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by ccm
27 Nov 2016, 02:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod
Replies: 122
Views: 20786

Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod

Beautiful boat! Need to get mine started again. Its been sitting for the past 3 years. :LOL2: I have everything for it Just got to get to work so I wont be stuck on the bank this spring. I even got a newer trolling motor for it. My uncle decided to upgrade to a Fortrex 36v so I bought his old 82lb h...
by ccm
01 Sep 2015, 07:30
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia reel help
Replies: 24
Views: 4545

Abu Garcia reel help

HAHAHAHA @Abu!! Definitely not the clutch arm! That's a bearing retainer clip that holds a spool bearing in place on the side plate of a low profile reel. I'm sure that's not supposed to be in there! Now that you took it out, everything is working correctly again? In regards to the KC3 and CL3 vers...
by ccm
05 Jul 2015, 08:11
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Professional Grade trimmer/brushcutter ?
Replies: 10
Views: 786

Professional Grade trimmer/brushcutter ?

Due to the rain this year & my work schedule my yard/pasture has become an overgrown nightmare. My craftsman 33cc trimmer/brush cutter is just not up to the task of cutting through the thick vegetation, small mesquite, & black locusts thorn trees. I've been looking at getting either a Stihl FS 240 w...
by ccm
07 Jun 2015, 05:09
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Catfish Rod & Reel
Replies: 22
Views: 4122

Catfish Rod & Reel

7ft Med hvy to hvy Ugly stick ( $30-$45 ) and a Used Abu Garcia made in Sweden Round Reel. I suggest the 5000 - 6500 size preferably with a clicker. As far as getting a used reel goes I like pawn shops ; never truly know what there going to have in stock, plus you can look over the reel before negot...
by ccm
10 May 2015, 05:22
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia Black Max
Replies: 15
Views: 4744

Abu Garcia Black Max

Excellent little reels for the price. If you have any local tackle shops that are Abu dealers give them a call to see if they get any of the factory reconditioned reels in. My local tackle shop/Abu dealer does this. He gets in several hundred reels in every winter/spring to resale at discount prices...
by ccm
10 May 2015, 04:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Unconventional Thinking?
Replies: 8
Views: 1145

Unconventional Thinking?

I originally used a plastic air conditioning pad as a front casting deck on my 14ft v hull, I just had it screwed into the front bench & front step down from the bow. It worked great but I decided to ditch it as I did not have a place to mount my 2nd battery for my new 24volt trolling motor.
by ccm
26 Apr 2015, 06:45
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Caught a rod & reel.
Replies: 9
Views: 713

Caught a rod & reel.

Went bass fishing with my dad Saturday afternoon. At our first spot I noticed a large slip float bobbing up & down. I thought this was strange since there were no lines out on any of the piers nearby so I decided to snag it & pull in along with any long pieces of mono attached. To my surprise at the...
by ccm
19 Apr 2015, 08:18
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Can anyone identify a fish for me?
Replies: 7
Views: 1086

Can anyone identify a fish for me?

They get quite bigger than most people think. The largest I ever caught was one about 1.5lbs in the cast net. After showing it to may dad he recalled memories of when he was a kid they use to seine them in the Brazos behind Lake Whitney with some weighing up to 3 lbs :shock: . Talk about great catfi...
by ccm
17 Apr 2015, 04:41
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod
Replies: 122
Views: 20786

Herloom 14' Arkansas Traveler Mod

Great progress!!! Our boats almost match now. :LOL2: Mines blue on the bottom & white on top. Now I just need to find my camera to give yall an update.
by ccm
17 Apr 2015, 04:26
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Dead tree falls and hits boat during BASS tournament...
Replies: 4
Views: 792

Dead tree falls and hits boat during BASS tournament...

Nearly the same thing happened to my dad & his fishing partner during a local club tournament back in the early 90's on Richland Chambers lake. The lake at this point in time was only a few years old ( Still grapevines, briars, & snakes in the tree's ). They were fishing in a heavily timbered sectio...
by ccm
15 Apr 2015, 04:53
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: North Central Texas Lakes
Replies: 21
Views: 2717

North Central Texas Lakes

Yea!!! I live about a mile from Richland Chambers lake & we went from almost 13.5ft low to just about 6.5ft low. We can at least launch our boats now!!! But we still need a lot more rain to fill everything back up to normal. [-o< [-o< [-o<
by ccm
14 Apr 2015, 04:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Bored? Test your color Perception
Replies: 34
Views: 2731

Bored? Test your color Perception

29 & I'm 21
by ccm
02 Apr 2015, 18:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: low hp on a heavy v bottom
Replies: 20
Views: 1616

low hp on a heavy v bottom

It's a great little motor. I do think the gear cases ( lower units ) are a little weak. I had to get mine rebuilt after finding the one solid laydown in a known running lane during low water. :evil: This is a rubber core prop & it didn't even put a scratch on it but I was going close to half throttl...
by ccm
02 Apr 2015, 13:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: low hp on a heavy v bottom
Replies: 20
Views: 1616

low hp on a heavy v bottom

I have a 4hp Tohatsu with the internal tank. The internal tank has given me nothing but problems. The vent cap on top of the tank lets in quite a bit of moisture if gas is left in it for any period of time. The tank is a real pain in the rear to remove to drain gas/clean. Plus the internal tank is o...
by ccm
24 Mar 2015, 01:49
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling Motor - - going from 2 blade to 3 blade prop ??
Replies: 11
Views: 1449

Trolling Motor - - going from 2 blade to 3 blade prop ??

The 3 blade machete is ok. I only use it in grass though, the rest of the time I use the 2 blade power prop. The best prop for the grass in my opinion was the 4 blade ninja prop but that was discontinued long ago. I found this interesting on what the late Doug Hannon ( aka the bass professor ) had t...