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TIER

Member Since 21 May 2019
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 01:16 PM
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In Topic: Please trade!!!

19 August 2019 - 03:54 PM

Deals off! 100$ gift cetificate from freind! Amazing amazon!


In Topic: Why do people look at me so oddly when I'm fly fishing?

15 August 2019 - 04:13 PM

What I said was meant to be a joke, Mike.


In Topic: Why do people look at me so oddly when I'm fly fishing?

15 August 2019 - 03:26 PM

 

I think that casting a fly could be compared to a good ballet, a piece of art.

No offense intended ... but comparing fly casting to ballet is like comparing a two years old's first steps to a marathon runner's first win.

Casting can look pretty ... but it takes all of a week to get "good" at it.

 

It took me a whole year to get good at fly casting! LOL


In Topic: What are you working on?

14 August 2019 - 10:55 PM

The motor we replaced, another E-Tec 90 was a bit over 2400 hours - still going strong.  The motor before that was at 2700 hours and again still going strong.  That business about EPA compliant is right on the money - and four strokes will eventually need some serious pollution gear to come anywhere near what the  E-Tec is achieving - right now... There are places in Europe that will not allow any outboard motors -except the E-Tec ... due to pollution concerns.   Older hulls in particular really benefit from the lighter weight of an E-Tec compared to current four strokes but that's simply a matter of design since older hulls were originally designed for lighter weight motors.  In recent years new hulls have been designed from the beginning to support heavier motors. 

 

The only place where current four strokes have a real advantage is on the smaller motors (gear meant for skiffs at 16 feet and smaller) since the E-Tec design does not allow them to build really lightweight smaller motors (less than 40hp...).

 

But of course everyone gets to choose their own power setups.... The big key for every manufacturer is having their motor as the first one on any boat coming from the factory... For a variety of reasons whatever that first brand is will likely be what it's re-powered with when it needs to be replaced.... 

I am a heavy snowmobiler. I try my hardest on my 120 (don't judge, dad makes me ride it even when I can afford a full size), and it is a 4 stroke (Polaris engine, too!). That engine has been through about 500 miles of full throttle, turn carving wheelieing mayhem. My dad has a 2 stoke. It breaks down ALL THE TIME. And dad is not rough at all with his snowmobile. He's a trail rider, and I'm a mountain climber. The thing I like about his snowgo is that it is big, and has better frame quality. My snogo on the other hand is tiny, and it brakes when you hit a root at 4 MPH. But that has nothing to do with the engine, which the engine runs fine.


In Topic: Hornberg Special lightning fast tie. 90 seconds

14 August 2019 - 03:56 PM

Bro, I am watching your other videos, and they are awesome. Do you do beaver trapping?