As some of you are aware, I am building a new boat. It is a SouthBay925 I/O. In fact, I just bent my first 8' piece of aluminum underskin into that famous South Bay Curve (sort of). Here's a shot of the bending jig I made:
But I am getting in front of myself. Let's go back a few years:
THE HISTORY OF AL-----
The original Al was built by an old farmer named Al--well duh. It had a rotten shack sitting on a rotten deck which sat on rotten, leaky steel tubes. It had a rotten 35 Johnson on it.
There were 4 holes in the floor INSIDE the shack in order to fish on Rainy River (which IS the Canadian border). Some of the best fishing is in early spring. There is still snow on the ground and the lake is still frozen, but the Sturgeon season is amazing on the river.
I bought this pile of crap while I was waiting for my 454 to be rebuilt in my Crestliner Rampage cutty, which I had blown up while escorting a bunch of girls from the Canadian Olympic gold medal womens' hockey team (they were NOT impressed).
Here's a shot, of the boat, not the girls.
Although barely a real boat, I fell in love with her/him. Stay 'tuned'...much more to come!