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Never wet a line....

Buddy was driving the boat and put us up on a sandbar in lake Mac

Spend the next 2 hours getting myself off the sandbar with the kindness of a stranger:)

Sheered a bolt on the trailer

Wench busted

Big motor needs some work and is going in Monday,

Ran fine now it wont start and plugs are dirty as hell (changed them before we went out

new kicker by the end of the work week.

Hmmmmm

All in all could have been better, but next trip can't get any worse.

Dave

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I will be bring my Donzi to advantage in Zeeland end of next week. I just had to take my lund in for a bad propshaft seal. They think I ran it dry last yuear on my last outing in Huron Oh. They will be starting on it this week and a week or so for the parts. SO now I am down 2 boats.

I don't plan on using the Doinzi till the WMFl so I am nort in that big a rush. But the walleye will be here next week or 2 and I fish them 3-4 times a week

Thanks for the referals

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Water pump blew

Oil pump blew

Carbs... blasted

prop gone

Some more to list, but cant remember-

Hull of the boat was fine, tried to use the kicker to get off the sandbars and out to big water.

We shall see if it is a total loss Tuesday morning.

On the plus side the Lower unit looks good though....

She was running like a champ, and a random sandbar got the best of me.

I may or may not have cut the corner a bit to close on the north side of Mac.

10 foot

10 foot

6"

so my luck

Trying to figure out if I can afford to fix it or give it up:(

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Water pump blew

Oil pump blew

Trying to figure out if I can afford to fix it or give it up:(

Water pump is easy to fix. parts cost around $25?

Dump the vro oil pump and replace with a standard fuel pump. You will have to mix the gas, but it's way cheaper than a new vro pump.

After spending $350+ for a vro pump 2 different times I switched my 50 hp Evenrude to a standard fuel pump, with no troubles scenes. Also very easy to do.

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4300 in damage :(

Waiting on the insurance to see if they will cover any....

Damn! How hard did you hit the sand bar?:eek: I ran aground on Lake Mac once when I was a newbe, and didn't know the lake.:rolleyes: Luckily I wasn't going very fast, and was able to free myself. That sucks. Hopefully your insurance takes care of you in time. Good luck.

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also the east side of big bay is shallow, and just before the coast gaurd station stay away from shore,100 yrds at least i have seen plenty o boats stuck there.do not cut accross chippawa point go way out to the middle of the lake before turning west.Glad no one was hurt and your insurance is going to cover your repairs, are you fixing or replaceing your motor? Hope it goes well for ya. jimmy

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