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Reel Loco

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About Reel Loco

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    Retired Steamfitter
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    Fishing & Sue
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    North Port
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  1. Prop Help

    Thank you JEM!
  2. Prop Help

    Have his number handy?
  3. Prop Help

    Is Funky Monkey still responding to questions? I sent him a message a couple days ago and he hasn't responded. RL
  4. Fire Extinguisher Recall, Could Be on your Boat

    Thanks a lot for the heads up MuddyBottomBluz. I just got off the phone with Kidde. NOT happy with the answer I got from them. My unit model#FA10G is in the recall. They are happy to replace it but the shipping will take between fifteen to twenty days to ship. This is their stated reason for the recall on the website: Hazard: The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. I asked the CS rep what to do in the mean time. She said if I should need to use this one before I receive the new one that "I should push down on the handle really hard and as long as I can to get the extinguisher to discharge. That should make the extinguisher discharge." As a former Damage Control person in the Navy also, I find it unacceptable that my fire extinguisher should work in case of a fire. So, I guess I will be purchasing an additional extinguisher as I refuse to be on my boat with an extinguisher that should work if I put excessive force on the handle. My experience with plastic has always been that if I use excessive force it WILL break! We all know how extremely important extinguishing a fire on a boat is. If your fire extinguisher fails your only alternative is to abandon ship!
  5. 98 Hewes LT 18 Rehab

    RokGrdn, Wow, it's been a long time since I've been on this site. Great to hear you are restoring your MA. My LT is still performing wonderfully and literally hundreds of snook have crossed the gunnels. I've had no failures with any of the work I did. I feel the reason for that was using the best materials available. Most recently I've updated my trailer with new axle, bunk coverings, etc. I wish you luck with your rebuild. RL
  6. Hewes Scam?

    Thank you HYD!
  7. Hewes Scam?

    This IS A SCAM! Beware some scumbag stole the photo of my boat and listed it on CL. Thanks to FLDXT for alerting me. I flagged the ad on CL so hopefully they remove it before someone gets scammed. RL Not for sale! After three yrs of use I've had to replace the bilge pump and baitwell pump so yes I would say the rebuild was done properly LOL. Oh, and by the way, I got such a great deal she now sports a 2015 150 ProXS.
  8. Scam alert!

    Hi Everyone, FLDXT just alerted me to a scam on Craigslist involving my boat.https://treasure.craigslist.org/boa/6148200828.html This is my boat but some scumbag has used my photo to try to scam someone out of $6000. Please alert your friends. Thanks FLDXT! RL
  9. New Shades (sunglasses)

    Where did you get the Smith's locally?
  10. Victory for North Port Boaters!

    North Port City Commission voted today to have a one year moratorium on enforcing the no boat parking in driveways code. Next phase is to elect pro boating commissioners. Four of five seats are up for re-election. The Unified Land Development Code is up for a re-write. As soon as the new commissioners are in place it will be onto phase three, changing the ULDC to favor boaters. Hello, this is Florida!
  11. installing a bow mounted trolling motor

    polliwog, This is a photo of my 1998 18' light tackle. The photo is taken from the bow. The starboard stringer has a 2" chase embedded and ends under the console. Your 20' may be similar:
  12. 98 Hewes LT 18 Rehab

    2 1/2 yrs on the water & still running great! Love this boat
  13. Power Tech SCD3R17

    Sold pending payment.
  14. 2016 SWFL Owners Tournament

    Also wanted to thank Maverick Boat Group for putting on such a fabulous SW Owner's Tournament. We had a great time from the friends to the food & drinks and don't forget the great door prizes! Tarpon Lodge did a wonderful job again!
  15. North Port Boat Owner's Association

    Be sure to check out this weeks edition of the WaterLine Magazine publisher's desk article entitled "No Parking". I don't believe it's available online, but is available @ local bait & tackle stores in the North Port, Port Charlotte, & Punta Gorda areas. Everyone is invited to our meeting of the North Port Boat Owner's Association Monday evening June 13, 7pm @ the Olde World Restaurant/ Sherwood Forrest Rm. Please come sign our petition if you are a resident of North Port