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by Scott F
12 Jul 2019, 15:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Guide on posts
Replies: 14
Views: 220

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: 116

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.
by Scott F
28 Jun 2019, 13:57
Forum: Electrical
Topic: On Board Battery Chargers
Replies: 6
Views: 307

Re: On Board Battery Chargers

I don’t believe there are any chargers that are 100% reliable. The Promariner charger I had didn’t last 2 seasons. I’ve tried various cheap chargers in the past and they all failed. I’m on a Minn Kota now. Keeping my fingers crossed the $300 I spent will not be wasted.
by Scott F
17 Jun 2019, 21:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trolling Motor Mount
Replies: 3
Views: 321

Re: Trolling Motor Mount

Whatever you do, make sure it is VERY secure. I had a welder, weld a piece of aluminum to the deck and the top rail for me to bolt the motor to. Another friend used wood to secure his. He hit a rock with the motor and it ripped the wood right off the decking. There is a lot of torque when the motor ...
by Scott F
29 May 2019, 09:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: fuel tank options
Replies: 6
Views: 363

Re: fuel tank options

A 3 gallon tank is pretty small. I’d go with at least a 6 gallon.
by Scott F
13 May 2019, 17:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Added some short term lure/tool storage today
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Added some short term lure/tool storage today

Any tool I use when fishing stays attached to me at all times when fishing. My line cutters are connected to a retractor that is pinned to my shirt. I use locking clamp hemostats to remove hooks from fish and I clamp them to my shirt. I hang a fishing towel on a shower curtain ring from my belt. I n...
by Scott F
10 May 2019, 12:08
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: PLEASE READ - FORUM SOFTWARE UPGRADE
Replies: 15
Views: 1972

PLEASE READ - FORUM SOFTWARE UPGRADE

Virtually all modern software for forums is set up for mobile use. No matter which one is used, there is always a learning curve while everyone adapts.
by Scott F
06 May 2019, 10:00
Forum: Jet Boat Projects
Topic: Boat size for 1992 50/35 Johnson
Replies: 6
Views: 793

Boat size for 1992 50/35 Johnson

I’ve got a 50/35 Tohatsu on my 1648. The maximum speed on my gps running downstream was 24mph. That was with 2 men, a trolling motor with 2 batteries, and full tank of gas. No livewell in the boat or a ton of gear in storage compartments. The maximum hp rating on the boat is 35.
by Scott F
20 Apr 2019, 10:06
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?
Replies: 25
Views: 2440

Is the 2nd Gen Terrova really THAT bad?

Bluetooth is just the way the remotes communicate with the unit. GPS does not depend on Bluetooth
by Scott F
20 Apr 2019, 10:04
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery life without a charging system
Replies: 19
Views: 1327

Battery life without a charging system

2-3 hours with a 27lb trolling motor tells me your battery was not charged or was going bad. I used to have a 55lb thrust motor with 2 depth finders on A 17 foot glass boat and could run all day and the battery wasn’t used up. The batteries usually last 4-5 years. What kind of charger are you using ...
by Scott F
16 Mar 2019, 13:19
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer Hub Washer
Replies: 6
Views: 553

Trailer Hub Washer

I’ve been servicing the bearings on my boat trailers for over 30 years. My axles don’t have a key slot so a normal, SST washer is all that has ever been on my hubs.
by Scott F
08 Mar 2019, 20:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Movable transducer bracket
Replies: 6
Views: 573

Movable transducer bracket

I use a scrap piece of 1x2 and a C clamp. Total cost, if you don’t have a C clamp laying around, about $2
by Scott F
15 Feb 2019, 19:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Placement of Bow-Mounted Trolling Motor?
Replies: 10
Views: 634

Placement of Bow-Mounted Trolling Motor?

If it was me, I'd never secure the motor with bolts and riv nuts. There is a substantial amount of torque the motor will apply to the nuts and even more if you ever run into anything. The bolts will pull the riv nuts right off the deck. Your really need to find another way to bolt the motor down.
by Scott F
28 Jan 2019, 11:22
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: I’m done with this cold weather
Replies: 42
Views: 1952

I’m done with this cold weather

The real cold hasn’t even started yet. The high temp in Chicago on Wednesday is predicted to be -15. The low will be -25. I don’t care who you are, that’s cold.
by Scott F
30 Nov 2018, 16:44
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Garmin vs Lorance
Replies: 25
Views: 1894

Garmin vs Lorance

I don't keep up with the current models. It's so hard as they change so frequently. I replaced my relatively new Lowrance models a couple of years ago with Garmins because the Garmins did not require me to spend hundreds of extra dollars to buy map chips. The built in high def maps on the Garmin's w...