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by surfman
11 Oct 2019, 11:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Sea Nymph Bass Attacker or Bass Tracker Pro 17
Replies: 8
Views: 525

Sea Nymph Bass Attacker or Bass Tracker Pro 17

With a name like Bass Attacker, how could you go wrong. :D
by surfman
08 Oct 2019, 06:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Custom Aluminum Fuel Tank???
Replies: 5
Views: 364

Custom Aluminum Fuel Tank???

If you are in Tampa FL, Colin Mattson makes aluminum fuel tanks. That is what he does. there may be a fabricator on this forum that will do it too.
by surfman
08 Oct 2019, 06:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Console
Replies: 9
Views: 570

Console

If the factory can do it, you certainly should be able to do it. Consoles are available for the do it yourselfer. Just google it and I bet you get a smorgasbord.
by surfman
04 Oct 2019, 06:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: In boat rod holders/storage?
Replies: 15
Views: 960

In boat rod holders/storage?

I like this style from Attwood because it has the velcro strap to hold the rods in. Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 4.48.56 PM.png I like these and have been using them for a while but the rubber deteriorates after a couple years and they start falling appart. I have been able to extend the life a little...
by surfman
02 Oct 2019, 07:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Brands Using Foam Blocks Rather than Sprayed Foam?
Replies: 6
Views: 609

Brands Using Foam Blocks Rather than Sprayed Foam?

Not sure what advantage you are looking for, both will displace water and float, the only disadvantage I can see is the blocks are usually made from polystyrene and it will dissolve if it gets gas on it, but, it is less resistant to absorbing water, the two part stuff, even though people call it clo...
by surfman
02 Oct 2019, 07:16
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lumber type for Jon boat
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Lumber type for Jon boat

For plywood you will want to use and exterior grade plywood, It should be stamped on the board. Some plywood is made for furniture and cabinet, it is pretty but, won't hold up to getting wet. Most exterior plywood is made from pine. If you can find the sign board, it is the best, Not sure what they ...
by surfman
30 Sep 2019, 07:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: seat base? steel or aluminum
Replies: 2
Views: 283

seat base? steel or aluminum

If aluminum is available that's what i would use, if you are using it in salt water, i would try to find stainless steel, if aluminum is not available.
by surfman
30 Sep 2019, 07:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lumber type for Jon boat
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Lumber type for Jon boat

Well, if you are a metal guy, why don't you use metal? Aluminum is the best alternative. Stay away from any wood that has been treated with a metal treatment like copper. Pressure treated wood is usually treated that way. There is another treatment for termites but, not rot. It might be okay, not su...
by surfman
19 Sep 2019, 07:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Old Smoker Craft offered as a 1979 14 footer.
Replies: 3
Views: 269

Old Smoker Craft offered as a 1979 14 footer.

Yep, right there in the upper right had corner.
by surfman
17 Sep 2019, 06:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Center of gravity
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Center of gravity

Wow, you got a lot of wood in that thing, may need more horse power.
by surfman
17 Sep 2019, 06:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydrofoil
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Hydrofoil

Both hydrofoils and tabs create drag, anything that contacts the water will create drag. There are a couple advantages of a foil over tabs, cost, ease of installation and maintenance. I have used both on several boats over the years. Hands down tabs are the way to go but, foils work too, most of the...
by surfman
12 Sep 2019, 07:02
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydrofoil
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Hydrofoil

A hydrofoil is probably the best option to try first, with tabs you need to drill holes in the transom a hydrofoil is attached to the motor so no problem drilling holes in the anti-ventilation plate really. If that works, great, if not then there is the tab option.
by surfman
10 Sep 2019, 11:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydrofoil
Replies: 16
Views: 1003

Hydrofoil

I would consider something like smart tabs.
by surfman
06 Sep 2019, 11:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Reinstalling seats?
Replies: 8
Views: 606

Reinstalling seats?

Even better, now you have a blank slate and can do what ever you want, I would think that you can see where the original seats were mounted, even if the holes were welded closed.
by surfman
06 Sep 2019, 06:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Where purchase the transom-floor brace? For jon boat
Replies: 7
Views: 489

Where purchase the transom-floor brace? For jon boat

How did it break? You could just put two pieces of angle back to back and make one too.