jimski2

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    Point Breeze, Lake Erie, NY
  1. The control is for the minimum and daytime flow over the falls. What goes through the Hydro plants is all they can get. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. All plastic deteriorates with time. In a couple hundred years it will be dust so twenty year old fiberglass will be deteriorating pretty soon, so if you expect to operate an old boat for twenty years or more, you are looking at a lot of problems. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Also to be considered is Ontario Hydro opened their new huge tunnel under the city of Niagara Falls, ON for their power production and was this added flow around the Falls considered in the computers that predict water levels? Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. I would like to add a flasher with a rubber squid lure also was used when the herring was used. The flasher attracted salmon to all the lures. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. My 90 hp Evinrude is now 25 years old and ran like New yesterday. It needs a set of spark plugs a couple times a year and I can change them in five minutes out on the lake. Still cheaper than a $15,000 new engine. Any way my 9.9 Honda kicker brings me back at 7 mph if I need it. The Honda idles down to less than one mph for bottom bouncing in 80 foot of water. If the old Evinrude gives out, I would possibly jerk it off and use the Honda. I do not care to travel above 25 mph so maybe a 70 hp four stroke will suffice then. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. In Alaska and Puget Sound I always used frozen herring for salmon and halibut fishing. What we have here are sporting goods outlets that have invested a lot in lures and they need to move their inventory. Frozen herrings, smelt and alewives would work if you could find them but sales outlets are reluctant to have them compete with their investment. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. In order to mitigate financial losses for Lake Ontario businesses the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority has stockpiled their former docks, now unused, at their Port Terminal site. They could be used to restore launch ramp access across Lake Ontario sites. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  8. The chlorination of sedimentation basin water killed the algae which decayed and tainted the water. Sedimentation basins are now cleaned continuously instead of semi annually and activated carbon additional added to better tasting potable water. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. It would be easy to place the blame on Nature but our construction of the the Saint Lawrence Seaway project took nature out of blame. We enjoyed controlled lake levels for half a century now but bad things happened. The Chicago Ship Canal is the only other other outlet for the Great Lakes and it is monitored for Mississippi River flooding. Well we have to deal with changes every day and this is not the end of the world. Just a change. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. The surface area of the Lake Ontario drainage basin in the USA and even larger in Canada is probably larger than the Mississippi River basin. It floods almost annually but the flooding potential of Lake Ontario has been under estimated and ignored by our alleged educated officials and shore line residents. There you go. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. After 26 years in a water treatment plant I can from say if copper sulfate is found on the premise, you are in deep do-do from the health department. It was used to kill algae but the dead algae decayed and the oil from the decay resulted in bad tasting drinking water. Similar results would happen from billions of dead mussels that sudddenly died. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United The mussels take up the algae as food and water cleared up to crystal clear from them. But where do the zoo plankton find the algae to survive and the fry of every fish from minnows to bass and walleye feed on the zoo plankton mass. The food chain needs to be maintained for you to have good results fishing. The blue water of mountain lakes have very poor fish production while Lake Erie is the greatest fish producer in the world.
  12. The service time for 2 cycle is very short. It blows through the engine quickly. The semi synthetic oils came into necessity when automobile engine operating temperatures were raised to over 200 degrees F for gas mileage increases. Standard natural oil breaks down at operating temperatures of over 180 degrees F and synthetics were required for oil service life and quicker engine lubrication at cold temperatures. Choose your oil choice on an economic situation . Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. The Great Lakes are a public drinking water source and adding a chemical would subject a court action that will make lawyers very happy. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. I used a trolling plate on my engine for years. It controls the thrust off your propeller to slow your boat down and you can still steer with your wheel. First try your engine out and then put the trolling plate out if you think you need it. The four stroke engines run very smooth today and you may be fine with the new engine. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Both sides of the river has underground tunnels that divert river water to power plants. The Canadians opened a new tunnel this year for more power generation on their side of the river. That water would only have gone over the falls and they do not purchase power from the New York Power Authority any more. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United