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About MuddyBottomBluz

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    flats rat
  • Birthday 05/02/1969


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    Miamah, I think?
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  1. Compression Testing: The Broker or Independent Mechanic

    A qualified mechanic does not just do a compression test. That is just the start of an inspection to see if they should waste the rest of their time and your money. If it passes it is started, carbureted, then they check each carb for proper operation, low speed & high speed jets, I am assuming it is a carb'ed motor. They check timing, cable shift to see if the dog's in the lower unit are wore out, fluids etc. Wiring, looking for green growth underneath the wire sheathing and at the wiring connections, pull the connections apart, what do the terminals look like?? Take it to a qualified, no I take that back......A CERTIFIED Yamaha mechanic!
  2. another Buddy is gone.

    Sorry to hear that Doc. Going through the same right now except with two dogs. One has cancer and the other is just old. It's ***!
  3. 2000 Pathfinder 2200-Model?

    Last 2 digits of the serial number, starboard, right side looking at the engine from the rear, under the rub rail. 02= 2002. etc. Post some pics, the Pathfinder guru's on here will tell you everything you need to know.
  4. Catch and release extended

    Good Point!
  5. The official "What did you catch today" thread

    My neighbor does it the same way but used mullet, he would butterfly them and send them out on a string and drag them back in. Worked great until one day he left his daughter at one creek while he worked another, well when he went back he found her sitting there with no rope, no mullet and no crabs! When he asked what happened she said a huge tarpon slurped up the mullet and she fought it for a little while but eventually lost. I think chicken is the safer option!
  6. Electrical help please, I’m a novice!

    ^^^^^^^^^^Agreed! When you are DIW (Dead In The Water) you can always replace a fuse, a breaker,,,,, not so much. Get all of that replaced and get it out of the bilge.
  7. Ahhhh.......Air Station Miami. Back in 1986 I went there, turned my head and coughed and the next thing you know I was in Cape May! Driving from Broward into Opa-Locka or even from Homestead is a battle. I have a few friends who rent houses in my neighborhood so when you know for sure let us know. Good schools, in the middle of everything, but actually really quiet, it is called West Wood Lakes. No matter where you are in Miami you are close to good fishing.
  8. Ethanol Fuel Alternative, Not Rec Fuel

    Check this out, Will it happen, it should? Made with corn so the farmers don't lose and can be made at same production plants that make Ethanol!!! https://www.boatus.com/magazine/2018/august/biobutanol-the-ethanol-alternative.asp
  9. Toxic Lake: The Untold Story of Lake Okeechobee

    That's funny, I am reading it now!
  10. Hydraulic jack plate flush

    That is correct, can flush out the reservoir as well. Use rubber gloves though, contains Xylene but will clean it up great. Check dollar stores, the no name stuff will do the job, cheaper than an automotive store. Home Depot sells it, about 7 bucks a can.
  11. Lightning

    I had an instance in Key Largo with a storm headed from West to East that built up over the everglades. I told my passenger if you see lightning or hear thunder let me know. Not even two minutes later a bolt struck about 100 yards away in the mangroves and in just a few seconds the temperature dropped 15-20 degrees easily and the rain coming at us through the mangroves sounded like a Stampede and we made it back with the rain 50 feet behind us the whole way in, got to the dock and told my partner to run! Two boats sunk at the docks and I watched everybody at Gilbert's having to bail out their boats or manually flip the bilge pump switch on in the middle of this storm. Not a good place to be, and yes having a fast boat helped us that day. Believe it or not that was my second close call. One time in the middle of the Everglades on Wagon Wheel road I was coming back from the West coast and decided to do some Bass fishing, walking down the dirt road I noticed a small black cloud forming above me. I decided I would wait for thunder before I made a move and about that time a bolt hit the dirt road about 500 feet ahead me, needless to say the fishing adventure was over!
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  13. Hydraulic jack plate flush

    Brake cleaner with air pressure, it will evaporate and leave no residue. They sell it in spray cans if you do not have a compressor.
  14. Lynyrd Skynyrd Documentary on Showtime

    Change of pace from all the Doom & Gloom of red tide and algae blooms. Last night Showtime aired a documentary about the Lynyrd Skynyrd Band from Jacksonville Florida. I am a big fan of their music but honestly if I hear Sweat Home Alabama one more time I am going to lose it! Pretty interesting about how they began and how it all ended and all the characters, and they were. If you like the band and their music check it out. http://www.sho.com/titles/3461827/lynyrd-skynyrd-if-i-leave-here-tomorrow
  15. Whatever Happened to Squidmo?

    Well dang it Bruce, tell him we miss him, at least I do. He has been gone from the site for so long most don't even know who he is! He was a great contributor, especially in the Hewes section. I hope all is well with him and his family!