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by bgeddes
12 Sep 2013, 01:03
Forum: Hobbies
Topic: My Hobbie, My Dogs
Replies: 4
Views: 1895

My Hobbie, My Dogs

Dogs, our story: It all started when her mother was gravely ill. Our family dog had just passed, and that added weight to the pending doom. One day leaving the hospital the elevator door opened and there were two dogs leaving the children's hospital. We were both on the edge of tears thinking we may...
by bgeddes
12 Sep 2013, 00:12
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding electronics ?
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Adding electronics ?

Babills, Forget the terminology and semantics, they are irrelevant. The issue is your safety and the longevity of your valuable electronics. Make sure you have a fuse (or circuit breaker) inline with each device. Without knowing the exact details of the electrical layout of your rig you might also w...
by bgeddes
10 Sep 2013, 00:44
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Adding electronics ?
Replies: 8
Views: 798

Adding electronics ?

Can you connect them both to the bus bars and get them to work? Very probable, but not please don't. The negative wires are fine connected all in one place. Good practice is to add a fuse or circuit breaker for each device connected to the positive side. This can be as simple as an inline fuse (and ...
by bgeddes
03 Aug 2013, 23:23
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: if you had to choose 3 rifles...
Replies: 41
Views: 8551

if you had to choose 3 rifles...

I'd take my bolt action .22lr Springfield MII, for small game. My fine tuned Rem 700 in .300 Win Mag for the rest of the legged game. And the ole school AR, like GTS225 said, once you learn a firearm well enough that it is instinct, it just makes sense. Let's change it to three guns in a new topic!!...
by bgeddes
11 Jul 2013, 23:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Talk me out of building my own (plywood/glass) boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 892

Talk me out of building my own (plywood/glass) boat?

I love stitch and glue boats. There is a historical charm and innate connection between wooden boats and the water. A fine wood vessel is a work of art and each has been built with hands on care. But wooden boats are typically heavy, expensive to build, and require FAR more upkeep than a tinny. If y...
by bgeddes
10 Jul 2013, 21:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New tin boat at work.
Replies: 10
Views: 669

New tin boat at work.

transporting them to the boat ramp to a waiting ambulance.
at 75mph!!!
by bgeddes
09 Jun 2013, 23:38
Forum: Electrical
Topic: bilge pump
Replies: 3
Views: 540

bilge pump

I have a 1969 Sears 12' footer with no plug either. For me, it was easier to instal the drain plug then to bother with a bilge pump. It is kind of unnerving to drill a hole in a perfectly good transom but it seemed a better way to get the little bit of water that gets in, out. On the water, a bailin...
by bgeddes
05 Jun 2013, 21:28
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Show us your Pup, or Cat, or pet ???
Replies: 30
Views: 2060

Show us your Pup, or Cat, or pet ???

One dog is a St. Bernard / Bernese Mtn. Dog Mix - The other is a full Saint pup, turn 11 months on the 1st of June. Probably somewhere between 125-135 pounds.

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by bgeddes
02 Jun 2013, 22:44
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: which boat to mod
Replies: 8
Views: 565

which boat to mod

I lurked here for a long time before getting a boat. I actually bought a trailer first. It's hard to turn down a titled fully functioning trailer for $75. As far as a boat goes, it seems it doesn't matter much which brand especially since it will be the first one. Shop for a bargain, they are out th...
by bgeddes
01 Jun 2013, 17:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: navigation lighting ???
Replies: 8
Views: 395

navigation lighting ???

Most places lights are not permitted to be used in the way you are planning. They are sometimes mounted on boats and are labelled 'docking lights' which is their intended and legal use. I have been night blinded while boating by a numbskull with a handheld spotlight so please use them cautiously.
by bgeddes
01 Jun 2013, 17:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Towing Jon Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 618

Towing Jon Boat

I pull my 12' aluminum boat and trailer around my yard (very hilly) with my 12hp lawn tractor. Your truck should have no problem.
by bgeddes
31 May 2013, 20:22
Forum: Computers & Electronics
Topic: GPS - Land and Marine Navigation?
Replies: 2
Views: 1640

GPS - Land and Marine Navigation?

I have a Garmin GPSMap76Cx. It has basic maps for water navigation but they are upgradable via microSD. It has some built in terrestrial mapping as well. Depending on how serious of map detail you need it might work right out of the box. I have used mine off the Jersey Coast, on a couple inland lake...
by bgeddes
22 May 2013, 23:15
Forum: Boat House
Topic: I might have my new boat tomorrow..
Replies: 9
Views: 580

I might have my new boat tomorrow..

Wow!!! You mean NEWNEW boat. To most of us that means one we used a weed whacker and/or chainsaw to get out of someone's yard...

Congrats!!

How about some specs on the new rig?

Of course not posting pictures when you pick it up tomorrow could result in 7 years of bad fishing.
by bgeddes
21 May 2013, 23:47
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Big Aluminum Boats?
Replies: 2
Views: 478

Big Aluminum Boats?

A couple years ago at the lake I saw a big aluminum cabin cruiser/ fishing boat. I believe it was a Starcraft Islander or Chieftan. Anyone own or run a boat this size? I love a boat to overnight on from time to time or at least one big enough for the Mrs, me and the two dogs (200 pounds worth and gr...
by bgeddes
21 May 2013, 23:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Just bought a 12' v hull boat
Replies: 29
Views: 3899

Just bought a 12' v hull boat

Congrats on the new boat. The wood on the transom looks like it might be pressure treated? If so it is not a good mix with aluminum. While the work looks really well done, the chemicals used to treat the wood will damage the aluminum.

If it is not PT wood, nice work and well done!!