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Old 11-12-2005, 11:20 AM   #1
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Finally!

YAY! The season is pretty much over! After a long season and minimal crew, we ended the year as the 9th most visited public course in Central Ohio (that's huge). I'm not one to pat myself on the back but it's a good way to go out. The next week and a half involves closing the course and blowing out the irrigation system. After that, I'm going to forget everything involving golf and convince one of my buddies that we need to make a turducken. That's the goal, anyway! In the meantime, the boat project has been on hiatus because my buddy remembered that he has a brand new 302 Ford Crate racing engine lying around. The plan is to mount the engine midships at the center of buoyancy and run the shaft through the hull, much like a ski boat. It can be done but I'm a bit leery of putting a 345 HP engine in a boat that was designed to carry a 60 HP outboard. I have a feeling that the project is going to look like an episode of "Monster Garage." Anywho, it will be good to be back! I'm whupped and glad that the season is nearly over!

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Old 11-12-2005, 12:38 PM   #2
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That sounds like a Tim Allen project.
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It'll be great to see you back on here more Damp! Sounds like y'all had a really good season.
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Old 11-12-2005, 01:28 PM   #4
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It is a Tim Allen project. In short, the fiberglass/wood hull was built in '59, back when they made boat hulls rock hard. She has an Evinrude SportFour outboard but the temptation of the racing engine took over and now she's an overpowered ski boat. I know, it sounds ridiculous but I grew up around boats and the project is very feasible. I'm in charge of safety, so I get the final say. Trust me, I'll be taking plenty of pics during the project!
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Old 11-12-2005, 01:54 PM   #5
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Hey, Crewsk! I can't wait to hang out again! We had a great season! I'm ready to rest and get some sleep!
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Old 11-12-2005, 01:57 PM   #6
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Charc, good to see you back, buddy! I can see it now - the Binford 9000 boat. You really should paint flames on the hull.
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Old 11-12-2005, 04:45 PM   #7
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Damp, it's so good to have you back--I've missed you! Glad you had such a good season. It sounds like you did a ton of hard work and have earned a well-deserved break!
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Old 11-13-2005, 12:56 AM   #8
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DC, it is good to see you around. Sounds like you have been busy. All the golf courses around here are still open. At least for a little while, depending on the weather. Your potato soup sound yummy. I love potato soup.
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Old 11-13-2005, 09:47 AM   #9
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damp it's great having you back here at "home" !
good luck with the boat !
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Old 11-13-2005, 11:38 AM   #10
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I missed y'alm too! Mud, "Binford 9000" just went on the list of boat names we're considering, great idea!
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