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by Doc Arroyo
14 Nov 2019, 20:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Your opinions?
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Your opinions?

I love my beat up old totally rebuilt Crestliner Fish Hawk 1650. It was a great side console boat, and is proving to be a great tiller boat. It may be a touch longer that you are looking for but at 16'-9" it seems miles bigger than a 14' boat. It is about 85" in the beam, and is considered a modifie...
by Doc Arroyo
21 Aug 2018, 15:29
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lowe 160spl storage help
Replies: 4
Views: 997

Lowe 160spl storage help

Shmelton wrote:...and digging out foam...
I am not a fan of cutting out foam. It is there for a reason. I do like 3770 trays, and have found that a few of these racks work good. I have 2 by the step, and one up front next to my forward sonar.
by Doc Arroyo
28 Jul 2018, 10:17
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk SC Restoration - In Progress
Replies: 21
Views: 4915

Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk SC Restoration - In Progress

Is that the same boat? It really looks different! No front livewell, and console. I bet it's a lot lighter, and needs much less HP to push, besides all the extra room inside. Mine is a 1600 Fish Hawk SC than we bought new in '99. Not sure if it is officially a '98 or a '99. It is a bit shorter than...
by Doc Arroyo
27 Jul 2018, 19:19
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fish Finder Mounting on Open Floor Plan
Replies: 8
Views: 1803

Fish Finder Mounting on Open Floor Plan

I had an old Lowrance left without a mount. My solution was a Scotty rod holder socket mounted to the gunnel, a Scotty table and some aluminum angles. I have used it as shown, and dropped it on the floor out of the sun. Pretty flexible
by Doc Arroyo
27 Jul 2018, 16:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Beginners guide to modding a boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 980

Beginners guide to modding a boat?

General questions I have are: 1) how do I drill through my boat to add frames? Do not drill holes in the hull unless absolutely necessary. Honestly, some of the TinyBoat Nation full deck builds are sketchy at best for being seaworthy. Learn your rig as is. If you still think you want a rear casting...
by Doc Arroyo
27 Jul 2018, 16:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: livewell question
Replies: 11
Views: 1284

livewell question

I admit to a love/hate relationship with a livewell, so that is why it was eliminated from my refit. The livewell I did have made the overflow and drain go through the same pipe by using a stand pipe that screwed into the drain outlet. Top of the pipe was the overflow, unscrew it to drain. cuts out ...
by Doc Arroyo
27 Jul 2018, 16:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk SC Restoration - In Progress
Replies: 21
Views: 4915

Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk SC Restoration - In Progress

LDUBS wrote:Hey, Doc: what lake is that? (if you don't mind saying of course).
Folsom Lake outside of Sacramento, CA. It is often overcrowded on weekends, and sometimes tough to fish, but it was perfect for a few shakedown cruises after my refit.
by Doc Arroyo
26 Jul 2018, 14:04
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1980 16 ft crestliner
Replies: 3
Views: 936

1980 16 ft crestliner

I had good results with a couple of plastic putty knives on my friends boat. We decided to stick with plastic tool to prevent gorilla hands from putting a screwdriver through the bottom of his rig. Cut, pry, sweep, vacuum, repeat.
by Doc Arroyo
26 Jul 2018, 13:59
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk SC Restoration - In Progress
Replies: 21
Views: 4915

Crestliner 1650 Fish Hawk SC Restoration - In Progress

Nice boat. I decided to go open floor tiller, and vinyl when it came time to refit mine.
by Doc Arroyo
26 Jul 2018, 13:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: scotty rod holder's?
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

scotty rod holder's?

My gunnel is not the perect size for the base, and I didn't want them above it. It interferes with the boat cover. So, an aluminum angle provides enough vertical meat to attach to, and does not add much height.
Sometimes the little simple modifications are the best.

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by Doc Arroyo
30 Jun 2018, 16:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Finishing touches
Replies: 0
Views: 587

Finishing touches

I tried a few types and sizes of hydraulic struts, and they were not quite what I was looking for. Old fashioned spring hold-opens. That was the answer.
Pliers mounted to the deck and lanyard hooked to the tool rest.
It'll do.
by Doc Arroyo
07 Jun 2018, 17:12
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Old guys & square bills
Replies: 9
Views: 4229

Old guys & square bills

In my best Will Smith from Men in Black ; "Hey, old guys". Before the "modern" era of squarebill crankbaits, does anyone remember a crankbait that had a square bill or a reasonably squarebill? I still fish an old Big-O that we always called the one-knocker. It is hollow bodied, and has a single lar...
by Doc Arroyo
07 Jun 2018, 17:05
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3904

Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?

I have thought about it quite a bit lately. My favorite plastic worm is a 6" Culprit, and they quit making a specific color combo. It was the most effective worm I ever fished locally, and hand pouring it is they only way to get it. Problem is that I have not found a commercially available mold that...
by Doc Arroyo
07 Jun 2018, 16:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: A couple of questions
Replies: 4
Views: 835

A couple of questions

This is the tool holder that I built for about $3. Local plastics place has scrap for next to nothing, and a bottle of glue. Holds scissors, pliers, and a bunch of baits. Since this picture I have upgraded the tools and added a couple of springy lanyards to the pliers and scissors.
tool rest.jpg
by Doc Arroyo
07 Jun 2018, 16:43
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Photobucket is back....
Replies: 16
Views: 1316

Photobucket is back....

richg99 wrote:Doc, don't be silent just because PB can't get their act together.

If you use the ATTACHMENT option on these pages, you can upload any picture that you want. No third party involved.

rich

cool. I'll give it a try.