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About DanKing

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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    "Reel" Fishing, Bowhunting, Fly Fishing
  • What I do for a living:
  1. Putting the "wisdom" of the circle hook requirement for trolling anything with natural bait aside, is anyone selling Tube&Worm rigs with circle hooks yet? Gulp! works, but nothing seems to beat a real worm.
  2. Those two ROW's were town designations; not CRMC ROW's. Also, the Weekapaug fire district had already blocked them with a fence. The long term informal agreement was the town would not make them take the fence down IF they allowed the public to use their beach access path right next to them. The problem with the town giving up those two ROW's means there is no reason for the Weekapaug fire district to allow the public access via their path. Bottom line for this year; no real change. Look for it to change in the spring when they drop the other shoe and block everyone from entering there or even further down the sand trail (they are all fire district beaches).
  3. I have the hi/lo Max seat on my Wilderness Systems RIDE 115x and love the high position most of the time; but it does reduce stability quite a bit. When the weather gets a little snotty I'm happy about how easy it is to lower that seat for more stability and paddle power when wind and current kick up. High seats are great, but I wouldn't want one that wasn't easily lowered on the fly.
  4. My Pungo 120 Ultralite is 12' long and only weighs 40 pounds as well. I'm willing to sell it to the first $8,000 offer and it's available immediately! LOL
  5. Nope, Don never worked at Watch Hill Outfitters. He passed away about the time they opened up.
  6. My first plug purchased around 1987ish from Capt Don Cameron in his Dunns Corner (Westerly) shop. Anybody know who made it?
  7. I had a Cabo 40 the first or second year they were produced. It lasted about 6 months before the gears failed even though it was rinsed in fresh water after every use. Maybe the original problems have been fixed, but I'll stay with my Penn Slammers. That said, I just picked up a Daiwa BG 3000 for my light surf 8' rod; we'll see what I got for $90. Looks and feels good out of the box though.
  8. Oh yeah, installing a gas tank under the rear seats without sealing the enclosure and a positive ventilation system = boat bomb. My gas tank sits under the rear board seat with a bungee cord to a couple of hooks under the seat. Keeps it from sliding around, out of the way and still fully vented and easy to get to.
  9. You'll find foam under there. If the boat is a year or more old, you'll find balsa under the floor, otherwise the newer ones have foam there as well (thankfully!). Removing a little foam from the area's you're talking about, while it would "void" the Coast Guard certification of the boat's safety, probably wouldn't be a big deal IF you were able to fully glass off the compartment so there was no way for water to enter the cavities. Personally, I don't poke any holes in mine; not even happy about the 4 little screws the dealer installed to hold the battery down.
  10. 18hp on mine seems to push it along just fine with two adults and 2 kids on board. Max rated H/P is 25.
  11. The routine around here is to first park, prep the boat (disconnect lights, remove tie-downs, load gear etc), then head over to the ramp to launch the boat. That gives the bulbs more than enough time to cool off. The problem is when you back down the ramp and the brake lights come on while they are underwater; pop they go every time. Most factory light fixtures are not waterproof at all.
  12. You mentioned "glass popped" as well as corrosion. Are you disconnecting the lights before dunking the trailer? If I were the dealer that would be my suspicion.
  13. Al, Thanks for a great response! I'll start calling around today. Dan
  14. From the album Thread for Skiff Owners