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  1. Problems with Honda

    That's a good point jimski. He "offered" to sell me a 2013 Sazuki 20 HP 4 Stroke with low hours on it for 3700.00. When I asked him about a warranty, he said there would be no warranty since the original warranty expired. I told him that if I were to spend 3700 for a used motor, I would sooner spend 4500 and buy new. He wasn't real pleased but said he understood my thinking. When I buy new, it won't be from him.
  2. Problems with Honda

    The problem occurred in the fall of last year. I used the boat on a Saturday, parked it in the slip and went back on the following Tuesday. It ran great on Saturday, wouldn't start on tuesday .The temp was in the 50"s and low 60"s. I Freezing should not have been an issue--. The dealer had it all winter and it's now time to get the boat ready and I'm dealing with the issue at hand.
  3. Problems with Honda

    Thank you choked up. I appreciate the thoughts--
  4. Problems with Honda

    Hard Knox that a a great point.The engine was meticulously cared for to factory specs. I perfectly understand that things don't last forever, my problem is that Honda won't even acknowledge that I'm having a problem.Im not looking for the company to do anything more than steer me in the right direction. The frustrating thing in all of this is that all of the electronics on the engine work flawlessly. The electronic ignition, the power trim, ect. All are great, however they're rendered useless since the engine won't run. The dealer offered me 500.00 for the engine. I know the electronics are worth much more than that. Simply looking for direction from Honda which at this point has been fruitless
  5. Problems with Honda

    Having problems, not hoping. Darn auto correct!
  6. Problems with Honda

    Problems with Honda I am hoping problems with my 2009 Honda 30 hp. four stroke. Brought it to the dealer, spent 350.00 to rebuild the carbs at his suggestion,only to have him tell me when he was done that there is an internal crack in the block and even if he were to tear the motor down completely he probably wouldn't be able to fix it. The motor has less than 500 hours on it. I wrote to Honda, explained my situation and enclosed the diagnostics from the dealer along with the receipt for the work done. Honda has not even had the courtesy to respond to my inquiry. Nothing, not a word-- I will think twice before purchasing another Honda product if this is how they treat their customers. Any suggestions??
  7. Lost my best friend

    IN my professional life I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Pa. I work closely with clients who have suffered loss such as yours. One of my favorite quotes is from Elizabeth Kubler Ross who was a pioneer in the treatment of death and dying patients as well as those who have suffered close personal loss. I hope this helps to put your loss into perspective. "The reality is you will grieve for ever. You will not "get over" the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same again. Nor should you be the same, nor should you want to be" Be strong.. You are in my thoughts----
  8. St. Lawrence and cell phones at the borders

    You can get an international plan from Verizon for the time you are there for a fee of about 25.00 per line. The other suggestion I have is turn your data off as soon as you cross the border or you will get nailed with huge data related charges. If you're not on wifi at your camp, the data charges will accrue quickly
  9. Delaware river stripers

    Hit the river yesterday with a friend 10 miles north of the Delaware Water Gap. Caught numerous post spawn shad and some small mouths. What was interesting however were the numerous fish we saw finning in the slack water along a current break which turned out to be small stripers of 8 or 9 inches. They were very hungry and hit anything we dragged past them. Obviously they were not this years hatch but having caught only mature stripers this far above the bay in previous years, I was intrigued that these little guys would be that far up the river. Any thoughts as to why they may have been there?
  10. Let's not forget that Wrights Landing was built with tax payer dollars and was free to the public in the early years. Slowly but surely the greed monster reared its ugly head and now the launch is a money maker for the town. The fishermen are inevitably the ones who take it on the chin every time.
  11. Inflatable life jacket

    I have three of the Cabelas inflatables which I love. The only problem I ever had was one really hot day I had one deploy while it was stowed in the hold of the boat. Other than that, I have used them in the rain with no issues. One word of caution however, last year I was checked by the Coast Guard and was asked to produce an extra cartridge for each of the jackets. When I told the Coastie I didn't have any, he responded by telling me I would be out of compliance if one were to deploy and I couldn't recharge it while out on the water. Luckily I had regular jackets on board which met the requirements and I didn't get written up. I was able to get mine on sale for $119.00each when they went on sale.
  12. Rochester report

    Do any of you guys remember fishing 9 mile plant in Oswego back when the Fitzpatrick plant was spewing all that warm water in the lake? All winter long we would wade the shore and even climb up on the dike and fling 1/2 ounce crocs or cleos at Browns, steelhead and cohos. I don't recall ever catching a king but man we caught everything else. Those were the days!! They even let us sleep in the visitors parking lot. Try that today and see what happens. I agree----- damn terrorists!!
  13. Ever seen this before?

    These are commonly known as Slinky"s. Very popular for bottom bouncing in the rivers. They generally have a small snap swivel at the top through the parachute chord which attaches to the main line. Because of their shape and ability to bend, hang ups are greatly reduced. I still use them, make my own which allows for different sizes depending on water conditions. Hope this helps!!!
  14. Why tip a Charter Captain?

    Todd We generally fish out of Long Beach Island NJ. The tuna grounds are anywhere from 85 to 130 nautical miles off shore depending on which of the canyons you run to. We also catch the Mahi, an occasional wahoo and have wrestled with some big sharks as well. These are usually 36 hour trips which raises the prices considerably.
  15. Why tip a Charter Captain?

    As I have stated previously on this forum on different posts, in the world of salt water charters, there is a standard 20% tip added to each charter for the mate. The captains display a placard on board which states "mates work solely for tips, they do not earn a salary". If you want to fish with a salt water charter, be prepared to shell out another 20%. That's a size able tip when you go on an off shore tuna trip which runs 3600 to 4000 dollars to begin with. Add another 7 or 8 hundred before you even leave the dock. They all do it. No choice. Good service or not. It's all part of the deal..