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by Jim Dandy
Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:58 am
Forum: Dockside Chat
Topic: 57th Annual Driftwood Show and Glass Float Hunt.
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: 57th Annual Driftwood Show and Glass Float Hunt.

That's a real nice one Bob, I know they dumped I think it was 600 actual recovered net floats offshore last spring before the token hunt I wrote about in this post. Might be one of those. Your's is an authentic Japanese float, you can tell by the imperfections in the glass....nice. Our folks have a ...
by Jim Dandy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: The Sportsman kept me safe
Replies: 13
Views: 464

Re: The Sportsman kept me safe

The further offshore you get the smaller the boat will seem. Pick your spots and don't exceed your skill or the boats ability to get you home safe. Error on the safe side always.

With all that said you will eventually find yourself in a pucker situation. It is a sobering experience.

Jim
by Jim Dandy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bow ladder ideas for a 22 searunner
Replies: 19
Views: 1924

Re: Bow ladder ideas for a 22 searunner

The angle is determined somewhat by the distance the quick change mount extends past the nose of the bow.....you do have some flexability...I mounted mine out pretty far. If you note in this pic the nose of the bow is stopping the ladder from achieving a steeper angle. 20200115_100843.png The one I ...
by Jim Dandy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bow ladder ideas for a 22 searunner
Replies: 19
Views: 1924

Re: Bow ladder ideas for a 22 searunner

Gene.....No I don't have the ladder, but have used one on another boat. I do have the quick change base and anchor nest. Not sure how it would work while on the trailer, it should rotate down and clear your tow vehicle and trailer winch no problem. The ladder attaches to the front pin on the quick c...
by Jim Dandy
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: Bow ladder ideas for a 22 searunner
Replies: 19
Views: 1924

Re: Bow ladder ideas for a 22 searunner

LeeLock Anchor Systems makes a slick ladder system that's works with their interchangeable quick change anchor base. I really like their products, they are heavy duty and made to last.
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by Jim Dandy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: Mooring in freezing temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Mooring in freezing temps?

This might sound odd, do you have shore power to the boat? If so go buy an electric blanket, secure it to the motor and the lower unit the best you can, keep it out of the water of course. I know some buddies back east that dry store their mains that way. Use bungee's and cover heating blanket with ...
by Jim Dandy
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Boats
Topic: Mooring in freezing temps?
Replies: 15
Views: 370

Re: Mooring in freezing temps?

Kind of a catch 22, not good to leave the lower units and seals sitting in the water, that's why a look around a normal non-arctic marina you see almost every motor up. BUT, in hard freezing temps if you don't keep them down you run a real risk of damage to the softer cast metal of the lower unit. Y...
by Jim Dandy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Fishing
Topic: 2020 season
Replies: 11
Views: 1028

Re: 2020 season

I know a little bit about the Lakes back there, I guided part-time on the tribs of Lake Ontario.....between deployments back in the late 80's-early 90's Interestingly, the original stocking of Steelhead on the Great Lakes came from.....the Chambers Creek Hatchery on the Puyallup R...couple miles fro...
by Jim Dandy
Sat Jan 11, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Standard Horizon HX890
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Standard Horizon HX890

Thanks for the info, I think I'll grab one. I'll feel better on those over the horizon trips with one onboard.
by Jim Dandy
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Electronics
Topic: Standard Horizon HX890
Replies: 8
Views: 208

Re: Standard Horizon HX890

Nice, I picked up a very similar Cobra marine handheld several years ago. I attach it to my auto inflate harness when I run solo trips....just in case.

EPIRB is my next purchase....that looks like the GlobalFix V4 unit I've been looking at.