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by BigTerp
22 Jan 2020, 09:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum Frame Question
Replies: 11
Views: 87

Aluminum Frame Question

So rivetting the vertical supports wouldnt be a good idea? Like if i use a 1/8th angle for vetical support, rivvetting the top and bottom wouldnt be good to secure it? All of my supports/frame is riveted together with closed end blind rivets. My floor and deck extension are riveted to the supports/...
by BigTerp
22 Jan 2020, 09:09
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R
Replies: 8
Views: 70

Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R

jethro wrote:
21 Jan 2020, 14:43
On my small boat I run the trolling motor off the same battery as my finders and it's not a problem at all.
Same with me. Zero interference on my sonar (Helix 5 SI) powering it off the same battery as my TM.
by BigTerp
21 Jan 2020, 14:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum Frame Question
Replies: 11
Views: 87

Aluminum Frame Question

So you only used the 1/4 thickness angle for the main frame of the boat and built off that? What did you use for the "extra support" ? Like what sort of vertical support did you use if you used the 1/4 angle? And for the floor and deck? Did you do coosa or plywood over the sheet? Im doing a sub flo...
by BigTerp
21 Jan 2020, 09:41
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R
Replies: 8
Views: 70

Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R

You could run your accessories off of one of the group 31's and save the weight of adding a third battery. On my 1648 I run a 24V, 74# Minn Kota Maxxum using 2 Everstart group 27 batteries. I also pull of each battery independently for 12V for stereo, bilge pump x 2, LED nav lights, LED interior lig...
by BigTerp
21 Jan 2020, 09:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum Frame Question
Replies: 11
Views: 87

Aluminum Frame Question

I used 1" x 1" x 1/4" angle to frame the floor and front deck extension on my 1648. The floor and deck are .125" sheet. All plenty sturdy with the proper support between the framing. I added extra support around my captains seat and bow deck pin mount base using angle for the captains seat and squar...
by BigTerp
27 Dec 2019, 10:16
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 6/2 duplex marine wire
Replies: 9
Views: 339

6/2 duplex marine wire

I got all my electrical supplies from Tinned Marine Wire when I did my boat several years ago. High quality stuff. They have really nice terminal connections and lugs as well. Zero complaints in the 6 or so years since I wired up my boat. $2.84 per foot for the 6/2 AWG https://tinnedmarinewire.com/w...
by BigTerp
27 Dec 2019, 09:55
Forum: CONTESTS - GIVEAWAYS - TOURNAMENTS
Topic: Team Daiwa Hat
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Team Daiwa Hat

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by BigTerp
26 Nov 2019, 10:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 33
Views: 1845

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

With most travel trailers you are able to charge the batteries through the 7 prong trailer wiring connection. On my truck ('07 F-150) there was a specific relay you needed to pop into the fuse panel of the truck to accomplish this. I would run the refrigerator while towing on 12V power, and the char...
by BigTerp
26 Nov 2019, 10:31
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ladders... I'm using ladders.
Replies: 17
Views: 1335

Ladders... I'm using ladders.

maintenanceguy wrote:
26 Nov 2019, 08:09
Don't try this at home.
Or in a boat where you could fall in and drown.
by BigTerp
13 Nov 2019, 09:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 33
Views: 1845

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

I have two. One for my truck/boat and the other for my wife's car. It has saved me twice. Once when my truck battery was dead. It started my 5.4 liter V8 several times that day until I could get to Auto Zone for a new battery. Also saved a day of fishing when after I got everything unloaded and read...
by BigTerp
03 Oct 2019, 09:52
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Shucks, they were wrong AGAIN. Steak on the grill is OK.
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Shucks, they were wrong AGAIN. Steak on the grill is OK.

Grill is over rated. I only do sous vide steaks finished in a cast iron skillet now. Easier and 10x better. Sent from my SM-G973U using Tapatalk This. Although I do finish my sous vide meats over charcoal from time to time when I feel like messing with it. If you like steaks sous vide, try thick cu...
by BigTerp
30 Sep 2019, 08:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Sizing a Trolling Motor
Replies: 15
Views: 1340

Sizing a Trolling Motor

I have 2 group 27 deep cycles (WalMart Everstarts) setup just like you are describing. I run a 24V 74# MK Maxxum with the 2 batteries in series and then pull 12V off each battery for other accessories and to crank my outboard. Have only ever had issues once where the battery wouldn't crank the outbo...
by BigTerp
06 Sep 2019, 10:15
Forum: Electrical
Topic: extending trolling motor cables.
Replies: 8
Views: 1301

extending trolling motor cables. Cables running hot

Just joined the forum. Hello! Fairly new to owning a boat and I've already found answers to several questions here. The question now is about hot cables so this looks like a good place to start. Got a hand-me-down Trolling Motor from a friend. Took it out yesterday for a check out and the head AND ...
by BigTerp
27 Aug 2019, 08:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How do you screw/mount things to aluminum (such as seat base)?
Replies: 4
Views: 617

How do you screw/mount things to aluminum (such as seat base)?

For something like a seat base and really anything for that matter you need it to be mounted solidly and that usually means that you will need some kind of backing. A thicker piece of aluminum say 1/4" plate, drill through it and bolt through it using SS bolts. I am assuming you are referring to mo...
by BigTerp
20 Aug 2019, 09:46
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: To much boat for my vehicle?
Replies: 9
Views: 868

To much boat for my vehicle?

Great advice BigTerp. Additionally, I was informed by my auto insurance that if an accident were to occur and a claim was made, if it is determined that the payload capacity of the vehicle was exceeding vehicle spec at the time of accident, any claim or coverage would be denied. Usually folks just ...