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by eshaw
09 Jun 2019, 10:17
Forum: Electrical
Topic: GPS Shuts off when starting gas motor UPDATE WITH SPECS
Replies: 21
Views: 1318

Re: GPS Shuts off when starting gas motor UPDATE WITH SPECS

Just a suggestion from a novice, but why couldn't he just install a small 12v battery like comes on a riding mower for power to the FF?
by eshaw
08 Jun 2019, 13:12
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring fuel gage
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Wiring fuel gage

I think one other thing I may try is to hook up the positive to a switch on my relay panel instead of tying it into the ignition switch. I have two outboards on my boat so this may be the easiest approach unless someone can tell me why it wouldn't work? This would save me from having to tie into two...
by eshaw
08 Jun 2019, 11:26
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring fuel gage
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Wiring fuel gage

Thanks. I had no idea what brand that sender is! Looks like a Moeller fits the bill though.
by eshaw
07 Jun 2019, 18:43
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Wiring fuel gage
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Wiring fuel gage

I need some assistance fellas. I got a larger tank for my boat and it has a fuel sender mounted in it. I have a small fuel gage that I'd like to mount in my helm and use it to monitor the gas but I don't know how to wire it up. Any help would be appreciated. I included a couple of pics of the gage a...
by eshaw
22 May 2019, 08:59
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 6061 T6 .100 for deck questions
Replies: 10
Views: 401

Re: 6061 T6 .100 for deck questions

I wouldn't go any thinner than .100 and would use ,125 myself. 18 inches is a good span and you'll want the extra thickness. It's going to depend on how much weight you have to support also. I don't think you need to anneal it. I wouldn't go beyond the 90^ bend though or it will crack out. If you us...
by eshaw
17 May 2019, 11:53
Forum: Bowfishing
Topic: Maybe bowfishing
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Maybe bowfishing

I use lever bows like the Oneida and love them. I do lots of bow fishing though so I can justify the cost of them. Both of mine, an Osprey and a Stealth were bought used because they're kind of pricey new. They're almost an infinitely adjustable bow and can be tailored to almost any type of shooting...
by eshaw
12 May 2019, 11:08
Forum: Electrical
Topic: extending trolling motor cables.
Replies: 4
Views: 408

extending trolling motor cables.

I'd suggest that you situate the batteries where you want them. From there run you some heavier gauge wire (depends on the distance you're covering) and install quick connect. Put the other half of the quick connect on the end of your trolling motor and call it a day. This way you aren't cutting you...
by eshaw
06 May 2019, 08:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1976 Monark Army Corp of Engineers tri v hull
Replies: 4
Views: 675

1976 Monark Army Corp of Engineers tri v hull

I wouldn't sand blast aluminum. If you ever need to weld it you'll find the welds are contaminated from it.
by eshaw
25 Apr 2019, 09:14
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 2007 Tracker Pro Crappie
Replies: 20
Views: 2774

2007 Tracker Pro Crappie

Those mermaids seem to like it!
by eshaw
24 Apr 2019, 11:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Possible project
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Possible project

Thanks for that info! Appreciate it. Guy sold the boat so the search continues. Anyone happen to know if the Lowes were welded or riveted?
by eshaw
22 Apr 2019, 09:52
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Possible project
Replies: 2
Views: 439

Possible project

I've been looking for quite a while now for a larger boat. I'd like it to be a multi-purpose boat. I've located a aluminum deck boat that's been sitting a couple of years. I'm not concerned with the furniture at all, it will probably be scrapped. I want it for a large stable platform. I figure it wi...
by eshaw
23 Mar 2019, 21:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bow mount trolling motor bouncing around
Replies: 7
Views: 573

Bow mount trolling motor bouncing around

I had that problem. What I did was buy one of the super cheap transom savers from Walmart that has a rubber V on one end. I took that off, made a base mount for it and mounted it under the shaft. Then I used a piece of velcro to secure the shaft to the rubber piece. Works like a charm.
by eshaw
14 Mar 2019, 11:54
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Before & After
Replies: 18
Views: 1184

Before & After

That "glory hole" is pretty cool but I'd avoid it like the plague myself. Too bad the stack isn't controlled by hydraulics so they could raise it up and down. Any boats ever got caught in that area?
by eshaw
09 Mar 2019, 13:31
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Tungsten Price comparison
Replies: 10
Views: 778

Tungsten Price comparison

I must be a true tight wad. Who'm I kidding, I am! The price of lures and tackle in general is why I've never got into some types of fishing. Most of the lures I price are ridiculous and I just can't bring myself to drop the coin on them. I guess I'll be one of the natural bait guys till the day I c...
by eshaw
03 Mar 2019, 11:11
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Tough hooks
Replies: 14
Views: 1066

Tough hooks

I use a lot bigger hook since I fish for heavy body fish (cats and others) and use the Mustad brand. I like them a lot and would assume that their smaller ones would be good also.

$4.00 for a hook?????? I don't see that in my future, that's a fact!