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About Bernie

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    Nipissing South Bay Fisherman
  • Birthday 01/15/1957

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    kids and grand kids, cottage life, fishing, hunting

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  1. I have been more than pleased with my Evinrude. It's a 2001 175 Ficht under Bombardiers name. Very little maintenance, good on fuel and very reliable. I'd buy another when the time comes.
  2. At age 65 a person no longer requires a fishing licence. Is it determined after that age a sport or conservation?
  3. I can only say that I can imagine the fishing is great here. We are not allowed to go fishing on off hours unfortunately. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to wet a line. The Attawapiskat River flows by the mine 90 km from the James Bay coast and is a beautiful sight to see. I’ll take any opportunity I can to take the four kilometre drive from the main camp just to have a look at it. Most of the area up there is a marsh and the only place trees get larger is around the river banks as it allows proper drainage for growth. I don’t think the area is ever fished much as to access it is difficult. But it was a fisherman who recognized a piece of kimberlite along the riverbank which led to the discovery of diamonds in the area. I don’t think he has to worry about how much fishing gear costs anymore. I have asked many of the locals what kind of fish are in the river, many just shrug their shoulders. But from a few of the older ones they say walleye and pike are prevalent, I’m not sure about other species. Moosebunk probably has better information on it.
  4. Ha! If you look under the coveralls, its all black. Any other colour ends up in the rag bag after one wearing.
  5. Ha! Sure thing, pick it up at the end of the ice road in Cochrane next winter.
  6. Hello all. I guess it’s been a while since I last checked in here. Never had an issue with anyone or anything here, just slowly drifted away. I have been working as a mobile mechanic on a two week on two week off rotation at DeBeers Victor mine for the last 4 1/2 years. Best job I ever had. Not easy work but the payoff is enjoying two weeks at home. The pit at the mine is now closed and the stockpile is nearly depleted. Reclamation has already began. They asked me to stay on for the next year or two, maybe more, so I should be able to retire when I’m finished there. Im the fat guy on the right of the picture. ?
  7. Hello Brian. Just got home yesterday. I have a small 2HP Evinrude, but I think I will hang on to it as they are getting harder to find a good one. I'll check over at the shop to see if they have anything around.
  8. I have seen the results of not fogging an engine. Keep in mind that 2 strokes are lubricated through the intake port, through the lower crankcase, either by oil injection or oil mixed with the fuel. This oil may not stay in place throughout the storage time and any moisture that is inside the crankcase may allow rust to develop on needle bearings, crankshaft surfaces and cylinder walls. Fogging oil is designed to stick to these surfaces and protect them. Yes, you may not notice the rust pits over a season or two, but eventually they can cause serious deterioration. Shooting oil into cylinders can help rust formation above the top of the piston, but it does nothing to the moving parts below. 4 strokes are different as the lubrication is pumped from an oil pump sump to critical moving parts below the piston and not so apt to corrosion. But some protection above the piston and cylinder walls is still a good storage plan. I can't afford to take a chance on not doing it, engines are far to expensive for me to replace. My 2000 Evinrude Etec has been flawless since new.
  9. Had to improvise quick on the que. I was hungry! Another fine weekend.
  10. We get a bonus every three months depending on production. Minus points for oil spills and first aid/injury. Good benefits and company contributes to pension. Should have gotten into mining early into my career. Sucks being away from home for two weeks at a time but the two weeks off does make up for it.
  11. I have a mid 1980's Johnson 15 2 stroke that I use often. The advantage is it's light and easy to put on a boat. Packs a good punch for its size too. Using proper oil mixtures it doesn't smoke. Properly looked after these don't require a lot of maintenance. Most common parts still available too. These old engines hold a lot of value because of those reasons.
  12. I like the NASA site. It allows a wider picture. Punch in the date and zoom in where you want to see. https://worldview.earthdata.nasa.gov
  13. Ya I'm an original dough boy. My wife got a bunch of the shirts on a mail in.
  14. I'd bet Lew can see me smiling. Great fun as always fellas!
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