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Offline Waterwings

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Pics of Lowe boat
« on: June 26, 2007, 12:28:20 PM »
Here's some pics I took earlier today.  Try to overlook the messy garage   ::)

(the blue in the fwd storage is an old sleeping pad I cut and placed in there to keep the anchor from bouncing around.  I also put some in the bottom of the storage box & the storage under the front seat).

Bilge pump installed:

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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2007, 12:29:32 PM »
thats a really nice boat WW.  Got rid of the tracker?
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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2007, 12:30:11 PM »
Thanks   :) .  Going to sell the Tracker.
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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2007, 12:35:32 PM »
Very nice

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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2007, 02:00:07 PM »
Sweet! :boat. Now none of the  :bass can rest! ;D

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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2007, 05:48:31 PM »
I thought the blue was some kind of screen on a new graph or something. Nice boat WW ;)
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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2007, 06:58:05 PM »
Sweet

Why'd you switch boats? Smaller waters?
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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2007, 09:18:09 PM »
 Nice Ride!

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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2007, 12:43:09 AM »
Awesome boat reminds me of my old boat...

It will service you well.

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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2007, 03:42:18 AM »
Nice looking ride you got there. Bilge pump might be needed if this weather keeps up!
I see that you already have the guide bunks with the trailer. I was able to mount my spare under the front of the boat but it doesn?t look like yours is any problem.

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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2007, 07:46:23 AM »
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Why'd you switch boats? Smaller waters?

That was pretty much the basis the wife and I had for getting this one.  The smaller waters in my immediate area are electric only, and you can't put a boat on them with an outboard, even if it's trimmed up out of the water.   We do like the Tracker, but it's close to 70-80 miles minimum to get to the big lakes (KY & Barkley), and we just don't get there that much, and even though it's a light boat (compared to fiberglas ones), it did use more fuel to tow it.

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Bilge pump might be needed if this weather keeps up!...I was able to mount my spare under the front of the boat but it doesn?t look like yours is any problem.

Ain't that the truth.  We needed the rain, but it's slowing-down my fishing time now.  I've been thinking I would've preferred they had mounted the spare under the trailer like you did where it's out of the way.  Have you put a good heavy-duty cable lock on your spare?  I found a vinyl-coated one at wally world in the auto section, and ran it through the spare rim, around the trailer frame, and back through the rim, then lock it.   Gonna have to bring my rig up your way and do some fishing before I head back to school.    :)

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I thought the blue was some kind of screen on a new graph or something.

It does look like that doesn't it, lol.  A depth finder will be the next thing I have to get, but after the cost of getting my truck out of the shop yesterday I'll have to wait awhile for that.  The water is still low around here, so I'm thinking I could get about a 10' stick and use it as a depth gauge, lol.
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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2007, 11:48:13 AM »
I noticed as I crossed over the KY river today that it is down and a creek I used to canoe and fish in is waaaaay down,
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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2007, 04:33:00 AM »
I bought a locking mount at Wally World. It?s kind of a pain to work with but I?m hoping I don?t have to use it!
Drag yourself on up here; or I?m willing to bet I can find my way to your favorite hole.
It?s been so tough lately that I?m considering taking up knitting! I?ve got some extra braid so I was considering ?????????

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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2007, 07:12:02 AM »
I can see you now, sitting in front of the fireplace in a rocking chair knitting a sweater for your wife. ;D
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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2007, 01:27:58 PM »
Scott knitting!?  Can't see that happening, lol.   

Well, just got back from Tyler Boats about an hour ago.  Here's the story:  Yesterday the wife, myself, and the middle daughter took the boat out on Lake Pee Wee again.  Things went well and spent a couple of hours on the water, with my wife catching two small (8" maybe) Stripes, and the daughter catching one about the same size.  They were using bobbers and nightcrawlers.  Only bites I got were turtles.  We had to get back to the house as our daughter had to pickup the grandkids from daycare.  The water dept had launched the air boat and they were zipping around doing whatever they were doing out out there, and I noticed that they were headed back to the ramp, but were still a ways out. 

I beached the boat at the ramp, went and backed the trailer into the water, then commenced manuevering towards the trailer.  My wife and daughter stayed at the ramp.  I had backed the boat out and lined it up with the trailer and when I went to put it in fwd motion the TM pedal dropped to the complete fwd (down) position, and I heard a audible snap!  I had power to the TM but no steering   :o .  I unplugged it, broke out the paddle (a 3' long one sucks!) and headed the boat towards the trailer.  Finally got it on the trailer by getting in the water (crotch deep still......but cooling  ;) ).  The water is so low at the ramp that the trailer ends up being way out from the ramp.  Needless to say, now I'm pissed (that a new TM was inoperative) , I'm wet, and tired. 

Got home, called the dealer and he said bring it in and they would see what was wrong, and if not fixable, they would replace it with a complete new TM.  Went to the dealer (50 miles one way) with the TM this morning, they looked at it and the cable had snapped at the top end in the head unit.  They replaced it with a new cable, and off I went.  Jim mentioned that it was first time he'd seen that happen. They did the repairs without hesitation. Great customer service at Tyler Boats!    :)

In regards to the 3' paddle (borrowed it from other boat), I've decided I will be getting two, not one, at least 5' paddles at Walmart soon.  I've found that moving from side to side, or laying on the bow to paddle this boat is not very much fun.  I figure if I have two that my wife can help paddle the next time the boat goes DIW (Dead In the Water).

Oh, spoke with a water dept guy while I was securing the boat for the trip home and he says they'll be pumping water into the lake soon.    :)
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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2007, 03:41:53 PM »
I'm glad to hear about the good customer service you got. That kind of thing goes a long way. ;)
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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #16 on: June 29, 2007, 04:30:33 AM »
A sweater? Naw, I was thinking about knitting me some braid socks. Them dudes would never wear out!

Paddle; I thought those were just used to push off from the bank?
That is another reason I sprung for the second t-motor. One batt for the bow t-motor only and the second for the stern t-motor and depth finder. I have never kept one t-motor long enough for it to wear out but I don?t like the idea of being a ? mile from the ramp and no motor!

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Re: Pics of Lowe boat
« Reply #17 on: June 29, 2007, 07:34:22 AM »
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Paddle; I thought those were just used to push off from the bank?

Me too, lol.   :)
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