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by Scott F
10 May 2019, 12:08
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: PLEASE READ - FORUM SOFTWARE UPGRADE
Replies: 18
Views: 3224

PLEASE READ - FORUM SOFTWARE UPGRADE

Virtually all modern software for forums is set up for mobile use. No matter which one is used, there is always a learning curve while everyone adapts.
by Scott F
06 May 2019, 10:00
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Boat size for 1992 50/35 Johnson
Replies: 6
Views: 1954

Boat size for 1992 50/35 Johnson

I’ve got a 50/35 Tohatsu on my 1648. The maximum speed on my gps running downstream was 24mph. That was with 2 men, a trolling motor with 2 batteries, and full tank of gas. No livewell in the boat or a ton of gear in storage compartments. The maximum hp rating on the boat is 35.
by Scott F
20 Apr 2019, 10:06
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?
Replies: 25
Views: 4071

Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?

Bluetooth is just the way the remotes communicate with the unit. GPS does not depend on Bluetooth
by Scott F
20 Apr 2019, 10:04
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery life without a charging system
Replies: 19
Views: 2480

Battery life without a charging system

2-3 hours with a 27lb trolling motor tells me your battery was not charged or was going bad. I used to have a 55lb thrust motor with 2 depth finders on A 17 foot glass boat and could run all day and the battery wasn’t used up. The batteries usually last 4-5 years. What kind of charger are you using ...
by Scott F
16 Mar 2019, 13:19
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer Hub Washer
Replies: 6
Views: 1108

Trailer Hub Washer

I’ve been servicing the bearings on my boat trailers for over 30 years. My axles don’t have a key slot so a normal, SST washer is all that has ever been on my hubs.
by Scott F
08 Mar 2019, 20:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Movable transducer bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 910

Movable transducer bracket

I use a scrap piece of 1x2 and a C clamp. Total cost, if you don’t have a C clamp laying around, about $2
by Scott F
15 Feb 2019, 19:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Placement of Bow-Mounted Trolling Motor?
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

Placement of Bow-Mounted Trolling Motor?

If it was me, I'd never secure the motor with bolts and riv nuts. There is a substantial amount of torque the motor will apply to the nuts and even more if you ever run into anything. The bolts will pull the riv nuts right off the deck. Your really need to find another way to bolt the motor down.
by Scott F
28 Jan 2019, 11:22
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: I’m done with this cold weather
Replies: 42
Views: 3456

I’m done with this cold weather

The real cold hasn’t even started yet. The high temp in Chicago on Wednesday is predicted to be -15. The low will be -25. I don’t care who you are, that’s cold.
by Scott F
30 Nov 2018, 16:44
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garmin vs Lorance
Replies: 25
Views: 2776

Garmin vs Lorance

I don't keep up with the current models. It's so hard as they change so frequently. I replaced my relatively new Lowrance models a couple of years ago with Garmins because the Garmins did not require me to spend hundreds of extra dollars to buy map chips. The built in high def maps on the Garmin's w...
by Scott F
06 Nov 2018, 21:47
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?
Replies: 25
Views: 4071

Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?

Don't buy the old version of the Terrova, the spot lock from my understanding is absolutely horrendous. If you go used, go Motorguide. The new Terrova is getting rave reviews and the spotlock is suppose to be outstanding. "From your understanding" You've never used the older version of the Terrova ...
by Scott F
29 Oct 2018, 15:32
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?
Replies: 25
Views: 4071

Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?

I have an older Terrova with spot lock. If you need to be held within a couple of feet of an exact position, use an anchor. The Terrova I have works pretty well. I have no complaints. Just be sure you point the boat into the wind, and don’t hit the spot lock until the forward motion of the boat has ...
by Scott F
13 Oct 2018, 09:39
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Quantum Smoke SL100HPT Beware!
Replies: 19
Views: 4048

Quantum Smoke SL100HPT Beware!

Did you contact Quantum about your issues?
by Scott F
06 Sep 2018, 19:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rivet Nuts in Gunwale
Replies: 5
Views: 698

Rivet Nuts in Gunwale

I've used rivnuts in my job in the past but I would never trust them with the amount of stress that a trolling motor would put on them. In a short period of time, they will loosen up and pull out. If it were me, I'd buy a Minn Kota quick release bracket. Drill new mounting holes in the lower half of...
by Scott F
29 Aug 2018, 19:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Most iconic brand?
Replies: 19
Views: 1867

Most iconic brand?

Is there one brand of tin boat that is the most iconic or has the most loyal following? I am looking to buy my first boat, and I have been surprised by the number of brands, and how it seems to be a model by model decision. Do you have an opnion about the best brand or tier 1 brands? Thanks! One pr...
by Scott F
24 Aug 2018, 11:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: fill or drain near transducer
Replies: 5
Views: 683

fill or drain near transducer

I don't see why it would. The transducer face should be just below the bottom of the hull and the inlet/outlet are above the bottom. Neither should cause enough turbulence to effect the readings. At the very worst, there might be a sight amount of noise that would show as surface clutter.