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by FFRCOBRA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: second time out this summer and major damage......
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: second time uot this summer and major damage......

Great idea on the doubler inside and the cloth. I can completely 'see' this in my head and puts my mind to ease. Billy...I have a favor to ask of you. All the hardware I ordered was from a list I believe you had shared with another Belle Isle builder. Was his name Dick Williams, maybe? He had sent m...
by FFRCOBRA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: second time out this summer and major damage......
Replies: 13
Views: 791

Re: second time uot this summer and major damage......

Ha. yes "ouch". Replacing all the hardware will be straight forward. But what about the gouge in the bottom of the hull? It's about 1.5" wide, 4" long and about an inch deep. Do I simply fill it with epoxy, our cut out a hole and patch it with new wood? Again, it didn't go all the way through so cut...
by FFRCOBRA
Tue Jul 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: second time out this summer and major damage......
Replies: 13
Views: 791

second time out this summer and major damage......

Well, I feel like lost of the summer was wasted away waiting on my new lift to be installed. Finally got it in the water and the boat on it. Took the boat for an awesome first cruise of the year. The following weekend (this last weekend) we took it out again. It was probably in my top ten days of bo...
by FFRCOBRA
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Header pic
Replies: 6
Views: 1231

Header pic

I made the header pic on woodyboater.com! I know Roberta has been there as well. It's a nice honor. He also published a quick story I wrote about the first two outings in the boat. Here's a link: http://www.woodyboater.com/blog/2017/08/24/5-years-of-weekends-and-nights-in-the-garage-liven-the-woody-...
by FFRCOBRA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!
Replies: 24
Views: 3836

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Back home after a full day on the lake. The whole day went smoothly. I have some tweaks here or there. But they are only to improve things. Nothing actually needed fixing. Great weather. Great group of guys and the boat was AWESOME! Thanks for everyone's help through out the years with answers and i...
by FFRCOBRA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!
Replies: 24
Views: 3836

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Stopped for lunch at a local bar.
by FFRCOBRA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!
Replies: 24
Views: 3836

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Support boat. We ended up dropping it after about 30 minutes and all got in the wood boat.
by FFRCOBRA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!
Replies: 24
Views: 3836

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

In the no-wake area
by FFRCOBRA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:03 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!
Replies: 24
Views: 3836

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Underway
by FFRCOBRA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!
Replies: 24
Views: 3836

Re: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

Backing away from the pier
by FFRCOBRA
Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!
Replies: 24
Views: 3836

Chicago Belle Isle launch....success!

It floats! (and cruises nicely too) Last Friday felt like a November day in Wisconsin. Luckily Saturday warmed up to the upper 70's and perfect sunshine. A great day to launch. As much as my wife wanted to be a part of the first cruise, she also said she didn't want to be around if something went wr...
by FFRCOBRA
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Launch date is set
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Re: Launch date is set

Thanks for all the tips guys. I think they will all make the day go much smoother! I'm not new to boating in general. I have been out on the water most summer weekends for years now. But this true inboard will be my first venture. I hear it can be quite different than an outboard or I/O. That's what...
by FFRCOBRA
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Launch date is set
Replies: 10
Views: 1797

Launch date is set

I found the receipt for my very first wood purchase on this project. I will be completing it just shy of 5 years. I'll be putting it in the water August 5th. I have some buddies coming up to Wisconsin to help me with the first ride. One can be driving our other boat as a 'support boat'. The other ca...
by FFRCOBRA
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Monaco Restart
Replies: 216
Views: 51920

Re: Monaco Restart

Just installed my cut-water from Mike Sunday. Fit perfectly.
I sent him the patterns (from his videos) and then picked up the parts (I only live about an hour away from him) a few weeks later.

Highly recommended!

Craig
by FFRCOBRA
Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Power Boats
Topic: Photobucket mess
Replies: 23
Views: 3163

Photobucket mess

Not sure if you all have heard, but Photobucket has changed their policy on third party image hosting/linking. They have shut off linking to forums and effectively killed thousands of forum threads by blocking the photos from showing. My build thread (http://www.glen-l.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=15&...