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#11191645 - 10/28/15 11:54 AM Bad day to decide to go fishing....
Pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
Posts: 83
Loc: Watauga, Tx
So apparently 5 minutes after i hit the water the wind kicked up to "up to 35mph".... So how do i fix this?? Is there an aluminum filler? Ended up taking a chunk of the dock off too! Wind is NOT a fisherman's friend. My poor new boat, i hear it in the driveway..sobbing.

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#11191651 - 10/28/15 11:59 AM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
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Registered: 01/20/09
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If those are cracks in the aluminum top cap, I'd see about getting them welded.
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#11191653 - 10/28/15 11:59 AM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
Ricky Taylor Offline
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Registered: 10/19/14
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Loc: Midlothian, Texas
Ouch!
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#11191661 - 10/28/15 12:03 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
Pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
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Loc: Watauga, Tx
Its some really deep scratches...gouges really...
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#11191948 - 10/28/15 02:30 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
buton Offline
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Registered: 05/28/10
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Loc: Cypress,Tx
if it bothers you i would just sand that part and paint do some "ART WORK" with plastidip smile
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#11191968 - 10/28/15 02:38 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
Ryan Wags Offline
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Registered: 09/22/13
Posts: 224
Loc: NB, TX
I'm hardcore, but there's a saying I like. There is a time to fish, & a time to dry the nets........ I went to Lowes today, and my visor flew off in the parking lot! Lol....I got it back though.
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#11191992 - 10/28/15 02:47 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
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I went out a few hours this morning, hauled the mail when it was rolling 3 footers laugh
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#11192135 - 10/28/15 03:59 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
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Registered: 07/26/05
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Loc: Dallas, TX
meh. leave it. gives the boat some character grin

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#11192253 - 10/28/15 05:12 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
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One of the advantages of aluminum. Just a scratch. Sand it, so no sharp edges. Character Mark.
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#11192279 - 10/28/15 05:22 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
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Registered: 09/30/12
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Loc: Granbury, TX
Yea, I got down to the ramp and said no thanks.
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#11192283 - 10/28/15 05:25 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
Pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
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Loc: Watauga, Tx
Looks like im in the market for some killer decals! Although i kind of like the plastidip option too...it does have sharp edges so im going to have to sand it down a bit. I just dont want to screw up the paint job to much. Hell, at the rate im going my entire boat will be decaled soon!
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#11192291 - 10/28/15 05:29 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
Pufferfish Offline
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Registered: 09/03/15
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Loc: Watauga, Tx
Thats about what i was dealing with trying to get out...the oçcasional woes of going solo!!
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#11192301 - 10/28/15 05:34 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
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Registered: 09/30/12
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Originally Posted By: Pufferfish
Looks like im in the market for some killer decals! Although i kind of like the plastidip option too...it does have sharp edges so im going to have to sand it down a bit. I just dont want to screw up the paint job to much. Hell, at the rate im going my entire boat will be decaled soon!


Stick some Marine Goop in there and be done with it. Battle Scars never hurt anything.
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#11192321 - 10/28/15 05:45 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
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Originally Posted By: Pufferfish
Thats about what i was dealing with trying to get out...the oçcasional woes of going solo!!


Forget that!!
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#11192329 - 10/28/15 05:53 PM Re: Bad day to decide to go fishing.... [Re: Pufferfish]
Mayo Offline
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Registered: 08/13/08
Posts: 570
I almost made the mistake of launching my boat at Jordan access Saturday just after the cold front came through. Your picture looks pretty rough but they were even bigger at Jordan at Ray Roberts. We ended up going to another ramp that wasn't near as bad. Try another spot next time perhaps. Sometimes we all learn the hard way. If it wasn't for my partner and some other people that decided not to chance it my dumb $&@ probably would have done a ton of damage to mine.


Edited by Mayo (10/28/15 05:54 PM)

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