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Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
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Posted By goofiefoot
Oh that's cool, and they're based here in...

Oh that's cool, and they're based here in Rockport. I'll check them out if/when I need them.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By goofiefoot
Wow, that's a heck of a deal! A buddy has that...

Wow, that's a heck of a deal! A buddy has that Mako model, and it's a great little fisher.




Ok, thanks. I hadn't heard that, so good to watch for.
Forum: Around the Campfire Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By goofiefoot
Good points, all around. I was a bit worried...

Good points, all around. I was a bit worried about the height issue, then I happened to drive by one of the boat storage places this morning and saw a guy pulling a t-topped boat out of a "mid-size"...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By goofiefoot
No worries, I kinda expected some push back on my...

No worries, I kinda expected some push back on my wish list. I am certainly open to compromise on most of the specs, as long as I don't have to compromise ALL of them.




Yeah, I know what I'm...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-19-2022, 05:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,321
Posted By goofiefoot
Considering a used bay boat

I'd love some thoughts on what I'm currently considering, and welcome insight into things I may not have listed below.

We've been here in Rockport for 2 years now, and I'm really getting the itch...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 05-11-2022, 05:24 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
I had a cool partnership opportunity come up with...

I had a cool partnership opportunity come up with Oneida Air Systems. One of their reps reached out after watching my dust collection cart video, and wanted me to take their newest Dust Deputy 2.5...
Forum: Around the Campfire 05-06-2022, 05:47 PM
Replies: 624
Views: 30,691
Posted By goofiefoot
I thought I snagged the bottom, then the "bottom"...

I thought I snagged the bottom, then the "bottom" began to move.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q12fwsq6-FI
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
Awesome! I will definitely look into this!

Awesome! I will definitely look into this!
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2022, 03:55 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,494
Posted By goofiefoot
Well, kinda. I have 2 rental properties in...

Well, kinda.

I have 2 rental properties in the Austin area. Got them for a great price in 2012 and 2013. I price my rent at market value when I get new tenants. The problem is, you want to...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-29-2022, 09:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
I do appreciate the responses. The...

I do appreciate the responses.

The suggestion to buy our own place is interesting, so I decided to do a quick exercise on what that might look like.

Hypothetical - let's say my dad and I...
Forum: Around the Campfire 04-27-2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
The 3 of us met up out at the lease this weekend...

The 3 of us met up out at the lease this weekend to hang out and discuss next steps. If we don't find another lease, we have a TON of stuff out there to deal with - blinds, feeders, equipment, and...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 04-14-2022, 03:20 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
Here in south Texas, we have a lot of mesquite,...

Here in south Texas, we have a lot of mesquite, and I've been enjoying working with it in the shop. I needed a woodworking mallet, so I built one from a small slab I had laying around. This was a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-30-2022, 09:17 AM
Replies: 624
Views: 30,691
Posted By goofiefoot
After a couple years, I finally took along the...

After a couple years, I finally took along the homemade live well I built for my kayak out on my kayak itself! Live shrimp made for a productive afternoon on the flats!
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-16-2022, 11:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
Man, I asked for opinions, and I got them. I'm...

Man, I asked for opinions, and I got them. I'm definitely thankful, not befuddled. Yes, there are a lot of options, and now I have a whole list of them to choose from!



Yes! I will...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-15-2022, 09:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
Funny enough, we had some sizable deer on our...

Funny enough, we had some sizable deer on our property. Most of our bucks dressed out well over 100 pounds.



My dad will be 70 this year, and is in better shape than me. He keeps saying he...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 04:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
We hunted a couple of years in northern Idaho in...

We hunted a couple of years in northern Idaho in the mid 2000s. We went up there for bear and were able to purchase the NR bear tag online beforehand. When we got there, we simply walked into a...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 04:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
I won't disclose what we were paying, and I have...

I won't disclose what we were paying, and I have no idea what the corporation's lease will be. We hunt a 400 acre chunk of a much larger (3500+ ac) ranch, and we've been there 7 years without any...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 03:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
Yeah, there's going to be a corporate lease...

Yeah, there's going to be a corporate lease moving in on the whole ranch. We were given the option to continue to hunt on our small chunk, but at a much higher price, and limited access. We can't...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 03:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
I did, and that's where I'm seeing the pricing...

I did, and that's where I'm seeing the pricing that tells me we probably won't find an affordable lease.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,108
Posted By goofiefoot
Hunting without a deer lease

We just learned that we're losing our deer lease in Wimberley this year. Well, we're getting priced out of it - we did have a choice to stay on, with much more limited access, and a 75% price...
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 01:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,681
Posted By goofiefoot
Grins!!!

Grins!!!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-14-2022, 12:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,879
Posted By goofiefoot
Yep, you are free to save your own money and pay...

Yep, you are free to save your own money and pay your own insurance/taxes as you see fit if you put 20% down. Been doing it this way for years!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2022, 10:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,598
Posted By goofiefoot
Wow, that's looking amazing! I've got some newly...

Wow, that's looking amazing! I've got some newly milled mesquite, and more coming, so this is the inspiration I need!
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,527
Posted By goofiefoot
1 - I'd love to hear your expanded thoughts on...

1 - I'd love to hear your expanded thoughts on this!

2 - I don't disagree with you, but here's to hoping it does.
Forum: Around the Campfire 03-11-2022, 09:19 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,527
Posted By goofiefoot
Changes to speckled trout limits go live next week!

Texas Parks and Wildlife have announced their dates for the reduced possession limit and narrower slot for speckled trout in the south Texas bay systems.

NEWS RELEASE...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-07-2022, 04:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
Not yet. I put a fresh edge on the tools, and...

Not yet. I put a fresh edge on the tools, and next step is to build a stand for it. I picked up some free mulberry wood that has some interesting shape to it, and hope to do some primary turning on...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 03-04-2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
I came across some old photos from about 6 years...

I came across some old photos from about 6 years ago when I restored my grandfather's old Wilton bench vise and was pleased on how well the restoration went, as this vise still looks and works as...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-28-2022, 11:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 615
Posted By goofiefoot
I bought the Westinghouse 9500DF last year after...

I bought the Westinghouse 9500DF last year after the freeze and it's great so far. I installed an interlock switch on the house for emergencies, and have been starting it up regularly. I hooked it...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-25-2022, 04:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
I've enjoyed using my shop-vac-based dust...

I've enjoyed using my shop-vac-based dust collection system, but have hated the room it takes up and dragging the individual components around the shop, so I built a cart!

How to build a workshop...
Forum: Around the Campfire 02-23-2022, 05:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,243
Posted By goofiefoot
The way I understood it, and explained to my...

The way I understood it, and explained to my renters - the damage deposit was for things that may happen while it is parked, while the required insurance is for any damage while it's in motion. The...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-17-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
I've continued to work on getting tools and stuff...

I've continued to work on getting tools and stuff off my workbench and shelves, and threw together a holder and charging station for my cordless drills out of scrap wood. Then I added a quick bit...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-16-2022, 10:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By goofiefoot
Congratulations on being drawn! That's...

Congratulations on being drawn! That's disappointing you didn't see any javelina. That area has had pretty good numbers in the past.

We'll try again next year, but will go in with lower...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-14-2022, 02:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By goofiefoot
I'm curious to hear more about this. Has this...

I'm curious to hear more about this. Has this been a problem?
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-14-2022, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By goofiefoot
Yes, that's certainly the case. We always get...

Yes, that's certainly the case. We always get down there early the day of the hunt to look around and catch up with the staff. The past few years they haven't seemed as "friendly" - much more...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-14-2022, 01:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By goofiefoot
Yes, I saw they had limited the stand-by cards to...

Yes, I saw they had limited the stand-by cards to 9, so we knew ahead of time the odds were lower. They did have one of the drawn hunters back out, so that grew to 10 cards. There were 19 stand-by...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 02-14-2022, 10:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,220
Posted By goofiefoot
Chaparral Javelina Hunt - Times are a-changing?

Did anyone here get drawn, or chosen for stand by for the javelina hunt this past weekend?

4 of us went down on Friday to try to get in on stand-by. This hunt has been a tradition of ours for...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 02-05-2022, 09:15 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
Now that I'm actually using my small workshop,...

Now that I'm actually using my small workshop, I'm realizing how important it is to keep the dust in check. Luckily, I had a lot of scrap material laying around to build this surprisingly effective...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-29-2022, 08:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
As I'm moving all my gear into the shop, I'm...

As I'm moving all my gear into the shop, I'm striving to keep it all organized, easy to grab, and out of the way. This is an ever-evolving venture, so I put up some french cleat systems all the way...
Forum: It's All About the Video 01-25-2022, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,713
Posted By goofiefoot
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3qkp4lbgi9qg94q/2021pron...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3qkp4lbgi9qg94q/2021pronghorn%20mount.jpg?raw=1

Got my euro mount back and made up a plaque from some local mesquite. Now to move some stuff around and give it a place...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 01-21-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,562
Posted By goofiefoot
I put almost 20k miles on the Ford over my first...

I put almost 20k miles on the Ford over my first year with it, so it's safe to say I've been enjoying the truck. As with any vehicle, it accumulates "stuff" over time, and while I like to try to...
Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-31-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
I put together a full recap video of the tiny...

I put together a full recap video of the tiny workshop build, and thought y'all may like to see the entire build from beginning to end. Enjoy!

building my tiny backyard workshop start to finish -...
Forum: It's All About the Video 12-27-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,713
Posted By goofiefoot
https://www.dropbox.com/s/psy1x9dxjuxizak/2021pron...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/psy1x9dxjuxizak/2021pronghorn%20backstrap.jpg?raw=1

I grilled up some pronghorn backstrap for Christmas dinner. Turned out amazing! Nice and tender and great flavor.
Forum: It's All About the Video 12-23-2021, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,713
Posted By goofiefoot
I would do this hunt again in a second! Best of...

I would do this hunt again in a second! Best of luck to ya!


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Forum: D-I-Y Projects 12-22-2021, 02:32 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 20,393
Posted By goofiefoot
Keeping tools mobile in the tiny workshop is...

Keeping tools mobile in the tiny workshop is crucial for a usable, organized space. I installed a WEN Mobile Tool Base (https://amzn.to/3Jc1zWr) on my Porter Cable bandsaw so I can easily move it...
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-16-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,392
Posted By goofiefoot
You have to have your corn in sealed bags (not...

You have to have your corn in sealed bags (not farm-bought bags). We brought alfalfa and put it out, but not to great success.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-16-2021, 08:50 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,392
Posted By goofiefoot
Best of luck to y'all! It is a nice place to...

Best of luck to y'all! It is a nice place to hunt, and hopefully the animals' patterns will shift while you're there.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-15-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,392
Posted By goofiefoot
Absolutely! We love going on these hunts, mostly...

Absolutely! We love going on these hunts, mostly to get to try out new spots. Most of the time we're successful, sometimes we're not. No big deal.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-15-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,392
Posted By goofiefoot
I put together my quick recap of the hunt. I...

I put together my quick recap of the hunt. I hope y'all enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUUN6bCfaVQ

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Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-15-2021, 07:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,392
Posted By goofiefoot
Wow, congrats on a hard-earned doe! Sorry we...

Wow, congrats on a hard-earned doe! Sorry we didn't get to meet up, but I am glad you were successful.
Forum: Public Hunting Opportunities 12-15-2021, 12:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,392
Posted By goofiefoot
Well, folks, it was fun. I did not see one deer...

Well, folks, it was fun. I did not see one deer the entire time I was in the park. It was nice to be out and the TPWD always runs a good hunt.

I think they’ll need to consider how they move...
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