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by Bob9863
25 Feb 2018, 08:47
Forum: Motors
Topic: 6HP to 9.9HP on a 14' Boat... Worth It?
Replies: 13
Views: 2624

6HP to 9.9HP on a 14' Boat... Worth It?

It depends, performance wise yes it will make a big difference, but it can have other negative effects. Here for example if an engine is 5hp or less the boat doesn't require registration or a license, so changing to a 6hp would be a problem or a hassle for little gain, but a 9.9hp would ve a worthwh...
by Bob9863
25 Feb 2018, 08:22
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Broke the Ice
Replies: 3
Views: 1493

Broke the Ice

I just like trolling for enjoyment of it, its not always about catching fish or at least thats what we tell ourselves. :lol:
by Bob9863
10 Feb 2018, 04:53
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Super wood...what will they think of next?
Replies: 6
Views: 2109

Super wood...what will they think of next?

From both an engineering and environmental standpoint this is potentially a game changer.
Tree farms could provide a good income for farmers and still allow them to run stock.
There is potential here thats for sure, whats the bet the patient gets bought by a mining conglomerate.
by Bob9863
08 Feb 2018, 23:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Little boats 8,10'
Replies: 4
Views: 818

Little boats 8,10'

I've had 10's and 12's snd have found 11's to be perfect for me. The 10's are good, but for water like that then I would prefer what we call a mini tinny or tinoo. They are perfect for car topping, or the back of a ute, and very light so they are easy to carry, I imagine the mini tinny is probably t...
by Bob9863
08 Feb 2018, 07:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Jon or V or Mod V
Replies: 17
Views: 1295

Jon or V or Mod V

yes, if it is flat from the under turn at bow. I've just never considered a plastic boat being called a "jon". I call them puddle hoppers. lol yea I know me to . What makes to boat is the way it’s made and not type of material. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Yep I'd see it the same, its about t...
by Bob9863
05 Feb 2018, 20:14
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Splicing different gauge wires
Replies: 19
Views: 6326

Splicing different gauge wires

TheLastCall wrote:It will be fine


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Yep, what he said.
by Bob9863
05 Feb 2018, 01:48
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods
Replies: 9
Views: 2051

Float pods

Definitely looks the goods, I was thinking about some of them myself to keep the transom higher and help with stability a bit.
Very interested in hearing how they work out in the water.
by Bob9863
04 Feb 2018, 12:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Jon or V or Mod V
Replies: 17
Views: 1295

Jon or V or Mod V

More importantly whats everyone's favorite?

For me its the V nose punt or Modified V.
I find it the best for the fishing and hunting that I do, its the best for the lakes and the rivers, it will do the job in the estuaries as well.
by Bob9863
04 Feb 2018, 12:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What on earth is this boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

What on earth is this boat?

I had my little 11ft out today, its growing on me more and more so I might avoid this one. I wouldn't keep it and after getting it fixed up I'd wind up loosing out and it would take forever to sell. I might keep an eye on it, if it doesn't sell for a few months I might buy it if I can get the price ...
by Bob9863
03 Feb 2018, 23:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What on earth is this boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

What on earth is this boat?

Any idea about stability?
Its a very unusual style of boat for Australia in general but especially around here.
by Bob9863
03 Feb 2018, 23:01
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1981 Alumacraft F16 16’ V Hull winter project
Replies: 12
Views: 2452

1981 Alumacraft F16 16’ V Hull winter project

I like the wood flooring, it loks a lot classier then carpet does.
by Bob9863
03 Feb 2018, 12:06
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What on earth is this boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 1160

What on earth is this boat?

I always keep an eye out for new boats and I found this one, I was looking for a punt but this one is advertised as a V nose punt but it looks more like a rather funny shaped green phallic symbol. :LOL2: But our local river is full if logs and fallen timber and the river us quite murky, so it would ...
by Bob9863
03 Feb 2018, 11:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Jon or V or Mod V
Replies: 17
Views: 1295

Jon or V or Mod V

Around here we would call them V hull, V nose punt and punt, although a true punt would be a little wider.
But everyone would call all 3 a tinny, any aluminum trailer/roof top boat is a tinny.
by Bob9863
31 Jan 2018, 14:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom
Replies: 38
Views: 5186

V bottom jon boat vs flat bottom

Theres always a bit of give and take, a v hull is way way smoother and cuts through the chop better, it also handles the rough better. A flat bottom boat also handles shallow water and timber beter, its more, much more stable to stand in. So it depends on what you want to do with your boat, then pic...