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by nlester
05 Apr 2016, 22:22
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: F%@&ing no spill gas jugs
Replies: 23
Views: 2393

F%@&ing no spill gas jugs

I have a small outboard. I hated having refill the motor because my gas can was slow and hard to control. I got this can at my True Value hardware, it is a lttle pricey but great. I just push the button, my motor fills almost immediately, automatcally stops when full, I release the buton and I'm don...
by nlester
11 Feb 2016, 00:16
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Semi-V Trolling motor placement
Replies: 9
Views: 1269

Semi-V Trolling motor placement

It works for me. I have a safety cable on mine because the motor is more prone to being knocked loose because the mounting bracket is perpendicular to the line of travel. It looks like you might even move the motor more midship to be easier to reach or at least consider a big foot switch so you don'...
by nlester
21 Dec 2015, 00:41
Forum: Computers & Electronics
Topic: Just Downloaded Windows 10
Replies: 27
Views: 7699

Just Downloaded Windows 10

I give up. After weeks of irritating ads on my laptop for Windows 10, I finally upgraded. I figured that one day soon, MS would shut me down because I was still using Windows 7 and I would be stuck having to pay for 10. Besides their ads were slowing down my system. It was not as bad as I expected. ...
by nlester
03 Oct 2015, 20:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: SAVE your boat from sinking, use WAX RING from a toilet!
Replies: 16
Views: 3240

SAVE your boat from sinking, use WAX RING from a toilet!

I understand that the melting temperature of wax rings is around 160 degrees. It starts to sag before that. I assume the reason more toliets don't leak in the heat is that the water in the bowl helps dispate the heat. It suprised me that bee's wax melts at 91 - 97 degees. Those little burgers must h...
by nlester
22 Sep 2015, 15:32
Forum: Electrical
Topic: dead battery?
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

dead battery?

I find a cheap hydrometer from the auto parts store gives me a better reading on the battery than the volt meter.
by nlester
31 Aug 2015, 17:24
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Shimano Sedona FD
Replies: 8
Views: 2169

Shimano Sedona FD

My grandson is using my Sedona 2500 with a 7 ' medium rod and he loves it. I use to like it too.
by nlester
28 Aug 2015, 19:25
Forum: Computers & Electronics
Topic: Just Downloaded Windows 10
Replies: 27
Views: 7699

Just Downloaded Windows 10

I doubt that my Microsoft Office 2003 or anything else that I have would work with 10. I remember when I use to do this for a living, now I believe in a cartoon that I read this week. 90% of our problems are created when we push the send button. I'll use Windows 7 for as long as they will let me. I...
by nlester
22 Aug 2015, 12:51
Forum: Computers & Electronics
Topic: Just Downloaded Windows 10
Replies: 27
Views: 7699

Just Downloaded Windows 10

I doubt that my Microsoft Office 2003 or anything else that I have would work with 10. I remember when I use to do this for a living, now I believe in a cartoon that I read this week. 90% of our problems are created when we push the send button.

I'll use Windows 7 for as long as they will let me.
by nlester
09 Aug 2015, 21:06
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: North Central Texas Lakes
Replies: 21
Views: 3027

North Central Texas Lakes

WOW - what a change
by nlester
06 Aug 2015, 23:04
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: North Central Texas Lakes
Replies: 21
Views: 3027

North Central Texas Lakes

Lake level from 14 ft low to 12 ft high and today the gates are closed with the lake at normal level. Ramps open all over the lake and the fishing is getting better. All since the first of May.
by nlester
04 Aug 2015, 14:58
Forum: Electrical
Topic: roostertail from transducer
Replies: 13
Views: 1397

roostertail from transducer

I set my transducer so the seam in the transducer body is in line with the bottom of the boat. That's how it was pictured in the instructions that came with it, no problems. I have an adjustable mounting and if I set it lower, the rooster tail starts. The same results when I use it on friends' bigge...
by nlester
04 Aug 2015, 14:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Garage is ready - Just needs a boat!
Replies: 16
Views: 1161

Garage is ready - Just needs a boat!

My dream home is just across town. It is a 1200 sq ft house with a detached 6 car garage.
by nlester
04 Aug 2015, 14:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Cleaning carb
Replies: 2
Views: 337

Cleaning carb

I have been meaning to post this link for people like me who know very little about outboard carbs. https://forums.iboats.com/forum/engine-repair-and-maintenance/engine-frequently-asked-questions-faq/250235-carb-cleaning-instructions First I tried to short cut the steps, like a complete disassembly ...
by nlester
16 Jul 2015, 23:28
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Life lesson learned, please read boaters.
Replies: 37
Views: 2916

Life lesson learned, please read boaters.

A friend went home to a class reunion to learn that 3 of his town's leaders had drown and none of the 3 had on vests. Now my friend keeps a PDF in the driver's seat with the kill switch lanyard attached to it. The PFD goes on before the motor starts. My awaking was sliding down a slick bank into dee...
by nlester
05 Jul 2015, 17:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trolling motor shaft length
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Trolling motor shaft length

Be careful with your motor mount and keep it as low on the gunnel as possible. My bow on a semi v is high but the prop on comes out of the water with passing boat wakes.