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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by Cordell on September 19, 2017, 07:11:11 PM »


I'm not waiting!  I have a fishing trip planned Friday.


--dave

Spoken like a man with freedom in his bloodstream! 

Congrats Dave awsome to see her on the water!
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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Had a rough one this weekend
« Last post by Cannon on September 19, 2017, 06:43:04 PM »
I'm going for Tuna Saturday, weather permitting.


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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Had a rough one this weekend
« Last post by Arne K on September 19, 2017, 06:40:42 PM »
Bottom fishing is closed, salmon fishing isn't great, and tuna sucks this year. Good thing you're getting all of the bad luck out of the way this year so you can take advantage of the better conditions that are bound to happen next year.
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Widebody shaft length
« Last post by Arne K on September 19, 2017, 06:37:01 PM »
I agree with Paul - why not a 25"? My Tolman isn't in the water yet and I'm sure it's not the same as the glass and aluminum boats I've piloted but filling splashwells while backing into swells on a 20" boat is common. Not dangerous but it is annoying. I have never had green water over the transom and never want to.
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Tolman Skiff Adventures / Re: Had a rough one this weekend
« Last post by cgrfish on September 19, 2017, 02:38:20 PM »
That is a rough weekend, hang in there it will get better.  And thanks for the compliments, wrapping up three years on the water and I still love my boat!
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Jumbo in VT (by elephant bites)
« Last post by GS on September 19, 2017, 01:38:07 PM »
Beautiful craftsmanship! 

That was a very tight fit going out.  I know you measured a hundred times, but I know you had to still be nervous.  lol

--dave

101 times. LOL. Each time I figured I had an inch. I really didn't want to remove the handrails from the roof or skid it out on a piece of cardboard, but I would have if I had too!
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Jumbo in VT (by elephant bites)
« Last post by cj8mule on September 19, 2017, 12:14:37 PM »
Beautiful craftsmanship! 

That was a very tight fit going out.  I know you measured a hundred times, but I know you had to still be nervous.  lol

--dave
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by cj8mule on September 19, 2017, 12:12:11 PM »
I made a special trip to Annapolis this morning to the DNR.  I had all my paper work in order and was expecting to have the boat titled and registered today.  I know that Dave Nolan had a hard time...  so don't know why I was expecting anything different.

The lady said there is a man who reviews everything and can take 4 to 6 weeks.  Really....  how busy can someone be.  It's all on the spreadsheet...  hell, , , I could build another hull in 4 to 6 weeks.  lol


I'm not waiting!  I have a fishing trip planned Friday.


--dave
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Introduce Yourself / Re: Newbie to the toleman group
« Last post by Todd j on September 19, 2017, 12:07:50 PM »
We did make it over to Newport on Sunday.  We had a nice visit with Kent cannon and his wife Jan aboard thier great alaskan.  The weather was terrible, but we needed the rain.  Had it been nicer I would have liked to look around more outside the pilot house.  I did get a peak at the Koa Makai over on A dock too.  I think we could be happy in either boat, but I think I'm still leaning toward the GA. 
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General Discussion Tolman Skiffs / Re: Southern Maryland Jumbo Build
« Last post by cj8mule on September 19, 2017, 12:07:50 PM »
Necessity is the mother of invention! She looks good on the water
There is a short jumper cable to hook up the gauges. Did it come with the main leads? Or did you get the leads?
I paid 6k for my 225 Yamaha, got the controls, leads and two digital gauges. The motor was in real good shape and I have only invested $150.00 into it so far for a new port side latch and the cowling drain. The control cables were too short so I had to buy new, but it wasn't too bad of a hit.
I own my boat outright, no payments!  I can pick up a new Yamaha for 19k with no controls. But, Lord willing, I will save my pennies and upgrade when I get there...

I hear you on the 19k...  crazy prices.  I got very little with the motor and had to source everything out.  I would have cost crazy money to buy my accessories from the dealer so I sourced out used stuff.  I had to be patient, but everything fell right in place.  I made new battery connections, my own trim / gauge wire loom, and new main wire loom.  I sourced a used yamaha digital tachometer and control box.  I found some great used shift / throttle cables from a sail boat graveyard.  I picked up 4 of those over 20' long for $80.  The best part about this boat is that it's paid for!  It's a great feeling Kent.

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Much easier to work on a bare trailer than with the boat on. Bonus you float the boat.  That's great man.

Get some power on it and get some fall fishing in.  If it floats and has motors you can fish it.  Finish other stuff as you go.

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Thanks gd...  I'll be finishing a whole lot this winter.  For example, I need to sew up all the seats and a vinyl snapping door to the cuddy for female potty privacy...  (according to the Admiral!  lol)

Bet that has to feel good having a motor to put on the boat. I will be curious as how much your boat weighs on the trailer.  Mine fully loaded with ice/fuel/food was at 5,500 lbs on the axles of the trailer.  You going to get a test run in this year?  looking good.

I'm curious also Elk!  I used over 50 gallons of epoxy....  I think getting some more weight will help the ride a little bit also.

YES!!!!

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Thanks Star! 

Dave, if I launch or pull out when people are around, I usually get a lot of questions and lookers. Boat people are a funny bunch, especially when it isn't a production type boat.  Out here, in the PNW, welded aluminum is the big rage, but when you put them next to a boat like a Tolman or a GA, most look kind of clunky. They bring back smooth lines from a classic kind of look!


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I forgot about the lady at the ramp the other day who was just going on and on.  She asked a lot of questions and one of the first ones was how old is it....   I told her a couple of hours.  lol.


Glad to hear you are gonna launch.  That is awesome.

No need for a kicker link to take a ride.  On my maiden trip I didn't even have lights wired up.  Had to race back to the ramp as I pushed the time a bit but so worth it.

It's gonna be great.

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I got some material for that kicker link, but we did great without it.

Outstanding and Congrats!  I love the visibility in your pilothouse.  Looks like that Yamaha will be a great motor.


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Thanks Sakatanick!   (that sounds like an Alaska native village name?)


Ain't nothing like it! Congratulations!!!


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Thanks Kent!


congratulation, looks good, another jumbo on the water.  another tinman converted.

Thanks Elk...  I never did sale the starcraft....  I'm waiting until next Spring I guess.


Yeah man that is really cool. 

You can't be a fisherman without being just a little superstitious. Little signs are what keep you going sometimes.  Don't bring any bananas on my boat.

May be something to the mantis thing.  Get some blood on those decks.  You launched just in time for fall fishing.  Good timing.

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I never heard the banana thing until we got up here in MD.  Never hear about that down south.  I'm going to take the praying mantis as a very good sign...  now to get some fish slime on deck this Friday!


Thanks for the updates along the way. I'm new here and planning to start my Jumbo build next summer. I spent the last hour or so reading every post since October '15.

Great and inspiring work, my friend!

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Welcome Nick!  This place has a wealth of knowledge.  I read everything on this site.  lol



The best feeling ever. Great job and thanks for triggering memories of my own launch day. Now go catch some fish!

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Thanks Frank!

Congrats! That is awesome. Great job.

Thanks GS!
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