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Simply awesome!


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Jim wrote:Simply awesome!


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Thanks for the encouragement!

I’m not good at anything but I’m fair at a lot of stuff. That’s the 1/2” poly for it in the floor.
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We have a working base coat on!
Let it out gas a few days then bring it inside for a flip and more work
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Poly time
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My screws and tools came in so as soon as I can get my Arctic Cat put back together...I can go screw!

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Superfly Silverfox wrote: 22 Jan 2021, 19:22 My screws and tools came in so as soon as I can get my Arctic Cat put back together...I can go screw!

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Oh my Wife’s 07 AC Prowler 650h1 gave up so it was engine swap time . Still waiting on some gaskets.

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Time to flip it.
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How much weight did that poly add?

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eeshaw wrote:How much weight did that poly add?
I guess I could figure the SQF and weigh a chunk but I’m not counting really.
I’m hard on equipment and know what will take place once it runs.

The two big pieces of 1/2” UHMR black poly before cutting were close to 100 lbs.

If it’ll plane I’m good.... just trying to fish some shallow spots.


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Something you might consider if you are going to be blasting thru shallows- I mounted a trailer winch (just a cheapie) in the bow of my boat. I have about 100' of line (combined) so I can get unstuck when I run aground. Funny, every since I mounted the winch, I haven't needed it!

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I just was considering a winch today!

So my poly locks inside the boat are a no go. You have to back up the screw and tighten the poly lock at the same time. I’m a one man show.

I ordered SS LW and Nuts to replace the poly locks.


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Got all my nuts and washers installed.

Engine is stabbed.

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Sorry for thsee random stories, but your pictures triggers this stuff. My rear deck frame is just like yours. I made 3 deck panels. I have them locked in front with tabs that slide under the angle & lock down in the rear with jeep hood style tie downs.

Well, we were on highway doing about 70 & passed a semi. One of the plywood panels got sucked off from the vacuum blast! The hardware had stripped through. The ply landed in middle of road & we circled back to get it. No one was hurt or cars damaged so we were lucky there. Now I tie several straps across the rear decks when on highway, as well as made the latches 3x stronger.