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Bozeman Bob

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  1. Did you try G2 outfitters as I suggested ? Buy them once and be done with it. What your link went to are garbage. G2s are reinforced 2" straps with some HD material that are sewn together by the Amish. They are not" Amish" trolling bags,they are better and heavier duty. They also have a video on you tube that shows them in action.
  2. Go to www.g2outfitters.com and buy a heavy duty trolling bag. IMHO best bags on the market. Very reasonably priced, jettison the buckets. That my advice
  3. There is guy near Barker /Sommerset that fixes outboard motors at a reasonable price. If you want info shoot me a PM. Or start scouring ebay/craigslist etc for prices if your doing it yourself.
  4. You can pressure test it with a vacuum/pressure gauge that probably can be bought at Harbor Freight for a few bucks, just adapt the end of the gear oil filler tube threaded end cap to the vacuum hose with a hose clamp
  5. You can try googling it. On a Mercruiser I/O it is a weep hole from the shift mechanism and that may be the grease/oil you see coming out. Check your lower unit oil if you cant get a answer and see if it milky and or filled to the top. Usually it only holds a quart ,so its not going to cost you much to verify one way or another. My gut feeling is it is residue from the shift linkage.
  6. How old are the batteries ? Reading 12 volts doesn't mean any thing ,it's the amperage that you have to go by. You could wire two 9 volt radio batteries together and get 18 volts, wouldn't have enough amps to turn over a starter motor. If the batteries are dead they wont hold a charge and jumping them might work IF you had excellent connections, someone revving the car up and you waited a couple minutes before you gave it a try while the car is still revving up. You could also take the car battery out and install it in the boat and see what happens. Its probably that or your starter is shot.
  7. Not trying to get in a pissing contest here, just stating what I went through 6 months ago dragging a boat from the ocean to WNY and going through 3 states. There was nothing in writing about insurance requirements or lights for loads under 11ft wide. Honestly with the boat in question the most I would do is throw a sign on the stern and move it,maybe have a buddy follow me as a buffer. That boat does not look overly big on a trailer and is probably 8'9" wide at the stern, still over, but not enough to have a cop do a double take.
  8. You do not need flashing lights for that width and you do not need 1,000,000. worth of insurance ,what ever you carry on your tow vehicle is good enough. The permit is sent or emailed to your house. Yes you have to give them a time frame or you can but a yearly one. Yes they want measurements of axles and load capacity of tires which are listed on the tires. Yes on a 20.00 over width banner along with the route your going to take. In NY you have Monday-Saturday daylight hours to travel on the Thruway half a day on Sunday Knew a guy that got stopped in Ohio without a banner and they took the width measurement at the stern not midship. In most likely hood you will not get stopped if your displaying the overwidth banner.He got fined about 150.00 If you know anyone in the construction etc. industry they may have a yearly account and let you use it. Is it a pain ,pretty much. It really depends on how much your going to be moving it and how far, you need one for each state. If you like the boat I wouldn't let that stop you from buying it. Or you can pay a local hauler to do it, there listed on Craigslist and have all the paper work needed.
  9. You do not need flashing lights for that width and you do not need 1,000,000. worth of insurance ,what ever you carry on your tow vehicle is good enough. The permit is sent or emailed to your house. Yes you have to give them a time frame or you can but a yearly one. Yes they want measurements of axles and load capacity of tires which are listed on the tires. Yes on a 20.00 over width banner along with the route your going to take. In NY you have Monday-Saturday daylight hours to travel on the Thruway half a day on Sunday Knew a guy that got stopped in Ohio without a banner and they took the width measurement at the stern not midship. In most likely hood you will not get stopped if your displaying the overwidth banner.He got fined about 150.00 If you know anyone in the construction etc. industry they may have a yearly account and let you use it. Is it a pain ,pretty much. It really depends on how much your going to be moving it and how far, you need one for each state. If you like the boat I wouldn't let that stop you from buying it. Or you can pay a local hauler to do it, there listed on Craigslist and have all the paper work needed.
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