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  1. Used to be a weekly ritual with me and my doggo to check on our camper and others each week but since last yr. Norm has kept it blocked off.  Although checking our cottage earlier this yr I walked over to see how things were.  Something to do anyways.  stay safe

  2. Thanks ya'll.  Yep I'll go with the Alpha.  Does anybody know why the folks that sell the outdrives need the serial numbers from the motor?  I had the original 305 in it before it went bust and it ran like a champ.  thanks and stay safe

  3. Have to put a new outdrive on my re-motored Avenger.  Put a 350 in it last year and apparently the advice I rec. with the outdrive that was on it and reused apparently was bad advice as the outdrive got chewed up.  So its back at old Arnies cause they put the motor  in and am having them install and outdrive this spring.  What should I get an Alpha type that was on it or a Bravo.  Let me know what you all think.  thanks

     

    PS  cost is not a contributing factor at this point

     

     

  4. So I had a new engine put in my Avenger.  Alternator went bad and  Martins sold me a new 70amp marine alternator that charges the batteries right up.  However the kicker doesn't seem to charge the batteries up as well as the main motor.  I have a 2 battery system, a crank and deep cycle.   Does it make any difference which battery the kicker is hooked up to?  The kicker is 3yrs old and runs excellent.  I noticed with the main engine running the riggers which Penn Fathom Masters work excellent as in pretty fast up and down.  Not so much with the deep cycle which is a year old, and the crank side is new this spring.  So feed me brothers of the Great Lake.  thanks and stay safe

     

    PS  Where the hell are all the fish and I fish out of Huggies Marina

  5. Its ice free now as I was out there yesterday checking water level and the camper and pretty much everyone else's camper.  Lowest water I've ever seen in 10 yrs there.  Most of the west side docks are sitting on bare ground with the east end of them in very very shallow water.  Supposed to improve by 4/9 though.  stay safe

  6. Here is a handmade filet knife I've owned for several years.  440c blade that is flexible, maple handle, full tang and actually just a gorgeous handmade filet knife.  Purchased several yrs ago through a high end vendor of handmade knives.   Specs are 6" blade that is razor sharp, nickel silver bolsters, and tiger maple handle that is very ergonomic to hold.  Maker made sheath that has a pop type of fit and holds the knife very securely.  I have never used the knife nor carried the knife.   This is sold

     

    PS  I don't know if this fella is even making knives anymore and it is my understanding that he was located in W. Virginia but I ain't swearing to it.  REB knives just stands for his initials and his makers mark is on the ricasso all though lightly stamped.  

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  7. I agree with everything Starweld 16 said above about Slow Rollin, showed up when he said he was going to show up, looked at the boat and offered very sound advice as to what needed to be done and he GOT THE JOB!  Offered what I thought was a very reasonable estimate with parts.  Don't get no better than that.  He is also very personable which is a big plus and takes the time to check the little extras that need to be attended to.  Good to go in my book plus I don't have to tow that big tub anywhere.  thanks and stay safe

  8. Same thing happened 2 yrs ago to me in Sept.  I have a 305 V8 mercruiser in my PY.  Anyways it was what I ended needing is a new coupler, pinion gear, main shaft and upper unit and it was expensive.  I  had Mikes Mobil Marine fix it and I towed the boat there.  Pretty involved repair and on a V8 Merc I know you have to pull the engine.  Good luck.

     

  9. Here is how I do it. I use a big tank filled with anti freeze that holds like 6 gallons maybe its more I'd have to look at it.  I put the muffs on the out drive and start it up in neutral of course.  I wait till it comes to temp.which will take a few minutes.  Then I hook the muffs up to the tank with the antifreeze tank sitting on top of the stern and restart the motor.  Takes about a minute maybe a bit more and the temp will climb to half way up the guage and then the pink anti freeze comes out of the exhaust manifolds.  I run the tank till darn near 0 so I know it goes through the block.  Has worked so far.  I should note that I usually use -50 RV anti freeze.  The reason I run nearly out is so I know for a fact its getting through the whole engine.  If you don't warm you engine up first it seems to me the thermostat would prevent the antifreeze from going completely through the engine.  I have a 305 V8 in my PY. 

  10. Yep folks were fishing out of Hughes on Thurs.  Saw several cars parked and a truck/trailer etc.etc.  Maybe stop at his house on the way down to the ramp just to make sure though but like I said saw folks there that were out.  His house is the big gray house that sometimes will look a bit green depending on the sunlight!

  11. You should do a search from a couple of years ago and see my tribulation with Arney's in Sodus Point.  Speny over 6k on a rebuilt motor, 2 stroke Johnson Ocean Runner 225.  In the 2 years I had that motor I may have gotten 20 hrs. on the water out of it and i ain't kiddin.  Another fellow fisherman from our marina has taken his  Merc. 4 stroke to a well known service provider again in S.P. but not Arney's.  Dumped several hundred bucks into the motor and they couldn't even come close to fixing it, and finally took it to Sager Marine in Canadaguia .  They might have fixed it for him.  I haven't seen him this week yet to find out.  I would have to say off hand the fella that gets the most props and pos. f.b. here on LOU is Hank in Port Bay.  

  12. me too great boats.  These boats have a nice wide beam at 9.5'.  Very stable and don't get blown around alot in the wind cause they are low slung, heavy too so a good rough water boat.

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