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by DaleH
21 Oct 2019, 10:08
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Zero Degree Transom Deadrise
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: Zero Degree Transom Deadrise

PATRIOT2 wrote:
20 Oct 2019, 23:18
This is why I seldom post questions on here.
Why say that? As MrGiggles is correct, as to be a deepV the deadrise must carry all the way to the stern.

If embarrased about your question - please don’t be - the dumb question is the one NOT asked ...
by DaleH
18 Oct 2019, 11:25
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: Springfield Armory 911 380
Replies: 15
Views: 1777

Re: Springfield Armory 911 380

I have put around 300 rounds through it and every magazine load has had jams, Failed to fires, loading issues. Ouch! On the contrary, I have a S&W BodyGuard 380 with integrated laser that has digested every round of ~7 brands of ammo and bullet types, even when loaded into the same magazine together.
by DaleH
16 Oct 2019, 11:56
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Another new to me boat
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: Another new to me boat

Need pictures ... what "kind" of fuel tank cover? You mean a cap or an aluminum hatch or sheet cover over a tank recess? Cast aluminum end or corner caps can be had on eBay, but you may not find an identical match. Toss the carpet and throw in Nautolex marine vinyl from DefenderUSA... mine was ~21-y...
by DaleH
16 Oct 2019, 10:21
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Transom saver questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Transom saver questions...

Buzzbait wrote:
16 Oct 2019, 07:49
I like the 2x4 idea, I just can't picture it. Any way to possibly post a pic or sketch?
Maybe a picture is worth 1,000 words. I personally find that the "less" the OB is tilted, the less stress is induced to the transom.
by DaleH
15 Oct 2019, 15:34
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Transom saver questions...
Replies: 11
Views: 165

Re: Transom saver questions...

If that is a power trim/tile OB, those locks are usually called 'mooring locks' and are designed to keep the OB out of the water without putting an undue strain on the hydraulics. I don't trailer with them. On bigger motors, I get better ground clearance by jamming a piece of softwood, like typical ...
by DaleH
15 Oct 2019, 11:12
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Using two split rings to attach the rear hook on a crankbait
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: Using two split rings to attach the rear hook on a crankbait

FWIW I switch out the trebles on most of my small lures/plugs to the “double” hooks that Netcraft sells, believing it to be Eagle Claw and Mustard hook designs. Nothing worse to me - even more than losing a jumping fish - is landing a fish with a face full of trebles. 72EE4B2E-560B-42EC-A409-018E6DC...
by DaleH
10 Oct 2019, 12:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: fuel tank
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: fuel tank

If plastic, find an older Mercury tank with built-in handle going across the top, is made of really thick plastic.
by DaleH
09 Oct 2019, 17:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Console
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Console

I’ve done a few, all used parts from eBay! One 16-footer is in my signature.
by DaleH
08 Oct 2019, 21:31
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: Handmade early French flintlock muzzleloader, circa 1727
Replies: 11
Views: 2374

Re: Handmade early French flintlock muzzleloader, circa 1727

... never added the final/finished photos, but since I’m in the airport for hours waiting on people, here you go ... for some hopefully eye candy:

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by DaleH
08 Oct 2019, 15:05
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Your opinions?
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Your opinions?

Definitely a (1) TALL-gunneled deep-V hull boat, and (2) one with full height transom. Owned various 14 to 16-footers through the years and did a ton in the 14s, but for only 2’ longer, I found the 16s to be ‘twice’ the boat! But if you can't swing a 16-footer, then a 14’ w/ minimum 25hp would be ni...
by DaleH
07 Oct 2019, 10:37
Forum: Motors
Topic: Prop advice
Replies: 5
Views: 111

Re: Prop advice

Did you ever run your rig through the Prop Calculator listed as a sitcky post on the Motors forum? FWIW the Turning Point 'pressed aluminum' 4-blade props give SS performance at a fraction of the price (< $100). Plus with their props you are never stuck, as they swap them out until you get exactly w...
by DaleH
06 Oct 2019, 13:12
Forum: Hunting & Weapons
Topic: Hunting - Watch out for barbed wire ....
Replies: 1
Views: 87

Hunting - Watch out for barbed wire ....

Ouch ... that hadda hurt ... :shock:
by DaleH
05 Oct 2019, 22:39
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Best way to clean water film off motor?
Replies: 4
Views: 209

Re: Best way to clean water film off motor?

Ditto the vinegar, works great on car windshields too!
by DaleH
05 Oct 2019, 09:21
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?

Treat fuel, run it through/dry while fogging out, store straight up and down. I see zero need to replace the LU oil. If I don't put 100-hours on an OB in a season, I'll leave it to the next year - zero issues owning and/or maintaining dozens and dozens of OBs over 40-years practice, 2hp to 300hp. B...
by DaleH
04 Oct 2019, 12:25
Forum: Motors
Topic: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?
Replies: 15
Views: 552

Re: Motor about to go into storage for a few months. What to do?

Treat fuel, run it through/dry while fogging out, store straight up and down. I see zero need to replace the LU oil. If I don't put 100-hours on an OB in a season, I'll leave it to the next year - zero issues owning and/or maintaining dozens and dozens of OBs over 40-years practice, 2hp to 300hp. Bu...