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Re: Why we build boats.

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  • dnjost
    yes. I had a 70 s vintage Johnson 4 hp at one time and converted it to a long shaft version which worked well with this boat. the transom is just a tad too
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      yes. I had a 70's vintage Johnson 4 hp at one time and converted it to a long shaft version which worked well with this boat. the transom is just a tad too long for the 15" shaft. your 2.5 should be fine.

      --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "greggballou" <greggballou@...> wrote:
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      > I take it you like the boat. Have you ever run it with a motor? Reasonably seaworthy? I have a 2.5hp on an inflatable I was thinking of building a 10.5 skiff for the motor. More interior room and an excuse to build something else.
      > Best
      > Gregg
      > --- In bolger@yahoogroups.com, "dnjost" <davidjost@> wrote:
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      > > I constantly ask myself why I am doing this when I know I can purchase an ok, Fiberglass boat from Craigslist for 1/2 the price as the one I am building.
      > >
      > > However, yesterday I rowed the 25 year old Pointy Skiff out to an island on a nearby lake with my daughter and 4 of her high school buddies so that they could film an English class project (Lord of the Flies, don't ask...) They had a ball. and as a bonus I caught a 14" and 12" rainbow trout despite the wind. and had a terrific row of about 2 miles.
      > >
      > > Not bad for a pile of luan and some 2X4's.
      > >
      > > Yes, that is why. there is a great deal of satisfaction in it.
      > >
      > > David Jost
      > >
      >
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