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by dr_beerman
13 Jun 2011, 11:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 14' flat bottom, semi-v or v for my next boat??
Replies: 1
Views: 652

14' flat bottom, semi-v or v for my next boat??

Mod-V is my preference. It tracks a little straighter than a flat bottom Jon and handles chop ok, but not as good as a deep-v. As far as brands go I have a Starcraft but I think any all-welded boat should be fine. Look for something that is all aluminum including the floor. The new Lowe Stinger 190 ...
by dr_beerman
13 Jun 2011, 11:08
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Busbars and battery charging
Replies: 4
Views: 507

Busbars and battery charging

did you check with the OB charger manufacturer to see if they have any diagrams that match what you're trying to do? I would give them a call and ask for some assistance.
by dr_beerman
13 Jun 2011, 11:05
Forum: Motors
Topic: trolling motor
Replies: 1
Views: 428

trolling motor

not sure what you are looking to do. pictures and more details would help us provide some guidance.
by dr_beerman
03 Jun 2011, 13:59
Forum: Photography & Cameras
Topic: Looking for a camera
Replies: 9
Views: 2233

Looking for a camera

I did some research on water-proof digital cameras a while back for my Dad's b-day. I found that the Olympus Tough cameras seemed to be very good but the zoom was only 5x. I prefer Panasonic (also make a very nice WP digi camera) but again the zoom was low at 4.6. Haven't seen any at 10x yet.
by dr_beerman
26 May 2011, 15:52
Forum: Motors
Topic: skeg?????
Replies: 6
Views: 740

skeg?????

the lower unit and skeg are normally one piece. Is yours different, a bolt-on?
by dr_beerman
26 May 2011, 15:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Shop Setup for working with aluminum
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Shop Setup for working with aluminum

how's this list?
  • compressor and hoses
    pneumatic rivet gun
    chop saw
    band saw
    jig saw
    hole saw kit
    drill
    drill press
    sheet metal brake
    angle grinder with assorted disks and flap wheels
    sander
    bench
    vise
    welder with spool gun (if budget allows)
    safety gear
by dr_beerman
24 May 2011, 11:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New Guy --Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 496

New Guy --Introduction

Welcome!
by dr_beerman
24 May 2011, 11:21
Forum: Boat House
Topic: V-boat modification - need input
Replies: 9
Views: 809

V-boat modification - need input

If you have the time and budget then I think this boat could be a good start. I like that it appears to be complete and not missing anything major. Does everything work? How's the trailer? The last thing I would want is someone's "project" that looked more like a hull full of loose parts. Good luck ...
by dr_beerman
24 May 2011, 11:10
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Starcraft Rogue 1886 project - new decks and livewell
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

Starcraft Rogue 1886 project - new decks and livewell

Looks fantastic but please remember one thing...small enclosed spaces with fuel tanks, batteries and battery chargers can lead to explosive results on hot summer days. Protect you and your family by installing a small blower to ventilate the space on those hot days. Sorry....was a firefighter too l...
by dr_beerman
23 May 2011, 15:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Shop Setup for working with aluminum
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Shop Setup for working with aluminum

This boat mod hobby is addicting which naturally leads me to thinking about doing more. I know some of you guys finish a build then move on to another so I'm assuming you have permanent shops. How are your shops setup? And what tools are required? I'm specifically interested in shops setup for worki...
by dr_beerman
23 May 2011, 15:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: V-boat modification - need input
Replies: 9
Views: 809

V-boat modification - need input

HI all, First off, I'd like to say, if this is the wrong forum for this, let me know and I'll delete the post(if I can) and post where it should be. I'm here to ask some questions before I venture out and buy my project boat. I see most people are building with lumber. I was wondering how difficult...
by dr_beerman
23 May 2011, 14:54
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Starcraft Rogue 1886 project - new decks and livewell
Replies: 17
Views: 4290

Starcraft Rogue 1886 project - new decks and livewell

question about glue for you guys:

the floor is currently vinyl, I tried a test patch using Henry's outdoor glue but it peeled right off.

can I glue carpet over it? If so what kind of glue do I need? thx
by dr_beerman
23 May 2011, 11:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 17.5' 1998 Tracker lost part of bottom support/rail strips
Replies: 5
Views: 687

17.5' 1998 Tracker lost part of bottom support/rail strips

WOW! is there any damage to the gunwale or keel in that general area? The reason I ask is it sounds like the hull might be flexing too much in that area. I would take it to a metal fab shop and see it they could replace to entire piece. best of luck
by dr_beerman
23 May 2011, 11:16
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: New Tackle!
Replies: 10
Views: 1054

New Tackle!

I love my Leatherman Charge I just wish they would come out with one that has longer jaws for fisherman. Anyone have the Gerber Flik Fish? How is it?
by dr_beerman
23 May 2011, 11:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Need some help putting carpet down on my jon boat
Replies: 17
Views: 2294

Need some help putting carpet down on my jon boat

what type of stapler did you use? Pneumatic or manual?