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rgfixit

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #105 on: Sep 02, 2020, 03:22 PM »
OYE!

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #106 on: Sep 02, 2020, 04:15 PM »
No comment.  I'll just shake my head......

Yea Greg.
Of all people to do it.
Mr. "Measure 40 bazzilion times" before cutting.

lol

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #107 on: Sep 03, 2020, 03:44 AM »
Yea Greg.
Of all people to do it.
Mr. "Measure 40 bazzilion times" before cutting.

lol

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On the plus side..... Jeff didn't do it and the whole works didn't go up in smoke.............
Bigger isn't always better but Size definitely Matters!

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #108 on: Sep 08, 2020, 06:22 PM »
Goes back to the shop tomorrow.

I know...........blah blah blah..............

Canvas, the new trim tabs control board, and I'm having slides installed onto the bunks to allow the boat to come off, but more importantly, go back onto the trailer easier.
Our private launch ramp at our place on Erie, although private and never really crowded, is not the best launch ramp in the world.
The concrete portion only extends (maybe) 2-3 feet into the water.
So we have to back the truck WAY intro the water to retrieve the boat.
When the water is in the 70's in the summer typically not a problem asking Jeff to walk in and crank it up.
But earlier in the season, when the water is really cold, we need waders.
Sux!
Guys with roller trailers don't have to go in so deep
Cranking the boat up is way easier on rollers than bunk trailers.
My little Lund was on the edge of requiring getting wet.
This larger, and heavier, 21' Trophy requires the rear wheels of the truck to get wet for crying out loud.
I thought about a power winch, but the hand winch is 2 speed and we can winch it up but it's really a struggle and I'm afraid of ripping out the bow eye from the boat.
We don't allow power loading as it tears up the launch area and the payloader has enough problems keep the launch cleared.
I see some guys power loading and keep my mouth shut.
I know.........shocking!!!  Me keep my mouth shut.

I seriously doubt the boat will be done by the weekend.
We'll see, but I'm not planning on it.

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #109 on: Sep 18, 2020, 01:24 PM »
Oh man, I wouldn't trade my power winch for the world. Not much better then just flipping a switch and making sure the strap stays straight.

I know what you mean about shallow launches. Some I have here where my exhaust is underwater. Had no idea a truck could run with the exhaust pipe underwater, but it certainly can, at least for 5 minutes!

I also put bunk slicks on last year, they seem to help somewhat. I mostly didn't want the carpet because of the salt on my aluminum hull.

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #110 on: Sep 18, 2020, 01:51 PM »
Oh man, I wouldn't trade my power winch for the world. Not much better then just flipping a switch and making sure the strap stays straight.

I know what you mean about shallow launches. Some I have here where my exhaust is underwater. Had no idea a truck could run with the exhaust pipe underwater, but it certainly can, at least for 5 minutes!

I also put bunk slicks on last year, they seem to help somewhat. I mostly didn't want the carpet because of the salt on my aluminum hull.

Thanks for the input Geoff.
I go get the boat from the canvas guy in an hour or so.
Here’s a few pics of the new canvas the guy took.



The bunk slides and new trim tab control board go in next week.







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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #111 on: Sep 18, 2020, 04:28 PM »

 Nice 👍

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Re: My new (old) boat
« Reply #112 on: Sep 20, 2020, 06:36 AM »
Looks good  :thumbup_smilie:

 



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