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02-19-2017, 08:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,145
Posted By Jack Hart

Had the same motor and it did the same thing. I...

Had the same motor and it did the same thing. I needed a new (rebuilt) EMM. Apparently EMM failure is quite common and expensive. I hope your problem is something else.
03-09-2016, 10:15 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 31,805
Posted By Jack Hart

I've sold a lot of big ticket items. When I take...

I've sold a lot of big ticket items. When I take a deposit I inform the potential buyer that all the deposit will do is buy him first right of refusal, which means that if someone comes along before...
02-02-2016, 04:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By Jack Hart

I fish the same areas as the OP. I've had boats...

I fish the same areas as the OP. I've had boats in the 17-18' size range with 12 volt and with 24 volt trolling motors. Both will do the job, but the 24 volt will run longer on a full charge and...
01-17-2016, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,703
Posted By Jack Hart

Get the 80# motor. I've come back from 5 miles...

Get the 80# motor. I've come back from 5 miles out on my iPilot when the ECM on my motor crapped out. I still had enough battery for a few more miles. A TM with good batteries will push better...
01-15-2016, 04:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 906
Posted By Jack Hart

I used to run three or four of these pumps...

I used to run three or four of these pumps continuously, each working a small to medium job. They're quiet, cheap, reliable and pull all the vacuum you need.
...
01-13-2016, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By Jack Hart

Read the instructions on the paint you will use. ...

Read the instructions on the paint you will use. Typically you'll have to sand down to a smooth/well-adhered surface. That may mean sanding all the paint off or it may not.
01-13-2016, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By Jack Hart

1971 Aquasport 22-2 flatback.

1971 Aquasport 22-2 flatback.
01-12-2016, 05:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 63,876
Posted By Jack Hart

I bought my 4th iPilot a few months ago. I've...

I bought my 4th iPilot a few months ago. I've been running them on different boats almost since they were first introduced. I never had much trouble with the first three, and I will admit I did...
01-10-2016, 08:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,807
Posted By Jack Hart

I've never used the System 3 epoxy from Boat...

I've never used the System 3 epoxy from Boat Builder Central, but I have built and repaired a few boats with their MarinEpoxy which is cheaper than the System 3. The MarinEpoxy is good stuff, easy...
01-08-2016, 02:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,062
Posted By Jack Hart

Search the part number online and on eBay. You...

Search the part number online and on eBay. You might be surprised at what you find.
01-08-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,147
Posted By Jack Hart

Unless you have the right boat, the right...

Unless you have the right boat, the right conditions, and someone who knows what he's doing, a push pole is a waste of time. For solo fishing, a push pole is almost always a waste of time and...
01-05-2016, 07:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,547
Posted By Jack Hart

Best advice yet. Let Uncle Sam pay for your...

Best advice yet. Let Uncle Sam pay for your education and provide invaluable experience.
01-05-2016, 07:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,200
Posted By Jack Hart

No one else sees the obvious problem here?

No one else sees the obvious problem here?
12-27-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,000
Posted By Jack Hart

Tapping with a plastic hammer, drilling small...

Tapping with a plastic hammer, drilling small holes, or learn to use a moisture meter.
12-19-2015, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By Jack Hart

In almost every case the quality of the prep work...

In almost every case the quality of the prep work and the surface to be painted will play a far greater role in the appearance of the finished job than will how the paint is applied. Roll and tip...
12-19-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By Jack Hart

Aside from a good turbine or compressor, you'll...

Aside from a good turbine or compressor, you'll need a decent gun. You're looking at significant expense just for a reliable rig. If you care about your health, you'll also need some kind of...
12-18-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,084
Posted By Jack Hart

Spraying is way more work, mess and more costly...

Spraying is way more work, mess and more costly than roll and tip and with good paint the results are the same or better with roll and tip. Spraying also requires a lot more safety gear unless you...
11-16-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 10,322
Posted By Jack Hart

http://www.allmandboats.com/panga_30.html

http://www.allmandboats.com/panga_30.html
10-27-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 12,653
Posted By Jack Hart

Tilt the boat bow down. Drill a hole in the...

Tilt the boat bow down. Drill a hole in the transom at the keel line about an inch above the keel. Make the hole the size of a rubber drain plug. If there is wood exposed, dry it as much as...
10-27-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,658
Posted By Jack Hart

Looks like all you lost is gelcoat. Clean the...

Looks like all you lost is gelcoat. Clean the damage up and patch with gelcoat. Sand, buff, and go fishing.
10-27-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,705
Posted By Jack Hart

Gelcoat is cheaper material-wise, but requires...

Gelcoat is cheaper material-wise, but requires more skill and labor to apply and is more work to maintain. If it's not done correctly it can be a chipping/flaking problem in a few short years. Top...
10-27-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 20,106
Posted By Jack Hart

Just attaching plates to a suspect transom will...

Just attaching plates to a suspect transom will only result in more weight and no additional strength where you many need it. Sort of like reinforcing a weak hammer handle by adding material to the...
10-19-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Jack Hart

Barbour rub rail at a good price: ...

Barbour rub rail at a good price:

http://boatbuildercentral.com/products.php?cat=65
10-17-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By Jack Hart

I've done it solo a few times. It's actually...

I've done it solo a few times. It's actually pretty easy, but it probably does depend on the type of rub rail.
10-17-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,932
Posted By Jack Hart

Even if your bay boat could run in 12" of water,...

Even if your bay boat could run in 12" of water, it would be a bad idea to try it. There are always rocks and oyster bars at 10". Most bay boats are going to need an honest 2' of water to get out...
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