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by -CN-
01 Apr 2020, 15:03
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I think I'm done with Minn Kota
Replies: 4
Views: 83

I think I'm done with Minn Kota

Just curious where you're buying them. I don't know anything specifically about Minn Kota but Walmart (and maybe other big retailers) tell manufacturers what they'll pay for products and manufacturers will often make a cheaper version of the same product. Same model number, same SKU number, but mad...
by -CN-
31 Mar 2020, 12:07
Forum: Electrical
Topic: I think I'm done with Minn Kota
Replies: 4
Views: 83

I think I'm done with Minn Kota

I had a friend tell me I have the worst luck with trolling motors. Also said they have a long history of being trouble-free. The warranty repair center put on the front that my problems are "unheard of" and I "got a lemon", and "its not something I've seen before". But, I've been through 3 Minn Kota...
by -CN-
11 Nov 2019, 17:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Casting Decks
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Casting Decks

My 1442 is very stable while I'm standing on the raised from deck. I fish from it because I have more rod control for casting and retrieval. I think if you would try fishing from a deck in a wider jon boat such as a 42" or wider, you would find it isn't as unstable as you believe it is. I have never...
by -CN-
27 Sep 2019, 15:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Post a Pic of your boat!
Replies: 2006
Views: 342397

Post a Pic of your boat!

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by -CN-
23 Sep 2019, 10:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Brands Using Foam Blocks Rather than Sprayed Foam?
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Brands Using Foam Blocks Rather than Sprayed Foam?

My Alumacraft 1442NCS had a foam block under the front deck. That's the only thing I'm certain of because I cut into the front deck to make storage space and there was a block in there.
by -CN-
10 Sep 2019, 16:52
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1300

Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

Insightful.
But is a bait and a lure the same thing?

Bait can be live. I'd say a lure is artificial - always.
by -CN-
10 Sep 2019, 16:49
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Why do fish strike lures?
Replies: 14
Views: 1286

Why do fish strike lures?

It's instinct to bite what appears to be food or a nuisance. But only when the fish are hungry or territorial.
by -CN-
10 Sep 2019, 16:32
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 16
Views: 1793

Decided to go finesse

This is good fishing!

I like using a drop shot for panfish. A No. 4 hook with a 1/8 oz sinker and use half of a senko, or sometimes a Gulp! minnow or other smaller thin plastic worm, wacky rigged. Bluegill, crappie, and bass in abundance with this rig. Had northern bite me off fishing this way too.
by -CN-
22 Aug 2019, 16:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: TOWING WITH FWD
Replies: 13
Views: 2109

TOWING WITH FWD

Tow vehicles I've used include an Infiniti G35 sports coupe with a six speed (that's a rear wheel drive), and a Hyundai Sonata 4 cylinder. With the Hyundai the biggest heaviest thing I hooked up to it was a 16 ft. decked out Lund Rebel with a 40hp engine. It towed, launched, and recovered the boat w...
by -CN-
22 Aug 2019, 15:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: To much boat for my vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 957

To much boat for my vehicle?

I have a Tacoma TRD OR which has 3.5L with manual transmission. There is a brake controller installed.
I wouldn't hesitate for a second to hook up to that and go to the lake. I do a pontoon boat with it regularly.
by -CN-
20 Aug 2019, 11:18
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: How I added decks, storage, and floor to Alumacraft 1442NCS
Replies: 44
Views: 8054

How I added decks, storage, and floor to Alumacraft 1442NCS

A big GRINNING factor contributed to the saved weight is the speed I'm getting out of this F25 engine. The engine is stock. Boat is decked out as shown and has 2 size 29 batteries and 3 gallons of fuel. With just my fishing gear which consists of 2 large tackle boxes, 8 fishing poles, required safet...
by -CN-
19 Aug 2019, 14:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Newbie: 1959 lone star
Replies: 13
Views: 909

Newbie: 1959 lone star

I'm just here pondering why you didn't load the boat and trailer onto the truck backwards rather than positioning its weight right at the back end of the truck. :?
by -CN-
17 Aug 2019, 10:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1989 Spectrum 17' Center console Deep V
Replies: 4
Views: 711

1989 Spectrum 17' Center console Deep V

Anyone else see that huge fish jumping in the background about 2/3 of the way across the lake?
by -CN-
10 Aug 2019, 09:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 1305

Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat

Put down foam insulation board - should require 1-1/2" thick foam. And then lay a rubber mat down that you custom cut around all the vertical ribs and compartments to fit your boat's entire floor.