Got a call from Andrew from great Miami outfitters just now, he expects the shipment to get here late today, tomorrow, bad news is i'm swamped this weekend, can't get it until wed unless it gets in by noon today, which is unlikely. Been a long long spring waiting for this boat, just hoping its as good as they say, next weekend I'll find out!
Almost there Kyle, still in my lungs, smoking isn't helping, lol. Daddy Dave and pasta might come camp with us at the rodeo,I mean "shootout", lol. What boat you get? I can bring the otter for you, lol, never laughed so hard , that was a fun day on the koko, hope your skills have improved, lol. Last rodeo with you you blew up your truck, fun listening to you talk to the wife, since she told you this would happen, lol. I'm getting ready to go out, found a new secret lure, one that nobody uses, and I'll bet it's the next super smallie bait that everyone will copy, it's that good. Whoever i'm paired with will have to sign a non discloser agreement, one for the lure and another for the fishing location, i'm taking this seriously! Lol
Well, not here yet, but only one state away, lol. He left the factory last Thursday one stop ahead of Ohio, and I find out today the brakes on the trailer broke somewhere in Indiana, now latest "story" is late tonight, tomorrow. I'll believe it when I see the boat. Heck,I could have driven to California and back in six days, getting really sick of this, it better be a piece of art!
Spent the evening gawking at it, I also bought a nice bending branches paddle and thwart bag, which I really like. Only thing I need now is kneeling pad. My son paddled it and never been in canoe he loved it, had zero problems turning around in the tiny creek, he now wants one instead of the coosa, lol. Going tonight to buddies house to show it off and repair the hull on the tarpon. Call me bubba later today, i'm planning on heading over around five or so.
This is the first time I've owned two boats that I really want to use, my son is the lucky one, he has 3 sot's to choose from, the coosa, a tarpon 100, and a king Fisher.
Just loaded the Wenonah and tarpon up, heading to buddies to fix the hull crack, hope that goes well.
Went to a local creek this morning, didn't fish since I didn't have much time, but I did notice many many beds, small mouth and bluegills, but mostly bass, spooked several off while wading in the shallows, and the water was still pretty cold wet wading.
Yeah, that thing is even prettier in person. It really is a work of art; the design, the manner in which it's built...everything.
I hooked up with Stucky, Pasta, DaggerDave, OtherDave, LukeDuke, and others...for a night around the campfire of boat welding, rivet repairing, and plastic welding hocus pocus. Glad you guys did the welding before the libations came out in full force. Pasta pulled me in the garage, I saw like 3 different Mason jars of evilness, and then it was kind of fuzzy from there.
Fun time. Boat's awesome, dude. Same with the paddle, I should've had you get me one while you were there; 58"er is the ticket for sure.
See ya Sunday
Yea it was fun. Glad I stayed clear of the mason jars, had to get up early. it was cool looking at our boats side by side, I have so many things I want to do to my boat now, but holding back until I get a couple floats in, something that sounds good in the garage can be a night mare on the water, lol.
Another cool deal is getting Dagger's truck rack for cheap, i'm heading over in a few to go get it, then I can haul many many boats plus not having my canoe stick out of the bed six foot, lol.
Played with the location of the rack, the Wenonah has so much rise in the bow and stern had to move the legs near the cab closer to get the nose off my roof, might move the rear legs father back later but I'll give this a try first.
Thanks Kyle. Went out and tested the rack and canoe, rides great! Had two hours before daughter gets home from kindergarten, so I ran over to big walnut for a nice fast test paddle. Much different from kayak's, but enjoyed it, much more room, I liked the hull design, much flatter, rounded than others, man can this thing go shallow without touching! Turns incredibly quick, but need to put some weight in the bow to keep it balanced. I just cured myself of being pack rat in my kayak's, now I need more weight, lol. Just measured the rack with Wenonah on it, believe the coosa MIGHT fit flat next to it, the tarpon no problem. Took the stackers off for now, have them under back seat, only need when I'll have many many boats on the truck.
Can't wait for Sunday bubba, can't come soon enough, Patrick's excited as well.
Think I'll use my longest kayak paddle in the Wenonah, not the best canoe stroke yet, hope getting the bow lower inn the water helps, if not down the road might move the front seat towards the center to even the weight front to back, but that's down the road when I know more how this boat handles in different conditions.