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Wood boat came home. New photos 2 years 5 months ago #119424

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Lake Tahoe is 1 1/2 hrs from my house but 7 hrs to get it home. Had to put my spare on before hooking it up, made it 5 mi to Stateline, NV and the other tire let go. Had to drop it off and find a tire ( Tahoe, Ca price :laugh: )but glad to get it.
It is a home made boat. Sat in the Garage since 1973 and belonged to his dad. It is solid all the way through, so that is good. The Aqua paint is new. The deck needs to be redone, but at my age, I am going to run it with just a coat of poly on the deck. My other boats will be done this spring and next winter I will be ready to do the work on it. I am too old to wait on putting it in the water. I sat my nice original 350 Merc on the kinda nice original boat and I am liking it.
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Re:Wood boat came home. New photos 2 years 5 months ago #119428

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Hugh...how old is too old? I'm 67 and I do this stuff every day.

"You're only as old as the woman you feel." - Groucho Marx

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Re:Wood boat came home. New photos 2 years 5 months ago #119434

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Well, I'm about to be 72 in June. Just old enough to want to hurry up having fun. So as far as this boat goes, I just want to have some fun with it this summer, work on it later. My wife asked me if I needed another project and I told her the other boats will be all done soon, so Yes. She understood. Winter could be boring without projects to work on.
I was just able to get it in the garage with my other projects.
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Re:Wood boat came home. New photos 2 years 5 months ago #119448

Very pretty boat.

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Re:Wood boat came home. New photos 2 years 5 months ago #119467

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Hey Hugh? On Tahoe, my brother lives Grass Valley CA, about hour out Tahoe. I KNOW you have done the "Wooden Boat show" there and DAMN!......... some simple gorgeous old restored boats!

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Re:Wood boat came home. New photos 2 years 5 months ago #119472

Yep the Merc looks great on there Hugh!

Bob

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Re:Wood boat came home. New photos 2 years 5 months ago #119479

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I think with a little work it will be pretty enough for this summer for me
Robby, I have never been to the boat show in Tahoe, but it is on my list for this years. I have heard it is fantastic.
Yes Bob I like the Merc on there too. I have a few sets of Ride Guide steering gear to go with it.

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