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 Post subject: Finally got my PA
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:24 pm 
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My Pro Angler 14 came in on Saturday...spent a couple hours that evening doing some rigging.

I added the long YakAttack GearTracs for the accessory boards...got my fishfinder, a rod holder, and a Panfish Portrait on them.

For the fishfinder, I have the Lowrance Elite-5 DSI and rigging it was a snap with the Lowrance-Ready system on the PA. Have the head-unit mounted on a Lowrance Ram mount, with a 1.5" Screwball for the track mount.

Rod holder...I was going to try the Ram tubes, but opted to stick with Scotty - it isn't shown in the pics, but I have one Scotty Powerlock with an extension that I'm going to use, mounted on a Scotty Gearhead track mount. Going to see how that mount works before I buy another for the other side...

The trolley was also a pleasant addition, made easy by the pre-molded nuts for the pulleys in the hull of the Pro Angler...

The only thing I drilled on the PA was a Mighty Mount in the very rear, for a Visicarbon safety flag...

I brought my Blackpack along for this trip - but I intend on using the interior & under-seat storage of the PA for most of my tackle trays...eventually. I like the idea of bringing a small cooler, or having a livewell in the back vs. a crate.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my PA
PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:35 pm 
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Congrats...
Looks great, I just picked mine up today here in Jacksonville, FL
Same color as well - I just couldn't do a Mango and everyone here mostly has the sand color one..

Enjoy

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my PA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:04 am 
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Congrats on the new PA. Sounds like you really decked it out right off the get-go.
Good choice on color, I went with the olive also.

Picked mine up a couple of weeks ago and have not had time to do much with it. Can't wait to spend some time on the water.

Good luck with yours and let us know how the fishing progresses.

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my PA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:26 am 
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Congrats on the new ride :!: Looks like you put lots of thought into the rigging. Perfect :!:


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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my PA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:51 pm 
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Congrats on the new PA! The setup is very nice!

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my PA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Congrats...

Looks great :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my PA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:47 pm 
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I am sure you'll enjoy it. The lake you are at looks like a great spot to start.
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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my PA
PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 8:25 pm 
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Very nice!


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 Post subject: Re: Finally got my PA
PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 2:33 pm 
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Great Job !!! I'm jealous but in a good way. You've set up your PA the same way I envisioned mine (I really want Hobie to produce an Orange PA). The funny thing is you installed the same accessories I want for mine (i.e. BlackPak Crate, VisiCarbonPro Safety Flag/Light, Lowrance Elite 5 DSi, GearTracs on side boards, Power-Lock Rod Holders, Go-Pro/Camera Mount, etc.....). My few differences with yours are that I would like the anchor trolley on the starboard side and I would mount my Flag on the BlackPak Crate itself.

I can see a lot of your research, thought process and attention to detail in the way you rigged it.

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