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  • My New Flounder Boat

    I found this on Criegslist over in Bon Secure. It needs some work and I adjusted the price accordingly.

    This is going to make a GREAT Flounder platform. It's a '99 1860 SeaArk. 18ft long....Bottom is 60in wide and all welded. The motor is a '99 DF-70 Suzuki.

    I love these 4 stroke Suzzy's.

    The trailer needs some real attention ....Springs and axle. Axle due to having Buddy Bearings...I hate Buddy Bearings! Give me Posi-Lube spindles any day.

    This will be a work in progress, but I have a lot of parts already for it.

    I have the extra batteries, 80lb thrust Minkota Trolling motor, 4- 150watt HPS lights, 2000 Honda.

    I want to put a Bob's Machine shop Jackplate on it.

    It needs new wiring on boat and trailer.







    Nice Large front deck. I want to add wide washboards down each side to be able to run around the boat easier.



  • #2
    Nice Bobby.[] Looks like Jack is ready to play ball!
    David, New Kent, Va



    Project Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/classicmako-com-forums/mako-projects/20499-tc-update

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    • #3
      He always is. But we learned something about him a few weeks ago.

      The poor bastard has Arthritis in his front elbows and it cripples him up. []

      I have to give him a break and Rx. He doesn't care.....Still wants to retrieve the ball's.

      He did have his paws up on the boat looking in it when I brought it home.

      This boat is big enough to take him at night.

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      • #4
        Labs sometimes are prone to arthritis. I went thru it with Molly. I did all the vet meds and it seemed to me that one aspirin a day was as good as anything for her. If you go that route, get the enteric coated ones, ecotrin makes one. The enteric coat is a protective coating, it will not dissolve until the tablet leaves the stomach. That way no stomach irritation.

        Also, aspirin is a blood thinner, so if he gets cut pretty bad, you have to watch it close till it heals.
        David, New Kent, Va



        Project Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/classicmako-com-forums/mako-projects/20499-tc-update

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        • #5
          cool new to you boat!

          Off topic, still: As a veterinarian, may I give you my .02? Interrestingly, I did my senior work in degenerate hip disease and dysplacia: elbow, hip, knee; particularly in large and giant breed dogs. Not to go into the physiology behind the intervention, but I would highly recommend the following. Asprin is good. (BUFFERED is better, tylenol and ibrufen will kill a dog). Asprin is in the family of nonsteroidal antiInflammatory drugs. IF you go asprin route, go three days on, one day off (this allows the stomach to regenerate vital prostaglandins..protect the stomach lining from ulcers). Add Pepcid A/C to his life (famotidine) a.m. and p.m.: for a labrador: 1/2 tab every 12 hours.

          Glucosamine and chondroitan sulfate should be given orally and daily. Protect the cartilage.

          Swimming is excellent physical therapy for dysplacia;

          No jumping off objects. IE: out of the truck, off the boat, off tall decks, etc. Finally

          talk to your vet about Deramaxx or Metacam for the acutely painful days/ episodes. They are safer and more effective than Asprin. You would give this INSTEAD of Asprin. Hope this helps. I assume they did X-rays to diagnose?
          [br][br][email protected][br]one life, live it.[br]Current boats:[br]2012 Parker 2120[br]1965 classic 13 whaler[br]*previous makos:[br]1988 Mako 231 w/ Merc optimax 225 : retired to the sweet water of lake lanier, georgia[br]1987 MAKO 17 standard w/ merc 90 : retired to the sweet water of lake george, new york[br]Tampa, Florida

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          • #6
            Thank You.
            quote:


            I assume they did X-rays to diagnose?



            Yep.....I helped hold him down. HeHe

            He's getting Rimadyl 100mg [1 1/2 tablets] right now. He weighs 93lbs.

            Gave it to him 3 days in a row. He was great for a bunch of days until the neighbors played kick the ball to much and he started limping around.

            Gave him a dose of 1 1/2 pills that day and he's been fine for several days.

            I still kick the ball for him, as he Loves it...but I don't do it a lot.

            Now as usual, anyone he can pester to kick the ball for him he pesters the heck out of them.

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            • #7
              You see Bobby, we have it all here. First we are all dog lovers, we have pharmaceutical scientists and vets to help out. I had not heard the one day off after 3 on, but ok. Molly handled the aspirin fine. Hope Jack does well.

              I still am not ready to get a big dog after loosing Molly. If my wife would allow the dog in the house I probably would do it.
              David, New Kent, Va



              Project Thread: https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/classicmako-com-forums/mako-projects/20499-tc-update

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              • #8
                While it is not my place to say this, I am moved with emotion each and everytime I see the love and compassion the people on this forum express to one another. While I am relatively new to the forum, it is good to interact with good hearted people with true family values. Guess Mako folks are just like that!
                Charles-Pearland,TX
                Sea Reel- 1977 Mako 25 SOLD
                Phe Phe's 17- 1978 Mako 17 Standard-in TX

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                • #9
                  Nice sled Bobby - now go stick some flatties [8D].

                  What are you going to do with the Scout?
                  \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
                  \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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                  • #10
                    quote:


                    What are you going to do with the Scout?



                    It will be up for sale shortly.

                    The Bob's Jackplate will stay with it.

                    I just ordered another one for the new boat. []

                    It is a '98 Boat,Motor,Trailer. I bought it brand new. Went into service Jan. 13, 1998.

                    It just now has 400hrs on it. [Yes I installed a hour meter as soon as I brought it home.

                    The Flounder lights will not go with it.



                    '98 162 Scout Sportfish

                    '98 C-90 Yamaha [Premix] [400hrs]

                    '98 Performance galvanized trailer. All wiring has been replaced and the good LED lights to light it like a Christmas tree are on it.

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                    • #11
                      Sorry to hear about Jack, sucks that he cant do what he loves to do hard all the time..

                      Both boats are very nice bobby, Who's boat is that sitting in X-Sharks spot???
                      Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him had better take a closer look at the American Indian. -Henry Ford[br]1988 Mako 261 \"Stroken\" Project Thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=26203[br]1992 Mako221B project thread: http://classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=48747[br]1992 Mako 261B \"Reel Impressive\" project thread: http://www.classicmako.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=56286[br]

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                      • #12
                        not to hijack this thread into dog days of summer, but google "labrador's and rimadyl", talk to your vet about changing him to another NSAID and watch those liver enzymes every 6 months.

                        Why did you go from the scout to the sea ark? Both great names, great reputations, what was your reasoning for switching out boats?
                        [br][br][email protected][br]one life, live it.[br]Current boats:[br]2012 Parker 2120[br]1965 classic 13 whaler[br]*previous makos:[br]1988 Mako 231 w/ Merc optimax 225 : retired to the sweet water of lake lanier, georgia[br]1987 MAKO 17 standard w/ merc 90 : retired to the sweet water of lake george, new york[br]Tampa, Florida

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                        • #13
                          The boat in X-Sharks spot is a 26 Rabalo that I'm putting a windless on it.

                          The reason for changing boats is I want to go places that would skin up the Scout. Fiberglass doesn't like tree stumps and Oyster bars.

                          The SeaArk is larger and will float in less water too.

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                          • #14
                            Nice. Love my Sea Ark! Got a 14' flat bottom. Had it since I was 15 and I don't think I will ever sell it. I am going to rig it out for shrimping this weekend. Season opens today at noon. Haven't quite decided how, though.
                            Chucktown Mako[br]Charleston[br]1972 Mako 19\'[br]\'77 Rude 140[br]Under construction...

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                            • #15
                              Hey Bobby -

                              http://www.thehulltruth.com/gulf-coa...ut-160-sf.html
                              \'93 241 https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...etting-started
                              \'82 224 - Mobile, AL Gone but NEVER Forgotten - https://forum.classicmako.com/forum/...indshield-tank

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