GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:43 am

pee wee wrote:
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Looks great and I bet you enjoyed the simplicity of the build!

I don't know if it's your training as a pilot, but it looks like you're prepared for the worst- life jacket, fire extinguisher, trolling motor, oars at the ready . . :D nice!
I like your choice of name, too.
Funny you should say that. I said the same thing to my wife as we drove to the lake "you know, there's a lot got to happen before I reach for those oars". I do have some rod holders that mount in oar locks. I will probably substitute those for the oars when messing around on the lakes.


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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fuzz » Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:58 pm

You do know we all want to see how that baby runs with a little more hp and a good running engine.

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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by icelikkilinc » Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:12 am

Love the name and the boat. Congratulations
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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:04 am

Fuzz wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:58 pm
You do know we all want to see how that baby runs with a little more hp and a good running engine.
:D Me too. I of course have fiendish plans for the winter to remedy the knackered engine situation.
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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:08 am

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Love the name and the boat. Congratulations
Hi, thanks, the name was certainly earned. Its build almost entirely of offcuts from my bigger project.
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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:25 am

Hi Everyone,

Had a great day out fishing in "Offcuts" this weekend. I was excited after the launch to take her out and see how she fished. I have lake Massabesic just 20 minuets from the house so headed there. The boat performed flawlessly all day and was very good in the shallows on a trolling motor stalking Bass. I moved everything possible up front and actually got on the plane (just about) on another knackered motor :D . All in I managed a bunch of Bass and three nice Pike. No pictures of fish unfortunately as its not easy to get an iPhone to work in a small boat with wet hands (Apple, you need to fix this!)
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Back at the dock with slime on the deck :D . Another good thing to come out of the day is that I was considering making a platform to fit between the rear stringers as I stand and cast to fly and lure fish. Actually it was quite comfortable even with the shape of the hull so I might table that project.
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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Jeff » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:33 am

Fair WX Pilot, Very nice work and it appears she fished as well as she looks!! Great job!! Just one question, what year model is that Evinrude outboard & what HP? Jeff

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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by OrangeQuest » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:47 am

Very nice looking fishing machine! So you going to share the secret on what you added to your boat to attract all those fish? :D

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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:14 pm

Jeff wrote:
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Fair WX Pilot, Very nice work and it appears she fished as well as she looks!! Great job!! Just one question, what year model is that Evinrude outboard & what HP? Jeff
Hi Jeff, it’s a 1958 Fisherman 5.5hp. It looks like an old dog on the outside but I have serviced and rebuilt where necessary. The compressions are middle of the road so it’s probably putting out around 4hp at the prop. Another winter project.
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Re: GV10 Sept 2018 “Offcuts" Splashed

Post by Fair WX Pilot » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:18 pm

OrangeQuest wrote:
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:47 am
Very nice looking fishing machine! So you going to share the secret on what you added to your boat to attract all those fish? :D
Wish I had a secret. I don’t even have a fish finder installed yet. The water here about’s has been very warm for a few months. This time of year it drops rapidly getting ready for winter. Since living here I’ve found the fish go crazy for a few weeks before the lakes freeze over. Even an old duffer like me can catch them :D .
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