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Old 05-23-2016, 09:29 AM
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Can't help much with oars. With mine I just screwed and glued a hardwood block on each gunnel in the most comfortable position and drilled a hole in each to take galvanized rowlocks from the boat chandlery. I had cheap oars. Next time I would buy quality oars. Cheap ones are horrible.
I took your advice some months back and will show pictures when I get around to sanding and painting them.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:15 PM
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I took your advice some months back and will show pictures when I get around to sanding and painting them.
late reply. looks good hoyte. i like to do rowlocks that way because it makes it comfortable for me. your boat looks really good , have you been using it much.
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Old 06-13-2016, 07:39 PM
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Thanks, Brendan.
We haven't got out on it much, last ride being in mid-May, as we have been taking the house apart and putting it back together. Today I built a vanity. Last week we got our toilet and bathtub re-installed. It was removed with all house furnishings including door trim and baseboards so the terrazzo floor could be re-ground and polished and the bath re-tiled. Meanwhile I have been designing new cabinets for the kitchen. We moved back into the house on Saturday. Now it is the start of hurricane season. Colin just blew by and dumped a bunch of rain and high tides as it passed. Hopefully we can get out on it this weekend for a short trip between thunderstorms, but that is not likely to be, given the forecast.
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Old 11-23-2016, 02:11 PM
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:04 AM
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"I re-used the 8 feet long oars I already have."

Re-used? Re-used! You've had to scull back to port already? Good grief Hoyt, they are only for show, not for use. A Englishman carries a brolly, not to use if it rains, but to hail a taxi! So should it be for you warmer climes residents. Call the Coastguard on your cellphone, then wait for the steam launch.
Now that the cabinets are built, Mrs. wants me to install a trolling motor so now I will re-do my nav lights to accommodate a bow mounted one.

The top mounted combo light will be replaced with shark eye LED lights.
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Old 01-05-2017, 06:17 AM
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I am unable to load photos onto postings. Something is haywire with my computer.

Now it worked okay. What is the nautical equivalent of gremlins?
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:04 AM
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Work will begin soon on the skiff as I will make some improvements, modifications and additions.
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:47 AM
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North, south, or central?
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Old 01-12-2017, 03:31 PM
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Old 01-18-2017, 06:20 AM
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The motor was bumping against the squat boxes but now it won't do that anymore.

In order to install the trolling motor I had to give it a nose job.

Work continues.
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:37 PM
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Some wood butchery happened today where the shark eye nav lights will be installed.
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:07 PM
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Hi Hoyt,

Do you plan to use a stern mounted stationary rudder in combination with the bow mounted trolling motor, maybe something retractable . . ? ?

It might be necessary when using only the bow mounted trolling motor in crosswinds and/or sidestream situations, maybe you even need a steerable aft rudder then . .

example: stationary, non-steerable, retractable rudder for light-weight trolling motor propelled fishing boat

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Old 01-19-2017, 07:31 PM
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Thanks. That is a good idea. I figure the little outboard will serve adequately as a rudder for the trolling motor. It(trolling motor) is mostly for show anyway. If I need to do it a stationary rudder can be c-clamped to the transom.
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Old 01-25-2017, 04:29 PM
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I did a little glass work today.
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Remodeling has been done and I am happy with it. Picture shows Port of the Islands Marina dock.
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