Plumbers project

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Re: Plumbers project

Post by Murry » Thu Jun 11, 2009 6:00 pm

Congradulations on the splash.
plumbertuck wrote: I let him drive most of the time, sitting on the casting deck watching him smile was worth it all.
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Re: Plumbers project

Post by BassMunn » Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:43 pm

Congrats Tuck on both the Birthday and the splash.

Now how about some pics, you're driving us nuts here :lol:

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Re: Plumbers project

Post by plumbertuck » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:12 pm

I have a few from my phone, I was in a hurry to get to the lake and didn't have my good camera
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I like the plates, I did not request it but the mechanic thought it would help stiffen things up. 8)
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a little gps speed, less than 1/2 throttle :D
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and the smile,
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If you were to ask him I think he would tell you it's his boat. he did help cut and sand and clean, he is a champ at fetching tools, plugging in the compressor, getting a cold beverage.
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Re: Plumbers project

Post by Dog Fish » Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:35 pm

That last pic the smile is great :!: It brings back memories from like 100 years ago. Good job bro 8)

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Re: Plumbers project

Post by TomW » Fri Jun 12, 2009 2:14 am

That smile is priceless! :D

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Re: Plumbers project

Post by Old E. » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:49 am

Good stuff!!

Great looking engine... better looking smile!

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Re: Plumbers project

Post by Cracker Larry » Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:58 am

Tuck just out of curiosity, how did the mounting holes work out? Did they line up, or did you have to drill new ones?
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Re: Plumbers project

Post by gk108 » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:24 am

If you were to ask him I think he would tell you it's his boat.
I wouldn't tell him anything different. He probably knows more about boats in general and the OD16 in particular than most boys his age. Give him a few years and he'll be building his own little skiff. 8)
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Re: Plumbers project

Post by wegcagle » Fri Jun 12, 2009 11:06 am

I wouldn't tell him anything different. He probably knows more about boats in general and the OD16 in particular than most boys his age. Give him a few years and he'll be building his own little skiff
Not to mention most of the adults who buy production boats :D Great pics Tuck. I know you are enjoying the new ride. I'll see you tomorrow in the am.

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Re: Plumbers project

Post by plumbertuck » Fri Jun 12, 2009 10:59 pm

Hey Cracker sorry for the delay, the mounting holes were good, I was thinking they mounted the motor a bit low but the spacing was right.
A performance update.
Tonight I took out most of the family, loaded the boat with approximately 600 - 650 lbs of family, 8O a cooler of sandwiches and drinks, the remaining 8 gallons of fuel, lifejackets, fire ext, tool box, and other boat gear and we were able to run 21 mph gps speed in a choppy windy lake. we had a nice time till the lightening and rain started then we got OFF the water quick. we spent 2-1/2 hours at all speeds I still have 7 gallons of fuel in the tank :D
Will Cagle is coming in the am. gonna take the old motor to augusta.
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