Knotlost Charters

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About Knotlost Charters

  • Birthday 09/27/1965

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    Oswego, New York
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    Oswego
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    Knotlost

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  1. 1994 Crestliner Sabre V205 - Transom material & replacement

    Yes to what Bozeman said, it's a big job but not especially hard technically if you can pull the motor and everything else attached back there its just parts replacing. Using wood glued and screwed and epoxied is the easiest. I have done several.
  2. BATTERY CHOICE

    On your isolator, there are some considerations that only you know... How secured out of the weather- there are lots of versions of this. When things go to POOP on a boat, that's when all the weak links show up and people get hurt.. So you are the only judge, but if you take guests out your subjecting them to your decisions so remember that for good or bad. Most err on side of caution. Look at the "add a battery kit" that's out there, it's really a great way to run two batteries on a small craft.
  3. Planer Board and Mooching Rods

    The Shakespeare new part number is usbwdro620c902 for downriggers and dipsy poles and about anything elce you want to use them for....
  4. GPS suggestion?

    Here is my opinion, FIRST decide what maps you want to use. I like navtronics maps, they only work with the features I want in some units, Garmin are the most inflexible in my experience. The others very. But first look at the maps you want to use then decide on units.
  5. Spooling Okuma Convector - 30

    300 is pretty standard for backing.
  6. BATTERY CHOICE

    You can go with just one battery, but it will shorten the life span of the start battery, a deep cycle is great but after a bit of age it will not have the umph to start your main because its designed different. If you insist on one battery get an over size start battery, and don't push it when it gets a few years on it. Problem with a deep cycle is when it gets to a point it will not start your main with no warning, all the while it will work fine running the other gear, but the oversize start will give a little warning if you watch for it.
  7. Braid holding in off-shore OR11 clips

    Or you can leave everything save the $ and just use some rubber bands, once you learn how to use them it will make life much easier. PK
  8. BATTERY CHOICE

    Depends on the load, the right way though is you need both.
  9. Anyone ever built a hard top

    You can see the one I built on Knotlost.net Paul
  10. Spoon size for spring Browns

    Funny thing the spring Browns. One year bought a bunch of cheap stick baits and spray bombed them white. Some ugly ass lures just threw on board and hosed them down till paint ran off. Only thing that worked that year Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  11. Cal1101 7ft ugly sticks

    The new model is the Shakespeare's usbwdro620c902 for down rigger rod and dipsy. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  12. Spring Browns

    Chicken wing spoon. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  13. Smart Fish Rotator

    They are hard to find. Big Jon the real guy developed them but stopped making them and sold their design so I guess there not making them. Do a search and keep going back pages into the search. I found 8 that way and bought them all. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  14. Best electric down rigger?

    If you’re looking for reliable then Scotty’s are it. Nothing fancy no electronics, no reversing motor just a clutch manual operated with as simple design as there is. I have them and they don’t break down. But I do wish the had a shaft that flexed to take some wearing off the gunnels Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  15. Marine vinyl floor

    It's very hard to keep floors lasting, the best method is to use a good two part paint with some pumice. Fiberglass will absorb water, even gel coat eventually. There is a lot of misinformation out there. There are many paint products that look as good (in my opinion better) as gel coat, and they are waterproof. Look into the epoxy stuff, but linoleum is awful as water can get under it and you will never know.