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John E Powell

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  1. Changing over to the Torpedo swivel roller tip is a little more challenging to do than replacing a common ring guide. Unless something has changed, there used to be only 1 size tube for the Torpedo tip. To install it correctly (with long-term durability) you need to build up the rod tip with thread and epoxy rod finish, let it cure, and then mount the torpedo tip with rod tip adhesive. If you skip building up and fitting the rod blank tip to the roller guide tube, it wont hold up long term.
  2. I have 3 heavy-duty 30° flush mount rod holders. One older matching pair (the two on the left in photos), and a third is newer. They are all heavy-duty chrome-plated bronze rod holders, each tube is welded to the flange. I buffed and polished the top surface of each rod holder; they cleaned up nicely. The white tube liners on the older pair do show some discoloration (see photo). I would rate the older matched pair’s overall condition at good, and the newer single is very good. Pricing: Newer rod holder on the right PayPal Friends and Family $25 shipped USPS with tracking or PayPal Goods and Services purchase $26.06 shipped USPS with tracking Older matched pair on the left PayPal Friends and Family $40 shipped USPS with tracking or PayPal Goods and Services purchase $41.50 shipped USPS with tracking All three rod holders PayPal Friends and Family $55 shipped USPS with tracking or PayPal Goods and Services purchase $56.95 shipped USPS with tracking If you are interested please post in thread and send me a LOU message. Thanks.
  3. The nicest multi-species aluminum fishing boat I've seen in the 18' range is the Ranger VX 1788DC. It's the only 18' aluminum boat I'm aware of with a 102" beam. It also features a wood-free hull construction which, in my opinion, is hugely important down the road if you're planning on keeping the boat for a long time - no rotten floors or transom to deal with. I think they start about 43K with a Merc 150 and trailer.
  4. Back in the 80s when people were building double boards out of cedar, we'd move the pull point fore/aft to adjust them. If I recall correctly, we settled on a board that had two holes, one for faster salmon trolling speeds and one for slower walleye trolling speeds; we’d move the hook from one hole to the other. If I recall correctly, the faster salmon hole was the one towards the front and the slower walleye hole was behind it by an inch or so. If the principle is similar, it might help to try a pull point slightly behind the current location. You might try fashioning a bent offset pull hook to fit in the existing hole in the board to reposition the pull point. Try to keep the pull point the same distance offset from the side of the board as that is a factor also – if you change that you're changing two things at once.
  5. Under-powering a boat so severely is a sure way to vastly limit your pool of potential buyers.
  6. I have a pair of older style Cannon 9" risers. I used them to create an elevated trolling board across the stern of a smaller boat I no longer have, they brought the riggers up to a nice standing height for me instead of always having to kneel to rig lines. Each of the 4 cast aluminum bases has both 2 1/2" and 4" square bolt patterns. The 4" spaced holes are smooth for through bolting into deck plates. These are the holes I used and they show some wear from bolt heads. The 2 1/2" spaced holes are tapped with threads and are unused on both (threads are clean and corrosion-free). Functionally they are very strong and rigid, and while installations can certainly vary from one boat to the next, I always felt confident leaning against the board mounted between them with my 280lb. The standard 9" height could be lowered by trimming the aluminum tube between the cast aluminum bases. The tubing is designed to be run completely through the bases and set-screwed in place flush with the top and bottom base surfaces. The minimum height these could be configured to is about 4 3/4" with the bases touching each other and the tube trimmed accordingly. You could also go taller with longer tubing, if my memory serves me right I think Cannon made them up to 12" tall. $90 seems like a fair price. That's 4 bases at $20 each + $10 to cover shipping. They were about 50% more when new. I may need to disassemble them for packing and shipping in a USPS Flat Rate box (there are 4 set screws for each riser assembly) - if so, you will need to reassemble them with an Allen wrench. Payment, you choose one or the other: PayPay Friends and Family $90 shipped with tracking by USPS to your standard USPS address. - or - PayPal Goods and Services $93 shipped with tracking by USPS to your standard USPS address. Please post your interest in the thread and also message me through LOU mail.
  7. I have one new 300' Opti-Tackle 45lb copper in original packaging. PayPal friends and family price is $27 shipped with tracking by USPS to common US address. - or - PayPal goods and services price is $28.12 shipped with tracking by USPS to common US address. If you are interested, please make a post in the thread and also send me a message through LOU mail.
  8. I have a Fish Hawk TD that was given to me that I never used. The packaging has been opened so I'm going to say it was probably lightly if ever used. Apparently it was a gift to this person, but they bought an X4 shortly after it was gifted to them. I've had it for a couple years and wont use it as I have a couple X4 also. I pressed the start button and it appears to operate as it is supposed to though I have no way to check the water depth function. $90 Shipped with insurance and tracking via US Postal Service with payment of PayPal friends and family, or $93 if transaction is run through my PayPal business account with fees. Your choice. If interested, please post a reply in thread and message me via LOU mail.
  9. With respect to reels, “Low budget” for peace at home and “high quality” tend to be mutually exclusive. There are a few mid priced and mid quality reels though. Daiwa Sealines and Okuma Coldwaters are a good value and the line counter is on top (IMO where it should be) instead of sticking out on the side.
  10. Action is how the rod bends, power is stiffness or resistance to bending. There are no industry wide standards to either, but usually just what a company designates a rod to distinguish it relatively among other rods it offers. That being said a rod labelled 12-25 lb test line is on the very high power end of what people generally use for a rigger rod. 1 or 2 classes less powerful, such as 8-17 or 10-20, would be considered more desirable by most people.
  11. You will want a ceramic ring rod tip instead of stainless if you plan to run braid instead of only mono. Braid will groove a stainless rod tip over time.
  12. 20 Evil Eye spoons, (Small 2 7/8" size) All lures have been cleaned, all chrome surfaces have been buffed with polishing compound, and washed multiple times in dishwasher. Some are unused, most are VG, and 6 have been repainted (1 on top left and 5 on bottom right) I accept PayPal (or cash if you want to pick up in Niagara Falls, NY) $45.00 (friends and family) - or - $46.65 (if run through my PayPal business account) - your choice - I will ship spoons loose (not in individual bags) inside a bubble-pack envelop to your USPS mailing address. I will ship with USPS tracking and provide the tracking number to you.
  13. Built by a friend who recently passed, I'm selling his custom made Lamiglas 10' 1-piece mod/fast action, MH power surf/pier spinning rod. Please note that I do not know what the blank model number is as I did not make this rod. The rod has cork grips, a Fuji graphite seat, Fuji Silicon Carbide (SiC) surf guide set (8 + tip). This rod features a traditional "cone of flight" guide layout with guides sized for a large frame spinning reel (40mm collector guide). The rod has a "Thunderbird" pattern decorative butt wrap in metallic gold (see photo). Guide wraps are a complimentary brown, black with gold trim. The rod's overall condition is very good. It does have some cosmetic blemishes typical of a well cared for but used rod. A new rod made with equivalent components (Lamiglas surf rod blank, Fuji SiC guides, Portuguese flor grade cork grips) and similar thread artwork would cost $600-$700 I'm selling this rod for $200. The rod cannot be shipped for a reasonable cost due to it being overlength. You must pick it up in person. A $50 refundable deposit, by PayPal, will hold the rod for a reasonable period of time (up to 10 days). You can inspect it in person in Niagara Falls, NY and decide if you want it. Bring your reel and a casting weight and you can test cast it with your specific reel. If you decide you want it you can pay the balance at that time, cash or PayPal. If you decide it's not what you wanted, I'll issue a PayPal refund and relist it. If you have any specific questions, message me through LOU and give me your phone number, I'll call you and we can talk about the rod.
  14. 21 Evil Eye spoons, (Small 2 7/8" size) All lures have been cleaned, all chrome surfaces have been buffed with polishing compound, and washed multiple times in dishwasher. Some are unused, most are VG, and 5 have been repainted (5 on bottom right) I accept PayPal (or cash if you want to pick up in Niagara Falls, NY) $45.00 (friends and family) - or - $46.65 (if run through my PayPal business account) - your choice - I will ship spoons loose (not in individual bags) inside a bubble-pack envelop to your USPS mailing address. I will ship with USPS tracking and provide the tracking number to you.
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