jimski2

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  1. The high horsepower on the newer faster boats causes a "torque reaction" that tilts the boat at high speed. Trim tabs help or if you can not handle it, just go slower. Twin engines with counter rotating props do not have have the trim problem. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. Stickbaits in shallow waters float up if you have a snag on a line and you stop the boat. Muddy waters on the edge have clear water underneath and fish hide there. Try fishing the edges of colored waters. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Stringer replacement wood is supposed to be Douglas Fir. The alignment is critical to remount your engine. U joint failure will happen shortly if the installation is not correct. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. My welded Crestliner is now 25 years old. No leaks like my rivet boats all had. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. Trailer boats stored on the trailer have little problem with fouling or electrolysis. Bare spots need to be primed first with an acid based primer, usually available in a spray can. Then a primer over that. A small thin roller about ten inches wide will do the job. Usually an epoxy paint works well and aluminum boats show little rust. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Electronic ignition is in all the cars made today because it works and saves gasoline. I converted my old Dodge 440 to electronics and it started as soon as I touched the key. No more endless cranking waiting for it to start. The spark plugs were opened to a .60 gap also with the higher voltage from the electronic box. Keep the old points on board as insurance if the electronic fails. Mine never failed though. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. HP is increased in a lot of motors by bigger carburetors or fuel injectors. Engine life is sacrificed for more speed. Do you really need more speed anyway? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Marry well! You need a good woman to support your dream. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. Make sure you have a chart plotter with it. More important than a speedometer as you mark where the fish are being caught and where you are in case of fog. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. The City of Buffalo Wastewater Plant is doing such a good job now that the Strawberry Island weed beds have disappeared. Not to worry though they are building islands there to grow weed beds for the fish to inhabit. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. The "city its" in New York City are the people who elected Cuomo and Hillary. You must realize we are becoming the minority. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. How much it weighs is part of the problem of "sport fishing". Money becomes involved and that is the root of our problem. Congratulations are granted, a non invasive specie is still present.
  13. The slow winter growth rate of stream hatched salmon and rainbow trout contributes to their becoming forage for the adults in the lake. The survival of the pen raised stockings is a higher contributor to the fishery. Alaska regulations require a salmon stamp and a one fish limit for King Salmon.If you remove the fish from the water, fill out your ticket and put your rod aside, you are done fishing for the day. We have the best salmon fishing in the world here on Lake Ontario, we just do not know it.
  14. If you smell gas, there is gas. My fill line leaked on a full tank and the line hardened with age. Really unable to access the clamps I had to pull the tank. I now use portable six gallon tanks. Easy to fill locally and easy to monitor dirt and water accumulation. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. The state of Minnesota has set a "catch and release" system for walleyes this year. North America's premier walleye lake, Mille Lacs, is now dominated by Bass Fishermen with their catch and release efforts and the catch and eat walleye fishermen are shut out of their fish now. A balanced harvest is the need for all waters and we need to be careful in our stocking choices. Money generated should not be the deciding factor for stocking numbers each year.