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by Scott F
07 Sep 2019, 12:22
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: trolling crankbaits to catch fish
Replies: 8
Views: 723

trolling crankbaits to catch fish

Depth control while trolling will help put more fish in the boat. A couple of things to know. If you have enough line out, the position of the rod has no effect on how deep the lure runs. You can hold the rod over your head, or push it in the water up to the reel, and the lure will run at the depth ...
by Scott F
31 Aug 2019, 08:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Tm lay down?
Replies: 5
Views: 611

Tm lay down?

How and why you stow it the way you do would have to depend on what kind of boat you have and how the TM is mounted. On my jon boat, I keep the prop toward the center of the boat because if is on the outside, it catches on the trailer guides when launching and putting the boat back on the trailer.
by Scott F
17 Aug 2019, 16:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Must add items for onboard tool boxes.
Replies: 11
Views: 813

Must add items for onboard tool boxes.

Volt meter.
by Scott F
13 Aug 2019, 09:41
Forum: Motors
Topic: EPA gas tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 812

EPA gas tanks

Unless you're traveling 20 miles, you don't need 6 gallons of gas. That Tohatsu just sips fuel compared the old 2 stroke motors. About half the usage on average. What I found with mine (25hp) is that with a 6 gal tank, the fuel gets stale before I used it up so I switched to a 3.3 gal tank; and sti...
by Scott F
09 Aug 2019, 09:01
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Any way to just use one fish finder instead of two?
Replies: 6
Views: 736

Any way to just use one fish finder instead of two?

I think you’d find that moving a unit from front to back is way more trouble and it’s worth the cost to have two depth finders. Nearly all of them can be disconnected to move, but you’d still need two mounting brackets and two transducers. They also couldn’t really be considered “quick” disconnect. ...
by Scott F
25 Jul 2019, 18:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Sizing a Trolling Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1487

Sizing a Trolling Motor

If you will be dealing with current, I’d go with an 80 lb thrust, 24 volt unit. On flat water, a 55 lb thrust unit will move the boat. I had a 55 for years and it was alright, but I’m so glad I upgraded to the 80. I had times with the 55 when the wind was blowing and I had to start the big engine be...
by Scott F
21 Jul 2019, 14:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 12 volt vs 24 volt
Replies: 24
Views: 1931

12 volt vs 24 volt

I’ve got a 24 volt, 80 lb thrust Terrova, and in strong current, my 16x48 jon, sometimes, will not even move upstream against the current. I had a 12 volt model on my old boat and it just wasn’t strong enough. The extra battery does take up some room, but I’m not one that has or needs a ton of stora...
by Scott F
20 Jul 2019, 21:42
Forum: Photography & Cameras
Topic: Pic of Birds
Replies: 8
Views: 1446

Pic of Birds

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by Scott F
19 Jul 2019, 22:20
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: New boat build - 1648 Grizzly with 60/40 Jet
Replies: 14
Views: 2047

New boat build - 1648 Grizzly with 60/40 Jet

I’m curious as to where you plan to put a drivers seat. The big tiller is pretty long and the normal seat position will prevent you from steering to the left. Last year, I got a similar sized boat but converted the tiller to console steer because of that and other issues My motor is lighter than the...
by Scott F
12 Jul 2019, 15:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Guide on posts
Replies: 14
Views: 1091

Guide on posts

Don't need them with a flat bottomed boat - dunno if that's what you're working with or not. I've got a flat bottom boat and it would be nearly impossible to get my boat centered correctly on the trailer without them. I launch and trailer in rivers and the current. The guides keep the boat on the r...
by Scott F
11 Jul 2019, 09:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Repairing split seam on livewell- 5200, Gluvit, Totalboat leak sealer?
Replies: 3
Views: 369

Repairing split seam on livewell- 5200, Gluvit, Totalboat leak sealer?

I know most guys here are DIY guys, but if it was my boat, and the leaking seam was somewhat accessible, I’d take it to a guy who could weld aluminum and do a permanent fix.
by Scott F
28 Jun 2019, 13:57
Forum: Electrical
Topic: On Board Battery Chargers
Replies: 7
Views: 1255

On Board Battery Chargers

I don’t believe there are any chargers that are 100% reliable. The Promariner charger I had didn’t last 2 seasons. I’ve tried various cheap chargers in the past and they all failed. I’m on a Minn Kota now. Keeping my fingers crossed the $300 I spent will not be wasted.
by Scott F
17 Jun 2019, 21:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trolling Motor Mount
Replies: 3
Views: 654

Trolling Motor Mount

Whatever you do, make sure it is VERY secure. I had a welder, weld a piece of aluminum to the deck and the top rail for me to bolt the motor to. Another friend used wood to secure his. He hit a rock with the motor and it ripped the wood right off the decking. There is a lot of torque when the motor ...
by Scott F
29 May 2019, 09:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: fuel tank options
Replies: 6
Views: 762

fuel tank options

A 3 gallon tank is pretty small. I’d go with at least a 6 gallon.
by Scott F
13 May 2019, 17:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Added some short term lure/tool storage today
Replies: 13
Views: 1819

Added some short term lure/tool storage today

Any tool I use when fishing stays attached to me at all times when fishing. My line cutters are connected to a retractor that is pinned to my shirt. I use locking clamp hemostats to remove hooks from fish and I clamp them to my shirt. I hang a fishing towel on a shower curtain ring from my belt. I n...