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LoneWolf

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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #15 on: Mar 29, 2015, 07:03 PM »

Thanks Bob. I couldn't find any oar locks that I could make work. They were all recessed, flat or rounded. The boat is so old I don't know what it would have come with originally.

I just finished the motor stand. It's nothing fancy. I built it out of 2x4's but I installed wheels on the rear. With space tight in the garage it will make it easier moving around. I'll try to post a picture tomorrow.

Maybe I will feel some wind in the face with the new 2.5 ! LOL   I figure it should be 4-5 times more powerful than the electric though.

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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #16 on: Mar 29, 2015, 07:31 PM »
Whatever works ! I spend 10% of my time in the boat, 90% in the water.

Without my fly rod, I feel lost these days.

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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #17 on: Apr 03, 2015, 12:07 PM »

Here's a picture of the motor stand. I have my electric and my 2.5 hp outboard on it. I'm in the middle of cleaning the garage and having the wheels on it makes it easy to move around.



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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #18 on: Jul 13, 2015, 07:05 PM »

Hey guys it's been a while. Well I finally got around to finishing the wheel kit I started fabricating in the fall. I literally finished mounting it about an hour ago.
I wheeled it around the yard, swung it in the up and down position and so far so good. Here's a few pics.






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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #19 on: Jul 13, 2015, 07:14 PM »
That looks great Doug...   :clapping: :thumbup_smilie:
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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #20 on: Jul 18, 2015, 08:22 AM »

Thanks Dom. I thought this would make my life a little easier and not tie up any ramps. I can get the boat off the roof and load it up in the parking lot and just walk it down to the ramp. If it's just a trail launching area it should work equally as well.
I was hoping to get out this weekend but the weather isn't looking all that great.  :'(
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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #21 on: Aug 08, 2015, 10:32 AM »

The wheels are working out perfectly. I was able to get out 3 times so far. I did paint them because of the glare from the sun.
I was also able to test out the 2.5 outboard. After some tweaking the outboard is going great. I had to try some weight distribution and also try a tiller extension.
Here's a picture.



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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #22 on: Aug 08, 2015, 02:46 PM »
That's a trim craft bud  ;D

Love the wheel idea.

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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #23 on: Aug 12, 2015, 01:50 PM »

Thanks Bob. As for the wheels I'd have to say a total success. It's made my life so much easier.  ;D

I was out in Pa this past weekend to fish with my nephew. At the end of the day guys were at the docks waiting for their trailers. When I pulled into the ramp I heard some moaning and I said I'll be gone in 2 minutes.
I lifted the motor off, put it in the boat, lowered the wheels and locked them in with the pins. As I started to walk up the ramp with my boat I heard the guys laughing and saying "that is slick".
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Re: Lets see your boat projects ..
« Reply #24 on: Aug 12, 2015, 04:06 PM »
Well, you know me....I love a great home made project.

Cool work!

Rg
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