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  1. Thread: Wind

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    Re: Wind

    I fish in a river anchored so a 10mph steady wind is enough to make it very aggravating. A 15mph steady wind is a deal breaker. About the same 10mph wind is the point that starts to affect getting it...
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    Re: thinking about it......

    Mine is a 1968 Harris and she's still kickin', though a little battered. Older toons are great for setting up for fishing. I'd love to get ahold of one of the Trackers with the all aluminum deck to...
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    Re: Best BBQ for a Pontoon

    Mine. It's a little rigged up looking, but it was very economical to make, installs/uninstalls in seconds, is secure, and I can move it wherever I need to on the rail......
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    Re: Pontoon boat trailer question

    I don't know anything about that trailer or how it works, but I would advise replacing those cables ASAP if your going to use it. It appears that the lower winch has the cable spliced together with a...
  5. Thread: live well

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    Re: live well

    I see a lot of plastic truck tool boxes used for big cats. Sturdy, easy to plumb, and built in lids that latch.
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    Re: Help! Toon pulling to the Right.

    My old toon did this. Adjusting the trim tab helped, but I had to find just the right motor trim to completly get rid of it. Turn your tab, then fiddle with the trim next time your out. You should be...
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    Re: Sealing hole around wires/rigging

    I used small squirts of expanding foam very carefully to seal around a few wire holes. Also I ran my nav lights and docking light wires through a piece of 1" conduit ran through the wiring holes that...
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    Re: Battery upgrade

    I run a 2 battery setup too, but mine are completely seaparated. Extra lights, aux, and non essentials on one battery beneath my console, the motor, nav lights, and depthfinder on the other battery...
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    Re: Vhf marine radio

    I use a hand held. Mainly to monitor barge traffic (CH13) so I know when one is headed my way if I'm fishing in a narrow cut-through. Also great for communicating with other fishermen and boaters....
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    Re: Anchor Type and Setting Technique

    Take a regular bucket, remove the wire handle and replace with rope, tie about 8-10ft of rope to the middle of that, then drill about 6-8 1 inch holes in the bottom of the bucket. Next time your...
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    Re: Personal Flotation Devices

    I'll admit that I'm guilty of not wearing mine. But there are always enough aboard for everyone, my throw cushion is beside the helm with 30ft of rope tied to it, and any kids not old enough or who...
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    Re: Personal Flotation Devices

    I'm a bit surprised that everyone has their rules about wearing a PFD when underway pretty much alike, but several also mention drinking while boating. Not sure about where yall are, but the man...
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    Re: transduce mount for structure scan

    I just got an Elite-7 HDS. One transducer for downscan and color sonar is one of the things sold me on it. Most pontoons nowadays have a bracket on the back of one or both logs that house the...
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    Re: Personal Flotation Devices

    Since someone mentioned kids... We did some tests on three different ones in our pool last year with our 3 year old. The ski-vest type did not keep him from flipping face down in the water and he...
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    Re: I'm jealous of you toon'rs

    Had a bunch of young guys running up and down the river alongside where I was anchored fishing last summer who were BLASTING out some Journey while wake boarding. Sure it was annoying, but me and my...
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    Re: Pontoon Name

    Mine does not either, but it still fits perfectly in my mind

    1. It was filthy when I bought it, and will frequently get filthy again while catfishing
    2. I have to budget my money for repairs and...
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    Re: Gluvit on Pontoon to stop Leaks??

    My guess would be those 3" holes are where the water is getting in!
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    Re: I'm jealous of you toon'rs

    I do the ipod thing too Jeff. Benny, I grew up on hard rock/metal and fishing. Everything about me, my toon, and even my style of fishing is laid back, just not my choice in music. Drives my buddies...
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    Re: I'm jealous of you toon'rs

    Why are there no metal songs about pontooning? lol I'm just not a fan of country.
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    Re: Pontoon Name

    Dirty Deeds
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    Re: Pontoon for Catfishing!

    I wish Jeff. Not this time, but I will be making a trip to the liquor store tomorrow. lol. Started my 8 days off work cycle as of 7:00 tonight! I'm awaiting the repair manual for my motor, then I'm...
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    Re: Pontoon for Catfishing!

    I'm with you on the no furniture setup Jeff.

    Verlon, seems I remember you from another site a while back. Topcat or something like that was the handle? I think?
  23. Re: HOW CAN I MOUNT 2 MOTORS ON MY POONTOON? 1-40 HP & 1-9.9 HP

    Mine aren't mounted under the deck, but are mounted to the deck directly in front of my rails and get soaked. I started out with car fog lights, but later changed to much nicer Optronics LED ones...
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    Re: Mildew Attack!!!!

    Magic Eraser, wet with a water/bleach solution. Mildew gone. No advice on how to keep it from coming back other than try and stay on top of it. I would kill for a car port setup like you have!
  25. Re: Need pointers - # of toons, trailer, and motor size

    Wow. I have an old 1978 24ft Harris, small logs with a raggedy 50hp 1982 Johnson on it and I GPSed it at 20mph at WOT last week. You must have either a lot of furniture, or crew aboard if your only...
  26. Re: Looking for this part for my pontoon, can't find it ANYWHERE....HELP????

    I found the exact one for my old Harris here...
    Boat Pontoon Furniture Carpet Bimini Marine Plywood Accessories Supplies
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    Re: Keel Guard on Pontoons?

    We have a lady that runs a "Snack Shack" on the river during the summer here. It's a completely enclosed too set up similar to a lunch wagon. Just wave her down, pull up alongside and get you some...
  28. Re: does tranducer have to be submerged to work?

    It should be submerged and read at all speeds. Way to risky to not be. Unless your the type of person that likes having to get out and push it off a sandbar, possibly damaging a log or destroying...
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    Re: Lighting for the night!!!

    Same here, but just remember common courtesy with your lights. They carry a long way on open water and the glare off the water is blinding to other boaters. Use them only for short times as needed to...
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    Re: Transom straps

    I don't use transom straps on my pontoon. I instead go around each pontoon and the trailer bunks on each side towards the rear with a heavy duty ratchet strap. I feel it's even more secure than...
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    Re: Bloody Shad

    Red is the FIRST color to fade away underwater. Might be red near the surface, but it's gonna be black or grey once it gets down a bit. I don't buy into the whole red line/ red hook fad. Might be a...
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    Catfishing On The James 9/15/12

    We started off good with a 30lbr and a 20lbr in the boat right away, but we just couldn't find any more big cats for the rest of the evening. Had a few more in the teens, but no more pigs after the...
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    Re: My biggest Catfish ever!!!

    That's a nice Flathead. I'll bet that was a battle on that bass rig. Flatties fight harder than any of the other cats.
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    Re: Lighting for the night!!!

    I use my "docking" lights for lighting up channel markers and any debris I spot as well as for lighting up the trailer when loading. I flip them on for a few seconds to assess the situation, then...
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    Re: Anyone know a good "drop in" live well?

    I use one of those plastic washtubs with the rope handles. Not built in, but it works fine and I can take it or leave it at home as needed. I just use a portable airstone for aeration and add some...
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    Re: night fishing lights

    Nope, 12v. I just used an old heavy duty outdoor extension cord for the run through the bimini. Gives me a nice secure, easy to hook up in the dark connection and heavy insulation inside the bimini...
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    Re: Pontoon boat cover or cap from pvc?

    I used an old hard top frame wrapped in a tarp for a while. It only covered 1/2 the boat so I used a second over sized tarp and a couple of support poles up front to make up the difference. The frame...
  38. Thread: Weather

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    Re: Weather

    Been off work for 8 straight days and between the honeydo list and rain I have not been out fishing once. Sucks because I'm only about 2 miles from the ramp.
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    Re: night fishing lights

    How I did mine. 2 - 18LED foglamps from Amazon $40 Mounted to a home made base that attaches to where an anchor light would mount on the bimini. My anchor light is on a pole attached to the stern.......
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    Re: Bar B Que pits?

    I didn't bend the brackets. I just bent some scraps of aluminum I had left from another project and bolted them on to the brackets. Glued some pads made from 1" wide rubber weather stripping to the...
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    Re: Bar B Que pits?

    I wouldn't feel safe with charcoal, especially if it's windy. All that ash blowing back into the boat... Just overall easier to do gas. Wind does make it tough with the gas grill, but I still manage....
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    Re: Bar B Que pits?

    $50 Coleman grill. 2 $9 heavy duty angle brackets, 2 scraps of aluminum bent into a Z for the bottom legs and I have a nice compact grill for my toon for a fraction of the price of a pre-built one......
  43. Re: Looking for corner cap for my 94 Aqua Patio

    I found an exact replacement for my old Harris here... http://www.pontoonspecialists.com/
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    Re: Is tilt/trim necessary?

    I don't have it either, but mine is just an old 50hp Johnson and I can lift it manually if I get into trouble. I would like to have it though. If I can find one cheap or salvage I would definitely...
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    Re: Boat Names

    "Dirty Deeds" because when I got her she was filthy and beat up and all of my repairs have been done dirt cheap.
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    Re: Watch out for debris!!!!

    Knew this was coming...nope, it happened. I live 2 minutes from the ramp and witnessed all the emergency vehicles there when it happened. A buddy of mine at work knows the guy. I hear he sued either...
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    Re: Watch out for debris!!!!

    Really bad things can happen when boats meet with logs. We had an incident here a few years back where a bass boat was coming in and hit a log just as he was about to come off plane entering the no...
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    Re: Bait and dinner!

    Those small shad will turn to mush after they thaw. You can get away with freezing really big shad over 10", but fresh bait is always better than frozen. I keep a few frozen only as emergency bait,...
  49. Re: New Sunbird 210 boat restoration pictures going strong

    Bow rails? hmmmmmmmm.....
  50. Re: New Sunbird 210 boat restoration pictures going strong

    We are not going to be able to view facebook pics unless you friend everyone on here.
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