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being towed in sucks!!! #9357341 09/29/13 10:46 PM
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Got to Lewisville around 1pm, caught a few crappie, decided to mark some more timber that is in the open areas of the main lake, was trolling along and the engine started sputtering then died and wouldn't start. Some new guy on the forum was hybrid fishing and came over to check on me. He is towing me back to arrowhead all the way from little elm area.

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That sucks Stretch! Isn't that a new motor?

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Dang man! I've been there. It does suck!
Hope it's just a minor fix dude.
Kudos' to the new guy on here that came over to help you out! thumb


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Its a 2008 with 130 hrs on it, luckily I spent the $50 to transfer the warranty plan...was hoping to never have to use it.

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Originally Posted By: stretch
Its a 2008 with 130 hrs on it, luckily I spent the $50 to transfer the warranty plan...was hoping to never have to use it.
Good deal right there. Glad you have a warranty. Would't surprise me if was a clogged filter or bad gas lines.


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Its a 2008 with 130 hrs on it, luckily I spent the $50 to transfer the warranty plan...was hoping to never have to use it.
Good deal right there. Glad you have a warranty. Would't surprise me if was a clogged filter or bad gas lines.

Thats the first thing I thought of.


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Make sure you were not attacked by Zebra Mussels....

Man sorry to hear of the troubles stretch. At least someone came to your aid. I have been there before with no one around and had to call in for help.

This + 1....clogged filter or bad gas lines


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130 hours mean it's barely broken in.

Glad somebody was willing to take the time to help you. I've seen several boats towed in while at the marina the last week.

The starting battery went out on my new pontoon Friday afternoon. It's six weeks old.

Fortunately I carry a Power Station with me so I was able to start the motor and run the boat off that while I returned to the slip. I could have used my trolling batteries but the Power Station is easier.

I bought it for peace of mind when traveling but I am glad I decided to put it in my boat each time I take the boat out.


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Fuel filter looks brand new. Kill switch is OK. What next?

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Fuel filter looks brand new. Kill switch is OK. What next?
Take it to the shop. B.O.A.T. Bust out another thousand.


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Really pisses me off cause I was catching some fish on Lewisville finally.

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That does suck, but what sucks more is driving 100 miles and putting a brand new boat in the water that has not even been sold and going fishing. First stop we ran a good was down the lake on Sam Rayburn and fished a tree line. The boat never started again that night anyway, yes we were night fishing.
We troll motored all the way back to the launch took 11 hours. Back them the troll motors mostly were 12V and we used up every battery in the boat getting back. Plus the wind was up pretty good so some of out ride back was in pretty big waves.


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maybe its losing its prime ? air getting in the line somehow ?
lose connection er a pin hole in the hose maybe ...
just guessin

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Sorry about the boat trouble. Happened to me two years ago so I started the Lake Lewisville Fishing Club to meet fellow anglers so we could help each other out in those situations, share with the fishing and just make some friends who fished the area lakes as well.

Were you the red tracker being towed in? Man, you guys were moving along!!!


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yep, that was us.

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