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07-15-2019, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Creekwood

Interesting that the distress calls are all based...

Interesting that the distress calls are all based on French. And they are pronounced with French pronunciation.
07-15-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,139
Posted By Creekwood

I normally leave the VHF (An Icom) on scan but I...

I normally leave the VHF (An Icom) on scan but I only have some channels in the tagged list to be scanned. 16 and 9 are in that list. 68 is a common marina hailing channel in our area so I don't scan...
07-14-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 20,139
Posted By Creekwood

i hope if you ever start to take on water...

i hope if you ever start to take on water somewhere deep, and you turn your radio on a call for help, that there is at least one boater or fisherman that doesnít have your attitude.
07-14-2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By Creekwood

Offer to take a marine mechanic or an experienced...

Offer to take a marine mechanic or an experienced boater with you. When they ďare busy that dayĒ you will have your answer. Seriously though I have a 330DA and boat on the great lakes and I know my...
06-26-2019, 10:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,956
Posted By Creekwood

Originally Posted by Jumpsummo...

Originally Posted by Jumpsummo https://www.thehulltruth.com/images/buttons/viewpost.gif...
06-26-2019, 04:15 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,956
Posted By Creekwood

I find it funny that we all say ďand I am still...

I find it funny that we all say ďand I am still aliveĒ. Dead people donít post on the internet as far as I know.
06-23-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,956
Posted By Creekwood

A few years ago on Georgian Bay. I am running at...

A few years ago on Georgian Bay. I am running at 30mph in this video. At least they were wearing life vests so they would find their bodies if they slipped under the rail and went under the boat at...
06-20-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,537
Posted By Creekwood

Why does someone need to pay $400 for a bass reel

Waiting for a train and musing over on line gear sites. I fish for bass and salmon and most freshwater fish. I donít get to fish salt much but I do every chance I get.

I cannot for the life of me...
06-07-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Creekwood

Wink All generalizations are wrong.

All generalizations are wrong.
Forum: Dockside Chat
05-25-2019, 05:12 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,071
Posted By Creekwood

So sorry you had to witness that. I live in...

So sorry you had to witness that. I live in Toronto area and there is no way I would drive a bike here. Too many obliviots on the road texting emailing, ear buds or head phones on.

Everyone should...
05-14-2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,033
Posted By Creekwood

Where I boat its granite shoal water and you need...

Where I boat its granite shoal water and you need to know exactly where you are and exactly what direction you are running. This water looks like wide open seas when you are out there. So course...
05-13-2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 19,033
Posted By Creekwood

Course up for me with radar overlay on the chart....

Course up for me with radar overlay on the chart. Helps me spot things I donít want to hit.
05-08-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Creekwood

I have had them on my current and prior boat. ...

I have had them on my current and prior boat. They work great and donít come off if installed properly. My current dinghy is a fibreglass bottom and I have the weaver arm mounted on the dinghy...
05-06-2019, 03:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,735
Posted By Creekwood

If a party day boat is what you want there are...

If a party day boat is what you want there are lots better than a Carver Mariner. There is very little outdoor deck space on a mariner. The bridge is really tight and the cockpit outside is not big....
Forum: Great Lakes
04-29-2019, 03:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,830
Posted By Creekwood

Be careful with the Starboard "anti-skid". Even...

Be careful with the Starboard "anti-skid". Even though its got aggressive texture, its still pretty slippery if things are wet.
04-27-2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,793
Posted By Creekwood

I have now been schooled by our first peoples. ...

I have now been schooled by our first peoples. We all have it wrong. I was watching one of those Alaskan "reality" TV shows last week. In the episode, a native guy in Alaska took his two little...
04-22-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,793
Posted By Creekwood

Update. Just checked the two rods I have at...

Update. Just checked the two rods I have at home. The spinning reel has the handle set up on the left (go figure), but my baitcaster at home (and all of them) are righties. That I know for sure. ...
04-20-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,793
Posted By Creekwood

60% left crank in Ontario

I did a quick poll on the Ontario Fishng forum this winter. These are mostly baitcast and spinning freshwater folks. Poll said 60% were RH people and LH retrieve. 22% were RH people, RH retrieve...
03-17-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By Creekwood

My first boat had a 4.3 and It used to do that...

My first boat had a 4.3 and It used to do that periodically. I can't recall if I ever found the problem. Possibly you could try cooler sparkplugs? I vaguely recall someone suggesting that and can't...
03-13-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,764
Posted By Creekwood

So sorry for the loss of your friends wife....

So sorry for the loss of your friends wife. Tragic and horrible. I cannot imagine how he feels losing his life partner in this way. No one deserves that outcome from a simple mistake.
03-10-2019, 05:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,724
Posted By Creekwood

I did a king mackerel charter a few years back on...

I did a king mackerel charter a few years back on a trip to St.Petes . We were live-lining and I was surprised by the light drag used. Is it just because if their jaws don't hold the hooks well?
...
02-25-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,694
Posted By Creekwood

The name says it all.

The name says it all.
02-10-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 734
Posted By Creekwood

That is a relatively easy fix. Usually the axles...

That is a relatively easy fix. Usually the axles can be moved forward the same distance as the bow stop, keeping the tongue weight in spec. But, as someone else said, with the stepped transom as...
02-05-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 33,769
Posted By Creekwood

On a related note, you can see why it is critical...

On a related note, you can see why it is critical that all boaters on any decent sized body of water (especially ocean or Great Lakes) needs to have their VHF radio on and monitoring Ch 16. And know...
02-03-2019, 05:38 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 33,769
Posted By Creekwood

The key thing if you break down off shore is to...

The key thing if you break down off shore is to immediately check if you are taking on water. If you are, step one is that everyone on board needs life vests on. Have someone gather all your safety...
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