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  1. w1w

    Niagara Outdoor Show

    ...started in early November and finish follow-up by mid-March. That's 4 months working on a project that I enjoy. Two shows would affect my blood pressure, no doubt (lol...or not?)...
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    Niagara Outdoor Show

    ...been busy with the show...working on a 1300+ email list (past gate ballots)...NOS banner will appear on the front page of the NF Review on Mar.7...same banner in all 7 Niagara this Week publications (broke the bank!), week leading into...the FE Times folded in 2017, affecting attendance...this year, I'm hoping to see the The Post in FE pick up the networking, locally, with an image/story (caption)...banner will be in there, also...Niagara region flyer blitz...facebook page (270 followers) started in 2017...fb ads, too...website...there's only so much an organizer can do to promote an event...it costs $2000 to produce this show...let's see...500 adults @ $5...well, you can see I'm not in it for the money, considering the work involved. I saw a post by BU regarding one of the big shows. It's hard to justify the expense of being a vendor at a TO show if the return is not there, I guess. This event needs your support whether you attend or decide to be a vendor! There are still some tables available. Why not get rid of the fishing stuff you don't need? If you rent a table for $20, you don't have to pay the $5 admission. With the money you make, you can buy some new stuff that you do need? Starting to make sense? If you go to the Niagara Outdoor Show facebook page and like it, you will become a follower. I'll be posting a lot of product for sale. A lot of that info will be posted here, too. Ugliboys will be there. Will you? The 'regulars' seem to be returning and we've got 4 new vendors, so far...
  3. w1w

    Niagara Outdoor Show

    ...started early, this year. Attendance was down in 2018. I was sorting some event stuff and came across a book with over 250 e-mail addresses from gate ballots (from 8 years ago). Nice find to add to the current list that goes out before the show on Sunday, March 10. If you know of someone that might be interested in being involved as a retailer/exhibitor, my contact info is at the bottom of www.niagaraoutdoorshow.com My focus this year is retail. Attendance at shows has changed. There used to be only one show in Toronto. Now, there's two. And there's shows around Toronto, as well. Geography is strange. A big show could not 'make it' in Niagara Falls. Is the Carp show (Ottawa) still going?...I'm not sure. Fort Erie is at the end of the road. Hard to draw from the States and with being a small town, we depend on folks driving a 1/2 hour or more to Fort Erie. Bass Pro, Peter's, Canadian Tire, Walmart, Kijiji and down our way, Cabela's, Gander Mountain and Dick's. Let's not forget Amazon and ebay. The market is flooded with fishing equipment. I appreciate the support of everyone that makes this event possible. If you have a product that is fishing, hunting or boating related and you would like to promote it, an 8' table with linen is $20. We all have fishin' stuff that we don't use anymore. Why not get a table and try to get rid of it? Have some ideas? You can check our facebook page, Niagara Outdoor Show, too...thanx, Bill
  4. ...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...
  5. ...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'...
  6. 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!
  7. w1w

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. ...sorry, Smerch. I use 87 octane...
  10. ...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?...
  11. ...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!
  12. ...thank-you... ...thank-you, cobbler!
  13. ...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...
  14. ...has anyone experienced idle problems and if so, how did you resolve the issue?
  15. 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.