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Just couldn't help m'self.
« on: August 10, 2009, 03:08:40 PM »
The other day when I was coming back from Hogs4hobby's place, I saw this cute little thing settin' by the road.  Now, now don't let your fantasies take off on ya! ::) :D  This particular cute little thing had a for sale sign on it.  I tried to call the owner right then but couldn't reach him, so I called the next day.  The price he was asking just about tripled the level of temptation, but I forced myself to cogitate about it through the weekend, half hoping someone else would buy it before today.  They didn't, so I went down there and led it home a little while ago. ::) ;D 8) 8)





She's a 14 footer with a 35hp :o Evinrude and a foot-controlled trolling motor.  As far as I can tell, everything is solid, and both motors run great.  Just gotta get a couple of anchors and I'll be ready to fish! 8) 8)

I know, I just bought a big ol' pontoon boat and ain't even had it in the water yet. ::)  But like I said, I just couldn't help myself when I found out he was only asking $1000!  I didn't even try to haggle. ;)
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2009, 04:24:22 PM »
Sometimes a bad econmony is a good thing.   Nice hole in the water.   Remember the two happiest days in a boat owners life. ;D
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2009, 04:30:56 PM »
I fish out of a similar type of boat and have a bass boat also. The 14 footer is in the water more than the bass boat. Now if I had a pontoon you wouldn't be able to get me off the lake. Nice boat Dang

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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2009, 05:11:31 PM »
Thanks. :)  If I ever get that pontoon on the water, you might have a hard time finding me at home.  I still have to build some seats, buy some more hardware, and do some work on the trailer.  I may have just shot myself in the foot though, 'cause I'm gonna have a hard time finding time to work on it now.
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2009, 09:01:48 PM »
DanG, my favorites are bream and catfish ::) ::).  Just so you know :).
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« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2009, 09:25:04 PM »
Dat's what we go for, Danny.  Would you like to come down and catch your own, or do you want me to have all the fun? ;D
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2009, 11:06:58 PM »
There is one thing for sure DanG, well two, the first is that sure is a nice boat. The second, Danny sure knows how to eat catfish.  ;D
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2009, 01:05:15 AM »
Dat's what we go for, Danny.  Would you like to come down and catch your own, or do you want me to have all the fun? ;D

I'll take mine cleaned and vacu sealed please.  :D
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2009, 08:56:15 AM »
Dat's what we go for, Danny.  Would you like to come down and catch your own, or do you want me to have all the fun? ;D

I'll take mine cleaned and vacu sealed please.  :D

And, packed in peppers  ;D.
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2009, 10:08:49 AM »
At the very least a couple on the side.  :D :D
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2009, 10:55:21 AM »
I think that there boat ride with his buddy in the cypress, put ideas in his head.  ::) I think he wants to make his buddy grab the seats and gunwale this time through. :D
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2009, 11:59:58 AM »
You ain't all that far from having me figgered out, SwampDonkey! :D :D :D  I'm gonna have to get a little more familiar with stick steering before I try that though, not to speak of getting familiar with the creek itself.  Ol' Hamp knows where every stump and shallow spot is, and just which side of every tree he should be on.  There is plenty more small water around here where this boat will go and the pontoon won't.  I'm looking forward to using the pontoon, but I don't want to give up fishing the little places. ;D

Another consideration is, some problems showed up on Hamp's little boat on that trip.  The seat I was in pulled loose from the floor, revealing some bad wood rot.  It will take a lot of work to get it back in the water....if ever.  He might just sell the motor and junk the boat.  He still has a really nice 16 footer, which we've been using a lot.  The pore ol' guy is about half crippled with arthritic knees and I have to help him in and out of the boat sometimes.  He's looking forward to the pontoon boat, too. ;)
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2009, 10:25:35 PM »
Dang all that pontoon boat needs for seats is a couple of used lazy boys. Might as well be comfortable while fishing. Add a picnic table and a gas grill and I could live on it.

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« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2009, 11:24:34 PM »
I'm with ya Gary.  I don't want to get it too crowded on there.  I'm just gonna build a couple of benches for solid seating while we're running, and use folding lawn chairs for fishing.  The benches will have dry storage underneath for the life jackets and such.

Managed to get the little boat out to the lake for a short trip this evening.  I was not disappointed at all!  Everything on it works to perfection.  The 35 Evinrude runs as good as any motor I've ever had!   I need to put a couple of rope cleats on to tie off the anchors, and put a new roller on the winch stand.  Other than that, she's good to go! :) :) :)
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« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2009, 11:56:18 PM »
Sounds like you found a keeper Dan. Sooo, when can I expect my packade of fish and peppers?
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #15 on: August 12, 2009, 12:42:03 AM »
Sorry Lee.  We didn't catch any peppers, so we threw the fish back.
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« Reply #16 on: August 12, 2009, 05:37:47 AM »
DanG, that's a good company behind that motor. Well, to be honest I don't know much about the company. But, I do know they have always been reliable. I have a 7.5 HP, although I have never put many hours on it, it never lets me down. I've had it for over 20 years, but as I said it has very few hours on it. It was only used to move a canoe a short distance from salmon pool to salmon pool all well within a mile of river. Grand father used the brand ever since the war on canoes in the river. My motor is just like new.
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #17 on: August 12, 2009, 05:41:33 AM »
Oh, I can send Lee his Kippered herring in Jalapeno sauce.  I bet they're on the shelves in Louisiana. ;D
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« Reply #18 on: August 12, 2009, 06:39:41 AM »
DanG,

I would rather be lucky than good. ;D  Your lucky.

Nice boat for sure.  Looks like it could handle a couple of big fella's ;)
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Re: Just couldn't help m'self.
« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2009, 08:16:40 AM »
Sorry Lee.  We didn't catch any peppers, so we threw the fish back.

You must be using the wrong bait  :).
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