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Torch lake in Michigan is one of the bluest inland lakes in the world. On the south end is a Restaurant/bar called "Dockside". This stern is on the front of the bar. I just thought I'd share it with you guys. I thought it was pretty cool.
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Dockside restaurant on the south end of Torch lake Michigan.
Dockside restaurant on the south end of Torch lake Michigan.

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I finally got some time to work on the Mistress again, only to suffer a pinched nerve in my left shoulder, which has rendered my left arm about 60% useless. But, I still managed to get a few things accomplished.
I got my cockpit trim installed and my top deck sanded and my final finish coat applied.
My windshield frames are at Dave's Glass getting the safety glass installed.
My rear bench seat boards are at the upholsterers getting upholstered.
My engine is done and I will be pulling the boat over to Terry's to get it installed on Tuesday.
Hopefully by next week, the windshield, seats, and carpet, will be installed and the motor will be all hooked up and ready to go.
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Trim on, finish done, gauges in, steering in.
Trim on, finish done, gauges in, steering in.
final finish coat
final finish coat

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Looking really good. You are almost ready for the water!

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Looks great! All coming together nicely and seems ashort time and you'll be on the water.
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Got my engine. 60's model 65 hp Mercury. Very happy with the work Terry did on it. The only downside to it is now I have to use a ladder to get in and out of the boat to work in it now. lol
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Newly rebuilt engine. 60's model 65 hp Mercury.
Newly rebuilt engine. 60's model 65 hp Mercury.
Newly rebuilt engine mounted on the boat. 60's model 65 hp Mercury
Newly rebuilt engine mounted on the boat. 60's model 65 hp Mercury
Newly rebuilt engine mounted on the boat. 60's model 65 hp Mercury.
Newly rebuilt engine mounted on the boat. 60's model 65 hp Mercury.

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Great looking engine. I know what you mean about having to use a ladder to get in. I am delaying putting in my motorwell as long as possible so that I can continue to step in over the transom cutout.
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What a great looking set up, can't wait to see it in the water and hear how it performs :D
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Front view.
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Front view of my engine.
Front view of my engine.

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Looks absolutely fantastic.....

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Footer--very beautiful build. I love that you've also done your own metal work too as that makes it extra special. Plus, you do nice work! Thank you for sharing your experience with us...

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Thanks Guys and Gayle. We all pour our hearts and souls into our boats and hope for the best results.
After three trips to the Secretary of State, I finally got my Registration and VIN number. First and most important, I had to produce all my receipts for building the boat. They then taxed me on anything I purchased online that I didn't pay taxes on.
The VIN is on paper only, now I have to get a plate engraved and install it on the boat.

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Footer, that is a great looking engine! Can't wait to see the pictures from your first launch!

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Yeah, I dread the whole registration thing and paying taxes. Money grubbers!!
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Did they take all your receipts? I was disappointed when they said they needed the originals, since I wanted to be able to save these. But I was pleasantly surprised several months later when a big envelop came from the MI S.O.S. and they had returned all my receipts.

Not sure why you had to report/pay tax on the online receipts, aren't these covered under "use tax" on your income tax returns? Lucky for me, I bought all of the materials and supplies for my boat locally! :D
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JIM! That can needs a coaster.
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