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Postby capt jake » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:40 am

.. in six months. ;) Launch set for noon today, foe sea trials. :)
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Postby terrymc » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:43 am

Jake,

LOOKING GOOD!

Looking forward to some "in the water" pictures.

TRM

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Postby DavidMcA » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:59 am

Wow, I love that boat! I checked out some pics in another post too....Looks like she would handle a chop pretty well with the planked hull bottom and as glen-l would say, "bulbous forefoot". Looks like it has a sort of anti-trip chine too?

I have to say that I'm totally amazed that you got that boat for $200!!!!
Somehow I missed seeing your boat before, but its pretty much EXACTLY what I had in mind for the overniter.

Can't wait to hear how she performs and see more pics!!
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Postby capt jake » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:04 am

The internet is so cool! Who would have thought that you could rebuild a boat, post pictures on a forum and have somebody from half way around the world (or next door for that matter) and make comments. :)

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Postby Bill Edmundson » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:49 pm

Jake, Jake, Jake,

What a restoration. :shock: Fantastic! 8)

Really nice job.

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Postby JAndrew » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:47 am

Hey Capt'

She looks great! and like she can handle our NorthWest waters!

Let me know if you ever get her up to Friday Harbor.

ps...off subject...have you ever done the "columbia tower stair climb"?
I'm going next year.
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Postby John K » Fri Apr 27, 2007 5:13 am

Great Job, Jake. I think you beat Graham in craftmanship. Wish I was closer to help launch it. Don't hit it too hard with the champagne.

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Postby capt jake » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:21 am

Well, let's see here.

It handles a 'chop' ok. The water got rougher, the longer we were out yesterday. Waves were just starting to break on their tops (white caps). Could only go about 8 MPH in that. Earlier, and in the protected areas, the water was a bit smoother and we were able to get to 25 with no problems. Old original Airguide speedo worked great! Only had to clean a piece of kelp off once.

That convertible top was real saver for sure. Rounding one of the islands, we had spray coming over the bow and dousing the windshield (I like those little manual wipers). The top also keep us warm and out of the wind, though the spray did soak the rear seat area.

Launch went well, I have to re-work one thing one the trailer, no big deal. Slight noise with the motor that I couldn't isolate. I took it to the service shop on the way home and they found a spark plug that was possibly not tight enough (they did the service). We will have to wait and see on that one.

Columbia tower climb? No way! ;) Way too much work to me. ;)

Pictures to follow..

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Postby capt jake » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:36 am

She sat true to the waterline. I took rough measurements before stripping the paint and then transfered those lines back on. She listed slightly to port due to battery placement.
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It started out partly cloudy and quickly got darker during the day. Here is my Grandson and Son in law. My Grandson had a ball! :)
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Before the chop got worse. ;)
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I should add that I had several very positive comments at launch, retrieval and a break at one of the marinas. One fellow I talked to for quite a while. He asked me all sorts of questions and said everything looked really good. It turns out he is 'the' local surveyor! I also asked him about the use of the SS fasteners in place of the original steel (or galvanized, not sure which) fasteners. He said it will all be fine as I covered the outside with Dynel/epoxy and coated the interior with epoxy.

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Postby John Bowen » Fri Apr 27, 2007 3:04 pm

Damn, Capt. Jake! How sweet it is!

Nice job. Thanks for all the sharing and pic's.
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Postby DavidMcA » Fri Apr 27, 2007 4:35 pm

Sounds and looks like a great boat. It has real character. Love the manual wipers idea!
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Postby Falcon » Mon Apr 30, 2007 3:08 am

>>>>>>OUTSTANDING<<<<<<
WHAT A GREAT LOOKING BOAT!
You should be verry proud of it.
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