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Arima Forum => Arima Life => Topic started by: Calchef on February 08, 2018, 08:24:03 PM

Title: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Calchef on February 08, 2018, 08:24:03 PM
Saw this sea chaser in the gallery for Fish-on arches. Really like this jr. river crossover arch
and wanted to see some other pictures of it. Also, to ask a few questions about the install.

If anyone knows who’s boat this is i would really like to get in touch with the owner.

First time adding a photo, hope this works....
Thanks folks!
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Rokefin on February 09, 2018, 08:46:36 AM
Photo worked fine.  It is a nice looking arch, also retractable?  Somebody will come along and know the owner...
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Calchef on February 09, 2018, 08:55:39 AM
very nice arch, and it can fold down for storage and transport. also comes with a tow anchor point in the middle for summer fun.
not quite sure how i feel about that yet, would hate to see this thing get torn off the deck  :bigshock:
looks like a California boat from the id numbers. hopefully somebody knows this boat, would really like to ask them some questions.

 
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 09, 2018, 09:20:27 AM
There’s quite a few Arimas in my area. I saw 3 or 4 last weekend. One of them runs a guide service with his 17.
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Threeweight on February 09, 2018, 10:38:37 AM
I don't know the boat, but I believe that is a FishOn modular arch, looks like one of their "River" models.

http://www.fishonsports.com/320.html

http://www.fishonsports.com/120.html

Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: AlexB on February 09, 2018, 10:55:59 AM
Better be REALLY careful how you mount that thing if you want to use it for “summer fun”. Yikes...


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Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 09, 2018, 11:03:38 AM
Will those fit a 16 SC? If foldable, would still fit in the garage. I like that LED light bar on the top
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Threeweight on February 09, 2018, 02:37:41 PM
Check the measurements on the web site... they are modular and somewhat adjustable, and have a ton of accessories that can mount to them.  I had one of their arches (different model) on my 17... it has some width adjustment.

They are plenty strong, made out of 2" diameter heavy walled aluminum tubing.  Mount it to the walk-around (the boats are reinforced with 3/4" plywood under there), and use fender washers and I doubt it would have any issues pulling a skiier.

Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 09, 2018, 03:05:34 PM
You guys weren’t kidding with that B.O.A.T. saying.......I see something I want for my boat every week :doh: Good thing I don’t worry about the fish to cost of ownership ratio  :whistle:
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: J Chaser on February 09, 2018, 03:27:19 PM
Yeah the ratio comes down over time. :)

At least I don't have $100k ++ invested like some guys. My wee boat fishes just fine......

J.
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 09, 2018, 03:40:34 PM
Yeah that! My little boat gets me to just about all the areas I fish, maybe except for tuna. But, there are years that they are as close as 15-18 miles out off the coast here. Hmmmmm, I would probably have the range too :bigshock:
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Markshoreline on February 09, 2018, 03:50:26 PM
You guys weren’t kidding with that B.O.A.T. saying.......I see something I want for my boat every week :doh: Good thing I don’t worry about the fish to cost of ownership ratio  :whistle:

Well, the sad thing is... when you get everything possible on your boat, you get two footitis so sell it, then buy another one and do it again...
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 09, 2018, 03:57:00 PM
Luckily my garage would limit me in doing that
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: J Chaser on February 09, 2018, 04:10:56 PM
Me too, thank goodness.  :yeahthat:

J.
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Calchef on February 09, 2018, 05:16:22 PM
Well my birthday is coming up and i’m hoping i can get a pool going to help subsidize my purchase.

3wt...yes it is a Fishon arch, that’s where i found the picture. If i do pull the trigger i will definitely be
        doing a deck mount install vs a cuddy one. Good to know that is backed with 3/4 ply. Thanks for
        the info.

We have a few Arima’s down here in monterey too, but i have not seen anyone with this JR River Crossover arch. Really like the looks of it vs the one with the straight bar across the top. That is why i was hoping to contact the owner about the install.

I will post pics of the installation when that happens so anyone else who is looking at the same one can have some good info...

Off to put new line on some reels, ciao for now.....
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 09, 2018, 05:30:15 PM
Please keep me posted on how your install went. You got me considering one of those too for my 16, I like it
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fishin Machine on February 09, 2018, 08:47:39 PM
That's not my boat, but I have the fish-on Uni arch. With the Captains package, two fish-on LED FLOOD lights and the anchor light. Recently I purchase the fish-on stantion for the radar being installed tomorrow. The anchor light and Stantion is not in this photo.

FM
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: mustang65fbk on February 10, 2018, 01:42:03 AM
I don't know the boat, but I believe that is a FishOn modular arch, looks like one of their "River" models.

http://www.fishonsports.com/320.html

http://www.fishonsports.com/120.html

That's funny because the picture the OP posted is actually on that site at the very bottom of the pictures for the "Jr. River CrossOver" model.
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Yachter Yat on February 10, 2018, 06:18:26 AM
     Fishing Machine;  Very nice!  That is one rugged looking rig!  BTW, I was wondering why you didn't mount your VHF antenna higher-up on that upper (kind of flat looking) cross member?  Seems like it could have served to give you a bit more transmitting distance.......no?

Yat
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fishin Machine on February 10, 2018, 07:31:50 AM
Yat, I thought about that also, but at the time of mounting the antenna, my carport was canvas and not very tall. So I would have to fold my tower down to back it under the patio and the antenna would of hanged out the back of the boat about 4 to 5 feet and space was limited. Putting it on the side helped protect it, and I use a rod holder to hold it in place when going down the road.

Recently there was a post about getting rid of the fiberglass antenna. I research that brand of antenna on the post and been thinking about doing the same. When it is replace the antenna will put on top of the tower. With the purchase of the new fish finder and radar. I've spent enough cash for a while and my radio works fine and gives me good range when fishing in the California Delta. The antenna will wait.

Last year the canvas carport was replace with a metal one and the height is 16'. The tower no longer has to be folded down.
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 10, 2018, 07:42:42 AM
I have a 4 ft antenna and in the SF bay I can transmit and receive clearly with boats all the way across the bay and far from sight. I would guess at least 10-15 miles
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Threeweight on February 10, 2018, 08:47:55 AM
The wire antennas are durable but they are not very good in other respects.  The best bang for the buck in an antenna is the Digital brand.  I prefer the 8' model (529).  Have had several and they last far, far, far longer than Shakespeares.  Higher the better for using on the ocean, vhf is line of sight.
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fishin Machine on February 10, 2018, 08:49:03 AM
Fisher, I was able to talk to a friend in Pittsburg and I was in Walnut Grove. During the salmon season My friends and talk from Rio Vista to Walnut Grove all the time. Three Weight Digital was the brand I am currently looking at. I was going to wait for Fathers day and have the kids get it to me for a present.

FM
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 10, 2018, 09:08:45 AM
The wire antennas are durable but they are not very good in other respects.  The best bang for the buck in an antenna is the Digital brand.  I prefer the 8' model (529).  Have had several and they last far, far, far longer than Shakespeares.  Higher the better for using on the ocean, vhf is line of sight.
Its a Shakespeare 5104, 4-foot white glass antenna. It lays down nicely and no need to tie it down or support it. I took it from my tin can. If I eventually get one of those fish on arch’s I’m sure I would have to move it

(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/10/9220-100218093239-108261513.jpeg)
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Threeweight on February 10, 2018, 09:35:23 AM
There are a lot of variables to how much distance you can get.  Your transmit power, your antenna height, and the receiving antenna height are the big ones, in addition to sea conditions (flat days = more range, big swells to block signal = less range).  The 4' units work well and are plenty good enough for bays and nearshore use, and they are tough.  I go far offshore (40+ miles) so I get paranoid about trying to maintain as much vhf range as possible. 

Good graphic that kind of explains things:

(http://www.boat-project.com/tutorials/vhf26.jpg)
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Calchef on February 10, 2018, 10:25:53 AM
hey fishing machine,
that tower looks good on your boat but i saw one on a 17' sea chaser like mine and it looked completely out of place.
that's why i was looking at the other model since the corners were angled and it's not quite as tall. Is that the factory height or
did you cut it down a little? i like how you mounted the antenna, was thinking i would mount mine the same way.

here's a couple pic...
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 10, 2018, 12:28:34 PM
Fisher, I was able to talk to a friend in Pittsburg and I was in Walnut Grove. During the salmon season My friends and talk from Rio Vista to Walnut Grove all the time. Three Weight Digital was the brand I am currently looking at. I was going to wait for Fathers day and have the kids get it to me for a present.

FM
Wow FM, that’s an amazing range. I understand that VHF is line of sight, but if your in Walnut Grove with 20 ft levees on both sides of the river I wonder how your able to reach all the way to Pittsburgh? Signal bouncing :shrug9: That’s obviously not a straight line of sight
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: DevMah on February 10, 2018, 04:45:49 PM
Saw this sea chaser in the gallery for Fish-on arches. Really like this jr. river crossover arch
and wanted to see some other pictures of it. Also, to ask a few questions about the install.

If anyone knows who’s boat this is i would really like to get in touch with the owner.

First time adding a photo, hope this works....
Thanks folks!

I have the same arch but no grab rails my boat I pull some pics for you.

Dev
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 10, 2018, 05:20:17 PM
hey fishing machine,
that tower looks good on your boat but i saw one on a 17' sea chaser like mine and it looked completely out of place.
that's why i was looking at the other model since the corners were angled and it's not quite as tall. Is that the factory height or
did you cut it down a little? i like how you mounted the antenna, was thinking i would mount mine the same way.

here's a couple pic...
Im also interested in one for my 16 SC in the future. I looked at the fish on web site and it seems the one for $859 (the river sport arch) has the most Arimas in the pics. I agree that some models look out of place on an Arima. I also did a search and found Threeweights thread of one he put on his 17 the “Lady J”. I think he mentioned he wished he had went with a taller model and mounted it to the walk around rather than side mount. Here’s a pic of that one for $859 on a 17. Looks like if this model was cut down (if possible) it may be a good fit/look
(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/10/9220-100218172137-108272184.jpeg)
(http://www.arimaowners.com/gallery/10/9220-100218172635-108281990.jpeg)
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fishin Machine on February 10, 2018, 09:06:27 PM
Calchef, you caught me, I did lower the tower. If my memory serves me right I remove around 5". I'm 6'3" and want to be able to reach the fishing poles without stepping on a stool or seat. Also if you look close to the picture the front and back footings are opposite of each other. This helps with placement pole so the can lay flat and go with the curve of the bow. The reason for not mounting to the side was, the arch would have better support if the footings are flat versus on the side. Just my thought no proof.

Today the Fish-On stansion and radar was installed. Hopefully tomorrow I can finish running the cables and mount the fish finder.

As far as reaching Pittsburg on my radio, last year the water level was high not 20 feet down. We were attempting to sturgeon/striper fish in fast moving muddy water in Walnut Grove and my buddy went to Pittsburg. That probably help with the distance being up so high. 
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Calchef on February 10, 2018, 09:32:00 PM
Hey dev,
Would definitely like to see some pics, not quite sure what you meant by mounted on the grab rail?

Fisherdv...i looked at that one too, it is a little different than the “jr river crossover”. The crossover looks like it has a little bit more sweep on the aft leg and also has an extra gusset for more rigidity.

Fishing machine...curious how you cut those tubes clean and square? I’ve been working as a plumber for the past few years and have a tubing cutter for copper but not sure how it would work on aluminum. It allows you to get a nice square cut. Unfortunately, I don’t have a band saw anymore, maybe two hose clamps and a sawzall? I”m about 6’2” and thought these towers looked a bit tall on our boats.  Radar looks good, nice job.
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fishin Machine on February 10, 2018, 09:47:21 PM
Cal chef, if you look at the footings that attaches to the boat. Both the bolts are pointing outward. My back bolts are on the inside. This brings the back poles in  about 1" closer to the wall. This helps if you try to walk around to the front. The people from Fish-on told me about this.

I cut the tubing with a metal chop saw. One of my uncles gave it to me, never had much use for the saw until then.

FM
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fisherdv on February 11, 2018, 08:36:52 AM
Having a forward facing LED bar, and 2 square LED lights facing back onto the deck would be awesome for those days that you waited a little to long to pull those poles out of the water and it got dark on the ride in. Also be great for night Sturgeon fishing or tying salmon rigs on those busy ramp days that you have to launch well before sunrise
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: Fishin Machine on February 11, 2018, 08:32:29 PM
Fisherdv, may in the future maybe I'll add a front light on the bar. There is room for it. I'm going to add a dashboard light next. Today I moved the radio and mounted the 12" fish finder. I could of finished the wiring, but the grand kids came over and that took priority. I'll get it done this week.

Calchef, be careful when lowering the tower. Make sure you do not cut them to short so the canvas top can be put up. My top can be put up, but it is stored by straps attach under the tower. The top cannot be folded over the front windshield unless I fold the tower first. I'm okay with it strap to the bar and it opens just fine.

FM
Title: Re: Is this a forum members boat? Got some questions about the arch....
Post by: darci on February 15, 2018, 12:31:58 PM
Ordered a River Crossover at the Portland Show. Scheduled to ship tomorrow. I ordered some extra hardware and light kit. Nice guys to work with. The crossover has a tow boss. I asked to delete the Boss, they substituted a Net Holder. I will be fitting a hardtop...If one of you PDX guys wants to take pictures of the install or after that would be SHINEY !