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chadwiggins
12-26-2017, 12:41 PM
Well it was one of those days. Started the day off at 6:30am after a good night's sleep with a nice hot cup of coffee. Weather is not all that great, at least for the Texas Panhandle, 19 degrees with a wind chill of 5 degrees. I've fished a lot worse, but its doable. We get to the lake and unload without a hitch. It's going to be a good day! Make a short run to a long point that comes off of a big flat and runs all the way out to the middle of the lake to 30 FOW with a nice hump 30 yards off of that. Shad and fish are stacked....OMG! So heres where things get interesting. I make a hard turn to go back and mark the top of the hump and end of the point and the gears in the helm strip when I go to straighten out. Now I'm in a hard left turn 3 miles south of the ramp in a stiff, cold, north wind. I would have loved to stay and fish it but was afraid I would need ever bit of the TM batteries to get back in that wind.

I keep pouring good money after bad to keep that piece of junk on the water. I think this is the final straw. I refuse to put another dime into it. I've thought about selling it, but setting off 5lbs of tanerite in it would be much more enjoyable. Stay tuned there could quit possibly be a kewl video coming up in the near future.

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lowe175
12-26-2017, 12:55 PM
I feel you. When a car or boat gets some age on it it's a money pit and I will send it on its way

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SKs Crappie Catching Adventures
12-26-2017, 01:05 PM
A new cable & helm is not all that expensive.... just sayn...
Not sure of the boat or what you have in it but that would not be a determining factor to make me get rid of my float....
That would be no fun if by yourself but if you had a podner he could have directed the motor by hand at high idle to get back in....KEEP AT'EM....

scrat
12-26-2017, 01:18 PM
Sorry you are having so much trouble. That's the reason they call them a BOAT B=break O=out A=another T= thousand.

chadwiggins
12-26-2017, 01:21 PM
Cable and helm would cost more than the boats worth. I would much rather use the money and buy enough tannerite to send it into the atmosphere.

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jay the baptist
12-26-2017, 01:49 PM
Bury her a sea. Mark her on your gps.

deltarat
12-26-2017, 01:55 PM
It should make a good fish condo.

sinkermaker
12-26-2017, 05:11 PM
When we own older boats that is going to happen just have to go with the flow

kycreek
12-26-2017, 05:20 PM
Still cheaper than buying a new one.

chadwiggins
12-26-2017, 05:56 PM
Still cheaper than buying a new one.Just think about it....... blow the old one up and get a new one!! It's only money. And look at the fun.

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cevans
12-26-2017, 06:11 PM
Just think about it....... blow the old one up and get a new one!! It's only money. And look at the fun.

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And you only live once. Have fun! :cheers2

Ketchn
12-27-2017, 07:13 AM
I vote Viking funeral ......:Rofl

BAMA S
12-27-2017, 07:22 AM
Ummmmm. ……… New Years firewurks, maybe :dono

Mike1234
12-27-2017, 08:01 AM
I hope you get it fixed. But if you do decide to blow her up Id love to see the video. I have put a small fortune in a 22 year old boat so I know how you feel. Good luck


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Hanr3
12-27-2017, 08:07 AM
I rebuilt a 20 year old boat a couple years ago. Now the only money I put in her is gear, trolling motor, sonar, rod holders, kicker motor, and the list goes on.


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chadwiggins
12-27-2017, 08:27 AM
It's a 79 Skeeter SS7 that a freind of mine was going to scrap this summer. I took it on as a "bet you can't" project. I may have come off as aggravated or mad that Im having trouble, when in reality I'm laughing at myself. The money ive put into it so far would have been a healthy down payment on a new one. Im about 3 months away from having my finances were I want them so I can comfortably get a new boat and rig it the way I want asnd thus boat is jeopardizing that plan. So looking back on this "little" project, it has only been a set back on my original plans. There's no way I can recoup any money ive put into it other than electronics, so when I say I'll "blow it up", it will be with a smile on my face.

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callmecamo
12-27-2017, 10:18 AM
Be sure to put some good brush in it before the scuttling charge is set!

Lane47
12-27-2017, 01:31 PM
PM your address, will send you 5 pounds of tannerite!

Christmas, time for joy and peace!

should make a great fish attractor!!!!!

featherhead
12-27-2017, 01:49 PM
we're going to need the gps cordinances of the new fish condo

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