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by richg99
10 Nov 2019, 17:34
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2387

Float pods , hinged

As far as set back and prop height, the rule around here is for every two inches of setback, you can raise the engine one inch.
by richg99
09 Nov 2019, 16:01
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Ingenious ways to escape the Berlin Wall
Replies: 4
Views: 490

Ingenious ways to escape the Berlin Wall

If you think figuring out something for your tinny is creative, you ain't seen nothin' yet.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/milita ... 137&src=nl
by richg99
05 Nov 2019, 11:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2387

Float pods , hinged

It certainly is a creative approach. Looking forward to the results. With regard to saving "stuff", I've created about ten sub-categories in my Chrome. I add items daily. With regard to the FF transducer.. some people have had luck "Shooting Through" aluminum hulls. Goop it down in the right place, ...
by richg99
27 Oct 2019, 20:57
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2387

Float pods , hinged

Well done. They look great. I'll bet that you NEVER get them to the max down position. Keep us posted.
by richg99
25 Oct 2019, 12:12
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB Humminbird MSM mount (2 of them)
Replies: 0
Views: 705

WTB Humminbird MSM mount (2 of them)

<r>I left my mounts in TN when I returned to Texas. Humminbird 587 and Humminbird 798ci si. I called Humminbird and they told me the mounts that I need are designated MSM. The same mounts will fit the 500/600/798ci si (but not HD) series<br/> <br/> <br/> Anyone have some old units around that they n...
by richg99
24 Oct 2019, 18:36
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Jack London, his life and.... a lot more.
Replies: 4
Views: 344

Jack London, his life and.... a lot more.

Jack London has been my favorite author for the better part of 60 years. A quick read of the short story "To Build a Fire" probably turned me on to his many talents. Back when men were men, Jack lived and wrote their stories. LINKed below is an excellent article that summarises his life. Worth the t...
by richg99
22 Oct 2019, 22:39
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: WW II historians might like this..
Replies: 4
Views: 563

WW II historians might like this..

Sorry guys.... the truncated LINK won't go where it should.

If you want to...go to www.smithsonian.com and do a search for Untold Story. You might get it that way.
by richg99
22 Oct 2019, 21:13
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: WW II historians might like this..
Replies: 4
Views: 563

WW II historians might like this..

From the Smithsonian. The untold story of German maps and their acquisition. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/untold-story-secret-mission-seize-nazi-map-data-180973317/?utm_source=smithsoniandaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20191022-daily-responsive&spMailingID=40943627&spUserID=NjAyNjk4NjM...
by richg99
22 Oct 2019, 06:55
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)

"About 20 years ago I had Dickey brand pants and shorts that had a cell phone pocket in the same location"

And here I thought I found something new.

However, if you had a cell phone pocket 20 years ago, it must have fit a flip phone, not the phone biggies of today.
by richg99
21 Oct 2019, 16:32
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)

"God's Waiting Room" Ha Ha I hadn't heard that one.

Now that I've reached the magic old age of 80, I am just trying to keep ahead of him. He, however, knows where I am anytime he wants me.

I am going to WEAR out, not RUST out!

richg99
by richg99
21 Oct 2019, 16:03
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)
Replies: 9
Views: 547

Fishing shorts/pants..a new good idea ( I think)

Blessed with living in Texas during the Winter months, I wear fishing shorts 10 or more months out of the year. Being the cheapskate that I am, when I had to buy some new shorts (Keto diet!!) I went to my friendly local WalMart. Today I found some Wrangler brand shorts with a new additional pocket. ...
by richg99
21 Oct 2019, 10:10
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2387

Float pods , hinged

Re hinge at bottom. Got it! Good choice.

Regarding the side openings... I think they will catch water, especially in sharp turns. How about L shaped pieces that are wider than the maximum opening? They, of course, will also catch some water, but less so than a one inch opening.
by richg99
20 Oct 2019, 15:19
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: How to build a Leaf blower hovercraft.
Replies: 10
Views: 746

How to build a Leaf blower hovercraft.

Even a model airplane takes quite a bit of power to simply lift a small weighted fuselage.