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by bgeddes
21 May 2013, 22:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: how big of a Jon boat 325lb guy.
Replies: 18
Views: 822

how big of a Jon boat 325lb guy.

What about extending the tiller? A few folks on here have done that. You could probably use the existing setup from the middle seat.
by bgeddes
21 May 2013, 22:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Boater.. Questions and Concerns.
Replies: 15
Views: 664

New Boater.. Questions and Concerns.

Lots of good info online although not specifically Canadian, still applicable to safe and common practice: https://www.safeboatingcard.com/Manual/ Canadian specific: https://www.boaterexam.com/canada/education/ A few things I tell all new boaters: 1. Wear your PFD/life preserver 2. Slow down - This ...
by bgeddes
08 May 2013, 22:22
Forum: Motors
Topic: Mercury 2.5hp
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Mercury 2.5hp

Push it? No problem. It's roughly equal to a mid sized trolling motor, 55-60 lbs thrust. I think there is an advantage to running a gasoline powered boat, if the areas you fish allow it. A similar boat powered by say a 55lb trolling motor leaves the dock at the same time you do. Both of you put arou...
by bgeddes
04 May 2013, 20:53
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Kentucky Derby
Replies: 3
Views: 156

Kentucky Derby

I've heard the Kentucky Derby makes a NASCAR race look like a Girl Scout meeting. The big hats and Mint Julips have their thing and the rest of the folks get down right crazy. Like Mardi Gras in Rio Crazy...
by bgeddes
04 May 2013, 20:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Keeping boat on trailer, good idea or not?
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Keeping boat on trailer, good idea or not?

I am running into a problem, I have too many boats (or too much stuff in general). I want to get my tinny ready to use without needing an hour of prep. Without space in the garage, the easiest thing to do would be to keep the boat on the trailer. Is this a good idea? My tinny is old and has no drain...
by bgeddes
28 Jan 2013, 00:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Building a vertical lift for handicap boat assist
Replies: 8
Views: 311

Building a vertical lift for handicap boat assist

Kudos Bugpac for making sure a fishing pal can go fishing. The seals in the cylinder won't last long without some outside mechanical support. It will have plenty of power but adding some some of track or rails to maintain the alignment will save the integrity of the hydraulic cylinder. 21" is not a ...
by bgeddes
11 Jan 2013, 19:16
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: 10/22 project
Replies: 33
Views: 4872

10/22 project

You should check out the nuts over on Rimfirecentral.com.
by bgeddes
26 Aug 2012, 20:43
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Control Board/Battery Hook Up
Replies: 3
Views: 614

Control Board/Battery Hook Up

Joe, Running all your electrical from one battery is absolutely possible. It's a common practice. Most people have something similar to this: https://www.basspro.com/Bass-Pro-Shops-Rocker-Switch-Panels/product/861/100219 Proper fuses and/or circuit breakers are important. If you would rather build y...
by bgeddes
26 Aug 2012, 00:12
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 12' Lund Revival
Replies: 21
Views: 3617

12' Lund Revival

BirdDog, That trailer axle looks like an old Holsclaw trailer axle, but the rest of the trailer looks rebuilt. I have a 50's Holsclaw that is all original and still works well. I have been told they are the upper end of boat trailers. Mine has small coil springs between the lower portion of the axle...
by bgeddes
26 Aug 2012, 00:01
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Finally, a tinny
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Finally, a tinny

Nice! Are you gonna do anything to it? Of course my friend...why else would I be here? I mean, anyone can have an aluminum boat, but you have to build a tinny. Plan is to remove all the seats, :shock: add a low floor, a small console (centered?), remote steer and start, two comfy seats and a bimini...
by bgeddes
25 Aug 2012, 22:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Finally, a tinny
Replies: 3
Views: 544

Finally, a tinny

I became part of the tin boat crowd today. Drug home a 1969 Sears 12' V hull. It has not been used much, but has some signs of being weather beaten. In the garage is a 8hp Nissan OB, and a couple of trolling motors. The fleet is now 3.5 boats. Two wind powered, a kayak(the .5 part) and now a little ...
by bgeddes
25 Aug 2012, 22:16
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: Concealed Carry
Replies: 47
Views: 3626

Concealed Carry

What gripes my grapes is that while on duty, uncle sam trusts a serviceman to carry hand grenades, automatic weapons, etc.....but while off duty, or once they leave the military, somehow, they're not trustworthy enough to be allowed to carry a pistol for personal protection. Does this make sense? A...
by bgeddes
20 Aug 2012, 22:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: pics of new rig
Replies: 5
Views: 654

pics of new rig

Very nice setup. Looks comfortable and speedy. Have fun and be safe.
by bgeddes
19 Aug 2012, 00:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Tin Building for Electric vs Outboard
Replies: 2
Views: 257

Tin Building for Electric vs Outboard

I finally have a line on a local boat in good shape. A 12' V-hull with little on water use. I own a suitable sized outboard (8hp) but most of the local lakes are electric only. Luckily a 55# thrust trolling motor and two group 27 batteries are also in the stable. So in planning for this new boat, ar...
by bgeddes
16 Aug 2012, 22:43
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Craig's List flakes
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Craig's List flakes

I have had fantastic luck selling on CL. I sold a kayak and a Jeep for asking price or more. Sure there were some tire kickers, and idiots that wanted me to give the stuff to them, but most inquiries were sound. Giving a detailed description and good pictures helps.