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    Default Wooldridge Upgrade Project

    Finished off raising the gunnel height. Tomorrow, i'll pull the engine and add the transom assembly.
    One of the very few complaints i have ever heard re. "old style" Alaskan hulls was the sides were too low, so i added 3". This hull was ordered for a prop, so i'm rasing the transom height so as to get rid of the spacer that is in there.
    Sure is handy having TIG and MIG in the shop
    What else am i going to do while waiting for the ice to go?
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    Nice job son! Looks good, it's nice to have a good welder in the shop.

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    Talking Hijack comin....

    Quote Originally Posted by alaskanmoosehunter View Post
    Nice job son! Looks good, it's nice to have a good welder in the shop.

    Dad.
    Guess Sue might be worth his weight in ... welding?

    Can we weld it.....Yes Sue Can!!!
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    Oh dear.
    What have i started??
    With a name like Sue, yah gotta grow up tough i tell ya.
    Off to the shop

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    Thumbs up Quality Work

    Yukoner.....


    Great job on the weld... did your sister-in-mom teach ya? Just asking cause it looks like the work that was done AKMH's flatbed...ya remember when he brought her home he tweaked the tongue to the point it looked like a pretzel? Well she straightened it out for him and reinforced it like the 3rd ID. Wonder if we can get her to be the foreman for all the road construction up here...darn new roads are already twistin' and crackin and heavin'...

    Hey the upside of all of this is you gotta "man's" trade out of the deal...if my dad left me with my sister-in-mom... I would be cleaning up the "whoops that wasn't a fart" accidents in the VA.
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    Yeah, mom had to learn me up all the man skills, since dad done took off.
    While he was off fishing, and drinking and gamblin' mom did the bringing up.
    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKArcher View Post
    Yukoner.....


    Just asking cause it looks like the work that was done AKMH's flatbed...ya remember when he brought her home he tweaked the tongue to the point it looked like a pretzel?

    Yah...I ditched her and straighten out the tongue. Good thing I can weld too. Had to get rid of her before the Ol' lady shows up.

    I wish I could say I'm tired of working on boats lately, but I'm not! I'm more than ready to hit the river. But after I did a refurbish on my old boat (but runs like a champ!).

    I've spent the last few nights welding, riviting, cuttin', you name it. Changing a buddies 18' SeaArk river boat to a center console. Tomorrow, I will be re-wireing, dropping in gauges then puting in the new throttle cables and it should be turn key ready. He(( yah!

    Yukoner,

    You taking that Woolie to Chitnia or Kenai this year?
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    Too far a drive for me man! Hauling that rig back from Anchorage to Whitehorse down the Alcan was enough.
    Finished the transom last night, just gotta put on the chekarplate top gussets and side bars and good to go.
    The two sleeved holes you see on the top? Those are for the top motor mount bolts. Looks nice? Well, went to bolt on the OB, and DOH! Classic mistake. To get an accurate center to center measurment on the holes, i took the tape and started at 1". See where i'm going? It was late, and i forgot to subtract the 1" of the C-C measuement.
    I was, how shall i say it, upset??
    Oh well, it all worked out.
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    Final product
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    Great job! You gave me some ideas for my Xtra Plus.

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