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by LDUBS
20 Sep 2019, 10:15
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Decided to go finesse

senkosam wrote:
19 Sep 2019, 22:09
Here's to a great imagination and I'll leave it at that.

??? I guess you got me with that one. :roll:
by LDUBS
20 Sep 2019, 10:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14ft Welded Jon
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: 14ft Welded Jon

Klamath's 14' is a mod-V (Klamathboats.com). Northern California manufacturer so I'm not sure they would be available in your neck of the woods.
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 18:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 16' aluminum family, ski, adventure boat?
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: 16' aluminum family, ski, adventure boat?

My boat is a Gregor Sportsman made in Fresno California. I don't even know it is there when towing. Gregor also makes a 17' boat that is super wide and rated up to 80 HP. Hull weight comes in just over 1,000#. The model is called Osprey. I liked it because of the cockpit space, but opted for the ent...
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 18:24
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Trout Yesterday
Replies: 0
Views: 11

Trout Yesterday

It was yesterday morning at 3 am and I'm wide awake because of jet lag. Since I'm up I decide to hit the lake. Gently wake Mrs Ldubs to let her know I'm heading out. I am at the ramp before 6. But I didn't know the lake had a rule about no launching until 30 minutes before sunrise, so I had to wait ...
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 18:04
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Decided to go finesse

Interesting discussion. "A bird is not a part of it's diet yet bass will attack them on the surface. . . ." But birds are part of its diet. Same for swimming rodents, snakes, etc. "The first one [live prey] they instinctively know what it is; the second [artificial] not so much but strike it anyway ...
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 17:26
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: It was a very good July this year
Replies: 4
Views: 143

Re: It was a very good July this year

Doesn't the painter know that you want to go fishing? Can't he work at night and get done so you can do your thing? Some people have no appreciation for the necessities of life. Ha Ha Thanks. Fish at night duh Great job on the lmb Can't -- I go golfing at night. Saves on green fees. :LOL2:
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 17:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 16' aluminum family, ski, adventure boat?
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: 16' aluminum family, ski, adventure boat?

I think any number of lighter walkthrough windshield boats would meet your camping and family cruising needs, but I start to stumble on the water skiing part. My 18' boat is pretty light (hull weighs 750#). While it has plenty of room for the fam and fido, I think doing water skiing would be kind of...
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 16:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Center of gravity
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Center of gravity

Thanks Slimcowboy, makes sense to me.

I grew up around Valco's so they always bring fond memories. Good luck with the build.
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 16:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14ft Welded Jon
Replies: 3
Views: 68

Re: 14ft Welded Jon

If I even understand the difference, I would suspect most small utility type boats are going to be semi-V's. Not much help I'm afraid.
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 15:46
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Lake Lugano Boat Show!
Replies: 2
Views: 59

Re: Lake Lugano Boat Show!

Nope, didn't get to have any boar with red sauce. We jokingly describe our diet as the four P's: Pizza, Pasta, Panini, and Pesce. Lol.

I got to tell you jet lag is brutal the older I get.
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 15:43
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: If you haven't caught a bonefish...watch this tape.
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: If you haven't caught a bonefish...watch this tape.

I also skipped a chunk of the middle. I can't get over how crystal clear that water is. Watching the fish hit the lure and take off was terrific. I don't know much about bone fish, but wouldn't mind catching one like that.
by LDUBS
19 Sep 2019, 15:28
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Trailering g3 1548vbw
Replies: 15
Views: 374

Re: Trailering g3 1548vbw

I’m not sure what wedge would work?? I guess it depends on what your tilt mechanism looks like. Web sites should provide some guidance (I hope). I have PT&T with a single ram. I use one like in the pic below. I cut it to the correct length with a hand saw. I wish I could offer more guidance. But ab...
by LDUBS
18 Sep 2019, 00:36
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Decided to go finesse
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Decided to go finesse

I don't know. I think I might disagree. I mean, sure the fish isn't having a conscience thought process like "Gee, does that look like a shad minnow over there?". Instead, through action, noise, scent, vibration, color or a combination of those things the lure is representing something that is trigg...
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 23:41
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges

I found the product DaleH mentioned. Here is a copy of his post from another thread: "by DaleH » 19 Jun 2019, 20:05 I like and prefer LifeCaulk by BoatLife, and it too is a urethane goop like 3M 5200, but it is not a traditional caulk. It too is sandable and paintable. Their tubes last year's, where...
by LDUBS
17 Sep 2019, 23:31
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Input/Suggestions on smoothing ridges

Epoxy paste & do a fillet? It is used on think skin plywood boats. Don't know why it wouldn't work for your application. What’s an epoxy paste? Like fiberglass? It is two part epoxy with a filler to give it a thicker paste like consistency. It can be used as a gap filler. It is frequently used to m...