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  • Birthday 11/24/1955

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    Avon Park, FL
  • Interests
    Woodworking; Restoring my 76- R200; Saltwater Fishing; Enjoying Retirement... and not shovel anymore snow !

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    1976 R200
  1. ,Mine was purchased from Fishmaster. Works for me, foldable, but dont need folding now living in florida. Plenty of options out there. I probably have 2k in it with all the options.
  2. Yep sounds like a roundtable meeting of about 12 years of ..... what was it we were talking about..🤔🤔🤔
  3. WOW ! I know its been awhile so much to try and catch up, but I'll try sooner or later. In Ohio for the last time taking care of giving the kids the camper and stuff left here. No more summers in Ohio. Anyway, bought the bullet... 🤯 Repowered with a 2019 etec. The old 1986 rude was toooo old neede to retire her. Soooooo, as soon as we are back first of September, Mr. Robalo... Sammy... are going to splash it and run it in. Lot of custom work done to help me "keep" it in the water for sure...
  4. Senior moment 🤐 I doubt. It was way back when I was trying to get YOUR motor during your project. The Etec thing was Sammy MrRobalo thing... Anyway, I never had anything in the tank. I just did get the fuel fill assy. Installed because of the gunnels I was making... and the flow scan setup needed connected. So all i was doing was off the portable. Going down the street aways to use a station that has non-ethenol fuel . Gallon of oil to mix, startron stabilizers, and see what happens. The motor is an '85 150. But i found out must have been boosted. Had the big bore carbs on it, it was overhauled when we bought it in 2007? I think... replaced all the connections and rubber stuff, cables on and on... that old stuff costs more than new... if you can find .
  5. We've had it on the water for 40 minutes. Ran out of fuel in an external tank with a short pickup... bahahaha. Coasted into dock on local lake. Had to rebuild carbs again after leaving for 2 months. Evaporation i guess. Left all kinds of %$%&&$$ in the bowls. Im good at that now, and ordered extra kits. I'm hoping there is nothing in the tank after 10 years of being empty. WOW how time flies. Added ttop, new windshield, ebox, spreader lights, etc. Taken awhile to remember the wiring codes ... forgot what they meant. Hahaha. Where was I... oh yeah. Retracing them laying on your back... cant figure how it gets so dirty and green just sitting here. More in a little while
  6. I know its been awhile..... But hey I've been working slowly and almost ready to put fuel in the tank for the first time in 11 years... bahahaha Still needs wiring and woodwork but going to splash it soon
  7. Are you wanting to get rid of the trailer?
  8. I'm so glad you guys haven't changed a bit... love it. Be careful what you wish for.. Remember these boats are fine works of art, and takes time to refine their unique character. And mine turned 41 this year, so I think it may be ready to re-emerge . Soon. .. ummmm
  9. Hey all... yep its been too long. Looking forward to getting back to posting and maybe even work on my boat... hahaha Been a florida resident almost 2 years and still not finished with my project. ... Yep Irma went right up through avon park area, tore up a bunch of stuff. My first hurricane so it was quite an ordeal. Great thing was we installed a generac whole house generator three months ago... needless to say we were most popular for 4 days and some change. More later...
  10. It's been a long while since I've been on forums. Makes me so happy you guys haven't lost your humor. Blessings and quick recovery for you Dan. More later... hahaha
  11. Knee is doing better than it was. It was a major cleaning. 1 big tear, 2 smaller ones, and a 1" chunk that was shredding up the other gooder parts. Yep we sold house and will probably spend a couple months or so back up here. We put our 32' camper on a site, and that will be "vacation home" June, July August ????????? The boat ......... :| Its going back together, most all new wiring is hooked up, console needs finished screwing down ( put in 4 each side for the trip ). new hydralic steering needs finished, trim tabs need finished, renew the teak; or make all new trim.... finish the paint inside hull, t-top needs installed, and all the "want to do" changes that I have seen others do.... Ran the motor last year on hose; this year we just oiled and spun it around some. That was before we knew we were moving. So now the plan is to figure out how to work on it in FLORIDA: because I dont have a garage or room to work on it at our new house. I'll probably tow it back and forth from the house to the vehicle storage lot a block away or just pack the golf cart with tools and have at it... Thats the "new adventure" we have to figure out. The least is to splash it in freshwater so I know it floats.... :yahoo_rotfl: Then, cause its a high end coverted bass boat trailer; I'll have new tires with fancy rims when it rusts away.............. as I have been told So I have a few things still to do. I could always make my way over to the east coast and off load it at a certain county dock...... then kinda float it around an island or so.... and maybe find its "sister boat" and they could moor happily ever after.... :shiftyninja:
  12. Thanks to all my LONG TIME friends for the prayers and thoughts.... They worked and were answered. The boat is "back home" as Mr. R put it... And now Avon Park will be "OUR" new home! New adventures and new situations! And the saga continues. Just think.... I'll be able to wear my shorts ............ ALL THE TIME !! :yahoo_rotfl:
  13. and its been great but here she is... And my brother is helping me again..... That was a couple weeks ago, and in that time from Ohio 1 tire blew out in Kentucky (had spare); 1 more in Georgia no spare and out in middle of nowhere) and after some very moments... He dropped the trailer and found a Pepboys and mounted 2 new tires and then 2 more new ones when he got back to the store because they were missing some important parts also... So she finally made it back home to Florida and her restoration will begin again... After we arrive in December!!! Then Mr. R will be in driving distance and I can hunt him down and then......................................... :gun:
  14. Well the time has come and its retirement time in the north. After allllll the years.... having sold our house..... my on going restoration is "going home". Leaving its heated abode....
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