Power Boating Anyone?

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  1. Von Jones

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    Someone mentioned a canoe and it brought back this rememberance.

    I was very young maybe eight, nine or ten and was very introverted. So my mother signed me up in this program for kids mostly for the summer. Somehow I found us heading for a wide spanse of water. Didn't have any idea what was to happen next. Us kids were all lined up and then a few at a time were loaded into several now know as canoes. I was so, so scared. With each paddle stroked I thought I was going overboard. My stomach never felt anything like that before. There was no enjoying any of the surroundings cause all I did was kept my head down so I didn't have to see the water. I do remember that it was very, very quite and all I remembered hearing was the oar as it came out of the water for the next move forward. We probably weren't in the water that long but if I knew what eternity felt like I'm sure that was it.
     
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    At one time my ex and I had a very nice "power" boat that we used mostly for fishing but sometimes for skiing too. Then one day I hinted that if we had a boat with a cabin area we could have even more fun on our boat when it was just the two of us out on it. So a few weeks later my ex came home with a bigger boat with a cabin...and it was alot of fun for us until...

    One weekend my ex took some of his guy friends and his son fishing. To this day I don't know what happened on that boat but when he got back from that fishing trip I could tell he was really "shook up" about something but he wouldn't talk about it no matter how many times I asked him what was wrong. Two days later the boat was sold lock, stock, and barrel...including my emerald green rod and reel. I didn't care about him selling the boat but I was very upset that he included my fishing gear in the deal. :(
     
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  3. Cody Fousnaugh

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    We have never slept on our boat. The Cuddy Cabin is too small. It's nice to lay out the seat cushions and lay down in it for a short time, but other than that, just too small. Have seen some Cuddy's that were bigger, with a small propane stove, frig and small sink, but cost to much.
    Our boating season is right around the corner and we are extremely glad of that.
     
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    Ours was a nice size cabin...but no kitchen stuff in it. I love fishing as long as it isn't deep sea fishing and enjoyed many fishing trips on both our boats and just riding around in them.
     
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    We done quite a bit of trout (rainbow) fishing. Still have all our freshwater fishing gear we used in Colorado. There were also times we "beached" the Bowrider and relaxed on the beach under a canopy.

    We sold the saltwater fishing gear we bought here in 2009. Never used any of it. Before we leave Florida, we may go out on a 1/2 day fishing boat, so wife can say she ocean fished once.
     
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    [​IMG]
    Our boat. Do have a bimini top to keep the sun off of us (but not on in this photo)
     
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    Us in Colorado after a couple hours of trout fishing. [​IMG]
     
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    Finally a picture of us. It's from 2005, but still a picture. BTW, wife had no problem holding the fish for the photo, however I had to fillet them.
     
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    Florida boat (first picture) is a much more powerful one, as in 5.7L/350/V8 engine, than the one shown below in Colorado, which was a small "four-banger" aka 4-cylinder.
     
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    @Cody Fousnaugh , I have a question for you. I have an remote controlled, solar powered gate for my drive way. I was told that the solar panel powers a marine type of battery. It has been busted into four times so far, and last time they busted the gate totally off it's supporting column.

    So I have someone coming out today to tell me what it will cost to repair. If it's too costly, I'm thinking of just having them repair the column and turning the gate back into a manual shutting gate like I use to have.

    Now my question. What can I do with the solar screen and marine battery? I don't want to throw them away, and I know that just storing them isn't a good idea either.

    What would you do with such parts? Can they be repurposed?
     
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    Could take the battery to an auto parts store, that sells marine batteries, and give to them.
    When we buy new one, we give them old one. Otherwise, we'd have to pay a higher cost for new one.
    Solar Panel, don't know.
     
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    Thanks @Cody Fousnaugh , I do know that marine type batteries cost a bit. Maybe I can find someone who could use it. The battery isn't a year old yet, and there is bound to be a boater in my area, so maybe I'll put up a sign, and give it too someone.

    My husband use to say, "You never know unless you ask." And, "It never hurts to ask."

    Thanks again Cody.
     
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    Wow, did I luck out. The repairman will be able to reattach my gate to it's column, and fix the solar panel and battery back into place. All for $250. Yay!!!

    What a difference having a male around makes. I asked Bobert to act like it is his place, and he asked a few pertinent questions, and here I am paying much less than the last three repair jobs cost me. From past experiences with the gate receiving less damage, I was expecting the cost to be well over $1000., so I was going to have it put back to a manual gate.

    Here I was trying to convince myself that having an automatic gate opener wasn't that much of a big deal. But not having to get out in the rain or heat to open and close a double wide gate has been a huge convenience to me. :)
     
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