Pee Wee in Maine

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Mark-NJ
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby Mark-NJ » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:24 am

This posting is about a month overdue, and for that I apologize.

During our vacation my wife & I scooted down from "our end" of the lake down to "283's end of the lake", and had a very nice, albeit way too short, meeting with Mr. 283. His boat is very cool & completely awesome. Obviously a great deal shorter than my Ski-Tow, but it's easy to see the commonality in construction technique between these Glen-L designs.

As we cruised down the lake, we were completely unaware that a huge storm was rolling in behind us, but once we were down at 283's end of the lake, we could see the sky darkening behind us & could hear the distant rumblings of thunder, so our time together was abbreviated. We shook hands, thanked each other for the time & ran like crazy, wide-open-throttle, back to our end of the lake. Got our boat covered just as the skies opened up & poured buckets on us.

Anyway, just wanted to write a quick "thank you" to 283 for meeting with us letting us check out his very cool boat! Great job!

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby rjwittmann » Fri Aug 31, 2018 5:52 am

Any pictures or videos of your peewee in the water?

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:01 pm

Hey, I’m back.

Mark, it was very nice meeting you. Agreed it was way to short of a time to check out the boats and talk. I was very impressed with your ski-tow. Got to say I was surprised at how much interior space you had. Very different feel then a modern fiberglass boat. Seemed much roomier.

Was planning to do a “launch” thread. Unfortunately a day or two after meeting Mark My wife’s car was rear ended by a hummer :evil: Shes OK now but was banged up pretty good. So we spent most of the summer dealing with all that.

I’ve got some more photos somewhere which I’ll finf and post.

Boat worked pretty good. Ended up adding some trim tabs. Lots fun teaching my son to run the boat...though he figured he knew everything he needed to know after the first trip.


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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby BillW » Wed Oct 10, 2018 5:47 pm

That's a great picture, with the boat in the pick-up bed.

We can see how you load it with the crane.
But, how do you launch it upon arrival at the boat ramp?

Don't tell us you just back down the ramp, until the boat floats off.....
We don't think you load it back onto the truck that way, either.....

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby Bill Edmundson » Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:58 pm

The tide swings a lot in Maine!

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:42 pm

A few more pics.

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Made a quick cradle to keep the boat out of the water when we werent around.

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They jumped in before I could get the life jackets on them :o
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:44 pm

Bill Edmundson wrote:The tide swings a lot in Maine!

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Not so much on the inland lakes.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:46 pm

BillW wrote:That's a great picture, with the boat in the pick-up bed.

We can see how you load it with the crane.
But, how do you launch it upon arrival at the boat ramp?

Don't tell us you just back down the ramp, until the boat floats off.....
We don't think you load it back onto the truck that way, either.....

I was being lazy when I used the crane. A couple people can easily lift it in and out. Made a little cart to roll it down to the water out of some old wheelchair tires.

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:48 pm

...But I’ve been watching for a good deal on a jet ski trailer for the PeeWee. Figured it would be easier to just have it on a trailer. And this just popped up on CL.


So I bought it ;)

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Trailer needs a little work but it was a fair price and I got the ski for free. It runs great was maintained meticulously and only has 60 hours.

But this isn’t going to buff out.

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The steering, ECU and gauge cluster along with the whole drive train survived. There is a crack in the hull but it’s near the front. In other words it’s the perfect donor ski for my next project...just need to convince Mrs 283.
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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby hoodman » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:04 pm

Congrats on the launch! That's a really cool boat!

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Re: Pee Wee in Maine

Postby 283 » Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:23 pm

Thanks Matt. It’s been a lot of fun.
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