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Captain Ahab
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Post by Captain Ahab »

Backpain - you can use my garage if your boat will fit. We might have to clear some stuff out but i am game!
Trying to Fish as often as Jim works :LOL2:

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bAcKpAiN
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What is your schedule monday? I have off for Presidents Day (I teach in a christian school). :twisted:

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bAcKpAiN wrote:What is your schedule monday? I have off for Presidents Day (I teach in a christian school). :twisted:



he is off everyday
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Backpain - you get the boat here I will help.

I can PM you my phone number
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Post by bAcKpAiN »

FINALLY some progress!!
Well, I finally had some time off when it wasn't raining, sleeting, or snowing up here. :roll:

My wife has made it "her project" to carpet the decks. As you will see from the pics I had no arguements, she is doing a great job and it allowed me today to tackle the seating installation.

What I did was drill a hole using the hole saw and dug out as much of the floatation foam as needed to reach under to get the washers and nuts on the installation boats. Since my wife was carpeting the decks I was able to focus on installation and the seating. Here are some after pics from today. I apologize for not having any shots of progress as it came, we were trying to get it done before dark.

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Now I will need to focus on the electronics and wiring. Not exactly sure how that is going to work out, but so far I am pleased with the progress. There are HUGE slow periods but it seems once we get around to it we make some decent progress. I haven't forgotten to call you Esquired, had some surprise company show up this evening and I hate calling people late. I will call you tomorrow afternoon and leave a message 8) .

-Mike

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Post by Jim »

Looking good Mike! I like the offset seating! :D
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Thanks Jim, It helps with manuvering from the back to the front and vice versa if you are fishing alone or with one other person. When you are sitting on a river waiting for stripers or cats it helps give everyone a little more room and make the little 14' "feel" a little bigger. Not to mention I have to be able to use the tiller. :P

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Back pain s far so good.. now all you need to do is get a paint job on the motor cowing and your set..

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Yea a paint job and some 9.9 stickers :twisted:

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Looks Great! :D
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Post by switchback »

It's looking good. Can't wait to see more pics.

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Post by bAcKpAiN »

Today we almost got her finished! I still need to run the wiring, and install the rod holders and some other odds and ends. I am still waiting on the seats to be delivered, so those have to wait. I am also going to wait and see how the boat sits in the water before I run the permanent wiring. I will place the battery where she helps ballast the boat best. I am thinking I will need it in the front, but you never know. Here are some pics with the carpeting finished!


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Post by jkbirocz »

Your boat is looking great, nice and clean. Keep up the great work.

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asinz
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Post by asinz »

Looks great.

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Post by Hooked »

looks awesome. I found this site as I am looking at picking up a boat this spring, and then fixing her up. I love this look as it is relatively simple (i'm not the most skilled with tools) yet it looks great.