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by -CN-
17 Jul 2019, 14:56
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Need a new spinning reel
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Need a new spinning reel

Exactly the reel you had previously is the one I was gonna recommend. But on a budget of $100 you can get the President XT - it is extra awesome and you'll still be under budget. Size 20 is my favorite for panfish and size 25 for bass and trout. I also like the Pflueger Summit XT available at Cabela...
by -CN-
28 Jun 2019, 17:24
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Getting a Jon boat to load straight on trailer
Replies: 41
Views: 4942

Re: Getting a Jon boat to load straight on trailer

I have never tried to drive a boat onto a trailer. I'm so used to walking it out and pushing it past the trailer and then pulling it back in and centering it on the bunks or rollers as I hook up the manual winch strap. Nice to see someone else do this. I thought I was the only one. I have a long ro...
by -CN-
28 Jun 2019, 16:20
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: How I added decks, storage, and floor to Alumacraft 1442NCS
Replies: 31
Views: 4822

Re: How I added decks, storage, and floor to Alumacraft 1442NCS

I done redid it. Or did redone it. :mrgreen: An idea I had to make this boat very light was to use foam panels for everything unless it absolutely needs to support weight on its own. I discussed my idea a long time back in this thread here: https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=42872 To muc...
by -CN-
09 Jul 2018, 16:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Easy toung jack.. replacement...
Replies: 18
Views: 2150

Easy toung jack.. replacement...

I've had the Harbor Freight one in use for 3 years now. Shows some signs of corrosion but I've never done any maintenance to it and it sits outside. Works great still.
by -CN-
29 Jun 2018, 12:13
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Anyone ever install rod tubes in Jon boat benches?
Replies: 5
Views: 1387

Anyone ever install rod tubes in Jon boat benches?

The benches are likely filled with foam. I've installed them. I went through the front bench deck. 1-7/8" hole saw was perfect cut for 1-1/2" PVC. Your bench likely has foam in it, but you should be able to cut into it with a hole saw and then cut away enough material with a knife to get the pipe in...
by -CN-
20 Jun 2018, 17:30
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Finished my 1968 Nichols Semi V
Replies: 8
Views: 1309

Finished my 1968 Nichols Semi V

The caster wheels on the trailer is a bad idea - you will get dents and leaking rivets in no time.
Some neat ideas there though.
by -CN-
24 Jan 2018, 18:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Watching Alaska reality shows
Replies: 14
Views: 1019

Watching Alaska reality shows

On last week's episode, Jessie made a ridiculous raft by bolting logs together. He tied it to the front of his boat, loaded it up with logs for firewood, and pushed it home on what appeared to be a very dangerous river. No thank you. Have you see the 20ft+ long flat bottom boat that Jesse built him...
by -CN-
24 Jan 2018, 18:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1648 jon boat
Replies: 7
Views: 716

1648 jon boat

G3 1652 - you get a few extra inches wide, can't hurt. The G3 also has a raised motor platform at the nose and the Alumacraft does not.

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by -CN-
05 Jan 2018, 16:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: rebate or extended warranty?
Replies: 26
Views: 1584

rebate or extended warranty?

If you've ever made a living by selling anything, you would understand that any "extended warranty" is a bonus to the salesperson and extra profit to the company. Therefore that bonus to the salesperson and that profit for the company is paid for by the consumer. If odds are that the consumer will s...
by -CN-
04 Jan 2018, 18:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: rebate or extended warranty?
Replies: 26
Views: 1584

rebate or extended warranty?

You don't need no stinkin warranty on a Yamaha!
by -CN-
20 Dec 2017, 17:31
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Furniture Design and Application
Replies: 4
Views: 789

Furniture Design and Application

You are a century too late to be famous for those.
by -CN-
19 Dec 2017, 12:47
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Skunked today..AND..I left the plug out, too.
Replies: 16
Views: 4350

Re: Skunked today..AND..I left the plug out, too.

Has anyone else left the transom hold down straps attached to the trailer and the transom and wondered why the boat wouldn't come off the trailer? And then thought the boat launch was too shallow to get your boat in because the trailer wasn't going in any deeper? Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk ...
by -CN-
18 Dec 2017, 14:56
Forum: Short Stories and Humor
Topic: Hmmmmm
Replies: 4
Views: 1456

Hmmmmm

Looks like a young Vince McMahon in that commercial.
by -CN-
16 Dec 2017, 11:44
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Chaotic Storage from Amazon.....and my workshop
Replies: 12
Views: 2029

Chaotic Storage from Amazon.....and my workshop

LDUBS wrote:You always find it in the last place you look.
Well you don't keep looking for it after you find it do you?