Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:34 am

Ahoy Beau!! Cool story! A riverboat capt.........neato! 8) I went to MS last summer to help clean up disaster relief. It was sad seeing all the damage that was still there after a year....... hope its better now than i remember it! This is a cool place, do stick around!

Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:26 am

Welcome Beau, I'm also from Ohio, and I can relate to that "Wimp" thing. I'd never make it up north where Rudi, or Gilles lives(Canada). Too cold for me. Do you have any riverboat pictures you can share :D , sounds neat.


Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:20 am


First things first :wink: :D :!:

Permission to Come Aboard SIR :!:

Yup, retired Navy... know better than to step aboard without permission.. so now, glad that you are here and that we have made a favourable impression as compared with you other experience. I know what it is like having to miss the sweatheart... 6 month tours in the Arctic.. not so much fun without the better half.. but I don't quite understand the it is Cold Image in Georgia comment, :shock: :roll: :? :lol: :lol: seeing as I assume winter in Ga.. would be like summer here :!: :wink: :roll: :wink: :D :D

Anyways.. I always try to make new members welcome and try to ensure everyone gets the very same welcome.. so.. here is your very own Welcome Wagon..


First, Image to the greatest forum on the internet, and to the Cub Family. You will find that all the folks on this forum are kind, helpful and just full of Cub info and knowledge. They also happen to be the finest folks I have ever met :!: :D

The Welcome Wagon is a bit overwhelming, but it has been designed to actually be copied to a Word Processor such as Microsoft Word (which preserves the active links), and saved to your desktop for easy reference at a later date or when you have a bit more time to read all the information contained in the links below. Please do so, enjoy and I hope this will be a useful aid in learning more about your New Cub Tractor :!: :D

Ok, so here is the spiel Image:

I would suggest that you read this thread: New Members and Visitors, Please READ Prior to Posting. There are many great links to informative pages such as the ATIS FAQ's 1 and ATIS FAQ's 2, The Best of H.L. Chauvin who has written very interesting articles on troubleshooting common problems with your Cub. One of the other projects we have been working on and it will be a continuing effort is the How To Work on Your Cub - Maintenance Tips and Techniques. This the the place to go to get all the quick links to some very good articles written by many members of the forum on solving some of the problems we encounter as we repair, maintain and up-grade our Cubs. Keep looking for this to grow.

Also, you might want to visit the Cub Manual Server as there is tons of info on servicing, maintaining and re-building your Cub. In addition to this basic information, there are also a number of other useful tools available on the server. There is the Specialty Services page which has contact info for neat stuff like getting your seats recovered, buying quality Decals, Serial Number tags and a host of other neat items. Also there are the Parts Pages - both Used Parts Suppliers and New Parts Suppliers pages with links to quality dealers. I am always looking for YOUR favourite dealers for New and Used Parts to include here. These pages are intended to complement our Official Website Sponsors:I would also recommend that you visit Binder Books and purchase the three most important manuals you can own for Maintenance, Repair and Rebuilding your Cub. These are the Owner's Manual, the GSS-1411 Service Manual and the TC-37F Parts Manual. Although they are available on the Cub Manual Server, it is better if you also have your own paper copy. Binder Books is the only Authorized IH Publication Reprint House and they have the best quality manuals available. Most other's are not of the same quality. Just a personal thought here, the I&T Shop Manuals, although helpful in some areas, really are not sufficient for the job. If you wish though, they are good additional reference works.

IF you really want to get the skinny on all things Cub, might I suggest you get a copy of Ken Updike's Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet's :?: . While you are at it Original Farmall Cub and Cub Cadet is Ken's latest addition to the series. Along with Guy Fay's Letter Series Originality Guide, these are three must have's in anyone's collection.

In addition to the above information, don't forget to check out the various articles that are available to help with your Repair, Restore, Rebuild or just your Maintenance Projects. There are a number of sub pages such as Electrolysis or Rust Zapper's, Maintenance Tips, Jigs and Techniques, Implement and Part Sketches and of course the Paint, Decals & Other Finish Questions which has the Paint Chart and the Paint Committee Decisions links.

Oh, and while the program still lasts.. you might want to check the Announcement: Navistar Free Gas Cap Offer - On-Line Form thread at the top of the Cub Forum and send away for the new style safety cap before that program runs out as well.

I truly hope that you enjoy your Cub and that you will be a frequent contributor to the forum. Again, Image to the Cub FamilyImage :D

Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:31 pm

Contrary to popular belief Rudi, we get cold in the south too lol :lol: . PLENTY cold........... :roll:

Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:40 pm

trentm71 wrote:Welcome Captain Beau!!!

and from Canada here it's cold :roll: :wink:

Thu Aug 16, 2007 1:15 pm

Rudi, I believe you were in a hurry to get back to wood cutting. He lived in Geauga Co., Ohio for a while. Either you were in a big hurry or that sawdust is in your eyes :D :lol: . It took me a minute to figure out what you were talking about til I went back and re-read his post. I do it myself a lot of the time, take care. Pete

Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:54 pm


I guess it is true.. you see what you expect to see.. and of course old age isn't helping any nor is the sawdust. :roll: :wink: :lol: :lol: 8) :lol:

Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:34 pm

Rudi, I don't believe old age has anything to do with it yet. Cutting as much firewood as you have in the last few days, just don't think that is a factor :!: :D . Pete

Thanks fer the welcome!

Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:47 pm

Whew! you fellers know how to make a body feel welcome! Special thanks for help after "The Storm" I know everybody in MS. appreciated it. Second, Mr. Rudi, Yes I have Lurked thru all the stuff & found a wealth of info. I have learned more from this page than anywhere else.Third, I didn't mean to offend anyone in Ohio, I made some strong fast friend there, but, I can take off enough clothes to get cool but I can't put on enough to stay warm! :D I am going to try to post riverboat picture & picture of Lil Red. If it's not right I'm sure somebody will help me out. Any way, Gotta go play tractor



Thu Aug 16, 2007 8:08 pm


Have a look or Image your post and see what I did for your pics to show up.

Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:18 am

Beau, don't know which one looks the neatest, the riverboat or the Cub. They are both nice 8) . Pete

Fri Aug 17, 2007 10:05 am


How far north on the Mississippi do you get? I am in La Crosse, WI right on the upper Mississippi, and would love to look out from Riverside Park in La Crosse while you are motoring by. At least we could wave to each other!

Do you ever get on the upper Miss or do you pretty much ply only the Lower Miss?

Mike in La Crosse, WI