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by the hammer
01 Feb 2020, 10:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: disabling livewell
Replies: 5
Views: 313

disabling livewell

I was going to disable my livewell and I’m glad I didn’t. My new fishing hole requires lighter line + lighter drag settings = worn out fish. I like being able to turn on the livewell, filling it and letting the fish recuperate for a while.
My 2 cents.
by the hammer
26 Jan 2020, 10:09
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Don't Do This At Home, Kids
Replies: 12
Views: 931

Don't Do This At Home, Kids

Riverdog wrote:
25 Jan 2020, 17:59
I'm not a big fan of unusual noises.
“Is that go bad siren?”

“Y’ever here of good siren?”
by the hammer
24 Jan 2020, 20:11
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Can trailer bunk replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Can trailer bunk replacement

I've done it both ways to a my last 2 boats/trailers. My 16' Lowe I swapped the rollers for bunks at the boat ramp with the boat in the water. On my sprint boat, I used a spare 2x4 as a temporary bunk and lifted one side of the boat off one old bunk with the 2x4 and floor jack (with jackstands as a...
by the hammer
24 Jan 2020, 20:11
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Can trailer bunk replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Can trailer bunk replacement

I've done it both ways to a my last 2 boats/trailers. My 16' Lowe I swapped the rollers for bunks at the boat ramp with the boat in the water. On my sprint boat, I used a spare 2x4 as a temporary bunk and lifted one side of the boat off one old bunk with the 2x4 and floor jack (with jackstands as a...
by the hammer
30 Dec 2019, 11:57
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Can trailer bunk replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Can trailer bunk replacement

To get boat weight off trailer: Lower trailer tongue to ground. Put concrete blocks under transom corners, maybe use some carpet/wood blocking to prevent damage. Raise tongue as high as practical. Block up keel near bow - you might need a spreader bar if tongue is in the way. Level trailer out, boa...
by the hammer
26 Dec 2019, 21:01
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Can trailer bunk replacement
Replies: 8
Views: 588

Can trailer bunk replacement

Should it be a two man job or can one guy do it reasonably easily?
by the hammer
18 Dec 2019, 10:33
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Getting paid for boat
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Getting paid for boat

With all of the scams going on with cashier’s checks, bank checks, just all around no good checks and counterfeit money, what’s the best form of payment when you sell a boat?
Thanks
by the hammer
16 Dec 2019, 09:38
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: My Fishing Partner
Replies: 9
Views: 621

My Fishing Partner

Very good!
by the hammer
01 Dec 2019, 19:32
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Selling boat question

When I upgraded the boat I kept my fish finder because it was relatively new and does everything I want it to (within reason Lol). I reinstalled the HB Piranamax that was original to the old boat. I left the old down riggers with the old boat because I wanted to upgrade those to electrics. Other ge...
by the hammer
27 Nov 2019, 17:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 10
Views: 771

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 i...
by the hammer
27 Nov 2019, 14:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Selling boat question

onthewater102 wrote:
27 Nov 2019, 10:56
Remove it - it's got more value to you than it will to a potential buyer.
I’m not sure about that. Trolling motor, a 2011 Minn Koto Maxxum 70# thrust and a 2011 Garmin base model ...
The other depth finder, the one I plan on keeping is a year old Humminbird 5 Helix, etc.
by the hammer
27 Nov 2019, 07:14
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Selling boat question

One strategy is to have the accessories on the boat during the advertising part. When the buyer low-balls you, then offer to sell the boat minus the goodies. Usually they want the accessory. I pretty much value stuff at 1/2 of new price, if it is in good shape. It is a big hassle to sell odd stuff ...
by the hammer
26 Nov 2019, 17:51
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Selling boat question
Replies: 10
Views: 771

Selling boat question

If you were selling your boat, would you remove things like depth finders to keep for your next boat or sell individually or would you keep them on the boat as an incentive to a prospective buyer?
by the hammer
24 Nov 2019, 17:30
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Where do I buy a new trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 996

UPDATED QUESTION Where do I buy a new trailer?

$1,200. New lights, wiring, springs, axle, hubs, tires, hitch, winch, winch strap and a rust free frame. All you have to do is hook it up and drive it home. No headaches. Spend your free time doing almost ANYTHING else. It’s a no brainer for me. If I were going to keep the boat, I would probably sp...
by the hammer
22 Nov 2019, 20:05
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Where do I buy a new trailer?
Replies: 12
Views: 996

Where do I buy a new trailer?

Well, it was until I got under the boat to take a closer look! Uh oh, sounds like you didn't dodge a bullet here. I'm going to replace the lumber on bunks, have plastic sheathing to cover it. Due for tires and the leaf springs and hubs are due too. Spoke with a boat dealer to get a ball park number...