Sunday, May 18, 2014

Why Welding?

This is the port side leveling jack for the motor coach.  You might notice that it is not under the motor coach.  That is because the hydraulic leveling jack that should be rated for around 6 tons broke.  This gave me the opportunity to learn how to weld.  These are not particularly attractive welds, but they are strong enough to do the job.  So while the wind is blowing I will be playing iron worker instead of boat re-builder.

Chicago Joe noted that there are a couple of Johnson V-4 motors on Craigslist that could go on the V-20.  Those are "project" motors that will give me the opportunity to play outboard engine re-builder.  Not a problem normally, but I have to somewhat finish a few of my other projects before I start tearing down 30 year old 2-cycle outboards.  So I may be getting a project organizer, aka a mini-van, that will help transport big ass tires, broken outboard motors and also provide a storage spot for not yet completed projects other than the patio.

Interestingly, the project organizer has a towing capacity of 3500 pounds which means it should be able to tow the V-20 project plus the kayak projects.  The project organizer also qualifies as a project itself being as it was manufactured last century and the current owner is not exactly mechanically inclined.  Stay tuned, this could get interesting :)

Marathon in the Florida Keys should be your next fishing vacation destination. Join us for charter fishing, fishing guide trips or our fishing 101 so you can fish on your own with better success.

 Tight lines,

 Capt. Dallas

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