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Lost Pole
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Post by Lost Pole »

Hiya. New here. Visited a few times when I was dreaming. I'm 35 and can't remember a time when I hadn't known how to fish or had a pole in my hand.
Grew up in the salt but fell in love with the bayou.
Became a proficient bass guy but got bored with it chasing trophies. Now I strictly fish for sacalait year 'round.
Everything I have fished out of that I have owned slid in the back of a pickup and has either been carried or drug through the woods for my fishing. From there I sculled with a paddle 90% of the time or used a trolling motor. Have actually become very good at it where I fish, tying my own jigs.
Time to move forward. I have a son bighting at creek mouths and motivated. Figured no better time to teach what I know, but better in the more conventional ways.
Picked up a boat and hope to situate it as I know with my carry alongs. Hope to learn bunches.
Its's 1992 Weldcraft. The motor I've sat on for years is a '73 rude 9.5, whi he'll need work.
New to the whole motorized conventional game and'll appreciate any and all help given or offered.

Lost Pole
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overboard
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Post by overboard »

The pic. of your son says it all! =D>
Old and slow can catch fish!!!!!!! (Hope you're talking about the boat) :lol:

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Kismet
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Post by Kismet »

Nice.

Only thing I recommend is get your motor set up to be trust-worthy and then use the rig for a season or so before you do any radical. Experiences change design concepts.

Gonna be fun.

Best wishes.
Kis
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Lost Pole
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Post by Lost Pole »

Thx ob, I've been known to catch a sac or two on occasion. It's my obsession

Thx kismet, but yes can do.
Money is limited so your advice is part of the schematic with or without a gasoline powered motor. BUT to approach that point, I need my front seat figured out.
Been reading steady when I can, but what would help me greatly, if possible, is if anyone can give me a resource where I can figure a max weight and HP capacity for my boat?

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juggernot
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Post by juggernot »

Weld-Craft is still in business, they can probly give you the specs for that boat if you contact them and have a serial# or send them some pics. I would think that boat would handle and scoot w 15/20hp.

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bobberboy
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Post by bobberboy »

Lost Pole » Yesterday, 20:28 wrote:Thx ob, I've been known to catch a sac or two on occasion. It's my obsession

Thx kismet, but yes can do.
Money is limited so your advice is part of the schematic with or without a gasoline powered motor. BUT to approach that point, I need my front seat figured out.
Been reading steady when I can, but what would help me greatly, if possible, is if anyone can give me a resource where I can figure a max weight and HP capacity for my boat?
Here's a link for a USCG "backyard boat builders" safety standards. It contains formulas to help you figure out hp and people capacities.

https://files.dnr.state.mn.us/education ... ilders.pdf

Lost Pole
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Post by Lost Pole »

Been nearly two years and my boat still hasn't touched water since I bought it. Life happens.
However, I have done a few nitpicks here n there when finances allowed.
Me and my boy painted.

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Lost Pole
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Picked up a lil newer motor. Needless to say it's giving me problems.

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And made a quick front deck outta materials from around the house

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Slowly but surely.


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Lost Pole wrote:Picked up a lil newer motor. Needless to say it's giving me problems.

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And made a quick front deck outta materials from around the house

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Lookin great man, nice job