Boats and Motors

Hey all, feel free to move if this is the wrong spot... I'm currently moored up in Toledo. I generally like mooring there - the river travel is outweighed by missing the rough weather down closer to the ocean for me. Every time I run the river to the bay, I see a number of private docks along...
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I am looking for a used welded aluminum boat 18' to 20' outboard. I wish I could buy new, don't want to inherit someone else's problems. Any advice on the best place to look? Probably everywhere I have already checked. I appreciate your help.
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Just throwing this out there. Looking for cheap wood drift boat to make into garden art. I made a canoe into a sand boat for my kids about 15 years ago. Turned out great. Now I want to make a planter out of a drift boat. Let me know if you have something.
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I made this sticker to easily measure lingcod on the floor of my boat. Word got out and I have a few stores selling them. I've put almost no effort into selling them. You can get them at Bandon Bait, Bite's On in North Bend, Y Marina in Coos Bay and all the Englund stores. (I just got the...
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I know you love your babies. Show OFF!
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Hi to all the experienced, respected members I was hoping to ask you for some advice as a newbie. I bought this Seahawke 3 inflatable boat, and then saw the Jarvis Walker Venom 54P Trolling Motor I noted it can be used in both salt water and fresh water, Now this is a small boat and can take...
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This has to be a simple fix.....please make it a simple fix, I'm tired of taking motors to the shop. Early 2000's Yamaha 9.9 4 stroke Had it running perfectly down in the valley. Purred at low RPMs and ran all day long on a slow troll. No issues. Then I took it to Odell and of course it ran...
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Hi everyone, I’m refinishing my 86 Fishrite drift boat. The floors were badly rotten and the zolatone has worn off on the exposed boat bottom. My plan is to replace the flooring with 3/8” thick marine grade plywood and coat it with a roll-on type of bed liner. I also am planning on rolling the...
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Hello everyone! New to the forum and had a question about boats; more specifically a jon boat. I’ve only lived in southern Oregon for the last couple years and have already fallen in love with fishing the many lakes and rivers. I’m tired of fishing from the shore and want to get a boat. The...
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Hello, Looking for experienced owners of the 2020 Frontier 12. Weighting some cons and pros but it looks like my new boat soon. Concerned about reported issues with the earlier boats and would like to know if anyone experienced these with 2020 model. 1. Some owners reported after a few...
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Is it considered bad form to ask fisherpersons if they're keeping their catch? Sure, i enjoy fishing.. but a large reason i go is to put food on the table. I have, on occasion, asked other fisherman if they're keeping their catch, but I'm usually too embarrassed to ask (and sadly it hasn't...
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Long time no see, been busy with work and building a she-shed Picked up a 12ST Ascend for 200$ but needed a decent repair, looked like the keel was dragging on the ground behind someone's truck I had to cut an access hole on the top deck so I could reach inside the hull I heat treated some...
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I'm looking for suggestions on a fishing kayak. i know there's tons of options/price ranges but I would like to keep it $800 or less. Considering the EMOTION Stealth Pro. Let me know what you guys think.
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My first saltwater trip was in August 1962 out of Depot Bay on the Jimco. She was a charter boat run by Jimco Charters owned by Jim Conway. Conway was a sports reporter for one of the three TV channel we had at the time. As a young kid at the time I knew that ocean fishing was for me I loved...
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Anyone here have experience, good or bad, with Minn Kota's i-Pilot? I'm seriously thinking of upgrading the head on my Minn Kota PowerDrive 70 trolling motor. The videos I've seen look pretty amazing for use on my local coastal lakes. The Spot Lock looks useful for fishing in general, and...
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Hi all, brand new to the forum. I've been living in south west Oregon for about 4 years now and have been fishing from shore and small aluminum boats and kayaks since I moved here. I finally made the decision to purchase a larger boat and just want some experienced opinions on my size and style...
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My fish finder is 15 years old and was on the lower end price-wise to start with. I think it is time to upgrade and would like a unit with both side and down imaging. I am looking at the Garmin Striker Plus 7sv for around $500. Does anyone have any experience with this unit or a recommendation...
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Lots of buzz in the kayak fishing community about the 2019 Hobie Outback and for good reason. I wanted a fast, stable boat with room up front for all my gear, including 2 crab pots on the bow, leaving the back deck clear for a large canine companion. First outing was 6 hours on Siltcoos and...
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I have a problem with the drain in my aluminum boat. The tube has been crushed on the outside where it looks as if it was once either dropped off a trailer or dragged over something. The tube from inside the boat has gotten crushed by the battery when it shifted. I used a tubing tool (I'm a old...
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Never been in a boat on the Willamette and was wondering if I dropped in in Newburgh and fished that stretch of it would my little 14 foot boat with a Honda 75 on the back be enough to poke around/fight current? Hoping to go slay bass on Monday?
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