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S.N.A.F.U.s This Year.....

Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:44 am

First it was the throttle handle. It literally exploded in my hand, coming apart in numerous pieces. I suppose that the plastics on this 26-year old Evinrude had become brittle. About $130.00 later, I'm back in business.

Next it was the choke/primer knob. It broke in half. Thank God for J.B. Plastic Weld and a small piece of plastic tubing. So far, it is holding, but a new knob is being shipped.

Anyone else having "fun" this year with their boats/motors?
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Re: S.N.A.F.U.s This Year.....

Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:08 am

No issues again...YET!! But when the ice comes...who knows WTF will break!!
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Re: S.N.A.F.U.s This Year.....

Tue Nov 03, 2015 9:38 am

The one time I had the motor on the boat it ran great, then it didn't, then it did. I gave up. Not enough time left for me hunting this season to give a rip at this point.

Been a pretty decent walk-in year for me, will stick with that....

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Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:13 pm

lanyard wrote:The one time I had the motor on the boat it ran great, then it didn't, then it did. I gave up. Not enough time left for me hunting this season to give a rip at this point.

Been a pretty decent walk-in year for me, will stick with that....

I had that once, ended being a head gasket. If it sat long enough it would dry out in the cylinder and fire right for a day then the next it would run like crap again.

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Re: S.N.A.F.U.s This Year.....

Wed Nov 04, 2015 6:18 am

1 PD prop. that was a $250 hit
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Re: S.N.A.F.U.s This Year.....

Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:56 pm

Well, that S.O.B. Mr. Murphy (aka bad luck) was at it again. This time I bent the axle tube assembly and broke a leaf spring on the boat trailer. Got it all apart, now just waiting for parts. Any how was your day?
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Re: S.N.A.F.U.s This Year.....

Thu Nov 26, 2015 10:36 pm

Bearings on a boat trailer.

Who ever decided to use parts from a 1933/1934 ford sucks

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Fri Nov 27, 2015 8:33 pm

mnduckhunter wrote:Bearings on a boat trailer.

Who ever decided to use parts from a 1933/1934 ford sucks

Or whoever uses a trolling motor with a bad seal in freezing weather sucks too.

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Re: S.N.A.F.U.s This Year.....

Mon Dec 07, 2015 12:03 am

Funniest SNAFU was watching the goose guide jump out of the boat thinking he was in shallow water. Choice words were spoken when he discovered it was up to his neck and he struggled to get back in the rowboat.

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Re: S.N.A.F.U.s This Year.....

Sun Jan 24, 2016 4:41 pm

Finally got the parts from the Shorlander factory; 1-axel tube assembly, 1-leaf spring, 1-leaf spring bracket, 2-axel sleeves, and 2-grease seals. For $182.00 it is a new trailer again.

I realize that it takes time to ship parts, but at almost 50-days, that was disappointing.
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