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About Old Ironmaker

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  • Birthday 10/14/1954

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    Selkirk Ontario
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    Fishing, golfing and more fishing.

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  1. Took you until noon Gino? You guys must have gotten out late. LTM. I actually got in a boat last week and we went out of Nanticoke. Ran out to 50 feet of water, lines in the water at 8. 3 man limit and in by 11:00. It was ridiculous. That's a keeper fish every 8 minutes. Good going Gino. Some of those you have are the best eaters. Averaged about 3.5 lbs.
  2. Did a dry rub for pork back ribs and I have to say they were perty darned good. Yeaterday afternoon I gave them a rub of EVO, then a rub of Mont. Steak Spice, Sweet Hungarian Paprika, dry oregano, garlic powder, dry basil, chili powder all on both sides. Put in a baking dish cut in 1/2. Soaked them in Worcestershire and a few good shots of Pres. Choice Aged Cayenne (1st try of this stuff*). Then I poured enough Coca Cola (the one with sugar) to cover the ribs about 1/4 of the way up because that's how much Coke I had. Covered and marinated overnight. This afternoon I covered them in a tin foil tent and cooked for 3 hours at 295F. Took them out to cool on the counter in the juice. Fired up the Q, just before I put them on I flipped them into the left over juices just to wet them. Put them on the Q on high serving side down. Did not close lid. Latticed the ribs and finished bottom down. They ended up with a nice bark on the outside and moist inside. Not falling off the bone which ribs really shouldn't be but the bone slid out easily. They had a hint of heat at the back of your pallet but not hot at all. A baked tater and a cob of local Peaches and Cream picked this morning. They were good. Better than I can get anywhere else at least, including down south I don't enjoy dripping wet ribs that are drowned in spiced up ketchup. I think you all know what a plate of ribs look like. The Presidents Choice Cayenne is pretty good. Not vinegar based sauce like Franks. It is spicy not hot unless you really pour it on.
  3. There isn't much one can buy for 13 bucks. That includes a Big Mac meal! Not that I would ever eat 1, more than once a month unless I'm jammed up you know where.
  4. Without ever seeing a side mount putt, putt on a canoe it just doesn't look stable in my mind, yes especially a 60lb unit. Heck I had enough of a challenge paddling a canoe and keeping dry with just the 2 of us in it. OP what about a good hi output electric. 100 lb thrust might do it again depending on the rapids. I see this is your 1st post. Welcome aboard if you are still here.
  5. Right until the end of Sept depending on the water temps. You can see them dying off just like the stuff in the flower gardens in Fall. Or until I caught them all. Love fishing slop for Largemouth, mostly done in Florida, not much die off but there is some even there. Have even caught the odd Walleye under the pads in Fall here. It's been a while, I miss that style of fishing, flipping the slop too. You should try that while you are there.
  6. Wouldn't outriggers on a canoe be very vulnerable to damage running over and between rocks in fast water Dave? I know there were many spots the 12 and 14 footers just fit between, just. I would think if I had an outrigger on a canoe it would be hitting surface rocks steady. But I'm picturing the Ottawa not babbling brooks that I know guys call rapids up north and freak over.
  7. 30 year old fuel filter, I would freak if I don't change them every 2 years. But good for you. Takes a few minutes to change 1 and they are cheap compared to the job they do, even from the Marina. A reason I will pay a few bucks, and it's not that much more for 6 plugs (mine anyway) a fuel filter etc. is I can ask them for a nice print out of everything I ever purchased there. Sure is impressive to show an interested buyer someday. As far as fluids, I will get Merc fluids where ever it is on sale. Then I buy a gallon of 2 stroke, even 2 not a few quarts. Quicksilver gear oil as well, on sale. There is a crazy range for plugs, Ted has a 91' 90HP Mariner, his plugs are double what mine are, I can't remember exactly but the plugs for my 94' 115HP Mariner are 1/2 that price. I have a buddy that takes my old plugs. Be my guest.
  8. I like this one. After the Great Britain Beer Festival, in London, all the brewery presidents decided to go out for a beer. The guy from Corona sits down and says, “Hey Senor, I would like the world’s best beer, a Corona.” The bartender dusts off a bottle from the shelf and gives it to him. The guy from Budweiser says, “I’d like the best beer in the world, give me ‘The King Of Beers’, a Budweiser.” The bartender gives him one. The guy from Coors says, “I’d like the only beer made with Rocky Mountain spring water, give me a Coors.” He gets it. The guy from Guinness sits down and says, “Give me a Coke.” The bartender is a little taken aback, but gives him what he ordered. The other brewery presidents look over at him and ask “Why aren’t you drinking a Guinness?” and the Guinness president replies, “Well, I figured if you guys aren’t drinking beer, neither would I.”
  9. Haaaaa! Going to the other website, thanks. It's a US site, they don't know what a Newfie is, I better be careful. Maybe an Oki from Muskoki?
  10. We had a camp on The Ottawa river and ran rapids regularly in 12' tinnies and 9.9's. All fast water is not created equally. Whether or not that 2HP will move the canoe upriver will depend on how fast the river is in various sections. We would learn where the "slower" water was and run those areas depending on weight. So even if you know the total weight you would have to know GPM of water flow you are travelling into to determine thrust required. I wouldn't want to run rapids in a canoe without a transom mounted engine largely due to balance, no everything to do with balance including bow ballast.
  11. Say it ain't so that I let you do that to me, you, you, you………..
  12. You are coming to the right place my friend. I know you are going to have a blast here Carp fishing. I once had a business trip to the UK one June. I paid some Estate Agents to use their PC's. Talking I found out they were Carp guys. I showed them some pics on my phone of the 20 pounders we catch right where we live. They booked a trip to Ontario just to fish Carp. I know you Carpers are some serious fishermen with the detailed set up's you use. I think you can be very successful on just a good spinning rod and reel. A good one with plenty of line for those 20 pound of muscle line peels. Maybe some of the guys here that have fished the areas they mention they might give you advice for a good Carp set up. Good luck man and welcome.
  13. I hear you Raycaster, my jean pockets can get tight, often. But after 50 plus years of burning up any and all combustion engines ever made I might have learned my lesson. "Pay me now or pay me later." I was about 10 when I put straight gas in my fathers new to him home made 2 stroke lawnmower, I wasn't supposed to touch it. I could run but he eventually caught me. It was a neat machine. He and my Uncle converted an old push mower and put a chainsaw motor on the frame somehow.
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