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  1. Anything to be concerned about?

    Thanks for the advice. I took out the drain plug and although it's not the color of milk, it is the consistency of milk but is a brownish yellow. Now that I did some research, I guess a light golden brown is normal. It did drip about 1/2 dozen drops overnight, which is why I checked it. I guess it's nothing to be too concerned with I guess. Thanks for all the replies.
  2. Anything to be concerned about?

    Correct - 1995 25 hp Johnson.
  3. Anything to be concerned about?

    And the oil is from?
  4. Anything to be concerned about?

    My boat had been sitting for about a month in a garage and I just got done pulling it home from 215 miles away and a couple days later I see this - oil mixed with water.
  5. Weed whacker issues

    I stopped at a small engine shop on my way up north Monday and he confirmed what RebelSS said. I got some yellow tubing and after struggling for almost 1/2 hour, got the lines reconnected and went out and whacked some weeds. Thanks for all the replies.
  6. Weed whacker issues

    It just looks to me like something is out of place. If not, I'll just get myself some tubing and go back at it. Those gas lines sure do deteriorate fast.
  7. Weed whacker issues

    I started the weed eater yesterday and gas started dripping down. I found one of the fuel lines had split. I found some oxygen hose that I thought would work and although the proper size, it was too soft and would continue leaking where it connected. I just need to get the proper tubing. However, while messing with it I noticed what appears to be a gasket sticking out in one area, as shown in the photo behind the pull cord handle. This doesn't look quite right. It's tight and can't possible move so how did it get in this position? We went from 3 small engine shops locally to just 2 and the one no longer works on weed eaters and the other is just a 1 man shop inside a Hardware Hank and I was told it would be a 6 week wait. By then it will be just about time to get the snow blower ready.
  8. Rare hawk

    Came across this hawk on Earth Day at the edge of town. I've been told dark morph Red-tail, dark morph Swainson's and dark morph Broa- winged. Anyway, it's a dark morph some kind of hawk.
  9. Forums go dead??

    I agree that the forums have gone dead. I've been a member for years but when the format changed I couldn't log back in and it took weeks to get a reply to my inquiry regarding this. Therefore, I rejoined under a new username. I've always participated in the Photo Sharing and Bird Watching forums. Years ago, it was common to get a dozen or more replies to an informative post or a photo that I took. Now, even though there may be 100 or more views, it's shocking to get more than a couple replies. It's not even unusual for mods to seemingly be off the grid for months at a time. Now that I have a place near Park Rapids, I was hoping to find some fishing info on that sub forum but nada. Another dead area. I think a lot has to do with laziness. If a person has the time to read a post, they have time to reply to a post. Anything to encourage a person to continue posting would help. Just a reply such as "that's interesting info, thanks" would be encouraging. Anyway, it is what it is unfortunately. Personally, I find FB is only good for businesses promoting, nosy people and people that like to brag.
  10. Didn't know they ate sumac.

    Your robin is also colder than mine.
  11. Eagles in their environment

    Thanks Del. Right place and right time. Actually, I first came across them in the morning and then went back later in the afternoon and they were still there. Unfortunately, this time of the year there was no light from behind me.
  12. Ran across these fellas at a slough about 30 miles north of Park Rapids. I had driven through the Paul Bunyan State Forest and gone on a few hikes and was grumbling that there was nothing to photograph. I then decided to drive down the road along this slough just outside the forest, and there they were.
  13. Didn't know they ate sumac.

    Sumacade.
  14. A few bucks, some doe, and a yote

    Nice pair of bucks and I have yet to get a photo of a 'yote. Nice shooting.