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Old 08-14-2007
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I threw 7:1 scope out there as sort of an example...of course there's a lot that goes into how much scope is right for a given situation.

Here's the part that mystifies me though. What so difficult about letting out another hundred feet of rode? You're already on the bow, you've already got that heavy thing sitting on the bottom, you're already backin' up the boat, and you've got plenty of rode at the ready. Let it out dagnabbit. Is it because it's hard to retreive when you're ready to go (my boat's 31 feet and 5 tons and retrieval's a piece of cake)? Man, I get a lot of peace of mind from a good scope. (uh oh...ranting again).
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