My new boat

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  1. MrJohn

    MrJohn Member

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    Still need an outboard...thinking a 50 horse merc but open question right now.
    Had the dog, wife, two grandkids out on Lake Washington the other day but we tipped over the barbecue which put a damper on the outing.
    Couple of tangled lines but not bad if we took turns.

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    A morterbox special! Nice.
     
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    Derek Young 2011 Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide Of The Year

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    Easy to portage.
     
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    I have a few questions about your new "boat".
    Which end does the motor go on, are you asleep in the photo, and, most importantly,:D do you have a life jacket!
    Jack
     
  6. MrJohn

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    That brown part behind me is the motor mount I built for it...very solid..4 1/2" bolts.
    I'm not asleep...I'm meditating.
    The life jacket is in the truck...I've never drowned on a lawn before so I didn't think I'd really need it for the pic.
    I'll have to get some more pics when I get it outfitted completely.
     
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    Angler 77 AKA Scott Jones

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    MrJohn is cracking me up :) "never drowned on a lawn before"
     
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    50hp and you'll be high on plane or skipping. Step down to a 35!
     
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    Good Grief! If I didn't know better, I'd say that was a Phil Bolger "tortoise." Never known anyone to actually build one before...
     
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    I think you should go with the lower jet unit on the 50.:)

    GBeeman
     
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    I'd advise cutting out a hole so you can use fins.
     
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    Well it is just a little crowded with the grandkids, dog, and wife so I'll probably not bring the wife next time.
    She gripes about the lack of toilet facilities though we did offer to bring the port-pottie.
    I'll probably have to tow the gas can too
     
  13. Dick Warnke

    Dick Warnke was Pram-Man

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    Whats everyone laughing about? Look where he's from, Wilkerson for crying out loud. This is probably for real!!!
     
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    Rub-a-dub-dub, one man in a tub...
     
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    wow what a great boat. the first time I was ever fishing on a river I saw some guy in a boat like that hit a log jam get out and he carried his boat over the logjam got back in and continued to float down the river, there was remnants of about three different draft boats that had crashed on that same logjam.
    for one man fishing that is about as practical as it gets