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Boats in Southeast Louisiana
has anyone had a gatortail or prodrive modified to a stage 2 by the boat doctor in Harahan? were you satisfied with the work, had any problems since it was done? would you recommend them? thanks!!
3 hours ago
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Guns in Louisiana
Maybe someone can help me understand why the used guns for sale in the classifieds section are listed for more than you can buy them brand new for. My theory is that the people buying these guns have less than stellar back grounds and can't buy new. If that is the case it won't be worth the 100.00 you made selling the gun to have to spend an afternoon with investigators when something goes....  Read More
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April 24 at 8:14pm
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Technical in Louisiana
What happens if a trooper pulls you over while riding an atv with no title but a bill of sale? If they ran the vin it wouldn't come up stolen, but would anything happen due to it not being registered?
August 30 at 10:51pm
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Boats in The Rigolets / Lake Catherine in Southeast Louisiana
I need to have the pinstriping replaced on a 22' bay boat. Any recommendations on where I should take it? Slidell area...

Thanks,
September 02 at 10:31am
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Boats in South Central Louisiana
Ay opinions on the Skeeter SX 24? Ride? How does it handle the rough chop etc? Thx
August 23 at 8:52pm
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Boats in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
I have a 1996 Johnson 175 Ocean Runner, motor runs great however having issue with tilt and trim and I believe I am having a fuel leak. I notice fuel leak stains down the port side of the motor after I run it. I have read that its prob due to the carb needing to be rebuilt, it doesnt look that complicated to do, anyone done this, how did it go?

Also the trim / tilt motor isnt running,....  Read More
August 15 at 11:14am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Cocodrie / DuLarge in South Central Louisiana
I have an Apple laptop and I am looking for a way to get my Fishing edge to my Lowrance GPS. As far as I can tell Insight planner only works with windows based computer. Do you know of a program that will allow me to get my waypoints to my GPS
Thanks,
Mark
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Response by Captain Paul
July 01 at 7:33pm
Insight for APPLE
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ RIG MAGICIAN ~

Mike, I am sorry that the Planner will not work in an Apple computer. Check with Lowrance Support at 1-800-324-1356 and see if they will have a correction download.

Sometimes you can simply copy the USR file in the Edge program to a Lowrance memory card and place it in the GPS unit, but sometimes the newer Lowrance GPS units will not accept the data unless it comes from the Insight Planner.

Let me know what you find out from Lowrance.

Captain Paul
June 26 at 6:02am
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Boats in Caernarvon in Southeast Louisiana
I recently acquired a 16 ft. Flat boat w/ 5' bottom . It has a suzuki 70 4 stroke on it . Gps has me only going 25 top speed. The boat has tabs welded on. I noticed at top speed it plants the bow really low causing drag. Also the stern just slides in the turns. Does anyone know if cutting off tabs will help with speed & turning?
August 05 at 8:07pm
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Boats in Shell Beach / Hopedale / Reggio in Southeast Louisiana
Just changed out a 2002 yamaha 250 hpdi for 2014 yamaha f250 4.2l. Was getting 2.8 mpg with the hpdi, barely getting 2 mpg with the new 4 stroke. Has excellent power, real quiet, and decent top end, but fuel mileage is horrible. Is this a 'breakin period' issue or am i just screwed?! Both motors topped out at 5900 rpm's. Hpdi went 47mph top speed, the four stroke goes 44mph. They both....  Read More
August 11 at 1:47pm
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Boats in Louisiana
I'm looking at a 2002 Fishmaster with a 2002 Suzuki 140 four stroke. Not sure of the hours, but I think it's pretty low. The boat is in immaculate condition. How much life does it have left? And how much is it worth?
August 10 at 8:14pm
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Technical in Louisiana
Check out the You Tube link below to see the new outboard motor auto pilot controlled by our Lowrance Touch unit.

http://youtu.be/ALJLFRxLPjY
August 09 at 7:55pm
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Boats in Lake Pontchartrain / Northshore in Southeast Louisiana
Since purchasing my boat last year, I continue to have problems with fueling up my boat. Each time, I only add about 10 gallons because that's about the time my patience runs out. It takes about 45 minutes to pump 10 gallons. If I flow it too fast, it either comes shooting back out of the fill spout or out of the vent tube on the side of the boat. I have read on other forums of people having....  Read More
August 07 at 9:25pm
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Boats in Louisiana
Took my boat into Pontchartrain - shakedown for trip to Grand Isle this weekend. Noticed GPS unit with flashing message...\'HIGH VOLTAGE INPUT\' and then noticed my Yamaha instrument gauge showing 17.4 - 17.6 volts while running 4000 rpms. Stopped boat put motor into neutral and instrument gauge showd 13.6 - 14.0 volts. I was seriously concerned that the over charging could cause the....  Read More
August 06 at 11:39pm
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Technical in Louisiana
I have a Johnson 200 on a sv2100 sea pro.The compression is good on all cylinders. It does not have a jack plate and not sure of prop size but only getting about 4500 rpms out of it. What you guys think. Prop issue?? Thanks!
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July 27 at 9:49pm
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Technical in Louisiana
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this piece has appeared ever since you guys ''UPDATED'' the site, it sure makes it a pain to read any of the stories posted, it blocks the beginning of each line at a certain level it does not appear when i am reading reports or ads, is there something i can do to get rid of this or can you guys do something to relocate it???
July 28 at 8:08am
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Boats in Louisiana
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Ive been looking at a longtail with the same air intake as the surface drive in the picture. Will have the filters not covered like that affect the motor whiles its running in the rain? I appreciate any info
August 03 at 2:56am
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Southwest Louisiana
Cpt. Paul:

When using Insight Planner is there a way to enter a waypoint created using NAD 27 Datum and then convert it to WGS 84 Datum? I can't seem to figure out if there is an option to do that within the program. Will I just have to enter those coordinates in my HDS 7 unit in NAD 27 and then convert them to WGS 84? Thanks for your help.
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Response by Captain Paul
August 03 at 7:25pm
Change Datum values
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Jlemoine ~

Although we may not have the same version of INSIGHT PLANNER, my program does not have a datum choice feature.

However you can access the NOAA NADCON conversion utility on their web site at ~

http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/nadcon.prl

Or another site at http://www.coordinateconverter.com/cgi-bin/ctserve.exe?MODE=GetForm&Region=usa&Template=multi_template.ht

These will allow you to set up and enter all of your data in the correct format.

Captain Paul
July 30 at 4:06pm
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Captain Paul - GPS Info in Calcasieu Lake in Southwest Louisiana
Capt Paul,

I just bought your edge file for big lake. I keep my boat an hour away at a marina. I want to come prepared with exactly what I need to install the edge file.

Do you suggest a data card or is it possible to hook my garmin up to my computer?

Thanks for the help!
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Response by Captain Paul
August 03 at 7:04pm
EDGE for A Garmin GPS unit
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ WhoDat08 ~

Here are some suggestions.

Yes there is a Garmin cable with both power and data link, but the data end of the cable does not have any type of connection. You would have to have a person who is computer savvy to place a connection that is compatible with one of the different ports on your PC.

That unit is meant to communicate with a computer via a SPARE DATA CARD. A spare SD card is the way to go.

First download the FREE Garmin data transfer program they call BASE CAMP from their web site and install it in your computer.

This will allow you to have the ability to transfer data to and from the GPS unit and your computer via the spare data card.

With saying that there is another task you will have to do. You MUST first place the data card in your GPS unit with the unit off, then turn it on and do any function. This writes a code on the spare card that lets Base Camp and later the same GPS unit communicate with the card. Of course you would also need the EDGE File that ends in .gdb and .gpx. This file is the actual data file.

So, you will have to first visit your boat and access the GPS. If you have a lap top PC, you can bring it with you as long as it has a card reader-writer and has the Base camp installed.

If not then you would have to visit your boat, install the SD card then use it in your PC.

Before you go, print out the Acrobat .pdf file and the spreadsheet file. Bring them on board in a plastic zip lock type bag.

Captain Paul
July 31 at 12:08pm
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Boats in Louisiana
I'm looking at purchasing a new aluminum bay boat in the 20 foot range. I know from past posts the the Xpress seems to be the consensus favorite, (keep in mind I'm excluding the premium aluminum models such as American Aluminum). I recently checked out the DLX 20 Bay by G3 with a 150, and really liked the looks and features. I know this is a new model for G3, but if anyone has any first....  Read More
July 28 at 9:18am
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Boats in Southwest Louisiana
Good morning to all! I am seeking any advice I can get regarding boat performance. I currently own an 18' 44' custom with a vented tunnel and a stoke 2014 2 stroke Nissan 40. I am not sure of the make on of the prop but it is a 14 pitch with cup added to it. By myself, 5 gal of fuel, and three batteries( one at the rear and two under front deck) I run a solid 36 mph trimmed out. If I add....  Read More
July 25 at 10:15am

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