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    I hadn't been fishing in a while, and if I didn't go soon I wasn't going to survive. I caught a bunch of bass but only two keepers. Then I broke out the cast net and worked the bank a little while and caught 8 nice tilapia. While farm raised tilapia are not supposed to be very good for you, these are the "wild caught" variety.

    #1 wife and I love to eat them and she has a very simple, yet delicious way of cooking them. She puts a streak of olive oil in a hot skillet followed by the fillets, a dash of my homemade rub and a sprinkling of rosemary from the herb garden. Flips them once and squeezes half a lemon over the four fillets. They cook really fast and complimented with a garden salad and some ciabatta bread make for a pleasant meal.

    I did have to work for these today though. I probably threw that net 50 times to get those 8 fish. She said she's making it again tomorrow night.

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    Sounds like a good recipe to me.......
    Been eating a lot of fish and fowl these days.
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    I've been threatening to go get some backstrap.

    I can lift a fish into the boat, but loading a dead deer into the back of my truck by myself is a little too much like work. Besides I'd get my new Bedrug all bloody. There's lots of folks here in town who'd jump at getting a deer minus the backstraps and tenderloins, but I'm lazy.

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    Funny you should mention that....LOL
    $170 bucks.

    Just bought one for the truck...mostly for loading gensets...and deer.....

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    Hmmmm? How does yours work? Seems the reviews are less than flattering.

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    So far the comments about it sticking on the plastic rollers(?) is a PITA.....and the comment about lock nut inside a 2 in square tube was interesting....

    That said...those comments might make more difference to someone using it all the time....Not a big deal to me for single load and unload.
    Thought they were kinda whinney.....
    Seems everyone wants a $2500 buck w/remote control unit.... for $150 bucks.

    I have a heavier boat winch...may swap out...may try that for more mech advantage.......or another option for me... is my portable 12v winch.

    My major complaint is it's kinda BIG and not easy carried....LOL.

    So far I used it to load a genset in the truck....and unload....by myself......so yeah, for the money.... I like it.
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    I wouldn't be using it every day but it would come in handy to load heavy stuff that #1 wife says I can't load by myself. I always prove her wrong but then I can't do anything after that.

    It's surely worth looking into.

    Thanks.

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    That wouldn't be half bad for getting me up in there!

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    Does look like you could stand on the platform and crank yourself up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    Does look like you could stand on the platform and crank yourself up!

    Alan
    Tried that....LOL ...didn't work too well....too much concentrated weight and back force....in one spot.
    Worked much better with the weight was spread out as well as the center of gravity was closer to the platform.
    My weight was cantilevered out way from the pole....the 90 pound genny was lower and spread out....and 100 pounds lighter...LOL

    Like I said....It is what it is.
    Cost is good....works like what you may expect from a $150 buck lift.

    Some mods ...roller bearings and bigger winch would be helpful....but that is overthink something you are gonna use a couple of times a year....Unless you kill a lot of deer.

    I almost considered 2 lifts...one here at the city house...one at "The Place" our cabin.....so I did have to carry it along with me....take a lot of room.
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    Cantilevered. That's my problem. I'm cantilevered.

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    Well, she did it again. Now I have to go fishing again tomorrow. Will it ever end?

    #1 son is pretty handy with a welder and cutting torch. I'm going to plant the seed of the cantilever thingy and see if he'll take the bait. If not, well, it won't be the first of my money that Cabela's has taken. Probably not the last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    Well, she did it again. Now I have to go fishing again tomorrow. Will it ever end?

    #1 son is pretty handy with a welder and cutting torch. I'm going to plant the seed of the cantilever thingy and see if he'll take the bait. If not, well, it won't be the first of my money that Cabela's has taken. Probably not the last.

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    LOL...Just trying to help....
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