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by Scott F
14 Sep 2019, 15:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydrofoil
Replies: 16
Views: 371

Re: Hydrofoil

If you over trim the motor, the boat will porpoise. Just trim the motor down until it doesn’t porpoise anymore. If it costs you a little bit of speed, you’ll have to live with it. No need to add trim tabs. The point of a hydrofoil is to help get an underpowered boat on plane quicker. It also lets yo...
by Scott F
11 Sep 2019, 22:31
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Value Jet/Jon
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Value Jet/Jon

Didn't need any kind of splash plate. The Tohatsu works very well. I had it on a Towee skiff with the big tiller when I bought it but the Towee was too narrow for me and the motor was too large. Converted the tiller to a console to balance the new 16x48. Goes about 24mph with 3 batteries, a 24v trol...
by Scott F
11 Sep 2019, 12:50
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Value Jet/Jon
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Value Jet/Jon

I have a 16x48 jon with a Tohatsu 50/35 jet that I had custom built, put on a console, a custom heavy duty anchor and several other features. I briefly tried to sell it after owning it for only one season for $5,000 less than I had in it with zero inquiries from Craigslist. You'll have to get lucky ...
by Scott F
07 Sep 2019, 19:27
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: trolling crankbaits to catch fish
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: trolling crankbaits to catch fish

Every lure has a speed at which it runs best. Too slow, and it won't reach maximum depth. Too fast, and it breaks loose and runs on it's side or spins. Most run best between 1.5 and 3.5 mph. 5-10 mph is way too fast for nearly every crankbait. If you troll for long periods with the TM, you better ha...
by Scott F
07 Sep 2019, 12:22
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: trolling crankbaits to catch fish
Replies: 8
Views: 121

Re: trolling crankbaits to catch fish

Depth control while trolling will help put more fish in the boat. A couple of things to know. If you have enough line out, the position of the rod has no effect on how deep the lure runs. You can hold the rod over your head, or push it in the water up to the reel, and the lure will run at the depth ...
by Scott F
31 Aug 2019, 08:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Tm lay down?
Replies: 5
Views: 319

Re: Tm lay down?

How and why you stow it the way you do would have to depend on what kind of boat you have and how the TM is mounted. On my jon boat, I keep the prop toward the center of the boat because if is on the outside, it catches on the trailer guides when launching and putting the boat back on the trailer.
by Scott F
17 Aug 2019, 16:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Must add items for onboard tool boxes.
Replies: 11
Views: 418

Re: Must add items for onboard tool boxes.

Volt meter.
by Scott F
13 Aug 2019, 09:41
Forum: Motors
Topic: EPA gas tanks
Replies: 11
Views: 398

Re: EPA gas tanks

Unless you're traveling 20 miles, you don't need 6 gallons of gas. That Tohatsu just sips fuel compared the old 2 stroke motors. About half the usage on average. What I found with mine (25hp) is that with a 6 gal tank, the fuel gets stale before I used it up so I switched to a 3.3 gal tank; and sti...
by Scott F
09 Aug 2019, 09:01
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Any way to just use one fish finder instead of two?
Replies: 6
Views: 327

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

I think you’d find that moving a unit from front to back is way more trouble and it’s worth the cost to have two depth finders. Nearly all of them can be disconnected to move, but you’d still need two mounting brackets and two transducers. They also couldn’t really be considered “quick” disconnect. ...
by Scott F
25 Jul 2019, 18:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Sizing a Trolling Motor
Replies: 11
Views: 515

Re: Sizing a Trolling Motor

If you will be dealing with current, I’d go with an 80 lb thrust, 24 volt unit. On flat water, a 55 lb thrust unit will move the boat. I had a 55 for years and it was alright, but I’m so glad I upgraded to the 80. I had times with the 55 when the wind was blowing and I had to start the big engine be...
by Scott F
21 Jul 2019, 14:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 12 volt vs 24 volt
Replies: 24
Views: 971

Re: 12 volt vs 24 volt

I’ve got a 24 volt, 80 lb thrust Terrova, and in strong current, my 16x48 jon, sometimes, will not even move upstream against the current. I had a 12 volt model on my old boat and it just wasn’t strong enough. The extra battery does take up some room, but I’m not one that has or needs a ton of stora...
by Scott F
20 Jul 2019, 21:42
Forum: Photography & Cameras
Topic: Pic of Birds
Replies: 8
Views: 555

Re: Pic of Birds

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by Scott F
19 Jul 2019, 22:20
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: New boat build - 1648 Grizzly with 60/40 Jet
Replies: 14
Views: 889

Re: New boat build - 1648 Grizzly with 60/40 Jet

I’m curious as to where you plan to put a drivers seat. The big tiller is pretty long and the normal seat position will prevent you from steering to the left. Last year, I got a similar sized boat but converted the tiller to console steer because of that and other issues My motor is lighter than the...
by Scott F
12 Jul 2019, 15:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Guide on posts
Replies: 14
Views: 649

Re: Guide on posts

Don't need them with a flat bottomed boat - dunno if that's what you're working with or not. I've got a flat bottom boat and it would be nearly impossible to get my boat centered correctly on the trailer without them. I launch and trailer in rivers and the current. The guides keep the boat on the r...
by Scott F
11 Jul 2019, 09:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Repairing split seam on livewell- 5200, Gluvit, Totalboat leak sealer?
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: Repairing split seam on livewell- 5200, Gluvit, Totalboat leak sealer?

I know most guys here are DIY guys, but if it was my boat, and the leaking seam was somewhat accessible, I’d take it to a guy who could weld aluminum and do a permanent fix.