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by 1960 yellowboat
01 Nov 2019, 09:26
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 955

UPDATE! Maybe tin no more

Thanks! It's solved 50% of my problems. Step 2 is the front deck, which might be a matter of carpeting or a spongy vinyl. Only major issue is the console that takes up deck place. I might be better off getting a different boat. O.K. then, the electric winch solved 50% of your problems. Here's the o...
by 1960 yellowboat
31 Oct 2019, 11:24
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 955

UPDATE! Maybe tin no more

Harbor Freight sells an electric winch with a wireless remote for around $60. Mount it in place of the hand winch and then it's a breeze to retrieve the boat. You can line the boat up with a boat hook and let the winch do the work.
by 1960 yellowboat
30 Oct 2019, 14:17
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: UPDATE! Maybe tin no more
Replies: 37
Views: 955

UPDATE! Maybe tin no more

This may sound crazy but how about a paddle boat with an electric trolling motor and wheels attached to the stern? The kind with a bimini top
by 1960 yellowboat
29 Oct 2019, 16:34
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Where do you keep your Boat?
Replies: 15
Views: 409

Where do you keep your Boat?

In the backyard, covered with a tarp.
Takes just a minute to hook er up and go fishing, 365 days of the year sometimes.
Not the fishing, just the availability
by 1960 yellowboat
29 Oct 2019, 16:19
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Casting Decks
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Casting Decks

Maybe i'M old fashioned or just nuts,,,,,,,,, but,,,,,,,,,,,,,, What is the facination here with putting casting decks on the bow of fishing boats? Most of the threads here deal with this subject, well, a lot of them anyway. Why do you take a perfectly stable 14 to 16 foot tin boat with plenty of fr...
by 1960 yellowboat
27 Oct 2019, 15:26
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Motorguide xi3
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Motorguide xi3

They are made in Tulsa Oklahoma
Hooray! USA made!
by 1960 yellowboat
27 Oct 2019, 15:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?
Replies: 11
Views: 412

3 gal or 6 gal tank for 15hp 4 stroke?

I also ran a 25 HP on a 15' boat with a 3 gallon tank. While I trolled for hours and never ran it empty, it was always in the back of my mind. On larger lakes I had a spare gallon just in case. So, I guess if it were me and I had the room I would opt for the larger tank. PS: I guess one nice thing ...
by 1960 yellowboat
25 Oct 2019, 11:24
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Navigation lights?
Replies: 10
Views: 1041

Navigation lights?

First of all, I'm extremely cheap! So,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I got 3 free led flashlights from Harbor Freight and put red and green mylar over the lenes for the bow and put one on a piece of pvc for the stern ans thats it. A u clamp to put the bow lights on and a threaded base for the stern. Even i...
by 1960 yellowboat
25 Oct 2019, 10:48
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything
Replies: 20
Views: 864

1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything

Just a guess. I'm not a OMC mechanic and I don't play one on T V But if you have gearcase oil oozing out behind the prop and down the skeg, you may have a bad seal that dried out from all that sitting. Take a break. Grab your gear and head out to the Wisconsin River with some leeches,{ no not your b...
by 1960 yellowboat
25 Oct 2019, 09:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything
Replies: 20
Views: 864

1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything

Well, here's my idea for the holes. This may sound like a simple, dumb idea but why not just hook up your garden hose and squirt water into the boat from the outside holes? That will tell you where it's going. I'm thinking that the one in the back was for a bilge pump and the others for live wells. ...
by 1960 yellowboat
24 Oct 2019, 12:58
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything
Replies: 20
Views: 864

1988 Alumacraft Pro17 - needs pretty much everything

Now I'm certainly no expert on anything, but you got one HELL of a nice boat for $200! That motor looks to be in good shape too. I'd keep it. 70 horse Johnson is a good motor. I'd go over it and run it. A new yamaha 90 is around $7500. In this day and age 2 strokes have limited resale value but OMC ...
by 1960 yellowboat
22 Oct 2019, 14:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)
Replies: 9
Views: 215

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. I used to wear shorts when I fished the North Aurora da...
by 1960 yellowboat
21 Oct 2019, 16:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)
Replies: 9
Views: 215

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

Yeppers!
Down here in "god's Waiting Room" I've worn that style as my standard summer fishin kit too
by 1960 yellowboat
10 Oct 2019, 11:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 220

fuel tank

All the new EPA mandated gas tanks no longer have a vent to the outside air. Regardless of brand. In the hot summer sun, they cause the fuel vapor to expand and the tank "blows up like a balloon" Inside the tank, pressure builds up and fuel is forced out the line fittings and into the engine. You ma...
by 1960 yellowboat
06 Oct 2019, 07:24
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Best way to clean water film off motor?
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Best way to clean water film off motor?

i use turtle wax, cleaner wax. every 3 months or so.
wax your motor!
keep it looking new