Project progess

Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by BHOFM, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. BHOFM
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    BHOFM Senior Member

    I still need a sail, batteries, life jackets, anchor, Tags for
    the trailer, sticker for the boat....hitch for the car....
     
  2. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    That's boat building for you ! Always something else that is required.

    You left out fishing rod and reels, fish finder, lighting, permission from the big boss... and that's just a few :D
     
  3. BHOFM
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    I have not fished in more that fifteen years. I bought a
    new fly rod, reel, tackle box, assorted flies and stuff at
    Wal Mart. I will get a regular bait casting set up later.
    Fly fishings is my passion. My Dad is 88 and can still
    lay a fly on the edge of a lily pad and get a big old red
    ear to hop up and get it.

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    It says they don't like surface lures? They ain't fished with Dad and I!
     
  4. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    Porridge and worm fishing is not for me either. I only do lure fishing.
    I don't think one ever forget some techniques. Once you have it it's there forever.

    No fishing in 15 years... you must be starved :D

    We have a blue gill sunfish in SA. Same shape as yours, grows to about 150mm.
     
  5. BHOFM
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    We have Blue gills as well, but the Red ears are a lot
    meaner. The meanest in this size range are the rock
    bass. Rarely get to a pound, but fight like a marlin.
     
  6. BHOFM
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    The rig is up! :p :p :p

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    masalai masalai

    Quick now get out on the water - inspire yourself to build a mothership for that beautiful tender :D:D:D:D
     
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    ancient kayaker aka Terry Haines

    Masalai: if you want to, why don't you?
     
  9. BHOFM
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    It also got weighted today.

    Total all up

    222lbs.
     
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    masalai masalai

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  12. BHOFM
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    Well, it has been a couple of weeks.

    Sold my truck and had to get a trailer done to take its
    place. The truck was thirty years old, bought it new,
    and had very little done to it. Still had the original
    muffler clutch, brakes, third battery, first set of replae
    ment tires, original spare never out of the holder.
    A little rust here and there. A real beater.
    Put a trailer hitch on the car.

    Working on all the little stuff that will drive you nuts.
    Like clamps to hold it on the trailer and the mast supports
    for trailering.

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    Plus fighting with a robin that built her nest about six
    feet off the ground right over the side of the drive way
    and every time I work in the drive I get dive bombed.

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  14. Fanie
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    Fanie Fanie

    BHOFM,

    Stop making the stuff so neat. You're never going to want to use them :D
     

  15. BHOFM
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    Finished the oars!

    Finished the clamps that will hold it on the trailer!

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    Finished two of the supports that will hold the mast, boom
    and oars while trailering.

    They hook on the seats and are pulled together in the
    middle. The boom goes on the outside one so as to not
    have to take all the lines off.

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    This one goes on the mast step. It will be adjustable.
    It has rained nearly ten inches in the last week or so
    and they say three more days of it, so I have time to
    get a lot of little stuff done. But I need to have the
    supports and mast setup to mark and drill this piece.
    Then finish it and put the felt on the dowels.

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    Maybe this year?:p :p :p
     
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