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by onthewater102
18 Jun 2019, 08:23
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: How Many Reel Mfg's Are There Really?
Replies: 13
Views: 1012

Re: How Many Reel Mfg's Are There Really?

Omoto is the outsourced manufacturer for the ABU round frame reels that aren't made in Sweden right?
by onthewater102
13 Jun 2019, 16:02
Forum: Motors
Topic: Propeller
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Propeller

Would dragging a std. drift sock work for you guys or is that too likely to tangle up in the prop/ no good for other reasons I'm not aware of? I ask because they're inexpensive and easy to store on board when you're not using them.
by onthewater102
11 Jun 2019, 15:36
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Not a tinny, but home built 20 ft. lands 1000 lb marlin
Replies: 2
Views: 116

Re: Not a tinny, but home built 20 ft. lands 1000 lb marlin

Fish died mid-fight...sad, but I guess that helped alleviate some of the danger of catching such a large fish on so small a boat.
by onthewater102
11 Jun 2019, 10:46
Forum: Motors
Topic: Is a 2007 Johnson 9.9 4-stroke a good motor
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Is a 2007 Johnson 9.9 4-stroke a good motor

They've been owned by Bombardier since 2001 - all they did was kill the "Johnson" brand label and sell motors only under the "Evinrude" name after 2007, the manufacturing operations continued as before.

Brand names are more gimmick than anything these days.
by onthewater102
10 Jun 2019, 12:19
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor for alumacraft mv1648 ncs
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Motor for alumacraft mv1648 ncs

That new yamaha 4 stroke 25 is awesome. You can get it with a power tilt/trim and it's still very lightweight. I borrowed a friend's 1448 that wore one of those on the back and it performed fantastic. So quiet compared to my 2 stroke!
by onthewater102
07 Jun 2019, 09:04
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Weedless wacky hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Weedless wacky hooks

Works fine tied on, doesn't look/feel any different with the heat shrink, so I expect it will work as well as any other plastic weed guard. You're not casting it into milfoil and working it down, but it keeps the hook point clear used on a neko rig nicely. You can use the steel weed guard wires (do-...
by onthewater102
07 Jun 2019, 06:24
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Weedless wacky hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Weedless wacky hooks

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by onthewater102
06 Jun 2019, 22:50
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Weedless wacky hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Weedless wacky hooks

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by onthewater102
06 Jun 2019, 22:48
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Weedless wacky hooks
Replies: 7
Views: 783

Re: Weedless wacky hooks

Even easier, I just tested it and you can do it with heat shrink a lot faster
by onthewater102
06 Jun 2019, 08:57
Forum: Electrical
Topic: tm troubleshooting
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: tm troubleshooting

I recently used an Edge on a 1448 and you're right, the first two speeds are borderline worthless on anything but glass-calm water. Wind was the issue for me, no different than fighting current though in the end. The digitally adjusted variable speed units are better, the useless range in the settin...
by onthewater102
05 Jun 2019, 11:43
Forum: Electrical
Topic: tm troubleshooting
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: tm troubleshooting

Not sure how much water current you're dealing with. On flat water a 55# was more than enough for my old 18' fiberglass with a 150 on the back, but I suspect in current it might not have had enough power.
by onthewater102
04 Jun 2019, 10:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: New floor plans
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: New floor plans

If you add angle reinforcement so you don't have unsupported spans > 12"~14" I see no reason why you couldn't use 1/4" ply, especially if your primary goal is weight savings. Just be sure to take extra care to seal it well so it is less prone to warping.
by onthewater102
03 Jun 2019, 14:32
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: New floor plans
Replies: 3
Views: 266

Re: New floor plans

You don't need the square tubing, angle will work fine
by onthewater102
02 Jun 2019, 11:09
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alumacraft 1436LT Conversion
Replies: 86
Views: 27170

Re: Alumacraft 1436LT Conversion

Little update, added a spotlight to the front and a cigarette lighter socket to plug it into so I can tuck it away out of the way when it's not needed.

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by onthewater102
31 May 2019, 00:46
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion
Replies: 26
Views: 5116

Re: 1985 Tracker III Restore/Conversion

I mentioned connecting vertical braces so the load bears on the ends of the brace and not by applying sheer pressure on the side of the rivet on someone else's thread and finally got a few pictures of what i was trying to describe. http://i.imgur.com/BhzedSf.jpg http://i.imgur.com/qhQ0Y2r.jpg The an...