jimski2

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    Point Breeze, Lake Erie, NY
  1. Two stroke engine oil is used in the combustion cylinder for a minuscule time so it really never gets old. Whether it is synthetic or basic, it is good. Four stroke engines use the oil for as long as you get to change it and synthetic oil withstands degradation from high temperatures longer. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. It is important to note RV's have plastic plumbing that can stand some freezing unlike metal components. Copper tubing swells when freezing but retains the new larger diameter that does not take regular fittings.
  3. In shallow water spring fishing, side planers way outside are a must. Your boat spooks the fish to the side where your planers will be. Even long lines in the spring are unproductive. Work the warmest water you can find and go slow like one mph with shallow diving stick baits that float up when you stop for a snagged line. A couple split shot ahead of the lures will help to take them a little deeper. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  4. Automotive anti freeze is highly poisonous. Never drain it in the ground, pay to recycle it. Dogs like to taste it and they die. RV antifreeze has been safe in RV's for drinking water lines but we always drink bottled water. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  5. I am down at Daytona for the race and the lake is open, a real dilemma. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  6. Lake Erie, the source of the water over the Bar, is again open water this years so we will not have to deal with a delayed warming of the Lake Ontario waters to 45 degrees, the desired fishing temperature. Also walleyes are being taken now in open waters in Ohio. The usually prevailing southwest winds will blow the warmer surface waters here earlier since there is no ice field to block them. Your boat and tackle should have been ready yesterday. By the way a local golf course is opening this weekend with the early spring conditions. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. Check out the "Ohio Game Fishing" Lake Erie website for the latest action around Huron, Ohio. They are taking limits there now with large walleyes regularly. Also they have tips on how to set up your lines etc. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. Your starting motor on your engine has a high amperage draw so make sure the cables are heavy enough for the greater distance. The pounding of your boat up front can damage the plates on your Marine Battery but they are designed for pounding but usually they are mounted in the stern for the shortest cable lengths. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  9. I changed by old X16 graph's ping settings and fish were marked at 100 foot and none below it. Then fish appeared all the way down to 250 foot. Graphs work at certain depths but not at all depths all the time. Many fish are not shown at times. Especially deeper depths. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  10. I used Scottys fifty years ago in Ketchikan, AK. A lot of experience there. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. The North Pacific Commercial Salmon Trollers almost all use a single hook usually called a siwash hook.
  12. I removed my port side battery and mounted the kicker there. The kicker is easily started manually and can charge my battery. Never a problem with battery voltage for the riggers and electronics now. On my roller trailer the port side sometimes comes on favoring the port side due to the kicker there but not a problem for years now.
  13. The free ride from the government is coming to an end every where. Thank you for Sea Tow being available. The anxiety your family would endure is precious. You still have your boat and also the approval to continue.
  14. Canadian waters border crossing rule change A bill in the Canadian Legislatures is being considered to allow USA boaters to cross into Canadian waters without reporting to their Customs Office as long as they do not anchor or land on shore. President Trump has not commented yet.
  15. When the hull was open, did you check the rivets for leaks by filling the boat with water?