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by bikerider
18 Jul 2019, 13:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trolling socks/buckets etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Trolling socks/buckets etc.

Regarding actual trolling bags, I'm wondering if when you put the boat in neutral or shut the motor off to fight a fish or something if the trolling bags stay open while you are sitting still in the water.
by bikerider
17 Jul 2019, 17:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trolling socks/buckets etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Trolling socks/buckets etc.

LDUBS wrote:
17 Jul 2019, 17:11
Pretty decent discussion of trolling socks in the link below.

https://tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.ph ... ks#p465754
Thanks, LDUBS. That thread kind of answered my question about the buckets banging up against the boat.
by bikerider
17 Jul 2019, 17:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trolling socks/buckets etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: Trolling socks/buckets etc.

I use 1 bucket behind my 16ft with a 30hp on it.. it allows me to throttle up the motor a bit because it shakes so much at low idle. Sent from my SM-G903W using Tapatalk Does it still work for slowing your speed? I've seen them towed behind and wondered if there are problems with it getting in the ...
by bikerider
17 Jul 2019, 15:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trolling socks/buckets etc.
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Trolling socks/buckets etc.

I have been researching trolling socks/buckets/sea bags etc. I am thinking about building a set of trolling buckets for my 12 ft boat so that I can troll slowly with my gas outboard. I found a few videos on youtube that helped me understand the concept but I'm more curious about what it is actually ...
by bikerider
17 Jul 2019, 14:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Fish Whacker picture request
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Fish Whacker picture request

I am totally fine with avoiding four foot snakes randomly dropping in my boat, FormerParatrooper :lol:
by bikerider
17 Jul 2019, 14:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Fish Whacker picture request
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Fish Whacker picture request

richg99 wrote:
16 Jul 2019, 17:50
How about a broken little league bat? Do they still even use wooden bats anymore???? Probably not.
That's a good idea. I like that you would be re-purposing something broken and you could also cut it to length and finish it using run of the mill tools.
by bikerider
15 Jul 2019, 12:25
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Anybody have a home made transom saver?
Replies: 7
Views: 243

Re: Anybody have a home made transom saver?

I don't think your link is showing, jethro.
by bikerider
14 Jul 2019, 21:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: For those of you with bimini tops
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: For those of you with bimini tops

I had a bimini top on my previous boat which was a 15' klamath. I used it primarily for shade on hot sunny days and it worked pretty well for that. Same for rain, but I was never out in more than a drizzle. I would say a key design consideration is that you be able to stand up under the bimini. Pro...
by bikerider
14 Jul 2019, 02:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: For those of you with bimini tops
Replies: 3
Views: 177

For those of you with bimini tops

How do you like it? Pros/cons? I'm interested especially on smaller boats (12-14 ft or so) Is it exclusively a stay out of the sun on hot days thing or does it have other uses?
by bikerider
14 Jul 2019, 01:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Fish Whacker picture request
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Fish Whacker picture request

Captain Ahab wrote:
10 Jul 2019, 08:03
Dont whach em bleed em and ice em

Much better to eat
Wouldn't that make a bit of a mess in the boat?
by bikerider
14 Jul 2019, 01:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Fish Whacker picture request
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Fish Whacker picture request

Idea came to be at work...I found a piece of really thick cable.... almost totally ridgid. Takes a lot of effort to bend even slightly. I smacked it against some concrete and it barely bent and didn't bounce... almost like a dead blow hammer. I thought it would be about perfect for a fish knocker-o...
by bikerider
14 Jul 2019, 01:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Fish Whacker picture request
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Fish Whacker picture request

lckstckn2smknbrls wrote:
07 Jul 2019, 19:13
Buzzbait wrote:
06 Jul 2019, 21:34
A short (12-14") chunk of coated heavy cable would work...
Go to an electrical supply house and see if you can get an end piece 500MCM from the spool or if they will sell a foot long piece.
That stuff look beefy.
by bikerider
07 Jul 2019, 13:58
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Fish Whacker picture request
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Fish Whacker picture request

Buzzbait wrote:
06 Jul 2019, 21:34
A short (12-14") chunk of coated heavy cable would work...
Would that be rigid being cable?
by bikerider
06 Jul 2019, 13:51
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Fish Whacker picture request
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Fish Whacker picture request

OK, I don't have a picture, but here is how I made mine. I took a length of old closet rod. I think it is 1 ' or 1 1/4" or so. I drilled a hole down one end as deep as I could go (maybe 4.5 - 5"). Filled the hole with some old lead shot & epoxy. Then put a wood plug in the end with epoxy. Whole thi...
by bikerider
05 Jul 2019, 13:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Fish Whacker picture request
Replies: 22
Views: 639

Re: Fish Whacker picture request

jethro wrote:
02 Jul 2019, 09:35
I just use my cheap fish gripper. It's a knock off of a Boga Grip.
The ones I've seen in stores seem kind of light. I thought maybe a bit more weight would make for an easier kill. What do you think?