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    Re: App64s Build

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky View Post
    Looking great as usual......Well, one thing about years to come we'll all know which boats you've built...I like the style...
    I usually put on a second hoop piecing between the braces but I'm trying to keep this as light as possible. I'm not really certain how many of my rigs are out there, enough that I lost count. I wonder how many of my Jon boat pedestals are still out there. I made a bunch of swivel pedestals back in the late 80s.

    Quote Originally Posted by app64 View Post
    Looking good, that box will work fine for the switch, it looks like there's enough room to stand beside the motor to fish in the back
    Yes I try to make room beside the motor so you can get to the back some just in case a fish takes you back there. I like to keep all the hot stuff covered but still get around. I also made the seat area a,little bigger just in case you want to stand on it to fish. For other, I talked to Tony about his switch panel after thinking about it. I ordered switches with waterproof covers and decided to put them in the lid of an ammo box to give him storage for a few tools or phone wallet etc.

    I always take my wallet out of my pocket these days. I was using my push pole on the bow platform, lost my balance in went in the drink. The water was about 3-4 feet so I pulled the boat to a shallow area to get back in.

    When I got back in I looked around to see if anyone had seen the whole thing. Wouldn't you know it, two fish commission guys. I saw one of the glassing me so I waved to let them know I was ok. They never came over to me, maybe because they were in a jet boat and I was in a very shallow area. I'm not sure if they witnessed it all or not.

    I have more than a few of these adventures that I will share when I start doing fishing videos in the spring. After 45+ years on the river I've had a few incidents. One of them happened at the boat ramp not long ago when filming a how to video on unloading/loading your boat.
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    Re: App64s Build

    Well as usual I fell short of my goal. I lost a days work because of twisting my knee while climbing in the boat. With these fake knees I have to remember they don't flex as well as real ones. I did get everything built though. I'll be tearing it all back apart for finish welding and paint. I'll build and pfewire the switch panel while the paint dries. There's not much wiring on this so it should go quick.
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    Re: App64s Build

    Looks great from the side... I wouldn't worry too much about falling short of the expected progress heck I do that all the time... Like they used to say at work " Do it right the first time no matter how long it takes because they'll really complain the second time you have do it !" I really don't see how you'd make it any lighter than what you've got there that's the best it's going to get..

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    Re: App64s Build

    Ahh the struggle. Two out of three cans of camo paint clogged on me. I still have the seat platform to cut out and mount then finalize the stick length and reinforce. Then it's ready to go together for the final time. I did get the switches mounted and prewired.
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