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by LSUred
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rod Racks - To Tube or not to Tube
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: Rod Racks - To Tube or not to Tube

I recall someone using a wine bottle to flair the tube.
I just "emptied" out a wine bottle to try it tomorrow :lol: I used a beer bottle today, wasn't big enough for a 2" tube, and the dr pepper bottle didn't have the rigidity to flare like I wanted it.
by LSUred
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trim Tabs, bolt or screw?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Trim Tabs, bolt or screw?

Ok great, I'll screw them near the bottom, and probably the ones at the top as well. If they don't feel solid enough I may through-bolt the acuators at the top. Thanks
by LSUred
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:04 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Battery Setup / Placement
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Battery Setup / Placement

Can you get a 12 vdc for saltwater??
Looked in the Cabela's catalog last night, seemed like there were a number of the Minnkota Riptide motors available in both 12/24v with a lot of options as far as shaft length and mounting.
by LSUred
Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:00 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Rod Racks - To Tube or not to Tube
Replies: 13
Views: 960

Re: Rod Racks - To Tube or not to Tube

If you use flyrods, I would definitely use something to protect the tips. I'm planning to use PVC tubes in mine. Slightly worried about the 3" rule though with the bulkheads... Andrew, I saw a few post where guys were using the grey tubes, heating the end and flaring it out so the eyes won't snag. W...
by LSUred
Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:55 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Battery Setup / Placement
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Battery Setup / Placement

I'm planning on a 12v trolling motor, just to save weight/cost. I just don't plan to use one that often. CL I was planning on Lowrance GPS, LED navigation lights, Trim tabs and eventually a little stereo with 4 small speakers. Not sure if I would need a 2nd battery or not to power my accessories. No...
by LSUred
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:34 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: THE WHAT DID YOU GET DONE THIS WEEKEND TREND.
Replies: 7
Views: 461

Re: THE WHAT DID YOU GET DONE THIS WEEKEND TREND.

no pics yet, but got my sole tabbed, taped, and a layer of 6oz cloth on top. gotta say, working with 60z is a DREAM compared to wetting out that thick 12oz! 8O
by LSUred
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:31 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Trim Tabs, bolt or screw?
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Trim Tabs, bolt or screw?

Quick question, when you mount Lencos do they bolt through the hull where you need access to tighten the nuts on the inside of the transom, or are they simply secured with SS screws? Just need to know whether or not to have my sole extend all the way to the transom...don't won't to put myself in a b...
by LSUred
Tue Oct 25, 2011 12:21 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Battery Setup / Placement
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Re: Battery Setup / Placement

hmmm i was afraid ya'll would say that about the amp draw. Makes perfect sense though. I'll plan to keep my starting battery in the stern and my trolling battery up front. Also both of you mentioned multiple batteries. Is it ok to have just ONE starting battery and ONE trolling battery? and Unlce D,...
by LSUred
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:38 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Battery Setup / Placement
Replies: 13
Views: 854

Battery Setup / Placement

I broke down and ordered a custom fuel tank, so I've got it behind a false bulkhead in the bow. Tryin to plan out my power now. I plan to eventually add a trolling motor to my FS17, so I'll need another battery. Do most people put trollin battery in the bow and the starting/electrical accessories ba...
by LSUred
Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:43 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Gas tank placement FS17 LS
Replies: 7
Views: 673

Re: Gas tank placement FS17 LS

It's goin in the stern. I can't make it work. The fill cap itself is 3 inches tall. Even with a lip on the deck it's to much.