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6 minutes ago, Way north bass guy said:

Nice job, now go get it all slimy!

That's the plan, dude.

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The compartments in that thing are awesome Ken.  Its really cool that you customized all those tackle compartments to the sizes of your own personal tackle.  Most of the stuff you did to this is so far beyond me from a mechanical or construction stand point, but I found the whole process to be very interesting.

 

I look forward to the video of it on the water.  Making sure everything runs as it should and operates properly first is a good idea.

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4 minutes ago, gimruis said:

Making sure everything runs as it should and operates properly first is a good idea.

Ya, that's why the first trip is going to be restricted to Phelps Bay. It's small enough that the shore is never too far away, and it's relatively busy so getting help isn't hard either.

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Ken, Just watched the video while eating lunch. I've said it over and over, but your work is amazing. You stretched those dollars about as much as you could without them tearing apart. 

Thank you for taking us along.

Steve 

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Good deal, I’m glad you’ve got time to remodel mine now. You’ll need to bring your own tools 

 

 

 

 

 

 

just kidding, looking good! 

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2 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

Good deal, I’m glad you’ve got time to remodel mine now. You’ll need to bring your own tools

You'd have to haul it up here, Russ...got a semi-disabled wife I also have to help care for, so out-of-state trips are off the books.

 

2 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

just kidding, looking good! 

There's a couple minor things I have to 'fix', but otherwise it performed wonderfully - even with a too long shaft (the outboard is a long shaft, the boat wants a short shaft - adjustable jack plate is on the wish list), she hit 18 mph according to GPS...quite a difference from the 2.8 mph I could max the canoe out at.

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3 hours ago, TnRiver46 said:

Good deal, I’m glad you’ve got time to remodel mine now.

I don’t know if yours is able to be remodeled at this point. I think it’s time just blow it up and start all over in your case…

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8 hours ago, gimruis said:

I don’t know if yours is able to be remodeled at this point. I think it’s time just blow it up and start all over in your case…

I’ve tried, it can’t be blown up. They made em tough in ‘57

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There - that shows up better...have to let the sheriff's read it at a distance.

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3 minutes ago, Deephaven said:

How's the boat?  I know most of us are dying for updates.

So far so good - haven't been out lately because of the too hot weather. I've got a couple minor tweaks to do...plan on doing those today...then Friday is the next planned outing.

 

One thing I didn't notice when I got the motor...the prop was banged up, so a new prop has been installed. Also putting another keel roller on more forward for added support...that's part of today's work.

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On 6/26/2022 at 5:11 PM, MN Fisher said:

And here's the full overview

 

Ken that is outstanding work. You sir are a true craftsman. 👏👏👏 Great job.

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Item #1 for this year checked off.

 

With a long-shaft motor on a short-shaft transom, wasn't moving as it should - so budget jackplate to raise the motor up the 5" it needs to put the anti-cavitation plate the proper distance below the keel.

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5 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

Item #1 for this year checked off.

 

With a long-shaft motor on a short-shaft transom, wasn't moving as it should - so budget jackplate to raise the motor up the 5" it needs to put the anti-cavitation plate the proper distance below the keel.

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Careful you don’t get her chine walking too much now 😏

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1 minute ago, Way north bass guy said:

Careful you don’t get her chine walking too much now 😏

I don't think it'll run fast enough to do that...besides, max speed on most lakes in the area is 40mph...

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Just now, MN Fisher said:

I don't think it'll run fast enough to do that...besides, max speed on most lakes in the area is 40mph...

Yeah I was just goofing. Should make a huge difference for you though, both with speed as well as giving you a bit more clearance in shallow water. All round a good addition. 

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20 hours ago, MN Fisher said:

Item #1 for this year checked off.

 

With a long-shaft motor on a short-shaft transom, wasn't moving as it should - so budget jackplate to raise the motor up the 5" it needs to put the anti-cavitation plate the proper distance below the keel.

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Another good job.👍

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1 minute ago, GaryH said:

Another good job.👍

The fun part was modifying the jackplate. The pieces came rectangular without the angle cut off, but that would have blocked both the bilge drain and the livewell inlet/outlet.

 

So - chop saw to the rescue, grind the burrs off, then stone polish the corners and flat to make it look good again.

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