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Old 07-03-2015, 08:54 AM   #21
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Tiz simply great how the boating community (in TF as well as other forums and marinas too) pulls together and gives or sells at rock bottom prices items still good but no longer needed by original owner.
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:07 AM   #22
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Steve, I missed out while waiting for you to say, "come on down".
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Old 07-03-2015, 10:02 AM   #23
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We are home from Gulf Shores, I made the drive yesterday from Beaumont. My boat is still land locked... All left is mounting a pod to hold the new GPS. The old electronics box was mm's too small in width to accommodate the new Garmin and VHF. Brackets will be in next week and we should be done.

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Old 07-03-2015, 11:04 PM   #24
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Steve, I missed out while waiting for you to say, "come on down".

Don I thought you would be on this quick. Phil pulled my Weaver Arc receiver off for me and the plan is to measure out and order the front arc like you have. This may be pretty quick- as I found out today that I can't leave the dink/trailer at the marina unless it's attached to a vehicle. That may mean having to haul the rig home everytime we go home.


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Old 07-03-2015, 11:12 PM   #25
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Don I thought you would be on this quick. Phil pulled my Weaver Arc receiver off for me and the plan is to measure out and order the front arc like you have. This may be pretty quick- as I found out today that I can't leave the dink/trailer at the marina unless it's attached to a vehicle. That may mean having to haul the rig home everytime we go home.


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Old 07-04-2015, 03:47 AM   #26
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Is there a sliding scale? Like the more you post, the better the free stuff gets?
Obviously not. If that was true I'd have gotten a free Fleming by now instead of continuing to slog around our home waters in a sorry-ass old GB. When we were out the other weekend we were passed by a glacier.........
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Old 07-04-2015, 07:36 AM   #27
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So here is the new ride (WM Hypalon RIB 350). A shout out to David at West Marine in Slidell for getting it in 2 days. Is it comparable to the WM340 RIB (Avon) I had before? Mostly no. The old 340 had thicker Hypalon ((I believe)), it had beefier hold rope anchors and a taller beefier transom- requiring a long shaft outboard. But.... This new white rib is very clean and polished. It has a stronger fg seat, a stronger non skid floor, an impressive oar lock system and I actually got it on plane with just me (230 #'s) and a four stroke 3.5 hp outboard.
I got my past RIB on a "Get it outa here" bargain of two boat bills- so don't know what list was.
This boat, $3599 I think list, is a great value IMO. I also ordered a cover with the boat, and have a trailer to store it on till I can afford the front Weaver arc .
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Old 07-05-2015, 10:03 PM   #29
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Glad I missed that deal! Wife's alread mad at the collection of skiffs, dinks and run a bouts I've collected over the years. Steve I'm still parked up the river if the wind starts blowing your more than welcome to weather up here.
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Thanks Paul- good to hear from you. I'm about to start a post about anchors. I know- I know. Parks says we are a little too quick to judge each other on our anchor choices. We were at West Ship late yesterday afternoon and my Delta drug a 1/4 mile when the blow hit. Up to 60 mph was the warning and we may have hit that.
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Glad I missed that deal! Wife's alread mad at the collection of skiffs, dinks and run a bouts I've collected over the years. Steve I'm still parked up the river if the wind starts blowing your more than welcome to weather up here.
Hey Paul, we've been missing you and the updates on Cajun Rose.
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Old 07-06-2015, 07:13 AM   #32
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Well as some of you know I've started a new business. Pilings/Piers and Bulkheads. Getting set up took all the money I had and I had to sell my fishing boat and have been working lots of hours trying to get it off the ground. I should start working on her again this fall, business has been great, I just need to learn how to make a little more money than I am now. The Rose will be well on her way this fall and winter, I hope! Feels good to be trolling around here again and reading others adventures.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:18 AM   #33
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Well as some of you know I've started a new business. Pilings/Piers and Bulkheads. Getting set up took all the money I had and I had to sell my fishing boat and have been working lots of hours trying to get it off the ground. I should start working on her again this fall, business has been great, I just need to learn how to make a little more money than I am now. The Rose will be well on her way this fall and winter, I hope! Feels good to be trolling around here again and reading others adventures.

I didn't know that you had started up a new business. I wish you the best of luck with your new venture. I have watched you build Rose over the years so I know you have the skills for your new business.

Will you have employees or do most of the work yourself? I always enjoyed starting up new ventures, but sometimes employees can take much of the fun out of it as the business grows.

If you can figure out a way to keep it smaller and still make decent money, that could be an interesting and fun combination.
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Best luck in your new business! Old adage from thems that know: If business is small (i.e. under 10 +/- employees)... tiz the biz owner with "tool belt" on often performing hands-on on-site work that makes best income.
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Old 07-06-2015, 08:54 PM   #35
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Thanks guys! My business is small but growing. I've got 5 workers including myself. I was able to hire my brother to do all the carpenter stuff (piers, decks and boathouses) I keep myself busy installing pilings with my original guys that I've had for years. My brother was a contractor but his business shrunk to nothing so it was a relief for him to get a steady job. I've got about a 3 month backlog and every job has been great. Some harder than others but all have turned out great. Here is a link to my facebook page with some jobs on it. Thanks again!
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Looking good Paul, long time no see. Stick around and update that thread you started for the Rose. I'm especially interested in seeing that original skiff you scored get back to her rightful place of honor.
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Thanks guys! My business is small but growing. I've got 5 workers including myself. I was able to hire my brother to do all the carpenter stuff (piers, decks and boathouses) I keep myself busy installing pilings with my original guys that I've had for years. My brother was a contractor but his business shrunk to nothing so it was a relief for him to get a steady job. I've got about a 3 month backlog and every job has been great. Some harder than others but all have turned out great. Here is a link to my facebook page with some jobs on it. Thanks again!
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To get on Paul's Facebook page with my iPhone using the old "app"- I hit the up button/opened in Safari/ then I was able to check out the cool work then Like his site. This was much easier than signing into FB within TF. (Hopefully I don't confuse anyone with my directions)


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