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Finally back ... I think #14232814 12/29/21 12:45 AM
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Hello,

So I am broke and bought a bass rig. It's a 1991 Nitro 160 TF. It had/has a few issues that I feel like I have hammered out enough for a lake trial.

I would like to go tomorrow before it freezes and gets bad for weather this weekend. I live in Carrollton and grew up on Lewisville. If I was going to look for a ramp that was slower in pace (Wednesday afternoon prior to New Year I am hoping for good things) and was easy to launch and park on as I may be by myself. Which ramp/launch would you choose?

I plan to put it in the water, run the motor for a bit while on the trailer (just de-carboned the motor, new plugs, filters, rebuilt carbs, resealed the bottom end, new impeller, you know...all the obvious stuff) but I would like to let it run for a bit while still connected prior to launching and taking it for a quick spin (it's a 30 year old Evinrude 60hp, lol ...she may be grumpy). I will plan to keep it close to the launch and have the trolling motor ready and tested and a fully charged battery to hopefully get me back if it decides to get disagreeable.

Thanks for any advice and thoughts on a test/launch spot where I will bother as few as possible people.

Re: Finally back ... I think [Re: Codfather] #14233224 12/29/21 01:43 PM
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Don't be supprised if the de-carboned the motor causes it to run rough for a full tank of gas. Never seen a motor that likes it. Takes lots of running to get it out of the system. I would suggest that you take someeone with you to help with unloading and loading the boat on the trailer. There may still be issues..


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Re: Finally back ... I think [Re: Codfather] #14233388 12/29/21 04:06 PM
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Lewisville Lake Park ramp #2 is a good place to do what you're wanting.

Last edited by Flip-n-go; 12/29/21 04:07 PM. Reason: Location
Re: Finally back ... I think [Re: Codfather] #14233421 12/29/21 04:27 PM
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haven't been in a while but Pier 121 on the s.e. end of the lake will be close to Carrollton and pretty protected from the wind if ya just want to run in a small area. Not too far from the dam either if you get a south wind to stay a little protected. Good luck. Make sure your TM is in good shape. Shouldn't be too many people out during the week.


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Re: Finally back ... I think [Re: Codfather] #14233741 12/29/21 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Codfather
Hello,

So I am broke and bought a bass rig. It's a 1991 Nitro 160 TF. It had/has a few issues that I feel like I have hammered out enough for a lake trial.

I would like to go tomorrow before it freezes and gets bad for weather this weekend. I live in Carrollton and grew up on Lewisville. If I was going to look for a ramp that was slower in pace (Wednesday afternoon prior to New Year I am hoping for good things) and was easy to launch and park on as I may be by myself. Which ramp/launch would you choose?

I plan to put it in the water, run the motor for a bit while on the trailer (just de-carboned the motor, new plugs, filters, rebuilt carbs, resealed the bottom end, new impeller, you know...all the obvious stuff) but I would like to let it run for a bit while still connected prior to launching and taking it for a quick spin (it's a 30 year old Evinrude 60hp, lol ...she may be grumpy). I will plan to keep it close to the launch and have the trolling motor ready and tested and a fully charged battery to hopefully get me back if it decides to get disagreeable.

Thanks for any advice and thoughts on a test/launch spot where I will bother as few as possible people.



Now here is guy that really wants to fish! Good luck to you "Codfather."


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Re: Finally back ... I think [Re: Codfather] #14234292 12/30/21 03:40 PM
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So how did it go? What ramp did you use?


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