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  1. I'm starting a petition to outlaw all leaf blowers on the lake. I would rather listen to a politician than those annoying machines all day long. There were 8 kids in my family, first of all we could never afford one of those confounded machines and I don't even think they were around back then anyway, and even if we could dad would of told us all to get our asses out there and rake em. We actually didn't mind doing that 50 years ago, it cleared the yard for us to play kick the can later that night. The only sound that you would hear while we were raking would be us beating the crap out of each other every hour or so. My sister is a year younger than me and she can still whip me easily....... good times
  2. Normally this is the time of year when I try to refill my freezer with deer meat, but being lucky enough to replenish early , I was wanting to try and get some fillets for the freezer also. I noticed that the information here has slowed down a bit, maybe because of the time of year. I'm not accustomed to fishing this time of year, can you let me know some good patterns or lures to use for crappie and bass for fall and some areas to be looking. I'm in the north shore area. 5mm Thanks,. Chris
  3. thank you for the replies, i'll start looking for a camera. i wonder if everyone was OK who ran up on the ice up by old plug's place
  4. thanks wrench, i'll do that, there is not a lot of deep water under my dock this time of year so if/when they drop the lake lower i don't want my fiberglass tanks sitting on the bottom getting holes in them. the chains will help a lot.
  5. I haven't been down to the lake since november deer season so I went down last friday to check on things because of the sever cold and I was surprised to find that my bass boat lift had lowered almost all the way down, luckily my cover was attached to the lift and kept the boat from banging into the sides of the dock well. I could have a slow leak or maybe the cold had something to do with but it got me to thinking that maybe I should get one of those IR cameras and point it at the boat dock so that I can keep an eye on the lift when I'm not there. Does anyone have any opinions if those type cameras are any good or not? I read that you can view them through your wifi and I think that it would be helpful or at least give me piece of mind to be able to check on things. I was also really surprised that there wasn't any ice anywhere in my cove, I figured there would at least be a few inches around the shoreline or dock, I don't think that it could have melted that quickly. From some earlier posts I was thinking that my cove should of had a thick layer of ice. I'm at the 5MM on the northshore. thanks, chris
  6. Real nice buck champ, a great day for hunting or fishing. shrapnel, I figured you were kidding, that's why I started with the lol. Sorry about that, my wife doesn't think I'm funny either.
  7. shooter next year shrapnel? lol we're not in texas or minnesota and I don't see that many nice bucks , I'd like to hunt your woods! it must be full of 170's , either that or they're all died of old age because your waiting for "next year"
  8. Thanks wrench and John I've been hunting this buck for 2 seasons, a young guy in Versailles will do a european mount for $50.00 which is all I could do this year... I couldn't do the 4 bills for a full head mount.
  9. been in the woods for the last 3 days with my bow, every day i've been seeing more and more movement. bucks are chasing does everywhere, should be a great opening weekend. i hope i'm not crossing some type of fishing forum guideline but I scored on this buck last week. be safe in the woods!
  10. thanks mike, i'm working on the rear arm, do i need to take both rear arms loose to remove the single arm or can i just remove the one arm by itself? i just watched the first 2 episodes of OZARK on netflix, I guess I should be happy that I can count to ten and spell my name after seeing that i'm just some dumb hillbilly........
  11. thanks shrapnel, i will see if they come to the northshore area. what i would really like to do is replace it myself, has anyone ever replaced the 4 inch bushings on their own lift? it looks to be only 3 bolts to remove the A arm but i don't know if i can just remove the one A arm that i need to work on or if i have to unbolt both of the rear arms to be able to get one side off.
  12. Thank you everyone for your input. I will check with b&b dock. I currently have a chain holding it together and that seems to be working ok for now, not sure how well it will hold up over the weekend. If it makes it to Monday I will feel a lot better about waiting it out for a repair person, other wise I might get the tools and come along and see what I can do if it looks worse. I'm trying to avoid getting a new used one, a halfway decent one is a few grand not including installation. It doesn't look like it should be that difficult to pull the arm off and bolt on the new bracket but I have never worked on one before. Thanks again for your help and input.
  13. thank you WW, i will look them up. the bracket is only 32 bucks that is why i would like to try and fix it myself.
  14. I'm hoping that someone here can help me. I have an older hydro hoist A arm boat lift and the metal bracket that holds the large 4 inch square bushing has broken. I called the guy that has worked on my lift for the last 10 years and he told me it would be a month before he could fix it. I called two other places and neither have gotten back to me. Does anyone know or have a good lift repair person that is dependable and reliable that I could call? I also found a place that makes a replacement bolt on bushing bracket that would work great and I'm thinking about trying to repair it myself, anyone ever try to remove the A arm or replace the bushings on one of these old lifts? I believe that I should be able to do it but thought I would check the forum first. Thanks everyone!
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