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by Clint KY
25 Mar 2017, 13:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How to fill a hole
Replies: 3
Views: 401

How to fill a hole

I am converting a bass style boat to an semi-open boat by removing the front deck. In doing so, I removed the live well. The live well pump was a through the transom type, so now I have an 1-1/2" hole in the transom. I could take it to my welder and have him weld in a piece of scrap to seal it, but ...
by Clint KY
18 Jan 2017, 09:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Looking for an open boat.
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Looking for an open boat.

I am not looking for ways to make my boat an open boat but Make & Model of boats that are built open so I can search the classifieds to find one. I know I could have one built (Weldcraft and the like) but I am hoping to find a used one for a decent price. Not knowing which makes & models makes it di...
by Clint KY
17 Jan 2017, 15:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Looking for an open boat.
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Looking for an open boat.

I was surprised by the Lund at "only" $7K - but the Alumacraft is Tiller Only - no side console that I can see.
by Clint KY
17 Jan 2017, 12:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: A message to the "guests" that are often reading here...
Replies: 19
Views: 1791

A message to the "guests" that are often reading here...

I am a member of Crappie Dot Com and direct a lot of folks to this website when they post boat questions on CdC. Many are fishermen and only use their boats to get to the fish. I think they are not really "boat people" so once they get their questions answered they will not be back until the have an...
by Clint KY
16 Jan 2017, 12:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Looking for an open boat.
Replies: 9
Views: 2400

Looking for an open boat.

I have a “project boat” with a 50HP 2 cylinder 2 cycle Evinrude, a Minn Kota PD V2 55lb 12v and a Humminbird Helix 5 DI GPS. The hull was a Bass Type Boat and I attempted to make it an open boat – with no (or very low) decks. The task has turned out to be a bit more complex than I thought it would b...
by Clint KY
19 Jun 2016, 18:01
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery for an 18hp electric start mercury
Replies: 6
Views: 572

Battery for an 18hp electric start mercury

I used a battery from a lawn mower to start my 25hp Evinrude for years without any problems. That size battery starts a mower with 25hp, so why wouldn't it work on an outboard?
by Clint KY
12 Jun 2016, 20:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 12 volt; Bluetooth; back-up camera..Anyone have one?
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

12 volt; Bluetooth; back-up camera..Anyone have one?

gotcha I had one of those magnetic ones too yes you need a level surface for this to work I think there is not enough bandwidth on Bluetooth to send live video but I am not certain There is enough bandwidth on Bluetooth for video but it is very low resolution - the larger model listed does not use ...
by Clint KY
12 Jun 2016, 14:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 12 volt; Bluetooth; back-up camera..Anyone have one?
Replies: 16
Views: 1212

12 volt; Bluetooth; back-up camera..Anyone have one?

Check out this site: http://www.iballhitchcam.com/ The bigger of the two uses a different frequency than the blue-tooth models and is much better at rejecting other signals. Watch the videos to get a discount code for free shipping. My buddy got one to hook up and back up his 20' bay boat. He attach...
by Clint KY
08 Apr 2016, 08:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Type of foam?
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Type of foam?

I replaced the original foam under the new floor deck and will leave the original under the front and rear raised deck but will add what new packing foam I can in the spaces around the original where I can. There is a lot of "additional" space available around the large blocks of the original foam i...
by Clint KY
07 Apr 2016, 09:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Type of foam?
Replies: 5
Views: 536

Type of foam?

I am replacing the decking in my '85 Monark and all the foam is exposed. The foam in the boat is a grey color and fairly dense. What I mean by that is that each piece is heavy for its size compared to the white foam used in packaging. It is dry so I do not believe it is water-logged. So here is the ...
by Clint KY
23 Mar 2016, 16:04
Forum: Motors
Topic: Running with a Power Tilt Kit
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Running with a Power Tilt Kit

I have a question about my ’85 Evinrude 50HP. It has an accessory Power Tilt Kit, which is a cylinder on the starboard side of the motor that will lift the motor. There is NO trim function to the switch, as it does not slow down when the motor gets close to the operating position. Having experience ...
by Clint KY
09 Mar 2016, 18:24
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Need Help Identifying a Boat
Replies: 2
Views: 777

Need Help Identifying a Boat

If you have a HIN you can go to:

http://hindecoder.com/

and put the HIN in and it will give you the Manufacture and the year.
by Clint KY
08 Feb 2016, 22:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Newbie. Questions on what to get for my needs
Replies: 13
Views: 865

Newbie. Questions on what to get for my needs

I'll add my vote for 16'. And I would reccomend a larger TM with this advice. Make sure you get to one with an electronic speed control rather than a 5 speed. Too often one speed is too slow and the next step up is too slow. And the electronic controls are much better at making a battery last longer.
by Clint KY
08 Feb 2016, 22:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: oar lock rod holders
Replies: 4
Views: 595

oar lock rod holders

Hills makes good products - BUT - on my 2 jons the oarlocks are too far forward to be used if I am in the back seat and too far aft to use from the front seat.
by Clint KY
31 Dec 2015, 22:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Where to put the access panel?
Replies: 1
Views: 321

Where to put the access panel?

I am redecking a Monark bass type boat. When I removed the carpeted wood deck there was a 5" round access screw cover. I am locating the batteries to under the deck which will move the floatation foam to the area where the panel was. I am considering moving the panel to the aluminum portion of the b...