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by ppine
09 Aug 2019, 10:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hull thickness
Replies: 19
Views: 795

Re: Hull thickness

Are you planning on any rock crushing?
Lake boats can be built lighter than river boats.
by ppine
03 Aug 2019, 10:40
Forum: Motors
Topic: Vintage outboards
Replies: 7
Views: 435

Re: Vintage outboards

I had a 2 cylinder 6 hp Merc from 1963. It was one of the good ones made in Wisconsin and black and chrome. It was quiet and started on 1-2 pulls. I used it on a wood drift boat. That was a great engine. I had an old Johnsonn long shaft on a sail boat at Lake Tahoe. It was around a 1973 model and an...
by ppine
03 Aug 2019, 10:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: motors on canoes
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: motors on canoes

Square stern canoes have been a round for a long time. They are better designed than regular canoes for use with a motor, and can usually handle up to around 5 hp. The problem is that the motor is right behind you making it awkward to steer. A side mount actually is easier to operate. Most regular c...
by ppine
03 Aug 2019, 10:25
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: What type of knife?
Replies: 38
Views: 1656

Re: What type of knife?

I mostly use filet knives. Some are famous made in Finland with leather sheaths. Some are stainless with plastic sheaths. I like Mora knives, which is what most commercial fishermen use. I cannot imagine using a clunky Leatherman tool or a Swiss Army knive to clean fish.
by ppine
25 Jul 2019, 18:25
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Over the waterfall in a raft...six guys in Pennsylvania
Replies: 5
Views: 416

Re: Over the waterfall in a raft...six guys in Pennsylvania

It is quite common now for kayakers to go over some very high waterfalls. Some rafters think it is a good idea. I have never understood the attraction. There is a perfect keeper hydraulic at the base of a steep waterfall. The people in the video probably went deep enough to be flushed out the bottom...
by ppine
25 Jul 2019, 18:17
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: TOWING WITH FWD
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: TOWING WITH FWD

Coarse gravel is a terrible surface to try to load a large boat, especially if the beach is steep. There is no doubt that deflating the tires helps, especially on sand, but I doubt if it would have helped in this case.
by ppine
13 Jul 2019, 10:32
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: TOWING WITH FWD
Replies: 11
Views: 1180

Re: TOWING WITH FWD

Depends. Unless you are towing a really light boat under 14 feet or so, you need a better tow vehicle. Last fall I lost power and ended up going ashore at a place far from the boat ramp. I got my one ton Ford diesel down to the beach which was gravel. I was careful not to back the rear wheels in ver...
by ppine
13 Jul 2019, 10:24
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: So I hit a log yesterday...
Replies: 24
Views: 1158

Re: So I hit a log yesterday...

Some lakes have plenty of hazards, but the water is clear and you can see em. I would not go back there. In the 1960s I was on a multi-day family trip in an 25 foot Chris Craft. We hit a log buried in the mud. It mangled the prop and bent the drive shaft on the Chevy 283 inboard. We got towed to a m...
by ppine
31 May 2019, 19:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Who Builds Better Tins?
Replies: 19
Views: 1961

Re: Who Builds Better Tins?

I would rather have an older even beat up welded aluminum boat with a windshield than a brand new riveted boat. Outboards make everything better. Four strokes are hard to beat, especially the Japanese ones. I like a canvas top and side curtain and plenty of depth, at least 25 inches of freeboard. So...
by ppine
31 May 2019, 19:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: fishing partner
Replies: 21
Views: 1614

Re: fishing partner

People always ask if I have a second rod stamp. You bet, one for me and one for my dog. As my friends have aged they have gotten wimpy. Last week we are set up to go and the guy says it might rain and he doesn't want to go out in a boat. People are goofy about going out on the water. They seem afrai...
by ppine
31 May 2019, 19:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Show me your cooler setups in your boats
Replies: 46
Views: 3381

Re: Show me your cooler setups in your boats

I have a small Igloo marine cooler around 28 quarts for lunch and a couple of beverages near the transom where it is not in the way.
In the bow I have a regular 60 quart Igloo marine cooler for keeping fish. It is secured to the bow rails with a couple of bungee cords.
by ppine
31 May 2019, 18:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Help! Crack in hull
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Help! Crack in hull

I would not mess around with structural issues with a boat. Strip the paint off the area in question and have it welded by someone who is good with aluminum. Many good welders have little experience with welding aluminum.
by ppine
31 May 2019, 18:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Question regarding paint
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Question regarding paint

People seem to have a lot of anxiety about painting aluminum.
For a fishing boat, there is no need to get exotic and use epoxy paint for instance.
Priming is important. I have had good success using Rustoleum rattle can enamel and and also applying quality marine enamel with a brush.
by ppine
31 May 2019, 18:52
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Personal Best
Replies: 12
Views: 1157

Re: Personal Best

Way to go man. Looks like a rainbow hen.
I have been able to catch a lot of good rainbows, and tear up some equipment, but I have yet to break the 5 pound barrier.
by ppine
11 May 2019, 14:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Painting an aluminum boat help
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Painting an aluminum boat help

There is no need to go back to bare aluminum if the old paint still has good adherence.
Get the barnacles off, sand it and get the oil and grease off and paint it.
I have done some body work on a 19 foot boat and had good succes with rattle cans on a clean, smooth surface.