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by rusty.hook
20 Feb 2013, 09:53
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Skeeter wooden bass boat plans/drawing, anyone have any?
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Skeeter wooden bass boat plans/drawing, anyone have any?

Baytown, Texas wooden Skeeter boat fleet. A fleet of wooden Skeeters I can guarantee you have never seen so many wooden Skeeters in your life unless you were at Holmes Thurmond Skeeter boat factory in Schreveport, La. back in the late 40's or early to mid 50's! The two dark green boats with the full...
by rusty.hook
14 Nov 2012, 11:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Skeeter wooden bass boat plans/drawing, anyone have any?
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Skeeter wooden bass boat plans/drawing, anyone have any?

Almost finished with the model, pic below of the boat, it is 14 1/2" long. A great challenge. A hobbie shop owner named Robert, here in Baytown, from Razor Hobbies did most of the work. See pic below.
by rusty.hook
11 Oct 2012, 09:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Will A Saratoga plane off with a new yamaha 15hp 4stroke
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Will A Saratoga plane off with a new yamaha 15hp 4stroke

Load everything to back or center as much as possible. Buy a whales tail or stablizer for your motor. Come out one notch on the motors bracket at a time until you find the right spot. If the motor is all the way against the transom you will not be able to plane easy or never. One notch out and a wha...
by rusty.hook
10 Oct 2012, 22:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Skeeter wooden bass boat plans/drawing, anyone have any?
Replies: 4
Views: 1324

Skeeter wooden bass boat plans/drawing, anyone have any?

I maybe not be able to get into a boat and fish anymore, but I sure can build one! I have approx 20 or more pics of different angles of two different year wood Skeeter bass boat and approx the same of the fiberglass Skeeter boat. I am now in the process of trying to building a 14" to 18" balsa wood ...
by rusty.hook
23 Sep 2012, 13:08
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Learning to Fish with Artificial Lures
Replies: 12
Views: 4568

Learning to Fish with Artificial Lures

My suggestion is to take any color of 6" plastic worm that is good in your area and try what we used here in Texas, we called the Wacky Worm. Curly tail or in some cases a straight tail tail, whatever they were hitting that day. Take a 3/0 worm hook and hook it thru the worm sack or in the middle of...
by rusty.hook
23 Sep 2012, 12:54
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Home made "Bait Mate"
Replies: 3
Views: 1245

Home made "Bait Mate"

When I was bass fishing years back, I would put Oil of Annice in the bag of plastic worms I was going to use the next day, worked pretty good. Buy it at any drugstore.
by rusty.hook
23 Sep 2012, 12:43
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Sufix 832
Replies: 11
Views: 1985

Sufix 832

I have used Power Pro, and Suffix 832, but the best of all for me was Fins. I had a tremendous less amount of back lashes with the Fins Windtamer braid, cost a little more but well worth it in the long run. In the salt here on the Gulf Coast fishing for specs, reds and flounder, I used Fins 30lb wit...
by rusty.hook
23 Sep 2012, 12:24
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Post your best bait
Replies: 14
Views: 2735

Post your best bait

One of my best ever top waters here in Texas was a Cordell Boy Howdy. I removed both spinners front and back, and added some very small solder wrapped around the tail. I had it in my kitchen sink so I could make the proper adjustments. You want the bait to still about 1/3 out of the water at an angl...
by rusty.hook
23 Sep 2012, 12:06
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Not what I wanted to Catch 9-18-12
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Not what I wanted to Catch 9-18-12

Hey, at least ya caught something, maybe next time ya might catch some fesh.
Last year a big pelican flew down and caught my jig and man ya talking about a fight, wow, those big boogers are real mean!
by rusty.hook
29 Aug 2012, 19:17
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: My Fishing Days Are Over and A sad day for me.
Replies: 13
Views: 675

My Fishing Days Are Over and A sad day for me.

My Fishing Days Are Over: I want to thank Jim and all the tinboats network members for putting up with me and my dumb arse mouth sometimes. Hey I am on meds, so I have an excuse ok! LOL I have met some great folks on here and have fished with a few, laughed and told some stories. Good fishing to all...
by rusty.hook
01 Aug 2012, 10:33
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Hitch extenders
Replies: 9
Views: 862

Hitch extenders

Install these pole lights and you will never have a problem seeing or a problem with your lights not working again. I used what a poster on this forum showed how he mounted his, but I bought the lights from a trailer supply co. Loews, Home Depot had the ladder extension kit, just cut in half and buy...
by rusty.hook
31 Jul 2012, 20:27
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Light problems
Replies: 10
Views: 419

Light problems

I agree with the above posters about running all electrical items including troll motor on a separate battery, should not ever have a problem again. On the other hand if they drain your new battery then you have more electrical problems that need to be replaced or repaired.
by rusty.hook
31 Jul 2012, 20:17
Forum: Electrical
Topic: where to mount a bow trolling motor on a 1542
Replies: 25
Views: 5438

where to mount a bow trolling motor on a 1542

Sorry to kinda hyjack this thread but does that big foot switch just work like an on/off switch for the TM? I'm thinking of going back to a tiller TM,the waters I fish are tea stained,rocks sneak up on me in a hurry and a tiller would be quicker then a foot control. Yes, the big foot switch is an o...
by rusty.hook
31 Jul 2012, 18:22
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling motor/battery issue
Replies: 16
Views: 994

Trolling motor/battery issue

The first thing I do when I get everything cleaned up it to put the battery on charge with a manual charger. I had a problem with one of those on board chargers from Motorguide and it lasted about 6 months. Went fishing and the troll motor battery was dead. Now I do not trust those things.
by rusty.hook
31 Jul 2012, 18:17
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Trolling motor/battery issue
Replies: 16
Views: 994

Trolling motor/battery issue

I fished with a guy a few weeks ago who also had a "Power Center". He had similar problems. A battery reading --OK-- on the power center may not be measured "Under load". Therefore, OK doesn't mean much. I suggested that he charge the battery fully with a REAL charger....then disconnect it from eve...