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Posted 27 January 2008 - 11:49 PM
Hey there Guys , first , thanks for all the help
I'm going to make a try at "WEE-GULL" (misspelled for legal reasons !!) type top waters, can anyone help me with where to place some weight ??
Thanks again !!
Posted 28 January 2008 - 01:50 PM
The original Weagle was made of hard maple I believe which is quite heavy and wouldn't allow for a weight....I know I painted a number of them for customers. If you wanted to make a topwater out of a lighter wood, you can weight it with a small weight just back from the front and another just forward of the very back. Or, you can put one weight about two inches from the back, this is how a spook is weighted.
Posted 28 January 2008 - 05:21 PM
Thanks a bunch Riverman, The blanks I'm using are kinda light so I want to give them a little extra something !!!
Posted 28 January 2008 - 08:53 PM
Try weighting one and then test it...see if it will walk for you. If so, don't overdue it with the clear or you have yourself a glider instead of a topwater. Oh one other thing, make sure you put a water sealer on the wood first before testing it........the weight of the water soaking into the wood will ruin your test otherwise.