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Forum: Boats 09-15-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By GBS
My 2000 Trophy Sport 175 has been perfect. Owned...

My 2000 Trophy Sport 175 has been perfect. Owned it since 2005. It does get dock rash after a bit....

'Tis not really the boat you have to worry about, it is all the "stuff" in it - engine,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-15-2021, 07:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,194
Posted By GBS
Good points by all here. The other consideration...

Good points by all here. The other consideration - improper use of the collar can teach the dog to just stifle the warning signs - growl, bark, etc. Then you get a situation where it lunges,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-12-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,155
Posted By GBS
X2 on the Contour +. I did some testing between...

X2 on the Contour +.
I did some testing between it and my old LakeMaster that was the last made for Lowrance. For the few lakes I looked at, they were the same. The C+ even had spots I knew were...
Forum: Electronics 09-09-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By GBS
It's just math. Look in your manuals, or on...

It's just math. Look in your manuals, or on line, for the power specs. They tell you the amp draw for each unit. That's the amount per hour. Add them together, and multiply by 16 hrs. For many,...
Forum: General Discussion 09-09-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By GBS
As follow up - I had contacted my company the day...

As follow up - I had contacted my company the day of, but went the route of calling the other one to start a claim. They quickly came back saying it was contested (of course). So after a week,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2021, 05:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By GBS
Thanks all - I've been educated a bit more by all...

Thanks all - I've been educated a bit more by all this. Yes, In Minn. "no fault" only applies (mostly) to the personal injury part of the coverage. Property damage and who pays still depends on...
Forum: General Discussion 08-27-2021, 06:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,441
Posted By GBS
Car crash and Insurance claim

Cat Converter stolen from my wife's Prius while in our driveway. My Ins. Co. settled very quickly and fairly. Since lead time to repair was at least 2 months out, and the car was a 2008, we sold it...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 08-01-2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 765
Posted By GBS
You'll need a volt meter. Check the reading at...

You'll need a volt meter. Check the reading at the brakes, as someone activates the controller. If you do not see readings increase, try again at the trailer connector, to narrow down whether it is...
Forum: Electronics 07-29-2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,443
Posted By GBS
FYI - I chased a low voltage problem a lot this...

FYI - I chased a low voltage problem a lot this spring. Turned out it was my Carbon unit - it routinely reports about .5 v lower than the actual line voltage measured at the pins on the back.
Forum: General Discussion 07-15-2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,644
Posted By GBS
My discount HP color laser is starting to...

My discount HP color laser is starting to complain about toner low. A full set is $280, vs $325 for a whole new printer. But it did last for a very long time. Still deciding....

I also have a...
Forum: Swap Board - $500 LIMIT ON ALL POSTS, INCLUDING WTB. 07-11-2021, 07:24 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By GBS
Lowrance Old Style Blue NMEA network

Hard to find items:

Three "blue connector" tee's
Two 120 ohm terminators
Two 2 ft. adaptor cords for blue connector to current devices using red/black connectors.
One 15 ft. black to black...
Forum: Swap Board - $500 LIMIT ON ALL POSTS, INCLUDING WTB. 07-11-2021, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 185
Posted By GBS
RAM Universal Depth Finder mount

RAM-D-115
Round screw on base, heavy duty aluminum balls. ~7.25" total height
Rated for up to 6 lbs. Top plate has multiple holes for attaching to almost any "C" bracket depth finder.
Has had use,...
Forum: WC Bone Yard 07-09-2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,416
Posted By GBS
kzoofisher summed it up well. As to the...

kzoofisher summed it up well.

As to the poster that earned $9.25 equivalent back in the day - current Federal minimum is $7.25. Here in Minn., until very recently, it was $8.15. So back then,...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-30-2021, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By GBS
True that! I'm cheap, and always want to do it...

True that! I'm cheap, and always want to do it myself. But now getting older, know there is a time to just pay a guy. He knows what he is doing, has seen it all, and can get it done far quicker...
Forum: Motors and Props 06-28-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,167
Posted By GBS
Maybe a bad pump - but mine behaves the same if...

Maybe a bad pump - but mine behaves the same if it has sat for a long time between uses. The more days the harder. After a couple of weeks, or the first start in the spring, it is a long period of...
Forum: Strictly Fishing 06-28-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By GBS
A small add - try using the spinners with no...

A small add - try using the spinners with no weight. Let the length of line determine your depth. You can get scientific, and start trying different blades to see which run shallower, (usually...
Forum: General Discussion 06-20-2021, 09:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,447
Posted By GBS
My boat just turned legal to smoke and drink. I...

My boat just turned legal to smoke and drink. I do get agreed value back if totaled, but "repairable" damage could be a still significant bill (lower unit hits that unseen rock, etc.)

But, with...
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2021, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By GBS
Nope, didn't get that even when new. Best was...

Nope, didn't get that even when new. Best was 19-20, with a tail wind!

Did a 4,000 mile tow after, and with my trailer, mpg went from 8-8.5 previously to 9.5-10. Literally a very happy camper....
Forum: General Discussion 06-17-2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,713
Posted By GBS
Just had them done by my independent guy. 2012,...

Just had them done by my independent guy. 2012, 100,000 miles. Because I tow an RV, he strongly encouraged me to do it every 50K. My coil packs were shot also. Everything was about $250.
Made a...
Forum: Trailers and Tow Vehicles 06-17-2021, 06:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By GBS
Lots of good information above. You didn't note...

Lots of good information above. You didn't note the kind of trailer (bunk, roller, combo, etc.). I found on my roller that each front-to-back set (starboard and port) have to be exactly the same...
Forum: Boats 06-16-2021, 06:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By GBS
Quest seems like it may be moot. Supply chain...

Quest seems like it may be moot. Supply chain shortages for these items, as well as everything else in the recreation world.

My old 1.77" post system is being discontinued - not in the current...
Forum: Boats 06-15-2021, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By GBS
23 gal tracks with my 2000 175 Trophy Sport

23 gal tracks with my 2000 175 Trophy Sport
Forum: Members Fishing Reports 06-14-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By GBS
The good news was that the few walleye and...

The good news was that the few walleye and comparatively many sauger were all football shaped. My 24" one had the broadest back and biggest belly I've seen in a long time. The sauger too were broad...
Forum: Members Fishing Reports 06-14-2021, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By GBS
Yep! One guy got 2. One none!

Yep! One guy got 2. One none!
Forum: Members Fishing Reports 06-13-2021, 09:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,161
Posted By GBS
Kabetogama

Just back from a week with 5 of us.

The blistering heat that we all have suffered through in the upper midwest was there too. Most days 85-93, full sun. Water temps as high as 79 (!). Usually...
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