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Post by TheCanOpener » 15 Sep 2011, 22:55

Hey guys. About 6 hours ago i purchased my first aluminum, a 1973 14' Lund, with a 1988 15HP Johnson, with electric start.
I have a few questions. First, what oil should i use? Would it be available at a BRP dealer? What ratio should i run? And should i pump the ball so its hard? Or just ____ times? Oh, and would i be fine trolling with the Johnson, or should i use my fishing time to be hooking up my Minn Kota? Thanks.
Thanks guys, I'm super excited about this. Cant wait to test it out this weekend!

EDIT: Also, There is a wood board running down one side of my trailer, but i have seen it on others too. What is this for?

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Post by Fishin'Fool » 15 Sep 2011, 23:36

Congratulations on the new boat! And about the wooden board, is it only on 1 side of your trailer?
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Post by TheCanOpener » 15 Sep 2011, 23:50

Yes, it is.

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Post by Fishin'Fool » 15 Sep 2011, 23:53

Got a pic?
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Post by TheCanOpener » 16 Sep 2011, 00:10

Not mine, but similar idea. Their is a small 'board' running from front to back, just on the right side. Like it is under the rollers.

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Post by jasper60103 » 16 Sep 2011, 08:19

TheCanOpener wrote:Hey guys. About 6 hours ago i purchased my first aluminum, a 1973 14' Lund, with a 1988 15HP Johnson, with electric start.
I have a few questions. First, what oil should i use? Would it be available at a BRP dealer? What ratio should i run? And should i pump the ball so its hard? Or just ____ times? Oh, and would i be fine trolling with the Johnson, or should i use my fishing time to be hooking up my Minn Kota? Thanks.
Thanks guys, I'm super excited about this. Cant wait to test it out this weekend!

EDIT: Also, There is a wood board running down one side of my trailer, but i have seen it on others too. What is this for?
Fuel mix is 50:1. Use any TCW3 certified outboard oil available at most stores, Walmart, etc.
That outboard motor should troll just fine. When starting, just pump the ball until
its hard. Good luck.
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Post by LOWEBIGJON » 16 Sep 2011, 08:21

Lund are great boats
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Post by fender66 » 16 Sep 2011, 09:10

You're lying unless we see pictures. :LOL2: :LOL2: :LOL2:

Just kidding....Welcome to TinBoats. We're happy to have you here.
Fuel mix is 50:1. Use any TCW3 certified outboard oil available at most stores, Walmart, etc.
That outboard motor should troll just fine. When starting, just pump the ball until its hard.
+1
Their is a small 'board' running from front to back, just on the right side. Like it is under the rollers.
No idea what you're describing without pics. Maybe a bunker board with the other side missing???
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Post by TheCanOpener » 16 Sep 2011, 10:01

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Looks a in a lot worse condition in the pics. It is in nice shape for being a '73. Anyway, see the board on the right hand side of the trailer?

Thanks for the replays guys!

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Post by fender66 » 16 Sep 2011, 10:16

To me....it looks like a step to stand on when you can't reach or want to climb in. Can't think of any other reason that would be there.
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Post by Fishin'Fool » 16 Sep 2011, 10:55

fender66 wrote:To me....it looks like a step to stand on when you can't reach or want to climb in. Can't think of any other reason that would be there.
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Post by jdbassin2003 » 16 Sep 2011, 11:02

+2

there is another guy on here that did the same thing in order to help launch or retrieve his boat so he doesn't fall off the frame rails, he used running boards from an old truck on his.

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Post by FuzzyGrub » 16 Sep 2011, 11:42

I have seen similiar trailer - board set-ups around here. Mainly used for low water launch and retrieval.
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Post by BassBlaster » 16 Sep 2011, 16:48

Yep, I'm guessing that was put there for launch and retrieval without getting your feet wet.

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Post by TheCanOpener » 16 Sep 2011, 17:48

Ok. Also, what 'angel' should i have my motor on? Sorry, can't remember the correct tone. All the way down? Sorry, I'm new to this stuff.

But thanks for all the replays!

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