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by -CN-
10 Sep 2019, 16:52
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Artificial lure - that mean the lure is not a real lure ?

Insightful.
But is a bait and a lure the same thing?

Bait can be live. I'd say a lure is artificial - always.
by -CN-
10 Sep 2019, 16:49
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Why do fish strike lures?
Replies: 14
Views: 288

Re: Why do fish strike lures?

It's instinct to bite what appears to be food or a nuisance. But only when the fish are hungry or territorial.
by -CN-
10 Sep 2019, 16:32
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 8
Views: 313

Re: Decided to go finesse

This is good fishing!

I like using a drop shot for panfish. A No. 4 hook with a 1/8 oz sinker and use half of a senko, or sometimes a Gulp! minnow or other smaller thin plastic worm, wacky rigged. Bluegill, crappie, and bass in abundance with this rig. Had northern bite me off fishing this way too.
by -CN-
22 Aug 2019, 16:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: TOWING WITH FWD
Replies: 11
Views: 1198

Re: TOWING WITH FWD

Tow vehicles I've used include an Infiniti G35 sports coupe with a six speed (that's a rear wheel drive), and a Hyundai Sonata 4 cylinder. With the Hyundai the biggest heaviest thing I hooked up to it was a 16 ft. decked out Lund Rebel with a 40hp engine. It towed, launched, and recovered the boat w...
by -CN-
22 Aug 2019, 15:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: To much boat for my vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 428

Re: To much boat for my vehicle?

I have a Tacoma TRD OR which has 3.5L with manual transmission. There is a brake controller installed.
I wouldn't hesitate for a second to hook up to that and go to the lake. I do a pontoon boat with it regularly.
by -CN-
20 Aug 2019, 11:18
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: How I added decks, storage, and floor to Alumacraft 1442NCS
Replies: 44
Views: 6401

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

A big GRINNING factor contributed to the saved weight is the speed I'm getting out of this F25 engine. The engine is stock. Boat is decked out as shown and has 2 size 29 batteries and 3 gallons of fuel. With just my fishing gear which consists of 2 large tackle boxes, 8 fishing poles, required safet...
by -CN-
19 Aug 2019, 14:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Newbie: 1959 lone star
Replies: 13
Views: 442

Re: Newbie: 1959 lone star

I'm just here pondering why you didn't load the boat and trailer onto the truck backwards rather than positioning its weight right at the back end of the truck. :?
by -CN-
17 Aug 2019, 10:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1989 Spectrum 17' Center console Deep V
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: 1989 Spectrum 17' Center console Deep V

Anyone else see that huge fish jumping in the background about 2/3 of the way across the lake?
by -CN-
10 Aug 2019, 09:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 608

Re: Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat

Put down foam insulation board - should require 1-1/2" thick foam. And then lay a rubber mat down that you custom cut around all the vertical ribs and compartments to fit your boat's entire floor.
by -CN-
08 Aug 2019, 12:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: How I added decks, storage, and floor to Alumacraft 1442NCS
Replies: 44
Views: 6401

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

The carpet is enough to distribute the load so you can stand on it without dimpling the foam sheets? That's awesome! I'm surprised at that as well, but I suppose it's possible? I'd be worried about dropping a set of pliers and god forbid I drop a downrigger weight. You guys have any experience with...
by -CN-
07 Aug 2019, 11:22
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: How I added decks, storage, and floor to Alumacraft 1442NCS
Replies: 44
Views: 6401

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

Love the design and the little step up to the forward casting platform. Looks really clean and well done. Bravo =D> That is a battery compartment. I relocate one of my two size 27 batteries from the rear to that front-ish area whenever I install my new F25 gas outboard to offset some of the weight ...
by -CN-
07 Aug 2019, 11:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: How I added decks, storage, and floor to Alumacraft 1442NCS
Replies: 44
Views: 6401

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

Using sheet foam for the floor/deck membranes is pretty cool. I wonder how much weight you saved with your method. 1/2" plywood would have been minimum for my decks and walls. A sheet is approximately 40 lbs. There is the equivalent of about 3 sheets between the decks, floor, and walls. It would ha...
by -CN-
06 Aug 2019, 17:58
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: How I added decks, storage, and floor to Alumacraft 1442NCS
Replies: 44
Views: 6401

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

Progress pictures...sorry, I don't have any. #-o

But here are some pictures of the semi-completed boat. Nearly every surface you see other than the storage lids are 3/4" or 1" foam insulation in lieu of plywood.
by -CN-
17 Jul 2019, 14:56
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Need a new spinning reel
Replies: 5
Views: 447

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...