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Glad I stopped by over here. This one should be good.

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everything is pretty much ordered... waiting on good weather so that I can sand it down and start painting. By the time that is done, hopefully I'll have all the aluminum angle, square and aluminum sheets in from ordering.

But... I've got an anniversary this weekend, a tournament the next weekend... but maybe I can play hooky a few days the following week and get it taken care of.

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theyyounggun wrote:Nothin says you cant have two boats! :LOL2:

haha... except for my fiance!!!! :)

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Finally was able to get the boat out a little and do a little cleaning.. then again, all I've done so far is take out the aluminum floor and side kit that had been installed. It's amazing how much room this actually took up. I think I'm going to be using this floor and sidewalls as part of the decking... it's definitely strong and thick enough for it. More to come later.

Right now I'm trying to figure out if I want to paint it first before modding, or wait and paint just before I install the deck lids with the carpet on it. Right now, I'm leaning towards the end only because as tall as this boat is, I'm sure I'll hit it with something getting in and out and make some blemishes.

Anyways, here's some boat porn for you guys.... dressed - then undressed

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Congrats on the rig man. That's a beast for sure.

I'm giggling looking at how deep it is. The 9.9 looks to be in great condition too.

Boat envy 8)

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Brine wrote:Congrats on the rig man. That's a beast for sure.

I'm giggling looking at how deep it is. The 9.9 looks to be in great condition too.

Boat envy 8)
The 9.9 is brand new basically... we used it last weekend at our North Georgia Brawl on the Xpress (which is now on craigslist)... we topped out at 8mph, but it's a long shaft and that boat calls for a short shaft. Hopefully it will do a little better on a jack plate, but that's just going to be for restricted lakes and lakes where it's idle speed only.

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Sounds good.

Let me know if you decide to sell it (the 9.9). I'm looking for one.

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Nice big rig!
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I've been thinking.... I think this "Fisher" is about to become a "Ranger"... just gotta get the decals made :lol:

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Nice find, just started to look around for a project boat like that. Started to look around on CL here today from the local Tallahassee area to down south and up towards Atlanta.

That's where I found my present boat below. We're adding ONE more boat for use on the shallow flats and keeping the G3 purty so when we sell her to move on up in a year or so, she'll still look like new. Just added the t-top this summer and NOT a fun project to do it RIGHT.

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That was a big job!

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wow... that is a BIG G3!!
Badbagger wrote:Nice find, just started to look around for a project boat like that. Started to look around on CL here today from the local Tallahassee area to down south and up towards Atlanta.

That's where I found my present boat below. We're adding ONE more boat for use on the shallow flats and keeping the G3 purty so when we sell her to move on up in a year or so, she'll still look like new. Just added the t-top this summer and NOT a fun project to do it RIGHT.

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Looking forward to watching this build!

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Construction has finally begun!!! and I left the camera in the garage, so have to wait til tomorrow to see progress.

Got about 210' of 1" tube, and 125' of 1" angle... once the framing is done, I'll probably get Dawson (bassboy1) to go ahead and build the lids for me. Everything will be carpeted as well.

I did get him to take the Custom livewell Fishmate Pro had made for me - and he customized it even more. I know he would have rather started from scratch instead of adding on to this livewell, but he really did an awesome job. I wanted to put the pump in the bottom so that I could use it as a double for recirculation and pump out. There are more angles on this thing than I would ever want to mess with, but he had it completed in no time.

Pods are coming out - along with the hundreds of pounds of the expanding foam. If you have never taken this stuff out - you'll figure out quick that it's no joke. It's in there to stay - along with asorb every bit of water that it can possibly come in contact with. 4 hours, and 3 heavy duty trash bags full of water soaked foam - one pod is finally done.

More tomorrow