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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 22 Aug 2021 05:00 #113872

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that looks very inviting hope you all have a blast!!

im confused on why the boat is hanging in a tree?
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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 22 Aug 2021 02:58 #113870

Three more weeks we’ll be launching boats!



 And filling this empty dock full of Feather Crafts!

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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 21 Aug 2021 17:05 #113857

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Vag sitting on a new trailer and added a Bimini today for the Arrowhead excursion.




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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 21 Aug 2021 10:58 #113847

We have seen a couple of failures from steering cable anchors not through bolted, if you did not install the steering yourself you should check to make sure the pad eyes that hold the pulleys and the final anchor spring are through bolted, not just screwed into wood.
We have also seen broken pulleys, cable with the cover breaking off, loose steering wheels where they attach to the tapered shaft, cable and springs wearing through at anchor points and bad cable routes that have the cables dragging on things. Just good regular maintenance can keep a fun day on the lake from being a not fun day!

A few years back at a gathering at Nicks I asked Bud King, a former Flying Boatman, if they ever had a steering failure in their shows, the answer was “Never, it was mandatory to inspect your steering before every practice and every show!”
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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 21 Aug 2021 04:16 #113845

With Arrowhead coming right up I would like to remind everyone to check their safety equipment and inspect their steering system. We often run in large groups and sometimes fairly close together.
We have had some close calls in the past so let’s all be safe and make sure we are up on our maintenance.
One additional item is a new law requiring you to use the emergency kill switch if the boat has one has gone into effect, I don’t know if it is being actively enforced but it is a good safety measure. It does not apply to older boats but it is not too big of a job to install one on the older motors.

uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/engine-cut-off-devices.php


AND STEERING ENDS THROUGH BOLTED AT THE TRANSOM VS WOOD SCREWED-DAN HAD A FAILURE WITH WOOD SCREWS PULLING, DUE TO,WOOD ROT?-RENDERING THE STEERING ON HIS BOAT INMEFFECTIVE...

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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 20 Aug 2021 15:25 #113828

Arrowhead Restaurant hours for the week of the Feather Craft meet:
Monday through Wednesday 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Thursday and Saturday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM, BBQ Dinner at 6:00 or 6:30 TBD
Sundays 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Best Burger and Fries!
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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 20 Aug 2021 14:57 #113827

Thanks Ray for the safety info. I would most definitely like for you to take a look at my set-up. I have been using it all summer and seams to be working fine, but I am no pro. 

 
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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 20 Aug 2021 14:19 #113826

With Arrowhead coming right up I would like to remind everyone to check their safety equipment and inspect their steering system. We often run in large groups and sometimes fairly close together.
We have had some close calls in the past so let’s all be safe and make sure we are up on our maintenance.
One additional item is a new law requiring you to use the emergency kill switch if the boat has one has gone into effect, I don’t know if it is being actively enforced but it is a good safety measure. It does not apply to older boats but it is not too big of a job to install one on the older motors.

uscgboating.org/recreational-boaters/engine-cut-off-devices.php
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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 20 Aug 2021 02:06 #113821

I gotta say Mike I really think this is a great idea. How fun is this!! Raise a little cash for the Grand puba, and have lots of fun doing it,. I mean who doesn't like  50/50's. 

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Arrowhead Fall -- 2021 20 Aug 2021 00:40 #113820

I will run a 50/50 drawing at Arrowhead to benefit this site.
50% of ticket sales goes the the winning ticket holder.
50% of ticket sales goes to Steve to help offset maintenance fees for this site.
Must be present to win? Drawing Friday night at dinner.
$1 for 1 ticket
$5 for 6 tickets
$10 for 13 tickets
See Mike for tickets
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1954 Skipper w/ ’54 Johnson 10hp
1954 Deluxe Runabout w/ ’54 Johnson 25hp
1954 Vagabond w/ '57 Johnson 35hp
1955 Alumacraft FD on a Gator trailer
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