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VALVEBOUNCE
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PostSubject: Chopped up my project boat   Tue Nov 01, 2016 1:19 pm

Sad weekend,the project boat I have been working on and off on for 3yrs was taking up space.
I towed it from Liverpool about 4yrs ago.Spent a lot of time and effort on it
It was a 14ft open boat with a beautiful hull shape.Unfortunately I haven't got the spring in my step I used to have so I had to abandon the project.I had replaced every bit of timber on it,
fitted new stringers,upper and lower futtocks,completely replaced and hightened the transom.
I had started fitting a new deck.
We chopped it up with an angle grinder,amazingly,it all fitted into my 6'X4' road trailer.
All I salvaged was some stainless steel screws and nuts and bolts.
I replaced a lot of bits on the trailer so I am keeping that.I am going to use it for my 10ft fibreglass rowing boat.I'll have to customise it to suit the rowing boat.
I have had the rowing boat on the river Weaver with a 6hp Evinrude on it,it ran great.
it's really stable,and rows perfectly,I customised a pair of aluminium oars to suit and changed the rowlocks,it handles effortlessly and will turn in it's own length no problems.
Might give it a sea trial next season.
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PostSubject: Re: Chopped up my project boat   Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:33 pm

There is a project boat section on EBay if you can be bothered to sell whole or in parts, some go as garden ornaments.

Word of the day is Futtocks!
One for Call my Bluff!
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PostSubject: Re: Chopped up my project boat   Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:51 pm

Sad when a project ends that way Neutral
Hopefully you'll get some comfort from the knowledge that your now free to dedicate more time to your new project thumbs up
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PostSubject: Re: Chopped up my project boat   Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:53 pm

By the way most of my projects end up being a total Futtocks Embarassed rolling laugh
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PostSubject: Re: Chopped up my project boat   Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:23 am

Haha,yep,a total futtock lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Chopped up my project boat   Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:41 am

Still got my other 14ft boat,got a new prop for it the other day,changed it from a 9.25" X 11"
to a 9" X 9".It should get on the plane no probs now.
Just got a 9' inflatable with a stainless steel transom bracket on it to let go now,with a choice of two seagull engines for it.I put a ply deck in it,it's got oars and a pump with it.
Probably let it go for peanuts because it's taking up space.
I've only done 4 trips in it up and down the local canals.
I have a struggle getting in and out of it.
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