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 Post subject: Diamond in the rough
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:03 pm 
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I was driving home after a great day of fishing in my PA and while on the drive home I spotted in the trash on The side of the road a beat up older model outback. Immediately stopped and knocked on the door of the house and asked about it. The owner said he had out a hole in the bottom of it running it on some rocks and had no further use for a boat with a hole In it. He had stripped every thing off of it and all that was left was a hull. I have restored pretty much everything on the boat except for the rudder. It is not setup for the twist and stow rudder and uses the older rudder that was on the outbacks. Does anyone know where I can purchase the old type rudder? I would love to get this boat finished so I can take the wife out fishing with me! Any help would be awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond in the rough
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:40 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Diamond in the rough
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:20 am 
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Fatty1898 wrote:
I was driving home after a great day of fishing in my PA and while on the drive home I spotted in the trash on The side of the road a beat up older model outback. Immediately stopped and knocked on the door of the house and asked about it. The owner said he had out a hole in the bottom of it running it on some rocks and had no further use for a boat with a hole In it. He had stripped every thing off of it and all that was left was a hull. I have restored pretty much everything on the boat except for the rudder. It is not setup for the twist and stow rudder and uses the older rudder that was on the outbacks. Does anyone know where I can purchase the old type rudder? I would love to get this boat finished so I can take the wife out fishing with me! Any help would be awesome!


Great find!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond in the rough
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:33 am 
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Just curious - How severe was the hole in it and how did you go about repairing it? Pics?

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 Post subject: Re: Diamond in the rough
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:34 am 
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Why does this sort of thing never happen to me ?! :lol: :wink: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond in the rough
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 11:41 am 
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Taking the wife out in a kayak with a hole in the bottom :mrgreen: Careful since we have all read your post :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond in the rough
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:00 pm 
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islandspeed2001 wrote:
Taking the wife out in a kayak with a hole in the bottom :mrgreen: Careful since we have all read your post :roll:


stobbo wrote:
Why does this sort of thing never happen to me ?! :lol: :wink: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Diamond in the rough
PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:42 pm 
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you can also find stuff like this on ebay ... i saw several (surprising) pieces of new old stock when i've been on there the last few weeks.


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