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by Kismet
05 Apr 2020, 22:25
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Vintage alumacraft id help
Replies: 3
Views: 43

Vintage alumacraft id help

check to see if it resembles any of the Alumacraft in my (listed below) posts on rehab. Barring that, post an image of the whole boat. From the stamped number (which is the model and serial #, btw, it is an F-7.) Alumacraft has been very gracious each time I emailed the number and a pic, telling me ...
by Kismet
04 Apr 2020, 23:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Home made mask info
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Home made mask info

A mask information article in the ATLANTIC. Seems on point.
Be safe.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/arch ... ket-newtab
by Kismet
22 Mar 2020, 22:26
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Harbor Freight is stepping up on the Virus
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Harbor Freight is stepping up on the Virus

Just got an email from my younger daughter who sent this image from the WalMart in Skokie, Il, from this morning.

We got us some foolish folks out there, AND they are scared.

Was it Tiny Tim who said to Scrooge: "God bless us, everyone?"
by Kismet
22 Mar 2020, 21:02
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: Harbor Freight is stepping up on the Virus
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Ha

Pretty admirable response to the situation.

They don't usually make the news, but I try to remain convinced that more people are like this guy than the weasels scalping important items.


Be well, all.
by Kismet
04 Mar 2020, 22:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Oar storage in a small boat?
Replies: 4
Views: 163

Oar storage in a small boat?

Maybe because I'm old, I'm firmly convinced

that outboard motors run better when there are oars in the boat. :idea:

(You might try setting them up like Alumacraft does, with the blades slipped under holding strips of aluminum, and the handles laying on the seats against the sides of the boat)
by Kismet
02 Mar 2020, 23:16
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: thinking about buying a kayak
Replies: 60
Views: 6911

thinking about buying a kayak

I'm digging this one out of the basement.. I have a Pelican tandem that I've had for years, but it's a sit in and has always been hard on my back. Last week I splurged and picked up a 2015 Hobie 12" Pro Angler that's never been in the water. The guy bought it with good intentions and it was put in ...
by Kismet
25 Feb 2020, 13:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1959 Alumacraft FD Restoration Project Journal
Replies: 24
Views: 741

1959 Alumacraft FD Restoration Project Journal

Beautiful, painstaking work! Nicely done. My '56 Alumacraft has the tranverse floor braces as well. I don't stand up much in the boats, but still found my feet catching on the ribs often enough to mandate a very simply floor covering for walking in the center of the boat. I didn't build cabinets, we...
by Kismet
21 Feb 2020, 00:58
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 12' V Floor
Replies: 7
Views: 754

12' V Floor

Beautifully done.

Now, 'splain how you steer from the center seat, if you would, please. Is that black rod on the center seat some sort of extender to attach to the engine throttle?

Nice work.
by Kismet
10 Feb 2020, 14:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: shorten jon boat 2 feet
Replies: 6
Views: 437

shorten jon boat 2 feet

Having had a 10 foot jon, I strongly recommend keeping the 12 ft. boat.

With the 10 foot, I was less "out in the boat" and more "waiting to get wet."

And don't even get me started on "tippy."

Be well and safe.
by Kismet
31 Jan 2020, 13:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: and another one comes along
Replies: 6
Views: 308

and another one comes along

Congratulations Oldboat,

Should be able to whip that darlin' into shape over a week-end or so. :)

If you get a chance, use the search function to look up TexasLoneStar56, who worked her hoofies off bringing back a ?'56 Lonestar.

Best wishes
by Kismet
28 Jan 2020, 13:15
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: RIP Mr. Forrest L. Wood
Replies: 1
Views: 277

RIP Mr. Forrest L. Wood

Seemed to be a heckava guy.

Happy Trails, Mr. Wood, until we meet again.
by Kismet
27 Jan 2020, 14:20
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Don't Do This At Home, Kids
Replies: 12
Views: 1077

Don't Do This At Home, Kids

I was much younger, yet as handsome then as I am now, when I moved to country to live out my life. Got an old resort boat and a guy I knew said he had a home-built trailer for me. Got it, got the boat up on it, had picked up an 18 hp Evinrude from yard sale, and went off to see if the stuff worked. ...
by Kismet
13 Jan 2020, 22:27
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum "Kayak"
Replies: 4
Views: 384

Aluminum "Kayak"

A few years ago, someone ofn the forum showed some floatation tubes he'd cobbled for his jon. I've had a 10 ft jon, and never felt safe in it. With a 29 pound 3 hp Evinrude on the back, no fuel tank, and my (at the time) less than ample butt, there was about a 2-3 inch distance from hull top to wate...
by Kismet
23 Dec 2019, 19:58
Forum: Fishing Reports
Topic: Much Happiness
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Much Happiness

OK.

Nothing personal, but I hate you.


:mrgreen:

Ain't nothing better than broiled trout, some white rice, maybe a small crisp salad, and a cup of coffee after stretching those tired muscles from doing the labor of fishing.


Merry Christmas.