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by tnriverluver
27 Jun 2014, 18:42
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1988 johnson 48 hp SPL missing - update
Replies: 6
Views: 619

1988 johnson 48 hp SPL missing

Well I took my boat out today for the first time since doing the work on it. That motor is running like the proverbial raped ape! Yippee, I was very happy, never missed a beat, I think it ran better than I have ever had it run before. Plus I caught 1 little striper, told my buddy he owed me $10, $5...
by tnriverluver
24 Jun 2014, 21:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Million dollar jon boat?
Replies: 1
Views: 519

Million dollar jon boat?

I don't have any pictures but I have seen a couple of actual million dollar jon boats. They are about 30 feet in length with a cabin and absolutely loaded with specialized sonar and dive equipment for inspecting bridge pilings.
by tnriverluver
24 Jun 2014, 17:36
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Post a Pic of your boat!
Replies: 2007
Views: 342464

Post a Pic of your boat!

Here's my baby! https://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/psycho0819/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_1950_zps1db2a325.jpg https://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/psycho0819/Fishing%20Stuff/IMG_1953_zpsd87e3ace.jpg https://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f269/psycho0819/Fishing%20Stuff/1005432_581066798610011_37336469...
by tnriverluver
09 Jun 2014, 20:41
Forum: Motors
Topic: 1988 johnson 48 hp SPL missing - update
Replies: 6
Views: 619

1988 johnson 48 hp SPL missing

Sounds like a main jet in a carb is clogged. Take it out again and while running full throttle push in and hold the choke on. If it takes off and runs normal you know you have a fuel problem. I've owned 3 1988 48's over the years. Great motors but you need to run some Seafoam or other good cleaner t...
by tnriverluver
01 Jun 2014, 17:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Jon boat stability
Replies: 13
Views: 1027

Jon boat stability

I've had my 1542 Tracker for 3 years now and have been very impressed with how stable this boat is. I have bad sometimes wobbly legs from back problems and stability was a major concern for me. The Tracker is much more stable than my 16ft Alumacraft Bass Boat. Most weight in the Tracker is down low ...
by tnriverluver
26 Jan 2014, 12:30
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: How Many Boats?
Replies: 10
Views: 515

How Many Boats?

Funny this post should pop up. I was just thinking about this the other night and counted up to 23 of the boats I could remember owning. There are probably some others that have faded from my 52 y/o mind. Currently have 3 in the stable and I plan on sticking with these for several years since they f...
by tnriverluver
28 Dec 2013, 21:07
Forum: Motors
Topic: 16ft Lowe Roughneck 1653vpt. 15 hp 4 str Merc very slow.
Replies: 16
Views: 2921

16ft Lowe Roughneck 1653vpt. 15 hp 4 str Merc very slow.

More motor, you need it. That boat alone is probably close to 600lbs. Isn't that boat rated for 50hp?
by tnriverluver
22 Dec 2013, 21:35
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: we have yellow perch in georgia???
Replies: 16
Views: 1262

we have yellow perch in georgia???

I just learned last week from a post on another board that they are in Ky Lake now. They are considered an invasive species by most. Can't be nearly as bad as these dang Asian Carp we now have almost every where.
by tnriverluver
17 Dec 2013, 20:16
Forum: Recipes & Cooking
Topic: First attempt to Smoke a Turkey - This weekend!
Replies: 32
Views: 6445

First attempt to Smoke a Turkey - This weekend!

I smoked a couple of boneless breast a couple of weeks before Thanksgiving as a test. They were OK but not great. Everything else I have put on the smoker has been fantastic and I always want more along with the rest of my family and friends. The turkey breast did not leave me wanting so we ended up...
by tnriverluver
16 Dec 2013, 22:02
Forum: Motors
Topic: Your Thoughts on 25hp outboard
Replies: 30
Views: 2693

Your Thoughts on 25hp outboard

Shortly after I purchased my Tracker 1542 in early 2011, I purchased a 1975 Evinrude 25 off EBay. Could not find one locally. I only used the motor 3-4 times and it never gave me any trouble what so ever and I still have the motor now. However with that said, I make some long runs on some big waters...
by tnriverluver
18 Nov 2013, 20:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: I absolutely love this boat,
Replies: 19
Views: 1249

I absolutely love this boat,

Looks like I would bust my butt trying to fish off those decks. They look kinda slick :lol:
by tnriverluver
15 Nov 2013, 18:51
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Anyone have any videos of there local rivers?
Replies: 139
Views: 12162

Anyone have any videos of there local rivers?

Whitaker201 » Today, 13:23 wrote:A little fishing and running video in my jetdrive.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... RPB6zX4eIY
Nice smallmouths! Looks like a great fishery.
by tnriverluver
01 Nov 2013, 18:24
Forum: Motors
Topic: johnson 1988 40 hp help please
Replies: 5
Views: 576

johnson 1988 40 hp help please

toomuchfun » Today, 10:02 wrote:Sounds to me like you spun the bushing in the prop. If that is the case it is not too bad to repair. Take the prop off and take it to your local prop repair shop.
Prop bushing wouldn't slip like he described when running on muffs with no resistance other than air.
by tnriverluver
29 Oct 2013, 19:15
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Your ONE favorite rod that you own TODAY?
Replies: 162
Views: 15313

Your ONE favorite rod that you own TODAY?

Well after nearly 20 years and at least a year after posting my favorite, it is time to change mind also. Cabelas had a great sale about a year ago and I had a bunch of reward points built up on my Cabelas Visa so I bought a couple of Shimano Clarus rods in 6.5 and 7 foot Mh weights. I have to say I...
by tnriverluver
03 Oct 2013, 20:37
Forum: Motors
Topic: Tohatsu motors?
Replies: 8
Views: 1067

Tohatsu motors?

Make sure you have a Tohatsu dealer nearby first. I went through this last year and ended up buying a 20hp Merc online instead since the nearest Tohatsu dealer was 80 miles away yet we have a great local Merc dealer. Mercs can often be bought cheaper than the Tohatsu also due to Merc incentives. 2 w...