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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby yukonbob » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:01 pm

Man, what a bunch of woosies you cold water types are! I'v been training my boy in shark and crocodile wrestling since he was 2! Actually in that photo where he is training with the blow up dummy, we are not far from Amity point where a woman got taken a few years ago (Amity point mmm wonder if that was named after that other Amity place in the US where that movie was made about that cute little white pointer back in the 70s )


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I wrestle these and then eat them... :evil:
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Knot Tied Down » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:04 pm

I caught some Hallibut when I lived in Juneau, Alaska...but not THAT big. Jeeze.
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby yukonbob » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:13 pm

no its not :cry:
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Québec 1 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:17 pm

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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby seahouse » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:23 pm

Hey Bertrand! :D

Nice pic! Is that you throttling up for "hyperlink" space?

- Brian. :wink:
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Québec 1 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:27 pm

tHE FORCE IS WITH MY BLUE HULL :macm: :macm: :macm: :macm: :macm: :macm: :macm: Image
DOUBLE CLICK AND FEEL THE SHINE
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Crikey » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:33 pm

I see some black dots, and the shine! :P

(too cold for my pressure washer, at present!) :(
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Mac26Mpaul » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:35 pm

got ta give it to ya, thats one slippery looking hull! Perhaps one case when a blue hull is indeed, really faster than our racy white boats :!: :(
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Crikey » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:42 pm

Fresh water is always faster... :P
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Mac26Mpaul » Fri Feb 24, 2012 5:09 am

:D oh, well they dont sell the freshwater model here......
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Knot Tied Down » Fri Feb 24, 2012 11:43 am

Holy Moley! that DOES look fast. but what about the elusive Albino 26!?
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby The-strikes » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:13 am

This is my first post. For 4 years all of you have helped me do everything from guiding my mods to changing my steering cable. Thanks to all.
I haven't stopped working on my X since I took it out of Lake George, NY the weekend before Thanksgiving. Current projects include building a wooden companionway door, adding a ballast vent-tube, and trying to figure out how to put on a swim platform. Does anybody have experience with the SMEV stoves? Haven't seen many posts, but the two-burner on ebay for $270 looks pretty good.
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Mac26Mpaul » Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:00 am

Ya may have been ere for 4 years but first post means you're this weeks Pizza buyer.
As to swim platform, are you going to hang some huge thing off the stern......... :( .
Just use a temporary one for when you are at anchor. These inflatable windsurfer/sailboat/kayak/tow toys are very stable. Tie one of these off at the stern or side. Two people can stand on em. They double as a tender that fits perfectly on the foredeck, and they can be packed away under the rear birth or V birth, no problems.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6deCUurOn_c
Yeah, I know my idea aint for everyone, but these huge swim platforms just dont seem right on this boat............. THey cant really be mounted at the right hight for a swim paltform, and I tend to think they could be dangerous.....
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Catigale » Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:09 am

Greetings, the-strikes

From Albany, 45 minutes south.
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Re: Spring Fever!

Postby Crikey » Sat Feb 25, 2012 10:15 am

Welcome The-Strikes! Amazing that after four years of lurking you'd feel safe revealing yourself to this motley crew, 'This Band of Brothers'.
Actually, a swim platform is something I need to fabricate this spring, as well. My Admiral can only use her right arm and getting back into the boat is a giant PITA. So is getting the tender close enough to the engine well (M) for cleanly stepping off. To my mind there's no point in designing something that runs around the motor, and occupies both sides of the stern. Too big - and heavy! I think I can do this with 'off the shelf' ss bimini hardware and lightweight slats on the starboard (ladder) side, made fold-able and position-able and just big enough to facilitate one person at a time.
It'd be great to trade some drawn ideas for this!
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