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by jethro
13 Sep 2019, 10:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Welding aluminum without a welder

Ah ha, so it's been around forever, it's just this company is trying to make it sound like the newest thing.
by jethro
13 Sep 2019, 09:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydrofoil
Replies: 15
Views: 326

Re: Hydrofoil

I've had both, a foil and 3 sets of Smart Tabs, on 3 different boats. Smart Tabs were far better, IMHO. As far as drilling holes, I'd rather drill into my boat (which can be patched if ever necessary,) than into my motor. With Tabs (any Tabs, really)... No more porpoising; far better planing at ver...
by jethro
12 Sep 2019, 10:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Re: Welding aluminum without a welder

i havent ever tried this. it is brazing. i doubt that it has much strength. they used to sell them on TV years ago. i wouldnt trust it at all. Yeah, I agree, although the videos are pretty impressive, but they can probably make it look however they want. Was wondering if anyone has actually used it.
by jethro
12 Sep 2019, 09:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 11
Views: 225

Welding aluminum without a welder

Has anyone seen this stuff popping up on their Facebook pages or elsewhere? https://solutionwelding.com/products/rods?fbclid=IwAR2kvhTDT3JtE-Oyw5jzGQLW7Qul6KfMqj1DGlAniZsMKFnDhuvdgK5P-k0 Looks like you can "weld" aluminum with just a propane torch? This seems to me like they should call it brazing, ...
by jethro
30 Aug 2019, 09:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Building Gunnel Storage on a 1662 Jon
Replies: 3
Views: 214

Re: Building Gunnel Storage on a 1662 Jon

I like the layout of that boat for what you want to do. I can't give you advice on specifics, but personally I would want lockers on both sides of the boat. You can never have too much storage, especially duck hunting.
by jethro
27 Aug 2019, 10:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How do you screw/mount things to aluminum (such as seat base)?
Replies: 4
Views: 303

Re: How do you screw/mount things to aluminum (such as seat base)?

Yep, need blocking of some sort. Even toggle bolts won't be good for a seat base. And if I can predict your next question.. "what if you have no access behind it" the answer is you make access behind it. Even if you have to cut a hole and patch it after or use an access panel. I had to do just that ...
by jethro
23 Aug 2019, 14:15
Forum: Motors
Topic: Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron or Other?
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: Additives - Ring Free vs. StarTron or Other?

I use Star Tron all the time, that is good info! I use it more in the winter in my snowmobiles. I'll be buying the one for diesel fuel from now on!
by jethro
22 Aug 2019, 13:31
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: To much boat for my vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 421

Re: To much boat for my vehicle?

Yep, towing capacity is very misleading. It's only a part of the equation to determine what you can tow SAFELY. Exactly, tow rating on vehicles are basically a sales/marketing tool. They do not accurately reflect what a vehicle can actually tow. It's refreshing to see someone who actually knows how...
by jethro
21 Aug 2019, 14:01
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: solar landscape lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: solar landscape lighting

I just have the little dollar store LED solar lights all around. And one for the Susan B. Flag so I can leave it out all night!
by jethro
19 Aug 2019, 10:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Must add items for onboard tool boxes.
Replies: 11
Views: 414

Re: Must add items for onboard tool boxes.

I used to carry a lot but not anymore. As said above, I carry more for the trailer than I do for anything else. I have three motors on my boat so I will get back to the launch somehow. I carry a way to change a prop, a spare bilge pump, the fuses I need, a Leatherman tool, some duct tape and that's ...
by jethro
19 Aug 2019, 10:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Soft or hard cooler?
Replies: 13
Views: 419

Re: Soft or hard cooler?

I have two Yeti soft coolers and two of their hard coolers. Not a fan boy of Yeti or anything, both the soft coolers were gifts from family, my Tundra 75 was given to me by a vendor I buy from, the only one I bought was the Roadie 20 which is the one I use most. Any of these new coolers perform simi...
by jethro
15 Aug 2019, 10:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Questions on a G3
Replies: 19
Views: 706

Re: Questions on a G3

My big Sylvan has the factory trailer and it's bunks are a few inches in from the transom. There is no way a hook is happening on this big beast. I think the larger tin boats have a beefier transom and support system for it. Small tin boats definitely need full inline support for the transom, but la...
by jethro
14 Aug 2019, 13:16
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Rubber isolators for
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Rubber isolators for

Both my motors have been mounted directly to the foredeck. May I ask, what are you specifically trying to accomplish by rubber mounting the motor? They rubber mount combustion engines because of the vibration caused by the engine, but an electric trolling motor doesn't produce vibration. On my Starc...
by jethro
13 Aug 2019, 10:43
Forum: Electrical
Topic: portable transducer mount
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: portable transducer mount

Nicely done! They make them just like that only they cost a whole bunch!
by jethro
13 Aug 2019, 10:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: My trolling motor went overboard.
Replies: 7
Views: 360

Re: My trolling motor went overboard.

I just purchased a new trolling motor (transit mounted style) and mounted on the bow. I clamped it directly to the aluminum. Before I took the boat out I checked the two screwed and it was right. Out on the water I hit a wave, and the trolling motor went right off and into the water never to be see...