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LD Fisher

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  1. You didn't say if the two of you were ok?? people just don't get it, I would bet that the boat that caught fire at the Kings River Marina didn't run his blower or it wasn't working at least no deaths, only injuries, .................. some only learn from the school of hard knocks!
  2. I agree, most cars and trucks that switched over to ethanol in the 80's had problem because ethanol is one hell of a solvent. Cleaned the gas tanks, fuel lines, etc. I had a problem with a suburban in the late 80's coming Bach from a soccer tournament when I filled up in Iowa. Only took 50 miles to plug the fuel filter!!! Like I said, I'm not a fan of it but Uncle Sugar says we need to use it!!!!! 😡
  3. TJM, Jimmy Carter introduced the ethanol subsidies in 1979, it became pretty widely available and used in the mid 80's. As for the chainsaw, I have always used 10% blend in my Stihl chainsaws for years with no problems.......don't know why he'd say that, but each to his own
  4. Interesting read!! Mines the first two initials ...... Larry D and the fisher part is what I like to do....... I thought about catcher, but that would be a blatant lie!! The view is an early morning pic of my favorite lake, Table Rock!!!
  5. What Moguy said. I had SI on both on my old boat and didn't like the fact that moving the trolling motor screwed with the SI view. If you only have it on the trolling motor you can't use it with the main engine which is when I use it the most looking at structure while I'm idling looking for fish
  6. Gentlemen, after spending 30+ year in the refining and marketing of fuels, I can tell you that all motors/engines are designed to use a 10% blend of ethanol. As Wrench stated, the components will eventually wear out or degrade no matter what fuel you use! i am not a fan of ethanol, but when the government mandates and subsidizes a product to make price attractive, it will be used. That being said, I use it in all of my outboards, inboards and small engines and have for years with absolutely no problems or issues. Ethanol is extremely water sensitive, therefore i change water separators on marine engines annually, if I see a transport delivering gas to a station I will go to a different station to buy gas. Why? Because while ethanol is metered and added to the transport at the terminal like any other gasoline additive, the key to not having problems lie at the station. The station needs to be diligent about how much water has condensed in their gasoline tanks and remove any excess water before it is pumped into your tank. When a transport drops gas into the stations tank, it will mix the sediment and water in the tank with the new gas and this will be suspended for a period until it settles back to the bottom. Most gasoline stations will have filters in the gas pump housing to filter this sediment before you put it in your tank, but I still don't like filling up while a transport is dropping their load at the station. Ethanol has a lower btu than regular gasoline and therefore reduces mileage in a vehicle or affects gallons per hr in a boat. But, it is almost impossible to find ethanol free gas. Ethanol also boosts octane by 2 points, so, depending on the gas stations tank configuration, ( most only have 2 tanks ) you are buying 87octane gas that is in most cases 89 octane because to have a true 87 octane blended gasoline the station would have to find and buy a 85 sub octane gasoline which is not readily available at product terminal and generally only available at the refineries terminal. To provide 89 octane the station would need 3 tanks or blend a straight 87 with a 91 octane to get a 89 octane at the pump, this would put the station at a disadvantage because of the cost. So, if a station has straight or ethanol free 91 octane at the pump it is probably selling 89 octane at both the 87 and 89 octane pumps. Long story short, today's engines and fuel systems are designed for a 10% ethanol blend and other than reducing btu's, with common sense maintenance one should not, as Wrench said, experience any problems on the water with a blended fuel.
  7. 👍👍 The smiles say it all!
  8. 2010 521c with original 2010 Yamaha 250 (137 hrs). Boat is pristine condition. Asking $37,500
  9. Enjoy the new challenge!! I will miss your reports on Table Rock......and the cooking expertise. Looking forward to your reports at Skiatook because my sons f-I-L has a house down there and I might get to wet a line down there too. We will all miss you here and hope you come back from time to time!!!
  10. Good God! Where do you park the golf cart??? And where is your 8 by 12 tackle wall? How can you live like that!!!🤣😂🤣
  11. Hmmm...... I stand corrected, just seems like the releases are better tuned to the rain and maintaining the level closer to 915 than in the past.
  12. Agree, but, it seems to me that they've been more proactive the last year or so.........probably only means the difference between 923 and 925, but every ft helps when you have a shed that floods at 922!! 😃
  13. Yup, but it seems to me that the COE has done a better job the last couple of years managing the lake levels. They have increased the release before heavy rains recently, like the last few days verses waiting until after the rain comes down. Makes me wonder if they have new management the last year or so or are at least paying more attention and using common sense!!
  14. Mmmmm good!!! Too bad I've wintered so well. I now need to shed a few lb's or I'm gonna have to buy 4 more batteries to set on the port side of the boat so it will set level in the water!!! 😁
  15. Been meaning to ask...........those Phoenix measureing sticks only measure 7 inches before the 10 inch mark is shone, right? That's what I've been told............. makes the fish look longer!!! Just a marking tool for Phoenix fishermen!!!!!!!!! LOL!!!!! Great day on thr lake........ and variety! Well done!
  16. People never cease to amaze me!! Can't fix stupid!
  17. Picture perfect!! That's why I just enjoy being on the lake period!!
  18. Thanks! I believe we will use it a lot more ............and post more reports that don't include "zero", "skunked ", and "rough day", because we are on the water more over the course of the year!!! We may be able to use the fantastic information provided by all the experts on this site!! Big thank you to everyone for the advice and information! Oh, and I do have a boat for sale!!!! 😁 Larry
  19. I originally looked at the Ranger angler but the rear deck had a raised rail about 2 to 3 inches high and about 3 inchers wide behind the rear fishing chair...………...I was concerned that my wife might be fighting a fish and trip over that rail/cap. I really don't want to fish her out of the lake, and then I looked at the Reata, and it doesn't have the "trip rail" behind the seat, it's smooth like the rest of the rear deck...………………….so we picked the Reata even though the rod locker and front deck was not as good for fishing as the Angler. I can make do with the rod locker and fishing deck not being ideal in order to not worry about my wife getting excited (and she does get excited catching fish) and tripping and falling out of the boat!!!!!! 🤣
  20. Thanks everyone! Talked to a buddy in Oklahoma who had one and he convinced me it is a good choice. Plus, the boss likes the seating.............and picking out the colors 😀 Ranger has some good freebies right now, so based on 80% of the votes for being cast for the boat, I now have one one on order!! I did cast my 20% also, so the vote was unanimous! 🤣
  21. Would you please send me a PM with details and price?
  22. LOL. Believe it or not I very seldom have a beverage while fishing!! But when I'm done.......... 😲 I hate to admit it, but I'm getting old and the lake keeps getting rougher! And........ the ranger is a single console and my wife does not like being exposed to the cold wind in the spring and fall, and definitely not in the winter. I am concerned about the ride (rough water) and stability when setting still out in the main part of the lake. I know having a full windshield will increase the amount of fishing I will do with my main partner, my wife. i am thinking that this may be the boat to last me until I just can't fish anymore!!
  23. Does anyone have or have experience with the 1850 Ranger Reata?? I'm thinking about selling my Ranger 521C and buying one. Believe it will be more comfortable and safer. I seem to fall into the water more now! 😆
  24. Usually when I am getting rid of my excess coffee my fishing partner catches the biggest fish of the day!!! 😁
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