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About chberry

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  • Birthday 04/26/1977

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  1. Lower Unit problem or somethign else???

    Marine_Man - do you happen to know if a lower unit off a 1986 3 cyl 75 hp evinrude would work as a replacement for my 1986 70 HP evinrude? I wuold guess yes, but don't know for sure. Had two different mechanics tell me would be in the 500-600 range to take apart and rebuild my lower unit, so I'm looking at used options to just replace the entire lower unit. I'm not looking to put a lot of money into this boat/motor. Do I need to be aware of drive shaft splines or anything like that?
  2. Lower Unit problem or somethign else???

    Thanks marine man, I saw you are from lisbon, My grandma is from lisbon. I spent many spring and summer days growing up shooting gophers on my great grandmas farm up there. We still own the farm, and a house in town.
  3. I recently had my 1986 70 ho Evinrude out on the lake pulling the kids in the tube. I was running along, and the boat started shaking violently....I didn't hit anything, we were over 50 feet of water! After getting the motor stopped, and getting back to the dock, the motor displayed the following symptoms. The motor will start, and ideas perfectly, when I put it in gear going forward, I have to push hard on the throttle to get it to go forward, and the prop doesn't spin, when I put it in gear in reverse, the prop spins, and the throttle moves easily. I’m guessing I destroyed the forward gear somehow, can anyone confirm this by my description?
  4. concrete disposal?

    google eurekarecylcing, pull up their page, and click on Reuse or disposal, and then on the A to Z guide. Click on construction debris....lots of options listed. I hauled out an old driveway a couple years back and found this link helpful in locating a place.
  5. Tonka?

    I've had luck fishing some of the large weed flats during the day on weekends....and I fish Wayzata bay a lot. If the pleasure boaters won't go over them, they sometime hold fish. But gernally speaking, be prepared to be off the lake by noon on a good weekend, otherwise you will be playing bumper boats with the cruisers!
  6. Other Fish Caught While Muskie Fishing

    does a clam count? It chomped down on a mag bulldawg I was ripping off the bottom. I have a pic somewhere on my computer, just can't find it right now.
  7. What's your boats name?

    The ugly is a nice beat up highly modified 1973 Starcraft Nova that still wears its orginal yellow paint...hence the duckling name!
  8. Lund Repair ?

    I had a couple of holes I couldn't reach when I did mine. I took some double sided tape, and stuck it to the end of a 1 inch putty knife. stuck the back of the t-nut to it, and used it to hold it in place while I tighened a nut from above with out the baseplate in just to get the tnut seated. good luck, and let us know what works for you!
  9. Lund Repair ?

    I'm not sure if your base plates have a hole cut into the floor or not. I have an older style plate that has a 3 inch hole or so cut into the floor. I was able to squeeze my hand down below the floor and put T nuts into the backside of the screw holes. The tnuts are basically a treaded sleeve with a disk on the back to prevent the bolts from ripping out of the wood. the bolts from the top go into the nuts, and cinchs everything down nice and tight.
  10. Leeches - when do they disappear?

    I still have leeches in my fridge that I bought for opener...haven't been out fishing as much, so they are lasting longer than normal. I've actually tried leechs as bait under the ice....they balled up so tight that they just look like a black ball on your hook on an underwater camera.
  11. 2 for 1

    A couple years ago, a buddy and I were fishing for eyes in about 20 ft of water when he got a bite, started bringing it in. About half way in, he got slammed. After a few minutes, I slide the net under a a 2 pound northern and a 41 inch musky....all on 6 pound test! Best part was, it was my buddy's first musky, and neither of us brought a camera, so to this day, our friends don't beleive he caught it!
  12. Steamed Mussels!

    costco usually has both claims and mussels when they open their seafood counters during the weekends. You can also find them at byerlys/lunds.
  13. Please add me to the list...I work in EP, and will be out in St Bonnie this evening if you still have it.
  14. Twin Cites carp lakes

    Lake Calhoun still has target bales on the south side....that are part of a city park I believe. I've talked to guys out shooting carp on Minnehaha throughout St louis park, and edina and I have done it out on Tonka and talked with a CO out there while doing it who had no issue with it. I think as long as you do it safely, and properly dispose of the fish, you shouldn't have any issues.