Gathered up forum member Alex (from Ga) and went to meet JTS (John) for a sheep/snapper/grunt/whatever trip. Made the FIT beach ramp about 8am and headed south .
ready to go.
Ran 25 miles to a rock pile and Garmin showed decent display and dropped the hook.
Grunts were thick and some snapper showed. Reset and sheeps started biting but not quick enough. Tide was slowing and had more numbers to fish.
Got Some at first stop. On way to spot # 2 Motor started loosing power and bogging. Checked the usual and it would run and start again . Eventually we decided to turn towards home and go at idle but the frequency even then was getting shorter and bulb pumping wasn't cutting it.
Had to make the call...
First run since the 100 hour prep had been done (JTS does it EVERY 100 hrs) We'll see ?
SeaTow was great and towed the Panga in at about 15 knots no problem.
We had a small box of eats in the box so not a total waste. Only burned 6 gals. LOL
Partial box shot.
Later , capt louie
MY WORST FEAR......THAT WHEN I DIE MY WIFE WILL SELL ALL MY BOATS & FISHING GEAR FOR WHAT I TOLD HER I PAID FOR IT.......
I may not always agree with what you say,
but I will always respect your right to be wrong!
Anyone with suggestions for another Yamaha repair facility please let me know.
On the plus side the Garmin In Reach worked great. Sent a txt to my wife and she called Sea Tow. The Garmin txt showed her our GPS position, time, speed of drift and direction.
Sea Tow was great also, got there in good time and before we ran out of beer.
And I have a bunch of grunts to clean.
I've not heard many good things about that shop.
Message me if anyone wants his number.
Thanks for all the help.
Its true. Walter in sales is still there and the same girls are running the front. I was told the selling price was 35 million.
Its what I was told.