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by onthewater102
21 Jun 2019, 12:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Grizzly 1548?
Replies: 8
Views: 175

Re: Grizzly 1548?

Salesman doesn't know what he's talking about. HP rating is a function of the dimensions of the boat/transom and the steering layout. The transom could be built of balsa wood and it wouldn't change anything.
by onthewater102
21 Jun 2019, 09:44
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: BPS Pro Qualifier 2
Replies: 20
Views: 1456

Re: BPS Pro Qualifier 2

On the dual brake reels I like to be able to cast without wind using only the centrifugal brakes, figuring out however many it takes then setting it with one fewer and using the magnetic to fine tune it from there and adjust for wind as needed. IE - if I can cast a jig with no backlash and the magne...
by onthewater102
18 Jun 2019, 08:23
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: How Many Reel Mfg's Are There Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 1155

Re: How Many Reel Mfg's Are There Really?

Omoto is the outsourced manufacturer for the ABU round frame reels that aren't made in Sweden right?
by onthewater102
13 Jun 2019, 16:02
Forum: Motors
Topic: Propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 377

Re: Propeller

Would dragging a std. drift sock work for you guys or is that too likely to tangle up in the prop/ no good for other reasons I'm not aware of? I ask because they're inexpensive and easy to store on board when you're not using them.
by onthewater102
11 Jun 2019, 15:36
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Not a tinny, but home built 20 ft. lands 1000 lb marlin
Replies: 2
Views: 161

Re: Not a tinny, but home built 20 ft. lands 1000 lb marlin

Fish died mid-fight...sad, but I guess that helped alleviate some of the danger of catching such a large fish on so small a boat.
by onthewater102
11 Jun 2019, 10:46
Forum: Motors
Topic: Is a 2007 Johnson 9.9 4-stroke a good motor
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Is a 2007 Johnson 9.9 4-stroke a good motor

They've been owned by Bombardier since 2001 - all they did was kill the "Johnson" brand label and sell motors only under the "Evinrude" name after 2007, the manufacturing operations continued as before.

Brand names are more gimmick than anything these days.
by onthewater102
10 Jun 2019, 12:19
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor for alumacraft mv1648 ncs
Replies: 4
Views: 227

Re: Motor for alumacraft mv1648 ncs

That new yamaha 4 stroke 25 is awesome. You can get it with a power tilt/trim and it's still very lightweight. I borrowed a friend's 1448 that wore one of those on the back and it performed fantastic. So quiet compared to my 2 stroke!
by onthewater102
07 Jun 2019, 09:04
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Weedless wacky hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Weedless wacky hooks

Works fine tied on, doesn't look/feel any different with the heat shrink, so I expect it will work as well as any other plastic weed guard. You're not casting it into milfoil and working it down, but it keeps the hook point clear used on a neko rig nicely. You can use the steel weed guard wires (do-...
by onthewater102
07 Jun 2019, 06:24
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Weedless wacky hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Weedless wacky hooks

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by onthewater102
06 Jun 2019, 22:50
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Weedless wacky hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Weedless wacky hooks

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by onthewater102
06 Jun 2019, 22:48
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Weedless wacky hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 834

Re: Weedless wacky hooks

Even easier, I just tested it and you can do it with heat shrink a lot faster
by onthewater102
06 Jun 2019, 08:57
Forum: Electrical
Topic: tm troubleshooting
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: tm troubleshooting

I recently used an Edge on a 1448 and you're right, the first two speeds are borderline worthless on anything but glass-calm water. Wind was the issue for me, no different than fighting current though in the end. The digitally adjusted variable speed units are better, the useless range in the settin...
by onthewater102
05 Jun 2019, 11:43
Forum: Electrical
Topic: tm troubleshooting
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: tm troubleshooting

Not sure how much water current you're dealing with. On flat water a 55# was more than enough for my old 18' fiberglass with a 150 on the back, but I suspect in current it might not have had enough power.
by onthewater102
04 Jun 2019, 10:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: New floor plans
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: New floor plans

If you add angle reinforcement so you don't have unsupported spans > 12"~14" I see no reason why you couldn't use 1/4" ply, especially if your primary goal is weight savings. Just be sure to take extra care to seal it well so it is less prone to warping.
by onthewater102
03 Jun 2019, 14:32
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: New floor plans
Replies: 3
Views: 331

Re: New floor plans

You don't need the square tubing, angle will work fine