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Everything posted by captpierre

  1. Thanks for the advice, Guys. Here’s a little Thankyou: Four married guys go fishing. One of them was a Newfie. After an hour, the following conversation took place. First guy: " You have no idea what I had to do to be able to come out fishing this weekend. I had to promise my wife that I will paint every room in the house next weekend." Second guy: " that's nothing, I had to promise my wife that I will build her a new deck for the pool." Third guy: " Man, you both have it easy! I had to promise my wife that I will remodel the kitchen for her." They continue to fish when they realized that the Newfie has not said a word. So they asked him. "You haven't said anything about what you had to do to be able to come fishing this weekend. " What's the deal?" Newfie: " I just set my alarm for 5:30 am. When it went off, I shut off my alarm, gave the missus a nudge and said, " Fishing or Sex" and she said, " Wear a Sweater."
  2. So, if I eventually want to target whitefish, is a 6 inch hole adequate? Can you recommend an auger brand?
  3. So Gents. Been retired now for the second winter. Spent last winter at St Mikes recovering from bypass surgery. Good as new now. Was thinking of being a Snowbird and fish the Florida saltwater. But I’m thinking of taking up this hard water fishing. I’m 40 min from Simcoe. Not sure I want to spend $1-2k on tent shelter, power auger, flasher, heater etc. Watched a bunch of YouTube videos. Was wondering if I should just rent a hut with some buds or hire a guide for a day? I have 3 ice fishing rods that the grandkids use for panfish off the dock. Was going to visit a local tackle shop in Keswick or Sutton and buy some recommended lures for perch. And go out and try my luck on vacated drilled holes near shore around Virginia beach. Without shelter, would need to be a nice day. I just want to get the feel of it. Then maybe buy some used equipment end of season. What do you guys think?
  4. Hi Gents. I posted a while ago that I stepped on my Symetre reel and bent the internal handle. Took it in to Shimano in Peterborough last Thursday. Got her delivered back today. Super nice guy there to deal with. $30 for an overhaul including new handle and bearings plus $10 for shipping. I’m very impressed. That’s service 👌
  5. Got this sent to me on FB. Apparently been around since 2017. Anybody know anything about them?
  6. We were just spoiled with the ridiculously low Covid gas prices when crude oil prices collapsed. Then Trudeau snuck in his carbon tax. Which, I believe, is to go significantly higher. But then we get the rebate 🤷🏻‍♂️
  7. Thanks Gents. I’m going to sand it down. If it’s just paint will I need to prime the bare metal before Yammaha paint?
  8. I think their premium no ethanol was either $1.36 or 1.38.
  9. Hoping it’s just paint. A razor blade doesn’t go in further than paint. 🤞
  10. Just winterizing my 2007. Noticed a crack on the port side at the rear above the prop. No crack on the opposite side. Gear case oil is clear like honey. Tried muscling the lower unit forward and backwards and crack doesn’t seem to move. I hit some rocks hard 11 yrs ago. Skeg , prop and mid section of engine damaged. Repaired by dealer and has been perfect since. $4500. What should be done? Can this be welded? Try JB Weld? Or watch it. I’d appreciate any advice.
  11. Security guard at Apple store in US knifed by POS customer when asked to put his mask on. No words
  12. This exact thing has happened countless times during the pandemic. Whether over masks or vaccination status. I’m trying to understand why. Is it the way people have been raised. Has the poor behaviour of certain leaders encouraged otherwise civil people to act out? Just ask any cop. They see lack of respect towards even law inforcement like they’ve never seen before. The times are a changing.
  13. So when you’re trolling with iPilot is the electric pulling as well as the main or are you using it as a rudder only? I don’t have iPilot on my 2007 Powerdrive V2. Sounds like a great feature. Neither do I have the anchor feature. Might have to spend the $3k to upgrade. That works out to a few dollars a fish 🤪. But just to repeat my original concern. If I troll with my Powerdrive down and off while trolling with the main, is the spinning prop going to do any damage? I only want to do this so I don’t have to take it out and in between spots. Cheers.
  14. What’s the benefit over steering with the big engine? No kicker on most boats I see.
  15. Hey Guys. I see guys trolling with their gas engines on and have at the same time their MinnKotas down. Presumably off. Is there any harm done to the electric spinning down there for maybe long periods of time. I must admit it would be convenient. Can stop and make a few casts using the electric without hauling it out and in. Happy Thanksgiving All.
  16. Just jumped into the kayak market this summer for the cottage. New ones were pretty impossible to get. Sold out everywhere. Ended up buying 2 used ones. There is lots of info on line to help you make a decision. We got 12 ft Riot Enderos. Very stable sit ins. Come with 1 hole for a rod butt. I’m surprised how comfortable and stable they are. It’s a great upper body workout. Was pretty sore at the start. You get wet kayaking. The paddle up in the air drips a little or a lot depending on technique. With the sit on kayaks you get very wet- comes in through large holes and then drains out again. So no good in cold water. Happy with what we’ve got. A little heavy at 55lb. They aren’t easy to handle alone out of the water.
  17. I guess the court was trying to decide whether a crime was committed. For sure it would have been wise to proceed more slowly and scan appropriately for the conditions. But foolishness is usually not a crime. But where is the line 🤷🏻‍♂️
  18. Pretty sure this isn’t over. No criminal charges but civil suits are sure to follow.
  19. All concerns go out the window if she fishes 😎
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