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by Jim-Iowa
21 May 2010, 23:22
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: LUND WC16 MODIFIED FOR TROUT FISHING AND CRABBING
Replies: 5
Views: 5799

LUND WC16 MODIFIED FOR TROUT FISHING AND CRABBING

A Very Nice well tought out Conversion! Being about 1000 miles from the nearest Salt Water, I find it very interesting to see how you set things up.
by Jim-Iowa
19 May 2010, 16:52
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the San Diego Jam knot?
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Anyone use the San Diego Jam knot?

Bass Addict: It's called a Tie-Fast Tool, I now would never be without it. They are available at Bass Pro, Cabelas and many fly and tackle shops. I'm buying two more. One For my key ring and on for my fly tying station. I could try to explaing it but this You Tube Demo is better than what I can do. ...
by Jim-Iowa
19 May 2010, 12:56
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Anyone use the San Diego Jam knot?
Replies: 10
Views: 878

Anyone use the San Diego Jam knot?

There are three knots I use about 99% of the time. 1) is the Palomar 2) is the Gryp Knot 3) Double Gryp for joining lines The last two are used more since I bought this from Bass Pro Shop for $7.95. I like the Gryp knot because every coil grips the tag end. https://www.uptownangler.com/images/store/...
by Jim-Iowa
19 May 2010, 11:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Flats style jon boat mod
Replies: 17
Views: 6246

Flats style jon boat mod

That's one nice boat. There are tons of lakes up here that were built in the 50's and the upstream ends have silted in. Untold acres of placed no one takes their boats. That would be perfect and one would have it al to themselves.
by Jim-Iowa
19 May 2010, 09:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1973 6 hp johnson
Replies: 3
Views: 431

1973 6 hp johnson

prices on used boats can vary quite a bit based on the area your in and condition of the boat and they will go higher this time of year than they would in November. I can give you one example, I know of. My son bought in April, a used 14X36 L Lowe that's in nearly new condition on a nice trailer(als...
by Jim-Iowa
18 May 2010, 15:57
Forum: Motors
Topic: help on motor choice
Replies: 18
Views: 1276

help on motor choice

Before Iowa instituted a no wake law on lakes under 1,000 acres, Huh?? :shock: For real???? Yeah it's true on State owned and many County lakes. The Exceptions are the Great Lakes area of NW Iowa(Okeboji, Spirit Lake Etc) Private Lakes and Federal impoundments. You can operate any motor, but no wak...
by Jim-Iowa
17 May 2010, 12:13
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Which boat?
Replies: 5
Views: 868

Which boat?

If your going new, I would buy what ever Brand is sold in your area by a reputable dealer. I know of 5 brands sold in my area(within 35 miles). And if your comparing like models from each I don't think there is much difference between them? So I woud go with the dealer that makes the best deal and s...
by Jim-Iowa
17 May 2010, 10:46
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1972 14' Sears Semi V Aluminum Boat. Need Guidance.
Replies: 11
Views: 5788

1972 14' Sears Semi V Aluminum Boat. Need Guidance.

Happy Birthday Johnny! You have a nice boat to start with. As Jim said, first make it useable and use it. Take on the modifications and upgrades as you have the money and time. I would make a plan, laying out the things I wanted to do in small jobs that you can complete in a week. Nothing stinks qui...
by Jim-Iowa
17 May 2010, 09:22
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 12 Foot Jon Mod, Grumman model 1237.
Replies: 66
Views: 27194

12 Foot Jon Mod, Grumman model 1237.

Nice Job Froggy!! A simple and tastefully done conversion.
Just what I'm thinking I need for our Electric only lakes around here.
by Jim-Iowa
17 May 2010, 09:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2010 tracker 12Ft project Jon with 40 HP evinrude (1975)
Replies: 27
Views: 3615

My 2010 tracker 12Ft project Jon with 40 HP evinrude (1975)

There are a lot of varibles pertaining to speed using a trolling motor. Far too many to give a definitive answer as to whethere you could make 10 mph. Size of the motor, battery or batteries total weight your pushing etc. The search function will get you into the archives and you can read to your he...
by Jim-Iowa
14 May 2010, 23:26
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: My 2010 tracker 12Ft project Jon with 40 HP evinrude (1975)
Replies: 27
Views: 3615

My 2010 tracker 12Ft project Jon with 40 HP evinrude (1975)

Being over a 1000 miles from the flats, I only know what I have read? Still think there are places here in Iowa where I would like to try a flats boat. And have been facinated with Flats Boats so have read and searched the internet for everything I could find about flats boats and flats fishing. My ...
by Jim-Iowa
12 May 2010, 16:22
Forum: Motors
Topic: help on motor choice
Replies: 18
Views: 1276

help on motor choice

Well with the 9.9 on that boat and 3 of us in the boat it was probably going 8- 10mph or so. Bailey probably goes 220, his son 180 and I weigh 175 so we were running at maximum reccomended capacity and doing that speed, impressed me . He thought he needed more motor to run on the Des Moines River, b...
by Jim-Iowa
12 May 2010, 14:42
Forum: Motors
Topic: help on motor choice
Replies: 18
Views: 1276

help on motor choice

I think you would do fine with a 10hp motor so long as your not running in a river with a strong current. My son has a Lowe 14 X 36L and had a 9.9 1965 Sears motor that handles it nicely with power to spare. He has since put on a 72 Evenrude 15hp on it and it's almost too much motor. His boat is mfg...
by Jim-Iowa
12 May 2010, 12:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Tim's 12' V Hull mod
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Tim's 12' V Hull mod

Nice looking boat! As for a Name? Well it's already wearing the right name for my style of fishing.
by Jim-Iowa
10 May 2010, 13:34
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1981 16’ Starcraft Seafarer Finished (New pics 6/5/12)
Replies: 171
Views: 40300

1981 16’ Starcraft Seafarer

My two year old says to paint it brown, the five year old says black. I was expecting maybe pink or purple. When the bosses speak, it pays to listen! I bet you could come up with a combination of Black & Brown that would please everybody. Even if they had come up with purple, the new Chargers have ...