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Forum: Dockside Chat
06-24-2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,729
Posted By Altamaha

Very True, all the above. I worked with a...

Very True, all the above.

I worked with a remodeler for a few years to learn building trades. Many, many surprises found in high end houses when we went down to the studs to start over. I think...
Forum: West Coast
01-25-2019, 07:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,126
Posted By Altamaha

That Trophy is the typical fiberglass "go to"...

That Trophy is the typical fiberglass "go to" boat style for serious fishermen here in my area (Straits of Juan de Fuca and the WA Coast). Nice rain shelter, a cuddy to sleep in when you are out at...
01-10-2019, 05:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Altamaha

Yea Pacific NW can have weather that will make...

Yea Pacific NW can have weather that will make your knuckles white. I am sitting at the keyboard now, 5PM, dusk, 2 miles from salt water. The fog is sliding up the hills from the bay. ...
01-09-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,717
Posted By Altamaha

Latest chatter on IFish says they went too far...

Latest chatter on IFish says they went too far north of the jetty and were turning around when the CG boat was near. Big waves (some say 20 footers) and broached.
01-07-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,503
Posted By Altamaha

Bars of Irish Spring Soap. Stash several in...

Bars of Irish Spring Soap. Stash several in the hiding spaces. I keep several in the horse trailer living quarters area and two in the F450 Tow Vehicle. Keeps the critters away. Smells good...
01-05-2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,651
Posted By Altamaha

To give you an idea of where the original...

To give you an idea of where the original outrigger mounts were located: First photo shows My 1977 Mako back in 2012 before the rebuild. Lee's outrigger bases mounted in the gunnel tops ahead of the...
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-31-2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,755
Posted By Altamaha

Hmmmm . Open flame in a boat that may have...

Hmmmm . Open flame in a boat that may have gasoline fumes????????
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-17-2018, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,364
Posted By Altamaha

Candles are house fire starters. I have 4...

Candles are house fire starters.

I have 4 generators: A quite 1750 for lighting, it sits outside and I run an extension cord into the house and hook up a few drop lights. Bigger generators for the...
12-16-2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By Altamaha

One of my back burner projects is to build a line...

One of my back burner projects is to build a line spooler. I have most of the parts, junk boxes full of material, and several nice DC variable speed motors to choose from.

Anyway, keep us updated....
12-15-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By Altamaha

I like it. Keep posting! 4 lathes in my...

I like it. Keep posting!

4 lathes in my shop, smallest is a 9 inch South Bend like yours.

https://i.imgur.com/pd8Fvj9.jpg
Forum: Dockside Chat
12-02-2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,261
Posted By Altamaha

I was in the Air Force 1968 through 1977. ...

I was in the Air Force 1968 through 1977.

Good place for a young guy wanting to find himself. Good pay, good training, excellent benefits. I had 2 years college when I went in, Uncle Sam paid...
11-28-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Altamaha

Yep, Tungsten Carbide only if you are using wire...

Yep, Tungsten Carbide only if you are using wire line. Which I doubt. I have a couple of old wire line rods in my collection with Tungsten Carbide guides: Wall hangers!
11-27-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 569
Posted By Altamaha

Replace with all new. The old ones will ...

Replace with all new. The old ones will continue to break. Old metal, fruitless to try to repair.

I ordered a set from Mudhole a few weeks ago.
11-20-2018, 03:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,199
Posted By Altamaha

Now about that little wood skiff: I would love...

Now about that little wood skiff: I would love to see photos of the complete boat! I love wood fishing boats, grew up using one in NE Florida a long time ago.

Running a 22 Mako now.
11-18-2018, 06:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,081
Posted By Altamaha

I check the lug nuts often when the boat/trailer...

I check the lug nuts often when the boat/trailer is in the barn. A torque wrench used monthly does wonders to having a reliable towing rig.

I have a grease gun hanging next to the boat, prior to...
Forum: Dockside Chat
11-16-2018, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By Altamaha

I had all my photos backed up on my media so when...

I had all my photos backed up on my media so when PhotoBucket did the nasty I did not lose anything just some time re posting on more friendly hosting sites.

I am with you guys, screw PhotoBucket....
11-04-2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By Altamaha

I like torsion axles. Have them on the 34 foot...

I like torsion axles. Have them on the 34 foot horse trailer. Rides a lot smoother than leaf springs, the trailing link to the axles is a real plus for those bumpy interstates.
11-04-2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,638
Posted By Altamaha

Don't trust those rusted springs. Other than...

Don't trust those rusted springs. Other than surface rust, mine looked fine when I parked the boat in the barn last November.

When I was hooking up to the truck to pull the boat out to get it...
10-29-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,742
Posted By Altamaha

What state?? Renton, WA? When I bought my...

What state?? Renton, WA?

When I bought my used 22 Mako in 2014 all that was required for registration and title change here in WA state was a bill of sale. Had to pay sales tax on the purchase...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,445
Posted By Altamaha

Head over to the Stripers On Line Forum and ask...

Head over to the Stripers On Line Forum and ask there.
10-22-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 589
Posted By Altamaha

Looks like my Mercury 200 Offshore. You may...

Looks like my Mercury 200 Offshore.

You may be correct.

My trim indicator wire is same color.

I replaced the starter solenoid today, the one in your schematic is identical.

Just wrap them...
10-21-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,541
Posted By Altamaha

If I need compressed air to do any maintenance on...

If I need compressed air to do any maintenance on the boat, I use 200 ft of air hose. Compressor is in the shop. I park the boat as far away from the shop as the hose will reach. AND a regulator in...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-20-2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By Altamaha

Fort Lewis area is a problem, I am about a 3 hour...

Fort Lewis area is a problem, I am about a 3 hour drive away. Only time I get near is when I have to drive down I-5 headed to Oregon.

The real problem out here is too many liberals. Legalize...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-20-2018, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,810
Posted By Altamaha

I do not use pot or alcohol. Nothing against...

I do not use pot or alcohol. Nothing against those that do, just stay away from being behind the wheel. I do have a problem with meth and the resulting crime and health problems and the addiction...
Forum: Dockside Chat
10-19-2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,057
Posted By Altamaha

Tons of them out in the Pacific NW. Only thing...

Tons of them out in the Pacific NW. Only thing different is the prices have gone up.
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