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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    Anybody using the chamberlain releases when running braid instead of cable?
    i have not used them, but plan too this spring. they look like a good design.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tlingitwarrior View Post
    I just spent some time on the Magnum Metalz website. Man those things looks really nice. What sort of power plug are they using? Did I miss it, or does it not have an auto stop feature?
    Just seeing this, sorry. Doesn't put plugs on end so you can wire with whatever you want. For long time I was using standard household plugs for $1 ea, like you said, they corrode no matter what. I'm running Marinco trolling motor plugs now, way cheaper than Scotty, same design.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrogers View Post
    I agree that they are nice looking downriggers for not much of a price difference. Whatever the plugs are, I would recommend using the scotty plugs, since over time they all corrode, and both male and female ends are readily available in town. I have changed mine a couple of time as they start having contact issues. Really easy, just two wire and all you have to do is make sure you get the polarity correct.

    If my scottys ever die I would think about one of these, but I agree if there is no autostop, that would be an issue.
    The auto stop he's used is a spring type, there's a video on it on the site or on YouTube. Basically a spring setup on the cable, release the clutch just enough that it slips when it gets all the way up. I'm not running the spring but so far the setup works great when I'm not paying attention, real easy to adjust the clutch. So far I'm sold on em. And after talking with Bill he told me anything breaks let me know. He's emailed me a couple of times already asking how they're holding up, real passionate about what he does and want's input.
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