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by WV1951
02 Dec 2019, 10:40
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Jon boat vs V hull
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Jon boat vs V hull

I'm kinda leaning towards what Crazyboat is saying here. Does anyone even make a true Deep-V in a 14' aluminum boat? I honestly don't think I've ever seen one. But then I'm not out measuring dead rise angles either, so I'm prepared to be wrong. LOL There's the rub. Define deep V. 5 degree dead rise...
by WV1951
01 Dec 2019, 22:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Jon boat vs V hull
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Jon boat vs V hull

Smallish V bottom boats are hardly V bottoms at all IMO the slight V may help somewhat with ripples but certainly not waves unless you plan on trimming her way down and letting the bow split the water for you. I'm partial to the "V" hull but on a small boat don't plan on it acting anything like som...
by WV1951
12 Nov 2019, 22:18
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia Vengeance/Dunham's Sports
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Abu Garcia Vengeance/Dunham's Sports

Also available in spin cast as well.
by WV1951
07 Nov 2019, 19:50
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia Vengeance/Dunham's Sports
Replies: 2
Views: 343

Abu Garcia Vengeance/Dunham's Sports

I was at my local Dunham's Sports(regional chain) last evening looking at their Vengeance bait casting rods and they were marked $39.99. For those who have a Dunham's store and receive 20% off coupons in their email, that brings it down to 32 bucks. I have a medium heavy(which IIRC, paid 49.99 minus...
by WV1951
07 Nov 2019, 19:25
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Jon boat vs V hull
Replies: 11
Views: 1042

Jon boat vs V hull

I've had a 14' semi V Mirrocraft with a floor and now have a 1232 jon. My friend has a 14" Sylvan w/ a floor and a 1448 Tracker. Stability has not been an issue in any of them. The 14' semi V's have the advantage of easily standing while casting and fishing and even moving around some. Both floors w...
by WV1951
12 Jul 2019, 19:58
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: BPS Pro Qualifier 2
Replies: 23
Views: 3714

BPS Pro Qualifier 2

I just got a flyer in the mail, these will be back on sale for $59 starting July 5 if anyone is interested. Jim Odd?? I completely missed that. At least around here. Didn't see it in my flyer. I strolled through the Denver Bass Pro July 3rd when visiting family there, and had a Pro Qualifier 2 in m...
by WV1951
07 Apr 2019, 22:11
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: BPS Pro Qualifier 2
Replies: 23
Views: 3714

BPS Pro Qualifier 2

Although it is still a bit early here, I have been out a few times and wanted to update the BPS Pro Qualifier 2. On the water, I have had far too many over runs and can't seem to find the magic adjustment. It does reel smoothly, but I would not buy a second one. Much prefer my Abu Promax 3's. They a...
by WV1951
29 Mar 2019, 17:29
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: thinking about buying a kayak
Replies: 56
Views: 6450

thinking about buying a kayak

Well, have had it out one time. No problem whatsoever with stability. Will have to practice paddling, but for the water I will have it on, will not be a problem. I purchased a short 3-4' paddle to aid in maneuvering, and ended up pretty much using it exclusively.
by WV1951
18 Mar 2019, 13:37
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: thinking about buying a kayak
Replies: 56
Views: 6450

thinking about buying a kayak

Well, Rich99, not braggin' or complainin', but you got me by a 100 lbs., so I think it will do great. Not much gear, either. The flat(ter) hull should make it ride high as well. I think my 67 year old body and balance will be fine. I will report back. https://i.imgur.com/CqYW4hU.jpg https://i.imgur....
by WV1951
18 Mar 2019, 11:13
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: thinking about buying a kayak
Replies: 56
Views: 6450

thinking about buying a kayak

Well, ended up with the Pelican Catch 100. Well thought out. Love the open cockpit. Currently making a low budget cart for it. Made supports to sit on and mount against garage wall. Makes storage a breeze. Weather isn't cooperating to get it out.
by WV1951
18 Mar 2019, 11:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Boat recommendations for small slip size
Replies: 8
Views: 800

Boat recommendations for small slip size

The step makes it nice to board, especially for the rug rats. However, removing that step will open up a lot more possibilities and I think you want as wide as possible with the kids on board moving around. That extra 5-7 inches is a big difference. If it is a big step down, make a step that fastens...
by WV1951
14 Mar 2019, 09:34
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Before & After
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Before & After

LDUBS wrote:
Yeah, don't get me started because you wouldn't believe me.
I would believe you. I follow the news pretty closely. BTW, we want our 3 billion back the we(the taxpayers) loaned you for that boondoogle.
by WV1951
13 Mar 2019, 15:08
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Before & After
Replies: 18
Views: 2051

Before & After

Funny thing. I just recently saw a news report that the state is making very little, if any, effort to save water from these rainy seasons. Hasn't been a reservoir built since the 70's. The eviros and idiots in the legislature do not want to make any effort. The next major drought, write them a than...
by WV1951
24 Feb 2019, 22:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum fasteners
Replies: 19
Views: 1884

Aluminum fasteners

I would not be the least concerned about replacing the brackets with new stock, which I would recommend. Don't need to grind rivets. Center punch the heads and drill them out. Use stainless pan head bolts and washers and nuts. Could add some marine sealant to assure leak tight. Should be able to fin...
by WV1951
16 Feb 2019, 21:00
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: BPS Pro Qualifier 2
Replies: 23
Views: 3714

BPS Pro Qualifier 2

onthewater102 wrote:Did you oil the centrifugal drum inside the side plate?
Yes, with a Q-tip.