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John Bacon

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  1. I had a guy ask if something he had already bought from me was still available.
  2. Not really new... https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/shoreline-outboard-motor-lock-0798595p.html?gclid=Cj0KCQjwsdiTBhD5ARIsAIpW8CISM88Y9X93bqd7OmNIj0H4eKw2z5_6KwnarpV6P9ybemUlmJx1yEIaAjZfEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds#store=427
  3. Probably short. Almost all small boats are. You can measure it. I think it should be around 15" for a short shaft and 20" for a long shaft.
  4. It's been over two years since Evinrude was shut down. Their smaller motors were made by Tohatsu that were priced about $1,000 more than the same more with either Mercury or Tohatsu decals on them. Bass Pro usually has a sale on Mercuries in the spring. That is where I found the best price. I purchased a 5hp kicker there four years ago.
  5. I think that Nissan would have actually been a Tohatsu with Nissan decals. A 9.9 Merc would be a Tohatsu with Mercury decals. I haven't any any major issues with either my 2008 50hp Mercury or my 5hp Mercury/Tohatsu.
  6. I have contemplated it. I thought of using some 1" square tubing to widen the gunwale.
  7. Here's an idea for an aeriated minnow bucket. https://www.facebook.com/levi.johnson.35574/videos/280406620899285/?fs=e&s=cl
  8. I hope that anyone with a hut on the ice in that lake installs a red light on their hut just to taunt him.
  9. Perhaps he misunderstood when he heard a women talking about hooking something in the ice hut https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2022/02/10/ohio-hudson-mayor-craig-shubert-ice-fishing-prostitution/
  10. I have a set of 18 Brita water filters selling for $45 for members. I also have a couple of decorative fountain / waterfalls for sale. See Kijiji ads https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1603881644 https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1603860557
  11. If they are becoming more common in Manitoba, more will start showing up here too. https://ca.news.yahoo.com/cougars-moving-manitoba-slowly-surely-170634036.html
  12. Hance, their nickname; Cracker boats.
  13. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/cougar-recorded-on-video-northwestern-ontario-1.6296384?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar&fbclid=IwAR0zDAD2l2zD3leGhMD2Q9HuFo4icS86BxSaWCfZ-bO5LQ2nEkCwrhqZjmc
  14. In terms of outboards, they're not making any more of them. I wouldn't expect to see a ban. But in another 20 or 30 years. But in the next few decades, two stroke motor oil may become difficult to find.
  15. Gas vehicles have more fires per capita; not just more overall. And the ratio is about 10 to 1.
  16. Gas vehicles catch fire far more often than electric ones. Although, battery fires are more difficult to extinguish.
  17. https://www.msn.com/en-ca/autos/news/gm-investing-in-electric-boats-acquires-stake-in-pure-watercraft/ar-AAR5QDc?ocid=msedgntp
  18. Actually, a license is not required to possess fish. I think that there must be more than two limits of fish involved here. Plus, the CO/Game Warden must have suspected something in order for them to inspect the freezer to begin with. I suspect that there is a little more to the story than what we are being told.
  19. But two people each leaving a daily limit of fish would not put them over the possession limit…
  20. These may be able solve stability problems with a smaller kayak. https://scotty.com/product/302-kayak-stabilizer/
  21. I also find that a flash light makes it harder to see at night. Especially if the person shines it down into the hull of the boat.
  22. I replaced mine a couple of years ago. I was able to get a custom axel from Cerka in Milton for less than Princess auto charges for their axels. If you're further east, there is a place on the south end of 35/115 (Easton's?) that has a good reputation.
  23. A 12v motor will draw one amp per pound of thrust. So, one size up from the number of pounds of thrust should be good.
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