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Interesting comments on your motors, especially the 69 Merc. I refurbished a 1965 Merc 650 for my Malahini build and was concerned it was maybe a bit too much. Now I feel better about that choice. There's a LOT to be said for modern outboards for being quieter and smoother but those seem to come with heavier weight than old ones. One thing I learned from my career working ship maintenance, weight is always a factor and even more so in the boats we build.
It's been a real treat following your build, keep up the great work!
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This is the part of living on a lake in Michigan I don’t enjoy, but I’m getting a lot accomplished in the garage.
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Feb 6, 2020, pine lake (lake 4), Plainwell Michigan.
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so cool...time for ice fishing footer?

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Yes, but we really appreciate it when the ice melts! 8)

Ice fishing? I'm not sure I can drink that much any more! :lol:
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Lol. I don’t fish when it’s nice out. I said I’d get a license when I retired. Now that I am, I haven’t had time. 😂

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I have always appreciated the scenic aspect of the northern states. Having lived in Alaska for five years, I am well aware of how nice it can be (when it's not freezing cold). The scenic nature of the Great Lake and the northwest or upper eastern US as well as the south are very appealing. However, the cold has always been a show stopper for me. I just like hot weather too much. That's why we live in Texas even though the scenery isn't as nice.

That picture of the frozen lake would be heart rendering for me. Wish we all could have more warm weather and scenery to boot.
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I’ve travelled through 46 of these great states and live in 6, Mesquite Texas (4years) being my favorite behind Michigan, but I was born and raised here, so I kept coming back.
The motorcycle season (like the boat season) there was the best.

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You would think after all thus time I would get better a epoxy. My starboard side turned out pretty good, but my port side keeps rippling. Not fish eyes, just ripples. Goes on smooth then after a while ......
It happened all three coats. Sanded lit back smooth each time, but goes back to a ripple. I tried to put it on thin, but I worked to slow.
Well, I’ll sand it again and try my luck with my perfection plus.
They fit anyway.
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So, I’m also working on my rub rails. I’m practicing on some smaller parts to work out the bugs. It’s still a lot of work to make them.
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One more pic.
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I really dig that look -

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Very Art Deco, and functional.
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Oh yeah, that look on the bow is very nice. Very nice indeed.
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My brother made me this identification plate for my boat. I’m putting it in the motor well.

Boats on hold for now as momma wants the staircase reworked. But I did get a little further making my rub rails.
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Nice touch with the identification plate.
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