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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jonny Quest Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June-18-2022 at 8:21am
Great story line and a cool old woody.  Very nice.  

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Originally posted by Jonny Quest Jonny Quest wrote:

Great story line and a cool old woody.  Very nice.  

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Thanks, it's been a good project without too many setbacks. Now that it's "done" I'm thinking of what needs to be fixed on the boat next, to make it even better. The steering is a pain, I want to figure out how to convert the steel rod to a modern cable system. 

But anyway, my father-in-law took the boat to church yesterday, which was the first time anyone had driven it with the new engine, without me in the boat. Of course, it ran perfect, and now I really feel like it's complete. As complete as any boat like this ever will be, that is. 


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GottaSki Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June-27-2022 at 9:56am
Your FIL must have arrived at church early...
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Dang...church where you can attend IN A BOAT.  Nice.

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Originally posted by Jonny Quest Jonny Quest wrote:

Dang...church where you can attend IN A BOAT.  Nice.

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This is how I ended up meeting my wife, if you didn't see that or if I failed to mention it. She went to church on this island one day with her dad, and I drove a shuttle boat out there. I knew her dad because I had chatted with him about the boat in the past. So I went to see about this girl who was with him that day and the rest is history, as they say. 

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By the way, another Sunday, another Church Day for the Squamasee. 

I got to use the boat later in the day. It's running great. Not much else to say. 


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That’s a great story!  
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Originally posted by fanofccfan fanofccfan wrote:

That’s a great story!  

Thanks, it's been fun getting this boat back in service. I might have built up a lifetime's worth of father-in-law credit at the same time, which is never a bad thing. He also met his wife here on the lake, which is funny. 
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