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killeroy154 last won the day on August 11

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  1. I don't do Saturdays, during the summer, at all. Took the boat out last of may after complete overhaul, and had to wait close to an hour for people to get loaded and get off the ramp. Lot of people with no clue backing a trailer, no clue how to get the boat on trailer, or even the understanding that other people need to use the ramp. Not angry with them, but a little practice backing, loading and even unloading a boat should be done before hand some time and place where it won't hold people up at peak times.
  2. Bought a new, to me, boat last April. Had to overhaul the motor 88hp, if I knew it had a bad cylinder I wouldn't have bought it. I haven't been able to enjoy it since then because I'm still battling a running issue that is getting progressively worse. Was getting worse. Found problem yesterday, and thought I would let you all know. Avoid these carburetor gasket sets with the orange rubber gaskets. Wow I thought I was doing great buying something that had a made in the USA flag with the advertisement. The rubber float bowl gasket swelled and started pushing on my carb float.
  3. When I was younger I would've relished tearing into it. Now I don't enjoy it anymore, but I did save some money. It took several hours, and I have a fear that something might fly loose. Take care of your boat motors. Run good clean fuel, good oil and maybe add some de-carbon additives regularly. They are more expensive then an average car engine, I think. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  4. Bought this boat in March. First time out was little rough to get running, but straightened out and ran great rest of the day. 2nd time out it didnt want to run. Pulled carbs, and did compression check. 2,3 and 4 cylinders were 115 psi. #1 was 75. Pulled head to have a look, and just as I feared top piston ring gone, piston chewed up, cylinder scarred and inside of head looked like a peach pit. After a couple of days crying about it, I sucked it up pulled and disassembled the power head. first boat motor I've over hauled. 7 weeks and about 1,600 bucks in parts and machine shop work, I finally got it going. Got about 4 hours on it so far. Runs great. Time to slay some crappie. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  5. I'll 2nd what troutgirl said about Wilbur. Nice place to sit and relax. Sycamore Shoals is good place with easy access to river. My Dad, my daughter and I were sitting down there fishing one day. Wilbur was releasing water, so it was up and flowing. This was when a person could drive through the field and the road would hook left to the river where a person could park down there, I don't think you are allowed to drive down there anymore. My daughter was fishing with redworms, and she landed a nice 18inch brown trout. I got the hook out and was handing it to her for a picture, tail first for some reason, and it slapped her cheek with its tail. I thought Dad was going to bust a gut he was laughing so hard. Or head down stream below the shoal where they crossed for their mustering during the revolutionary war. Thow some small cranks and rooster tails. Wife and I were down there a couple of weeks ago. Easy access and nice trail for some exercise. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  6. I used to go to Sycamore Shoals in Elizabethtown. Park in their parking lot and take off down the walking trail toward the river. If you are going to be wading in, best to have felt soles on your boots. Those pretty round rocks are very slippery. Caught a lot of nice trout there, years ago. You can even go up stream right below Wilbur dam. Always call for generation schedule 1-800-238-2264. Welcome to East Tennessee and welcome aboard ExSoldier62 Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  7. Thank you, I have been having a few issues with it, so I haven't done much fishing yet. I'll get it worked out. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  8. Hard to keep up with the age of the batteries. 8 years is a long time for a battery, you got your monies worth. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  9. Thank you miket55. I'm hoping it'll last me several years. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks Tubejig, I need to get one just in case. It sure is a pain rolling the batteries. Hey Dada, I was wondering about a cover for that spot. I didn't know they actually made something for it. Fishnfool, you are right, but it's all part of the fun. Thanks you all. I'll try not to fudge any on what I catch while camping.... I'd hate for my nose to get any longer. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  11. Saturday was the first time on the water in maybe 5 months. The old johnson on my Norris Craft blew a piston last year, and I sold it. Been looking for a fish and ski and landed on this one a week ago I mounted the bimini top Saturday morning while wife packed a lunch. Got to the ramp, which was packed, and I backed in and floated it off. Battery dead to starting motor! Got on trolling motor to get it out of every ones way, and it didn't run either, kricky! Not a good start. I charged the batteries the other day and everything seemed fine. The original registration on it expired in 2016, so I knew it would need some attention. I swapped the batteries while my wife parked the truck, and I was ready to fire it up by the time she got back. The evinrude fired up with a little effort. It took it several minutes to get the gas and sea-foam cleaner moving through the carbs, and it started purring along. We spent 4 hours or so running around with the O-Brother sound track playing on the stereo. Wife loves the windshield and top. Going to be spending about 3 days camping on Ft. Loudon or Tellico this coming Thursday. If I get lucky enough to catch anything I'll post about it, if I don't catch anything you won't hear from me. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  12. I agree. I was out in the canoe and a bass boat slowed to an idle to pass. I waved nicely to him. Then a small runabout came around and slowed also, very polite of him, and I smiled and waved, but crap! the wake from that thing about washed me out. Fun and exciting rollers tho. Fishing sucked anyhow. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  13. I agree. This sucks. Good time for going through camping gear.
  14. Well, at least on my end. Hello I haven't been on here in long while, just lurking now and then. Last year,,, well my Dad had a stroke, and it was last spring since we were out. I guess being in his early 80's, along with his worn out knees, it was a huge struggle to get him from boat to truck after fishing. It took me and a couple other big fellas, who I really appreciated, to get him to the truck. So for anyone who has helped a person in this manner, many thanks to you. Maybe when weather clears, Dad and I can do some bank fishing. I haven't felt like getting out after that. I was getting boat out every couple weeks or so just to keep it running, and last November the 41 year old johnson finally gave up. Piston broke. I sold entire boat and motor. I am now in the market to find another boat. When this rain let's up I'll be hitting the upper end of Cherokee lake. I'll try to contribute any info that I can. I normally crappie fish in mooresburg area. It's good to be almost back in the swing again. Happy Hooking, Roy.
  15. Little late, but. I hope everyone has had a great Christmas.
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