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    NC outfitters for deer and wild piggys?

    If any of you are interested in going any time between October 1-December 31 let me know. I enjoy hunting with other people and its not fun for me to hunt alone. I've chosen Choanoke outfitters in Ahoskie NC. A good friend of mine went there about 4 years ago and was really impressed. He said...
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    Boat renovation

    It rained like hell today. It was the back end of the storm. Went over to check on my boat and tools. The boat was FULL of water. At least I know there are no holes in it. I'm redoing the gunwhales. All they need is varnish. Seats are in, stern sheets are in. The little deck in the bow needs...
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    Boat renovation

    I'll put pictures on when I learn how to transfer pics from a smart card to a PC when I get a new computer and figure out how its done. Patience, my friend! I'll have a new computer next week
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    Boat renovation

    I decided to strip the old varnish off of the gunwhales, restain them then put new varnish on them. I took my chisels over to scrape off excess epoxy and gorilla glue. (Fun fat-NEVER use gorilla glue near water! It will foam up and leave nasty, yellow blobs GRRR!!!
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    Boat renovation

    These ribs are harder to put in than I expected but now seem to be going easier.
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    Boat renovation

    The ribs are giving me problems. I can only put in 2 at a time. Pics are forthcoming.
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    Boat renovation

    I stained all 21 ribs today and never got a drop of stain on myself. Tomorrow I'll glue or epoxy all the ribs in place. After that Ill varnish the rails and ribs, flip the boat over again, and attempt to attach the Keel.
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    Boat renovation

    Tomorrow I'll take over my sander and sand all 21 ribs, one at a time, then stain and replace them as I go. After this the epoxy is mixed and the ribs get glued. Then I flip the boat over and attach the keel. I took pictures today but left the camera in my truck.
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    Boat renovation

    It rained all night last night and this morning the boat was eull of water so I guess it floats. Its aupposed to rain again (I bailed it out this morning). The rainwater softens up the ribs and allows them to conform to the inside of the hull. Its coming down to the wire! LOL!
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    Boat renovation

    I've been working on the hull for a while and then tried to see if I could put in the ribs without setting up a steam box because it would be a real pain in the ass. The ribs were cut 1" x1/4". The ribs bent perfectly. I worked for over a week. I now have 16 ribs all cut and fit in the boat.. I...
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    Boat renovation

    Went over to the boat this morning and used a belt sander on the inside to get off all the old varnish and epoxy. After that it was sand, sand, sand on the inside. the gunwhales are ready for stain and varnish and the inside hullis ready for varnish also. Then I install the sternsheets and...
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    Let's See Your Moose Photos

    We got to the toll booths in Kittery at about 3 AM. There were lots of semi's trying to make time with Maine potatoes and there was only one booth open at that time of night. As we rolled into the tollbooth there was a girl who yelled"Oh my god, its a moose! I've never saw one before, I have to...
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    Let's See Your Moose Photos

    My moose from our 1985 DIY hunt. We loaded him with blck and tackles and come alongs onto a Nissan pickup. Shot in between Big and Little Spencer mountain in Moosehead region. 920 lbs, 62 1/2" 25 points. scored 185 1/2. Antlers weighed 47 lbs Brought back to Andes, NY, whole (without guts)...
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    Boat renovation

    I cant understand why it happened but I broke one of the wooden brackets yesterday while trying to bring it back into place with couple of clamps. I was in a hurry. Not a big fix but I was really pissed that I didn't think to ude a spacer in between. It will look right when I'm donr




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