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About NewWaveDave

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  • About Me:
    Love fishing and camping. Love my family.
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    fishing, gardening, reading, hunting
  • What I do for a living:
    Walmart greeter, starting oyster farm in Delaware: Jersey Select Oysters LLC

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    Port Norris, NJ

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  1. been cleaning up on the perch in cumberland, but have had to work for the larger ones. Using grass shrimp. Thank goodness no eels lately, and I have found by not letting the bait sit for more than 2-3 minutes I avoid the turtles. Hate hooking turtles, especially the cute ones.
  2. That was a good video, thanks! What happened was I missed the shifter connection when I went to put the lower unit on, tried to shift it, then played with the prop when it didn't shift and messed everything up. All the videos I have seen tell you how to to do it properly, not how to fix it once you've messed it up. I'll get it figured out next year...this year I have to move forward and delegate this particular thing out. I'm gonna have them "tune up" the motor while it's there, make sure everything is ship shape. Thanks for the link!
  3. Nice fish and nice crop job! Must be some obstruction of justice or collusion the redaction is hiding lol! Those bluefish are demons though.
  4. Whenever I start missing fish the first thing I check is the point of my hook. It's usually not sharp enough and a light touch-up will get me back into hook-ups. I check the sharpness by dragging the point of the hook across my thumbnail. If it digs it and doesn't want to move, it's sharp enough. If it will move across the thumbnail, the hook needs sharpened.
  5. Went perch fishing in cumberland, non-stop action on grass shrimp. Using a #4 hook. Shallow water. Had to refill the shrimp bucket 3x. Mostly small, but a couple dinner plate sized fish. Took 12 home, made fish taquitos with a side of some fresh jersey asparagus. Have no idea how many fish I let go...had to keep re-honing my hook from so many hook-ups (i'm picky about hook sharpness, probably sharpen every 15 fish). Never had action that hot for so long. Saw a bunch of water snakes. Some guy crabbing caught a big snapper. It swallowed the whole chicken leg and he pulled the dang thing in. He didn't wan't it. I love turtle, and was tempted to keep it, but I figured my wife would kill me if I brought that thing home considering I already had lots of fish to eat (and have never butchered a turtle before). I was using a single hook, too, and the action was still non-stop. Not nearly as exciting as big stripers and big blues, but more ethical for meat fishing IMO.
  6. Thanks! I have all the heat shrink stuff (the butts for splicing wire and tubing) and am using marine wire....when I saw electrical tape holding the wires together I figured the wiring needed redone. The lights were as old as the boat so I am replacing those, too. Thanks for the reminder on the fuse protection as well and the Allox tip.
  7. That's the plan. I'm not a mechanic...obviously. Maybe next season, when I replace the water pump again, I'll get it right. Or maybe I'll delegate this out. Idk...this is a business vessel, don't have time to screw around with stuff if I'm not gonna understand it. Gotta get the boat ready. I would like to thank everyone for their input. Tight lines!
  8. nice pic! I think for the next pic you should hold it up by the lower lip, don't be afraid to grab it like a bass.
  9. So i took the lower unit to a marina and the guy told me the shifter is spring loaded so it won't stay in neutral. He showed me how to put it back in forward but it seems I got something wrong. He said something about when the spine spins freely it isn't in gear and never to turn the shaft a certain direction. I am still tinkering with it. I am thinking I am going to have to take it back with a note pad and write down instructions this time. Ugh. Embarrassing, too. Seems pretty simple.
  10. Easy enough. Thanks!
  11. Re-wiring my 24' pontoon for a work boat and have a question about what to do with the negative. I understand on a fiberglass boat, all the negatives have to run back to the battery. Is this appropriate for an aluminium boat? Why or why not? most of the boat is covered with barrier coat, but some of the top is still exposed. Thank you for your time, David Adams Jersey Select Oysters
  12. I spent hours moving the shifter spline on the lower unit a hair, putting the lower unit back on, no results. No matter what I did with the shifter spline on the lower unit, it was always in forward as evidenced by the fact the prop would only spin clockwise. It (the spline) would spin easy to a point both clockwise and counter clockwise but wouldn't appear to change gears. I figure I'm not doing the correct thing to make it change gears.
  13. Thank you! Took the cowling off, the shifter appears to be working, greased the cables. How do I put the lower unit in neutral?
  14. beautiful! thanks for the pics!
  15. HI Folks! Went to change my water pump in my Mercury 50hp 2004 EFI outboard and now I can't get the dang thing to shift out of forward. Have spent hours taking the lower unit down, making a slight readjustment to the shifting spline, put it back up, same thing. Won't go into neutral. I am in cumberland county, and while I would like to get the problem worked out myself, at this point I am not above paying someone to make the thing shift again. If anyone can talk me through how to fix this issue, I'd be grateful, and if anyone can direct me to someone who would be willing to be compensated for this task in the Port Norris area I would be equally grateful. The boat won't move until I pay someone to put it in the water for me (it's a pontoon boat for an oyster farm) so I can't just trailer it and drag it off to be fixed. Thank you very much for your time, David Adams Jersey Select Oysters LLC