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About SapperACE

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  • Birthday 02/27/1982

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  1. Spark plug recommendations

    Thank you all. I will change the plugs first and make sure the gap is right. If she's still sputtering, I'll look into the coils. I'll try to remember to report back.
  2. Spark plug recommendations

    My 1996 Johnson 90hp started hard this spring and now it doesn't idle very well. I'm looking to change spark plugs since it's been a couple years. It currently has champion plugs. I was curious it anyone has used any other than champions, and to what result. I'm open to spending a little more if there's something that will perform better.
  3. Tape your sleeve?

    I cut the foot end off an old black tube sock. Works perfect and you probably have one in your sock drawer for free.
  4. trolling speed.

    I've always wondered if a drift sock on a ski bridle behind the boat would work. Has anyone ever tried this?
  5. Bachelor Party Fishing Trip Suggestions

    We went to Chaimberlain SD for my brothers stag party last April. We stayed at Allen's Hillside. They took 8 of us out in 2 boats. Brand new Lund 20 footers. All the tackle bait and old Milwaukee's best we could drink! We caught our 10 limits of 4 walleyes and and 10 limits of 5 smallmouth by noon (guides let us catch their fish). Fishing was $100 per guy for the whole day, and hotel was cheap. I think it cost me $300 for everything that weekend. Everyone had a blast and said it was the best bachelor party they'd ever been to.
  6. Spring tune-up

    I will keep an eye out for that in the future BoxMn. I really do appreciate all the help from everyone on here. It seems like there is always someone on here that is willing to help a guy out.
  7. Spring tune-up

    I always use 91 octane. My dad always used say to never use anything but 91 in a 2 stroke. I also put stabil in ever time I fill up as directed on the bottle. I think stump hit my problem on the head. Can't wait for spring.
  8. Spring tune-up

    That really makes a lot of sense to me. I know I started cranking the motor before I pumped the ball. I did pump the ball after I cranked for a bit. That is great advise. Thank you very much!
  9. Spring tune-up

    I know it may be a little early, but I'm already getting the itch for open water. I am a little nervous, however. When I put my boat away last fall it was not running the greatest. I have a sylvan boat with a 1996 Johnson 90 hp. On my last voyage for the year, it was a cold day, and she seemed like she was running a little rich, and she barely started. It's was after she sat for well over a month and a half. When it finally did start, the was a lot of smoke and it took a while to get it warmed up. I do a lot of speed trolling and I am wondering if it needs a carb clean or something. Is that hard to do? I was also planning on some new plugs this year. As i said, i am planning on plugs, and lower unit oil. I would appreciate any other tune-up advice and some ideas on the carb cleaning.
  10. NE Nebraska Winnebago res?

    I think you have a good chance at drawing. I think there are usually some surplus tags too later in the season.
  11. NE Nebraska Winnebago res?

    You will definitely see others while you're there. You'll want to get out there early in the am. people are pretty respectful though. We try to go where at least part of the time we are there is not the weekend. There is a lot of area you can hunt though and there are a few areas where there are pretty good stands of timber. There are rolling hills and some pretty rough ground. There are also some crop fields and edges where you will see birds feeding during the day. Overall, good turkey habitat.
  12. NE Nebraska Winnebago res?

    I've been the a few times. We always stay in or around Sioux City Iowa when we hunt there. Licenses are around $150-$175 and you have to apply. You can shoot 2 birds with a license. Last time I was there was in 2011. Bird numbers were down a bit due to some harsh winters, but there were still plenty of opportunity. We ended up with 3 birds between 3 guys. 2 decent toms and a jake. Birds there are pretty educated due to the hunting pressure, but not as bad as the birds on the Santee Rez if you've ever hunted there. Be ready to do a lot of walking because traditional calling, decoys and sit and wait doesn't work as well there. We typically try to get on a gobbler in a tree before its light out and try to get as close as we can before he comes down. After the morning sit we try to do some spot and stalk.
  13. Locked Bucks

    Where in Jackson County did you find those? I might know someone that would have trail cam pics of one or both of those boys.
  14. MN Deer Classic

    I'm going to be up there Saturday night for the t-wolves game and spending the night downtown saturday night. I was all excited to hit up this show on sunday until I saw on the HSOforum it was $12 per person to get in! My wife was already whining about having to go at all, so there's no way she'll go for it now. I saw a coupon for $2 off admission on the HSOforum but still, I cant justify $20. Maybe it's just me but that seems really high for admission. Maybe thats normal up there, but if it cost that much to get in down here where i'm from, no one would show up at all.
  15. Smoker Craft boats

    Smoker Craft and Sylvan have been made by the same company in the same factories since about 1975. They are still marketed as seperate companies and have seperate dealer networks, however. They are structurally the same boat, they just differ a little in floor plans. That being said, I have a 1996 Sylvan Pro Select and love the boat. It is 16+ years old, and has held up really well. All the lights, pumps and hatches still work perfectly. They are a well made boat at a bargan price compared to some of the other big brands. You would not be dissappointed.