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Forum: Motors and Props Today, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By gbin
I'll give it a try. Thanks! (Almost missed...

I'll give it a try. Thanks! (Almost missed this!)

Gerry
Forum: General Discussion Today, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By gbin
I got into George Brett's head once when I was a...

I got into George Brett's head once when I was a teenager.

I always preferred sitting near 3rd base when I went to Twins games, and I never liked Brett in the slightest, so I hollered to him...
Forum: General Discussion Today, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By gbin
:laugh: Gerry

:laugh:

Gerry
Forum: Motors and Props Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By gbin
Actually, reusable heat tape - especially if it's...

Actually, reusable heat tape - especially if it's thermostatically controlled (not to mention if it's insulated, where appropriate) - is a pretty efficient way to mildly warm a very limited area. ...
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By gbin
Yak? Really? I know a few people who have...

Yak? Really? I know a few people who have alpacas, and one person who had a couple of Scottish highland cattle, but I've never even HEARD OF anyone having yaks. Cool!

Gerry
Forum: General Discussion Yesterday, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 345
Posted By gbin
Since we moved back north several years ago I've...

Since we moved back north several years ago I've really been enjoying hiking or even just driving in NY's Adirondacks to take in the autumn leaves - the Northeast's fall color is even better than in...
Forum: Motors and Props Yesterday, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By gbin
Yes, sir. I just wanted to emphasize that I'm...

Yes, sir. I just wanted to emphasize that I'm quite fond of my boat and treat it right, as it seemed maybe some folks were getting the wrong idea about that. I had a knowledgeable friend help me...
Forum: Boats 10-19-2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By gbin
Ah. I store my boat in the barn over the winter,...

Ah. I store my boat in the barn over the winter, and so didn't think of that very good point.

Gerry
Forum: Boats 10-19-2021, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By gbin
I don't need boat cover supports as my cover...

I don't need boat cover supports as my cover works fine without, but reading this thread gave me this idea:

Has anyone tried using one or more collapsible spring poles such as are used in tents? ...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-19-2021, 05:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By gbin
I perform all necessary annual maintenance per...

I perform all necessary annual maintenance per the Mercury manual, which includes changing the gearcase lubricant once per year. The only things I recall seeing in the manual with respect to...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-19-2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By gbin
Respectfully, I'm NOT asking for anyone to...

Respectfully, I'm NOT asking for anyone to describe what they do to winterize their outboard motors. I've already read plenty of that, including on a pretty recent thread here on WC.

I'm asking...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-19-2021, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By gbin
I'm not saying that anyone's method of...

I'm not saying that anyone's method of winterizing their outboard motors doesn't work; maybe they all do (and as I pointed out, there isn't just a single way to "properly" do it that everyone agrees...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-19-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By gbin
Winterizing isn't part of annual maintenance,...

Winterizing isn't part of annual maintenance, it's protection that may or may not be called for depending on where one lives and how one stores one's boat. There are various means of providing that...
Forum: Motors and Props 10-19-2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,729
Posted By gbin
Winterizing outboard motors, Part II - anybody just use heat tape on them?

I've read with interest what folks here and elsewhere have had to say about winterizing their outboard motors, and it occurred to me:

In situations where it is do-able - as it would be for me with...
Forum: Boats 10-18-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,207
Posted By gbin
Yeah, Richters definitely don't fold flat for...

Yeah, Richters definitely don't fold flat for storage, that's for sure! I'm fortunate that mine fits well in a forward compartment along with its rode (and a couple of other things; it's a pretty...
Forum: General Discussion 10-18-2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By gbin
Ouch. Gerry

Ouch.

Gerry
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By gbin
Now that you mention it, a few years back I woke...

Now that you mention it, a few years back I woke up in the night with terrible neck and right shoulder pain, and by the time my wife had gotten me in to an emergency room it had gotten so bad that I...
Forum: Boats 10-16-2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,207
Posted By gbin
Sounds like solid advice! Well, except for that...

Sounds like solid advice! Well, except for that part about taking a mule aboard... ;) I HAVE been impressed by how much easier that side-bar-and-ring setup makes it to free an anchor, though.
...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,306
Posted By gbin
Weight loss and carefully guided core exercises...

Weight loss and carefully guided core exercises and stretches can do a lot to help with lumbar spinal issues.

I have spinal stenosis and compressed discs, and of course associated flare-ups of...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,673
Posted By gbin
Sounds like a recipe in the making right there,...

Sounds like a recipe in the making right there, too! :)

Gerry
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2021, 11:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,673
Posted By gbin
Knew that about aspens, didn't know that about...

Knew that about aspens, didn't know that about morels. Not yet sure what kind of aspen grove I'll create if I do plant that old field.

Gerry
Forum: Boats 10-16-2021, 08:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,207
Posted By gbin
I have an 18 lb Richter, a rigid, "aggressive"...

I have an 18 lb Richter, a rigid, "aggressive" fluke anchor, because I wanted something that would handle whatever water I chose to fish, big or small, rocky, sandy or muddy, calm, windy or flowing. ...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 10-16-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,591
Posted By gbin
An excellent point. I'll take exploring and...

An excellent point. I'll take exploring and learning to fish a new lake over catching fewer bigger fish OR more smaller fish. (But all other things being equal, I'd rather put that effort into a...
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,353
Posted By gbin
:laugh: Gerry

:laugh:

Gerry
Forum: General Discussion 10-16-2021, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,673
Posted By gbin
WOW! :shocked: Actually, that's exactly how...

WOW! :shocked:

Actually, that's exactly how my wife and I have had them. We'll eat and enjoy pretty much anything that's been sautéed in butter (let alone garlic butter); we just didn't think...
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