She looked so lonely

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She looked so lonely

Post by tx river rat » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:44 pm

I have been walking by the T-V and she just looks sad, since I built the Northwind she has been replaced for my tripping boat.
This year I am going to do some deer hunting that I need to get to by yak and gar fishing and bowfishing has one draw back out of a yak. (how would you transport a 9 ft fish in a yak)
So out comes the saw and the T-V is under the knife.
More to come later.
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Re: She looked so lonely

Post by rodot » Tue Aug 28, 2012 4:58 pm

Blimey.....whats Ron up to now??? :shock:
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Re: She looked so lonely

Post by tx river rat » Wed Aug 29, 2012 1:03 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: She looked so lonely

Post by FloatingFisher » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:56 pm

Will be watching this :mrgreen:

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Re: She looked so lonely

Post by tx river rat » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:02 pm

She really looks bad now ,all the top has been cut off.
:roll:
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Re: She looked so lonely

Post by jem » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:12 pm

I told him rocket launchers for the stink boats is a bad idea.... but Ron is kinda hard-headed.
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Re: She looked so lonely

Post by tx river rat » Wed Sep 12, 2012 1:09 am

Matt
They kept folks backed up from my fishing holes :lol: :lol:
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Re: She looked so lonely

Post by tx river rat » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:18 pm

My camera died but another one is on the way. I have been working on the T-V decided to take her all the way down to the wood and start over.
This boat has seen some rough usage,been blown down a sand bar for a hundred yards flipping,been dropped of off the top of my jeep,got way over a couple thousand miles under her. She was built from some bad plywood 1/8 inch thick and built with poly ,held up pretty well.
I will try to get some pics posted before long.
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Re: She looked so lonely

Post by tx river rat » Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:59 pm

Here is what she use to look like.
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Took the T-V down to raw wood reapplied cloth. Looking at the bottom after a couple thousand miles of pretty rough treatment I had a good ideal of the wear points. so here is how I did it. put the cloth on in two pieces letting it overlap in the center 3 inches then put a piece of 3 inch tape on top of that. I also put a piece of 3 inch tape on each edge of the hull. After sealing the hull I went back and put on my external stems ,with the hull being separated and sealed and then putting on the stems I never have to worry about water as long as the stems are in place.
A pic of the front stem
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Decided to put in pretty long seat rails and a thwart set up for my rods and to brace the hull.

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I cut the top off and rebuilt the hull with two short decks and strips on the side.

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I used grey rustolem oil base on the inside the hull ,I hope that color will be cool but not so bright it blinds you
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I ran out of epoxy so the brite work will get a couple more coats and at least to more graphite coats, it should be a fishing machine
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Re: She looked so lonely

Post by LesForgue » Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:05 pm

Looking like she's ready to go way beyond the next 2 thousand.

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