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Boat and Trailer Maintenance

Mercury Oil, Battery, Spark Plugs, Fuel and Fuel Additive Recommendations


http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=20401




Engine Shutdown Precautions after a HARD RUN (Especially in cold water)


http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=20843




Proper Warm-up and cold Water operation


http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=25829




Recommended Annual Maintenance or Winterization for Optimax Engines



http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=21874




Vault Bearing Replacement


1. Loosen lug nuts on trailer 2. Jack up trailer and put on jack stands 3. Remove tire 4. Remove break caliper and support caliper (3/4” drive 9/16 6 side quality socket) 5. Use block of wood and hammer to remove vault cap 6. Remove cotter pin, cap, nut and washer 7. Remove hub assembly from trailer 8. Turn over hub and beat out inner bearing and seal 9. Clean hub assembly 10. Remove and replace O-ring 11. Pack inner bearing and install 12. Coat inside of seal with grease coat outside of seal with high temp silicone 13. Pack outer front bearing and install 14. Install hub, washer, nut, nut-cover, and cotter pin, tighten slightly over hand tight to set bearing than back out, then tighten finger tight the hub should turn freely with no end play (in and out movement) 15. Install zerk grease fitting on Spindle, grease and rotate hub during filling until grease starts to come out around washer and nut (usually 1 tube of grease) 16. Fill vault cap to upper retaining clip, coat outside shoulder of cap with high temp silicone 17. Use a 2x1/2 PVC slip collar (Home Depot) and b lock of wood to install cap 18. Reinstall break caliper 19. Install tire, remove jack stand and jack. open vault pictures below for filling instructions VAULT PICTURES




Mercury Prop Install





Service Wheel Bearings





Replacing Water Separating Filter on Optimax


http://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=22074




Non-Ethanol Gas stations in US


https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=SC





Tournament Tips

Developing and Retaining Fishing Confidence


https://www.bassresource.com/fishing/fishing-confidence.html





Fish Care

how to Fizz a LargmouthBass





how to Fizz a Smallmouth Bass





Livewell Management





Culling Bass





Hydrogen Peroxide in Livewells





Easy Hook Removal For Gullet and Gut Hooked Fish





Fish Clips






Fishing Tips

How to remove a fish hook





How to launch a boat





Seasonal Bass patterns





Electronics





Non-Boater Etiquette


  1. Communicate, Communicate, and Communicate. Know your partner's home and cell phone numbers, and room number if applicable, and vice-versa. Talk to your partner as least the day before to discuss strategies and find out what you need to bring the next day (e.g., tackle, bait, line weight). In particular, ask whether he has a life vest for you, and what he wants for lunch.
  2. Make arrangements for a meeting place and time to meet. BE THERE ON TIME AND READY TO GO!
  3. Pay the entrance fees to get in the lake. Pay for the Big Fish for your partner and yourself.
  4. Oil and gas are not cheap. Give your partner money to refill the tank of gas that you helped burn up. You do not want to get a reputation for being cheap.
  5. Treat your partner and his property with the utmost respect.
  6. Know all the tournament rules and the specific lake rules.
  7. Know all tournament criteria, such as meeting times, launch ramp areas, weigh-in time and area, and where you need to be at any specific time during the day or night.
  8. Become familiar with the body of water that you will be fishing by researching through available resources.
  9. Try to participate in pre-fish days, if your partner is going to do this. Two lines in the water are always better than one, and it lets you verify that you have the right equipment and it is in top working condition.
  10. Learn how to back in a boat trailer. Voice your driving limitations prior to launching the boat. The morning of the tournament is not the time to learn how to handle a vehicle with a boat trailer.
  11. Bring your own Personal Floating Device (PFD), unless your partner tells you he has an extra one on the boat for you. Otherwise, bring the minimal amount of fishing equipment you will need. Limit your tackle to one bag - if you need two tackle bags, you are bringing too much.
  12. Bring lunch for your partner, unless he says otherwise. Do not bring anything that cannot be eaten with one hand - if you cannot fish while you eat or eat while you fish, do not bring it. Bring plenty of water and drink it whether you are thirsty or not.
  13. Bring your own raingear if there is any chance of rain.
  14. Know where the net is at all times and be ready to use it.
  15. While fishing, be aggressive and focus on the task at hand. At the same time, be gracious and humble. Give it your best, and watch, listen, and learn.
  16. Keep your clutter to a minimum. There is nothing worst than stepping over rods, tackle or whatever to try to maneuver to net a fish. Missing a fish, breaking a rod, or damaging someone else's equipment does not make for a good day on the water.
  17. If you have a good day on the water, people will want to know the "what, when, where, and how" of the day. Although the purpose of this club is to freely share this information, if you caught fish at your partner's spots, defer the "where" questions to him. It is bad form to disclose your partner's specific spots without his consent.
  18. Help your partner clean up the boat. Most boaters will wipe down their hull right after it is pulled from the water. If your boater gets out a towel to start doing this, pitch in and help.




How to drive a boat in rough water


How to drive a boat in rough water





Lakes

Nagawicka Lake


Nagawicka Lake




Pine Lake


Pine Lake




Rock Lake


Rock Lake




Oconomowoc Lake


Oconomowoc Lake




Lake St Clair/Detroit River


Lake St Clair/Detroit River




Big Cedar Lake


Big Cedar Lake




Kentucky Lake


Kentucky Lake




Clinton Lake


Clinton Lake




Whitewater Lake


Whitewater Lake




Geneva Lake


Geneva Lake




Pewaukee Lake


Pewaukee Lake




Madison


Madison




Pool 13


Pool 13




Sturgeon Bay


Sturgeon Bay




Big Green


Big Green




Okauchee Lake


Okauchee Lake




Lake Sara il


Lake Sara il




Lake Wisconsin


Lake Wisconsin




Little Bay de Noc


Little Bay de Noc





Humor

Basspro buys Ranger (explicit language)





Pro Staffer





Pro Staffer Resume





Fishing with Joe





Tournament Clothing