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by BigTerp
01 Apr 2020, 11:34
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

Fished for 4 straight days last week on my buddies boat. We gave his new Ulterra, Helix 10 MEGA+ SI and Helix 8 MEGA+ SI a workout. WOW!!! What a sweet setup that is. I mostly river fish, so don't get much of this, but it was the first time I've used electronics to locate fish and actually catch the...
by BigTerp
04 Mar 2020, 16:24
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

jethro wrote:
04 Mar 2020, 14:47
Was is a 36volt Riptide? I ordered from my local dealer. Might have to just use the evil empire because it looks like they are in stock.
24V 80# w/I-pilot link.
by BigTerp
04 Mar 2020, 11:13
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?
Replies: 30
Views: 791

Minn Kota Ulterra or Terrova? Something else?

jethro wrote:
02 Mar 2020, 11:56
Will do, if it ever comes in! Been waiting for a while.
Still waiting from the end of January? Were'd you order from? My buddy ordered an Ulterra on Friday and it came it yesterday. He ordered from Amazon though.
by BigTerp
04 Mar 2020, 09:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Which boat cover?
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Which boat cover?

I use a tarp. A 12 mil heavy duty one from ebay runs $35 for a 10' x 20'. This fits well on my 1648 using two saw horses and a 2 x 8 running between for support. I tie it down using bungees and it holds up to heavy wind, rain and snow without issue. Keeps my boat bone dry and blocks out harmful UV l...
by BigTerp
11 Feb 2020, 08:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Framing
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Framing

No experience with those type of studs, I used angle for my framing. But for frame to hull I would use solid rivets versus blind rivets.
by BigTerp
31 Jan 2020, 10:21
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Flood lights
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Flood lights

I originally went with 4 HID conversions. Super bright and worked pretty well. But, with the decrease in price and availability of LED, I ended up doing an LED light bar that is more than sufficient by itself. I still use 2 of the HID conversions on each side of the light bar, but it's probably over...
by BigTerp
31 Jan 2020, 10:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Framing
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Framing

I used all 1" x 1" by 1/4" to frame out the floor and deck extension on my 1648. Zero issues.
by BigTerp
22 Jan 2020, 09:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum Frame Question
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Aluminum Frame Question

So rivetting the vertical supports wouldnt be a good idea? Like if i use a 1/8th angle for vetical support, rivvetting the top and bottom wouldnt be good to secure it? All of my supports/frame is riveted together with closed end blind rivets. My floor and deck extension are riveted to the supports/...
by BigTerp
22 Jan 2020, 09:09
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R

jethro wrote:
21 Jan 2020, 14:43
On my small boat I run the trolling motor off the same battery as my finders and it's not a problem at all.
Same with me. Zero interference on my sonar (Helix 5 SI) powering it off the same battery as my TM.
by BigTerp
21 Jan 2020, 14:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum Frame Question
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Aluminum Frame Question

So you only used the 1/4 thickness angle for the main frame of the boat and built off that? What did you use for the "extra support" ? Like what sort of vertical support did you use if you used the 1/4 angle? And for the floor and deck? Did you do coosa or plywood over the sheet? Im doing a sub flo...
by BigTerp
21 Jan 2020, 09:41
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R
Replies: 11
Views: 589

Three battery dilemma - Sea Nymph 14R

You could run your accessories off of one of the group 31's and save the weight of adding a third battery. On my 1648 I run a 24V, 74# Minn Kota Maxxum using 2 Everstart group 27 batteries. I also pull of each battery independently for 12V for stereo, bilge pump x 2, LED nav lights, LED interior lig...
by BigTerp
21 Jan 2020, 09:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum Frame Question
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Aluminum Frame Question

I used 1" x 1" x 1/4" angle to frame the floor and front deck extension on my 1648. The floor and deck are .125" sheet. All plenty sturdy with the proper support between the framing. I added extra support around my captains seat and bow deck pin mount base using angle for the captains seat and squar...
by BigTerp
27 Dec 2019, 10:16
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 6/2 duplex marine wire
Replies: 9
Views: 475

6/2 duplex marine wire

I got all my electrical supplies from Tinned Marine Wire when I did my boat several years ago. High quality stuff. They have really nice terminal connections and lugs as well. Zero complaints in the 6 or so years since I wired up my boat. $2.84 per foot for the 6/2 AWG https://tinnedmarinewire.com/w...
by BigTerp
27 Dec 2019, 09:55
Forum: CONTESTS - GIVEAWAYS - TOURNAMENTS
Topic: Team Daiwa Hat
Replies: 8
Views: 1165

Team Daiwa Hat

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by BigTerp
26 Nov 2019, 10:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?
Replies: 33
Views: 2156

Do you own, or consider owning a jump starter?

With most travel trailers you are able to charge the batteries through the 7 prong trailer wiring connection. On my truck ('07 F-150) there was a specific relay you needed to pop into the fuse panel of the truck to accomplish this. I would run the refrigerator while towing on 12V power, and the char...