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Forum: Boats 11-12-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By jburns
They seem to be strong enough, haven't heard of...

They seem to be strong enough, haven't heard of any ripping out. I have 2 rod holders each on the back rails and 1 on each up front and use hard pulling muskie baits, I've also had lots of people...
Forum: Boats 11-11-2020, 07:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 795
Posted By jburns
My ranger just has screws securing them; easy on,...

My ranger just has screws securing them; easy on, easy off.
Forum: Electronics 10-08-2020, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By jburns
Makes sense, didn't think about that but could...

Makes sense, didn't think about that but could see how that would happen.
Forum: Electronics 10-08-2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By jburns
Got the trolling motor back, water intrusion but...

Got the trolling motor back, water intrusion but mechanic said main cause was broken spring that shorted it out. From his view was fortunate it happened as he said it was better to catch the water in...
Forum: Electronics 10-01-2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By jburns
I ended up calling a service center near home and...

I ended up calling a service center near home and talked to the repair guy who suggested similar. Bummer it happened while on a trip. I spent 3 days in Wisconsin fishing salmon out of milwaukee and...
Forum: Electronics 10-01-2020, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By jburns
I restored a 1995 ranger 690. I thought I worked...

I restored a 1995 ranger 690. I thought I worked all the bugs out. On a trip in minnesota now, used the minn Kota terrova the last 5 days no issues, this morning after charging the motor overnight it...
Forum: General Discussion 09-14-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By jburns
Might be easier to apply a non skid coating...

Might be easier to apply a non skid coating product like Tuff coat. There are a number out there to choose from, I used tuff coat when redoing a boat and was happy with the outcome. Sand, wash,...
Forum: Boats 09-07-2020, 02:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 332
Posted By jburns
My 1995 690vs is a single axle, but needs motor...

My 1995 690vs is a single axle, but needs motor trimmed down and tongue removed. Sorry I don't know if dual axle is longer but would think you're at least going to need to have the removable tongue...
Forum: Canada 08-20-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,877
Posted By jburns
Yes, June trip to Canada canceled, tentative fall...

Yes, June trip to Canada canceled, tentative fall backup trip to Canada canceled. Went ahead and booked a week stay on a smaller lake near leech lake. Going to meet some friends in Wisconsin to fish...
Forum: Boats 08-18-2020, 11:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 13,069
Posted By jburns
He is right though, it's a pretty poorly done...

He is right though, it's a pretty poorly done ad/marketing video. Especially with the digital graphics that look like someone who used Microsoft paint for the first time.
Their boats are beautiful...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2020, 08:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,989
Posted By jburns
Very good point, they will definitely have...

Very good point, they will definitely have traction issues at a certain point and you can have a runaway boat which is dangerous. I experimented with this once in my driveway and my driveway is on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-16-2020, 07:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,989
Posted By jburns
Trailer valet and Trax power dollie are some...

Trailer valet and Trax power dollie are some other popular options. I own the Trax and the units are expensive but when I upgraded boats to a 19' fiberglass it would be near impossible for me to get...
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,558
Posted By jburns
This is the biggest downside. If you're a healthy...

This is the biggest downside. If you're a healthy adult I don't think it's that bad, if you're on a budget or not using every week I think it's the best route but electric are very nice to have
Forum: General Discussion 08-07-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,558
Posted By jburns
Cannon easy troll would be my recommendation....

Cannon easy troll would be my recommendation. Used them on 2 boats and never had any issues. Are fairly cheap new but bought my last set used, caught lots of salmon and lake trout with them.
Forum: Boats 05-13-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,663
Posted By jburns
I will say there are great boats on here and what...

I will say there are great boats on here and what you will be looking for, but price seems a bit high in my opinion. I would keep looking here but would highly recommend the walleye boats for sale...
Forum: Boats 05-09-2020, 07:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,663
Posted By jburns
Older ranger deep V in the 17 1/2 to 20' range. I...

Older ranger deep V in the 17 1/2 to 20' range. I just went through this replacing my last boat. I ended up buying an older 690vs and am just about done restoring it and the trailer. However, in your...
Forum: Boats 04-16-2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 869
Posted By jburns
I'm restoring an older ranger 690, costing a...

I'm restoring an older ranger 690, costing a little over 5k to have the hull and paint redone and is in the shop now. I'd imagine you're going to be in that ball park. I went to pick up the trailer a...
Forum: Boats 03-20-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By jburns
I kind of thought the same but looking at the...

I kind of thought the same but looking at the info water temps were cold so wonder if it was a freezing condition and water couldn't circulate before it got hot enough to melt ice blocking the...
Forum: Boats 03-19-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By jburns
Faults on engine hr read out

Posted on my local fishing forum but with the deal supposedly happening in a couple days wanted to see if a busy board might have more thoughts. I'm supposed to buy a boat over the weekend depending...
Forum: General Discussion 12-05-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,563
Posted By jburns
Then get a Prius. For a half ton, the Ram...

Then get a Prius.

For a half ton, the Ram Eco-Diesel is about the best mileage you can get. I had one for three years and it was a great truck. It averages 22 mpg over MILLIONS of miles tracked of...
Forum: General Discussion 12-04-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,563
Posted By jburns
It seems you intellectually painted yourself into...

It seems you intellectually painted yourself into a corner. If I wasn’t probably older than you I’d call you a geezer.

Where do you turn next when your 2014 5.0 dies at the arbitrary 300,000 mile...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 06:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,563
Posted By jburns
You think like I do. All these changes every...

You think like I do. All these changes every year to fix a problem that should have been erased before it hit the market. Too many of these vehicles are raced to production it seems, not enough...
Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 11:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,563
Posted By jburns
Same issues we've repeatedly discussed here in...

Same issues we've repeatedly discussed here in the Egoboost threads. If your memory is that lax, you might want to seek medical attention.[/QUOTE]

I also am also curious what specific issues there...
Forum: General Discussion 11-23-2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By jburns
Bobby watching his Tundra rust away, frame and...

Bobby watching his Tundra rust away, frame and all. lol[/QUOTE]

Frame rust was a high volume shorter term issue, nowadays would be more concerned about cam tower oil leak, newer quality issues...
Forum: General Discussion 11-22-2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By jburns
Own 2018 f150 with 2.7 Dash was warped and had it...

Own 2018 f150 with 2.7 Dash was warped and had it replaced under warranty, not sure if it will warp again, trims higher than xlt don't do this, my 10 speed doesn't make unusual noises but have heard...
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