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by onthewater102
26 Mar 2020, 17:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1983 Lowe Stinger Pro Restore
Replies: 6
Views: 158

1983 Lowe Stinger Pro Restore

Wow - marveling at the construction quality difference in that Lowe vs. my early 80's Tracker III that I'm 80% done restoring... You've got all aluminum decking, Tracker used a bunch of plywood held down with mild steel screws, your foam compartments look evenly filled, Tracker just dripped whatever...
by onthewater102
26 Mar 2020, 14:05
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 53

April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th

There have been subsequent notices, no extensions needed for the IRS to file before July 15th...some states might be lagging or different.
by onthewater102
24 Mar 2020, 12:48
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Corona Virus

You can't stimulate an economy when everyone's locked inside. They're just buying relief from panic in a short-term...or not...seeing as they can't help themselves but try to stuff a spending bill full of pork. It just shows how rotten our political system is when people from both parties can't help...
by onthewater102
20 Mar 2020, 15:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 53

April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th

Here's a link to the IRS's notice regarding the extended filing due dates: https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-20-17.pdf Each state is its own animal, so you'll have to check with the revenue departments of wherever you live, too much constantly changing information to try and keep up on it for every...
by onthewater102
20 Mar 2020, 09:34
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 26
Views: 327

Corona Virus

I don't think our leadership has the depth of thought to realize that there will be indirect deaths as a result of the economic harm they've chosen to deliberately cause in their fumbling attempt to try and stop the point-source deaths associated with the virus. There is no way to quantify the indir...
by onthewater102
11 Mar 2020, 15:00
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling Motor Question 1 of 2
Replies: 7
Views: 143

Trolling Motor Question 1 of 2

I'm a fan of the quick release setup for winter storage and for sharing the TM between my 16' and my 12', but I have to leave the boats under tarps for the winter so protecting the TM circuit boards from the cold is a must as I've already had to replace the main control board in the pedal of my Terr...
by onthewater102
27 Feb 2020, 15:24
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Kastling Royale Legend
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Kastling Royale Legend

Those Phantom X's are different from the Phantom I reviewed - they don't have the magnetic brake in the side plate based on the diagram online - looks like they use a brass main gear as well. FYI those centrifugal brakes (same design on both versions of the Phantom) need to be kept clean and the dru...
by onthewater102
26 Feb 2020, 22:58
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Kastling Royale Legend
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Kastling Royale Legend

Check out bassresource.com - they review a number of Kastking products. They seem to be OK, I've only handled one, the assassin, and it was a watered down version of the Piscifun Phantoms I have, literally a product of the same factory with different materials used for the internals to the point the...
by onthewater102
25 Feb 2020, 10:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What's a good material for deck templates?
Replies: 14
Views: 315

What's a good material for deck templates?

I took a different approach and used 2 sheets that overlap down the centerline of the boat. Yes I've got a seam as a result, but it won't show after I sand down the edge and Tuff Coat everything. It let me rough out the contour using weldor's technique and then make fine adjustments with the grinder.
by onthewater102
21 Feb 2020, 10:20
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Ugly stik USSP601H
Replies: 13
Views: 2470

Ugly stik USSP601H

If you wanted a bit longer rod but didn't want the added grip length you can always cut the handle down and get a butt cap from a custom rod building supplier like www.mudhole.com or www.lurepartsonline.com. I've trimmed blanks down to meet customer's specs before, with a foam grip glued on it would...
by onthewater102
08 Feb 2020, 15:03
Forum: Electrical
Topic: fish finder battery
Replies: 6
Views: 228

fish finder battery

Looking quickly I see 12v drill batteries with amp/hour ratings of 3hrs +/-...I have a 10 A/H battery for my humminbird 898 unit and it will last a day of fishing, the 6 A/H battery I tried before it would not as the voltage drops over time to the point it won't work even though the battery isn't an...
by onthewater102
08 Feb 2020, 12:32
Forum: Electrical
Topic: fish finder battery
Replies: 6
Views: 228

fish finder battery

Might be some squirley electrical connections to the contacts on one of those batteries, short of cannibalizing a drill or other tool/component for the receiver side connections I don't see how you could do it cleanly or what you'd gain. Those batteries don't have the amp-hour capacity to run a fish...
by onthewater102
08 Feb 2020, 12:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Tuff Coat question
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Tuff Coat question

I've used TuffCoat before - so I'm giving this advice based on 1st hand experience. You need to mix the TuffCoat thoroughly with a drill mixer to get an even suspension of grit in the paint - just apply the paint to the hinges with a brush before you mix all the way down into the grit at the bottom ...
by onthewater102
27 Nov 2019, 16:43
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Selling boat question

A used helix 5 (side imaging) is about $300 all in, which is what you've got at this point - a used helix 5...this is what it will cost you to replace it so this is it's value to you (should you want a helix 5 on your next rig). I would wager a buyer might pay $100 or $200 more for you to include it...
by onthewater102
27 Nov 2019, 10:56
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 23
Views: 943

Selling boat question

Remove it - it's got more value to you than it will to a potential buyer.