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  1. dkf

    Fuel filter for Optimax??

    Extra corrosion inhibitors and system cleaners over the red stabil. Supposed to protect parts better from ethanol and moisture. I'd post a link but it would get deleted.
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    Fuel filter for Optimax??

    Your right, had a brain fart. I don't want the bulk and expense of seperator, water remover is easier and cheaper. Thought he was talking about a filter not a seperator.
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    Power Augers......I'm As Confused As Ever

    Jiffy has the best built auger IMO.(Talked with many guys on the ice with Jiffys well over 15 YO, one was 27YO) I have a 2hp Jiffy Stealth with 6" and 9" drills, a 6" Finbore hand auger, 8" Jiffy hand auger and a 5" Strikemaster hand auger. All 4 work great. I touch up all the blades with a diamond hone to keep them sharp, works well.
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    Fuel filter for Optimax??

    Replying to the filter part. There isn't really a good way to remove water from gas other than making it able to burn.(Nox-Ice, Heet and other water remover) If your worried about water over the winter, add some water remover before you store the boat and mix it in good. I always run Stabil in my boats all season long. Want to try the marine Stabil as soon as I can find it.
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    115 Yamaha correct prop size.

    A 16p or 17p stainless should be close to perfect. Aluminum props are less aggressive than stainless props thus the extra pitch. My boat came with a 21 pitch however a 17p-19p stainless is whats needed for my combo depending on weight.
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    Fuel filter for Optimax??

    I run the clear plastic inline filters made by Tempo on every outboard, on the fuel line. All my motors have filters under the hood however I prefer an inline in addition. Don't have to pull the filter on the motor near as often either and risk breaking the plastic parts.
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    whats the coldest weather you have fished

    0 Degrees 40-45mph gusts and snowing like crazy. Pretty cold for my neck of the woods.
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    Genmar making tin boats again

    The same Lund combo I bought new in 2001 would cost $7-10k more now than back then. Prices and materials didn't inflate that much and I think thats what Genmar is talking about. The same truck I bought new in 04' would only cost about $700 more now than in 04'.
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    Genmar making tin boats again

    Cost of aluminum materials depends on shape, demand, size, quanity, grade and etc. Scrap prices have little to do with it. Go price enough 5053 alum sheet, Ibeams, formed trim/rails, rivets and etc at a local supplier and see what the price tag comes to, will be wayyyy over $1k. If the boat is a great quality and performing, Canadian or US built boat I think it will be a winner giving Genmars track record. If its made in China or similar places it has no place in my driveway. Outboard choice is very important to me, thats the reason why a Lund or Crestliner wouldn't be considered as a next boat for me.
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    Otter attachment

    I wouldn't be taking the tent on and off. The plastic trim otter uses to attach the tent to the sled is good however it comes off. Have had problems with the tent coming loose from the sled at spots, so I through bolted it on. The tent doesn't take long to put on its just a pain to do often. I always take my portable with me but if you don't want to, get an extra sled. You can put the sled with the cover on it inside the empty sled to store it.
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    New Rod....

    Might want to look at a rod with larger guides for fishing outside to help prevent freeze up. A TB 28" panfish sweetheart outside rod would be a good choice.
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    Ice rods

    I wish there was a 24" JM Meatstick version. 28" rods are a little too long in my portable.
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    Humminbird vs vexilar

    One major concern I've heard with the Hummingbird is the transducer support cable is too short. If you get over much over 18" of ice you won't be able to get the ducer to the bottom of the hole.
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    Is shrink wrapping worth it?

    I don't think its worth it. I don't think theres anything that will keep the mice out. Put on a cover and moth ball the heck out of the interior.
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    Trailer/Hitch put on - Or buy a truck?

    A small cheap utility trailer can be gotten at lowes or home depot for around $800. A better trailer such as a Big Tex will run around $1k or so depending on size and GVW. A trailer comes in handy A LOT. I have two pups and still use my 6kgvw trailer quite a bit.