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by 4n6fisher
Thu Sep 08, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Tribes begin netting based on early strong Coho returns
Replies: 9
Views: 1107

Re: Tribes begin netting based on early strong Coho returns

I was just posting when are they opening it for everyone, then I got the announcement that Lake Was opens on the 16th for coho. Time to take the boat for a test run!
by 4n6fisher
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Saltwater Fishing
Topic: Westport Jetty Help!
Replies: 8
Views: 1090

Re: Westport Jetty Help!

They should have them at the bait dock by all the fishing charter boats. At least that is where the captain got them when I went out on a charter a few years ago.
by 4n6fisher
Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:07 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

I wont be moving the boat anytime real soon so I can ponder my trailer decisions and keep my eyes out for the right one. I also saw that most other vessels similar to this had a double axle. I kind of thought this one did too, but not when we showed up, but I was looking at so many I may have just c...
by 4n6fisher
Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:24 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

I will see how rusty and crusty that connection is, still might need brakes, but a bigger truck might get me to pass the RCW requirements.
by 4n6fisher
Wed Aug 17, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

Rseas, fuel that fire all input appreciated. I had a similar thought that bunks might be better than the rollers as they create a point load. Bodofish, I am thinking a different trailer would be best since this one is a rusted piece of ..., so I do not want to sink much time or money into it. I will...
by 4n6fisher
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

Thanks for all the tips, I will look into both types of ply and make a decision. It is a 1969 so its not like I need it to be good forever, but I hate doing any type of substandard work, so I will balance cost with quality. I think I determined it should not be too big of a deal to move the winch st...
by 4n6fisher
Tue Aug 16, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

Floors are coming up this week/weekend and getting replaced. What type of resin is recommended for coating that? If I am coating it should I just go with exterior instead of marine grade? Something that a good anti-skid will stick to. I was looking at moving the winch forward, but was not sure about...
by 4n6fisher
Tue Aug 16, 2016 8:52 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

http://boatspecs.iboats.com/Starcraft_Marine__Chieftain_V-21__1969/bp/66b86124" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;, here they say 2000lbs I think it includes the motor. Nada boats had the weight listed as 1600. Guess I will need to find a scale, to get the truth as trailer is unknown, no ...
by 4n6fisher
Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

A bigger truck is in the future. I will just keep to low travel distances until then or use a friends truck. All I could find (nada and iboats) said the boat was either 1600 or 2000 lbs (I think the 1600 was without the motor), but the trailer is heavy. 5 speed stick so I, but I am adapt at using th...
by 4n6fisher
Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

Pretty sure it was too little weight on the tongue as the boat was completely empty with the motor being the only real weight. I will look into moving the winch forward, or pack all the gear into the front. Thanks for the tips Larry3215, I will need plenty more. Anyone have thought about hitting the...
by 4n6fisher
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

IMG_20160813_145926001_HDR-2.jpg IMG_20160813_132152646_HDR-2.jpg I went with the 1969 Starcraft Chieftain 22' aluminum hull. The bad is the floor is a little soft and the transom is getting soft (from the top down so still good around main engine). So that is a little more of a project than I was ...
by 4n6fisher
Mon Aug 15, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Hull design
Replies: 20
Views: 1915

Re: Hull design

A marine surveyor may be able to get that done more reasonably. I was quoted $250 when I inquired about a inspection, just double check it covers everything you want, but it sounded pretty thorough, compression checks and looking over, hull, transom and other known trouble spots.. They also would no...
by 4n6fisher
Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:02 am
Forum: Hardware How-to's and Swap Event
Topic: DIY under water fish cam - on a budget
Replies: 27
Views: 8427

Re: DIY under water fish cam - on a budget

I kind of thought that the barrel looked a little large as well, pretty cool to spot that with your first round of videoing. I will have to think twice about where to dispose of critical evidence with people like you videoing the bottom of lakes, LOL. Being a forensic chemist I might have a leg up o...
by 4n6fisher
Mon Aug 08, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

Thanks for the inputs guys, more food for thought. 18ftTrophy, yes BOAT=Break Out Another Thousand! I figured I needed to spread out my money, just going to tackle now, the boat shops must need some! It does seem like upgrading the truck first might be a good option so I do not have to limit my choi...
by 4n6fisher
Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:35 am
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Re: Used boat choices/questions

18ftTrophy thanks for the tips on the stringers and the recommendation. Larry3215 good points about the weight of those vessels and the continued maintenance, especially on an older boat. I was not so sure about sleeping on board, seems like the boat starts to get too big to make it comfortable. Mig...
by 4n6fisher
Fri Aug 05, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: Boat and Boating Topics
Topic: Used boat choices/questions
Replies: 41
Views: 3392

Used boat choices/questions

I am looking for a little advice on a used boat purchase. The compromise with my wife was to get something we could do boat in camping with, either going to the remote boat access locations or staying on the boat itself. It also needs to be "cool or vintage" style. Currently the towing vehicle would...
by 4n6fisher
Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:17 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Wear your PFD
Replies: 4
Views: 589

Wear your PFD

There were some rumors of this when we were up there mid July and the helicopter was flying around. Very sad news.

http://q13fox.com/2016/07/29/body-found ... d-july-13/
by 4n6fisher
Wed Aug 03, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: River Fishing
Topic: Cowlitz plunking
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: Cowlitz plunking

There was a good thread here about plunking Cowlitz last year or the year before so search for that, I thought it may have been AJfishdude. There was a good description of the set-up and some locations to try. Last time I was by Barrier dam there were a couple guys plunking by the boat launch, using...
by 4n6fisher
Fri Jul 22, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Lake Wenatchee 1st week of August
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Lake Wenatchee 1st week of August

I will be hitting it in the pontoon, wind permitting, Sunday evening and Monday AM. Say hi if you see the guy in the pontoon that looks like he does not know what he is doing! I will keep an eye out for the Seahawk Hewes.

Omar
by 4n6fisher
Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:47 am
Forum: Lake Fishing
Topic: Baker Lake boat size question
Replies: 21
Views: 2145

Re: Baker Lake boat size question

Pretty sure either or both Swift creek and Panorama have power. Shannon is the most rustic and closest to the fishing grounds, you cannot leave a boat trailer there unless you are camping, but you could park your truck there and pull your boat out to save you some battery life. I got two good days (...