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Rick
February 7th, 2016, 6:12 PM
Since I missed the past few seasons recovering from shoulder surgery, I'm going to hit the lake this year for sure. So I pulled the boat out and started cleaning it up.

Before
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After
http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160207/8f4cfba858f0551e189b890707d6f04d.jpg

https://vimeo.com/154518175

ithoughtso
February 7th, 2016, 7:23 PM
Awesome. I am totally jealous.

sickofpc
February 7th, 2016, 7:44 PM
Nice rig...a Nitro with an Evinrude... What do you usually fish for, Rick?

Rick
February 7th, 2016, 8:45 PM
It's nothing to be jealous of. The pictures look better than it is.

I bought it on Ebay (yes Ebay) about ten years ago from a couple in Dallas. I won the auction at $3,500. They replaced the engine when the auto fuel mixer failed and burnt the engine up. So they took that auto mixer out, which means I have to mix the two stroke oil when I fill it up. But at least I know it's done right.

It's a good size engine for this boat and does about 45 mph which is plenty of speed for a boat this size.

After sitting in my equipment barn for two years, it started right up yesterday.

It's a good dependable boat.

I like going to Inks Lake state park. The lake is kept at an even level and I love it when the white bass are hitting.

sojourner truth
February 7th, 2016, 9:39 PM
Advice to owner... Look in the cooler for possible Bud Lites that may have been missed when storing aforementioned boat.:)

Rick
February 7th, 2016, 9:51 PM
Sounds like you are speaking from experience.

Rick
March 26th, 2016, 10:34 PM
So, I decided to work on the boat. I installed new carpet and used rubbing and polishing compounds and brought the finish back to life.

I ordered new stickers for the engine cover and will sand that down and paint it when they come in.

It was a lot of work, but very much worth it.

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CenTexDave
March 27th, 2016, 9:00 AM
Next project - resurface the driveway? :)

Rick
March 27th, 2016, 10:34 AM
Hell no. It works just fine.

sojourner truth
March 27th, 2016, 4:04 PM
Next project.... Put boat in water, put bait on hook, pop top off of beer, fish. The latter is optional.

Rick
March 27th, 2016, 4:09 PM
I'll be heading that way Saturday.

Grammar Rules
March 27th, 2016, 4:48 PM
Enjoy! I was never much for fishing, but I did water ski and put away some brew in my earlier days.

sickofpc
April 1st, 2016, 4:36 PM
GR, do you have any pictures that you can share?..;):-):p