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  1. JimB

    garmin echomap 70dv?

    Just look at which units people are buying for their cars. One of my cars has an indash GPS but my little Garmin is much more user friendly. The Garmin founder began his education at UT Knoxville and has donated a lot of money to their engineering program. http://www.garmin.com/en-US/company/leadership/min-kao/
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    Casting net to start out with

    This video is very similar to the one Allan Franklin demonstrates. It might be a good video to share with your friends that have not been able to attend TSBA meetings. https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=em- ... bmcW9zvg7g
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    Buyers Beware!!!

    The Attwood lines at Cabela's get good customer reviews. Does anyone have opinions on these?
  4. Looks very similar. As I said above I bought shorter carriage bolts to avoid having the long bolts as a safety hazard.
  5. Trailer step from Northern Tool This step is $30 at Northern.
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    What kind of gas to use?

    My outboard mechanic told me that he had seen several ethanol related problems with as little as three months of non use. I think there have been several good points made already but I will add a link to help you find pure gas if you decide to use it. http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=TN
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    9mm ammo?

    Some of my shooting buddies use this company and are very happy with the quality and price. freedommunitions.com
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    DIY: What size Wire?

    My understanding is that the circuit breaker should be attached to the positive wiring as close to the battery as possible.
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    We're moving to Tennessee!!!

    I have talked to several people that have moved to East Tn from CT and other North Eastern states and none have said anything about wanting to go back. Most have said they like the climate and really like the fact that we don't have a state income tax. Most have said they were able to buy a much nicer home here or maybe some property. I have friends that are moving to Tullahoma as soon as they can sell their home in Knoxville. They are moving to be close to children and grandchildren and they say the area is great. I think you will find that most people here will be friendly and welcome you to the area.
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    WD40 as a fish attractant...

    Using WD40 on soft baits has been around for a long time. Many years ago one of the worm vendors I used told everyone to spray some in the bag to keep the worms soft and attract more fish. They also said another option would be to use garlic salt mixed in water.
  11. I think this is good for a small boat/trailer. I did have to buy shorter carriage bolts to fit my trailer frame better. Link Removed
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    Best sonar unit for less than 1K

    I don't know if you are determined to get a new unit or not but this is a very good unit and he takes good care of his equipment. I'm sure he is just upgrading. http://tennesseeanglers.com/forums/index.php?/topic/1812-lowrance-hds-8/
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    What is your occupation?

    I retired from ORNL in 2007. I was a maintenance engineer at HFIR.http://neutrons.ornl.gov/facilities/HFIR/