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05-29-2019, 05:14 AM
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Posted By acarter92

So I though I would give an update. I ended...

So I though I would give an update. I ended laminating (4) 2x6's together for each bunk, they've been glued, and through bolted every 10" so I think they will hold up for a while. Of course this is...
05-14-2019, 03:24 PM
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Views: 435
Posted By acarter92

$800 for the trailer. 1 new tire and rim 4...

$800 for the trailer.

1 new tire and rim
4 new hubs and disk brakes
spare hub for breakdowns
new brake actuator/ hitch
brake lines
new led lights and wiring
new 2 speed winch
new 2500lb jack
05-14-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By acarter92

That is a good idea to move it back, but I wonder...

That is a good idea to move it back, but I wonder if that would leave the front of the boat with a lack of support...
05-13-2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,415
Posted By acarter92

This ^^^^. Carpet is easily the cheapest of all...

This ^^^^. Carpet is easily the cheapest of all solutions, doesn't scratch, and a $5 can of spray silicone last a few years and makes your bunks like a slip n' slide. Make sure you leave the winch...
05-13-2019, 12:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By acarter92

Also, I should add that it's not a terribly heavy...

Also, I should add that it's not a terribly heavy boat for 24', Dry weight a little over 3,000lbs with motor...
05-13-2019, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By acarter92

Bunk Support

Hello,

I'm pickup up a "new to me" boat next week, a 2006 Eastern 24, and just picked up a used trailer for cheap. I'll be replacing just about all the wear items (hubs, brakes, actuator, winch,...
05-13-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,491
Posted By acarter92

2015 F150 with 2.7L ecoboost. Only problem so far...

2015 F150 with 2.7L ecoboost. Only problem so far was a transmission noise at 40k that was fixed under warranty.

110k miles so far including:

8,000 mile cross country road trip towing 4000lb...
05-10-2019, 07:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By acarter92

Just to clarify. I looked at the boat, made an...

Just to clarify. I looked at the boat, made an offer with a deposit, they countered, we agreed on a price. Then we did the survey just like any other sale, except I performed the survey. I found a...
05-10-2019, 03:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 640
Posted By acarter92

Making offers, dealing with brokers?

Hello,

I made an offer on a boat that is being sold through a broker. After some counter offering, we agreed on a price contingent on me doing a thorough inspection of the boat and running it (I...
Forum: Northeast
05-11-2018, 04:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,289
Posted By acarter92

Made a trip to Northern Jeffereys yesterday,...

Made a trip to Northern Jeffereys yesterday, limited out on Haddock, 3 out of 4 were keepers, biggest was 25". Caught 3 cod, one was probably about 30", was very painful to throw them back... One my...
Forum: Northeast
04-30-2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,289
Posted By acarter92

Yep, 6' seas with 12 second period (according to...

Yep, 6' seas with 12 second period (according to the NOAA buoy 12nm SE of Portland) and almost no wind makes for a pretty smooth ride and once your stopped it's just a gentle slow rocking. 6' seas...
Forum: Northeast
04-27-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,289
Posted By acarter92

Filled up the cooler with Haddock today on...

Filled up the cooler with Haddock today on Northern Jefferey's! Lots of firsts for me today so I couldn't be any happier with how it turned out. Turned out to be a beautiful day, 6' seas but long...
Forum: Northeast
04-18-2018, 05:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,289
Posted By acarter92

The offshore forecast this weekend looks...

The offshore forecast this weekend looks beautiful, 1' seas with 10kt wind. Wish I was home. Anyways, still looking good for the 28th/29th so fingers crossed. I'll definitely report back.
Forum: Northeast
04-17-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,289
Posted By acarter92

Southern Maine Offshore 2018

Hello,

I've been watching closely for the last few weeks and haven't seen any posts about Maine fishing, since the season just opened last weekend for ground fish I figured I would stir the pot....
Forum: Northeast
04-16-2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By acarter92

Thanks for posting, if I wasn't working I would...

Thanks for posting, if I wasn't working I would be going for sure.
04-04-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By acarter92

I agree with the above posts. Whatever you do,...

I agree with the above posts. Whatever you do, don't get drums... they will be toast by the end of the season in saltwater.
Forum: Northeast
03-26-2018, 08:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By acarter92

If you install a piece of starboard or similar...

If you install a piece of starboard or similar material on the transom, then screw your transducer to that, then you can easily adjust the transducer while the boat is in the water without having to...
Forum: Northeast
03-23-2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,012
Posted By acarter92

Not to highjack the thread, but how early in the...

Not to highjack the thread, but how early in the season are you guys setting your pots?
Forum: Northeast
03-10-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,266
Posted By acarter92

That's quite a deal, can't kill those little...

That's quite a deal, can't kill those little honda gensets. And they are soooo quiet. Keep in mind that the eco setting doesn't do anything but idle down the engine if there is a very low power draw.
03-02-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By acarter92

Thanks for the reply. It's getting returned and...

Thanks for the reply. It's getting returned and it looks like I'll go with a new unit to avoid any more problems.

Thanks,
Austin
Forum: Northeast
02-28-2018, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By acarter92

Thanks for the replies. It looks like I'll...

Thanks for the replies.

It looks like I'll be going to the Northeast Saltwater fishing show one of the days, so hopefully I can pick up some info there and stock up on some tackle.
02-28-2018, 10:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By acarter92

Furuno 1621 Radar no targets

Hello,

I just bought a used Furuno 1621 radar with radome RSB-0060. I hooked it up to a spare battery to confirm that it worked before installing and I can't get any targets to show. All it shows...
Forum: Northeast
02-27-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 842
Posted By acarter92

Ground Fishing out of Casco bay

Hello,

I recently moved to Maine and finally live close enough to the ocean that I'm going to give offshore fishing a try. I have lots of time to commit this year and a boat to get me there. I've...
02-20-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By acarter92

Thanks for all the replies!

Thanks for all the replies!
02-20-2018, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By acarter92

Thanks, I was about to tear it apart... I'll try...

Thanks, I was about to tear it apart... I'll try checking the fluid, otherwise just accept the fact that I can't trim up under full power.
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