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  1. Smoke

    Downriggers

    I don't have any close up pictures of the trees. I mounted them on the gunnel. The mounts I believe are only 3" x 3". I had to machine some HDPE plastic in a slight wedge shape as there is a bit of taper upwards on the gunnel. If you watch this video you can get a glimpse
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    Keweenaw County fishing

    Here is a link from a day of fishing on Lake Superior on the R222 last year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIVFuE0E-M4&t=39s
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    Downriggers

    I gimble mounted mine so they can be easily removed. The Magnum Metalz riggers are more compact and IMO provide a better look. I run my side planners off the gimbles mounted mid-ship and the planer trees further towards the bow to keep things as far forward and away from the boat.
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    Smoke On The Water

    2015 R222 rigged for Great Lakes Trolling
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    Evinrude Etec G2 250 H.O. Review

    The G1 was awesome motor the first couple of years! Wait till the eyelashes fall off the French Canadian junk! Your 10 year warranty will be awesome while you are sitting on the dock waiting until parts are available. People waited over a year for parts on the sexy G1 and the knowledgeable people won't buy one on the used market. this is why you normally don't see them on the higher end boats.
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    Electronics Box R222

    I made one out of Starboard. Put my radio in one part, a small compartment and a tackle box storage in the other. There should be tabs on your T top already there to mount it.
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    R222 bow backrests

    I did not through mount them. I believe there are 8 holes and I used large stainless screws that didn't go into the live well.
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    Downriggers

    You can see pictures in the members gallery
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    Downriggers

    I have a R222 and I mounted mine with gimbal mounts and Cannon 12V plugs so they can easily be removed when I just want to cruise. Check out Magnum Metalz downriggers. They are cheaper more compact and have more pulling power than any other brand and I have tried or used them all. The only thing they do not have is auto stop but with the clutch mechanism they have you do not need it. Very nice riggers! http://www.magnum-metalz.com/downriggers-1/
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    R222 bow backrests

    Yes they look and work well!
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    R222 bow backrests

    No they do not. Originally I was goin to thru bolt them and put a plate inside the box but decided to just go with big screws and sealed them up real well. They are very sturdy mounted this way.
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    Rod Tree on R180

    I mounted Magnum Metalz rod trees with 3 rod holders on each on my gunwales and have not had any problems for 2 years now. I would say you wouldn't want someone to use them as leaning posts but they are rigid for what they are designed for. I have a R222 and the Magnum Metal trees have a very small footprint at the base (I believe 4" x 4" ). I did have to make some shims out of Starboard so that I could mount them more forward where the contour of the gunwales drop off a bit.
  13. Smoke

    R222ES

    Empty net I sent a PM.
  14. Smoke

    R222es power?

    Boat tests are done with 1 guy and minimal equipment and fuel on board. I have a 250 on mine and with a crew and gear it does what the 200 performance test did. No replacement for displacement or in this case just raw HP! With a light fuel load and just my wife on board with no other gear trimmed perfect in calm seas it will run about 43. Add 3 fat fishermen, full tank of fuel, beer, ice, food and fishing gear and I guess you see where I'm going with this.
  15. Smoke

    R222ES

    Sure will I'll try to get them in a day or two
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