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by onthewater102
12 Jul 2019, 10:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Guide on posts
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Guide on posts

Don't need them with a flat bottomed boat - dunno if that's what you're working with or not.
by onthewater102
12 Jul 2019, 09:01
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: So I hit a log yesterday...
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: So I hit a log yesterday...

My trolling motor has a gouge in a blade courtesy of being out there in the dark. Yakkin' it is a good idea.
by onthewater102
12 Jul 2019, 08:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Tackle storage
Replies: 2
Views: 103

Re: Tackle storage

Try one of those small bungee cargo net/bags.

by onthewater102
11 Jul 2019, 10:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 5982

Re: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion

I'm pushing the noise envelope to 9:30pm...not too bad for summertime but I'm not going any farther, neighbors have been great thus-far. The seat came from a shop I found on Ebay that had one listed in the dimensions I needed. I messaged them and asked about the color options and they corresponded v...
by onthewater102
11 Jul 2019, 09:43
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bow Mounted Trolling Foot Controlled from Stern
Replies: 6
Views: 443

Re: Bow Mounted Trolling Foot Controlled from Stern

I do that all the time fishing with my son. You can get a quick-mount plate from Minn Kota that lets you easily disconnect the trolling motor provided you have it wired using a plug. Makes it very easy to share a trolling motor between two boats - buy the TM sized for the bigger boat and be a little...
by onthewater102
09 Jul 2019, 14:58
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 5982

Re: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion

Well, hatches are fitted, hinges still need to be riveted down, but everything lines up. https://i.imgur.com/HnaQTaY.jpg Bow cap corners are rounded, drilled and ready for rivets. Cut outs are drilled for the corner nav lights. Predrilled the holes for the trolling motor mounting plate - all part of...
by onthewater102
09 Jul 2019, 12:07
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Side imaging fish finder that wont break the bank?
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: Side imaging fish finder that wont break the bank?

If you're trying to keep costs down I'd be looking for a used one, 798's were very reliable and had the features you're looking for and can be found for under $300. There is a Facebook group of Humminbird and Minn Kota owners selling/buying used equipment, that's where I found both my transducer and...
by onthewater102
09 Jul 2019, 00:45
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 5982

Re: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion

Not my first choice of alloy, but I got the remnants of larger sheets at a price less than what I could have gotten 5052 for. This alloy would not be a good choice for salt water for sure with its higher copper content. It's a PITA to bend as well. I used .032" 6061 for all the vertical panels, much...
by onthewater102
09 Jul 2019, 00:36
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: So I hit a log yesterday...
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: So I hit a log yesterday...

Not really, it's a damed up mountain stream that would only have been 10 feet wide or so naturally. Almost impossible to know where it meandered through the area.
by onthewater102
08 Jul 2019, 16:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Flotation foam 2005 1648 Grizzly
Replies: 5
Views: 201

Re: Flotation foam 2005 1648 Grizzly

If I recall correctly the bottom 4" of foam are required by USCG standards to be a closed-cell hydrocarbon stable type, but that doesn't mean it won't take on water if left submerged in standing water.
by onthewater102
08 Jul 2019, 16:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 5982

Re: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion

...I saw somewhere that folks layered empty soda or water bottles among the expansion foam to save on the amount of foam needed... Damn it...I'd seen that too and I meant to do that in this build...oh well, if I'm ever dumb enough to do a boat #3 I'll try better to keep that in mind! At least I can...
by onthewater102
08 Jul 2019, 10:48
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion
Replies: 35
Views: 5982

Re: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion

Finished the vertical sidewalls for the below deck compartments and poured what foam I had left in the rod-tube area: https://i.imgur.com/ccowET5.jpg From a square center line aligned to the factory finished edge of the sheet I took measurements every 2" working my way up the deck, transcribed the m...
by onthewater102
08 Jul 2019, 09:18
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: So I hit a log yesterday...
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: So I hit a log yesterday...

You'd need a thousand of them. It was all forested land that they flooded to make the lake without felling any of the trees.
by onthewater102
06 Jul 2019, 07:33
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: So I hit a log yesterday...
Replies: 24
Views: 432

Re: So I hit a log yesterday...

I feel like I recall having a side conversation about that place with you...very glad to hear you're ok, that place is trolling motor only for me. That's Winchester Lake in NWCT for anyone in this area. There are maps produced by the state indicating there is semi submerged timber on the west bank a...
by onthewater102
06 Jul 2019, 07:29
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Slow bass mornings...and a lost monster bowfin!
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Slow bass mornings...and a lost monster bowfin!

Luck...be thankful. They're as slimy as pike with more teeth to go with it.