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  1. Has anyone ordered through Cabela's on-line recently and what was the experience? I ordered a new rod through them and delivery is supposed to be today according to their on line site order tracker that says it was shipped Tuesday. The on-line site says its coming Fedex but Fedex does not seem to have the tracking number in their system, so seems odd. Also, the credit card charge has not come through, which is really odd. I have never bought anything that gets shipped before payment is charged to the card.
  2. BMW X5. Was the most I will ever pay for a vehicle and was the worst by far. It was in for repair at least 6 times a year. Engine work, transmissions, air bag suspension, electronics, radiator cracking, hoses failing, auto mirrors, water leaks, oil leaks, current drains, interior parts falling off/warping, gremlin that turned on the interior lights and door alarm on damp days like the door was opened, even while driving. The list goes on. I was too stupid to sell it when the warranty ended, but that didn't last long. On its last trip to the dealer to replace a $400 coolant overflow they gave me a list of service items that totaled over $9,000 (not a typo). Basically most of the seals in the engine and tranny, suspension bushings and a bunch of other stuff. That is for a 7 year old vehicle. Too late I said, its sold! (to a guy that shipped it to Beirut). Leason learned.
  3. Pretty slim in my opinion. The chance of one or the other happening is not too low. But, the chance of both happening together is very unlikely. Like someone said above. The best reason to have an auto inflate is that you may actually wear it all the time. The full PDF you will not. I fish solo a lot and I wear my auto inflate while I am on the boat. I have Mustang and Nautilus. The mustangs fit nicer. Sometime after a long day on the water, I get back to the truck to drive home and realize I am still wearing it. LOL.
  4. If you went to the Pacific Mall and a guy said he needed to take your credit card into the back room for a little while, would you let him? PayPal for all on line purchases.. ALthough, at the recommendation of a banker, I got one of the free RBC credit cards and put a low limit on it. I use that card if I buy something cheap and the seller does not take Paypal. No big deal if I have to cancel that card, and its helpful to have a back up card in case something ever goes wrong and I have to cancel the other one.
  5. Saw this on another forum. http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/wildlife-home/post/ohio-wildlife-council-approves-3rd-fishing-line-for-lake-erie-ohio-river As long as they don't increase the limits it won't impact anything. I don't know why they don't allow 2 rods per person on Georgian Bay except that it is a way to have limits that are very hard to reach. If would be nice to have a 2 rod rule on G-Bay.
  6. Interesting. They have a striped bass population in Lake Champlain so presumably they tolerate colder freshwater. Lake Ontario's pelagic's seem to be in good shape so there would be forage for another species maybe. I wonder if there were Stripers that are now extinct (i.e., they would not be considered invasive).
  7. Those saltwater cats have toxin and bacteria on their spines and you can get a very nasty infection from them. I avoid handling them at all (I take a boga grip and long pliers, or just cut the hook off if its deep). I love it when we rent a house that has kayaks. Even when they are not fishing ones, you can grab some shrimp or squid and head out and catch lots of fish. Just make sure you have a license if you go out on the water. And know the regulations. There are size limits and seasons and the FWC is not lenient.
  8. Only Shell's premium Nitro+ has no ethanol. All the lower grades have ethanol. All gas companies are required to blend a total minimum of 10% ethanol in the total volume they sell in Canada. The lower grades get the most (usually more than 10 and up to 15%). Mid grade is probably blended around 10% and the premium may have no ethanol. Shell does advertise that their premium has no ethanol. So if you want to buy gas at the pumps with no ethanol, you have to buy premium grade. Marina's normally sell ethanol free gas only (ours does)
  9. I have always run my little 8hp Yamaha 2 stroke dry for winter. If its running, it getting oil/fuel and it dies when the oil/fuel runs out. So I am not worried about it not getting oil for the last split second while it dies. Its been 10 years and no issues. BUT, last year I made the mistake of not filling up the portable fuel tank before winter. It sat in the shed for the winter withonly about a gallon of fuel in it. Filled it up in the spring and it ran like crap. There was a lot of condensation water that built up in the tank over winter. Had to flush the tank, change the filter and run sea foam through it to get it running right. So lesson is that you should leave the tank full and stabilized over winter.
  10. Its been manny years but my wife and I went to Cozumel on a diving vacation. We still say it was one of the best vacations we have had. We were there during some kind of carnival. I think it was Feb or March. We walked around town and to and from the hotel without ever feeling unsafe. I did a charter there as well. Too long ago for the name to matter. We did a half day trip With 4 of us on a big center console with tower. It was about 35ft. . we went outside the reef and trolled. We got barracuda and blackfin tuna. It was pretty rough even though shore was visible. The tuna were a lot of fun. Unbelievable fight. A few got taken by sharks as we brought them in.
  11. I would recommend a Stern saver. They sell them at Bass Pro and other places. I used them to install transducers on my current and last boat to avoid drilling holes. They work great. http://sternsaver.com/
  12. This is pretty crazy: https://files.ontario.ca/rabies_surveillance_and_control_08_28_2019_english-large.png Looks like there is a lot of Raccoon strain rabies around the Hamilton area. Or maybe this is normal?
  13. Two riggers on Lake Ontario for sure. You can run two rods per angler so with two riggers and two people you can run 4 rods. Two on the balls and two stackers. Then add a couple of cheaters and you really cover some water. But you risk a big tangled mess if you hook a big screamer.
  14. I bought a Daiwa BG2500 after reading on line reviews. Best value in the price range you we’re saying.
  15. For my Chief smoker, I find that with fish one pan of chips is enough. But I leave the fish in the smoker for the full time. Less is more. For pork ribs they are lightly seasoned with a dry marinade overnight of a bit of sugar (not much), salt, chili powder, garlic powder and black pepper. I smoke one pan of chips and smoke for about an hour. Then into the oven at 275 for another 2 to 3 hours covered in foil to keep the moisture in. Finish on the BBQ to get a nice crisp. Sauce on the side at the table.
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