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    Default Texoma 2017

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    Crappie Consultant LISTEN TO ME NOW, BELIEVE ME LATER and swing them into the boat with a Huckabee Rod!
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    Redge,

    your private mail box is full so I cannot respond to your question at this time.

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    Thanks Wrangler it has some room now.
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    No fishing for me for a few days. Way to cold and I have chores that need to be done. I am re-carpeting my smaller boat a 16' older Lowe crappie boat. It is an all aluminum boat and the carpet was installed before final assembly which means it has to come apart to do a proper job of replacing the carpet because the carpet is under the rivets. More work than I had intended but I am old school enough to want the job done right not just good enough. I have the front casting deck removed so far and ready for new carpet but that leaves an awful lot of boat left to disassemble. Being as I have to remove all of the outer deck skin of the boat any way I will upgrade the wiring while I have it apart. Somewhat of an ambitious project for a worn out old man but my grand pappy always told me that if I start a project and don't quit I will get finished.

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    Front deck of the crappie boat.



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    I managed to get two more components of the deck removed today. The seat assembly at the side console that holds the two transportation seats and the port side gunwall. I am afraid I greatly underestimated the project time. I think a minimum of 1 month might be closer to accurate.

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    Progress up to now. Won't be fishing out of this boat do a while.
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    I can see progress on the boat finally. This project is easily the most ambitious boat project I have ever attempted. Boats require maintenance and this one is 27 years old so I guess it needs to be done. While these aren't fishing reports they may encourage some to go for that project that seems overwhelming. Some of the foam in the floor is water logged so I will replace it before I put the floor back down. I am close to finishing the bow casting deck. See pic below

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    Looking good, thanks for posting.
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    It is much more difficult to line up the original holes for the rivets than I had anticipated. Difficult but not impossible with a bit of persistence. I managed to get most of the rivets in the front deck with only the cover to the live well remaining. While I stayed at it all day the progress wasn't as noticeable as yesterdays. I also carpeted the boat floor and rear casting deck although I did not get them in the boat they are still setting on saw horses. Good thing it has been to windy to go fishing or the temptation would be to great and I would not be getting anything done on the smaller boat. I don't need anything to side track me. It is definitely a challenging project but I must admit that I always wanted to improve my boat building skills and this project is accomplishing that goal.

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