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by richg99
25 Oct 2019, 12:12
Forum: Wanted
Topic: WTB Humminbird MSM mount (2 of them)
Replies: 0
Views: 736

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: 424

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: 602

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: 602

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: 610

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: 610

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: 610

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: 2570

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: 821

How to build a Leaf blower hovercraft.

Even a model airplane takes quite a bit of power to simply lift a small weighted fuselage.
by richg99
19 Oct 2019, 22:38
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Float pods , hinged
Replies: 36
Views: 2570

Float pods , hinged

I just bumped into this thread. At one time, I put Smart Tabs on a Carolina Skiff. I was very happy with the results. Your approach is similar, except for the added pods. I surely don't know, but my gut feel is that the pods will get torn off if put under any real speed...configured the way I think ...
by richg99
19 Oct 2019, 12:32
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Got to love Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Got to love Texas

Texas rigged (of course) Senko worm. Ha Ha
by richg99
18 Oct 2019, 23:13
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Got to love Texas
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Got to love Texas

Got to love Texas. I went to the nearest "big" lake now that I am back home. Three hours. One bite, but it was a good one. 19 inch LM Bass. I'm happy. I was going to head for the saltwater flats but...I discovered that I didn't have my Credit Card while on the way to Galveston. I called the restaura...
by richg99
18 Oct 2019, 23:06
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Got out today
Replies: 4
Views: 423

Got out today

Nice looking trout. I never caught any trout anywhere near that big. I also have never fished that deep.
by richg99
16 Oct 2019, 10:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: It's not tin, but it is interesting
Replies: 11
Views: 968

It's not tin, but it is interesting

Maine is a big forestry State. It sounded to me like they want to expand the use of wood/cellulose products Mix cellulose and epoxy and make boats out of them. As already pointed out here, though, if the resulting boats are way heavier than the competition, then the idea isn't going anywhere fast.