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by 1960 yellowboat
17 Jan 2020, 17:41
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fish finder battery mount?
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Fish finder battery mount?

Although you can't see it in the pictures, I drilled a hole in the top for fish finder and battery leads. Lots of silicone sealant around the hole
by 1960 yellowboat
17 Jan 2020, 13:35
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Fish finder battery mount?
Replies: 14
Views: 473

Fish finder battery mount?

Here's my little rig. It's a PLASTIC ammo box,$3 at HF. A 8AH sealed battery in it with styrofoam padding to keep it secure. The battery is leakproof and so is the ammo can, And it floats!
by 1960 yellowboat
16 Jan 2020, 16:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hauling a 12 foot deep v without a trailer
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Hauling a 12 foot deep v without a trailer

My suggestion is this. I know you don't want to put the boat on a trailer but have you considered getting a 5x10 flatbed trailer and hauling the boat that way? Its a lot easier to get the boat off something that is close to the ground. I use a 4x8 flat to haul my 10 ft john to small waters like you ...
by 1960 yellowboat
13 Jan 2020, 13:25
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor selection
Replies: 20
Views: 302

Motor selection

If new 4 stroke,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Yamaha

If used 2 stroke,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,evinrude/Johnson


Avoid all others, especially Mercury
by 1960 yellowboat
06 Jan 2020, 16:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum "Kayak"
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Aluminum "Kayak"

I have an oppotunity to buy a 8 foot johnboat hull for $50. I was thinking of making it into a hand launch boat for one specific area. I'm too chicken to go the kayak route. The problem is that it's just a bare hull with no seats.I'd have to make a seat out of aluminum and secure it to the sides of ...
by 1960 yellowboat
06 Jan 2020, 12:44
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service
Replies: 31
Views: 1498

Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service

Everything looks great! That white paint on the trailer looks exceptionately nice. My only suggestion would be to cover the bunks with vinyl instead of carpeting as the latter will absorb salt water and cause corrosion on the hull. If you don't go out in salt, it won't matter.
by 1960 yellowboat
04 Jan 2020, 14:11
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: Tisas "Hi Power"
Replies: 4
Views: 225

Tisas "Hi Power"

God deal!
As a one time member of the 3rd. Infantry division pistol team I only have good things to say about Hi Powers.
The best auto loading pistols ever made boil down to three:
.45 ACP,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Colt 1911A1

9MM,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Browning Hi Power

.380,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Walther PPKS

IMHO
by 1960 yellowboat
30 Dec 2019, 16:36
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service
Replies: 31
Views: 1498

Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service

Wow!
You do good work!
Do you work cheap? lol
that trailer looks new!
by 1960 yellowboat
26 Dec 2019, 15:14
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Securing decorative stones
Replies: 18
Views: 684

Securing decorative stones

I live in Florida too and have tried many things over the tears. Concrete block absorbs water and when heated, cracks. I can't imagine that anything you use to cement the blocks together won't deteriorate from the intense heat of an open flame. Perhaps your best bet is to take the whole thing apart ...
by 1960 yellowboat
25 Dec 2019, 16:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rebar anchor spike?
Replies: 33
Views: 4004

Rebar anchor spike?

Okay. Here's my EL Cheapo idea. Take a threaded plumbing flange and attach it to the rear of the boat. Screw a 2 inch nipple into that Screw a "T" onto the nipple Get a section of thin wall conduit and cut a point on one end and fashion a wood handle on the other The conduit slides through the "T" A...
by 1960 yellowboat
21 Dec 2019, 12:39
Forum: Short Stories and Humor
Topic: 10 "Old is When" Quotes
Replies: 3
Views: 248

10 "Old is When" Quotes

The rules of "Old" age Never pass a restroom Never waste an erection Never trust a fart Never run when you can walk Never walk when you can ride Never step over anything you can go around If it looks heavy, get your wife to pick it up Stay out of shopping stores on Wednesdays [SS checks come out and...
by 1960 yellowboat
21 Dec 2019, 12:07
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service
Replies: 31
Views: 1498

Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service

Wow!
You got your stuff off Amazon?
I gotta remember that.
Thanks for the tip.
Next boat I work on, I'm definately checking them out!
Thanks again.
by 1960 yellowboat
20 Dec 2019, 13:31
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service
Replies: 31
Views: 1498

Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service

When I rebuilt my trailer, I did much the same as you.
Harbor Freight became my buddy!
New:
Winch
25 Ft. winch strap
Folding jack
Submersible Lights
Two inch coupler
Bearing Buddies and Bra's
New wheels and tires too.
Made guide-ons out of pvc front and rear
by 1960 yellowboat
20 Dec 2019, 13:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1964 Star craft refit.
Replies: 9
Views: 392

1964 Star craft refit.

I did the same thing with a Richline 14 ft'er You don't have to get all the paint off, just the loose stuff. I used Rustoleum primer and paint and it worked out fine. Two coats of white primer, 3 days to dry between coats, and yellow gloss to top coat. Three coats. Dark blue for the trim so as to ma...
by 1960 yellowboat
19 Dec 2019, 10:27
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service
Replies: 31
Views: 1498

Poorly neglected boat, bringing her back to service

checkoutmyjunk wrote:
19 Dec 2019, 09:44
Here is the kit I got off Amazon.

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Wow! That is really complete! Didn't know the pump housing was plastic though