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20 hours , but the boat is home

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Topic: 20 hours , but the boat is home
Posted By: d4570
Subject: 20 hours , but the boat is home
Date Posted: 24 December 2020 at 14:56
We got a phone call Monday late afternoon.
Mud buddy , Hi guys, our delivery truck is just pulling in.
If you can pick it up by Wednesday you can have it for Christmas.
We will be closed after that till the 2nd.
Dang.
OK we WILL be there.
Cant get a cashiers check till 9:00 AM Tuesday morning.
At 9:10 we are on the road to Jorden Utah.
Got there about 7:30 pm, got a room and had to wait till 9:00 for them to open, paper work run though checked off all the questions we hit the trail home.
I forgot to mention we had snow and 50 mph wind from Butte MT to Jorden on the trip down.
Coming home was a bit better, no snow but a North wind all the way. That is 3 extra tanks of gas. Parked it at 8:35 pm.
All well worth it. it is sitting in the boys yard. Noww to put on all the cool stuff, maybe get it in the water Sunday. Big smile







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Posted By: lizard
Date Posted: 24 December 2020 at 20:35
Wow, what a boat!Tongue   And, what a great Christmas present.
MERRY CHRISTMAS!


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Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 06:04
Looks great.
That swamp drive must scare the stuffing out of the locals!

Need a red bow on it for Christmas.
Merry Christmas


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The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 07:50
We had some truck wire issues and ended up At harbor freight.
We got two red battery LED lights that we Gorilla taped to the prop to get it home in the dark. They have a flasher setting I will turn them on in Lew of a bow.Big smile


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 10:01
NICE!!!

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...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!


Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 11:29
Harbor freight...my home away from home.   Hope you had a 20% coupon!!!!

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The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.


Posted By: lizard
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 17:08
Bear,
  Just download the Harbor Freight app on your smart phone and you will always have coupons.
   You just bring up the coupons, the clerk scans them, and you get the discount.


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Trigger Control is knowing when not to pull it.


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 17:21
We were in the water today.
 I'll link a YouTube later.
We ran up to a spot we goose hunt with, the old Mudder, a two hour trip. made it there in 25 minutes, we were not hunting just putting on time for brake in. Slid over two sand bars on purpose.
We had to dodge a lot of floating ice and had to crack up a bunch to get in to our spot. This boat is going to be fun...
two guys 20 gal fuel, stuff, against the current, and had a head wind. 27 mph. We did not open it clear up.ClapBig smile


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 18:27
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvCiF-bW4Dw&feature=youtu.be%20" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvCiF-bW4Dw&feature=youtu.be


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWpjAMkCFNU" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWpjAMkCFNU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SILMmc0Vjz4" rel="nofollow - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SILMmc0Vjz4


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 18:57
nice video.  looks like it runs 'clean'.  was that the k guy in the boat while you took pics?

I think you made some good decisions getting clear of the tother boats for THIS.


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The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 20:27
I think so too.
Yes I took the picks.
He did let my drive wail he got the truck backed in.
There will be a learning curve.


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 25 December 2020 at 23:37
Watched videos U posted D. VERY NICE RIG! Waaaaay better than my outboard rig. 
Congrats to the both of U for your new venture.Thumbs UpClap

IBD from Below Zero land of ice & snow!


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Irish Bird Dog

NRA Life/Endowment

2nd Amendment Supporter


Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 26 December 2020 at 11:19
Not a proper shake down yet! Requires blood and mud before you can claim it as sorted!

Wink


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...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!


Posted By: MapleHill
Date Posted: 26 December 2020 at 18:07
Excellent D!! Looks like just the ticket for what you guys do out there! Enjoy


Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 27 December 2020 at 14:08
Very nice.

Wing master


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I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 27 December 2020 at 18:59
Thanks.
 The boy and his wife were out in it today goosen.
Limits both, and a fun boat ride.
12/27/20 30* and still using the boat.
We are going out at butt 30 to do some night calling in the boat.
 Calling for a low of +10* tonight, but little wind, sound like fun???
Let you know how a mud motor digs through ice.Dead


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 28 December 2020 at 09:08
Like a chain saw!

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The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 28 December 2020 at 19:00
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After an 1 1/2 hour drive in thick fog still black as sin we pulled in to the dirt boat ramp on the Missouri river. The thermometer on the truck said 4*. Rafts of slush ice flowed past us at the ramp. A few whacks with a spud bar broke most the ice OFF the dirt bank we where using as a ramp, the strong currant flushed it away. We backed into the black water, the boat instantly froze to the carpet covered bunks, first thing this spring we will put on roller bunks. We had the air-cooled motor running wail we loaded and got the boat ready, still running in the water. I helped the motor get the boat broke free and about ready to turn it loose. it died. We hit the key and it would not turn...
Dang we drug it out, tryer to jump it off the trolling motor, no good.
Up on the flat we un hooked and mover the truck around and put the jumper cables on it and let it charge for an hour. it fired right up and we got it in the water and off we go the sky was light by then we felt good. About 5 miles up stream it stumbled and stopped running, and the batter was dead as it can get. it is an EFI motor and the computer will not let it run or charge if there is no battery.
This battery is buried in the bowels of the boat and extremally hard to get to. We could not get the other battery into its spot and the cables where to short, jumper cables would not stay hooked up.
Now what? We walked back to the truck and got the truck battery that would fit and walked back with it and some proper tools. About noon now and it had warmed up to about 25*. We drove the boat back to the ramp put it on the bank put the truck battery back in, put the trailer in the water then wrestled the boat in to the trailer and hand winched it up. WOW what a hunting trip. Unloaded our gear out of the boat, and home. Here there are no "Mud buddy" dealers or work shops. We found a place that checked the charging system and battery. It is charging fine but the New batter with under 10 hours on it was junk. We got two battery's one for starting the other is for trolling, lights, and fox pro but it WILL fit in as a back up for the starting system. "MUD BUDDY" Wii be paying for a new battery, but we are back up and running for the morning...




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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 29 December 2020 at 07:09
It can only get better.  As you know, cold can kill a weak battery; works at 70 oF but dies at 2o oF. 

 I keep an extra battery in my SUV always.  I couldn't figure out why I had battery problems one year;ate them and would still have a dead battery.  Headlight switch was bad and would leave the lamps on.  New switch, problem gone, but I still check the headlights at the front of the vehicle everytime I walk away!!!


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The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.


Posted By: Wing master
Date Posted: 29 December 2020 at 12:00
I'm glad to see you got that problem ironed out. 

I'm not really a boat guy but I can't help but think of the Titanic every time I see one of your pictures boating through icy waters. 

Wing master


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I have always considered myself to be quite the bullshitter, But ocasionally it is nice to sit back and listen to a true professional......So, Carry on.


Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 29 December 2020 at 13:15
......because he looks like Leo DiCaprio?

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...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!


Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 29 December 2020 at 13:35
beware of icebergs in the Missouri!!

there is a resemblence to LeoConfused


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The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.


Posted By: MapleHill
Date Posted: 29 December 2020 at 16:31
Boy, that's enough to pi$$ off the pope!! Brand new boat and it leaves ya!! Man, makes my blood boil just thinking about it. Glad it's something simple, but still...AngryAngry


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 29 December 2020 at 16:44
YUP an expensive American made boat with an American made motor and a chines battery???Confused

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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 29 December 2020 at 16:57
Well Dale I'd consider getting a BIG "ah" battery like in your truck with lots of starting power and energy. One with a 72 mth warranty too.  As big as will fit in the battery box on the boat. But it surely is a pi$$er to have that trouble right out of the starting gate. Sure hope the boat seller takes care of it for you. 

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Irish Bird Dog

NRA Life/Endowment

2nd Amendment Supporter


Posted By: MapleHill
Date Posted: 29 December 2020 at 16:57
Originally posted by d4570 d4570 wrote:

YUP an expensive American made boat with an American made motor and a chines battery???Confused

AngryAngryAngry Interstate or Exide would be my first choice. Cat batteries are awesome as well if you can find one that fits, they are made by New Penn Mfg (Deka)


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 29 December 2020 at 17:53
WE got Interstate batteries for both.
 The Boy gets a GREAT firefighters discount.
The price was not as big a thing as wasting ALL day dinking with it.
I know for a fact they will make it good when they all get back from the holiday.


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 30 December 2020 at 10:19
Boats do eat batteries, the starting batteries.

Found it best to replace one every 3 years.  About 10 years ago I put two batteries in my boat with a switch for 1,2, or both.  Not been stranded since then.  Did require me to wire in a second bildge pump, one on each battery.


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The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 30 December 2020 at 10:45
We have a PerCo battery switch coming to keep from having to jump off one to the other, it should keep both charging off the motor also.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XBEUIO/?coliid=I2HB6S7PX1D2DW&colid=1QU6XXWE52Z0V&psc=1&ref_=lv_vv_lig_dp_it" rel="nofollow - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000XBEUIO/?coliid=I2HB6S7PX1D2DW&colid=1QU6XXWE52Z0V&psc=1&ref_=lv_vv_lig_dp_it


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: jsgbearpaws1
Date Posted: 30 December 2020 at 11:53
How much room you got on that thing? Seen a Tesla on a flatbed that did a tumble. battery is probably still good! I can do a bit of research on capacitor packs for you and we can attempt a "ludicrous speed" option for your trolling motor.

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...oh yeah! thats gonna hurt!


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 13:01
Boat Up Date.
No "Certified" dealer here for Brigg and Straiten motors.
There are a few Dealers that sell lawnmowers and such.
The Mud Buddy people got with the Factory Briggs rep and gave us the OK to have one of them work on it.
We took it in today, they checked it out and said it has a bad voltage regulator.
They got with the Factory rep and have a New one coming, next week maybe. To bad it is not today, temp is 50* and plenty of water...
I'm hoping there is no more problems.ClapDead


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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: MapleHill
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 15:50
AngryAngry Man, spend the money on brand new and have issues...here's to hoping this is fixed quick and nothing else causes problems for years to come.


Posted By: Irish Bird Dog
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 18:19
good news trouble found, good news it will be fixed, no cost to you is good too except for the troubles and frustrations of being stranded twice on account of it. Here's a smile for you Big smile

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Irish Bird Dog

NRA Life/Endowment

2nd Amendment Supporter


Posted By: d4570
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 20:14
Thanks IBD

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Remember: Four boxes keep us free ,the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, AND the cartridge box


Posted By: BEAR
Date Posted: 12 January 2021 at 23:30
great.   should be about 10 minutes to installl.

50 oF  WOW  swimming weather.

high today here was 26 oF, froze my buns off hunting.


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The IQ and the life expectancy of the average American recently passed each other in opposite directions.



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