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Title: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on September 12, 2010, 07:27:11 PM
So my last boat, The Dixie Normas, had to go. We had a baby last year and it was far to small.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_backtofront.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=backtofront.jpg)
Besides, it was finished.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P5150006.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P5150006.jpg)
It was a sad day, seeing it leave but it went to a good home. And it made way for the Filthy Oar!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P5100007.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P5100007.jpg)
Come, now! Have a little vision! It could be just as pretty as the other one.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P5100008.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P5100008.jpg)

First it needs shade, which I kept from the Dixie...
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P5240031.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P5240031.jpg)

And waterproofing...
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P8140011.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P8140011.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P8140014.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P8140014.jpg)

Don't worry we'll loose the carpet...
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P7030022.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P7030022.jpg)

These are wood slats popriveted to strips of plastic with mesh in-between the wood and plastic. I love the look but as crazy as it sounds I may use the old floor reupholstered in seaway no-skid flooring. I was going to make a front seat in this boat like the Queen seat in the Dixie, but after using the boat this summer we really like that the seat swivels. I've been thinking about getting a plate welded to the floor to mount the pedestal on. But also I think the munchkins will get wet with the water splashing up through the mesh....I'm still undecided.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P7030023.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P7030023.jpg)
Another thing I'm unsure of is this removable backrest for the middle bench. This was mocked up using old top frames and polytarp. It's too big but it works well. (Thats the bimini tucked in there in it's 'stowed mode')

I've spent most of my time reworking the nose...(not pretty enough by half)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P6270016.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P6270016.jpg)

And here it is today! Not finished, more like a work in progress....

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P9110020.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P9110020.jpg)
Gotta build a place for cup holders and a speakers right?

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P9110017.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P9110017.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P9110019.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P9110019.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P9110021.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P9110021.jpg)
That bar was going to be support for the Queen seat but is now a holy sh*t handgrip. And thats a anchor cubby.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P9110022.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P9110022.jpg)
This was all cobbled together with what I had at hand. For-instance the baby blue aluminum was the front bench taken out of the Dixie. That deadbolt came from a Searay I reupholstered, ect.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/th_P8260022.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/Boats/?action=view&current=P8260022.jpg)
...more to follow, like painting, a seat for me, and IDK dingle balls? Whenever the kids happen to nap at the same time and I get another hour to work on it!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: PDQ on September 13, 2010, 12:45:54 PM
Groovy. ;)  ;D
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: mike802 on September 13, 2010, 04:15:00 PM
Looks like a fun project.
Title: The Filthy Oar
Post by: walterharris on September 25, 2010, 10:25:06 PM
Well at least the chick whos photo is on that site now must be filthy Cant wait for the reveal picture :D
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on November 08, 2010, 08:16:00 PM
I finally had a little free time this weekend and poked around a bit in the Filthy Oar's rear end. Low and behold it was rotten out. She's been around I tell ya. I'm to busy to fix it so I've sub-ed the job out...

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PB070004.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PB070004.jpg)

The cheap labour will prep it for me and I'll stick in the wood. 

Ever onward!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on December 20, 2010, 05:29:19 PM
Merry Christmas! Time off means work for me!

Today I stuck my wood in the Oar's ass-end..
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC200014.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC200014.jpg)
It was harder getting it in than I thought!

And the floor got all jazzied
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC200017.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC200017.jpg)
OooOoOoOoo!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC200018.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC200018.jpg)
AAaaaaAAaaahhhh! Never used blue no-squid before.

Time to take it for a spin!
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC170001.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC170001.jpg)

Oh yeah....winter.
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC170002.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC170002.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC170003.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC170003.jpg)

Whatever, it's not called tobogganing if you do it in a boat!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Mike8560 on December 20, 2010, 08:01:01 PM
;ooks like you got white shiJ all over the place slipping your wood in the filthy oar peppey




ps i know of a dirty oar bar in st pete beach and there is a charter boat my way called the DockOar.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: kodydog on December 21, 2010, 11:01:27 PM
Looks like fun Peppy. I've never been ice fishing. Har har.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on December 23, 2010, 02:41:43 PM
Ya Mike I've never been very patient when it comes to wiping my caulk on things. Often times I get carried away and get it all over everything.

And I've never been ice fishing either Kodydog. No fish allowed in this boat, might mess up the upholstery! This boat is solely for Sexin'.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on December 30, 2010, 10:27:54 PM
Ohhh ya.....

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC200017-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC200017-1.jpg)


(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC200018-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC200018-1.jpg)

...so nice!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P8140014-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P8140014-1.jpg)
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Eric on December 31, 2010, 07:11:51 AM
Peppy, saw this yesterday.
(http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj147/customtrans/th_IMGP1284.jpg) (http://s271.photobucket.com/albums/jj147/customtrans/IMGP1284.jpg)
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on January 01, 2011, 03:01:26 PM
The clients came by to inspect the progress
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC310020.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC310020.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC310018.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC310018.jpg)
No-squid cup holder

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC310021.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC310021.jpg)
Wrap around pad/backrest dooie roughed in

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_PC310016.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=PC310016.jpg)
This 'smugglers cooler' will be covered with a hinged seat.

They were pleased.

Eric-Nice one! I guess you can't use google to name your boat and expect it to be the only one around then, eh?
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on January 15, 2011, 02:07:08 PM
Stayed after school this week and banged this out.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/th_P1140004.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/?action=view&current=P1140004.jpg)
pattern

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/th_P1140008.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/?action=view&current=P1140008.jpg)
upholster-ific!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on February 03, 2011, 08:22:07 PM
Ooohhh-ho-OOoooo!! Shnazz-ie! Just like the picture in my mind...
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2020009.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2020009.jpg)
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2020010.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2020010.jpg)
The black will dry matte. Oh, I can't wait! Summer time soon come! The groundhog says 4 more weeks! Giggidy!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: JuneC on February 03, 2011, 08:41:53 PM
Nice work there, Peppy!  It's really coming together.  You going to be ready in the Spring with that?  I'm guessing your day job is going to get hopping when the ice melts. 

Dumb (southern) question of the day...  Do you guys up north insulate aluminum skiffs like that?  Even on a summer day, I think my bare feet would freeze just sitting in a boat like that. 

June
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on February 04, 2011, 08:47:01 PM
Thanks June! See the nice thing about this project is I don't really care if it's done. I used it all last year with the brown astroturf, I'd put it in the water right this second if I could. I do hope the resident boat painter will paint the outside, just cause he'll take it for a week or three to get it done. Besides when it's done I'll probably sell it and have to start over.

Do you guys up north insulate aluminum skiffs like that?  Even on a summer day, I think my bare feet would freeze just sitting in a boat like that.  

Thats why we wear our winter boots while boating. Right Darren? There's a guy in town who'll spray rubber gasket stuff (used as waterproofing on flat roofs and foundation walls) inside aluminum boats. He says it insulates it and hinders the condensation. I've thought about it, heavy and expensive though. It is cold on the tootsies. Georgian Bay doesn't get much above 60℉ in august. Thats why I like the floor.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on February 06, 2011, 08:46:32 PM
Okay, it can be spring now.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2060010.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2060010.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2060013.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2060013.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2060014.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2060014.jpg)

There'll be a teal stripe between the black and white  when it's done.

Whoo-baby!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on February 12, 2011, 02:27:46 PM
Mocking up the front seat.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2110001.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2110001.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2110002.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2110002.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2110002-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2110002-1.jpg)
Mad rendering skills, no?
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on February 26, 2011, 08:29:18 PM
Front seat work continues:

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2260004.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2260004.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2260006.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2260006.jpg)
pattern for foam

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2260008.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2260008.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2260009.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2260009.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2260004-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2260004-1.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2260004-1-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2260004-1-1.jpg)
deciding on design

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P2260008-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P2260008-1.jpg)
Thats the one. With a teal outside back.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on March 10, 2011, 09:16:22 PM
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3010006.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3010006.jpg)
pattern

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3100002.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3100002.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3100003.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3100003.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3100004.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3100004.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3100005.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3100005.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3100006.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3100006.jpg)

Oh ya...seat soon come...
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on March 11, 2011, 08:49:10 PM
Well at least snow days are good for something. I probably spent all the money I would have made on materials. At least the boat is further along.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3110003.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3110003.jpg)
The drivers backrest. It's a sheet of HDPE with closed cell foam and upholstered. Sewn like a bag then sewn shut on the bottom. 2 grommets in the sheet go into deck mounts with pins to make it removable.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3110004.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3110004.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3110006.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3110006.jpg)
The queen seat gets a seat.

Still I'd rather a nice sunny day of paying work than a slushy/shitty/snowy day of fun jobs.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3110006-1-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3110006-1-1.jpg)
So, either this

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3110006-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3110006-1.jpg)
Or this. I'm leaning to this one. Any thoughts? Or dissenting opinion is good too....
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on March 27, 2011, 01:37:00 PM
Started paint prep yesterday-

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P3270013.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P3270013.jpg)

Oh boy!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on April 17, 2011, 10:17:40 AM
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P4160012.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P4160012.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P4160013.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P4160013.jpg)

Oh man! Bringing it home tomorrow! Can't wait to see it in the sun with the canvas up!

Gigiddy!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on April 20, 2011, 09:02:02 PM
Got it home just in time to catch all the sleet we've been getting recently.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/DSCF1102.jpg)

the picture doesn't do the colour justice. Just you wait, a sun beam will hit it some day, and then- SPARKLES!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on April 20, 2011, 09:04:51 PM
Speaking of sparkles would you look at that!

<--- I'm a YABB god! I won! Wonder when my sewing machine arrives?
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on May 15, 2011, 08:39:02 PM
Woo hoo! Seat is done!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1192.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1192.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1194.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1194.jpg)

I'm very pleased. This is the first bucket seat I've made from scratch and I think it turned out pretty awesome. As an added bonus it's also comfortable!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1196.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1196.jpg)

We might even try putting the boat in the water sometime.

Some more views-

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1124.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1124.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1120.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1120.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1125.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1125.jpg)

Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: kodydog on May 15, 2011, 09:08:20 PM
Outstanding Peppy. Give yourself a big old pat on the back from me. ;)
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on May 17, 2011, 09:38:21 PM
Thanks Kody! If you find yourself in Georgian Bay stop by, we'll go for a rip around the yard!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Grebo on May 18, 2011, 09:26:46 AM
Cool, great job  I love the colours  :D

Suzi
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: kodydog on May 18, 2011, 08:17:10 PM
Georgian Bay. I'm going to look that up on the map. I bet It's beautiful up their.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: JuneC on May 18, 2011, 09:32:17 PM
Just gotta say, Peppy, that's one of the sweetest little aluminum skiffs I think I've ever seen.  Who knew you could do something like that with a tin boat...  BTW, we used to have a 14' aluminum boat like that when I was a kid and it was a real piece of work.  Ran it with a 25HP Johnson in the ocean fishing... and I mean OCEAN.  Caught a 110 lb tuna once in that thing.  While the tuna was on the line - sounding - (for non-fisher-folk, tuna like to do that - i.e., go straight down and just sit there like they were truly stuck on the bottom), anyhoo, while this tuna was sounding under the boat (we were in 3K feet of water), a shark grabbed the prop and stopped our little outboard dead.  We did finally get the fish in the boat.  It was probably 10 inches thick at the middle and after it slipped under the seat, barely fit, it started to jump and flutter.  For those who've ever caught a tuna, again you know it vibrates like a son-of-a-gun after it's caught and before it dies.  We thought for sure the rivets were going to start popping and the boat was going to come apart.  It didn't.  Boat held just fine, and we had tuna for 5 or 6 months...  

And.... if you think that's just a fish story, think again.  I'd swear on a stack of Bibles that every word is true.   8)

Anyway, back to your boat, any reason why you didn't paint the transom?  Love the bow seat though..  Gotta come to Canada for a ride.  :P
June
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on May 18, 2011, 10:29:25 PM
Holy frig-moly June! Whatta story! 110 lb! Must've been as long as the boat! Wowza!

Anyway, back to your boat, any reason why you didn't paint the transom?

Laziness. Mine and my boat painter friend. One of the reasons I was able to entice him into the gig was that we weren't going to paint it. Plus a filthy oar needs a dirty ass.

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that's one of the sweetest little aluminum skiffs I think I've ever seen.  Who knew you could do something like that with a tin boat...  

*blush* thanks! I'm really keen on the beautification of ugly old tubs. The next one might be The Red Hot Mama- red, pink, and white. It's too much fun to stop. I'll need a couple years to enjoy this one though. And to come up with some groovy lines...

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Gotta come to Canada for a ride.  :P
Georgian Bay. I'm going to look that up on the map. I bet It's beautiful up their.

Pile in!! It really is beautiful, just too damn cold. And not nearly enough interesting aquatic life as you guys have in the ocean. And much slower tides.

http://www.google.ca/search?q=georgian+bay&hl=en&client=safari&rls=en&prmd=ivnsm&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=_o3UTe21IYPXsgbShbifCA&ved=0CGYQsAQ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georgian_Bay
 
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on May 19, 2011, 08:02:54 PM
110 lb! Must've been as long as the boat! 

Hmmmm....having thought about this comment for a while, I'm 140 lbs and I'm not anywhere close to as long as my boat. Guess I haven't a clue what a 110 lb fish looks like. I did catch an 60 lb halbit once ( out west, not Georgian Bay) so I guess it'd be twice that. 
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on May 21, 2011, 03:22:48 PM
The 'maiden' voyage!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1241.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1241.jpg)
It still floats!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1237.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1237.jpg)
nice day!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1235.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1235.jpg)
It's nice my daughter likes driving. My wife never lets me sit up front.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1236.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1236.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1239.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1239.jpg)
sleepy boy.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1238.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1238.jpg)
chilly girl.

Happy birthday Vicky! Happy 24 all!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on May 22, 2011, 09:22:32 PM
Got a spare hour this morning.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_P5220010.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=P5220010.jpg)
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on June 04, 2011, 08:45:02 AM
This climate is really bringing me down. Must be the weekend, it's raining again. Oh wait thats hail...

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1284.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1284.jpg)

15 hp lawn furniture.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
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Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: gene on June 15, 2011, 07:15:32 AM
Margaret! Girls aren't supposed to spam!

And no wonder you have problems with relationships. Who wants to get text messages from someone who inserts web links into everything they say.

Now that I'm thinking about it, if Senator Weiner put web links on his underwear, maybe no one would have responded to his twitters and he'd still be a sex pervert in Congress and not a sex pervert in a rehab center.

gene
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on July 03, 2011, 01:35:05 PM
Relax Gene, I'll let her spam me. Turns me on when girls talk all underline-y. Waddya say Margaret? Wanna go on a sexy boat cruise in the Filthy Oar? Maybe see if we can find any world of warcraft gold?

The weather finally smartened up. Been out a bunch.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1429.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1429.jpg)
The whole famdamily.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1430.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1430.jpg)
tried out the dodger. Well we have to. While the weather is nice the water is still freaking cold. Average water temperature of lake huron is 59 degrees f.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1349.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1349.jpg)
Nice when you stop anyway. I'm really looking forward to the 8 weeks left of summer. Stoopid Canada.

*edit* I found our camera! Whew! Thought it went overboard. Good thing it's waterproof cause it's been splashing around the 'bilge' all weekend.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1723.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1723.jpg)
I painted the stripe between the black and white. I was going to use pinstripe but instead I spent an afternoon. We just happened to pick a colour to paint the shed and it turned out that it matched the boat perfectly.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1726.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1726.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF1727.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF1727.jpg)
Some across the road pictures. Just need some pin stripes outside and 'The Filthy Oar' lettering on the side.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: JuneC on July 03, 2011, 07:21:28 PM
59????  Now that's ridiculous  :o  We were in the pool today complaining that it was 88 and rather "cool".  I like 90 better. 

Nice looking boat there.  Looks like a great way to spend summer with the family.  You gonna keep it a while?  Or sell and find yourself another project?

June
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on July 04, 2011, 09:20:56 PM
Keep in mind June, 59 is the average surface temperature for all of lake Huron. Georgian Bay, where it can be 100' deep 20' from shore it'll be colder than that. Someone said on the dock this weekend they measured 41. I choose to believe they read it wrong or something. But the actual number is irrelevant, 41 or 59 you've got about 10 minutes before you're hypothermic.

I'm in no hurry to sell this boat. I really like it and it suits our needs fine. Thats not stopping me from thinking about the next on though. I'm not exactly sure what we'll go with next. I really like the empty/open tin boat to start with. Maybe I'd do that again? Red and white, 'The Red Hot Mama'? Build it into a bow rider with a rear wrap around bench? 
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on August 03, 2011, 07:37:15 PM
My friend's a designer and made me up this-

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/th_photo-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/?action=view&current=photo-1.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_photo-1.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=photo-1.jpg)

I'm sending it off to get it vinyl sticker-ified. Also I'm going to see about getting it embroidered on a matching set of ascots.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on August 14, 2011, 12:45:32 PM
Dingle Balls!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2026.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2026.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2015.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2015.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2031.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2031.jpg)
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on August 18, 2011, 08:08:48 PM
Sweeeeeeet!!!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2054.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2054.jpg)
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on September 19, 2011, 04:16:33 PM
We've had a pretty awesome few weeks. The local marina let us park for free during my holidays
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2110.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2110.jpg)

we got a bit of nice weather so we got out a bunch-
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/Spray%20Dodger/th_P8260022.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/Spray%20Dodger/?action=view&current=P8260022.jpg)
Still it's always cold one way on Georgian Bay. The local newspaper saw us out and about and made us famous-

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_310926_10150341196641703_334537066702_9660856_6000787_n.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=310926_10150341196641703_334537066702_9660856_6000787_n.jpg)
watch out for the Santa Clause parade! Then we'll really hit the big time.

I've been pissing around with the dodger. I took out the lower bar (that seemed important at the time, but really didn't do anything but look cool) and replaced it-
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/Spray%20Dodger/th_DSCF2128.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/Spray%20Dodger/?action=view&current=DSCF2128.jpg)
with dingle balls! I can't wait for them to fade and fall off. Will add to the 'filth' aspect.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on December 04, 2011, 03:32:21 PM
Got one last boat ride in this year....

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2470.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2470.jpg)

in the Santa Clause parade! Thats me pulling and the rest of the staff and family pushing.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2471.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2471.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2472.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2472.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2462.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2462.jpg)
all lit up

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2459.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2459.jpg)

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2469.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2469.jpg)
It rained as you can see. Good thing we had a bimini!

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_DSCF2467.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=DSCF2467.jpg)
and the sign. On a paddle of course.

Had a lot of fun! Had the tunes bumping, but all the kids were a little awe struck. At the very end of the parade my daughter yelled out 'Merry Christmas' the only peep made the entire time. We'll do it again next year.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: kodydog on December 06, 2011, 08:12:20 PM
Peppy that's awesome. Looks like a lot of fun. The sign though, its not on a paddle, looks like its on a filthy Oar. ;)
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on December 07, 2011, 07:33:31 AM
Thanks Kody! It was a blast! Today we find out if we won anything, or if we made the local paper. Same thing I guess.

And silly me, y'oar right!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Mike8560 on December 07, 2011, 01:20:14 PM
Soinds like alot of fun Nd the kids will remeber all there lifes

Down here we have ours on the water
(http://i782.photobucket.com/albums/yy102/Mike8560/3cd27b25.jpg)

out local oaradade is Sunday night I did it one. Tear in my 32 silverfon black night following a poli es boats blue. Strobes I was about blind. But fun though. 
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on January 26, 2012, 09:40:24 PM
The Filthy Living room set.

(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_32.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=32.jpg)
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Mike on January 28, 2012, 10:10:51 AM
neat , i like teal :D
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on February 02, 2012, 09:03:22 PM
Seems like its coming in style. Or I just pay attention to it because of the boat. But I've been seeing teal and black and white stripes everywhere.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on February 29, 2012, 09:07:45 PM
Well, it took a lot longer than I thought but the results of the parade are in! Most unusual float AND people's choice! Came with all kinds of prizes; $50 (which all the winners donated to the food bank) a tool kit, and this-
(http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/th_426057_286109364791539_108501562552321_695323_2119561798_n.jpg) (http://s1020.photobucket.com/albums/af328/peppypower/The%20Filthy%20Oar/?action=view&current=426057_286109364791539_108501562552321_695323_2119561798_n.jpg)
The first trophy I've ever won! And it's a big one too! Woo hoo!
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Mike on March 01, 2012, 01:24:08 PM
sweet  ;D
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: kodydog on March 01, 2012, 09:33:11 PM
Bet that made your day, way to go Peppy.
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: gene on March 01, 2012, 09:57:01 PM
I think you got a bow ornament for your boat there, eh?

All this time I kept thinking, "Filthy or what?" Now I get it. Its' 'oar', not 'or'. Nor is it 'ore'.

One of my early childhood memories was a family vacation to Georgian Bay. I don't have any idea where, but I do remember staying in cabins with kerosene lanterns and the guy who lived there was spraying Raid all over himself like it was bug repellant.

Thanks for the pics. What a hoot!

gene
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Peppy on March 01, 2012, 10:17:11 PM
I think you got a bow ornament for your boat there, eh?


Oooooo! That'd be AWESOME! Unfortunatly, I have to give it back next year. Unless I win it again. And don't worry, I got plans. I've also been thinking about what part of the trophy to upholster. And in what. Maybe flashy vinyl? I've still got a few dingle balls...
Title: Re: The Filthy Oar
Post by: Mike on March 02, 2012, 03:42:10 PM
I think you got a bow ornament for your boat there,
gene

hell prob;y put in on the hood of his truck  ;D