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by ggoldy
31 Aug 2013, 10:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: new boat project with pics
Replies: 102
Views: 9016

new boat project with pics

Hi all. Im having some trouble deciding where to put the livewell and how big to make it. The livewell will be used mainly for bait because the fish I plan to catch are over 3' long and will go in the 70 litre cooler ive got. So my concerns are: 1. How big to make it 2. Position in the boat to keep...
by ggoldy
30 Aug 2013, 09:07
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: New Member Introductions!
Replies: 2126
Views: 221460

New Member Introductions!

hello all. stumbled upon this site while researching my first boat that i picked up last Friday. Buddy of mine gave, yes GAVE, me his 1963 Cherokee 14' boat complete with 25hp Evinrude outboard and all of his fishing gear to go with. Never owned a boat before, hell, i've never operated one for that...
by ggoldy
24 Aug 2013, 18:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: new boat project with pics
Replies: 102
Views: 9016

new boat project with pics

Good solution.
It seems Google Sketch-up won't work on my Linux machine. But that's OK. There's other software :)

Gary(Member...He-Man Microsoft Haters Club) LOL
by ggoldy
24 Aug 2013, 14:58
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Jon Boat Dolly Advice - BUY a Trailex SUT-300-U
Replies: 1
Views: 845

Jon Boat Dolly Advice - BUY a Trailex SUT-300-U

And helpfull it is! I finally have a picture of what's been floating around in my head for two weeks. Those appear to be handy little gadgets. I too have a Tracker 1436 which we launch from the back of my pick-up but, I have yet to do it on my own. I've always had a partner and we carry it up and do...
by ggoldy
24 Aug 2013, 14:31
Forum: Boat House
Topic: new boat project with pics
Replies: 102
Views: 9016

new boat project with pics

Google Sketch... I know what I'll be doing this afternoon :) Here, in the US, we have to have a blower to evacuate fumes from enclosed areas where they may accumulate. I would assume you would need the same thing, maybe depending on 'how enclosed' your fuel 'cabinets' are. I like your project, and y...
by ggoldy
20 Aug 2013, 11:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Good idea or waste of time?
Replies: 34
Views: 3231

Good idea or waste of time?

I like that color!!! Easy to spot if some one were to steal it. I painted the bow and part of the stern, of mine, bright orange just for that purpose LOL East to spot in the back of a pick-up.

Gary
by ggoldy
14 Aug 2013, 15:42
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: New Member Introductions!
Replies: 2126
Views: 221460

New Member Introductions!

Thank you. Tin is easier to spell, too! :)
by ggoldy
14 Aug 2013, 13:42
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: New Member Introductions!
Replies: 2126
Views: 221460

New Member Introductions!

Gary. Retired plumber. Gulf coast of Northwest Florida. Tracker 1436. I've had a few other small boats in my younger years, but this is my first 'tinny'. And where does that term come from, anyway. It's not 'tin', ya know!

Gary
by ggoldy
13 Aug 2013, 10:52
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Ft Walton beach deep sea fishing charter suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 427

Ft Walton beach deep sea fishing charter suggestions?

ecrib_88, I'm a few miles west of Ft Walton. While preparing for a hurricane I met a Captain at the Navarre Ace Hardware. I had forgotten my wallet and this guy behind me insisted on paying for my generater's sparkplug. I promised to send him some business. He's out of Destin, the closest pass to th...
by ggoldy
13 Aug 2013, 09:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anode on hull in salt water?
Replies: 6
Views: 569

Anode on hull in salt water?

I'm rigging a new Tracker 1436 jon boat. As long as my back holds up, it will be 'rowed' on Florida's gulf coast intercoastal waterway, salt water. No motor, and it won't be left in the water. Would it be helpfull to put an anode on the hull? I'm a retired plumber, this is the last boat I want to bu...
by ggoldy
11 Aug 2013, 10:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hot Hot boat! Temp wise
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Hot Hot boat! Temp wise

There it is! I knew someone would have the answer. I've read various forums over the last 20 years and every one is the same.... THE most helpfull people in the world. This is what the internet is all about. For me, at least. Thank you very much. A little more research and I'll be able to put the wh...
by ggoldy
10 Aug 2013, 15:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hot Hot boat! Temp wise
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Hot Hot boat! Temp wise

I'm on the coast of Northwest Florida. Brought my new tracker 1436 home yesterday and chained it up on my lot in the sun. Now, if someone steals it, they would probably throw it in the back of a pick-up truck and be gone. So I painted the bow and 1/4 of the stern with bright orange paint, thinking t...