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FM_Mike last won the day on May 29 2017

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  1. I agree, maybe we can have him swim and I can chase him with my boat until he can no longer swim and watch him struggle to breath. Then, just because I couldn't let him die, save his sorry arse. Doubt that would really teach him a lesson though. People like that have no conscience. Mike
  2. If your motor has a thermostat, check the thermostat housing. Take the cover of the housing of and look for debris in the housing unit. Sand and pebbles can build up there and effect water flow. Also, if a piece of rock has gotten into the springs of the thermostat, it can stop it from opening or closing correctly. Mike
  3. In order to get this sticker you have to complete a course which, (correct me if I'm wrong) is not FREE. You have to in essence, pay a fee to get the sticker, which you don't really need because they are not going to fine you but ONLY give you a warning. Mike
  4. So there is basically NO NEED to get this sticker because there is no penalty for not having one. With this being the case, why would anyone PAY to get a sticker? That would be like saying: You need a license to fish, but if you don't have one, we'll just give you a warning. I wonder how long it will be before the DNR officers decide they have better things to do than issue warnings day after day to the same people. Describing this as "CRAZY" is being way to kind. Mike
  5. I have a 2011 and did the same as quoted with prop. Mine also has been flawless. Mike
  6. I have been using Fireline and as creep said, I tie directly to a swivel that attaches to the rap, No leader. I use 10lb fireline and have only lost 1 rap due to bite off. I must say though, I do check my line after each fish, and remove any line that looks frayed. I went to fireline (braid) just for that reason, tired of replacing raps and don't like leaders for shad raps. Just my Mike
  7. While honoring the soldiers that gave the ultimate sacrifice, remember the families.... Mike
  8. I use the My Wedge to take the pressure off the Hydraulics on the motor. As Muskie has said, this horse has been beaten almost every year. There is nothing wrong with running a Transom Saver if you choose too. IMO, as some others have said, the transoms are designed to take the pressure of acceleration and bouncing in heavy waves, I trust it could handle being driven on the hi-way. Most transom issues are caused by rot which was caused by water intrusion, and people often blame not having a transom saver for failure, when the actual cause is a rotting transom. I have read many horror stories about poorly designed transom savers actually putting a hole in the lower units of motors when hitting a large bump or pot hole. Everyone has their thoughts on what to use, use what you feel the most comfortable with based on your boat towing and use. Mike
  9. I know this probably doesn't help, but if it's as simple as the dealer says it is, why not take it to the dealer and have them set it up for you? If it is as simple as connecting the wires, I'm sure that the cost of having them do it should be minimal. Also, if there's an issue, the dealer could most likely diagnose the issue quickly and you would not have to take a chance of improperly wiring. Sounds like, based on what your finding, and what the dealer has told you about the simplicity of this, you may have a wiring issue that may need to be addressed. Mike
  10. Ain't that the truth. To add, extra fuses, bulbs, a water proof container of some sort, as said, I have a small (well it started out small) tool kit with some basics. As you continue to boat, the supplies will increase. Mike
  11. Check out Boat Buckles. They ratchet down and are permanently attached to the trailer. I have them on my boat and wouldn't use anything else. They are the easiest and most convenient tie-downs I have ever owned. Mike
  12. FM_Mike

    Fishing Line

    +1 I do the same. Mike
  13. I used to be strictly a Shimano person, but over the past 5 years have gone exclusively to Pflueger. I recently ordered 5 of the President 6730's when they were on sale at the Big C for 39.99. Can't go wrong at that price and they are excellent reels at their normal 59.99. I have yet to have one fail and they are close to 5 years old. With the super lines, the 6730 holds all the line needed. Either reel will serve you well, and you won't go wrong with either choice. But to me, for the money and performance, Pflueger to me is a better choice. Mike
  14. Just an FYI, If you use IE, IE 10 now has a built in spell checker. Great news for me and others that sometime struggle with spelling. It works great, and now I can do away with Ispell or Speckie. Mike
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