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re: Map of the lower 48 by elevation - dawg23
I want to see elevational equity. Now!...
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
So you're now officially a bank fisherman ? :lol: When the new rig due ?...
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
[quote]Wing master is a pump shotgun, speed master is a semi auto 22.[/quote] And as you later noted, they made a Speed Master. And they made a Wing Master. [link=(http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=777102)]LINK[/link] And I believe they also made a Fleet Master.(Not that anybody car...
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re: Minn Kota Ulterra - Losing Battery Quickly - dawg23
Are you disconnecting power to the trolling motor after each trip ? My old Minn Kota (24v, 80 lb. no spot lock) would draw power any time the unit was plugged into the power receptacle on the bow. Even when the unit itself was turned off. I called Minn Kota and was told that this is common on ...
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re: Anybody Have Problems with Mercury's 8 Cylinder Four Strokes on a Bass Boat? - dawg23
[quote]Chickened out on crank battery. Boat comes with a large AGM[/quote]That's wise. There's no benefit in risking a voided 3 year warranty....
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
Which lower unit is this ? I think the lower unit on my 2-stroke was called the Torque Master. I've heard of Wing Master, Torque Master II and Speed Master. I can't keep up with all their stuff - pretty sure the Speed Master has/had the pointed nosecone to prevent blowouts. eta: Left out Spor...
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
[quote]You’re stroking it too hard[/quote]I know. But I get skeered anytime I run it over 20 mph. :lol:...
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
Haven't talked props much. The dealer said he always recommends trying the existing prop when people re-power. He said it may or may not do well. Depending on how it runs we can decide on what changes (height, pitch, diameter, vents, etc.) to try. I also plan to call the folks at the Bullet facto...
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
[quote]They sip fuel,...[/quote]I went fishing in the Spillway Saturday. Ran 46 miles, burned 7.8 gallons. Did a fair amount of stopping/starting as I hit different spots and when I idled past other fishermen. Now granted, a 21' Bullet is lighter than a lot of boats (1300 pounds dry weight). But ...
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
Torque, hole shot (which is already fine with my setup), fuel efficiency (remains to be seen) and not having to add oil to the reservoir. They also claim greater speed (which I hardly need. We clocked mine at 83 with a full fishing load when we were testing props). The biggest items for me are th...
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
[quote] Buttttt I know you already ordered a 4 stroke so whatcha want for the opti?[/quote]The dealer said they usually go for $10k (sometimes more, depending on overall condition)....
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re: Talk to me about boat hydraulic steering - dawg23
As you were told, hydraulic steering failure is a slow malfunction. I had to replace the seals on mine last year -- the seals often develop leaks after about 10 years. The way I knew I had a problem was that the boat wasn't responding normally to the helm. It took +/- twice as many degrees of tur...
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re: Precision firearms - dawg23
In my experience with Precision, which admittedly has only spanned a couple of decades, the only days they typically close are Christmas and Thanksgiving. I do know that occasionally they have electrical/power problems. I stopped in there about a week ago (on a weekday) and the lanes were closed...
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
[quote]Just from reading multiple threads on this elsewhere, the consensus seems to be slightly better mpg from the optis, but not enough to be significant.[/quote]I'll take small decrease in has mileage in exchange for the features that make the 4-stroke so good. One dealer had told me the Pro S...
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re: What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
[quote]Does a Merc Monitor tell you this? I have never bothered to look.[/quote]Mercury has more monitors than I can keep up with. Smart Craft gauges have been around for a long time - Vessel View (and maybe some others) is newer. I'm not sure what Merc Monitor is/does. I have Smart Craft Gauge o...
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What's Your Boat's Best Gas Mileage With V-6 or V-8 ? m - dawg23
I know every boat & engine is different. And obviously speed is a big factor. So I'm asking what's the best gas mileage your motor can deliver when you're running at the speed that's most fuel efficient for your rig. (Not counting idle speed). My 250 Pro XS two-stroke gets 6 miles per gallon a...
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re: Angler Dies at MLF Toyota Series Tournament on Sam Rayburn - dawg23
[quote]I have never seen a co-angler in MLF. How does that work?[/quote]According to their website they have four circuits plus the Cup Series (up Series is the one that's broadcast on the Outdoor Channel). I think most, if not all, of the "minor" MLF circuits have co-anglers....
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re: Any favorite handguns for fellow lefties? - dawg23
Mag release is the only ambi feature I'd worry about for a lefty. Right now I'm carrying on my left side (shoulder surgery a couple of months ago). Still in therapy, so I'll (hopefully) soon be back to right handed. Until then, got to still be prepared. My G19 is a gen 2, so no ambi mag releas...
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re: Anybody Have Problems with Mercury's 8 Cylinder Four Strokes on a Bass Boat? - dawg23
Sleep is underrated. Anything to make your world safer and help get a good night's rest is worth it (within reason, of course). I hope those lithium batteries work well for you. I stopped fishing tournaments quite a few years ago, so like you, I rarely run my batteries down to a low level. Th...
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re: What’s Your EDC Conceal Carry? - dawg23
[quote]want a holster that (a) covers the trigger, (b) is accessible and (c) securely holds the pistol.[/quote] [quote]I would add (d) comfortable. If it's not comfortable you won't wear it and then it's pointless.[/quote] I agree. But for me it's a much lower priority since we can adapt to or g...
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