I decided to trailer it myself :)
Ha, not really, as I was walking down to take some pics of the boat with the windshield in place and the canvas installed when I saw the above photo op. :)
The windshield and canvas.
Finally and update for ya, I got the bimini poles and canvas all sorted out. I got some dock sections ready to install too.
My friend Mark loaned me a ship to shore radio, so I charged up a battery, hauled it up on deck, plugged it all in and YAY loud and clear. I can hear boats and marinas from Boyne City, Charlevoix, Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and even all the way out to Beaver Island and Grays Reef Passage, all from 4 to 30 miles away!!
Petoskey at my finger and Beaver Isl. is about 30 miles to the north west.
We gave a few more tours and drank a few more beers aboard over the weekend.
The more I look at it, the more I like it. I got to thinking about the detail they put into these boats, then I think of back in the sixties it was all about SPACE and SPACE TRAVEL this baby looks like a rocket ship to me.
The stantion bases are 7 sided.
The crown style tops with swept back cast fittings.
We are anxious to start checking out the systems onboard. We have decided that I need to install a couple batteries and see if the toilets work, and see if I can adapt a sewer drain system. If it doesn't have an overboard pump out, that would be the first thing I will install. Not that I will pump out onto the ground, but maybe dig a whole, burry a barrol and run a piece of pipe out from there, just so we can pee onboard.
By installing the batteries and hooking up some shore power, I can start checking interior lights, horns, buttons, pumps and all the rest of the stuff. I don't know if the stove is capable of shore power or not, probably it is but will have to ck it out. Same with the fridge.
So, I am looking forward to getting the dock set up in a ramp type set up, for easy on and off for everyone.
Later, Capt. Dean
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