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About bolanfish

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  • Birthday 01/01/1969

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  1. bolanfish

    Solar panel battery chargers?

    I have used solar panels to charge my trolling batteries in my boat while on a lift. I only get to fish weekends and hardly ever have to charge them. If you use your electric to troll quite a bit an electric charger is the way to go. On my last fish house, I had a 12 x 36 inch solar panel for the batteries. I only used the batteries for lights, charging my phone, a portable dvd player and it worked good. Again I only fished weekends and my fishhouse sat in the driveway during the week with the panel up.
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    Insulated floor or not??

    I am close to purchasing a wheelhouse, but find most do not have insulated floors. Is there a big difference one way or another. Thanks.
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    Wheelhouse manufacturers

    Besides the commercial wheelhouse builders like Ice Castle, The Lodge, King Crow, Road King, Sportsmans, are there any others?? Maybe good reliable private builders also?? I am looking for an 8 x 16 with rear double swing doors. More plain than fancy. Getting dizzy looking on the confusing internet.
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    Panfish Photo Gallery

    Awesome fish. Last weekend, up north we caught a couple of 9 and 10 inch bluegills. They were fun. How long was this fish?
  5. I'm sorry you lost your motor. It's too bad some people don't have any respect for others or their property. I really get tired of having to take everything out of my boat when traveling or camping. At home, I have motion sensors in the garage with an alarm system. Many years ago, someone stole all my equipment while we were eating lunch in a campground. I had all my gramps things after he passed and the thieves took it all. Never recovered. I am very carefull now, but hate to have to be so watchfull.
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    Father's Day

    Taking my first trip to DC to see the Vietnam Wall. My father was killed in Vietnam when I was a year old. Mom got married to my stepfather when I was 10 and he has been the greatest. I do wonder sometimes what it would have been like with my real dad.
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    Alumacraft boat owners?

    I have a 2008 Alumacraft 185 Tournament Pro CS. We fish the river near Mobridge, SD and LOTW most of the time. It's been dry as a bone. My previous boat was a 1995 Alumacraft Trophy 190 which also never leaked a drop.