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Tournaments => FLW Fishing => Topic started by: rudycard72 on May 03, 2006, 08:44:45 PM

Title: One of those days
Post by: rudycard72 on May 03, 2006, 08:44:45 PM
Last year I decided to give the BFL's a try in 06, so i went up north in october to get a feel of Burt and Mullet lakes.After about an hour on Burt my starter went out and I never got a chance to fish. This morning I got up very early and made the drive from Kalamazoo to Lake St. Claire. When i got to the launch ramp at Metro beach my trim wouldn't work at all, just a faint hum. After fooling with it for awhile i got my trim to go down but then it would not shut off, it is stuck going down, I had to disconnect the battery to get it to stop and then manually trim motor up just so i could drive home. As i was sitting in gridlock Detroit traffic I had some time to think and i realized that the only thing that matters is how you handle the situation.
Title: Re: One of those days
Post by: djkimmel on May 04, 2006, 12:00:13 AM
Having also had some experience sitting in discomfort with time to comtemplate, I agree with you completely.

The uncomfortable times make the good times that much better.
Title: Re: One of those days
Post by: MBell on May 04, 2006, 10:00:35 AM
Something to think about the next time your trim is acting up, check all of the switches.  My boat has three trim switches, I had problems in the past where it was just a jammed or broken swith.
Title: Re: One of those days
Post by: joshimoto son on May 04, 2006, 10:34:22 AM
Almost the same thing happened to a buddy of mine.
His trim would go up, but not down.

Ultimaletly... it ended his fishing trip early.

After buying a new switch and trim motor, he found out that one of the electrical
connectors fell off the switch.

Fortunately, he was able to return the other equipment.

joshimoto son ;D
Title: Re: One of those days
Post by: canvsbk on May 04, 2006, 05:56:23 PM
About the worst thing is being on a freeway in gridlock - pulling your boat. Hopefully things will get better....