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    Default Couple Deep Drop Ideas that make us more efficient

    New to forum so thought Id try to add something (I hope). Just a couple things we've done to make deep dropping a little more efficient on the boat.

    No rocket science here but thought I'd consolidate a few things we do that help us out. Please share what you do!

    1. Built deep drop weight box at helm to stand on. Its made of Starboard and has SeaDeck on top for little cushion and grip. Weights are out of the way, centered on boat and great storage. Space for accessories as well.

    2. Built a simpleton PVC cup to hold deep drop weight when moving between spots when Tiles, Barrels, Snowies etc. fishing. Works like a charm.

    3. We add a waterproof cover to an IPad and have the Garmin app "Garmin Helm".We can attach to LP for swords or we use suction cup device when fishing for Tiles, Grouper etc.
    It really helps whoever is on the rod to not have to look back and see data on the helm screens. You can also do commands from the IPad for the system. Its essentially another control panel.This is really nice for us so we can talk through what we are seeing without having to look around. For other obsessives like us, you can stay focused right there on the rod night or day.

    4. Long story short, made sure sonar capture wasn't in another zip code. Learned the hard way and then did this. FYI, this is R599 in center console with limited space. (Couldn't do thru hull). Double checked with 3 different apps while in water for roll and pitch.
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    Last edited by Texasblue; 10-25-2017 at 11:46 PM.

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    Nice! What Garmin units are able to do the remote screen thing?

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    I’m really digging the iPad/LP combo.

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    Nice stuff

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    I like the storage box. i'll have to run it by the crew.
    "LIVE BY FAITH NOT BY SIGHT"

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