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rolmops

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  1. In Seneca Lake specially on the south end there are old salt mines underneath the lake. These mines are currently used to store natural gas. I think that quite a bit of natural gas probably leaks through the bottom of the lake and leaches into the water, replacing oxygen with methane. But maybe I am paranoid , after all the gas company says that there are no problems. ( like the asbestos, the tabacco and lately the lead people)
  2. So I got the Powrtran Tailfin and it is a disaster After I opened the package I started putting parts together and I found that the quick connectors on the connector bar do not properly fit because of imprecise milling. I took a closer look and discovered that a tiny allen bolt that is supposed to keep the quick connector body in place on the bar was not screwed in straight and sticking out. It was begging to be shorn off. My conclusion is that it is bad workmanship and very poor to non exisisting quality control. If I would have gone on the water with this piece of manure it would most probably have fallen apart in the first hour of use potentially leaving me with a rudderless boat. Since I have a Tohatsu which does not have a steering tube I also had to buy a powrtran Tailfin steering tube kit which does not really fit on the outboard clamps where it is supposed to go. So my conclusion is that this is not a reliable piece of equipment and it will go back accompanied by a big fat negative feedback.
  3. This time of year in the Little Italy Valley is the riot of fall colors. Even if you don't catch even a guppy you will still be blown away by the riot of beautiful sights On top of that is that store up on the hill going north from Naples. They have the best blueberry pies.
  4. I just did some research on that very subject and after some expensive options I found that a linear actuator is a cheap and easy solution. check this YouTube. telstar 28 firefly linear actuator YouTube
  5. This disregard for the law and seeing with what you can get away with is probably his general life style . An IRS check up of his taxes may be a good idea.
  6. Sk8man in case you wondered. I found out about this about a day after I ordered the other stuff, part of which is on back order. And yes I am mad not at you, but at myself for yet again being impulsive and not doing all the research first . Telstar 28 Firefly Linear Actuators - YouTube
  7. If you are a bit of a do it yourselfer you may want to look into a Telstar 28 firefly linear actuator. That would do the job for about $200
  8. It has the same fishfinder as the 588 which are very popular mostly because they are not only very good,but also very user friendly. Just remember to use a good 1kw transducer or better. The money you spend on a better transducer will be well spent. It is nice to be able to see your downrigger cable in the water
  9. You are right. Even though this is made in the USA. I just went ahead and ordered it. If it is a piece of horse manure, I will simply blame you for making me anxious and doing impulsive things. (If the prices do go down for black Friday,I will simply return this one and get the cheaper one with the compliments of Amazon return policy.)
  10. Amazon has it for $784, but I suspect that around thanksgiving I may be able to find it a lot cheaper so I will buy it around that time although there are some comments about poor customer service.
  11. That is very much like what I want. My Tohatsu doesn’t have a steering tube and they solve that problem. The price is reasonable and it is flexible setup, leaving room for improvisation thank you .
  12. I am thinking of getting rid of the (not so) EZ steer setup that I am currently using and investing in a wireless remote control steering setup,maybe just steering or maybe also speed control. What would e a good system to go with? This is for a 19 foot Islander with a 140 horse mercruiser and a 9.9 remote controlled Tohatsu (cables). Thank you for your advise and opinions, Cornelis.
  13. So from here on it will be shoulder to shoulder with standing room only.
  14. I had a 1956 as well, but a 16 footer. They are made with heavy duty thick aluminum
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