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Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2021, 08:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,652
Posted By law57
Yep - I bought a cherry picker a few years back...

Yep - I bought a cherry picker a few years back when I replaced the transom on my boat. It was great for lifting the new outboard. I now use it to lift batteries in/out of the boat and vehicles. ...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,518
Posted By law57
No - the generator sits outside the house, not...

No - the generator sits outside the house, not too far from my 500 gallon LP tank. It's under a little cover I built for it. I'm trying to think of the size - it's not big. I suppose I should have...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2021, 07:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,518
Posted By law57
I used to work on a powerline clearing crew for a...

I used to work on a powerline clearing crew for a big, regional, power company. So I'm with you - I know about cutting. We had a bucket truck and we also had 'hooks' and did some trimming. But...
Forum: Canada 02-19-2021, 06:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,518
Posted By law57
No - I got a few phone calls asking if I lost...

No - I got a few phone calls asking if I lost power too. I'm the first year 'round place on the road coming in from the highway.

The trees around here tend to evergreen - balsam, spruce, and...
Forum: Canada 02-18-2021, 08:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,518
Posted By law57
Yes - a cold 12 days where I live. The low every...

Yes - a cold 12 days where I live. The low every night for that period was less than -30. Last Friday, Sunday, Monday nights were -44, -40, and -40. Tuesday night was -36... At least the wind...
Forum: Motors and Props 02-14-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,554
Posted By law57
Yamaha is popular world wide. Watch the news and...

Yamaha is popular world wide. Watch the news and documentaries. Seldom will you see any outboard but a Yamaha on a boat outside of the USA. Honda maybe, Mercury not often. All the Canada resorts...
Forum: General Discussion 11-13-2020, 05:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,144
Posted By law57
I agree with the cheap desktop opinion. I have...

I agree with the cheap desktop opinion. I have one with two monitors. This allows me to watch football with HULU on one and still surf on the other - among other uses. IIRC I had to install a...
Forum: Boats 07-14-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By law57
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Forum: Boats 07-14-2020, 10:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By law57
Exactly - if the male 'nipple' was just a bit...

Exactly - if the male 'nipple' was just a bit under the bottom of the tank, the issue would be solved.

We're still thinking about cutting the nipple flush with the tank bottom. I don't know if...
Forum: Boats 07-13-2020, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,148
Posted By law57
Ranger 1880 Live/bait wells don't drain (completely)

My friend/neighbor has a brand new Ranger 1880. It's really nice - 200hp and just a joy to fish from. But the live/bait (L/B) wells don't drain out completely. There's a screen that fits over a...
Forum: Boats 07-09-2020, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,237
Posted By law57
My local Alumacraft dealer used to sell Evinrude....

My local Alumacraft dealer used to sell Evinrude. He also sold Yamaha as Alumacraft used Yamaha prior to Evinrude.
I can buy a new Alumacraft from him with a Yamaha - in fact I'm thinking very...
Forum: Boats 06-29-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,447
Posted By law57
There must be a web site with boat values. You...

There must be a web site with boat values. You may want to check with a bank to see the loan value of the boat. A potential buyer may want to borrow money against the boat. If you price is higher...
Forum: Motors and Props 05-28-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 840
Posted By law57
I did the same thing on my 'small' boat. It's a...

I did the same thing on my 'small' boat. It's a 16ft Alumarine with a 25hp Suzuki - t/t. I took a 4" center roller and cut a slot out of it (vertically) so it would fit on the tilt pin. Then I...
Forum: General Discussion 04-30-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,951
Posted By law57
I think I read (skimmed) the thread. IIRC I had...

I think I read (skimmed) the thread. IIRC I had a similar problem. There is a screen in the water outlet form the washer - it collects thread, etc. If it gets plugged the washer doesn't drain...
Forum: General Discussion 01-23-2020, 05:55 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,695
Posted By law57
I got the sponge and pee buckets. I use plastic...

I got the sponge and pee buckets. I use plastic paint containers that I get at Menards. I buy a few and use them for minnows as well as pee buckets. then I can put a few minnows in a bucket and...
Forum: Boats 01-23-2020, 05:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 940
Posted By law57
I just carry a good, high quality, set of jumper...

I just carry a good, high quality, set of jumper cables in my boat. My trolling batteries are only about 12 feet from my starting battery so length is not a problem. I think my cables are 16 ft...
Forum: General Discussion 12-07-2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By law57
Lke Pooch, above, I had family serve in WWII too....

Lke Pooch, above, I had family serve in WWII too. 3 uncles - 2 in the Army Air Corp - one retired a full colonel. One flew a B-25 in the Pacific theater - he was 20 years old. The third was a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2019, 06:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,388
Posted By law57
Thanks HRG. I wonder why the mandatory V8? It...

Thanks HRG. I wonder why the mandatory V8? It must have something to do with the turbos - but I don't know what. Maybe they will run hot with all the starting and stopping and reversion and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,388
Posted By law57
I didn't read the entire thread. So this may be...

I didn't read the entire thread. So this may be a jambog. But I've had two snowplow dealers (Western and Boss) tell me they won't install plows on trucks with EcoBoost engines. I'm not sure why......
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2019, 05:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,879
Posted By law57
When I was a kid, in college, my barber told me...

When I was a kid, in college, my barber told me he was looking for a couple of subs for their bowling team. My roommate, from my home town, and I used to bowl all the time. So we showed up and...
Forum: General Discussion 11-15-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,624
Posted By law57
Ethanol - think again...

Below is a blog by Bernard Weinstein PhD - SMU. He is a member of the Maguire Energy Institute at SMU. It is entitled "Don't increase the ethanol mandate, get rid of it'.

We all know ethanol...
Forum: Boats 10-09-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By law57
Test the truck wires first. Eliminate the truck...

Test the truck wires first. Eliminate the truck as the problem - then you only have to work on the trailer wires. If the truck wires don't work correctly you may want a pro to work on them -...
Forum: Boats 10-09-2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By law57
I use the flat end of old, worn or broken, wire...

I use the flat end of old, worn or broken, wire harnesses to plug the flat (working) ends of the trailer and truck wires into when not in use. I usually put a little dielectric grease on them. Rain...
Forum: Boats 10-09-2019, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,368
Posted By law57
Like some other, I use moth balls. I just keep...

Like some other, I use moth balls. I just keep old margarine containers over the year - the cheap plastic containers at Walmart would work too. I put 6-8 mb's in a container and put two in my boat....
Forum: Strictly Fishing 10-04-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,083
Posted By law57
Exactly. I use braid/floro because it's strong...

Exactly. I use braid/floro because it's strong and tough. If (IF) mono hides from the fish more effectively (then) that's fine with me. I'll still use braid/floro. I'm willing to sacrifice the...
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