Let's see your fleet

KerryS

Ignored Member
#32
17 foot Smokercraft modified v sled
12 foot welded Klamath w/9.9 Susuki or 40 lbs Minn Kota depending on water being fished
Bucks Bags Bronco
Browning float tube

I need a good salt water boat. Thinking of something with small cabin for overnighters.

A man can't own to many boats.
 
#33
A Ray's River Dory 17' Guide model (I built in 1997)
11" Dave Scadden two man pontoon
9' Outcast 9000
8' Fishing Cat pontoon
Fat Cat
17' Vintage (1967) Jacobsen Runabout with original 70 HP Johnson
19' Chris Craft Cuddy
That's a beautiful Ray's you built there... nice work! :thumb:
 
#34
Oh boy!.......I have been collecting boats for 40 years. Had to build a 40 ft boat shed. The wood boats are my favorites.

Boats:
15' Smokercraft Alaskan w 25 hp Yamaha for big lakes
13' Wood Penn Yan Skiff
12' Wood/canvas Old Town Sportboat
10' Hi Laker Fiberglass Boat...easy to stand in and flycast.
8' Old Town Wood Dinghy

Canoes:
All are wood/canvas
-- Old Towns: 18' guide, 17' Molitar, 17' Octa, 16' Guide
--Chestnuts: 2-16 ' Prospectors, 17' Cronje, 15' Pal
--Petersbourgh: 14' Solo

Kayaks:
Three Old Town Otters, one Wilderness System

And a couple older float tubes.
 

Rick Todd

Active Member
#36
Ross-I checked out your web site and you are making some very cool boats! I'm thinking of doing some modifications to mine-I would like the floor to be level for the front and rear casters. Maybe place the rowers seat on a box for storage and walk-around ability. The swivel seats look like a good idea as well. Rick
 

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#37
You guys make me feel right at home...

19' 1995 Grady White Tournament w/150hp Yamaha. (Needs help finding South Sound rezzies...)
15' 1960 Pacific Mariner Scymitar (needs a 20 - 40 hp motor)
14' Alpha Sailing Dinghy
2 10' Advance Element Kayaks
10' Creek Company 1018 Pontoon - thanks Jessie
9' Bad Cat Pontoon - thanks Jesse
8' Sound Kill Smoker Craft row boat that washed ashore.

Maybe we should we start a support group? :rofl:
 
#39
Maybe we should we start a support group? :rofl:
Holy Crap you're not kidding! I once loved a small boat so much that I bought it back from the person I had sold it too after 3 years and then drove it from Key Largo to Bellingham. Then sold it and still go back and visit occasionally.

My first boat was a sea snark (stryofoam sailboat) salvaged from the dump, split almost in half. Glassed it together, screwed a transom on it and bolted the 2hp Evinrude egg beater on it to fish the canals of Miami. A motorized surfboard. Guess I've owned about 15 boats over the past 35 years not including other people's boats I've driven extensively (sometimes onto rocks but that's another story).

It's all fun (almost).

JR
AKA-
No Bananas
 
#40
I must need a support group...

Decided my 12' aluminum needs to get up on a plane, just needed a little more power (was running 5hp 2-stroke merc, great but...) so I went out and bought a new 8hp 4-stroke merc today. I got pushed over the edge and decided I would never feel good about some craigslist motor or whatnot. Man, I had starting issues with a 9.9 i tried out on craigslist - fortunately I'd written in a 7-day clause on the bill of sale he was cool about, and returned it that night. It hurt my damned back trying so many times...)

At least now I'll be up on a plane no sweat and it's not too heavy. Eliminated that lurking fear of "how good is this motor?" in the back of my mind while I'm 5 miles down a beach. But seriously, I need help I think :eek:

Edit: oh, yeah, I'm not unemployed any more... start work next week. Y'all will have to find someone else to post vicarious mid-week reports bawling:
 
#41
I've always tried to buy used boats and repower with a new outboard. You need to count on that reliability and know the powerhead hasn't been scorched. Glad/sad to hear about the employment good/bad news. LOL.

JR
 
#42
Currently down to:

Wilderness Express ESP kickboat
Dave Scadden Madison River toon
Super Fat Cat
Avon inflatable dinghy
17' Appleby aluminum canoe
 

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