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Arrowhead Fall 2017 3 weeks 5 days ago #79104

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BigBadJon wrote:
Do your thing. We are for the most part, forgiving.
Even thread drift is OK.... B)

Yes indeed! Tomorrow I might even show up as RosieRivetKnowsItAll :shades: . Depends on who I see in the mirror tomorrow. :biggrin: Look out y'all!
Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway. -- Earl Nightingale
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Arrowhead Fall 2017 3 weeks 5 days ago #79103

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Rocketeer wrote:
Apologies guys for this but I got a better idea for my user name. Not a big deal but I like it better, so I will be changing my User Name to "Rocketeer". Don't know how your site will handle it. I t may or may not change it in previous posts, but I think it will make a good name for the boat also, if I put one on it. Promise this will be the only change. Thanks!

Rocketeer it is. Look forward to meeting you and seeing your boat.
1951 Vagabond
1958 Johnson Super Seahorse 35
1959 Hawk II
1967 Evinrude 40
1957 Johnson Golden Javelin 35
1958 Cartopper
1955 Evinrude 7.5
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Arrowhead Fall 2017 3 weeks 5 days ago #79102

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Do your thing. We are for the most part, forgiving.
Even thread drift is OK.... B)
Love and a .45--one will kill you one will keep you alive.
"God gives me grace and the Devil gives me style"
1954 Vagabond 40HP Lark IV
1953 Deluxe Runabout
1956 Crestliner Commodore 10HP Sportwin
1962 Lonestar Holiday
1994 Landau 50HP Honda (BBJ)
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Arrowhead Fall 2017 3 weeks 5 days ago #79101

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Apologies guys for this but I got a better idea for my user name. Not a big deal but I like it better, so I will be changing my User Name to "Rocketeer". Don't know how your site will handle it. I t may or may not change it in previous posts, but I think it will make a good name for the boat also, if I put one on it. Promise this will be the only change. Thanks!
Tom Henry
"There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
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Arrowhead Fall 2017 3 weeks 5 days ago #79087

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Boat is supposed to be in pretty fair condition Locomotion. But I will know more this weekend. As you said, I can appreciate the complexities of restoring anything that is 60 years old! Good news is that I am retired and have time to learn, "with a little help from my new friends" (some new tools and a few greenbacks I'm sure). Pretty handy in most things if I take my time and get good advice. (Ain't this internet great?) Haven't experienced boat rivets yet and can't imagine what road to take on the "faded anodized color" but time will tell. Will post pick-up pictures Sunday or Monday sgower. I love the photos too!
Tom Henry
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Arrowhead Fall 2017 3 weeks 6 days ago #79078

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Welcome aboard, posting pictures with your questions gets you the quickest answers. Besides we all love pictures...
Steve Gower
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Owner: 1955 Vagabond, 1958 35HP Johnson
1953 Deluxe Runabout
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Arrowhead Fall 2017 3 weeks 6 days ago #79068

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Like a Rocket wrote:
Thanks Jabe! Adventure is good. Nice to see the enthusiasm of this crew. You guys sound like you have a good time together. I will have a little better idea what lies before me when I pick the boat up Sunday. Till then guess I'll be scouring the internet to try to get educated.

Do you have any description of the condition of the boat?
There are a number of things to beware of when you look at buying a 60 year old aluminum boat, some things are harder than others to repair, major dents can be difficult to repair, major corrosion can be a major problem to repair, old bad repairs by previous owners can be difficult to put back right. Take the time to inspect it closely, and keep your willingness and abilities to perform repairs in mind.
Good luck!!
Ray

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Arthur Schopenhauer

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1950 Flyer - 50 HP Evinrude
1/2-195something Flash - KG7
1956 Golden Rocket, Sawzall Special
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Arrowhead Fall 2017 3 weeks 6 days ago #79064

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Thanks Alanbiltz. I'm sure I'll wear the search feature out!
Tom Henry
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Arrowhead Fall 2017 4 weeks 1 hour ago #79059

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Welcome aboard! Nice find getting a Rocket. This site has a lot of information that will help you get what you need, just type your topic in the search area. You also have a high concentration of knowledgeable people in your area that will be more than happy to share their knowledge and enthusiasm when you need it. Good luck!
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Arrowhead Fall 2017 4 weeks 2 hours ago #79058

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Thanks Jabe! Adventure is good. Nice to see the enthusiasm of this crew. You guys sound like you have a good time together. I will have a little better idea what lies before me when I pick the boat up Sunday. Till then guess I'll be scouring the internet to try to get educated.
Tom Henry
"There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats."
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