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Welcome to all the long standing UB members, new members and "lurkers" alike. We can all agree we are here or reading this because of our common ground love of fishing. Some of us have worked really hard to get the nicer things we have today such as equipment and boats, while others are content with their current setups or just getting into our hobby. This thread my friends is dedicated to the Average Joe and beginners to help show off some of your homemade or budget build equipment that works well for your needs, or to get ideas on making your next outing easier. Hey, even the big dogs have all started where we are at, so no shame and have fun.

For starters, I just made a portable livewell out of 25qt Igloo cooler. Works great and I can remove it from the boat when not needed. Runs on either 2 D batteries, a wall adapter or car 12v adapter. Total cost: 60 bucks.
Last Edit: January 10, 2022, 06:35:36 AM by topdsm0138
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Question for you Top - Is this thread strictly for boating related topics?

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Question for you Top - Is this thread strictly for boating related topics?

 No sir, for whatever you have done to save some money or get creative in enjoying our hobby. Rod holders, bait & tackle storage, boating, tubing, etc..
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Question for you Top - Is this thread strictly for boating related topics?

 No sir, for whatever you have done to save some money or get creative in enjoying our hobby. Rod holders, bait & tackle storage, boating, tubing, etc..

To quote a good friend, "I'm not cheap, I'm cost effective." lo lo

 lo  Thanks for the reply. 👍

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Love it. As a guy who has been on both ends of the spectrum I really appreciate a disussion like this. I've owned and been sponsored out of brand-new bass boats, and I've had my share of beaters. My current 15' Lowe "Tinny" bass boat is a work in progress but I caught a LOAD of bass out of it this past season. I also dig, HUGE, my kayak, and I had a couple of good trips while pond fishing from the bank last month. I like "fiscally conservative" bass fishing. It fits me.

Carry on, and a GREAT topic.

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Small tip for guys with open jon boats or other open boats, I always put a few small drain holes in my battery box. So when it rains, the box doesn't fill up with water.
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Small tip for guys with open jon boats or other open boats, I always put a few small drain holes in my battery box. So when it rains, the box doesn't fill up with water.

Been doing it for years and when I service the batteries I take them out and make sure the holes are open.
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