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Fixin' the Big Woody

Old 03-22-2010, 02:20 AM
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The whole problem was after I put the bottom sheets of plywood on, I added another piece in the middle where the generator sat. I didn't get the pieced sealed good enough and I had water infiltration from the inside of the boat out after water sat in the bilge area. Where you see the paint peeling was a bad epoxy mix. I thought we got the gooey stuff off, but once a little bit of moisture hit it the problem grew. The transom has held up great and I don't think I'll worry about that. I am going to add some keels to the bottom to help with the steering. I don't enjoy running straight down the river with the boat pointed at the shoreline, especially when another boat is headed straight towards me! I think I'm going to change the seating arrangement and try to do away with the footwell. I've got a couple of stress cracks in the top deck this should fix.

By the way, I'm thinking about starting a small business on the side building aluminum jons. Think there's a market out there? They'd be completely custom ordered with fans and decks if interested. I could only handle a few every winter.
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Old 03-22-2010, 07:16 AM
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Wow! There was more to that damage than I imagined. Did you use epoxy rated for 50 mph? heh heh
It appears that having a crane can come in handy.

Good luck with the project guys.

Hey Bulzeye, I tried emailing you, it wouldn't go through. Don't have your number. I just can't spend the money on an outboard right now.
Mark,
Thanks for letting me know.
Never got the email. I think it was sabotage.

Thanks for fixing the email problem Christine.
I'll smack you later.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:42 PM
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I like the picture of the boat flipping over. You can clearly see where you keep your fish bucket is all clean and all the dried blood spatter around it, lol.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:12 AM
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Originally Posted by 888Frank888
I like the picture of the boat flipping over. You can clearly see where you keep your fish bucket is all clean and all the dried blood spatter around it, lol.

LMAO!! Looks like a really big fly smacked into it.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:15 AM
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And BTW, welcome to the forum Frank.
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Old 03-24-2010, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by bowman15
And BTW, welcome to the forum Frank.
Thanks! Good to be here
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:22 PM
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Hi Frank! Welcome!
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Old 03-25-2010, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by HNI_Christine
Hi Frank! Welcome!
Thanks Christine!
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Old 03-30-2010, 07:25 PM
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Got a little carried away with just fixing the bottom.



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Old 03-31-2010, 03:10 AM
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Awwwww CMON Mark......Now your gonna BLOW your BIG WOODY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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