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by jethro
30 Mar 2020, 22:07
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

Got my Ulterra mounted, it's something else, let me tell you! I'll be trying to get it wet later this week.

Helix 9 is on order, hope Amazon can deliver it this week but I'm not holding my breath.
by jethro
26 Mar 2020, 08:42
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th
Replies: 5
Views: 52

April 15th Tax Due Date Pushed Back to July 15th

The attachment didn't say, but do I have to apply for an extension or are they just generally extending the file date deadline?
by jethro
24 Mar 2020, 09:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: are you Locked down? lets see your projects...
Replies: 16
Views: 290

are you Locked down? lets see your projects...

LDUBS wrote:
21 Mar 2020, 10:50
Curious -- how did you cut away the opening for the battery (center seat bench and the foam)?
This thing would also work insanely well for this purpose. I got one recently, I can't believe I have lived for this long without one!

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by jethro
24 Mar 2020, 09:28
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Akua Fenders
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Akua Fenders

LDUBS wrote:
23 Mar 2020, 20:03
That is a nice loving rig. I don't blame you for wanting to use some fenders.
I'm with you, my boats nice but it's no beauty queen. I only use fenders if I am leaving my boat on a dock for a period of time.
by jethro
24 Mar 2020, 09:19
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Downrigger Install
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Downrigger Install

I installed a Traxstech system on my boat. It wasn't cheap but it's amazing, especially the twist and lock rod holders. 6 foot tracks which are SUPER strong. It will easily break my 200lb test downrigger wire before pulling my riggers overboard. EDIT: I didn't realize this was such an old post! I'll...
by jethro
24 Mar 2020, 09:10
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Corona Virus
Replies: 26
Views: 315

Corona Virus

Getting more scary as the days go on if you ask me. We just had our first death in NH. Positive test results for the virus are over 100. We are a small state and it's escalating quickly.
by jethro
23 Mar 2020, 15:46
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

Circling back around on this. So, I'm trolling along under power of my outboard. I want to use the TM to keep me in a straight line as Jethro says above. Originally I was thinking the TM would cycle on/off to maintain direction. In other words, TM comes on when the boat veers off the selected vecto...
by jethro
23 Mar 2020, 15:31
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

Just a thought here.....have you looked at the Rhodan trolling motors? I have an Ulterra on my RiverPro and HAD an Ulterra on my saltwater bay boat. The Riptide Ulterra had tons of problems so I switched to Rhodan. Night and day difference in terms of operation, spot lock, tiny remote control and o...
by jethro
16 Mar 2020, 09:06
Forum: Electrical
Topic: What size wire?
Replies: 4
Views: 149

What size wire?

It all has to do with how much length you will be running, the volts and the amps you are pushing. There is a wizard on the Blue Sea website: https://www.bluesea.com/
by jethro
16 Mar 2020, 09:03
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 27
Views: 758

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

I've acquired everything I think I need! Got the motor. Bought 3 new, group 31 Interstate deep cycles, a Minn Kota Precision digital 3 bank on board charger, the plugs and sockets and the wire and terminals I think I need. I may not buy the graph until next season, I'll just use autopilot and everyt...
by jethro
13 Mar 2020, 09:50
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Project swamp boat: Lowe rover 16
Replies: 28
Views: 791

Project swamp boat: Lowe rover 16

Are you going to have enough room to reach in there and mount a trolling motor? Or are you making a separate bracket on top for the attachment of a trolling motor? The 1/8" aluminum may need more support for a good size bow mount trolling motor.
by jethro
12 Mar 2020, 15:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Project swamp boat: Lowe rover 16
Replies: 28
Views: 791

Project swamp boat: Lowe rover 16

This is looking fantastic! Nice project.
by jethro
12 Mar 2020, 15:10
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling Motor Question 2 of 2
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Trolling Motor Question 2 of 2

Thanks. This feedback from everyone is ultimately very valuable. Sadly for my pocketbook, I think I recognize the benefit of a 24V system. The good news is the cost of the battery charger will be covered by what I thought I would spend on a long run of heavy gage battery cable, battery switch, and ...
by jethro
11 Mar 2020, 14:04
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling Motor Question 2 of 2
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Trolling Motor Question 2 of 2

The way I understand it, the main will not push enough amps to make a noticeable difference in charging deep cycle batteries. I only hook my cranking battery up to the main's alternator. And lead acid deep cycles stay healthier when they are fully charged directly after discharging. That means you w...
by jethro
11 Mar 2020, 14:00
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling Motor Question 1 of 2
Replies: 6
Views: 121

Trolling Motor Question 1 of 2

I also have never used a device to hold the head of my trolling motor, but I do cringe a bit when I hit a big bump and see that thing bouncing all around in the rearview mirror. I haven't decided with my new setup if I will do something but I doubt it. I like a quick release plate so I can take the ...