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Does anyone know if the Intracoastal Bridge in Houma is still closed?

June 26, 2011 at 3:22pm

Does anyone know if the parking lot at Pier 90 is flooded? Thinking of heading there in the morning.

July 07, 2010 at 9:04pm

Does anyone know of any rental places in southeast LA that rent ATV discs?

June 01, 2009 at 9:32pm

My boat trailer tires have a 50 psi max rating. I currently inflate to 40 psi. Should I inflate to the max or keep it at 40 or 45 psi?

May 28, 2009 at 6:46pm

I've been boat shopping and I'm leaning toward the new Blazer Bay 2020. Just looking for opinions on this boat and what owners and former owners thought of Blazer bay boats.

February 26, 2007 at 8:50pm
A comment titled: I know what you mean in response to a report titled: BASS BOAT OR BAY BOAT??

I used to fish the same areas you’re talking about and found myself with same dilemma. I used to have a 17' Nitro with a 90 Merc. In 2001 I upgraded to an 18.6' Triton TX186 model. They called it the coastal model, no carpet, all non skid, bait well and live well, saltwater wiring and trolling motor. I loved it, I could scrub it down with comet, hose it off and it looked good as new. My old boat had carpet and it just stayed dirty. I eventually found myself doing more saltwater fishing and upgraded again to a 22' Champion bay boat. I haven't had any problems bass fishing out of it and I've taken it to the same spots I used to take my Triton. Triton still makes a no carpet bass boat, I think it's called the RX3. Hope this helps and let us know what you decide.

February 11, 2010 at 8:43pm
A comment titled: Backstop in response to a report titled: Target repair

Is the big target behind the buck a backstop?

November 19, 2009 at 4:26pm
A comment titled: Response for aquaholic78 in response to a report titled: Trailer tire question

I understand what you're saying, but here's a copy of the email sent to me by a Carlisle customer service rep.

Thank you for your interest in Carlisle Tire & Wheel. Yes you can run the tires at the Max PSI. I have also enclosed a informational sheet that will help determine which PSI is best for your trailer.

The max psi for this tire is 50.

Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you again for your interest in Carlisle Tire and Wheel.

Thanks,
Jennifer Sands
Customer Service Analyst-Aftermarket
Ph: 800-827-1001 ext: 456
Fax: 888-225-3250

to me by

June 07, 2009 at 5:49am
A comment titled: Not looking to buy in response to a report titled: ATV disc rental

I'm not looking to buy one. All I need it for is to disc up my yard so I can plant grass seed.

June 04, 2009 at 11:26am
A comment titled: Lots of input in response to a report titled: Trailer tire question

Thanks everyone for all the comments. I was hoping Trailer Queen Jo Anna Boesch would reply, I've seen her posts on another site. I did some research on the Carlise site and found this:

Do you need to replace your Trailer Tires?
Did you know that your Trailer Tires may be worn out even though they still have plenty of tread left? This is because trailer
tires have to carry a lot of weight all the time, even when not in use. It is actually better for the tire to be rolling down the road
than to sit still. During use the tire releases lubricants that are beneficial to tire life. Using the Trailer Tires often also helps
prevent flat spots from developing on the tire.
If one tire fails, the remaining tires will have to suddenly compensate by supporting the increased load the failed tire was
carrying. This sudden increase of weight may overload the other tires causing a chain reaction blowout or other internal
damage. If you have experienced a blowout, make sure you check the other tires for damage and/or take your tires to a local
tire shop for evaluation by the experts.
The main cause of tire failure is underinflation. Check your tires at least once a month for proper inflation levels. Carlisle Tire
and Wheel recommends adjusting the air pressure to the Maximum pounds per square inch (PSI) listed on the sidewall of the
tire. If you inflate the tires to less than the maximum inflation level, you dramatically reduce the load carrying capacity of the
tire.
Tires are not completely impervious to air loss; in fact tires can lose 1 to 3 PSI per month. This is because molecules of air
under pressure weave their way from the inside of the tire through the rubber to the outside. A drop in air pressure could cause
the tire to become overloaded, leading to excessive heat build up. If a Trailer Tire is under-inflated even for a short period of
time, the tire could suffer internal damage. The Rubber Manufacturing Association (RMA) states that a tire run at less than
80% of the maximum inflation could cause damage to the tire. Again, if you feel that your tires have been run underinflated
have them checked professionally at a local tire service center.
High speed towing in hot conditions degrades Trailer Tires significantly. As heat builds up during driving, the tire’s internal
structure starts to breakdown compromising the strength of the tire. It is recommended to not exceed 60 Miles per hour (MPH)
while towing a trailer.
3 to 5 years is the average life expectancy of a Trailer Tire. After three years you should consider replacing your Trailer tires
with new ones even if the tires have adequate tread depth left. After five years Trailer Tires are considered worn out and
should be replaced.
Imagine staying in the sunlight all day everyday with no sunscreen! This is what your tires have to endure daily. If you are
storing your Trailer for an extended period, make sure that you store the tires in a cool dry place such as a garage or under a
shade tree with tire covers to protect your Trailer Tires from the harsh effects of the sun. A thin piece of wood under the tires
during storage will extend your Trailer Tires life.

- Summary Maintenance Tips -
∑ Keep your tires air pressure at the Maximum PSI recommended on the sidewall of the tire
∑ Keep a cap on your valve stem to prevent contamination of the internal rubber valve
∑ Always travel with a spare and check your spare tires air pressure along with the other tires
∑ If you experience a blowout, slowly move over to the right off the road to change your tire and check the other tires for
possible damage
∑ Don¬ít overload your Trailer Tires. The maximum load is listed on the sidewall of your Trailer Tires
∑ Give your Trailer Tires a visual check before each trip
∑ Keep your Trailer Tires in a cool dry place and out of direct sunlight during storage
∑ Replace your Trailer Tires every 3 to 5 years

June 01, 2009 at 9:29pm
A comment titled: Tire in response to a report titled: Trailer tire question

It's a Carlisle ST 205/75D14 Sport Trail

May 28, 2009 at 7:43pm
A comment titled: Monday in response to a report titled: Skunked at Catouache!

Me and a buddy went this morning. Muddy water everywhere. Caught one rat red and one bass. Had a few hook ups in the grass that didn't make it to the boat. We did see a lot of action on the south end of the lake and we found some clean water in some of the dead ends off of gulf canal.

April 20, 2009 at 2:11pm
A comment titled: Spot Hogg Whammy in response to a report titled: whisker biscuit

I used to shoot a QAD rest, but I had fletch contact issues. I switched to a Spot Hogg Whammy and really like it. I haven't had a problem with the arrow falling off.I think there's a video of it on the website. http://www.spot-hogg.com/product_arrowrests.shtml

April 19, 2009 at 11:24am
A comment titled: When did you go? in response to a report titled: Skunked at Catouache!

Did you go Saturday or Sunday. I'm thinking about going Monday, but I'm not sure after all the rain last night. I figure everything will be muddy.

April 19, 2009 at 11:18am
A comment titled: Champion in response to a report titled: I need your help... I am looking to upgrade on boats

I bought the Champion 220 Bay Champ last year. I upgraded from an 18'6" bass boat. It's got a Mercury 175 Optimax, 19 pitch Yamaha saltwater series prop, 6" jack plate. It'll top out at 50, usually cruise about 40. Last time I checked my mpg it was about 3.3mpg. Haven't heard anything about it being an old Wellcraft hull. Even if it was I still like it, large front deck, lots of storage, smooth dry ride, can comfortably fish with 4 people. Not trying to influence you, just my 2 cents.

August 02, 2008 at 1:38pm
A comment titled: Comet in response to a report titled: Neatfreak

If it's a white non-skid floor your talking about, comet does the trick. I use it on my white floor with a long handle scrub brush. Just wet the floor, sprinkle it on, scrub it, wash it off. It'll look good as new.

April 10, 2006 at 6:09am
A comment titled: Broadhead tests in response to a report titled: arrow heads

Check out www.broadheadtests.com. This guy rates different broadheads, mechanicals and fixed by shooting through plywood, a steel drum and a tire. Sharpness, accuracy and cutting diameter are also rated.

January 01, 2006 at 8:53pm
A comment titled: Change bullets in response to a report titled: HELP

I shoot the .50 cal CVA Optima Pro and could not get the powerbelts to group either. I switched to the 250gr Hornady SST sabot. Excellent groups with 100gr Triple 7.

December 07, 2005 at 9:07pm
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