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by eshaw
16 Aug 2019, 16:58
Forum: Motors
Topic: Swing away helm
Replies: 4
Views: 339

Swing away helm

Doesn't look overly difficult. One thing I don't like about it is the break away feature.
by eshaw
15 Aug 2019, 21:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat

I put down foam insulation and then covered it with a sheet of aluminum that was riveted in place. You can go over it with hydro turf. It'll look good, last and is not going to burn you when you touch it and shields you from the suns reflection. What size floor did you have and where and how much w...
by eshaw
12 Aug 2019, 19:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat
Replies: 16
Views: 853

Rubber or Foam Flooring for Jon Boat

I put down foam insulation and then covered it with a sheet of aluminum that was riveted in place. You can go over it with hydro turf. It'll look good, last and is not going to burn you when you touch it and shields you from the suns reflection.
by eshaw
10 Aug 2019, 17:40
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Transom ladder
Replies: 5
Views: 465

Transom ladder

I don't remember the brand but they make one that attaches to a jack plate if you have one of those.
by eshaw
09 Aug 2019, 19:57
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Any way to just use one fish finder instead of two?
Replies: 6
Views: 476

Any way to just use one fish finder instead of two?

I did like Scott F suggested and just put mine on a swivel mount, works for me. I admit it, I'm frugal.
by eshaw
09 Aug 2019, 19:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: CC V SC
Replies: 5
Views: 442

CC V SC

Well, I think it all depends on what you want and how you use your boat. I have a 16' jon boat with a center console. My boat originally came with a tiller engine on it and no console. I tried a side console first and it was ok but I got tired of water spray and didn't care for the "line of sight" w...
by eshaw
05 Aug 2019, 19:40
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer lenght
Replies: 11
Views: 1610

Trailer lenght

You could always extend the tongue.
by eshaw
24 Jul 2019, 18:30
Forum: Motors
Topic: Good article about servicing small engines
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Good article about servicing small engines

I don't know what got ethanol usage going to begin with but if I were to guess I'd say it was supposed to reduce reliance on imported oil. I know the farmers are for it because it subsidizes their crops.
by eshaw
23 Jul 2019, 19:07
Forum: Motors
Topic: Good article about servicing small engines
Replies: 16
Views: 1116

Good article about servicing small engines

Moral of story, don't use ethanol in your small engines unless you're using it up all at one time.
by eshaw
09 Jun 2019, 10:17
Forum: Electrical
Topic: GPS Shuts off when starting gas motor UPDATE WITH SPECS
Replies: 21
Views: 2084

GPS Shuts off when starting gas motor UPDATE WITH SPECS

Just a suggestion from a novice, but why couldn't he just install a small 12v battery like comes on a riding mower for power to the FF?
by eshaw
08 Jun 2019, 13:12
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring fuel gage
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Wiring fuel gage

I think one other thing I may try is to hook up the positive to a switch on my relay panel instead of tying it into the ignition switch. I have two outboards on my boat so this may be the easiest approach unless someone can tell me why it wouldn't work? This would save me from having to tie into two...
by eshaw
08 Jun 2019, 11:26
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring fuel gage
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Wiring fuel gage

Thanks. I had no idea what brand that sender is! Looks like a Moeller fits the bill though.
by eshaw
07 Jun 2019, 18:43
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring fuel gage
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Wiring fuel gage

I need some assistance fellas. I got a larger tank for my boat and it has a fuel sender mounted in it. I have a small fuel gage that I'd like to mount in my helm and use it to monitor the gas but I don't know how to wire it up. Any help would be appreciated. I included a couple of pics of the gage a...
by eshaw
22 May 2019, 08:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 6061 T6 .100 for deck questions
Replies: 10
Views: 732

6061 T6 .100 for deck questions

I wouldn't go any thinner than .100 and would use ,125 myself. 18 inches is a good span and you'll want the extra thickness. It's going to depend on how much weight you have to support also. I don't think you need to anneal it. I wouldn't go beyond the 90^ bend though or it will crack out. If you us...
by eshaw
17 May 2019, 11:53
Forum: Bowfishing
Topic: Maybe bowfishing
Replies: 5
Views: 1218

Maybe bowfishing

I use lever bows like the Oneida and love them. I do lots of bow fishing though so I can justify the cost of them. Both of mine, an Osprey and a Stealth were bought used because they're kind of pricey new. They're almost an infinitely adjustable bow and can be tailored to almost any type of shooting...