This is a response for your post on the other forum....as it seems to be popping up everywhere......
Boat voltage: Remember the experiment in high school, the lemon, copper and zinc?. (not gunna try to sound like I know exactly what I'm talking 'bout but hope ya get the point
) The lemon juice is acidic. It strips atoms from one of the metals and they move to the other, creating a charge. Salt water is acidic and the same thing happens when your are fishin in the water. You have lead (cannon balls), your clips(that could be copper stainless or plastic), aluminum (drive) and a few stainless nuts and bolts and stuff and of course the stainless line that connects the boat to the leads.
and.......Would rather have zincs stripped than my leg.
Soooo: If you put braided line on you eliminate that electrolysis that you would normally create which the fish feel through the lat line.
Wiring can have a lot to do with voltage but more often than not it would be a case of bad wiring messing up your fishin (i.e. your boat is grounding through the downrigger lines........bad)fishin negative. You can play with the voltage by changing lead clips or adding gangon line. I find that metal clips usually drop it.
I fish a little slower than most especially in August when the big slugs are around but I also fish lower.... generally .55-.6
but at the same time I got guides ripping by me fishing .7 and putting the same stuff in the box. If I ran .7 I would do squat cause it don't work for me. Everbody has their own perspective on what gets the biggie in the box and Ill tell you once I figured out the right voltage for the way I fish it was almost magic......don't matter what I put down if your fishin right they'll hit it.
Had a bud with a black box and was trying to duplicate me (took him to school)........as he passes. Told him to run it at .65 and he was on. This was a typical Sooke day when 30 boats are trying to get into your fish box and a few of the select few nailin.
I will not go to fishin zero voltage because it runs better, I'm not gunna hope that there is a few around and they will hopefully "see" my gear. I like to have them checkin me out sayin :happy: WHAT IS THAT! :thumbup: