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  1. lochaven lodge or chaudiere lodge ....both on the French. Both first class.
  2. Hack....I'm guessing 1988. Regardless of tuning, filter changes, etc. it would commonly stall after slowing down from near wide open. When this happened, about 50% of the time, it would flood trying to restart it. This then required unhooking gas line from engine, and trying to restart with choke wide open. Mechanics always concluded there was nothing wrong with it.
  3. For what it's worth, I've had 4 outboards in the last 35 years....one Suzuki, one Johnson, and two Yamahas (4 strokes)....in that order. Suzuki was great, Both Yams great. The Johnson was a huge POS....couldn't wait to get rid of it.
  4. Doesn't apply to you, but in Michigan last year I got a $135 fine as I didn't have my 12' drift boat registered....by adding an electric trolling motor (all of 40lb thrust) it was now a "power boat". Sounds like Ontario looks at things a bit more reasonably.
  5. lot of koolaid in this string
  6. I tend to think you are the judgmental so and so you once thought you were.
  7. I have an Alumacraft Magnum 165 (Tiller). I'm going to buy a new cover this year, but I have never found a good way to keep the cover elevated on the boat when not in use. I've tried several garbage cans, but I still get pooling in any moderate rain. Any thoughts?
  8. My Alumacraft Magnum 165 Tiller is 20 years old. My two trolling motor batteries sit in a compartment in the middle of the hull up front, I've had no ride issues at all, and, honestly, don't know where I would even fit them in the back. I would agree with the poster who said that the manufacturers of good boats such as Alumacraft, Lund, and Crestliner likely put serious thought into all this.
  9. 1974 Audi Fox....horrible car. Back in the carburetor days. In winter, if the wind hit the front of the car in a certain way the carburetor would freeze up and car would stop. If you sat long enough (sometimes an hour) the engine heat would eventually thaw it. Wonderful feeling to be driving home from out of town at night with temps well below freezing and have the car just quit. Happened many times. They never could fix it. Also, a funky transmission.You'd stop at a light and all of a sudden there would be a jolt like someone just rear ended you. You'd look in the mirror and no one behind you. They "fixed" this more than once.
  10. My dog went berserk barking when I listened to it.
  11. We've been going to the British Virgin Islands for over 25 years. However, the cost and totally unreliable air travel have finally taken their toll. I recently saw an article about bone fishing in Bermuda. I realize this is a bit outside Ontario waters, but has anyone gone to and fished in Bermuda?
  12. I had a Simms Guide Jacket for about 5 years or so. Started to have problems with the zipper. I contacted Simms to see if they could put a new zipper in. They had me send them the jacket.Two weeks later, I received from them a brand new. No questions asked re: my original purchase. I'm sure I was out of warranty. I also have their lightweight rain jacket, and a 10 year old set of stocking foot waders...still no leaks. Compare that with the sets of Orvis boot foot waders I go through every two years. Go Simms...pricey, but very high quality, and absurdly good customer service. BTW, when I'm in my boat and it's going to be a soaker day, I wear my waders under the Guide Vest. Completely dry, and no more water down the butt crack.
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