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Everything posted by SteveHTN

  1. I certainly don’t have a PhD in chemistry, nor am I an ethanol salesman, and from a practical standpoint I hate the stuff (takes more energy to make, at least in the USA with corn base, than you actually get out of it), but I don’t think it’s the big deal it once was. I think the fuel companies now have these blends down pat, and far more important is proper octane, and use of a fuel stabilizer for long term storage, since alcohol is obviously hydroscopic. As for octane itself, again I think it was much more of an issue years ago than now. I believe now those numbers are pretty daggum accurate. If anything, oil companies err on the side of caution now with octane ratings, as several scientific studies have shown- hence the YouTube videos, and online articles, about being able to run regular in cars that otherwise recommend premium. Yes, part of that is car technology, but part too is gasoline, and other fuel, is much more precisely refined nowadays. Now, let me clarify, I don’t see ethanol as a big deal from engine life standpoint nowadays, but performance wise, it obviously doesn’t have the same energy as pure gas. My .02 anyways
  2. +1 what Andy said about the fuel lines. Morristown Marine saved my engine years ago, because I had an older gray fuel line, and the inside of it was eaten out by the ethanol and clogged the fuel filter. No doubt some gets by the filter.
  3. SteveHTN

    Welcome Birdman

    Welcome to the site
  4. My old Mariner Super Magnum EFI called for premium, and Merc’s advice was pure gas. The times I’d use E-blend, she wouldn’t run as well. But now I’ve got a Johnson Venom, with the carbs, and honestly I’ve just been running regular ole unleaded E-blend, and she’s doing fine. I just make sure to put some StarTron in. YMMV
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    TNBF Merchandise

    I’ll order a couple more jerseys. I’d like the hoodie version. LOL
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    2018 TNBF Classic Results

    Always been an awesome ran trail, for sure. Best group of guys you could ask for.
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    2018 TNBF Classic Results

    Congrats on the classic W fellas. Nice BF Wes and Joe.
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    Mega bass vs lucky craft jerk baits

    👍🏻 Thanks dude
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    Mega bass vs lucky craft jerk baits

    Thanks brother. Gotta give em a shot. I bet you can get some interesting effects outta say, a squarebill......
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    Mega bass vs lucky craft jerk baits

    Dumb, sorta off topic question- where can these suspend dots be obtained?
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    Mega bass vs lucky craft jerk baits

    I’ve never tried the Mega. Lucky craft makes a helluva bait, though.
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    Welcome Kenny1963

    Welcome to TNBF. If I had to make a guess, I’d say chick will still be on deep winter pattern in February.
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    HELLO! Avid fisherman.

    Welcome to the site
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    2018 Skeeter FX21 LE

    Hey, if he wanted cookies, he shoulda seen the Keebler elves. It was survival of the fittest when I was a kid. In my house growing up, we were so poor, that everytime someone threw the dog a bone, he had to call for a fair catch.
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    2018 Skeeter FX21 LE

    Yeah no kidding. Old bastard never came to my house. Guess cause I was a mean little ****
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    Black Friday results

    I caught a keeper first thing, so I figured it’d be a great day........come around 1, I released him and headed to the house..... congrats on the win Matt. Well earned
  17. Happy Thanksgiving TNBF

    1. BulletDeuce


      Back at ya Steve. Hope you and yours have a good turkey day, and may your food coma not last to long. 

    2. trackertxw175


      Same to you Steve

    3. Jigflipper


      Happy Thanksgiving brother.

  18. 17.2 with a 5.3 kicker. 13.5 striper tf
  19. Throw me in there boys
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    Welcome to the site
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    Hds carbon/navionics

    Awesome 👍🏻
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    Hds carbon/navionics

    Sometimes there’s a smaller thumbnail card inside of the bigger card. That’s been the case with both Navionics chips I’ve purchased the last couple of years. See if you find a slot to pull a smaller card out of your card.
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    Welcome Bustor

    Welcome to TNBF. Congrats on retirement
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    Welcome to TNBF dude. Glad you enjoyed the site tx. They’re always a blast