 10 to 1 over sport
fleet's time on the water.
Interesting side bar to today's chat is the level
wind is purely an American invention. Reel
shown in the pic is a Diawa 47H that debuted back in
the mid 1980s.
was a bullet proof reel made when Japan was
targeting our US fishing industry that served as a
road map for China to do the same. In 1985
Diawa 47H's were dumped on our market at less than
30 bucks a reel. Below what it cost Diawa to
produce. This is called buying market share.
Which Japan and China have done very successfully!
1/19/19 Posted a pic of
the low-cost drone purchased off Amazon for under 80
bucks. This is a piece of junk to control.
The 720p video cam is next to useless if the drone
is moving, the processor cannot keep up and you get
paid the price of admission and now know the only
way to go is with a fully waterproof drone.
Swellpro Spry is waterproof and can shoot 4k video
below the surface. Drawback to the Spry is
cost. This is a decision I'm going to think
long and hard about before purchasing.
Remembering, you always get what you pay for.
the return to the boat feature is pushing me to hit
1/18/19 Have the new
drone assembled and ready to fly. Paired the
controller for preflight. Having 4 extra
propellers don't instill a lot of pilot confidence.
It's more like waiting for the big crash to happen.
Learned some important things along the way.
If a drone weighs more than .55 a pound it needs to
be registered with the FAA. You need near
perfect conditions with little to no wind.
Flight time is around 7 minutes for the 70 buck
starter drone that's limited by about a 100 meters
from the controller.
drones start at $500 for extended flight time and
distance. Do know the visuals provided from
the drone will be priceless to my fishing videos.
1/17/19 Purchased a
starter drone with a 720p movie camera. The
possibilities are endless on what a view from a
drone can show us. Hovering over a surface
spoon? ...it's within the realm of possibilities we
could see the fish attack the lure. Seen
enough seagulls tracking my surface baits on the
beach to know this could happen.
benefit will be aerial panoramic views of how we
fish. Overhead video will add dimension and
scope boat based cams can't. New drone should be here today.
Tune in tomorrow to read about the big crash when
the drone goes rogue and takes for parts unknown
after losing the remote control signal. Amazon
said it was OK for those 14 and up. This is
good, and suits my beginner skills just fine.
Which are none!
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