El Zorro

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About El Zorro

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  • About Me:
    Rod Maker
  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Fishing, Hunting and playing with my grandkids
  • What I do for a living:
    Construction Project Manager

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    Central California
  1. Thank you
  2. there is no ferrule on the rod. Both sections are 40" long. Male end is 7.3mm OD, female end is 8.8mm OD, it is fiber glass.
  3. I have a old 2 piece rod that the female end has about a 1/4 inch split in it. I want to keep it 2 piece and I want to use it, its been in the family a long time. If a feral is the way to go, which feral should I use and are they easy to install. If there is another option I am all ears. Please help!
  4. Does anyone know of any places in southern California that sprays protective coating on hulls of aluminum boats? I heard after I patch these holes I should have the bottom sprayed. Do you guys agree?
  5. Thanks everyone for the help, now just to get it done. Would any of you spray the bottom with a truck bed liner after patching the holes to further protect?
  6. Thank you
  7. I'm sorry, I'm a little slow, what is the advantage doing this. I have never plugged the end of my blanks. Please let a slow guy in on the secret.
  8. This may not be what you want to hear, but use what makes you comfortable. The rods my wife and I build for our self's are always out side the box, meaning we will do stuff to our rods that we wont use on a customers until we test drive it on ours. Do what feels right, Good Luck
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  10. thank you brother, I do have treated wooden carpeted bunks
  11. I always order more then I need at that time, and when I have extra cash I will order items I will use on future builds. Lately I have been ordering old guides for rods I have been ask to repair. I like having supplies on hand so if I need to get it and its back ordered, its only to replace the supplies I already have.
  12. I just Love
  13. First of all I'm on a retirement income. I have a 21' bay runner with salt water corrosion through out the bottom of the haul. There are many small holes that need to be repaired. I know the right way is to have them welded be would be very expensive. I know they have spray on liners and roll on membranes that can be applied like they do on John Boats. I am hoping that one of you guys have a suggestion or method I could use to mix my boat. At my age I don't go very far out in the ocean, but I sure like to catch my rock fish for fish tacos. Please help, Thanks
  14. When I built my Banana Rod, I sanded down the guide. It was a mistake! I only fish salt water and within the year the guide foot started to rust through. I will at sometime redo the guide but this time the guides will either be titanium or stainless or some non-rusting metal. I hope you learn by my mistake.