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Fishing Opener is Here! and...

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Can't wait!

We even have Duluth's radio station morning D.J's broadcasting live here this morning from 6 am to 9 am. Coffee and treats.

They are doing all sorts of "spots" live on the radio in all sorts of Ely places. Lunch at Journey's End (formerly Minglewood), Friday night at Vertin's with live music, Saturday morning at White Iron Beach where they'll have free barbeque, Saturday afternoon at the Ely Surf Shop; ice cream & coffee, and Saturday evening at Sam'z with karaoke and food!

So, if you are in town stop in and say hi. Or maybe you'll be somewhere else in town and see Jason & Bill from KQ95 or even just listening to FM 94.9. There appears to be lots of free entertainment and food this weekend! laugh.gif

Sorry, not trying to commercialize, just would like to see as many of you from the board as are in town! And enjoy our celebration of Minnesota's Fishing Opener.

Of course I won't be here this morning, it will be John and the crew. I'll be in around 2 pm (come on, it's almost 5 am, and I'm still at the shop, I can't come in any earlier)

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Sure wish I could make it home this weekend. This will be the first opener I've missed on Basswood in 8 years. Sounds like the town will be hopping. Good Luck.

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The opener is here....and my outboard is in pieces.

Put the muffs on and started it in the yard and lo and behold no water coming out of the telltale frown.gif So off comes the lower unit and check on the impeller and sure enough scratched and worn.

It seems like something crops up every year with that motor, last year it was the ignition sending unit, year before fuel/oil pump year before that it was trim and tilt. Starting to have a love hate relation with that boat crazy.gif

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