The New Battle Wagon (Custom Skippy)

Fishbones

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Come on Rich, let's see some pictures of the new deck color!!!

Sorry Scott, staying with the same color until next season. Jack (My friend I bought the boat from) had just replaced the port fuel tank before he was unable to work on the boat anymore. He gave me the new starboard tank but I am going to wait until the winter to replace it. Then I will repaint the deck in a different color, for now I am going to touch up all the spots with the green.
 
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Fishbones

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Took her out for a little shake down cruise this afternoon......
 

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la vida

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Thats a lot of room Rich.
Hope she treats you well!!
 
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hilltop

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sold, pangas, Intrepid, and diggin the RRIII
stoked! greens my lucky color, really nice platform!!
congrats
 
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Black-is-Back

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I really like the green! Nice simple sulution to the fish hold lids.

Does she ride any different with the weight of the tank?
 
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Fishbones

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I really like the green! Nice simple sulution to the fish hold lids.

Does she ride any different with the weight of the tank?

Couldn't tell you, never took her out with the bait bag that was on the back.
 
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Carl

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Couldn't tell you, never took her out with the bait bag that was on the back.

As of now, I am free this weekend and will be getting paid on Fri. :D
 
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Fishbones

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Added 65lbs of Yellowtail on the deck this afternoon.
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30lb, 25lb and a 10lber
 

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Carl

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Cool Rich!
Btw, you looked hot up on the flybridge driving it :_hot_:
 
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la vida

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Nice way to break it in!!!
 
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madrugador

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    Nice job rich
     
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    LTBOLTMAN

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    Real Nice Rich, I been missing all the action on this thread, you got a lot done:hali_olutta:
     
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    Fishbones

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    Bummed some white paint from J.D. (Fisherman III owner) to paint my bait tank. The original color of the tank stood out like a sore thumb against the cream color hull so I dug out my paint tints and started adding color to the white base. I ended up adding some yellow a touch of green and some brown to get a pretty close match to the Sterling paint color. I will be adding a couple of green stripes about 3" down from the top tomorrow. Heading down to see my friend Pat Carroll (Carroll Metal Works) on friday and pick up the stainless trim rings for my modified deck hatches.
     

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    Saluki

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    Looks great Rich!!!

    You gonna be ready to go on a buddy boat loooong run in about 3-4 weeks?
     
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    Fishbones

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    Looks great Rich!!!

    You gonna be ready to go on a buddy boat loooong run in about 3-4 weeks?

    I'm game, I'll have to tell Carl to start saving up for gas money.
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    Gil Marlin

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    Rich, you need to drill some 4" holes on the deck so we can practice our putting when it gets slow... :D
     
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    Fishbones

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    Nice touch on the color of the tank. Very nice....

    BTW, how does it do on fuel?

    Not bad Max, a little over 2mpg with the 454 and a Borg Warner transmission turning a 17.5 x 21 prop
     
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    Slater

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    Tank looks awesome Rich! Did you add the stripes yet. if not my vote is dont! Looks great the way it is..
     
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