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by Scott F
02 Nov 2019, 13:24
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Where do you keep your Boat?
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Where do you keep your Boat?

Have any of you heard or been a part of, a boat slip coup. It was explained to me like a condo/coup where you own the slip and have access to the rest of the marina but only own/use the slip you own. Found one here that is for sale and reasonable and would keep my boat wet all the time. Galveston B...
by Scott F
01 Nov 2019, 14:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Considering a battery just for the fish finder
Replies: 5
Views: 290

Considering a battery just for the fish finder

Pretty much the same ones I’ve been using for over 20 years to power the depth finders I use as portables.
by Scott F
30 Oct 2019, 11:43
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Bass fishing magazines??
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Bass fishing magazines??

Printed magazines are soon to be extinct. The cost of printing and mailing, the lack of paid advertising and the rapid decrease in subscribers is killing the business. Those that are still going are not much more than expanded brochures for the advertisers. The information about small time fishermen...
by Scott F
29 Oct 2019, 14:25
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Where do you keep your Boat?
Replies: 15
Views: 479

Where do you keep your Boat?

I’ve got two boats. One glass, the other tin. I have a 3 car garage. My wife’s car gets one spot, the boats get the other two. My pick-up, stays outside.
by Scott F
22 Oct 2019, 10:34
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)
Replies: 9
Views: 255

Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)

I never wear shorts or even short sleeves while fishing. Too much sun would fry me. The long, lightweight, quick dry pants I wear have always had extra pockets where I could keep my phone and I never get sunburned or, risk getting skin cancer.
by Scott F
07 Oct 2019, 19:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Console
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Console

I didn’t do it myself, but I had it done. I bought a new bare bones 16x48 and my boat dealer converted my tiller motor, made and installed a center console, a seat, a box to hold batteries and the seat and hooked everything up. $1,000 for all the parts and labor
by Scott F
19 Sep 2019, 18:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 16' aluminum family, ski, adventure boat?
Replies: 5
Views: 273

16' aluminum family, ski, adventure boat?

How much towing capacity does your van have?
by Scott F
18 Sep 2019, 12:31
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Battery charger help needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 492

Battery charger help needed.

What kind of problem do you have with “fully automatic “ chargers? The technology has come a long way since your last charger was made. Modern chargers prevent your batteries from being overcharged which will shorten their life. New chargers are more expensive but worth every penny for maintaining b...
by Scott F
14 Sep 2019, 15:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydrofoil
Replies: 16
Views: 706

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: 5
Views: 471

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: 5
Views: 471

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: 356

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: 356

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: 451

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.