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by jellyghost
26 Sep 2018, 00:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Boater with Old Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 671

New Boater with Old Boat

Thank you for the great replys.
ppine wrote:And the transom repair is not typical at all.
What is a typical repair?
by jellyghost
24 Sep 2018, 23:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Boater with Old Boat
Replies: 5
Views: 671

New Boater with Old Boat

This is my first boat. I own it with my fishing partner. It's an old Cadillac. The first voyage was very memorable. We put into the lake, and water started flooding the boat. There was a hole in the bottom for draining rain water, and the plug was gone! I spent 20 minutes with my thumb in the hole w...
by jellyghost
15 Sep 2018, 14:24
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Improving a 1957 Cadillac
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Improving a 1957 Cadillac

Thank you!
In less than 24 hours, my three questions are answered!
by jellyghost
14 Sep 2018, 23:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting my 2006 Tracker Proguide 16 WT
Replies: 7
Views: 1527

Painting my 2006 Tracker Proguide 16 WT

I am looking forward to seeing the finished product or seeing some process pics. If you learn any painting tips, please post them!
by jellyghost
14 Sep 2018, 23:19
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Improving a 1957 Cadillac
Replies: 6
Views: 729

Improving a 1957 Cadillac

I finally found an aluminum boat, and I want to consider shining her up. She is a 1957 Cadillac, and I hope to post a complete set of pictures soon. Do people ever paint the floor of their aluminum boat? I was wondering if it would be nice to paint it with bedliner or some type of grippy paint. In a...
by jellyghost
04 Sep 2018, 20:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Vintage Fiberglass vs. Vintage Aluminum
Replies: 16
Views: 1576

Vintage Fiberglass vs. Vintage Aluminum

Thank you for all of these replies. I like the basic idea of aluminum for all of the reasons mentioned.
One of my main concerns is stability. I have young kids, and if they get scared, they aren't going to want to fish very much. Will a heavier boat be more stable when walking around and riding?
by jellyghost
04 Sep 2018, 16:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Vintage Fiberglass vs. Vintage Aluminum
Replies: 16
Views: 1576

Vintage Fiberglass vs. Vintage Aluminum

My neighbor and I are debating the pros and cons of buying a low budget boat. I have been looking for an aluminum boat, but he suggested a nearby 1973 Starcraft bass boat with a fiberglass boat. It is a great package and a great price. I know everyone on here at least likes aluminum boats, but would...
by jellyghost
25 Aug 2018, 23:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Most iconic brand?
Replies: 19
Views: 1877

Most iconic brand?

Is there one brand of tin boat that is the most iconic or has the most loyal following? I am looking to buy my first boat, and I have been surprised by the number of brands, and how it seems to be a model by model decision. Do you have an opnion about the best brand or tier 1 brands? Thanks!
by jellyghost
24 Aug 2018, 20:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Newbie Questions about v-bottoms
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Newbie Questions about v-bottoms

I am revisiting this post 4 years later. I didn't go forward at that time, but I want to soon. The bug has never gone away.
Thank you for these great answers. Now, I don't need to ask all of these questions again!
by jellyghost
31 May 2014, 19:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Newbie Questions about v-bottoms
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Newbie Questions about v-bottoms

Thanks for the great answers. This seems like a great forum. Why consider vintage boats? Did they make them with thicker aluminum or more rugged? price? I like the idea of buying an older boat, but I wanted to understand the advantage. How do aluminum boats do in brackish water or salt water? I am i...
by jellyghost
28 May 2014, 17:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Newbie Questions about v-bottoms
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Newbie Questions about v-bottoms

I found your answer very helpful. Thanks!
by jellyghost
25 May 2014, 23:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Newbie Questions about v-bottoms
Replies: 13
Views: 1845

Newbie Questions about v-bottoms

Hi, I am new to the forum, and I joined while trying to buy my first aluminum boat. From reading other posts, I am looking for a v-bottom, but I have some questions. IF there is a good sticky, please direct me to it!!! I am in the midwest, and I usually fish for catfish. I have family on the east co...