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  1. #106
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    There is no rational, logical, or physical description of how free will could exist. It therefore makes no sense to praise or condemn anyone on the grounds they are a free willed self that made one choice but could have chosen something else. There is no evidence that such a situation is possible in our Universe. Demonstrate otherwise and I will be thrilled.

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    : ) . . . .VERY Nice!
    This is the first lesson ye should learn: There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, it doesn't behoove any of us to speak evil of the rest of us.
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    Oh, no, I dit ent! But yes, I did. My bad. Read the directions through several times and still got it wrong.
    This video, will I hope, set me right.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6YjWJxlQA8

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    Fixed it. The video was key to success. Youtube absolutely amazes me. Now when I turn left I will actually turn left. Very comforting to know.
    I really enjoyed the British couple in the video. Aside from their accents they sounded just like Bunky and me.
    Also got some other odds and ends done today and will post pics later.

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    Now that the steering cable has been place in the correct hole, I was
    able to install the cap to the console complete with SS handle.
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    Installing the folding drawbar fitting meant cutting the male plug
    off and then reattaching it after threading the wires through the
    various pieces. The last being the 1/2" hole near the hitch.
    All soldered and waiting for the heat shrink which as you can see I
    actually remembered to slide over the wires before soldering.
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    Here is the fitting that will allow me to park in the garage. Nice
    and simple.
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  6. #111
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    LAUNCH DAY FOR BUNKY II
    At the boat launch in Mallets Bay, parked here while Oldad's nervous
    bladder gets relieved in the porta-potty (almost) out of camera.
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    And now we are wet and floating... I stepped off the dock into the boat
    side seat to see how much she would lean and was pleasantly surprised
    at how stable she was.
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    Proud poppa at the helm. The mercury motor preformed flawlessly.
    I tested it before leaving the shop and she started easily. I loaded
    two canoe paddles, an empty bucket as guards against any surprises,
    kinda like when you bring and umbrella so it wont rain.
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    friend Thom in the bow seat as we motor out of Coates Bay
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    The lake was fairly calm so I headed for some wakes of passing
    boats to check the pounding flat bottomed boats are famous
    for but it was not bad. Maybe with the lake flecked with whitecaps might
    be a different story.
    Anyway, very pleased.

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    Default Re: BUNKY II由ussell R to Peeler

    Glad to see the sea trails were a success! That grey interior will be easy on the eyes on a sunny day. How did the 15 hp motor do getting the boat up on plane? Any idea of top speed?

    You've done another excellent job of building a boat. An inspiration to the rest of us to keep on building as the years pile up! "What do you mean you're going to build boats for another 20 years?", cries my wife. "Well, if Grant can do it, so can I".

    You'll be getting a phone call from my wife....


    Actually, when I told my wife of this new launching, she added her own heartfelt congratulations.
    I was born on a wooden boat that I built myself.

  8. #113
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    Many thanks, Rich. Believe me, I am already thinking about the next boat. I still have materials left over from the Russel R...
    And thank your wife for me too. Tell her that doing what we love is what keeps us healthy (and alive).
    The motor is brand new so I was unable to open it up. I was up on plane at less than half throttle which is the max for the next hour,
    then I will do an hour at half to 3/4 before I can see what it will do.

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    Great to see Grant - congratulations!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Wow! She looks fine! Thanks for sharing the build and do enjoy her.

    Kevin
    There are two kinds of boaters: those who have run aground, and those who lie about it.

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    Thanks Kevin and Garret. Things left to do: battery box, neaten up wires and controls along gunnel, secure gas tank, cleats or pad eyes for fenders, install helm seat,and, and.

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    Default Re: BUNKY II由ussell R to Peeler

    Wait a sec. She got launched without every single thing being done & perfect? Never heard of such a thing!
    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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    Great looking skiff! Love the colors and the layout. Good to see the launch.

    John

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    Default Re: BUNKY II由ussell R to Peeler

    Quote Originally Posted by shuffjb View Post
    Great looking skiff! Love the colors and the layout. Good to see the launch.

    John
    Thanks, John, I agonized over the red, but loved it when all done. The interior is easy on the eyes in the bright sun and I plan to use it on one of my other boats to cut down glare.

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    Default Re: BUNKY II由ussell R to Peeler

    great job od. i really like that chrome sissy bar on the console-good idea! now we need to see a short video of you cruising along.

    jim

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    Default Re: BUNKY II由ussell R to Peeler

    According to my friend Thom, I need to move the motor in one more notch to keep the bow down. I will post a video as soon as I can get one.
    My videographer is visiting in Japan right now, so wont happen for a while. I put pad eyes on the inside of the gunnels today to hold fenders.

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    A few more items checked off. Helm seat pedestal installed, cables neatened up, door to console installed and
    found a place for the paddle and boat hook. Paddle and boat hook will be hung by clips off the member that
    makes the side of the floatation tank (above where the paddle is now) which will keep them nicely out of the way.
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    When the epoxy is fully cured I will be able to paint the area.
    Now I need to find a latch for the door.
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    found some nice cable clamps and with wire ties got the cables under control.
    Just a few more things to do.
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    Oh yes, figured out how to hang the fenders by using pad eyes and snap clips.
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