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by rickybobbybend
16 Jan 2017, 23:52
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: How many strikes...when trolling?
Replies: 9
Views: 2098

How many strikes...when trolling?

I always thougth there were more fish than I was catching.
by rickybobbybend
03 Sep 2016, 19:40
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Just a little pissed at Dad.
Replies: 8
Views: 1174

Just a little pissed at Dad.

As important as this might seem right now, I hope you will eventually take a broader perspective when you remember you dad. Parents, even those whom we remember as self-centered, make tons of sacrifices. Most of those sacrifices go nnoticed and unappreciated. My dad was probably no different than yo...
by rickybobbybend
23 Jul 2016, 16:39
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: What can i do with my boat?
Replies: 9
Views: 1851

What can i do with my boat?

Lots of options for you on these pages; do a search and be prepared to make decisions and have some fun. But I want to echo the importance of minimizing added weight and maintaining good weight distribution.
Rick
by rickybobbybend
29 May 2016, 20:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Gregor 12' (1977) with a 15-HP Nissan 4-stroke (2002)?
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Gregor 12' (1977) with a 15-HP Nissan 4-stroke (2002)?

Based on my experience, you will be fine, given a sound transom. I played with several ratings on my Gregor and settled on a 15 hp 2 stroke. Were I to do it over again I would go 4 stroke.
by rickybobbybend
29 May 2016, 20:37
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: How I solved the short driveway / long truck issue
Replies: 8
Views: 1071

How I solved the short driveway / long truck issue

I'm betting the wife isn't the only one benefiting from your idea :-)
by rickybobbybend
06 Feb 2016, 18:22
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1448 Gregor brought back to life
Replies: 13
Views: 1395

1448 Gregor brought back to life

You certainly can go bigger. My 12 ft. Gregor was rated at 15 hp (1979), but i found my 9.9 was plenty. If there is still a data plate on the transom, it might have the max hp rating.
by rickybobbybend
20 Dec 2015, 21:28
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Garmin Oregon 650 on sale!
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Garmin Oregon 650 on sale!

I went for the 600 other than the 650 (they are similar but the 600 has no camera) and am very happy with it after 8 months. The batttery life is just fine and easily covers a day-long hike. I carry some spares for multi-day outings. The feature set is all I could want and it is pretty easy to use a...
by rickybobbybend
25 Sep 2015, 23:30
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: inflatable life jacket, whats your favorite
Replies: 7
Views: 499

inflatable life jacket, whats your favorite

I have never used an inflatable in a real emergency, but I suspect most of the major brands and private labels at your price point will do just fine. All of mine are Onyx; the materials are sturdy and they have a handy carry sack. Pay attention buoyancy rating and whether you want auto or manual inf...
by rickybobbybend
25 Sep 2015, 23:07
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Base layers for the outdoors
Replies: 24
Views: 1879

Base layers for the outdoors

I like layering and also stick pretty much to synthetics for all of them...especially the base layer. A wool sweater is nice if you're not going to get wet, but I can seldom be sure of that in the outdoors. Cotton never makes the cut, and denim jeans are a real no-no in the cold and wet. Had a hard ...
by rickybobbybend
05 Sep 2015, 22:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anyone from Oregon?
Replies: 12
Views: 307

Anyone from Oregon?

Your rig will be just about perfect. I lived in Oregon for 25 years, fished every year, and spent more then half of them in the Portland area. You will have your choice of large and small still water, rivers, and even salt if you like. I would be happy to be more specific, just drop me a PM. And che...
by rickybobbybend
29 Jul 2015, 23:35
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 12' Restoration
Replies: 7
Views: 1511

12' Restoration

Hey, welcome SynRacing35. Lots of neat 12' projects on here and great members to help with your questions. A few suggestions: make liberal use of the search function, make sure you have the registration sorted out before you invest much time and money and be very judicious in adding weight to a 12 f...
by rickybobbybend
29 Jul 2015, 23:24
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Almost 50% of US climate data is FAKED!
Replies: 15
Views: 1606

Almost 50% of US climate data is FAKED!

YES! Almost half of the US climate weather data is FAKED. What's worse, the other half is MADE UP. Excuse me while I add another lump of coal to my CO2 generator.
by rickybobbybend
06 Jun 2015, 20:37
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Craigslist find - Alumacraft '50s 12 ft
Replies: 19
Views: 3176

Craigslist find - Alumacraft '50s 12 ft

Seeing your tin really brings back memories; my dad bought virtually the same hull new. I fished a ton on it with him, and another ton after he gave it to me. I gave it to a fellow a couple of years ago who was hooked on small boats but never had one of his own...the hull was still water-tight. Dad ...
by rickybobbybend
25 Apr 2015, 20:32
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Bilge Pump placement
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Bilge Pump placement

Mike makes a good point on access. Cleaning away debris is important; plus pumps don't last forever and will need to be replaced eventually.
by rickybobbybend
30 Mar 2015, 23:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hand Launching and recovery questions
Replies: 28
Views: 2785

Hand Launching and recovery questions

Also, the increase in weight of a larger boat like the 16 footer you mention means more control is needed when using steep or slippery ramps with transom wheels. Even with a 12 foot tin I have come close to launching the boat by the bow and having it drag me headfirst into the drink.