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Old 09-30-2018, 06:51 PM   #81
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Yes Clayton is an essential part of the crew. No one else wants to bite the sea spray. He is in the picture.
We went up the river where it was calm to have some grilled lobster!
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Old 09-30-2018, 07:15 PM   #82
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Old 06-29-2019, 08:37 AM   #83
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So my old trailer died. One axle broke and the frame itself has rusted out. I bought a new trailer from a place about 4 hrs away but when I got home I noticed a wheel was wobbly. Upon investigation I saw that either the hub/bearing cotter pin was not installed in the factory. The bearings and race were destroyed so they sent me a new axle. This was a pain in the butt but nothing as stressful as taking a 7,000 lb boat of an old trailer and putting it on a new one. There are shit jobs and shit dangerous jobs and this was the latter but I eventually won. On top of that since I had no trailer and the motor needed its 3 year service check I took the motor off and then had to put it on again. This is also a pain in the butt but nothing like crawling around under a load that would squish me like a bug. I added a fresh coat of paint and today I put it all back together and fired her up. Old Yeller is ready for launch at high tide tomorrow!
Usually there is very little to do other than cleaning and painting but this year was a refit.
I will post a pic but right now it looks like a construction site.
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Old 06-29-2019, 09:34 AM   #84
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Damn! Sounds dangerous! Glad you didn't die.
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:14 AM   #85
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:40 AM   #86
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Damn! Sounds dangerous! Glad you didn't die.
I should have said that it was potentially dangerous. I made sure the boat would not fall. I jacked it about .5 in each time and shimmed the blocking. I had redundant supports so if one failed There was always another. This made the project take much longer than it would have if I didn't take these steps. My policy is that if you don't want something to happen try to make it impossible.
Anyway it went smoothly but slow.
That first been out on the salt water will be even more pleasant this year. As usual I have guests coming throughout the summer and Old Yeller is a great way to get a little taste of Nova Scotia. In winter it is more like this for visitors:
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Old 06-29-2019, 10:41 AM   #87
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Old 06-29-2019, 11:43 AM   #88
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Glad you got it sorted out. Heavy boats need solid trailers.

Just got back from a week of wakeboarding and hanging out at Lake Havasu with an old friend. There is some truly crazy hardware on that lake piloted by people with more money than brains. Saw a few boats with twin supercharged 500 cubic inch Teague Marine engines with their leashes loosened - truly awesome to see, can't imagine the fuel bill.
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