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52 minutes ago, Junger said:

Fits in the garage like a glove........now I gotta hang some overhead storage racks because all of our beach stuff is spread across the lawn.

 

Thanks @fishwizzard for rendering some CAD drawings, it was a lot closer than I thought it would be, mostly because I had to swing the engine to the left. I would get a few more inches if I could swing to the right and angle it the other direction, but I can't.

 

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Holy smokes, that’s just about as tight as you can get with a boat and garage ?

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1 hour ago, Junger said:

Fits in the garage like a glove........now I gotta hang some overhead storage racks because all of our beach stuff is spread across the lawn.

 

Thanks @fishwizzard for rendering some CAD drawings, it was a lot closer than I thought it would be, mostly because I had to swing the engine to the left. I would get a few more inches if I could swing to the right and angle it the other direction, but I can't.

 

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Hahah, oh man, that is so so close.  I am going to save those pictures to help explain to people at work that a drawing is just an approximation of reality and not 100% the truth.  

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2 hours ago, Junger said:

Fits in the garage like a glove........now I gotta hang some overhead storage racks because all of our beach stuff is spread across the lawn.

 

Thanks @fishwizzard for rendering some CAD drawings, it was a lot closer than I thought it would be, mostly because I had to swing the engine to the left. I would get a few more inches if I could swing to the right and angle it the other direction, but I can't.

 

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Great fit! Yes, overhead storage is helpful - I also put in a big LED light so I can string up rods the night before a trip without getting eaten by mosquitoes ?

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On 3/21/2021 at 4:26 PM, Junger said:

Fits in the garage like a glove

Junger be careful with the outboard against the wall. I had mine like that once and moved the front to hook up, so the outboard rubbed against the drywall. I lost some of the shine to my outboard back there.

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On 3/21/2021 at 4:26 PM, Junger said:

Fits in the garage like a glove........now I gotta hang some overhead storage racks because all of our beach stuff is spread across the lawn.

 

Thanks @fishwizzard for rendering some CAD drawings, it was a lot closer than I thought it would be, mostly because I had to swing the engine to the left. I would get a few more inches if I could swing to the right and angle it the other direction, but I can't.

 

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Just got mine in the garage yesterday.  I have even less room.  Engine has to be turned to buy me some space.  Once turned we are in about the same boat.

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Add to that nearly no space above or on the sides and I can't wait for my new garage stall to be finished!
 

 

Lots of fishing space.  Can't wait to use it.

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7 minutes ago, Skunked again said:

Deephaven - do you have another door by the front of the boat? Pull through? Or use a winch to get the boat in ?

I have an ATV winch mounted on the wall of the garage.  Works great for the snowmobile trailer, but the boat stresses the wall pretty good.  Working on a better solution, but it is only temporary as I am building a larger stall.

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5 hours ago, gimruis said:

Junger be careful with the outboard against the wall. I had mine like that once and moved the front to hook up, so the outboard rubbed against the drywall. I lost some of the shine to my outboard back there.

Yep - next time I pull her out to break in the engine, I have automotive wall padding ready to go onto those areas.

4 hours ago, Deephaven said:

I have an ATV winch mounted on the wall of the garage.  Works great for the snowmobile trailer, but the boat stresses the wall pretty good.  Working on a better solution, but it is only temporary as I am building a larger stall.

So I use a trailer valet 5x, which FryDog uses too. I ordered it from Amazon, but they initially sent me the XL, which is like $300 more and hooks up to the ball, which I didn't want. I'm planning to send the XL back to Amazon, but if you're interested in the XL you can have it for what I paid ($476), but it's heavy and shipping will probably be $100, just a guess.

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Thanks.  I bought a track style snowblower and took the tracks off.  Going to buy a welder and a couple winches and build one of these:

 

Just using my temporary solution until then.  I appreciate the offer though!!!

 

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My '06 Lowe. Bought it a little under 2 years ago. Been very happy with it. Upgraded from a '04 Bass Tracker Pro Team 175 with a 60hp Mercury 2 stroke.

 

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26 minutes ago, TonynswAR said:

New ride

 

 

 

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What is the rope for, on the side?

I'm interested in a kayak, never been in one. What are the pros and cons of the seat being that high?

I'm debating between paddle and peddle.

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14 minutes ago, Skunked again said:

What is the rope for, on the side?

It's called an anchor trolley, and there are actually 2 small lines and two pulleys at the end.  You can adjust where the anchor 'attaches' to the kayak bow-to-stern somewhat.  It allows you to set your anchor so that the boat will stay anchored in cases where the kayak wants to turn and fight the wind.  Kayaks blow around in the wind pretty badly, almost as badly as a canoe.

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10 minutes ago, Skunked again said:

What is the rope for, on the side?

I'm interested in a kayak, never been in one. What are the pros and cons of the seat being that high?

I'm debating between paddle and peddle.

Rope on the side is an anchor trolley. I’m 65 and comfort is paramount for me. My old yak seat height was maybe 2”, this one is around 15”.

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Aside from the obvious uses of anchor trolley, two things that should be required on every kayak:  

A bow line the length of your boat that you can deploy from your cockpit so that you can be towed if necessary.  

The anchor trolley lets you take somebody else's bow line, tie it off and run it to your stern in deep water, so that you can tow him.  

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This is my buddy Blake towing in two seasick kayakers from an offshore armada that he ramrodded.  But there are other reasons that can incapacitate you, boats can get outclassed in big wind, paddles can get lost, etc.  

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My 97 Stratos 175 hp Evinrude - I named her Bomber7 - that was my call sign when I was in Iraq in 05 - I'm a retired Air Force Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician 

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On 3/28/2021 at 8:43 AM, Mustache Dave said:

My 07 Ranger Z21 w/250 Pro XS

I see you're in Maple Grove, Dave.  Welcome aboard!  Nice rig.

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On 3/28/2021 at 8:43 AM, Mustache Dave said:

My 07 Ranger Z21 w/250 Pro XS

 

52 minutes ago, gimruis said:

I see you're in Maple Grove, Dave.  Welcome aboard!  Nice rig.

Welcome to the Minnesota gang, Dave.

 

And yes, that's a nice rig.

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Finally bought a boat.  Ranger RT178, 75 hp Mercury, Fortrex 80 24volt trolling motor and 2 Garmin Echomap UHD 93SV fish finders.  I've only been out once and still need to get used to it.  So far so good.

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Upgraded the night lighting in the boat and added a stereo.  

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Did the storage as well.  Can't stand looking for lures or rods in the dark.  Everything can be any color so here the interior ones are in blue.

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