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by LDUBS
14 Nov 2019, 12:27
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts

The angle on the inside was so I could connect the eye bolt of the turnbuckle to the plate. The Chamberlain releases, I cant say enough about. They crank down on one side so you can load up the pole and set light enough on the other side so small fish will still release em. Or crank em up if you li...
by LDUBS
14 Nov 2019, 12:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

Kinda sorta related. Last thing I want is to show up at the ramp with a dead battery. Do they make some kind of trickle charger from the car to the trailer/boat battery? So, the battery would get some charge, if needed, whilst towing the boat to the ramp. Not sure I"m explaining this well. Anyway, i...
by LDUBS
14 Nov 2019, 12:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: AMAZON AFFILIATE LINK!
Replies: 23
Views: 10111

AMAZON AFFILIATE LINK!

It does not tie to back to you, that's a fact. Good to know. Now I can order up those chartreuse boxers I've been wanting. :D Seriously, Mrs Ldubs requires that I use some kind of cash back access she has set up. I know it used to be Ebates, but I think it changed and I'm not sure what it is now. I...
by LDUBS
13 Nov 2019, 01:28
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 1285

Float pods , hinged

Those drawings certainly look like that approach should work. X2. And, if I understand, the "skirts" would use the same fasteners that hold the hinges to the hull, so no need for any additional holes. I wonder if you could get a rough test (with emphasis on rough) of the concept by clamping a piece...
by LDUBS
13 Nov 2019, 01:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

Just remember to keep it charged. I have a reminder on my iPhone to recharge monthly.
by LDUBS
12 Nov 2019, 20:44
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Abu Garcia Vengeance/Dunham's Sports
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Abu Garcia Vengeance/Dunham's Sports

Good to hear about these kind of "sleepers" that deliver good performance for not a lot of money. I don't really use bait casting rods, but one of my favorite down rigger rods for trout is an Eagle Claw that cost about $29. If I could only keep one rod, I would keep this one over the more expense La...
by LDUBS
12 Nov 2019, 20:27
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Jon Boat Downrigger Mounts

I have to admit I was kind of scratching my head until I saw that in addition to the clamps you have them strapped to the inside of the hull. Out of curiosity, why did you include the piece of angle on the inboard side of the mounting plate? It looks like you are using Chamberlain releases. I've sur...
by LDUBS
12 Nov 2019, 20:07
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Beer holders that the fish can eat. About time.
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Beer holders that the fish can eat. About time.

This is terrific. I would love to see every kind of plastic trash disappear. Since so many people seem OK with tossing stuff on the ground or in the water, this looks like a great alternative. Maybe they can start making bags out of this stuff.
by LDUBS
12 Nov 2019, 20:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 17
Views: 263

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

I keep one in the pick-up too. Bought it at Costco. Don't remember the name. I haven't had to use it yet and hopefully never will. But, if I ever get to the ramp and find I have a dead battery, it will hopefully do the job.
by LDUBS
12 Nov 2019, 19:47
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Ingenious ways to escape the Berlin Wall
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Ingenious ways to escape the Berlin Wall

I wonder if they still teach about the Berlin airlift in HS History.
by LDUBS
04 Nov 2019, 12:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Tracker PT 175-Adding support-angled aluminum?
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Tracker PT 175-Adding support-angled aluminum?

To the extent you can use a backer under the seat connections. Beefier the better.
by LDUBS
02 Nov 2019, 15:22
Forum: Photography & Cameras
Topic: Yesterday's Outing
Replies: 0
Views: 219

Yesterday's Outing

Posted just for fun. From yesterday. Bright sunny day. Temp was from in the 40's when I first arrived to low 70's.

Cam bank 11-1.jpg
cam morning 11-1.jpg
Cam wake 11-1.jpg
by LDUBS
01 Nov 2019, 19:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14'v bottom or 15/42 jon?
Replies: 4
Views: 207

14'v bottom or 15/42 jon?

I had a 15' Klamath Advantage before. I'm 6-4 & 250#. Took it to Berryessa, Camanche, & Pardee as well as the Delta out of Antioch. Pretty stable. But the big difference is I wasn't bass fishing. Mostly trolling for trout (or couple of times casting or trolling for salmon in the delta). So the actio...
by LDUBS
31 Oct 2019, 15:25
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 1042

UPDATE! Maybe tin no more

X2 on the suggestion for an electric winch. I have the "short" side bunks like the ones shown in your pic. For the ramps I use, the side bunks are never so far in the water that the boat will float over them. Result is when I snug up the bow eye and pull the boat out it has no option but to settle n...
by LDUBS
31 Oct 2019, 15:15
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 12' Aluminum Sea King Renovation
Replies: 21
Views: 4428

12' Aluminum Sea King Renovation

I am (besides being a little late to the conversation) extremely impressed with the creativity of the work on this boat. Being a retired mechanical engineer, I am particularly impressed with the "field" engineered from available stuff motor. Done a few things myself that generated more than one "WH...