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by jethro
23 Jul 2019, 12:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Who knows something about planer boards?
Replies: 15
Views: 194

Re: Who knows something about planer boards?

Jethro. Thanks for the comment. Since I know NOTHING about these things...are you saying a similar design, but made from foam board, would be better? I thought the WalMart cutting board looked a lot lighter than the aluminum sheet that was used on the YT video. I understand "lighter is better". Tel...
by jethro
22 Jul 2019, 14:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Who knows something about planer boards?
Replies: 15
Views: 194

Re: Who knows something about planer boards?

Keep in mind that if you are doing the "in-line" style, the weight of the planer board, including the drag from cutting across the water, is going to be on your rod. Bigger planer board means you will need a heavy rod to drag it around. Most I see for trout are pretty small. I was going to say some...
by jethro
22 Jul 2019, 14:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Flooring
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Flooring

LDUBS wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 10:46
I had the same question. It is a PVC material. Specs I saw say a 5/8 4x8 sheet weighs 55 lbs.
Well that's pretty close. Interesting.
by jethro
22 Jul 2019, 10:05
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Flooring
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Flooring

Captain Ahab wrote:
21 Jul 2019, 08:56
I replaced my wood floors with azek board over alum. bracing. No rot never


Painted it with non slip marine deck paint.
Is the Azek a lot heavier than say, 5/8" or even 3/4" CDX? Or would you say it's close?
by jethro
22 Jul 2019, 09:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trolling socks/buckets etc.
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Trolling socks/buckets etc.

bikerider wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 13:33
Regarding actual trolling bags, I'm wondering if when you put the boat in neutral or shut the motor off to fight a fish or something if the trolling bags stay open while you are sitting still in the water.
Yes, they pretty much do.
by jethro
22 Jul 2019, 09:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Who knows something about planer boards?
Replies: 15
Views: 194

Re: Who knows something about planer boards?

I use planer boards frequently. Seen a lot of DIY versions but never those. They look interesting! I use a tall planer mast and real big boards to troll lots of lines up to 150' from the boat. I've got a fairly big boat and with the planer mast I can troll 8 to 10 lines and not have a total mess whe...
by jethro
16 Jul 2019, 09:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Fish Whacker picture request
Replies: 22
Views: 705

Re: Fish Whacker picture request

LDUBS wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 20:12
Snakes falling in the boat! Holy moley, I don't want go fishing where snakes will get in my boat. :shock: :shock:
Agreed! That is a hard no for me as well.
by jethro
16 Jul 2019, 09:25
Forum: Trailers
Topic: New bunks and bunk wrap
Replies: 32
Views: 4925

Re: New bunks and bunk wrap

I just made new bunks with 10 foot 2x6's and covered them with the Caliber Bunk Wrap. Nice piece of kit, looks great. Now to find a place to launch and do some wrenching in the parking lot...
by jethro
16 Jul 2019, 09:22
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Anybody have a home made transom saver?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Anybody have a home made transom saver?

bikerider wrote:
15 Jul 2019, 12:25
I don't think your link is showing, jethro.
Freakin' Amazon. Make it impossible to share links due to the massive cookie use. See if this works: https://www.extrememax.com/product-p/3005.3852.htm
by jethro
16 Jul 2019, 09:13
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Flooring
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Flooring

Any wood that goes in my boats gets old timers formula and then 5 coats of spar varnish. Should last 30 years even in a damp environment with that treatment.
by jethro
15 Jul 2019, 08:38
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Getting a Jon boat to load straight on trailer
Replies: 41
Views: 5052

Re: Getting a Jon boat to load straight on trailer

I suppose I would take a fine. 35º-37º water is no wadeable option for me. I do what I must for big smallmouth. I coldwater fish in Maine at iceout. Water is right around those temps and I hand load that big beast pictured above all the time. A pair of tall Muck boots live in the back seat of the t...
by jethro
15 Jul 2019, 08:30
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Anybody have a home made transom saver?
Replies: 7
Views: 270

Re: Anybody have a home made transom saver?

Is anybody using a home made transom saver? I have been reading reviews on amazon and it seems that most of the new transom savers are failure prone. I found a few interesting results on google but wanted to post my question here. First time I took my new to me boat out I broke my transom saver. My...
by jethro
15 Jul 2019, 08:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Question about carpet and aluminum
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: Question about carpet and aluminum

If you use screws with a small head, like small, oval head screws they will countersink themselves in the carpet and you basically won't see them. I like this the best because it's easy to pull panels up if you ever need to re-carpet or anything.
by jethro
15 Jul 2019, 08:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: For those of you with bimini tops
Replies: 5
Views: 230

Re: For those of you with bimini tops

Bimini is a love hate relationship. 95% of the time it's nothing but a burden, but if it's crazy hot a bimini can save the day.
by jethro
12 Jul 2019, 09:08
Forum: Motors
Topic: Scepter fuel tanks
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Scepter fuel tanks

1960 yellowboat wrote:
12 Jul 2019, 09:02
yes, did you use sealant on the NPT threads?
Teflon tape.