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Old 04-09-2012, 07:47 PM   #1
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Took an old windshield boat and turned it into a no nonsense fishing platform.



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Old 04-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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Totally dig the center console conversion, looks really good.
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Old 04-09-2012, 09:01 PM   #3
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But how am I going to recognize you on the water now?

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Old 04-09-2012, 10:02 PM   #4
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I was going for complete economy of space plus optimum deck area & fishablilty. A place for everything and everything in it's place. I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.





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Old 04-10-2012, 06:21 AM   #5
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Very clean look - Nice!
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #6
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I did everything in my power to beat one of those to death for 3 years, and was unsuccessful.

You will be pleased with that boat!

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Old 04-10-2012, 02:37 PM   #7
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Very nicely done ! I will watch for you on the water ! It's gonna be a fish killing machine.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:04 PM   #8
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That is cool.

I've always wondered how easy that would be to do.

Some good windshield boats out there that would make even better open boats.
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Old 04-10-2012, 07:04 PM   #9
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Ran out to the jetty this afternoon for a little shakedown.
Looks like it'll work. (grin)





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Very Nice Job, thanks for posting,
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:19 AM   #11
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Nice work on the boat. I used to fish the jetties in my Arima, so I know exactly what you were going for. I actually gave up trying to fish it alone...too much to deal with and a sore arm from hanging a rod over the winshield. BTW were you on the N.jettie around 1 p.m. yesterday? I told my son as we passed by that wasn't your boat or I would have came over and said hello.
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:47 AM   #12
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Nice work on the boat. I used to fish the jetties in my Arima, so I know exactly what you were going for. I actually gave up trying to fish it alone...too much to deal with and a sore arm from hanging a rod over the winshield. BTW were you on the N.jettie around 1 p.m. yesterday? I told my son as we passed by that wasn't your boat or I would have came over and said hello.
That wasn't me, I went later.
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Old 04-11-2012, 02:06 PM   #13
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As an engineer, I see beauty in functionality and fine craftsmanship, and your console has both. She is eye candy for sure.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:13 PM   #14
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Thanks for the props Tinman.
I sneaked out for a couple of hours again this evening. Lings were bitin' by the jetty.



Brisk west wind and an incoming tide made for a swift drift, but she turns on a dime so able to back into it easy.
Very happy with how the boat handles.



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You drove by me today and I gotta say you did a great job. It really looks good!

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Old 04-12-2012, 06:15 AM   #16
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Very nice job.
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Old 04-12-2012, 07:04 AM   #17
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Sweet!!!!!!!! looks a whole lot better than the 19' Valco sled that I converted into "kind of a dory" I don't know guys, there is something about a aluminum boat that I love, still trying to convert to wood, but its been tough.



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Old 04-12-2012, 09:21 AM   #18
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You drove by me today and I gotta say you did a great job. It really looks good!

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Hey Tom, thanks!
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