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Old 12-25-2015, 08:27 PM   #231
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I'll send more tomorrow, but first priority is to fix my drop-down wheels on the inflatable. They need to be stronger to carry the 90lb motor on it. Didn't figure I'd be hauling it with the motor onboard, but it's real convenient to do so here. We are leaving it tied [chained] to the dock at nights as they have great video surveillance here. We can go to a CG TV channel and see the boat 24/7 at the dock.
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:36 PM   #232
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How are you going to make the wheels stronger while camping? Got a shop in the back of your truck? Knowing you, you probably do!
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Old 12-25-2015, 08:42 PM   #233
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I carry enough tools to open a machine shop. All I need is a hardware store to get the parts I need to fabricate the mods I need. Embarrassed I didn't do it right the first time. That's not me usually. Usually it's overkill, just not this time.
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:01 PM   #234
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You built it to carry the boat without the engine and it worked as designed. Now that you're carrying the motor you just got a little extra work to do. Even camping I can only relax for so long so a little project is always welcome. I removed and repainted all my outside hardware last summer while camping. Always feels good to make things a little better!
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:14 PM   #235
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I could find a project in an empty closet. Can't sit still even at 70. I'm not sure if being mechaniclly inclined is a gift or a curse. I'll rest when I'm dead.
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:30 PM   #236
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What's the allure to the aviator?

What makes them worth $80k?


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Old 12-25-2015, 09:50 PM   #237
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Most sold for 45 to 65k new. The allure is they are rot proof with composite floor, walls and full fiberglass roof. All foam insulation and insulated windows. They have giant panoramic picture windows in the front. With only 70 made they can be tough to come by and that keeps the used price up.
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Old 12-25-2015, 09:55 PM   #238
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Cool!! That was just the first one that came up on google.

They look pretty neat.


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Old 12-25-2015, 09:57 PM   #239
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So, are they not being made anymore?


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They didn't sell well. Trying to sell a TT with a list of 90K during a recession was not a success so FR stopped production at 70. Made two models, the Electra and the larger 34ft Wright-flyer. A third model even bigger model was in the works but never produced.
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