Last night I was running in the dark on the St. Johns River did not see a fence post sticking out of the water. Hit the fence post and it put a hole in the bottom. It is a aluminum hull Tracker Grizzly. My thoughts are to get someone to weld the hole. Any other suggestions or are there other thinks I need to be aware of?
They hunt a river that has boulders the size of trucks in it, some submerged some sticking out etc etc, he said you either know it and run it balls out and skip off em here and there or you don't know it and you baby it and get a few scratches here and there.Well he knwos it but they still hit em I guess, they only run jet motors as prop motors aren't really an option.I thought he was crazy till I looked at the bottom of his roughneck and yeah he has hit some stuff
I had a hole in my Alumacraft 14' jon welded up a few months ago. I wanted to find someone who was very experienced in welding aluminum, so I had the idea to take it to a propeller shop. They did a great job. Only cost me $40 too. Thats hard to beat.
870 I hear ya man we got 3 props for each boat always have a spare and many buddies are to the point of not replacing rivets but self tapping screws and some silicone, Lake Erie eats rivetted boats for lunch