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Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,682
Posted By waterbug
And let's not forget the very early ski boats.......

And let's not forget the very early ski boats.... The ones who started it all. Here's on of mine:

A very rare 1946 Mercury runabout built in southern California
Only 4 or 5 known to exist in the...
Forum: General Discussion 07-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By waterbug
I only load my boat a couple times per year, but...

I only load my boat a couple times per year, but I get a noise similar to what you describe. Turns out it is the sand and small pebbles being churned up by the prop. Doesn't do any damage, but it...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 06-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10,816
Views: 1,294,288
Posted By waterbug
I tried. Talked to him a few times, agreed on a...

I tried. Talked to him a few times, agreed on a price, and arranged for shipping. Now I haven't heard back form him in a few days and it is now listed at a higher price. ***?

I really need a boat....
Forum: For Sale: Boats 06-16-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,041
Posted By waterbug
I would buy this thing in a minute if only I had...

I would buy this thing in a minute if only I had a way to get it here to Minnesota.... :)

I need another slalom boat as I just sold mine and all I have is a 70 year old wood boat.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-24-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,316
Posted By waterbug
There are people out there that say the same...

There are people out there that say the same about us MC and CC owners too....
Forum: General Discussion 04-18-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By waterbug
I have a Sidewinder Direct drive 12v. Small solar...

I have a Sidewinder Direct drive 12v. Small solar panel keeps the battery charged. Probably the best lift motor I've seen. Remote can turn on led lights on the dock and under the canopy from over ...
Forum: For Sale: Boats 02-08-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,367
Posted By waterbug
No it doesn't. Best thing that ever happened to...

No it doesn't. Best thing that ever happened to me. You'll feel the same way in the near future....
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-23-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By waterbug
If any of my fellow members here in Minnesota...

If any of my fellow members here in Minnesota find themselves here in Alexandria for the Ice fishing challenge, let me know. We always have a community of fish houses near the event. Lots of people....
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By waterbug
Right around 50mph. Although 35 is fast enough on...

Right around 50mph. Although 35 is fast enough on the lake.

And yes, I put tires back on in the summer.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-22-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By waterbug
Thanks for the comments... Answers: 1- 7-8...

Thanks for the comments...

Answers:

1- 7-8 inches this year. Not always the case. We has a quick, hard freeze with no wind. Made solid crystal clear ice. Most years it's 10-12. At least 12' for my...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-22-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By waterbug
12 Volt propane forced air. Same as you would...

12 Volt propane forced air. Same as you would find in a Motor Coach or RV. Made by Attwood. 3 batteries in parallel charged by 5 solar panels. 3 bank on-board marine charger for back-up. Jeep has a...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-22-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By waterbug
Pics of both my fish houses. The red Ice Castle...

Pics of both my fish houses. The red Ice Castle is 8X21. It doesn't get moved much. Big and heavy. In fact, it's not on the lake right now. Took it off due to snow and Lake of the Woods trip. Smaller...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-22-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By waterbug
Camoplast Tatou 4S for a Kubota RTV1100 Diesel....

Camoplast Tatou 4S for a Kubota RTV1100 Diesel. Same GVWR and lug pattern as a 1997-2006 Wrangler. Mattracks are around $15,000 for a set. American Track Truck are about $9000 per set. These were...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-22-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By waterbug
Sunday afternoon. On the Ice.

Sunday afternoon. On the Ice.
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 01-22-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,463
Posted By waterbug
Modified my Ice Fishing rig....

First off, I am an avid Ice Fisherman, almost every night after work, and every day off. Snow conditions on my lake this year have made it difficult to move fish houses around. I got sick of plowing...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 11-20-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 930
Posted By waterbug
Send me youe info and I can run it for you... I...

Send me youe info and I can run it for you...

I do agree that a Carfax is not as reliable as people think, but it can contain some useful info.
Forum: General Discussion 08-14-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By waterbug
New experience with a Jet-Skier...

So, I hear and read about all the problems with tubers, set skis, surfers, etc.... ruining the nice calm water. I have experienced them all too! Especially on the Chain of lakes I live on. This is a...
Forum: General Discussion 07-26-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,551
Posted By waterbug
Nobody... I used to ski almost every day. Haven't...

Nobody... I used to ski almost every day. Haven't been behind the boat once this year. It just sits on my lift not being used. I can't find anyone who wants to go. This sucks.... Worst summer ever
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 07-17-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,361
Posted By waterbug
Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer... I am in my 40's now...

Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer... I am in my 40's now and think about it almost every day. I certainly had the ability, and should have used my god given talent to do something good. I was a lifeguard...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-17-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,879
Posted By waterbug
The chain of lakes I live on is pretty darn clean...

The chain of lakes I live on is pretty darn clean now. I can see bottom in over 20 feet of water. Thanks to our new lake lovers, ZEBRA MUSSELS. What a PITA. We now must wear shous in the shallow...
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 06-07-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7,848
Views: 449,384
Posted By waterbug
Understatement of the year :) My lift si supposed...

Understatement of the year :) My lift si supposed to go in today or or tomorrow. Hope it's in when I get home, then I will put the boat in and go for a cocktail cruise
Forum: General Discussion 05-02-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,912
Posted By waterbug
I have one of these... Float and Roll built by...

I have one of these... Float and Roll built by Floe. Co-worker gave it to me. Works awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7-S71i1bvU
Forum: Off Topic Discussion 04-24-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,836
Posted By waterbug
I too have a Shark. I went with the Rotator...

I too have a Shark. I went with the Rotator Professional Lift Away. It is quite amazing! The main reason I chose it over the Dyson was the Lift Away feature. Easy to carry down to the dock to clean...
Forum: General Discussion 03-23-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,611
Posted By waterbug
I typically replace my boat every 3 years. Always...

I typically replace my boat every 3 years. Always a used closed bow, about 4 years old, with around 100 hours on the clock. I switch back and forth from MC to Nautique every time. As a matter of...
Forum: General Discussion 02-07-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,488
Posted By waterbug
Wishing for lots of RAIN in the spring to bring...

Wishing for lots of RAIN in the spring to bring the water levels back up to normal....
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