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by bgeddes
09 Oct 2014, 21:19
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Holsclaw Trailer info
Replies: 2
Views: 882

Holsclaw Trailer info

I have a Holsclaw, a '59 Model. I too have found very little info on them. It seems Holsclaw made good, albeit, pricey trailers, and they were not so popular.

https://www.fiberglassics.com/library/Holsclaw
by bgeddes
13 Aug 2014, 00:17
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Deep cycle battery sizes
Replies: 14
Views: 1214

Deep cycle battery sizes

You don't need 40# thrust on a kayak. I've used a 17# thrust motor on a kayak and that was probably overkill. That is good news though, smaller trolling motor means smaller battery for the same run time.
by bgeddes
16 Jul 2014, 23:54
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Lowrance announces outboard pilot.
Replies: 6
Views: 905

Lowrance announces outboard pilot.

They use these on pretty good sized sailboats, and they will tie into most newer GPS units. If you were steering and outboard under about 25 hp i'd bet one of these would work.


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by bgeddes
15 Jul 2014, 22:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: where to put batteries on electric only tin boat?
Replies: 3
Views: 530

where to put batteries on electric only tin boat?

My boat (a 12'er) sits poorly in the water with me, the 55# trolling motor and 2 deep cycles in the back. After adding some length to the motor wires and putting the batteries in the middle of the boat (just ahead of the middle seat) the boat performs much better. Your boat may be heavier, or weight...
by bgeddes
10 Jul 2014, 22:56
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: I'm an idiot!
Replies: 4
Views: 746

I'm an idiot!

A while back a got a screaming deal on a late 90's Nissan 8hp 2 stroke motor. As it was on a sailboat, and the previous owners told me it was a long shaft, I figured it was. Tape measure said it was just a bit over 21" to the prop shaft. So today's plan was to build a engine stand for the 'long shaf...
by bgeddes
20 Jun 2014, 23:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: $150 yard sale find!
Replies: 38
Views: 3513

$150 yard sale find!

When you get that thing on the water and catch some tasty fish, clean a meal or twos worth and drop them off for the nice lady that sold you the boat.
by bgeddes
21 May 2014, 23:51
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling motor battery?
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Trolling motor battery?

They probably dropped it into a car and it will only last them a few hard starts. Hopefully, when it dies, it is the time the thieves need it the most, and justice finds them....
by bgeddes
05 Apr 2014, 23:37
Forum: Electrical
Topic: CB radio
Replies: 3
Views: 457

CB radio

It's your boat, add whatever you'd like to it. That is the beauty of this site and the concept behind it. Without knowing where you live and what water you'll be enjoying, know that salt water is nasty to most things not built specifically to be on a boat. CB's, Scanners, and Ham radios can all pay ...
by bgeddes
04 Apr 2014, 00:14
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 24 volt trolling motor circuit breaker connection
Replies: 9
Views: 947

24 volt trolling motor circuit breaker connection

This thread has gone a bit silly, so let's get back to reality. ZZZ, The circuit breaker does two things, it protects your high dollar trolling motor in the event something goes terribly wrong, and it protects the wire. Prudent and safe practice is to install a quality breaker very near the battery,...
by bgeddes
30 Mar 2014, 22:52
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling motor swap
Replies: 10
Views: 548

Trolling motor swap

While I have no specific knowledge of your model of boat, I would check the size of the wire going to the original plug. The new motor will require more current and therefore may need a little larger wire. If the manufacturer offered a larger trolling motor as an option, the wires are probably big e...
by bgeddes
30 Mar 2014, 22:43
Forum: Motors
Topic: inboard conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 692

inboard conversion

For no other reason that to prove it can be done I am considering an inboard conversion of my 14' tinny. The idea would be initially use a Harbor Freight 6 hp gas engine to prove the drive train, rudder etc. and then convert it to a 10hp electric start diesel. Conceptually a centrifugal clutch (the ...
by bgeddes
30 Mar 2014, 22:16
Forum: Motors
Topic: Benefits of reverse gear or......How not to park your boat!
Replies: 4
Views: 578

Benefits of reverse gear or......How not to park your boat!

Pretty sure the backstory to that vid is that the boat in question was going to be scrapped. Quickest way to get it ashore is exactly as the captain did, get her steaming and hit the beach. Pretty good shot splitting those boats IMO.
by bgeddes
13 Oct 2013, 22:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bail-R-Matic?
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Bail-R-Matic?

I have something similar on my boat and will be replacing it in the spring. It gets clogged quite easily. If your boat stays on a mooring line there have been good reviews about this product: https://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=63254 In no way do I represent the prod...
by bgeddes
20 Sep 2013, 20:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Small survival/first aid kit for lifejacket recommendations.
Replies: 15
Views: 1121

Small survival/first aid kit for lifejacket recommendations.

A small bottle of Iodine tablets will kill almost any nasties in reasonably clean fresh water.
by bgeddes
19 Sep 2013, 22:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: NAME 5 NEED TO KNOW PEARLS OF WISDOM- beginner help
Replies: 20
Views: 1512

NAME 5 NEED TO KNOW PEARLS OF WISDOM- beginner help

Ask the mechanic that is mounting the motor on your boat to give you some basics on your new motor. Starting, both cold and warm, trimming (so the boat rides nicely across the water), and basic maintenance, shear pins and the like. Ask about flushing the motor if you are going to operate in salt wat...