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Roberta
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Oliver IV

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Oliver IV was awarded "Best Outboard Boat" at the Madison ACBS show this weekend. This was our first time at this show, but it is a part of our Glacier Lakes chapter. Great show, great food and a fun time. We arrived on Friday to do the chain of lakes ride from Waubesa lake to Mendota via Upper Mud lake, Monona, and the Tenny locks. Had lunch at the UW Union and a fish boil for dinner at Christy's Landing where the show was held. The show was opened to the public on Saturday.

The award was two engraved brandy snifters and peach brandy. The framed show poster I won in the silent auction.

Great show we are looking forward to again next year.

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Congratulations! All that sanding and varnishing paid off.
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Nice one, Brandy and wood go so well together :D

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Roberta

That's GREAT! It's hard to compete with an amateur. The root word is love. If you build the boat that way it shows. You also show the boat differently than the others.

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You really deserve that award Roberta. Congratulations, and I can't wait to see the new stain/varnish job at G7....Neel

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Well done Roberta .

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Thanks, everyone!!!

Roberta :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
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Congratulations Roberta,

You have a very nice boat there in Oliver IV.

All that extra rework paid off. It's pretty cool that an amateur build can beat out the professional builds in a show like this.
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A well deserved award Roberta - congratulations!
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Just looking at your photos there, do you use the bow handle to pull the boat onto the trailer I was thinking of doing this myself if I can get it strong enough.

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Thanks, guys!!

Yes, I do use the bow handle to winch, moor, and occasionally lift the boat. It is a very stout handle and I have (6) mounting screws holding it, so it is well anchored. Four are 3" long #12's and go right through the strongback and into the stem. The aft two are #12 screws with nuts into the strongback. Seems to be fine.

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:D
glad to see you are getting lots of time on the water this season. your boat sure looks great with the classic finish.
...not too shabby that others like it as well :wink:
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EXCELLENT! Congrats!!
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Well DONE! Roberta. And I see you got to work on your tan? :lol:

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