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by XMAN
Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Nitro Z7s
Replies: 14
Views: 8526

Re: Nitro Z7s

..I talked to a x-nitro boat dealer years ago..i will not go into the good and bad of a particular brand or why he discontinued the nitros...he told me when buying a boat look under the dash at the wiring and the way the fiberglasing covers the wood if any...when at BPS one day I did just that and I...
by XMAN
Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2 stroke vs 4 stroke Ethanol ?
Replies: 7
Views: 902

2 stroke vs 4 stroke Ethanol ?

..Saw a video on ethanol in gas yesterday..not good as we all know..is a 4 stroke less apt to have problems than a 2 stroke...the mechanics in the video said that ethanol in gas is 80% of the problem when people bring in their motors..guys are having to change their gas filters 4-5 times a year..car...
by XMAN
Fri Jan 27, 2012 10:29 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: ISE Sacramento changes?
Replies: 34
Views: 4853

Re: ISE Sacramento changes?

..Years ago and when we were kids [now 58] we all waited for the SF SPORTS AND BOAT SHOW..it had everything [abit less hunting and fishing] all the books we would come back with..it was an outdoor adventure..new trucks, every boat you could think of,it wasnt a 2-3 hr deal..it was all day long..just ...
by XMAN
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:56 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wear your PFD's!...Big Break duck hunters rescued
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: Wear your PFD's!...Big Break duck hunters rescued

...Also upon talking to these guys...they made it to seagull island [hook rats know of it]..at that point they were in the water for about 30 min and were really having a hard time moving their legs..their bodies were shutting down..thoughts were becoming distorted they said...luckily someone saw th...
by XMAN
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Wear your PFD's!...Big Break duck hunters rescued
Replies: 7
Views: 1682

Re: Wear your PFD's!...Big Break duck hunters rescued

..I know the 2 duck hunters in question..if you are fishing in BIG BREAK and come upon a gun case with choke tubes inside, PM me please...they will probably turn to rust in a month so not to worried about it...XMAN
by XMAN
Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:18 am
Forum: Vehicle Discussion
Topic: The new Ford diesel 6.7-any reports yet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

Re: The new Ford diesel 6.7-any reports yet?

..Looks like the 6.7 could be a winner..just get the warranty because if you need work on that engine they have to take off the cab to do it which is a 13 hr job..depending on what you need ofcourse..if you plan on keeping it for 7-10 yrs get your pocket book ready..the problem im seeing in reading ...
by XMAN
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Vehicle Discussion
Topic: Just smogged my 99 powerstroke
Replies: 0
Views: 1770

Just smogged my 99 powerstroke

...not knowing what to expect, i pulled into the check station, the guy checks my check engine light to make sure it stays off upon starting..tells me to rev it up 3 times to check for excessive smoke.,checks for codes..checks under hood and im done..good for 2 years...15 min total time and 70 bucks...
by XMAN
Mon Dec 26, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Used Boats - Motors - Trailers
Topic: Opinions on Outboards (please everyone pipe in!)
Replies: 16
Views: 3085

Re: Opinions on Outboards (please everyone pipe in!)

..I have 2 friends, one with a 90 merc 4 stroke and the other had a 115 merc 4 stroke, who now has a 150 yammie 4 stroke..they will never go back to a 2/stroke...X
by XMAN
Sun Oct 23, 2011 8:48 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Diawa millionaire c250 reels
Replies: 0
Views: 306

Diawa millionaire c250 reels

any body ever use them...plus or minuses...thx
by XMAN
Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: The two lamest things in pro bass fishing
Replies: 24
Views: 3934

Re: The two lamest things in pro bass fishing

.I like the broken bottle trick...15 yrs ago i watched guys put tons of trees in dutch sl...pre-fishing from home phones is good too..
by XMAN
Sun Sep 04, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: mercury fuel line
Replies: 6
Views: 899

Re: mercury fuel line

..Just did my small outboard..portable tank to motor w/bulb..8ft hose w/bulb ran me 50 bucks...merc hose for 4.27/ft..merc bulb ran 12.95...split open old hose and it showed no residue or break down..it came from a 2003 tohatsu tank hose with not much use but fuel was in it always and new was added ...
by XMAN
Sun Feb 27, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Best value crankbait rod
Replies: 8
Views: 3372

Re: Best value crankbait rod

..some years back i bought 5 mitchell rods from k-mart for about 30 bucks apiece...i've caught 10-15 lb stripers with no problem on these and 5 lb blackies are a piece of cake..6 guides and a long handle on the rod, i would have liked 1 more guide though...i never broke a rod and i beat them pretty ...
by XMAN
Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:10 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need help pricing a Ranger
Replies: 9
Views: 1899

Re: Need help pricing a Ranger

I'd say 10.5-11k and it should go.....XMAN
by XMAN
Sun Jan 16, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Big Break owner files for bankruptcy
Replies: 16
Views: 4616

Re: Big Break owner files for bankruptcy

Being that my fishing has tappered down the last couple of years, i sure hate to see THE BREAK go down like this..i have not lauched out of there for quite awhile and all us old hook-rats knew it was THE PLACE for premier cal fishing..IMO i think that after the D-B Corp bought it and would have let ...
by XMAN
Sat Dec 04, 2010 9:18 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ditto on the license
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: Ditto on the license

gene, will you be able to get the refuge A and B passes..the last 2 years i've called you guys you didnt have them..
by XMAN
Mon Oct 11, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Motors stolen at new antioch marina boat ramp project
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Re: Motors stolen at new antioch marina boat ramp project

The 2 scumbags were caught..sheriffs stung-um good..they posted them on craigslist
by XMAN
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:16 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Motors stolen at new antioch marina boat ramp project
Replies: 5
Views: 1305

Motors stolen at new antioch marina boat ramp project

last nite some scum floated in where they are dredging the new antioch marina boat ramp..somebody cut a 1/2 inch chain to dislodge 2 16 ft aluminums w/ 50hp merc tillers...they were the contractors work boats...the boats were found near the old ramp with the motors off of course..work has been put o...
by XMAN
Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:45 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: CAL-TIP WORKS...
Replies: 4
Views: 1576

CAL-TIP WORKS...

just got a call from a friend of mine who was down at the pier next to humphey's in antioch..he sees a couple guys loading a cooler with under-sized stripers..he calls CAL-TIP at 10am and the wardens are there at 11am..the guys see the wardens and they start chuckin fish over the rail..they were tol...
by XMAN
Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:13 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Need New Compressor
Replies: 9
Views: 1340

Re: Need New Compressor

..ohh this will really make me want to buy an opti-blast...yikes
by XMAN
Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:25 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: another SHOUT OUT To Lyles Boat Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: another SHOUT OUT To Lyles Boat Repair

Hey dom..i know ya been looking for awhile now..what kind of boat did ya end up with.....X
by XMAN
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: There ARE NO Secrete places on the Delta......
Replies: 7
Views: 1916

Re: There ARE NO Secrete places on the Delta......

DAMN, how'd ya find my spot..i used to tube there.....yep right off that berm over there...X
by XMAN
Sun Aug 15, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Coming ETHANOL fuel line problems on BBC forums---WOW
Replies: 24
Views: 4005

Coming ETHANOL fuel line problems on BBC forums---WOW

I usually go to bass boat central once a day under ranger forums..well today they had a thread with a headline on ethanol fuel lines--it had a side thread showing what ethanol does to fuel lines in short amount of time--it also showed a guy who had an 08 triton with a fuel/water separater filter who...
by XMAN
Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:57 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: XR4 MERCURY thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 549

Re: XR4 MERCURY thoughts

MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY....THX RIC
by XMAN
Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: XR4 MERCURY thoughts
Replies: 2
Views: 549

XR4 MERCURY thoughts

thoughts on the goods and bads of this motor....its a 91....thx
by XMAN
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Three new Z boats from Ranger!
Replies: 10
Views: 3803

Re: Three new Z boats from Ranger!

Can i get the z190 for 30 grand or so..just flashers front and back, minnkota 24v, single axle, cover, temp gauge, 150 hp..we'll see how competively priced they are i hope..also must be red....X
by XMAN
Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Hunting General
Topic: *NM*
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: Grandson wants to hunt help

A remington 700 BDL 30/06 with a leupold 3.5-10 should do him well for a lifetime...my dad bought me mine at 17 and 40 years later its still my gun of choice...lite and all kinds of ammo choices...my suggestion would be load up on ammo before feb 2011..documentation will required then..not a big dea...
by XMAN
Sat Jun 26, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: EPA delays Ethanol decision till fall
Replies: 1
Views: 386

EPA delays Ethanol decision till fall

For the 2nd time the EPA has delayed its decision on mandating a 15% ethanol blend in gasoline untill the fall...this was to be decided in december 09 but was delayed till june...they are testing 2007 cars to see if it is ok to run, which it looks like it does...older cars may be tested also...ethan...
by XMAN
Fri May 14, 2010 6:49 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: What's with people trying to sell boats
Replies: 4
Views: 1951

Re: What's with people trying to sell boats

YA ZAK, Its a joke what some try to get for them,,when i look for nada prices, if the boat is not much over 2k from average price, i will consider it,,at that price most boats go quick though,,but most want 5-8k over and they dont move,,central states prices are much better than calif prices,,like r...
by XMAN
Fri Apr 23, 2010 3:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2010 Nitro Z-7 opinions please
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

Re: 2010 Nitro Z-7 opinions please

i went to bass boat central and theres quite a bit of talk on that z-7,,mostly good,,i may head up to gfm next week to check-em out real good,,that 5 yr motor means everything and is why i'm real hesitant on going used,,i'll go to nada and figure how much i'll lose in 5 yrs at a used price on a comp...
by XMAN
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2010 Nitro Z-7 opinions please
Replies: 8
Views: 1680

2010 Nitro Z-7 opinions please

i have for awhile been looking for a boat in the range of 15k-20k---ranger preferred,,but i am seeing the prices of these new z-7s at about 27k out the door with a 5yr motor warrantys,,i dont need a bass boat shootout,,if ya got one of these, what are your likes and dislikes,,speed is not my concern...
by XMAN
Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:58 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ranger boat question
Replies: 1
Views: 651

Ranger boat question

does anybody know how many boats can ranger produce in a day?
by XMAN
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:45 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NADA boat values vs fair offer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: NADA boat values vs fair offer?

also, i checked around the central US and found alot of boats at nada ave price range--i didnt want to go get one or pay the trucking fees of 1.25 per mile to get it out here---i told the dealers that if you could get the boats out here to california you could sell every boat you could move--there w...
by XMAN
Fri Mar 26, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: NADA boat values vs fair offer?
Replies: 9
Views: 1894

Re: NADA boat values vs fair offer?

i looked at nada vs asking price on rangers for along time now and almost always the price is 2k-5k over nada pricing--if you find one between the low and ave price and it checks out good , snap it up fast cause it will be gone--thats why i've waited so long cause i'm not paying 5k over --so i keep ...
by XMAN
Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: watching bass zone at clearlake
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

Re: watching bass zone at clearlake

UNBELIEVEABLE GUIDE TRIP FROM THE BASS ZONE THIS MORNING ON VELVICK----WOW---
by XMAN
Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: watching bass zone at clearlake
Replies: 4
Views: 1424

watching bass zone at clearlake

i have never listened to a tourney like this with up to the minute action with 4 guys catching fish and all can cast to each others boat,,this is amazing stuff,,kudos to the basszone staff,,this is better than any bassmaster i've ever watched on tv,,hands down...
by XMAN
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:52 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Capital City Kudos
Replies: 2
Views: 545

Re: Capital City Kudos

YEP, talked to mike yesterday on some 188's he had and the pics were sent within 10 minutes to me,,thats quick
by XMAN
Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:48 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: new ethanol regs might be coming
Replies: 0
Views: 375

new ethanol regs might be coming

last week in my trailer boats magazine, i read where the EPA in june or july will vote on if they want the refiners to go to 15 percent ethanol,,what will that do to these 2-stokes,,my tohatsu doesnt even want one drop of that stuff,,hopefully the 4-strokes wont get hurt ----X
by XMAN
Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Im back on the water, kind of,lol. Project Hybrid
Replies: 60
Views: 9869

Re: Im back on the water, kind of,lol. Project Hybrid

Who needs a 40k boat huh
by XMAN
Sat Jan 16, 2010 1:19 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: COOCH - RIGHT ON!!
Replies: 0
Views: 594

COOCH - RIGHT ON!!

i saw your thread on the 20 minute window and said to myself, what 20 minute window, aint no 20 minute window on the delta, --ohh i've got to hear this--after hearing the audio, you were dead on with the explaination you gave--its an old delta tale many of us have heard about and never paid attentio...
by XMAN
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:30 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Scrounger head lowdown...
Replies: 21
Views: 7137

Re: Scrounger head lowdown...

THAT LURE AINT NO JOKE----X
by XMAN
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:50 pm
Forum: Vehicle Discussion
Topic: Tires
Replies: 2
Views: 1945

Re: Tires

ASK THE WIZARD--------XMAN
by XMAN
Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Bassindon, this could help you or other sellers
Replies: 3
Views: 944

Bassindon, this could help you or other sellers

I am writing this post with a bit of hesitation, as i am using my own personal thoughts on due diligence homework--i am in no way degrading your boat or motor or any one elses--i will explain what i look for in a used boat--since you are having problems selling or getting at least a look, i wondered...
by XMAN
Sat Oct 31, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: "Girlie" from Clearlake left us today...I know she
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Re: "Girlie" from Clearlake left us today...I know

dan--dude--what did you do to me , i cant stop crying--these tears are for my 'MONA' and your 'RUGER' and everybody else that lost a dear hunting friend---one day we all shall meet--what a story-----XMAN
by XMAN
Sat Oct 31, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: "Girlie" from Clearlake left us today...I know she
Replies: 8
Views: 2349

Re: "Girlie" from Clearlake left us today...I know

I lost my lab 'MONA' about 15 yrs ago--man did we have a ball hunting ducks at grizzly is.--she'd find-em when i didnt think she had a clue where they were--started her swimming at LMC, then would do hand signal traing in the fields between pittsburg and antioch--she had 2 football sized tumors near...
by XMAN
Fri Oct 30, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Ethanol eating fiberglass gas tanks
Replies: 2
Views: 818

Ethanol eating fiberglass gas tanks

this is probably old news but just a heads-up--i was looking at my tohatsu portable gas tank and the neopreme gasket is cracked and disentergrating, so i was looking for a 6 gal merc plastic tank replacement, i have a metal one, when i came upon a thread which stated ethanol is eating up older fiber...
by XMAN
Fri Oct 30, 2009 3:33 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: BASS PRO SHOPS??? WHY
Replies: 16
Views: 2743

Re: BASS PRO SHOPS??? WHY

my first time at BPS in manteca i wasnt too impressed, i expected bigger and more--a month ago i bought some nikon binos at the store, for $319, come to find out i could have ordered them from the catalog for $40 dollars cheaper--why the differance--shipping vs taxes same thing almost--so go there k...
by XMAN
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: Fishing
Topic: Genmar to sell Assets Quickly
Replies: 8
Views: 2975

Re: Genmar to sell Assets Quickly

i'll take a ranger at a fire sale price----X
by XMAN
Wed Oct 28, 2009 4:39 pm
Forum: Hunting General
Topic: NEED CAMO NETTING
Replies: 2
Views: 2327

Re: NEED CAMO NETTING

thx, but i am looking for the vinyl type, the burlap can get wet and stay wet and smell in a boat set-up----x
by XMAN
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:31 pm
Forum: Hunting General
Topic: no more refuge results online
Replies: 1
Views: 1466

no more refuge results online

yep dfg will only post results at refuges, not on lline or by phone--well then where does my state stamp money go, or my type A pass money go---damn pi$$es me off----X
by XMAN
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Hunting General
Topic: NEED CAMO NETTING
Replies: 2
Views: 2327

NEED CAMO NETTING

is there anybody around antioch that sells military style camo netting--i need 2 sections--10x20 or 25----xman

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