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  • Boat is fixed! PSA

    Posted by simplecircuit on January 23, 2014 at 3:19 am

    When I went to hook up my trailer on Monday, I found a big puddle of oil under the big motor.
    So, I gave Clark Marine a call and Barry told me to go ahead and bring it out and they would try to get me worked in. I dropped the boat off on Monday afternoon around 3pm and added some maintenance items to the list of things to check. Got the call this morning that I was all sorted out and ready to go. I want to give a huge shout out to the guys at Clark. I didn’t buy my boat or motor there, but they always get me in quickly and fixed up in short order. The problem was a torn seal around the prop shaft from fishing line (specifically Cajun Line). Wich leads me to my #1 pet peeve about people who fish.

    Please pick up discarded line when you find it – even if it isn’t yours. I keep a jug on my boat for keeping line that I’ve pulled off my reel or pulled off the bottom of the lake. Last year alone, I cut loose 3 turtles, a loon and a crayfish that were all tangled in fishing line. Also, if you fish from shore, please take a little trash bag. There are always wads of line laying around in therip rap under the dams and in popular bank fishing spots. I used to canoe and fish the harpeth every weekend. We always came back with an entire garbage bag full of cans, trash, fishing line, you name it… If everyone takes more away from the water than they bring with them, we’ll have a much nicer place to fish and possibly an all around healthier fishery.

    J.

    blockel replied 10 years, 5 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • bclifton

    Member
    January 23, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Glad your boat is up and running simple. That is awesome. I agree with you 100% on the fishing line and trash left behind in the water. I grew up on the buffalo river and every time I floated it my dad and I would pick up a boat load of garbage and fishing line. Our streams are really going to go in danger if some people can’t control what they put in it. Good luck on your fishing now that you are all ready to go.

  • blockel

    Member
    January 23, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    Well said and thanks for the post, Simple.

    Not to go extreme hippie on you guys (however, I do live in East Nashville 8)) but another thing that I think many people overlook (myself included), especially when they’re in a hurry, is making sure to pick tag-ends after retying a knot. These can easily blow out of your boat while traveling to the next spot or if not then, while you’re trailering your boat home. Every little bit can make a difference in the long haul.

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