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by Johnny
04 Dec 2017, 12:23
Forum: Motors
Topic: A sad but major score!
Replies: 19
Views: 1709

A sad but major score!

I agree with all the above - - - -
My condolences also. It is heartwarming to hear you can preserve your Dad's history.
by Johnny
02 Dec 2017, 13:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Carrying Jon Boat in a Pickup Truck
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Carrying Jon Boat in a Pickup Truck

when it comes to all the questions of - How can I carry my boat in my truck that is too long ??
well - ya'll need to think more outside of the box !!!

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by Johnny
02 Dec 2017, 13:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Storing Lowe on its side
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Storing Lowe on its side

yeah - fix it so it don't fall over on somebody. other that, no foreseen issues.

we all have seen hundreds of Jons leaning up beside a building or barn for years. (I've done it too).
wood or fiberglass boats - no, not for more than a week.
by Johnny
01 Dec 2017, 23:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Removing Old Decals
Replies: 7
Views: 803

Removing Old Decals

I wouldn't mind painting it, but one side of the boat is dented up pretty badly, I don't think it would look good? if you don't mind dents on the unpainted side, what makes you think that paint will make it look worse ?? yes, you can paint over dents with no problem. clean, prep, etch and prime as ...
by Johnny
01 Dec 2017, 19:42
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: PT BOATS
Replies: 7
Views: 1318

PT BOATS

when my father was in the South Pacific during WWII, he told me of the horror story of his ordeal - - - - he was in the US Army visiting a makeshift "pub" operated by the US Navy and they started to party hardy. the Navy guys invited the Army guys for a "boat ride" around the island. my father, all ...
by Johnny
30 Nov 2017, 23:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: I'm Ready
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

I'm Ready

a luan template is an excellent idea !! use the "joggle sticks" in conjunction with your plywood template for those pesky complex corners and shapes. https://www.forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=43390 in my world, I would use a jig saw with a 8-10 TPI wood cutting blade. (TPI = Teeth Per Inch)...
by Johnny
30 Nov 2017, 10:02
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bow Mount Trolling Motor Off-Set to Side? Pros/Cons?
Replies: 7
Views: 1456

Bow Mount Trolling Motor Off-Set to Side? Pros/Cons?

Red - just for some problem solving thoughts, make a cardboard or plywood profile pattern/template of the footprint of your TM and lay it around in the general area that you would remount it to see the issues you may encounter if you do move it to another location. my thinking is that if we can put ...
by Johnny
29 Nov 2017, 22:30
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: I'm Ready
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

I'm Ready

a skil saw with a good carbide tipped blade will handle 1/8" plate with no problem. a lot of videos on the good ole YouTube of this being done. use the search for "cutting aluminum with a skil saw" tight fitting clothing is a must.... gloves, eye protection, ear plugs, long sleeves, towel wrapped ar...
by Johnny
29 Nov 2017, 20:57
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: I'm Ready
Replies: 5
Views: 1406

I'm Ready

what power tools do you have on hand ? how much of the floor are you going to cut out ?? just start cutting with something. if it doesn't work, go to something else. and so on until you find something in your arsenal that will do the job. plasma cutting "will work" but makes a terrible mess with mol...
by Johnny
29 Nov 2017, 09:47
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer wheel wells?
Replies: 11
Views: 1440

Trailer wheel wells?

like Hanr3 said - check with your state to see if fenders are optional or required. I have to replace the fenders on my 16' utility trailer soon and will probably get them from Northern Tools or Tractor Supply. some places online may have a better price if you spend some time in your research for "T...
by Johnny
28 Nov 2017, 17:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Silicone bead suitable for aluminum?
Replies: 5
Views: 589

Silicone bead suitable for aluminum?

check with your local auto supply dealer such as NAPA for a product called Seam Seal (or sealer). it is a caulk-like material that car makers use to seal seams as well as make make the smooth transition between metals. comes in different colors. I can get a photo tomorrow of where I used it on my va...
by Johnny
27 Nov 2017, 19:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Remove transom through hull bolts 1994 Tracker Magna 17 DC?
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

Remove transom through hull bolts 1994 Tracker Magna 17 DC?

personally - I have very little patience and way too many sharp power tools
to get aggravated over such issues.
rivets - yes, drill them out.
thru-bolts ?? I would have to be there to answer that one.
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by Johnny
25 Nov 2017, 16:12
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Winter Battery Storage
Replies: 9
Views: 1055

Winter Battery Storage

it helps a lot if you begin with what part of the country you are in
and what temperatures do you normally deal with in the winter ??

here in Florida - no problemo
by Johnny
24 Nov 2017, 21:28
Forum: Boat House
Topic: G3 Sportsman 18
Replies: 7
Views: 664

G3 Sportsman 18

https://www.boats.com/boats-for-sale/?make=g3-boats&model=sportsman-18 https://www.boattrader.com/listing/2018-g3-sportsman-18-103140301 https://www.bbcboards.net/showthread.php?t=788437 https://www.yachtworld.com/boats/2018/G3-Sportsman-18-3119729/Fleming-Island/FL/United-States#.WhjEzlV5W01 https:...
by Johnny
24 Nov 2017, 20:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: G3 Sportsman 18
Replies: 7
Views: 664

G3 Sportsman 18

do the general google search.
many videos on YouTube of the 2017 and 18 models. (and yes, produced by G3 boats).
I think the high price tag sort of limits us common folk from getting one.
I see some for sale between 28 and $35k ....... too rich for my pockets for sure.


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