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  1. Before you keep on throwing money at a problem that you have not exactly defined, you should take a tester and do the required tests to see exactly which is the failing part. A manual , even a Seloc , if nothing else is available will help you pinpoint the problem. Heck ,for all you know it may be a corroded connection or loose wire. Also, this problem has been written about a lot in the I-Boats forums and if you go through their files you will find exactly how and what to test. Or just find a youtube on how to test the individual parts. So far it cost you $100 to find out that the coils are fine. next in line is the power pack and then the stator. Fixing it that way becomes real expensive real fast. Anyway that's just my two cents. Good luck with your engine. I hope it will run very soon because the season is upon us. Oh one thing I forgot to mention. Coils and/or power packs have this nasty habit of working fine when testing , but out on the water under a load, they heat up and then they malfunction. Back in the barn they have cooled off and when you test, they seem to be just fine again.
  2. I used the I-Bay launch today. All the floating docks are in and there is a great courtesy dock with room for maybe ten rigs. The launch itself worries me. Specially the center one. (there are three launches). Backing down that launch you had better go straight and know what you are doing. It is narrow with walls on either side. There will be plenty of cars getting dented and scraped up this summer. I can foresee a lot of upset people with damaged vehicles because of a launch that was designed by a non boater.
  3. I seem to remember that the old ones had the ground off the bolts that held them in place. On the newer ones, one of the posts is the ground I never ever had a problem with any of my early eighties engines. They were probably the best engines that Johnson/ Evinrude ever produced. (Except of course for the 1957 35 horse seahorses).
  4. I did the same to my mercruiser a few years ago and I never looked back. I installed the Delco Voyager EST Kit. On this setup there is a plug in wire that goes out from the bottom of the distributor to the interruptor. maybe yours has a similar option.
  5. Did you see anybody negotiate that sharp left turn at the end of the entrance way? It really looks very tight.
  6. The outflow is bad, but the intake is worse. Millions of fry are sucked into the intake and are ground up in the pumps and whatever survived gets killed by the temperature of the water. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  7. A catering operation is just not the thing, but if a charter boat would have a container of hot coffee,like the ones you can get at dunking donuts, to start the trip, that would be a success. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  8. I drove by the launch today. It is still fenced in. The entire parking lot is finished except for the markings on the pavement and some top soil in certain places. The floating docks are not yet in, which makes it difficult to launch. But once they put in the floating docks it will be a good place to launch. As for the water level, it is a bit low, but not terrible. I saw several boats being launched at Mayers Marina and things were fine although it is a steep launch. Old Bill Mayer always used to say that when the water is low in spring somebody up above puts in his garden hose and adds some water. I'll stick to that.
  9. Over the last few years I have caught brown trout 60 feet down over 200 feet of water. When the winds push the warmer water of shore the browns will move right along. Specially when that warmer water is full of bait. So it is really possible that with this last winter's wind patterns they are miles off shore where you would not expect them. There is also mention of plentiful bait close to shore which lessens the need for food competition,ergo, why go after something strange while plentyful known food is all around. Did anybody try to fish with live bait? That might provide some answers
  10. Maybe they will replace it with a line counter that counts actual feet instead of rotations Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. That's an idea , it might help keeping my head up instead of dozing away.
  12. Yes Gill , it happens to all of us as we get older.
  13. Cormorants are only one part of the puzzle. The breeding program itself is another. While the fish is happily growing in their tanks and runways they are never exposed to danger like for instance a single walleye in the mix that they would have to learn to hide from. Also the feeding setup in the hatchery is made for the convenience of the workers not taking into account the constant danger that fish need to learn about in order to survive in the wild. The very protected setup of pen rearing does not help this situation either. The end result is that when stocked fish are released ,they are literally "babes in the wild" and everybody comes over to feast on these dumb tasty morsels. The hatcheries would do well to research systems that might produce a more careful and wily hatchling.
  14. You only need a trickle charger to keep your battery charged. 30 amps is only used for a quick burst of power. When the charger cycles between charging and green, it means that the battery is fully charged. But if you only have nine volts even when the battery seems fully charged. there is something wrong with the battery. If you are lucky it is just low water level in some of the cells, but it is a bad idea to count on luck when you are out on the water, so replacement with a new battery would be the smart thing to do.
  15. One of the members on this board is a certified tohatsu mechanic. He is in Buffalo
  16. I will remind you of this post by the end of summer. What will you call the party that won the elections if what you believe turns out to be wrong ?
  17. I am appointed to regulate the speed of the Niagara falls, by the king of Spain. So I know better than you HB2
  18. I know about an almost new used one (used only once) complete with a 12 pound torpedo. About a mile due north of the Oswego Harbor. If you can find it you can have it .
  19. I swung by I-Bay today to see what progress if any was made with the ramps. The news is good. The workers told me that they expect work to wrap up in 2 or 3 weeks. They also told me that the water did come up about a foot in the past 3 weeks. Right now all but the largest 3 axle trailers should (water level wise) be able to launch. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  20. The situation in Irondequoit Creek has improved. In some parts, the silt has been removed from the gravel beds making spawning possible again. Also, the small weir dam near the outlet into I-Bay was removed. But I think that the DEC will use fish that is ready to go into the lake as opposed to the smaller fish that needs to stay in the creeks for another year. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  21. The DEC has announced that an Atlantic salmon pen rearing project for the Salmon River will start this year Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
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