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Old 08-13-2019, 08:04 AM   #1
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Well whad’a do when your girl wants to take up a new hobby. You make it happen. It’s not all bad, now at least I get an hour or two to enjoy my music and a beer or two alone!



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I'm thinking a few inches of setback and a black motor....
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I'm thinking a few inches of setback and a black motor....
I'm a little surprised you didn't mention Jeff's use of transom straps for his boat or the kayak which is nicely secured...
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Oh it was coming, but did you see how clean that machine is, even the kayak doesn't have a speck on it. No Checkmate Owners Guide Book violations here. Even a pad under the kayak. My heart swelled a bit when he mentioned the drinking part. Not enough freeboard on the smaller vessel though, never catch me in one of those.
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Thanks Jimway, I almost enjoy spending time in the driveway with it as much as taking it out on a 100 mile“er”. A matter of fact the day before I spent over 4 hrs “whiting” the rub rail insert. It was pretty stained up from fuel, friction and such. (Wish I took the time for a picture or two). Nothing chemical was working so I decided to try sand paper. It took 150 to cut down and remove any staining and remove any small nicks. Then it was simply to hit with 220 then wet sand with 600 - 1000 grit. It was easy enough to keep the paper only on the plastic too. It looks great, it’s one of those things you kick yourself in the rear for not doing 4 or 5 yrs earlier.

I have another thing that’s driving me nuts. 3 yrs ago I purchased 4 d rated tires. Last month while up north I picked up a nail and the tire went flat and was ruined. Had to pickup another. It’s a c rated with a DIFFERENT TREAD PATTERN. Don’t know if i want to live with it or order a matching tire! I know it drives me crazy when I think about it!

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I'd replace with matching tire and order a steel wheel to have an extra spare for the longer road trips.
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Have a spare, replaced the tire to keep the spare available as I was only halfway thru the vacation. I’ll probably order a new tire thru the winter. What’s a 108 bucks in the middle January. Move the tire over to the spare, replace 5 yr tire with a 1 yr old tire.
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With the long hauls you make it may be worth having 2 spares.
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Might go that way, now that I’ll have 2 good spare tires. Yrs ago heading to LC with the flite l lost a tire, no problem had a spare. Put it on it immediately goes flat. Aw Nuts. There was a mall in sight, I knew there had to be tire store there. Buy 2 new tires, the guys like”Dude your spare was 19 yrs old. (Had no ideal where it came from) all said and done lost an hour and 10 minutes.
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