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by bikerider
28 Mar 2020, 16:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Compass necessity?
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Compass necessity?

If you have EVER gotten caught on a large body of water in the fog you have some type of navigational tool to get you back to where you want to go. Fortunately for me I don't go on any lakes that are terribly large but I completely agree with you. It pays to have the right tool for your predicament.
by bikerider
28 Mar 2020, 16:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Compass necessity?
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Compass necessity?

I have a gps/chart plotter mounted on top of my side console. I also keep a paper map and a compass in my emergency kit. It's awfully easy to get lost in the winding salt marsh creeks where we crab and fish. It's miles and miles of twists, turns, and side creeks that all look exactly alike. I reall...
by bikerider
28 Mar 2020, 16:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Compass necessity?
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Compass necessity?

LDUBS wrote:
28 Mar 2020, 00:17
I don't have a traditional magnetic compass. I do have GPS on my fishfinder with Navionics maps that cover any area that I will ever find myself. I also have a compass app on my iPhone.
Isn't technology nice? :mrgreen:
by bikerider
27 Mar 2020, 23:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Compass necessity?
Replies: 9
Views: 91

Compass necessity?

How many of you carry one or have one mounted in your boat with you?
by bikerider
14 Mar 2020, 22:31
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How to properly seal a shut off valve?
Replies: 7
Views: 121

How to properly seal a shut off valve?

Please post pictures. Sounds like a cool project! Thank you :) I have tons of pictures but I will try and narrow it down to the highlights. I posted the Evinrude how I got it and the donor pressure washer, a couple of exhaust making pics, a midway picture and the last two are pretty much how it is ...
by bikerider
14 Mar 2020, 19:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How to properly seal a shut off valve?
Replies: 7
Views: 121

How to properly seal a shut off valve?

Cabin fever setting in already so I am back on this. . . If you want to use the seafoam can, why not just cut the bottom off & unscrew the cp when you want to drain it? No valve needed. I am going to do something like that instead. I have decided against the valve at the bottom. The project is a ho...
by bikerider
14 Mar 2020, 18:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How to properly seal a shut off valve?
Replies: 7
Views: 121

How to properly seal a shut off valve?

Weldorthemagnificent wrote:
13 Mar 2020, 23:58
Get a bulkhead pipe fitting to go through the can.

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That looks like it would work but I have changed my mind and decided against a valve.
by bikerider
13 Mar 2020, 18:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How to properly seal a shut off valve?
Replies: 7
Views: 121

How to properly seal a shut off valve?

I'm working on making an oil catch can out of an old seafoam metal bottle. It will be sitting vertically as it would on the shelf at the auto parts store. I want to add an inline valve to the bottom so when the can fills with oil I can turn the valve and drain the oil. What is the proper procedure t...
by bikerider
12 Mar 2020, 12:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?

For those of you with cleaning stations at the lake, that sounds like it could be nice. I'm sensing a theme here. Most of you are cleaning them outside lol. This looks like a pretty decent setup.
by bikerider
12 Mar 2020, 12:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?

LDUBS wrote:
10 Mar 2020, 16:14
Put the nasty stuff in a paper bag and toss it over the fence to my neighbor's yard.
:lol:
by bikerider
10 Mar 2020, 16:13
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Trailer steps, who has them?
Replies: 11
Views: 316

Trailer steps, who has them?

I seldom use a gravel ramp but did think about adding a step or cat walk. I have to wade thru a few inches of water anyway to even get to the trailer tongue. I figured I would just use rubber boots and wade a few more steps to the winch. I keep a heavy duty pair from the hardware store in the truck...
by bikerider
10 Mar 2020, 11:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?
Replies: 13
Views: 191

Where do you clean your fish after a day on the water?

The title pretty much sums it up. Where is your preferred spot to clean your catch when you get home from fishing? I have been using the kitchen sink and a cutting board and it's just not that great.
by bikerider
23 Feb 2020, 00:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Made a bow deck and am torn between coatings
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Made a bow deck and am torn between coatings

Weldorthemagnificent wrote:
22 Feb 2020, 16:35
Helmsman spar urethane.

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Do you think I could mix sand into this for grip?
by bikerider
23 Feb 2020, 00:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Made a bow deck and am torn between coatings
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Made a bow deck and am torn between coatings

You could use clear epoxy, he kind they use for tabletops, or just some poly urethane varnish, for that matter. However, it will get scratched up when walking on it, so it won't look good for long. I would use a light grey paint (so it doesn't get hot) & some self-stick traction strips. I'm not too...
by bikerider
22 Feb 2020, 02:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Made a bow deck and am torn between coatings
Replies: 5
Views: 168

Made a bow deck and am torn between coatings

I made a bow deck for my 12 ft tin out of 1/2" plywood. My orginal plan was to paint it grey with sand in the paint for grip. I'm pleasantly surprised at how nice the grain of the wood is and am now torn between my original idea or using clear to show off the wood grain with sand still mixed in for ...