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brosa1450

Restoration success

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Last fall I spent $75 on a 12ft aluminum boat off Craigslist.

It was missing a rivet in the back bottom corner, and had several leaky rivets. The body is beaten up with some dents and a horrid coat of paint.

I spent the winter sanding it, building a transom, and sealing the leaking rivets.

 

I headed an hour and a half south once I heard of an open stillwater favorite. 

Spent a good two hours not catching much. The girl claims she had a bite but it's her second time flyfishing so I took that with a grain of salt :lol:

So far no leaks. A short while later caught this beautiful brown below. 

No more fish, girl did hook and lose one but a total 6 hours in the 38 degree water on this restored boat showed no leaks! She was more stable than I would have thought!

 

Time to get out there folks!!

 

 

 

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Beautiful!!!  Still alittle too cold for me.  These old bones can't handle the cold like they used to.

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Beautiful brown brosa.....  The temps are looking really nice so far... of course water temps are a bit more gradual, but at lease the air's pretty comfortable this year...

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