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by Butthead
19 Jun 2019, 13:45
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: How Many Reel Mfg's Are There Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 2322

How Many Reel Mfg's Are There Really?

I can't find the original information that I read about them years ago, but it was that they were making parts for all lines of Abu round reels, including the Swedish ones. Omoto also made the Big Game 9000 and 10000 for Abu. Omoto does have factories in China, in addition to Taiwan, but I have no i...
by Butthead
16 Jun 2019, 22:21
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Is this possible or just crazy?
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Is this possible or just crazy?

I’ve watched bow fishing guys using them to run their lights at night. Was pretty crazy with the really loud generator and the whole bow full of lights. They were using halogens though, so the light output wasn’t as great as it could have been with some LEDs. There was also an article in Bassmasters...
by Butthead
14 Jun 2019, 21:00
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: How Many Reel Mfg's Are There Really?
Replies: 14
Views: 2322

How Many Reel Mfg's Are There Really?

Omoto is another Taiwanese OEM manufacturer. I have a Chief. Now look at the Akios reels, haha.
I’m also a Doyo fan. I heard they make a lot of the Abu low profile reels.
by Butthead
14 Jun 2019, 20:46
Forum: Electrical
Topic: mk or mg?
Replies: 3
Views: 638

mk or mg?

Ford vs Chevy. I’m an MK guy, buddy uses MG. I like Humminbird units, he’s Lowrance. I don’t see a huge usable difference between products except I like the durability of the composite shaft, put them to the test a few times, and I’ve never needed a special prop nut to lessen vibrations and quiet my...
by Butthead
14 Jun 2019, 20:29
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: A rusting tinny leads to a story of survivial
Replies: 3
Views: 690

A rusting tinny leads to a story of survivial

Very cool read. Thanks for sharing.
by Butthead
09 Dec 2018, 23:15
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Just not my day.
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

Just not my day.

Even just a couple inches changes things, but is it broke so far down that it's unusable? Personally, I like retipped rods (when done right). I used to buy broken BPS Carbonlites off eBay and fix them. My buddy loves the 6'9" M XF retipped at 6'6" for jerkbaits fishing. I was using a 6'6"MF retipped...
by Butthead
09 Dec 2018, 01:51
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Piscifun Reels
Replies: 10
Views: 2163

Piscifun Reels

So how do you like it? Also, do the knobs come off or are the caps just for show? I bought the KastKing version of it on a whim and I don't care for it. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LXOZFKB/ It's just a cheap reel. Sure, it's certainly light, but the tolerances suck, it's noisy, and the cast...
by Butthead
09 Dec 2018, 01:17
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Just not my day.
Replies: 11
Views: 1206

Just not my day.

How far down did you break it?

And look at the bright side, 1.5 times is better than double, ha-ha.
by Butthead
09 Dec 2018, 01:13
Forum: Rods & Reels
Topic: Baitcasting eBAy Impulse buy. A good deal?
Replies: 33
Views: 5535

Baitcasting eBAy Impulse buy. A good deal?

This is seemingly an old thread, but I'll add my two cents. I have worked on a lot of PQ's and a lot of revos and i must tell you, I'm just not convinced that there is enough differnce to justify the price difference, unless you go up to the premier to get the lighter weight. I have a lot of STX re...
by Butthead
08 Dec 2018, 20:59
Forum: Bait and Tackle
Topic: Treble Hooks
Replies: 10
Views: 1927

Treble Hooks

I realize this is a little old now, but are you using snubbers on your trolling setups?
Also, the nets with the thick rubber are way nicer when using trebles. The one I have isn't' super deep, but it was worth the $40 I spent on it.
by Butthead
15 Mar 2018, 17:16
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: TinBoats.net's Least Exciting Mod! Alumacraft 1648 NCS
Replies: 27
Views: 14448

TinBoats.net's Least Exciting Mod! Alumacraft 1648 NCS

I'll have to take a picture of the battery shelf. I usually stick my tackle bag on top of that.

I really like the NCS model. I don't need a bunch of storage compartments, so the open floorplan is awesome for me. There is literally enough room to sleep two adults comfortably on the floor.
by Butthead
15 Mar 2018, 12:00
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: TinBoats.net's Least Exciting Mod! Alumacraft 1648 NCS
Replies: 27
Views: 14448

TinBoats.net's Least Exciting Mod! Alumacraft 1648 NCS

It's the Slider G5. They used to be a site sponsor, maybe still are.
https://www.sliderg5.com/index.html

*I also edited the first post to add the pictures to the site, instead of hosting them on Photobucket.
Boy, did I use a lot of spinning reels back then, lol.
by Butthead
15 Mar 2018, 11:51
Forum: Electrical
Topic: 2 Transom motors or 1
Replies: 9
Views: 1462

2 Transom motors or 1

It's a more aggressive prop. I like it because it provides more torque and top speed than the OE prop. Typically, people aren't looking for a TM to provide big torque and top speed, but more controlled movement. I can't verify if it's quite as weedless as the stock prop, since there's no salad where...
by Butthead
14 Mar 2018, 20:13
Forum: Motors
Topic: Need wise advise on purchase of new 25hp outboard w/tiller
Replies: 38
Views: 4835

Need wise advise on purchase of new 25hp outboard w/tiller

The 1754 side console is rated to 75hp. The tiller version is 50hp.
https://www.trackerboats.com/boat/specs.cfm?boat=3940

Archived specs page from the 2015 model with 30hp max rating:
https://web.archive.org/web/20150905084 ... ?boat=3674

It's legit. :D
by Butthead
14 Mar 2018, 15:46
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: TinBoats.net's Least Exciting Mod! Alumacraft 1648 NCS
Replies: 27
Views: 14448

TinBoats.net's Least Exciting Mod! Alumacraft 1648 NCS

Sorry wmk, I'm two years late to your posts.
Everything is holding up the same as when I installed it. I do use a waterproof travel cover, so it stays bone dry inside. The hull ID stickers came from Bass Pro.
I'll try to remember to take some photos the next time I take it out in a few weeks.