Old new boat...report | Minnesota Fishing Forum

Fishing Reports Banner

Posts 1 through 4 for Old new boat...report

     

New? - Register Here!

No Obligations - Click Here for more information. Login

Main Forum Page     |     Fishing Blogs     |     Find a Fishing Partner     |     My Fishing Pals Home     |     To The Top - Minnesota Fishing Forum
You Are Currently Viewing - Minnesota Fishing Forum  
Old new boat...report - - - 4 messages. Showing 1 through 4.
MineralMan
Senior Member
Joined 02/01/2005
Posts:751

MineralMan's blogs, pictures and recent posts
Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 10:16 AM 05/02/05 (CST)
Well, the old Glastron V147 I bought in February has now been in the lake...twice. First time, the 47-year-old Johnson 35 died just after I launched it, and I had to limp back to the ramp with the equally ancient 4 horse, and it didn't want to start either.

Back to the drawing board. I pulled the flywheel off that old Super Seahorse and found the crankshaft key sheared right off. I also discovered that the last owner had put brand new magneto coils and points in there. If only he'd torqued the crankshaft nut properly. No harm done.

So, I put the boat back on the water (Spoon Lake launching ramp, then under the tunnel to Gervais lake) last Tuesday. The old 35 fired right up and purred like a new motor. My friend was along in his boat and he clocked me at 23 mph. I'm a happy guy.

So, I was planning to head up to Bald Eagle yesterday and molest a few crappies. I went out to prep the boat and it was SNOWING, for pete's sake. I'm a transplant from California, and we don't go boating in the snow. I guess I'll have to wait a few more days.





MineralMan

O So Minnesota Blog -- Fishing Page
WebDude
Moderator
Joined 02/26/2004
Posts:8491

WebDude's blogs, pictures and recent posts
Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 05:10 PM 05/02/05 (CST)
Well, I was 120 miles north and trust me, the fishing was lousy. Only spent about 4 hours on the lake. There is only so much a guy will go through to catch a fish. Nothing on the graph, nothing on the line... nothing.

I hope it warms a little by the opener!



Webdudes Sig
My Fishing Pals facebook
WebDude's facebook
twitter
google+
walleyewacker
Advanced Member
Joined 04/28/2004
Posts:389

walleyewacker's blogs, pictures and recent posts
Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 03:10 PM 05/03/05 (CST)
If there is open water and time the boat should be in the water the weather dosen't matter..
MineralMan
Senior Member
Joined 02/01/2005
Posts:751

MineralMan's blogs, pictures and recent posts
Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 08:52 AM 05/04/05 (CST)
Well, I'm kind of a fair weather fisherman, I guess. Fishing from a boat in the snow just doesn't get it for me.





MineralMan

O So Minnesota Blog -- Fishing Page
Old new boat...report - - - 4 messages. Showing 1 through 4.
You Are Currently Viewing - Minnesota Fishing Forum  

New? - Register Here

No Obligations - Click Here for more information. Login

Main Forum Page     |     Top of This Forum     |     My Fishing Pals Home
Members Browsing
the Forums:
    Bijik     bob the builder     Flipper     goingGone     twa8833    
Users Online:5
Guests Online:114
Total Online: 119


Terms and Conditions