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    Almost There finally.

    After a few years of no river time I think I have the honeydo list down to a scream. I got the boat out and started getting it ready for the river.
    It hadnt been started in a few years so it took some coaxing. First thing the starter didnt want to work. I got that working then it was on to fuel, woah that gas doesn't smell good. I drained the tank and pulled the solex carb. Sure enough it needed a good cleaning. Next the primer bulb was weak so I had to order a new bulb and line.

    Everything is working as it should now for a little polishing/repaint and I'll be ready for the river.
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    Re: Almost There finally.

    Glad to hear you're heading out this year...No doubt the ethanol fuel is unkind to something just sitting around...The Rutters across the Clarks ferry bridge has non-ethanol fuel FYI...I know a few people who use it for things other than automobiles..

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    Re: Almost There finally.

    Got a couple coats of new paint on to get me through the season. Shes a 40 footer.
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    Re: Almost There finally.

    That is looking pretty sharp I wish I had the money to fly You up here and help me with mine

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    Re: Almost There finally.

    You're doing just fine on your own. Like I said in the post, it's a 40 footer, it looks good from 40 foot away. I just wanted to get some paint on it for the season. I'm going tear it down this winter and give it some love.
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    Re: Almost There finally.

    Looks good Papee..But don't worry the rocks will clean the paint off for you so you won't have so much to do this winter.....Speaking of that... I'm under mine this week re-applying some quick slick where the rocks didn't slide as planned...And of course that involved some metal massaging like what you were doing in the beginning of that one video you did a while back..Anyhow keep up the good work !!

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    Re: Almost There finally.

    Now that made me laugh. The two or three strikes in that video were all there was. I don't fix my dents like that. I put the boat on the garage floor and put a bottle jack on the dent then a 4x4 up to the door header.
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    Re: Almost There finally.

    I lucked out..When I made that solid trailer floor the same contour as the hull bottom I never thought about it helping back up the floor to tap out the dents..So it can't go over center as I'm tapping..And I do mean tapping, it doesn't take much to massage it back..

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    Re: Almost There finally.

    The river is at 3.6 .. I looks like it's getting low judging by what I see out there... I'm getting a late start to getting the boat in the water.. I've been doing some cooling upgrades and will be ready by the end of the week.. I'm ready to get the rods out and flog the water..

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    Re: Almost There finally.

    I made it out today! It ran just like the day I put it away. I was in the water by 6:30 and finished my rounds by 9:30. A great day on the river, I needed it.
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    Re: Almost There finally.

    That's great news Papee !! Looks like plenty of water in that pic.. I'm ready myself...Can't get any more social distancing out of a morning trip than that !!

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