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jabe and his ranger 10 May 2017 16:48 #73662

Amazing. I don't think you ever get "done"with a boat but I think you have definitely set the bar high on Oscar. And the knowledge that you have and share is priceless. Thank you sir for saving Oscar what a beauty.
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jabe and his ranger 09 May 2017 00:13 #73605

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thanks gang........i would like to add.......so many here have come too this site looking for knowledge about these boats.........and with my experience, knowledge you will find.....ya just have to ask and inquire........we were all new members at one point......and we are all where we are today because of the wide open help from the new members before us..........i have a strong feeling this site will be around for quite some time, passing along our experiences from one old new member to the next new member..........my advice to those just joining in.......speak up and ask......there are no stupid questions, we were all in the same boat just different models..........dang if i can do it..........cheers

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jabe and his ranger 07 May 2017 01:38 #73545

I know that joy you describe Neil. Just one of those moments in time when life just feels good. You're a shining example of what makes this site so great. We share trips, pics, knowledge, and projects. But it's when we share a moment like that, that we feel most connected by our fondness for these little boats. Thanks for sharing Neil !
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jabe and his ranger 07 May 2017 01:09 #73543

What an AMAZING transformation! These antique boat shows should also have a category for most amazing transformation. Maybe they do... if so, enter Oscar asap. B) You fostered a Feather Craft tin Spirit right back to full optimum existence. You have every right to be proud!
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jabe and his ranger 07 May 2017 01:04 #73542

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Neil,

You're boat, motor and trailer all look great. I know you put a lot of time and work into those projects. You should be proud of yourself.

John
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Yep, black beauty was nice, sorta, but Oscar's awesome....

Ya done good and should be proud
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havin a moment........bin 2 yrs....since i started workin on that ole fishin boat........had a first spring run this morn, the confidence i felt dropping into the water this morning was awesome.....hearing that 30 run so smooth......the stability of oscar on the water......every feeling, the pride and joy of all the work that got me this far, is all thanks to you guys out there.....has changed my life.......bin over 30 yrs since i had a hobby.....man did i luck out with my new one............cheers to steve and his site that brings us all together....... :peaceful:

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sorry boys, had to post oscars first taste of snow........dang near dug im out and bring inside...........

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jabe and his ranger 27 Sep 2016 22:13 #66449

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thanks guys, i used 3/8 threaded rod, strong enough, and acually flexes, i would guess around a 10-15lb push.......i will add a piece of pvc pipe accross the tops .....or counter sink the lock nuts........lifting the ars end now with the 30 on it to centre up , is not as easy as it was with the 15.....

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jabe and his ranger 27 Sep 2016 15:40 #66447

I added a hoop made of pex tubing to either side of my trailer to guide the boat into place.

Those bunks look great :shades: , just tossing another option out there for completeness.
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