Friday, June 8, 2012

Mr. Pike 18

I found this old catalog photo of the Smallmouth Fly Box boat, a 1980 Lund Mr. Pike.  Me and my boys have finally got the new cedar floor in the boat and will be mounting the seats this weekend.  We are replacing the hatch doors and rod locker door too.  All minor stuff, but the boat should look pretty slick when we are done.

We are adding a new CMC PT-130 Trim and Tilt unit, a new outboard mounted Minnkota motor (85# thrust), a power anchor, stereo and a new fish finder/sonar.

The original owner of the boat painted it black!  The surface gets so hot you can't even touch the top edge of the boat when it is sunny.  We are sanding it down and having it painted a nice color that will be cool to the touch.

The boat is plenty usable right now, but it sure is going to get even better.  I hope to get out on the water a bunch this year.

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