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Cane Pole
09-04-2013, 08:51 PM
Sometimes it pays to be a good guy. :tongue Local paper article about my boat.

I am waiting on the steering linkage (go cart parts) to arrive. Cant' (no need to) hook up linear actuator until I know where it will be mounted

callen
09-04-2013, 09:09 PM
:ThumbsUp Nice! Great of you to get the kids involved too.

RCC
09-04-2013, 09:42 PM
You should be able to deduct the price of the boat from your taxes since it was used for educational purposes. (need smilie behind bars to add)

M R Dux
09-04-2013, 09:46 PM
Pretty cool article, Tom.

My brother thought it would be good to get one of his trade school buddies to work on his 67 Mustang GT as a class project years ago. Once they were done with it, my bro had to replace the 390 engine due to the class wrecking it while tinkering on it. A bunch of bent push rods don't help the performance. I think that was the last time any of my family let a trade school class help out.

Glad you are having better luck.

Billbob
09-04-2013, 09:59 PM
great deal

Cane Pole
09-05-2013, 07:54 AM
Pretty cool article, Tom.

My brother thought it would be good to get one of his trade school buddies to work on his 67 Mustang GT as a class project years ago. Once they were done with it, my bro had to replace the 390 engine due to the class wrecking it while tinkering on it. A bunch of bent push rods don't help the performance. I think that was the last time any of my family let a trade school class help out.

Glad you are having better luck.

I watch like a hawk. I can't do the heavy work anymore. The did a pretty good job. I have had a lot of "stopper by ers" at the house as I slowly put this rig together. It is a neat little boat.

Rees Guide
09-05-2013, 08:20 AM
Hope you are gonna bring it to camp, coming along very nice.

RetiredRR
09-07-2013, 02:38 PM
Patient Pending? You just might start something others will want. Any sponsors yet? Don't be surprised if they come knockin' on the door.

Cane Pole
09-07-2013, 08:50 PM
Hope you are gonna bring it to camp, coming along very nice.

I should have the boat running by then. I am working on the running lights. PIA.

gregsayers2000
09-07-2013, 09:53 PM
Pretty cool article, Tom.

My brother thought it would be good to get one of his trade school buddies to work on his 67 Mustang GT as a class project years ago. Once they were done with it, my bro had to replace the 390 engine due to the class wrecking it while tinkering on it. A bunch of bent push rods don't help the performance. I think that was the last time any of my family let a trade school class help out.

Glad you are having better luck.
I found that out the same way. When a senior in HS I owned a 65 stingray. Took it into shop class to get help adjusting the motors on the disappearing headlights. Someone dropped a ratchet and put a hole in the aluminum radiator! Cost a couple hundred to just get the old one fixed and that was in 1975. Never drove it around the back of the school again!!

skeetbum
09-08-2013, 08:56 AM
Coming along great Tom. I know those kids don't always get it right, but they do the best they know how. Somewhere along the way you will stir a young mind and alter their direction, and I see that as valuable. It happened to me, and I can look back on those times now with a big smile when I realize the patience those folks had with me. Still working on the stuff, very soon.

jandscattleco
09-08-2013, 09:14 AM
Pretty cool article, Tom.


My brother thought it would be good to get one of his trade school buddies to work on his 67 Mustang GT as a class project years ago. Once they were done with it, my bro had to replace the 390 engine due to the class wrecking it while tinkering on it. A bunch of bent push rods don't help the performance. I think that was the last time any of my family let a trade school class help out.


Glad you are having better luck.



I found that out the same way. When a senior in HS I owned a 65 stingray. Took it into shop class to get help adjusting the motors on the disappearing headlights. Someone dropped a ratchet and put a hole in the aluminum radiator! Cost a couple hundred to just get the old one fixed and that was in 1975. Never drove it around the back of the school again!!

Thats the reason you bring anything in the Ag. shop where I teach you sign a release waiver. Guys you have to remember these are just kids / students trying to learn. They aren't full blown mechanics / welders / electricians. We've done several projects that turned out great. We had one last year that didn't. It's part of learning and part of life.

the boat looks awesome, and the students will always remember that project.

M R Dux
09-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Thats the reason you bring anything in the Ag. shop where I teach you sign a release waiver. Guys you have to remember these are just kids / students trying to learn. They aren't full blown mechanics / welders / electricians. We've done several projects that turned out great. We had one last year that didn't. It's part of learning and part of life.

the boat looks awesome, and the students will always remember that project.

You are exactly correct. My brother never blamed anybody but himself for the debacle.