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by onthewater102
12 Sep 2019, 16:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Welding aluminum without a welder
Replies: 11
Views: 283

Re: Welding aluminum without a welder

I've dabbled with it, it works, but the thin material boats are made from warps and distorts from the heat so you can't use it to fill leaking seams or anything you'd want to do with it. I used it to fill a gap along the corner where a deck sheet met the framing beneath less than perfectly and in th...
by onthewater102
11 Sep 2019, 09:12
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Decking thats not wood
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Decking thats not wood

I'd attach that console to the ribbing of the boat or the bench seat, not to the FRP.
by onthewater102
10 Sep 2019, 17:12
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Decking thats not wood
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Decking thats not wood

I was suggesting the FRP over polystyrene foam bought from a big box home improvement store. If you're using 2 part expanding you can use 2lb density foam w/ the FRP (that's what I used in my 1436 and it's held up fine to this day).
by onthewater102
10 Sep 2019, 14:42
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Decking thats not wood
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Decking thats not wood

Did the fabricator leave the underside of the boat flat and smooth? They appear to be there to add stability in a turn would be my guess.
by onthewater102
10 Sep 2019, 11:59
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Decking thats not wood
Replies: 17
Views: 456

Re: Decking thats not wood

FRP panels is what you're talking about - they work great supported by foam. To build elevated decking sections you would need a three ply setup - with the area framed out you would top the framing with a layer of FRP, then add a layer of foam and a second layer of FRP. You should be able to find an...
by onthewater102
04 Sep 2019, 09:54
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3514

Re: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?

I'm trying to find a plastic formula that's more durable. The chatter trailers are fantastic for generating hits, but the plastic I have is lousy at surviving them. I know I need to add a hardener to it, and the sections are actually quite hefty (not like the swimbait boot tails) so I think once I f...
by onthewater102
03 Sep 2019, 21:50
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3514

Re: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?

I don't have any more of the smoke/pearl fluke bodies other than the one in the pic I added alongside the fish they caught, but they were to color match with these jigs I made as a generic swim jig that I could throw pretty much anywhere (even in the salt) and have confidence that it mimics some typ...
by onthewater102
03 Sep 2019, 21:47
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3514

Re: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?

I've only tried one frankenbait so far and it wasn't that original a concept. Combined the basstackle.com 736 Craw with their 4" skirt grafted to the back. Comes out as basically an HD hulagrub:

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by onthewater102
03 Sep 2019, 13:50
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3514

Re: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?

I've been using molds I find on the cheap on Ebay as well as a handful of really nice ones that I've accumulated that can be ordered new through www.basstackle.com

For instance, this is the mold I'm using to make the chatter trailers:

http://www.basstackle.com/6008_Chatter_ ... 8-kj-1.htm
by onthewater102
03 Sep 2019, 13:50
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3514

Re: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?

I've been using molds I find on the cheap on Ebay as well as a handful of really nice ones that I've accumulated that can be ordered new through www.basstackle.com

For instance, this is the mold I'm using to make the chatter trailers:
by onthewater102
03 Sep 2019, 11:21
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?
Replies: 22
Views: 3514

Re: Anyone pouring their own soft plastics?

I've got to get pics of the lures to go with each...but these were some of the year's highlights that I actually could find pictures of. All were on jigs/spinnerbaits that I made (poured/tied), with plastic trailers I poured on rods that I built. 5lb 11oz LMB Yellow perch bladed jig w/ golden chatte...
by onthewater102
29 Aug 2019, 23:13
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Side imaging and shallow water. Perfect combo.
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Side imaging and shallow water. Perfect combo.

You mentioned you have the same issue picking fish out on the image when they're in the rocks though right?
by onthewater102
29 Aug 2019, 13:03
Forum: General Jet Boat questions
Topic: Side imaging and shallow water. Perfect combo.
Replies: 9
Views: 562

Re: Side imaging and shallow water. Perfect combo.

I'm usually looking a lot deeper than that - in that frame you're only in about 6 FOW +/-, I don't make a 2nd pass on the std sonar unless it's about 15' deep or more because you don't see that much of the bottom looking vertically down, and any shallower than that you're probably not seeing enough ...
by onthewater102
09 Aug 2019, 12:34
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Any way to just use one fish finder instead of two?
Replies: 6
Views: 328

Re: Any way to just use one fish finder instead of two?

I got a pair of 1" ram mount balls with female 1/4-20 threads and took a 2' piece of PVC pipe and a 1/4-20 threaded rod and made a very long arm that could put my headunit in the front or rear without having to unplug it. Just needed a 3/4" rubber holder meant for storing your anchor light to lock t...
by onthewater102
09 Aug 2019, 11:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: CC V SC
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: CC V SC

Visibility while driving vs. floor space