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Contact me

  1. How do I contact you

    Very easy, call or text me 509-449-0605, or email me skippermike53@gmail.com

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general information

  1. Will you make custom orders for me?

    Well glad you asked, we will try to do what we can, tell us what you want and I will run it by our seamstress....

  2. How to sync my co pilot on my minn kota

    Press and hold the learn button and reciever will emit a continuous sound.Press any button on remote and reciever will beep 4 times to confirm it has learned code.

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Fishing Tips

  1. What hooks to run on super baits and cut plugs

    I will say that I myself run an OWNER Stinger Treble 2x 1/0 hook for a trailer and a gamakatsu treble RB 2x strong 1/0 for the main hook. I hand tie these using 40 or 50 lb test and ande line. It works for me

    Now Shane, the owner of upper columbia river guide services said on Face book this:

    I'm still running double treble hooks with no tubing on all my regular cut plugs and superbaits. I use a number 1 trailer treble and a number 2 main treble. On the mini cut plugs I use #4 main treble and a 3/0 mustad siwash hook as trailer. This seems to work great

     

    What ever you use seems to be ok. The hooks and line that come with the supere baits and cut plugs will will just fine I think, but I am a firm believer in the bigger hoos cuz the kings have a BIG mouth!!!

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Boat Wiring

  1. Can I use the boat as a ground?

    Any boat requires a completely isolated power system, at no time can any part of the boat be used as a ground or earth. You run a heavy power cable both from the positive of the battery (red) and an identical cable from the negative of the battery (black - sometimes yellow, but black is always safe).

     

    These run to buss bars near the switch block or board, and are the tap off points for accessory wiring. All wiring on boats is return type, that is a fused and switched positive wire to the equipment and an earth return wire, always two wires.

     

    If you are having trouble determining that a wire is run back to the negative, fit a long heavy wire to the battery negative terminal (that is disconnected from the battery!) and use a multimeter to test for continuity from the end of that and the wire. Then you can take that wire up to the area you are testing and determine which wire(s) are earth. Test between this and any metal parts of the boat to confirm there are no direct connections possible - if you find there are you need to isolate any possibility of stray current - unless you want your boats metal bits to dissolve......

     

    The same thing can be done with the positive wiring - but remember to switch on the isolator, ignition and any other switches to the circuit you are testing as it is the positive feed that is switched.....

     

    Testing with live voltage is possible too, but there can be the chance of inadvertently sending power into a circuit you don't want to energise.

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Duel Battery

  1. How do I connect 12v batteries for 24 volts

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Safety Information Boats

  1. Washington Required Equipment Checklist

    Washington Required Equipment Checklist

    PWCs Boats Less Than 16' Boats 16' to Less Than 26' Boats 26' to Less Than 40' Boats 40' to Less Than 65' Human Powered:

    Any Length

    Class A Class 1 Class 2 Class 3

    Vessel Registration On Board ✔ ✔ 6 ✔ ✔ ✔ no

    Registration Decals Displayed ✔ ✔ 6 ✔ ✔ ✔ no

    Registration Numbers Displayed ✔ ✔ 6 ✔ ✔ 7 ✔ 7 no

    Boater Education Card (power-driven boats over 15 hp) 9 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ no

    PFD: Type I, II, III, or V (one per person) ✔ 1 ✔ 2 ✔ 2 ✔ ✔ ✔

    PFD: Type IV no no ✔ ✔ ✔ no

    Type B-I Fire Extinguisher (power-driven boats only) ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ 8 ✔ 8 no

    Ignition Safety Switch ✔ no no no no no

    Backfire Flame Arrestor 3 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ no

    Ventilation System ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ no

    Muffler ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ no

    Horn, Whistle, or Bell ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

    Skier-Down Flag 4 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ no

    Daytime Visual Distress Signals 10 no ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ 16' and over

    Nighttime Visual Distress Signals 10 n/a ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔

    Navigation Lights 5 n/a ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ at least one lantern or flashlight

    CO Warning Sticker no ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ no

    ✔ = required by state

    no = not required by state

    n/a = not applicable

     

    Those on personal watercraft must wear a life jacket (personal flotation device) at all times.

    Children 12 years and younger are required to wear U.S. Coast Guard–approved life jackets in Washington State on boats shorter than 19 feet whenever the vessel is underway or when they're on an open deck or open cockpit on any waters of the state.

    Required on all gasoline engines except outboard engines.

    Required to be carried on board when towing person(s) on water skis or similar devices and displayed whenever the towed person(s) is preparing to ski or has fallen into the water.

    Vessels must display the proper navigation lights between the hours of sunset and sunrise and during periods of restricted visibility such as fog or heavy rain.

    Applies to all motorboats and all sailboat 16 feet in length or longer with the exception of a motorboat less than 16 feet in length with a motor of 10 horsepower or less and used on non-federal waters only.

    State registration numbers are not displayed on boats documented with USCG under the Federal Registration System, but display of valid registration decals is required.

    Boats 26 feet up to 40 feet long must carry two B-I or one B-II; boats 40 feet up to 65 feet long must carry three B-I or one B-II and one B-I.

    See Boater Education Card Requirements.

    VDSs are required on coastal waters, the Strait of Juan de Fuca east to Puget Sound, and the Puget Sound/San Juan Island area (except as noted in Visual Distress Signals).

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RSS FEEDS

  1. What is RSS Feed and how do I use it

    What is RSS?

     

    RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It's an easy way for you to keep up with news and information that's important to you, and helps you avoid the conventional methods of browsing or searching for information on websites. Now the content you want can be delivered directly to you without cluttering your Inbox with e-mail messages.

     

     

    How do I get started using RSS feeds?

     

    The first step is to choose an RSS feed reader and install it on your computer.

     

    NOTE: Each reader has a slightly different way of adding a new feed, also called a channel.

     

    Follow the directions for your reader, but in most cases, here's how it works:

     

    When you see a feed link on a website, click on the link or small RSS button for the feed. For help in identifying RSS feeds, go to How do I know when an RSS feed is available?

     

    NOTE: Depending on your browser, you may get a page of XML code. This is fine, as it will still work with the feed reader program. Newer browsers, such as the current versions of Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Opera, and Safari, will display the list of news links and give you the opportunity to bookmark the link in one of the more popular web-based RSS feed readers like Google, Yahoo, or Bloglines. You may also choose your feed reader program you already have installed.

    From your browser Address field, copy the URL (web address) by highlighting the URL with your mouse and pressing CTRL and C on the keyboard, or right-clicking the mouse and selecting Copy.

    Paste that URL (web address) into the Add New Channel section of the feed reader.

    NOTE: The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.

    Or

     

    When you see a feed link on a website, right-click on the link or RSS button. For help in identifying RSS feeds, go to How do I know when an RSS feed is available?

    Select Copy Shortcut or Copy Target Address.

    Paste that URL (web address) into the Add New Channel section of the feed reader.

    NOTE: The RSS feed will start to display and regularly update the headlines for you.

    Some feed readers will "auto-discover" RSS feeds on sites you visit, so you don't have to cut and paste. Check the instructions for your feed reader software for more information.

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Sewing machines

  1. PFAFF or Janome

    from a forum I saw

    I am also looking to buy a new machine. I was convinced that I was going to buy the Janome Horizon 7700. I went to the local shop today and I saw this new Pfaff performance 5.0. What a machine !!! Now I am not sure any more what to buy.

    The Janome has a bigger ( 11") throat space than the Pfaff (10"). Does this make a big difference when you are quilting large quilts ?

     

    I think that the Pfaff has all the other features the Janome has. So now I am totally confused. I am going back to the store on Monday to try out both machines. This will be my first real big sewing machine. I bought a small Husqvarna 20 years ago, so now I am very excited to buy a new one, except that I don't know what to buy anymore.

    Any opinions ? Thank you.

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    Default Re: Speaking of new machines...Pfaff Performance 5

    Quote Originally Posted by Greet View Post

    I am also looking to buy a new machine. I was convinced that I was going to buy the Janome Horizon 7700. I went to the local shop today and I saw this new Pfaff performance 5.0. What a machine !!! Now I am not sure any more what to buy.

    The Janome has a bigger ( 11") throat space than the Pfaff (10"). Does this make a big difference when you are quilting large quilts ?

     

    I think that the Pfaff has all the other features the Janome has. So now I am totally confused. I am going back to the store on Monday to try out both machines. This will be my first real big sewing machine. I bought a small Husqvarna 20 years ago, so now I am very excited to buy a new one, except that I don't know what to buy anymore.

    Any opinions ? Thank you.

    Greet

    Are the prices comparable?

     

    How easy are the features to use? The Pfaff does have more features.

     

    Does the Janome dual feed foot have to be removed to be changed? (I know their older models do-that was a deal breaker for me!) IDT is SO versatile. SO simple to use and there is no other dual feed that can give more precise fabric feeding. The Performance 5 has Pfaff's Optimized feed, it is FANTASTIC no matter what kind of fabric you are sewing.

     

    1" throat space is not a significant difference.

     

    The Janome has 7mm max width stitches. The Pfaff has 9mm stitches.

     

    The Janome does not have maxi stitches. Pfaff's maxi stitches are up to 48mm! And they are beautiful.

     

    The Janome does not list as one of it's features the auto presser foot lift and pivot. Does it have it?

     

    The Janome also doesn't list it's stitch editing capabilities. Does it have a stitch creator, where you can create your own stitches from scratch? Does it have tapering? Does it have personal file folders to store your created/edited stitches? Does it have patchwork setting? Does it have the single stitch option? Stitch sequencing? How many alphabet fonts? Monogram font? The Pfaff has 50 more stitches, and they can all be customized and saved if you want to save them.

     

    The Pfaff let's you customize your tie off and thread snip settings. Can you custom program the Janome's start, end and tie off options?

     

    Does the Janome have the Help menu right on the machine or do you have to get your manual out?

     

    Can you use your start/stop button AND your foot controller at the same time on the Janome, or do you have to unplug your foot controller to use it? (the older J models make you unplug the foot controller)

     

    Do they both have color touchscreens? The Pfaff screen is GORGEOUS and it shows the stitches full sized, so you can tell where they will go on your fabric (in relation to the center line) and how they will look as you are editing them. Or creating them.

     

    Definitely really LOOK at the features of each machine, and how easy it is to use them. They are both really outstanding machines but I think the Pfaff gives you MUCH much more for your money.

     

    Edit:

    I just found a YouTube demo of the 7700 and the Pfaff is WAAYYYYYY nicer! Just in the first few moments of the video I can see where the Pfaff outshines!

     

    First thing, you can NOT use the start/stop button unless you unplug the foot controller. The second spool pin isn't attached, you have to put it on then take it off. There isn't a separate bobbin winding motor, you have to use the machine's motor. There is no auto presser foot lift. That right there is an ABSOLUTE deal breaker!

     

    The screen on the Janome is not even comparable.

     

    The dual feed is a major production to use. You even have to take the needle out. You need a screwdriver to change it. Comparing this dual feed to Pfaff's is like comparing a tricycle to a Cadillac.

     

    The stitch editing and sequencing is primitive compared to the Performance 5. The buttonholes aren't very adjustable either.

     

    If the Janome is a SIGNIFICANT savings then maybe the extras on the Pfaff are an acceptable sacrifice, but if they are close in price then the Pfaff has so so much more to offer!


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Fishing Hook sizes

  1. Can you give me a chart to see the size of hooks

    Yes it is a common question and one I asked my self and with a quick google search here you go follow this link


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TAXES

  1. When do I need to pay state taxes on a small business?

    Active nonreporters

    Businesses that meet ALL of the following criteria are not required to file monthly, quarterly, or annual returns:

     

    Business activity does not require the collection of retail sales tax.

    Gross proceeds of sales, gross income, or value of products for all business and occupation tax classifications is less than $28,000 per year; or $46,667 dollars per year for persons generating at least fifty percent of their taxable amount from activities taxable under RCW 82.04.255, 82.04.290(2)(a), and 82.04.285.

    Gross income of the business for all public utility tax classifications is less than $24,000 per year.

    The business does not owe any other tax or fee to the Department of Revenue.

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sturgeon fishing

  1. What is the length to weight on Sturgeon

    Here is the link to this information

    20" long = 2 pounds 22" long = 3 pounds 24" long = 4 pounds 26" long = 5 pounds

    28" long = 6 pounds 30" long = 7 pounds 31" long = 9 pounds 33" long = 11 pounds

    35" long = 13 pounds 37" long = 15 pounds 39" long = 17 pounds 41" long = 20 pounds

    43" long = 23 pounds 45" long = 27 pounds 47" long = 31 pounds 49" long = 35 pounds

    51" long = 39 pounds 53" long = 44 pounds 55" long = 49 pounds 57" long = 55 pounds

    59" long = 61 pounds 61" long = 67 pounds 63" long = 74 pounds 65" long = 82 pounds

    67" long = 90 pounds 69" long = 98 pounds 71" long = 107 pounds 73" long = 116 pounds

    75" long = 126 pounds 77" long = 137 pounds 79" long = 148 pounds 81" long = 159 pounds

    83" long = 172 pounds 85" long = 185 pounds 87" long = 198 pounds 89" long = 212 pounds

    91" long = 227 pounds 93" long = 243 pounds 94" long = 259 pounds 96" long = 276 pounds

    98" long = 294 pounds 100" long = 312 pounds 102" long = 332 pounds 104" long = 352 pounds

    106" long = 372 pounds 108" long = 394 pounds 110" long = 417 pounds 112" long = 440 pounds

    114" long = 464 pounds 116" long = 489 pounds 118" long = 515 pounds 120" long = 542 pounds

    122" long = 570 pounds 124" long = 599 pounds 126" long = 628 pounds 128" long = 659 pounds

    130" long = 691 pounds 132" long = 724 pounds 134" long = 757 pounds 136" long = 792 pounds

    138" long = 828 pounds 140" long = 865 pounds 142" long = 903 pounds 144" long = 943 pounds

    146" long = 983 pounds 148" long = 1024 pounds 150" long = 1067 pounds 152" long = 1111 pounds

    154" long = 1156 pounds 156" long = 1202 pounds 157" long = 1250 pounds 159" long = 1298 pounds

    161" long = 1348 pounds 163" long = 1400 pounds 165" long = 1452 pounds 167" long = 1506 pounds

    The above chart was supplied courtesy of B. C. Frasier River White Sturgeon study program


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Table Cloth sizing

  1. How to figure out how to order the right size table cloth

    He is what I found out while trying to size the table cloth for a 48" round table

    http://www.linentablecloth.com/tablecloth-sizing

    http://www.linentablecloth.com/tablecloths/round-tablecloths.html?limit=48&size=108+in

    Kristen G. MANUFACTURER answered on January 31, 2017


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Bar Code Scanners

  1. Do you have a link to the manual for Bluehresy scanner

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RV Refrigeraters

  1. how do I make my refrigerator get colder

    Here is  what i found on the Dometic just replace the theramister:

    http://www.snip-the-tip.com/cgi-bin/articca.cgi

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Cooking Fish

  1. Fish Recipe

    Hire is some ways to cook Walleye


    http://www.misshomemade.com/howtocookwalleye.html

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