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  1. I am trying to size a new prop for my boat. Can anybody with some boat expertise help me out. My current prop is out for repairs and I could not find anything stamped on it before I sent it off. This prop ran at about 5500 RPM (I cant remember RPM exactly) at 34-35 MPH. I wouldn't mind squeezing a few more MPH out but this is not necessary. Any recommendations? How about brands of props?
  2. New Prop Help? 1994 EVENRUDE 90HP, 1660 LUND PRO-V

    I found out today that my prop should be in by thursday next week. I'll pay attention to all the tips everyone pointed out and also take note of the pitch. I was not sure of the gear ratio's or normal slip ratings so that is why I was at a loss for where to start. Thanks again.
  3. New Prop Help? 1994 EVENRUDE 90HP, 1660 LUND PRO-V

    I should have stated more clearly... Whats starting point of pitch should I be looking for? The beam width is something like 78 or 79" Again, It was not stamped on the old prop so I am shooting in the dark. I am getting close to a fishing trip and I may need to order one if I can't get my old one back in time. I would also like to have a spare even if the pitch isn't perfect so that I can limp home. As far as the old prop it was pretty nicked up and I had worked it over with a file many times. It had a tough life already when I finally took a chip out of it and sent it in.
  4. tip up leaders for eyes?

    I avoid flourocarbon unless it is required by the water clarity. I have not been impressed with the knot strength compared to mono. When I do use flouro I use 10 lb. Typically I will run 8 lb. Trilene XT.
  5. Leave the house on the lake or take it off?

    We are pulling my brothers house off this morning.
  6. Tip Up line

    Fly line all the way. It is limp, strong, sensitive, has little memory, is tangle resisitant, and doesn't freeze up. The texture on the line allows you to easily grip the line and at the same time you can apply drag easily. Braided lines tangle to easily and freeze to the spools and plastic coated lines' memory cause your bait to not sit were you want it to unless you use alot of split shots.
  7. Mini 14 vs AR 15

    Look into Delton or J&T kits... Just add a lower reciever. Just about any brand of lower will do. A trained monkey can put one together. Most of the lower tier(does not mean they are bad) companies like DPMS, Delton, Stag, Bushmaster etc. use the same parts manufacturers. Top of line are companies are Colt, BCM, Larue, LMT, etc. and also cost alot more.
  8. I broke of my power connecter for my flasher. I rigged up a new connector but cant tell Positive from Negative on the unit. Someone please look at thiers tell me which terminal is which. I appreciate the help. Thanks,
  9. HELP! Marcum VX1 wiring question Red or Black, Left or Right

    Thank you very much.
  10. Early ice - can I take my portable?

    Hand augers are great for early ice as chipping holes weakens the ice. If i am really feeling lucky 2"-3" I just use my portable as a sled/seat. Once you get a good 4 inches flip it over its relatively safe.
  11. Gun training question?

    My dog showed no timidness towards loud noise at a young age. His first introduction to guns was at about 8-10 weeks. I had my brother hold him... Someone he knew well. I took the 22 and walked about 50 yards away he didnt flinch. My brother let him go, he came running up to me and a fired a few more rounds. I then went straight to the 12 gauge. He never flinched and its been good ever since. You have to know your dog and work in slowly if need be. Your dog will tell you right away how slowly you have to introduce them.
  12. For your uses a M2 would be great but I would check out the Vinci. As a side note I am always leary of new anything. If you want the 3.5 capability get the SBE II. Both guns will probably struggle shooting 7/8 once loads. My SBE works OK with 1 ounce loads but has the occational issue. Thats ok since I shoot 1 1/8 any how. You should also look at Beretta's I personally didn't like the way Berettas fit me but from everything I've read people complain about them less.
  13. Small hunting dogs

    A co-worker of mine takes his Yorky out with him pheasant hunting. She wont retrieve a bird but will point, chase, and round up wounded birds until one of the big dogs get it.
  14. Arctic Armor......Is it worth the money?

    I have one complaint about AA. This weekend while out fishing I realized that there is a little metal gromment where the hood string goes through and when cinched up the grommet contacted my face. Other then that I absolutely love it.
  15. Fish Cam vs GPS

  16. Artic Armour

    I just got a pair after wattching a coworker nearly drown on early ice when his 4-wheeler went in. I keep telling everyone that I want to try it out and see if it will save my life Of course I dont want to fall in but I see it as inevitable so I might as well be prepared.
  17. Marcum VX-1 Any Good or not and what does a used one go for???

    I got a really good deal on mine brand new for about $150. This was a couple years ago. Especially for the price I paid for mine it is the best flasher on the market. They work just fine interference is a bit more touchy with the vx-1 but not bad. Knowing what they normally go for I'd say $150 was fair for a used one.
  18. this old house

    Just pull it out with a tractor!
  19. A .410 is a good deer gun

    I took my first deer ever with a 410. Did as good of job as any deer I have harvested with other firearms.
  20. Doggie Daycare?!?

    The dog could very well pick up some bad habits just like children at day care, mine picks up bad habits from my parents house.
  21. Which Is More Important?

    A sharp stick to the right eye will also solve this problem.
  22. Anyone have luck rattling and using calls?

    Just to let you know Cmere Deer, Salt Licks, etc. are considered bait in SD and is against the law. Yes they sell it in stores but it is not legal. A coworker of mine asked the question to the GFP and I read the email replys.
  23. Is it Fair to the Dog?

    You have to make a commitment to exercise the dog every day. It will be good for you and the dog. I dont know how small your lot is but mine is 120x75 and that is plenty of room for my lab to burn around and it could be quite a bit smaller and still be sufficient. If you can honestly say that you will get the dog out at least 3 times a week minimum, I think that is fair.
  24. Quiet Deer Rifle

    I would never buy a hunting rifle with a muzzle brake. Smaller calibers are typically a little less loud. My 223 is not quite as loud as my 270. I have never had a problem taking a single shot without hearing protection in my 270. And I always wear hearing protection while target shoting. Also shorter barrels will make a gun seam louder the longer the barrel the farther the sound will be away from you. I'd look into a rifle of 30-06, 308, 243, or 270 in a bolt action with maybe 24" inch barrel or so. A 308 is a nice accurate low recoiling round for deer.
  25. Broke a limb today

    This is a good reason to keep your old bow as a backup. I plan on buying a new bow next year and I am definatley keeping my old bow as a backup.