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About kensom

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  • Birthday 01/28/1957

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    Lakeville, MN
  1. Boat Insurance costs?

    I just got my insurance renewal from that insurance company that Flo advertises for all day everyday on what seems like every channel.....I guess I know where most of my premium dollars go.....anyway is $200 too much or average for a 2002 Alumacraft Trophy 175 w/115 Yamaha and trailer? Seems like a bunch to me as I think it was about $100 a few years ago. What are you guys paying....
  2. If you are going to be in Marathon why not spend $60 bucks and go on a semi-private charter with Seadog Charters at the end of 7 mile bridge, owned by a former Minnesotan.......he offers affordable 1/2 day trips on small 6 person boats. Or go on one of the big party boats, one in Marathon and another in Islamorada, those are only about $35 bucks for a full day ($5 off coupons on line). I would highly recommend that you and a buddy or two pony up and take a Tarpon trip, with the right guide you will tie on to a couple of 100-150 pounders and have the fight of a lifetime....you only live once and you will be in one of the best places and time of the year to do it! I have fished with Vic Gaspeny out of Bud-n-Mary's Marina in Islamorada 4 times now and have caught between 2 and 4 Tarpon every trip, he really knows what he is doing. While you are there, be sure to visit Robbie's and feed the Tarpon....there are hundreds of "tame" Tarpon that hang out at their dock and for a few bucks you can feed them. They will jump out of the water to take the minnows from you, best entertainment value in the keys.
  3. Suzuki 250 Quadrunner ...help

    I am getting my just purchased 1999 250 Quadrunner ready for ice fishing and I'll be darned if I can't find a dipstick to check the oil. There is a fill cal over the rear drive unit but no dipstick on it. Anyone have an idea how I check the oil on this thing?
  4. It is in the dash......sounds like bad news??????
  5. My son's key is stuck in the ignition of his 2006 Grand Prix. Any ideas how to get it out?
  6. Options to troll down my "big motor"

    I found the "Tamer Trolling System" at the Lindy site using two socks evenly spaced under the bow....looks great! Should help stabilize steering in the wind also....thanks for the tip!
  7. After watching hundreds of boats doing the traditional Lindy rigs with only marginal success on Mille Lacs, we tried trolling cranks in shallow water and picked up 7 fish in about 2 hrs. Only problem was my 115 will not troll below 2.8mph. I tried dragging a driftsock which slowed the speed but made steering difficult. I would consider a kicker but would rather not spend the money and add the extra weight if I don't have to, as I only occasionally troll. ANY IDEAS??
  8. Thanks Macgyver, I will give it a try, sounds like a logical solution.
  9. I have a 2001 Tahoe & brother-in-law has 99 GMC truck, both had anti-lock turn on and stay on during normal driving. Only way to stop was to pull fuse....any ideas?
  10. Any tips for 3 Twin Cities couples looking to find a charter on Lake Michigan for this coming weekend? Not in need of trophy's... just steady action. Any recomendations?, 1/2 day?, 3/4 day?, full day? Where to go? Who to charter? Please help us out, no time to research with such short notice.. Thanks in advance for replies!