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  1. Welcome Walter!

    Hey Walter, Welcome to MidwestSportsman. Please feel free to browse around and get to know everyone! If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. Feel free to introduce yourself. We're glad to have you.  Walter joined on the 09/20/2017. View Member
  2. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    Numbered poles would have been very helpful.
  3. Good People In This World

    That's an awesome story! What a nice guy he was to return them. I have my name & number in all my gear. I always doubt that someone will return anything valuable, but it does make it easier to do the right thing if they're not the pukey type.
  4. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    Holy crap, Cheeser, yours is different!
  5. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    Yeah, it's huge and heavy, and the directions DO suck! I think it's a really nice portable, though. We had trouble with the canvas, too. We had to look at the box to see where the top vents and the yellow panels were oriented. The elasticy part gave us fits. Put all the poles down like you're packing up. Slip the elastic part on the tub like a fitted sheet. Once that's in order, the rest is easier. Sika's had extra hardware. Maybe he got yours from the factory! lol! We used 2 cordless drills with nut drivers, clutched out at about 5 to assemble all the hardware. That made it really simple. Sika had 2 bad pieces of hardware on his; the weird, super flat bolts that go in the corner hinge(?) thingies. He had other hardware, so it wasn't a problem. I took 2 matching ones out of the center of 2 of the plastic hoop brackets & used those to maintain the hinge clearance. I put the oddballs in the plastic pieces because there's no clearance issue there. Unless these were just a fluke, the supplied bolts are not very strong, so anyone assembling this should be aware of that. I think it'll be perfect for he & his wife to fish out of because they bring lots of crap, but I could never use one myself. I'd never get it out of the garage!
  6. So far, all I can find are the individual seals, but I definitely need to do some more digging. I'd much rather buy a kit than accidentally miss a seal or something and have to wait for it while everything is torn apart. One with the spanner would be nice! Harbor Freight sells spanners pretty cheap, but they didn't have them in stock for some reason.
  7. I think I might have to do that. The actual tool from Yamaha is $80. I have a hard time paying that for a tool I'll use once, especially when I can weld. I'm going to order the parts tomorrow. When I do the job, I'll record & post it (if it's not a complete cluster F) to help someone who's looking down the barrel of this repair.
  8. So, the last time I was out in my boat, my tilt & trim didn't work at all. Let me tell ya, I really struggled to get the engine up to haul it home. That thing is HEAVY!! My engine is a '95 Yamaha 70 2 stroke. There's a pretty good sized puddle under the assembly, so I know the seals & stuff are shot. The rams are smooth and I don't see any signs of damage anywhere. I read that the most difficult part is removing the cylinder caps with the spanner, but you know how there are always little tips people have., so the question: Has anyone done this job? Any tips?
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  12. 2 frabill predator non thermal NIB

    The tub IS massive. It's super thick, roto-molded plastic. It's also nice and deep and has a draft skirt that goes behind your knees.
  13. I haven't. Shovel has been on vacation, so I've been remodeling our master bath. Possibly this weekend, if it's nice.