Do you love big bluegill?
Okay, so you remember that truck of mine. Well, the weld made on the clutch arm broke this morning on the way to work. It was a crappy weld, anyway.
Make a mental note, folks - crappy welds do not hold up.
Not a block from my house, I depressed the clutch and it went, "POP. That sickening pedal-to-the-floor thump came next and there I was, no shift - no nuttin'. Dang!
Luckily, I got the thing back in gear using the synchro and was able to putt-putt it back to the house…Continue
My other thing next to fishing is cycling. Well, to be honest - I've been cycling in recent years more than fishing.
I ride about 20 miles per day to and from work, except in the coldest part of the winter. I'm late getting back in the saddle this season though, and today was my first run of the Spring. I "aired" up the tires, lubed the chain and got everything tuned - and I was off!
In short, things went well and I didn't end up in some ditch gasping out my last…Continue
Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on April 12, 2011 at 5:16pm — No Comments
I got the clutch actuator arm welded back together today and she's been test driven - all's well.
Welding skills are alright, but the little Lincoln buzz-box I had was a little slack. If she's still in good shape next weekend, I'll finally make it out to wet some bait.
I gots me a mess of Berkley Gulp! and Powerbait goodies, too - Fish Fry, Maggots, worms and wigglies... so we'll see how those stack up.
I also whipped up a batch of my first ever, panfish Dry Chum Mix.…Continue
Added by David, aka, "McScruff" on April 10, 2011 at 6:19pm — No Comments
Okay, I dont have to work tomorrow (FRIDAY) except to make a few client calls. "Heck, I can do that from the river bank," Im thinking "...so Im going fishing!"
So what happens? I get in the truck this morning, press in the clutch pedal and SNAP! It lets go with a sickening feel and goes right to the floorboard. The damn actuator arm broke clean off.
First thing out of my mouth - "Summbitch - there goes Friday's fishing!!"
The truck can be fixed, but I cant get a…Continue