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by overboard
16 Jun 2019, 22:35
Forum: Motors
Topic: Is a 4hp a waste of time for me?
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Is a 4hp a waste of time for me?

A 4hp will get you there, SLOWLY, should be good for trolling. I have a 4.5 kicker on a 17' StarCraft and it will get me from point A to point B, just takes a bit longer. IMO, f that's all you can afford it will serve it's purpose until you can afford a 9.9.
by overboard
14 Jun 2019, 22:11
Forum: Electrical
Topic: mk or mg?
Replies: 3
Views: 193

Re: mk or mg?

If there is an authorized factory repair facility near you, that could be a factor in choosing one over the other, other than that you would probably be happy with either brand.
by overboard
14 Jun 2019, 21:54
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?

I usually fish mine off downriggers, lever up and in freespool until I get to desired depth, push lever down and set the poles in the rod holders and reel up the slack and put tension on the line. Star drag on the handle is set at desired setting, and when a fish hits just reel it in just like any o...
by overboard
14 Jun 2019, 16:24
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?

This one that says; oil, correct?
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That should be it, turn it counter clockwise a little at a time and see if it starts to let line spool out freely.
As Dalett suggested, add a bit of oil if you remove it completely, and don't lose the spring!
by overboard
14 Jun 2019, 10:06
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Traffic circles (Roundabouts) cause tornadoes
Replies: 7
Views: 273

Re: Traffic circles (Roundabouts) cause tornadoes

That guy is way off base, everyone knows that PA tornadoes are caused by those darn airplanes circling the airports while in a holding pattern! :roll: :lol:
by overboard
13 Jun 2019, 17:30
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: Free spooling option on Penn level wind reel?

That big leaver is for reeling or for free spool, the smooth button that moves side to side is the clicker. Look for a knurled knob/knobs on the reel, they can be turned clockwise or counterclockwise to either tighten or loosen the tension on the free spool function, or look for a slotted screw with...
by overboard
25 May 2019, 12:11
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Bicycle fishing
Replies: 5
Views: 264

Re: Bicycle fishing

I've used a bicycle for both hunting and fishing instead of walking into those spots. For fishing, I rigged up a piece of PVC pipe with a notch in it to hold the reel handle in place and zip tied it to the side of a plastic milk crate that I also zip tied to a small bicycle rack that I had on the ba...
by overboard
24 May 2019, 10:29
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: I hit a rock and didn't like it.
Replies: 6
Views: 255

Re: I hit a rock and didn't like it.

I wouldn't like that either, damaging the jet foot is one thing, damaging the hull is another. I run a river that's loaded with rocks in riffles, just a matter of time!
by overboard
12 May 2019, 19:02
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Coca-Cola Orange and Vanilla
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Coca-Cola Orange and Vanilla

It's still around here in NE PA, sometimes it's hard to find but right now it's readily available at different places in our area.
by overboard
12 May 2019, 10:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Coca-Cola Orange and Vanilla
Replies: 11
Views: 393

Coca-Cola Orange and Vanilla

Not a Coke or Pepsi drinker either, cola of choice is RC.
by overboard
14 Apr 2019, 07:45
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Welding
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Welding

I can't weld and seem to have small projects here and there that need welding, I do have a couple of buddies that can weld and they take care of what I need. Without those buddies I would have bought a welder a long time ago and learned to weld, very useful to have when needed.
by overboard
08 Apr 2019, 14:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: DIY anchor!
Replies: 17
Views: 803

DIY anchor!

Thanks, I was looking at those special mounts, thinking about fabricating something similar just to nest the anchor in it.
by overboard
07 Apr 2019, 09:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: DIY anchor!
Replies: 17
Views: 803

DIY anchor!

Nice fabrication job. I also carry a Danforth style anchor. I lost one once that got hopelessly tangled in some underwater timber. Having that break-away set-up might have saved my anchor. Thanks That's why I wanted to try some type of anchor that I could maybe retrieve if hung up. I may try a diff...
by overboard
06 Apr 2019, 19:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: DIY anchor!
Replies: 17
Views: 803

DIY anchor!

for me it depends on the flow and what section of river i'm fishing.late spring after freshet it's still ripping pretty fast. the lower fraser has more bottom junk and a slow flow and is also tidal,the upper sections have more sand and rock and faster flow.i use more cable ties on the rode dependin...
by overboard
06 Apr 2019, 07:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: DIY anchor!
Replies: 17
Views: 803

DIY anchor!

I was hoping for something to hold the boat when I hook into something over 8 inches! :lol: When I saw this design the Fraser and a few other rivers were also mentioned where guys use them. I normally use a pyramid shaped anchor that works fairly well, the round fluked river anchor also works for th...