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by clarkbre
09 Sep 2018, 21:37
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Anybody use a trailer dolly?
Replies: 14
Views: 1658

Anybody use a trailer dolly?

I've used a harbor freight one for about 10 years. I think I paid $60 for it. Both tires wont hold air at this point so I'll probably just replace it as opposed to replacing the tires. They are very useful.
by clarkbre
04 Sep 2018, 14:41
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Heater Install
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Heater Install

Seems like it would be better mounted to the back of the front seat? Where does the kid sit? In the chair up front. Thought about mounting it there but didn't want his legs to get burnt. Having it mounted to the front of the middle seat, he can lean forward and warm his hands but the heater is stil...
by clarkbre
03 Sep 2018, 16:54
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Heater Install
Replies: 5
Views: 844

Heater Install

While this isn't a huge modification, it is an upgrade that may give others ideas. My son (8) likes to go out with me but gets a little cold sometimes (he doesn't have built in insulation like me :lol: ). So, I was at my folks place last week and snagged their unused Mr. Buddy propane heater. Again,...
by clarkbre
31 Aug 2018, 22:44
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Bimini Top Installation Video
Replies: 25
Views: 2348

Bimini Top Installation Video

That's a good video. I would say a bimini top is a very underrated boat accessory. I've had one on my boat for years and it makes hot summer and wet fall &spring days very comfortable.
by clarkbre
27 Aug 2018, 10:05
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 12V Batts Combined in SERIES - Different Size/Capacity OK?
Replies: 4
Views: 840

12V Batts Combined in SERIES - Different Size/Capacity OK?

The motor won't care that the batteries are different capacities. As stated above, the motor will draw what it can and stop once there's not enough voltage. However, the charger is where you will run into potential issues...but there's a way around it. If charged together as one, 24v unit, the batte...
by clarkbre
27 Aug 2018, 00:33
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Downrigger setups - What’s yours?
Replies: 17
Views: 1725

Downrigger setups - What’s yours?

I bought a pair of clamp on Scotty Lake Troller's with 4lbs balls years ago and have used them off and on. They are a good size for some of the larger lakes around here. Now that I'm getting more into Kokanee fishing, I'm appreciating the downriggers more. Eventually, I'd like to convert them to fit...
by clarkbre
27 Aug 2018, 00:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Most iconic brand?
Replies: 19
Views: 1539

Most iconic brand?

Agree with all the Lund responses.

In the Pacific Northwest, Alaskan or Smokercraft are really nice boats as well.
by clarkbre
11 Jan 2015, 21:04
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What are you planning for your boat in 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2423

What are you planning for your boat in 2015

Good thinking. I took my older boy once with my dad and the highlight of the trip was that Grandpa brought circus peanuts and small doughnuts. If they're comfortable, our lines are wet!!!
by clarkbre
11 Jan 2015, 19:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: What are you planning for your boat in 2015
Replies: 30
Views: 2423

What are you planning for your boat in 2015

Not being a smarta$$ here but I am planning to get my boat in the water this year. My oldest son is now 4 and my younger boy will be 2 in April. I've had the boat out only a few times in the last 3 years so I am excited to start using it again.
by clarkbre
28 May 2012, 18:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Will it fit
Replies: 14
Views: 668

Will it fit

Another trailer idea would be to buy a small 4'x8' utility trailer at harbor freight. you could use it to haul your boat and just slide it off at the launch. When you weren't using it for your boat, you could put sides on it and use it as a utilitly trailer.
by clarkbre
12 Dec 2011, 15:36
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1448 or 1542 purchase?
Replies: 17
Views: 3053

1448 or 1542 purchase?

I'd go for the 14' as well. Even with the boat being 1' less than the other, you have more square feet in the floor of the 14'. And, as said above, unless you're fishing some VERY narrow waterways, 6" would make the boat a lot more stable. One thing to consider too is as the higher you go with platf...
by clarkbre
11 Dec 2011, 03:52
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Jon boat top or canopy?
Replies: 9
Views: 5743

Jon boat top or canopy?

I've got an 8' Bimini on my Lund WC16 and love it. I use it in rain or shine. You can see in the below pic how it sits in my boat folded down. It does not obstruct any of the 3 bench seats. When it is up, it slides back and covers the rear 8' of the boat. It's tall enough for me to stand under it. ...
by clarkbre
11 Dec 2011, 03:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: How I figured flotation
Replies: 8
Views: 477

How I figured flotation

No offense but your math is off by a whole dimension. When figuring volume as opposed to an area, its cubic inches, or feet....not square anything. Square is for an area. Also, your plywood, battery, and motor aren't neutral in water. Set your battery in water and see how it will act. My guess is th...
by clarkbre
10 Dec 2011, 15:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Jon boat top or canopy?
Replies: 9
Views: 5743

Jon boat top or canopy?

I've got an 8' Bimini on my Lund WC16 and love it. I use it in rain or shine. You can see in the below pic how it sits in my boat folded down. It does not obstruct any of the 3 bench seats. When it is up, it slides back and covers the rear 8' of the boat. It's tall enough for me to stand under it. M...
by clarkbre
23 May 2011, 17:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: how to put a deck on a 15 ft tracker topper
Replies: 9
Views: 1865

how to put a deck on a 15 ft tracker topper

With wood and screws.