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Old 10-11-2017, 04:10 PM   #161
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Floated it the other day, and it will definitely need some more flotation on the bow. Picked up about 300 pounds, but the bow was getting close to going under. 2 barrels on outriggers should do it.

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Old 10-11-2017, 04:18 PM   #162
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Hahaha! Yea, it's pretty funny looking. But if it works, I don't care.

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Well it's not like you plan on using it for Light up night, right. Right?
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:13 PM   #164
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Well it's not like you plan on using it for Light up night, right. Right?

Maybe for the Christmas parade.
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She floats! Gawd this thing looks silly. It should take 800 pounds to force those barrels underwater, and that's all I'm expecting to lift.

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Cannot wait to see pictures of it in action.
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I hope there are large wasters or a backing plate under those support arms going aft. I have to say that attractive and functional are mutually exclusive. No, you won't have girls in bikinis dancing on it at the sandbar, but it looks like you stand a good chance of getting the job done.

Time to go recover those old sunken logs for cash.
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I hope there are large wasters or a backing plate under those support arms going aft. I have to say that attractive and functional are mutually exclusive. No, you won't have girls in bikinis dancing on it at the sandbar, but it looks like you stand a good chance of getting the job done.

Time to go recover those old sunken logs for cash.
The support arms are lag bolted into a corner of the fiberglass where it is thicker and stronger, however I found on working loose yesterday when I did my first lift. I abandoned the job and will be installing a large support plate behind the fiberglass.

Also poling it just a 100 yards or so was a nightmare with wind and current, so ordered up a trolling motor.

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I only had the barrels strapped on with a ratchet strap and one started working loose, so I need to figure out a better attachment method for those.

This is a 25' piling stuck at an angle in about 8 feet of water. If not for quitting due to the barrel and concerns on the support arms, I could have gotten this one vertical.

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Once it gets stood up, are you going to re-drive it?
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