Guests - If You want access to member only forums on HSO. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on HotSpotOutdoors.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

  • Announcements

    • Rick

      Members Only Fluid Forum View   08/08/2017

      Fluid forum view allows members only to get right to the meat of this community; the topics. You can toggle between your preferred forum view just below to the left on the main forum entrance. You will see three icons. Try them out and see what you prefer.   Fluid view allows you, if you are a signed up member, to see the newest topic posts in either all forums (select none or all) or in just your favorite forums (select the ones you want to see when you come to Fishing Minnesota). It keeps and in real time with respect to Topic posts and lets YOU SELECT YOUR FAVORITE FORUMS. It can make things fun and easy. This is especially true for less experienced visitors raised on social media. If you, as a members want more specific topics, you can even select a single forum to view. Let us take a look at fluid view in action. We will then break it down and explain how it works in more detail.   The video shows the topic list and the forum filter box. As you can see, it is easy to change the topic list by changing the selected forums. This view replaces the traditional list of categories and forums.   Of course, members only can change the view to better suit your way of browsing.   You will notice a “grid” option. We have moved the grid forum theme setting into the main forum settings. This makes it an option for members only to choose. This screenshot also shows the removal of the forum breadcrumb in fluid view mode. Fluid view remembers your last forum selection so you don’t lose your place when you go back to the listing. The benefit of this feature is easy to see. It removes a potential barrier of entry for members only. It puts the spotlight on topics themselves, and not the hierarchical forum structure. You as a member will enjoy viewing many forums at once and switching between them without leaving the page. We hope that fluid view, the new functionality is an asset that you enjoy .
Sign in to follow this  
Pickelfarmer

How did everyones boat work over opener?

Recommended Posts

Just wondering how everyones boat ran-worked for them over opener. Seems like the first few times you take the boat out in the spring you always find the little problems that have festered over the winter . I took My boat out one night last week and after cleaning out the fogging oil and one mouse nest in a storage area it ran fine. Everything seemed to be working good. I didn't get to go out over opener but I'm going to get it out this week some. Hope all went well for you all!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

not to back my little 6 horse johnson 66' work good. I was running at a low rpms trolling but every once in a while i would go for a quit run to clean the plugs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 15 mariner stated on the first pull!! I did have it fired up in the driveway about a month ago, but Sat. was the first time out on the water. Ran like a champ!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My 08 Yamaha 75 fired up in about a second. The primer bulb never did firm up though. Full tank of gas from the fall. I must've squeezed it 50 times and finally thought to try starting the motor. It started right away. Checked the bulb later and it was hard like it was supposed to be. Anyone know why this would be?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It was at about the transition between low and hi speed, so yes it was tilted up some. Would that cause a problem?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I joked with my buddy on opener that the eve I had everything set up before 4pm, a first for me since I owned the boat, even the trailer lights were working. First time for everything

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My motors started right up and ran fine. When I got to shore, I hit the switches for the bilge and livewell to make sure all was well. Well, both fusses blew. I thought maybe a mouse had been chewing on wires, but that wasn't the case. Turns out both pumps were "froze up". Got the livewell to turn and seems fine, but the bilge is too stiff and still blows the fuse. Strange, since the pumps were new in "07. So looking for a Mayfair replacement cartridge to replace the bilge. Oh well. Junky.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Junky,

I had the same issue. Picked up a replacement for about $25. Mayfair is now part of Johnson Pump and you can buy a replacement motor without having to get the cartridge and other parts.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Mine ran like a champ. I did have a couple of old wood bobbers get chewed up in my boat over the winter but no nests...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

On my '58 evinrude there is no primer bulb on the fuel line, its on the tank and i over pumped it flooding the carb so it took a few more pulls than usual to get her running but it ran fine at high speeds and slow speeds in reverse. It does stall in forward at low RPM's. could this be something to do with the tuning of the carb or gasket set?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Junky,

I had the same issue. Picked up a replacement for about $25. Mayfair is now part of Johnson Pump and you can buy a replacement motor without having to get the cartridge and other parts.

Thanks for the info MLR. I'll have to search around for the part I need. Junky....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  



  • Posts

    • Paint is roughy just used what I had but pretty dang happy with it for 30 bucks.  First charcoal test lasted 6-7 hours.A5B3A72F-6F87-445B-949E-92B20BF41ECF.MOV  
    • I still think sous vide is the ticket if you want the lean roast to be tender, juicy, and pink .  (must resist temptation to insert inappropriate remark here) Next I think I will try the accelerated simulated dry aging where the meat is brushed with fish sauce before sealing in the bag and going in the refrigerator, and then held at 103 for an hour or so (not too long) in the bath before cooking at 130.  
    • I purchased the FLX-28 last season after using the 18 for several years and wow, what a night and day difference!  I really enjoy the auto depth range feature and digital depth readout.  No more taking time to guess the depth!  Weed mode rocks in shallow water weeds when I'm looking for 'gills.  The two zoom zones are great especially for suspended crappies when the 6 foot bottom zoom isn't enough.  Now the bottom 12 feet is there.  Great battery life and it's much quieter than the 18.  Color customization is nice (I have it on palette 3) and I don't have any interference from any other flasher thanks to 20 rejection modes.  I've seen the Marcum 6 and 7s in action and they are also very nice units and allow for lots of customization.  Biggest issue is time to learn the features and the price point.  Still hard to beat the quality of Vexilar or the service the company provides!
    • My dad, may he rest in peace, used an old wood cutting bandsaw that he converted by making some sort of kludgey plywood things to keep the blade on the wheels.   Worked fine.  Not sure how easy it was to clean.   Also not sure how much he worried about it.   Ease of disassembly for cleaning, and blade retention in the presence of food grease would seem to be the big issues.  He cut up a lot of deer and a few moose and nobody got sick...  for what that's worth.  
    • Well Del, that's 3 more than he had!
    • Well, I had three, and that's about all I got.   
    • They've been ice fishing Upper Red since Nov 7th Were on track for a traditional winter
    • Great question! The only time I've found a need to do that with the K drill, is when I drill multiple holes side by side.   Really glad I bought a K drill, super light, and fast. The way our winters seem to getting, with less and less ice; I'm considering selling the Lazer Mag. Maybe some year we'll see an old fashion MN winter with 3' of ice and tons of snow....
    • I just wanted to share some of my experiments with solar power and solar heat on my fish house. It's 8x12 with one 100 watt solar panel and a custom made 4x7 active solar heating panel on the back. It puts out some incredible heat for free, up to 110F. 
    • It's the cooking forum, someone asked about your bedtime eating habits. Not sure how that's not food/ cooking related. You didn't derail nuttin but maybe rundave can enlighten us.
  • Our Sponsors