New Boat Rookie, need help

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by H2O Gato, Dec 13, 2007.

  1. H2O Gato
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    H2O Gato Regular Cat in the Water

    To all I have aquired a new toy that has been in my grandparents garage for about the last 30 years...I have no clue as to what it is...its of plywood construction with a Merc 700 motor. I have looked in to no avail some kind of ID plate but it has not one. I belive it to resemble a Cowell type. The second is how do I get a pic on this forum so that you all can take a look and help me bring this adventure to the actual water. The boat is 16ft and looks to have been on the ocean a time or two.
     
  2. hansp77
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    hansp77

    Hello and welcome H2O Gato,
    to post photos on this forum, you can do either of two things (well sort of 3 things)

    1. upload the image to a image hosting site (photobucket, etc) , copy the image code URL, and then in the little buttons above the window are writing in there should be a yellow box with a mountain ("Insert Image") in it- press it and then paste in your image URL

    2. Upload the image to the forum itself as an attatchment by pressing the little paperclip button ("Attatchments") above and to the left of the "insert image" button. Image type and size restrictions apply.

    3. Upload the image to the forum within your own album- go up to the search pull down menu, select "my images" and then go up to the top right, just under the log out button and select 'upload photos',
    once uploaded in your gallery you can just copy the Image address and then repeat as of option 1.

    Note- you need to actually being doing this in the full reply to thread page (by pressing 'post reply' just down there to the left), not the quick reply option at the bottom of the thread below it...

    Good luck,
    Hans.
     
  3. H2O Gato
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    H2O Gato Regular Cat in the Water

    Thank you, I appreciate the help. :)
     
  4. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Water boy welcome to the gig! You say you have this thing in your grannies garage but don't know what it is? then you tell us it is a boat!! Is that not sufficient knowledge? Does it work? Will it sink? (probably yes if made of wood and in the dry for some thirty years!)

    Look forward to the photos!
     
  5. H2O Gato
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    H2O Gato Regular Cat in the Water

    I know and appologize about that...kinda of excited can you tell ? Im just a details oriented kind of guy and just want to know more about this vessel that Gramps had. I have seen the opinions of alot of persons on this site about vintage boats, I can really answer the question...YES !!!, I love the boat that I have heard so much of and am honored to have this part of him after his passing. I dont just want to have it I want to know it and be able to speak of its origns and its history to my family who really did not know this side of him. Guess that is why I want to know more about it than just the basic, plus I am new to this and also want knowledge as I know this will be a challenge. The pics will be up soon, then I can let her speak for me those details, which quite simply, I dont know. Again thank you all.
     
  6. H2O Gato
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    Test

    test....

    Thank you Hansp77, it worked.
     

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  7. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    OK, excellent, but I don't think I can see the boat from here. I'd have thought it would be Meeeeow! splash or for "tigiris magnificus" as pictured MEEEEEEOOOWWW!!! SPLASH! in bigger text. He he he...

    Where is da boat??? please?
     
  8. hansp77
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    hansp77

    no problem Gato,

    looking forward to seeing your Gramps' boat.

    Hans.
     
  9. safewalrus
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    safewalrus Ancient Marriner

    Just under the third white light on the right CAN'T YOU SEE IT? mutter mutter! blind prat mutter! mutter!
     
  10. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    What did you say you one eyed bigoted ******* of a fat walrus. Put that between your teeth and smoke it. Oh I am so amused by your image. It lends itself to insults of bored amusement.

    You are just lonely and missing jousts with Frosty.
     
  11. longliner45
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    longliner45 Senior Member

    masalai is just one mean *******,,,he needs a anger managment course,
     
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  12. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Longliner45, don't believe all you read "literally" We both belong to the same "royal and ancient order" and the rest is secret men's business. He should be pissing himself laughing, as we caught one and it took soooo long so looks like I lost the bet. Bugger! Owe you "a beer" was it? safie.
     
  13. longliner45
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    I got plenty of beer,all are welcome,,,,,wish you guys were here,longliner
     
  14. masalai
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    masalai masalai

    Longliner45, Might get there one day, but only got ******** for fuel and no boat yet. Model boat needs growth hormones & ******** is to fertilize the coconuts in Melanesia. All very organic and environmentally friendly?
     

  15. longliner45
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    as long as we get there,,,,someday
     
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