Search found 1087 matches

by jethro
08 Nov 2019, 16:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: It's not tin, but it is interesting
Replies: 11
Views: 490

It's not tin, but it is interesting

They are 3D printing buildings out of concrete now. Crazy times. The days of the Jetsons where you just ask the computer for whatever you want are getting closer.
by jethro
08 Nov 2019, 16:07
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Where do you keep your Boat?
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Where do you keep your Boat?

Have any of you heard or been a part of, a boat slip coup. It was explained to me like a condo/coup where you own the slip and have access to the rest of the marina but only own/use the slip you own. Found one here that is for sale and reasonable and would keep my boat wet all the time. Galveston B...
by jethro
01 Nov 2019, 10:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Where do you keep your Boat?
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Where do you keep your Boat?

The bigger boat lives in the driveway all spring, summer and fall. When snowmobile season opens around the 3rd week of December, it will go in the back yard until mid April usually. It has a custom cover that stays on it, but I also put a tarp over that in the winter to keep the sun from killing the...
by jethro
11 Oct 2019, 11:40
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?
Replies: 15
Views: 640

Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?

My 6hp merc 4 stroke kicker gets nothing much more than being brought inside the house for storage. I change the motor oil in the spring and do the impeller and LU oil once every other year. The bigger motors just get normal maintenance, LU oil and impeller every other year. My 150 however I do the ...
by jethro
30 Sep 2019, 14:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Question regarding below freezing operation
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Question regarding below freezing operation

The best thing about freezing temps is no boat needed to fish!

Image
by jethro
25 Sep 2019, 11:38
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?
Replies: 14
Views: 1204

Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?

Turn the clicker off to freespool leadcore easier, even when the freespool lever is down.
by jethro
25 Sep 2019, 11:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: Twisted Prop Shaft
Replies: 11
Views: 591

Twisted Prop Shaft

I priced out a new prop shaft on my '95 Merc 25... almost $800. For a motor worth $700.
by jethro
24 Sep 2019, 11:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Brands Using Foam Blocks Rather than Sprayed Foam?
Replies: 6
Views: 432

Brands Using Foam Blocks Rather than Sprayed Foam?

All I can tell you is that my Sylvan had blocks of foam within the gunwales that I had to remove to install my Traxstech track system. It was miserable to remove.
by jethro
24 Sep 2019, 11:44
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Lake Lugano Boat Show!
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Lake Lugano Boat Show!

I had french fry and hot dog pizza in the square in Sienna when I was there. Hilarious, I had to do it. It was delicious!

Yeah, jet lag sucks. It's way worse coming home than going there!
by jethro
18 Sep 2019, 10:23
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Lake Lugano Boat Show!
Replies: 3
Views: 212

Lake Lugano Boat Show!

Oooh, Northern Italy, one of my favorite places. We spent 10 days in Tuscany about 7 years ago and I have been dying to get back. Did you eat a lot of boar and red sauce?
by jethro
18 Sep 2019, 09:36
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Free boat build
Replies: 8
Views: 674

Free boat build

Free boat!! LOL, that's a good one! You'll soon find out, there is no such thing!
by jethro
18 Sep 2019, 09:33
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery charger help needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 470

Battery charger help needed.

I had an old Shumacher that died and then the replacement Shumacher that I spent $80 on died as well within a few years. My marina that I trust hooked me up with a Minn Kota portable charger that has been working awesome. Fully automatic, 10amps. https://minnkotamotors.johnsonoutdoors.com/battery-ch...
by jethro
17 Sep 2019, 11:08
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Trailering g3 1548vbw
Replies: 15
Views: 896

Trailering g3 1548vbw

I agree with LDUBS, if I had to use a transom saver I would use a wedge style. But on my smaller boat I do not use a transom saver at all, the motor stays down. If the skeg of the motor is higher than the axle then there is no need to brace smaller motors like that with a transom saver at all.
by jethro
13 Sep 2019, 10:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 12
Views: 577

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.