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  1. ...we had an exciting finish at our event on Sunday at Bertie Boating Club (Point Abino). Enjoying beer and wings on the patio while watching the weigh-in...doesn't get any better! Light winds gave most anglers the opportunity to check out all their 'hotspots'. Wow, it was a scorcher out there, though. Fifteen boats registered. Prizes were awarded to last place. Winning weight was 15.12lbs (3 fish limit) which included big bass at 5.94. See ya next year...
  2. ...Sun.Sept.9...Bertie Boating Club, Point Abino, Lake Erie...115hp maximum...3 bass/live release (livewells mandatory)...artificial lures only...7am-3pm...2 person team...$60 ($5 to ramp incl.)...total payback with prizes to last place...Canadian waters only...I've just made my calls to everyone from last year. If I missed you, give me a shout. As confirmations come in, I'll know better if a few spots will be open. If you're interested, call Bill @ 905-894-1861 and I'll put you on a waiting list. This is a casual event with most competitors returning, annually. Last year, 3 guys from the first year fished our tournament. Limit is 15 boats. You must pre-register. Showing up day of does not work. Cash payout to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Big Bass. Entry fee subsidizes prizes. No pros, please...thanx for lookin'...
  3. w1w

    Aluminum boat rivetting

    My friend worked at Fleet (aircraft) in Fort Erie. Very good fitter. He installed a couple ribs and one bulkhead (?) on my Sea Nymph, years ago. My point...a lot of guys in Fort Erie worked at Fleet and still do. Possibly, you could put a WANTED ad in Fort Erie Buy and Sell? I've done that kind of thing to locate a local service in the past. Only a suggestion. Good luck!
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    need a new boat cover

    ...I do it a different way and have been using the same 'system' for years...with my 17' Lund and now my 17-10 Alumacraft. I have been buying an 11x19 silver (grey) tarp for a long time. I buy 2 a year. They appear to be waterproof for about six months. The only downfall is that I don't have a cover when I trailer. I've had covers tear in Texas and Tennessee. If I wanted a cover to trailer, I'd buy one. Anyways, the weather seems to dictate that I need two a year. Tarps are easy to bungee, too. Some advantages...on wet mornings, I take the tarp off and put it on my deck (no folding!). Put it on the lawn when I get home to dry at least one side. The tarp doesn't mildew and it's not as heavy as a cover to screw with. Undo the bungees and slide it off. I've been buying the size I need at Harbor Freight for a long time. There is always a 20% coupon for your first item, available to print out from the internet. I save the tarps and have used them for when I shingled my roof, for example. That's just the way I do it. Costs around $40US a year (with coupon) for two tarps.
  5. I have a new 3 pack of Wynn's injector cleaner. Your advice has convinced me to take it back to Walmart and search out the Merc comparable product...makes sense. Thank-you.
  6. ...sorry, Smerch. I use 87 octane...
  7. ...with all the products out there, it is confusing. I had to get some very small diameter siphon hose during this adventure to get some gas out of my boat tank. I'm getting to your question. The gas seemed like it had just come out of the pump. Was that, in part, because I religiously use Stabil 360 Marine? Don't know. I had a bass boat for 4 years. Sold it a couple years ago. Bought it in Florida from a friend. It ran fine on the Big 'O' when I tried it. Got an 8lb. largie that day, too. Got the boat back to Canada and put it in at the Parks Marina. Wouldn't start. Took it to Grand Island to a marina. They cleaned the carbs, put in new plugs AND told me the gas was bad. Had to siphon around 18 gallons...a real pain. Never had a problem for the 4 years I owned it after getting rid of the old gas. At the marina, there was a jar of ethanol gas sitting on the counter. It had separated into layers over time. I think I actually asked what was in the jar. A pro suggested the Sta-bil (long time ago) and I don't think I have had any performance issues due to ethanol but the possibility exists that your injectors can plug up. Is that partially due to ethanol? I use Wynn's from Walmart...injector additive...3 pack. Does it work?...don't know. Does it hurt...don't know. Researching (google) an injector additive might be a good idea. Maybe, I should take my own advice. Does anyone out there use an injector additive with confidence?...
  8. ...so, I removed the fuel injectors and cleaned them. I had already replaced the plugs. I purchased them (4) at Advance Auto in Buffalo for $20.83CDN. The same plugs over here at a local auto supplier were $9.99 each plus tax and not in stock. I'm not advocating buying in the US, just stating facts. The possibility of the injectors being plugged does exist. There is a solenoid in each injector which when engaged (electronic fuel injection...EFI)) causes the injector to spray/mist gas thru 4 minute holes. The one injector did not appear to be spraying, correctly. The cleaning process seemed to make it work, correctly. See utube for directions on how to make something to test/clean your injectors. You'll need a can of choke/carbeurator cleaner and you'll need to pressurize the line. Much easier with 2 people when you're testing. However, as much as that may have helped. I found an idle speed control screw on the port side of the motor. It's right about in the middle on the outer side. If you look from the stern, you'll see it. There is a plastic cover over it so you will have to use needle nose pliers and a small turn makes a big difference (in my case). I was using 'ears' in the driveway to run the motor. Adjusted the idle to 800 rpm's and it is idling fine, now. Took the boat out in the Upper and the adjustment didn't affect normal performance at higher rpm's. Clean injectors at your own risk. Hope this helps someone in the future. School's out!
  9. ...thank-you... ...thank-you, cobbler!
  10. ...EFI...yes, first time running but idle was a problem last year, too. At idle, it will stall after awhile (6-800). When I engage in forward or reverse, I have to give extra throttle to get the rpm's up and then the motor runs fine at higher rpm's...
  11. ...has anyone experienced idle problems and if so, how did you resolve the issue?
  12. w1w

    Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    ...my bad. I looked for the sign I've used for years at the turn into the venue. It was not in my good shed. I think it's in my back shed. Can't get into that one because of the snow (door). Sorry about the inconvenience. There will be one there, next year. Thanx for letting me know. If it happened to you, it probably happened to someone else.
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    Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    Well, fifteen years under our belts. Content was as good as it's ever been. We get all kinds of comments (day before/day of and after). I attempt to provide a local event that includes outdoor content and education. It's not easy to get vendors and exhibitors to come to Fort Erie. We're kinda at the end of the road but I applaud their effort. I will try to get more vendors involved in 2019. Attendance was down a bit and we'll work on that. The Leisureplex (Town of Fort Erie) and its staff were a pleasure to work with, as always. Thank-you to everyone who made this happen!
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    Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    Congratulations to our Winners!...Phil Panetta - One Night Stay for Two (breakfast incl.) at the Cairn Croft Hotel Best Western Plus and Molson Gear.....Nathan Wiles - Quantum Aztec 30 spinning reel plus Molson gear plus $50 Doc Magilligan's Pub Voucher (Cairn Croft).....Nicole Comeau - Quantum Spinning Combo (rod and reel) plus Molson Gear.....One Year Adult OFAH membership to Mark St.Jean plus Outdoor Gear (courtesy Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters).....Two 1 year subscriptions to Bob Izumi's Real Fishing Magazine (courtesy Ontario Lures) go to Ian Caughey and Don Conron. Two rod and reel combos are awarded to Sophie and Ethan for participating in Casting Kids. I will be in touch with everyone by tomorrow.
  15. w1w

    Niagara Outdoor Show...2018

    Thanx, guys. Glad you could make it AND find some deals!