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  1. It's a surge brake system. Surge brakes rely on the boat's inertia to slow them down when necessary and the cable is to emergency stop if trailer comes off the truck. The brake fluid reservoir is under that black plastic cover as others have already said. If there is no brake fluid in the reservoir, the brakes won't do ****, so I would check that first. My Shorelander trailer looks a lot like yours. I checked my fluid level 2 years ago and it was bone dry. If you want to replace the S hook, buy a new one and cut off the old one with a dremel tool, but I have straightened them in a 4 or 5 inch vice before. PS: I don't think S hooks are legal in NY anymore on safety chains but I think they are still OK on surge brake cable.
  2. You are correct, the powerbelt base seal is not really a sabot. That's why the easy to push down the barrel. I stand technically corrected. Poor choice of terminology on my part.
  3. I agree, that's why I use powerbelt sabot bullets for my back up shots. Way easier to load. Not as accurate, but close enough for shots under 60 yards, which is all i'm ever going to get where I usually hunt.
  4. The residue you are seeing in your barrel is from the powder not the primer. If you don't have any primers, and it's sit home or hunt, it's your choice. I don't know anything about blackhorn, but I have used my trap shooting primers on pyrodex and triple seven for 20 years. Fired every time. You should clean your barrel every 10 shots or so anyway or accuracy suffers. Same as slugs thru a shot gun. Do what you want, it's still a free country so far. Let's go Brandon.
  5. You know you can use any 209 primer right? I'm sure the box you show is just a marketing ploy to separate you from more of your money. I've been using the same 209 primers for my muzzle loader that I used to use for my trap loads, before the price of lead bb's went insane. Thanks you lunatic environmentalists. Now I don't reload my shot gun shells anymore. Muzzle loader always fires, unlike percussion caps which sometimes don't if you don't keep your nipple clean. Anybody want to buy a MEC 600 Jr reloader?
  6. pukingdog

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    There is no way Rittenhouse will be convicted. I'm very surprised judge has not already declared mistrial without prejudice. I'm glad he shot those 3 a holes. 2 less dip ****s on this planet trying to overthrow our country. Wish there were a few more men with balls like Kyle, but I'm sure he regrets going to help in hind site.
  7. I run a pair of electric big jons because I won one in a walleye tournament. Mostly i like them alot but i run 2 batteries. one rigger hooked to each battery. My kicker is a Yamaha with the charger option so I don't worry about getting home. I really like the twin adjustable rod holders on each big jon which stay on the boat weather you install the rigger or not. Rod holders work fine with dipseys and boards if not down rigging. Big jon's also come standard with ball holders. Down side of standard big jon electric is it doesn't pull in a 12 lb weight fast enough, so 10 pounds max. That's not a big deal if you go manual. I have long booms, so swivel base and ball retriever is a must. I rigged up cannon retro-ease retrievers to my big jon's. I fished for many years with Cannon uni-trolls before I got my electrics and they were flawless and cheap back in the day. Uni-trolls were short booms and you don't really need retrievers with them but I still used swivel bases which come in handy when docking to keep from breaking your booms on the dock. HB2's comment about locating in the correct place is spot on. If your boat has built in rod holder holes in the gunnels like most glass boats have, I would think hard about buying the down rigger gimble mount that slips into the rod holder hole. Easy on, easy off but kinda clunky to store but no new holes in gunnels.
  8. The 10.9 marking on the head of the bolt indicates it is a metric bolt and an indication of it's tensile strength properties. Before going nuts trying to force it into an imperial threaded hole, I would take it to a hardware store that has all the test thread gages and confirm it is metric. I don't know if Mercruiser uses metric bolts or not.
  9. Harvey, We talked yesterday about 10 pounders. I would like to buy one 10 pound torpedo and one used 10 pound long tail pancake. I think you said $40 plus $16 shipping. If you can confirm that, I'll send you a check. Best regards Jim V
  10. Can I pick up a 10 pounder and bring cash? Where are you located? If I like it, I'll buy a couple more same method.
  11. I'm interested in trying a 10 pounder. Do you have that yet ? Cost ? I've tried 12 pound weights on my electric big Jon's but they are too slow to retrieve.
  12. I took a picture of the gas valves as promised. Port valve allows selection of gas tank for the kicker motor. Picture attached. Allows you to get gas to kicker from either the main tank or the auxiliary tank or off. Starboard valve is exactly the same but allows you select which tank you want to feed gas to your main engine. Main or aux or off for winter storage. Hope this helps.
  13. Perhaps you should have just paid up to get 20hp. Now you need to deal with all the aggravation. How much did you really save ? If they made it an easy conversion, everyone would do it. Sometimes you get what you pay for.
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