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by Oldgeek
02 May 2011, 09:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Cutting bilge pump outlet hole in aluminum boat.
Replies: 16
Views: 4125

Cutting bilge pump outlet hole in aluminum boat.

Agree with holesaw. Take your time and don't put too much pressure on it so you get a nice clean cut.
by Oldgeek
02 May 2011, 09:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Carpet info
Replies: 7
Views: 590

Carpet info

I bought some mid-grade stuff from BPS. Overpriced and the rubber backing was very thin, but it was easy to work with. Next time I will go to Home Depot or Menards.
by Oldgeek
01 May 2011, 10:18
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Royal Wedding?
Replies: 18
Views: 1108

Royal Wedding?

Nope, the NFL Draft was on this weekend. Besides, I got to see it 100 times on the news. :P
by Oldgeek
01 May 2011, 10:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14' or 16'
Replies: 26
Views: 1462

14' or 16'

Although usually I just fish with my wife or a buddy, but I like having the 16' boat. Of course you guys have never seen my wife casting. Think "Something about Mary" except in the ear. Having her up front is good. =D>
by Oldgeek
26 Apr 2011, 09:41
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Yes or No?
Replies: 29
Views: 1281

Yes or No?

Jim, Can-Am I think they are called. I have a couple of friends that bought them and they love em. The design is very stable and they corner so much better than say a trike. And I'll be the first to say the trike's scare the crap out of me. All it took was for one of the back wheels to lift going th...
by Oldgeek
26 Apr 2011, 09:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Need quick carpet advice!!
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Need quick carpet advice!!

I'm sure it will be fine. The fish don't care. I switch staple sizes when I put the edges of mine down and the bigger one show up so much more. I was complaining to my wife and she told me the fish probably wouldn't care. :lol:
It is after all...A FISHING BOAT!
by Oldgeek
26 Apr 2011, 09:28
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finally got a boat HECK YEA!!!!!! Pics are up
Replies: 39
Views: 1750

not ment to have a boat. last post

It took me two months of looking to find the "deal" I wanted. This is the hot time of the year with lots of people wanting boats, so more competition. You'll find the one.
by Oldgeek
25 Apr 2011, 16:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Nice sale on boat seats
Replies: 0
Views: 469

Nice sale on boat seats

I thought I'd pass this link along. I've done business with them and been happy with the products and prices. I don't work for them or get any benefit from this.

SPORTSMAN'S GUIDE SPECIALS [SportsmansGuideSpecials@sportsmansguide.com]
by Oldgeek
25 Apr 2011, 09:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finally got a boat HECK YEA!!!!!! Pics are up
Replies: 39
Views: 1750

Here we go 3rd time is the charm!!! edited my 1st post

Illinois has the worst arrangement for boats, trailers and motors. DMV will help you get license for the trailer, but then you have to fill out a form with DNR to get the boat registered. Motors don't need anything. I boat a boat in KC, Kansas and spent two months getting everything legal in Illinoi...
by Oldgeek
25 Apr 2011, 09:29
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 12' Fiberglass Tri-hull Columbian Conversion
Replies: 52
Views: 15492

12' Fiberglass Tri-hull Columbian Conversion (In Progress)

Very nice job on the conversion. I had an Ozark tri-hull and it was very stable. It was very heavy but was strong in the stumps.
by Oldgeek
25 Apr 2011, 09:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Non drilled transducer mount
Replies: 12
Views: 1365

Non drilled transducer mount

As my brother told me. A boat is a hole in the water that you pour money into. :LOL2:
My wife asked me how much we had in my $600 boat and I told her she didn't really want to know. :oops:
by Oldgeek
24 Apr 2011, 14:29
Forum: Electrical
Topic: switch panel mount
Replies: 22
Views: 5919

switch panel mount

I bought a "project box at Radio Shack for $6. I'd say it is splash or rain proof, except where you cut for the wires. Mine is mounted up on my seat next to the battery storage compartment. The box is about 8" x 6" x 4", so plenty big inside for all the fuses and wiring I had. I think that was what...
by Oldgeek
24 Apr 2011, 13:56
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fish finder newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Fish finder newbie

Thanks guys, that'll help me get started and understand what I'm seeing.
by Oldgeek
24 Apr 2011, 11:17
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fish finder newbie
Replies: 3
Views: 608

Fish finder newbie

Okay, so there are no "dumb" questions right? :oops: Well, I've never used a FF before and need a little jump start. I've mounted mine on the transom so that the pointy end is toward the bow. It is below the bottom when it is in the down/locked position. Here are my questions...oh it is a Hummingbir...
by Oldgeek
24 Apr 2011, 11:02
Forum: Electrical
Topic: battery or batteries?
Replies: 5
Views: 760

battery or batteries?

I have two, a deep cycle for the TM and a lawn tractor battery for the fish finder, bilge and lights. I just like the idea of having a little bit of backup for either one. I've ran short a couple of times and had to paddle back to the doc or never want to run out of battery for the bilge.