For years I spent the long brutally cold nights securing a spot. Usually it was just me and my dog by ourselves. Usually it was just miserably long night laying on the ground or in the bottom of the boat. Right before legal my buddy would bring the wives out and we would light the ducks up and head home. The idea was started off slow. The last time I did the spend the night thing I got a call from somebody on this forum. He said we are at Lake X and it is chocked full of birds, come on for the opener. My buddy met me and off we went, my cuz met us at the Lake. Off we went into the night and found the crew rafted up near the spot. Beer flowed, then the Gentlemen Jack with coke fired up. Then we stopped mixing in the glass just chasing a with the coke. By the time we new there was no more coca cola involved. At 0130 it was off to the spot to get some sleep. It was miserably cold and it started raining. It is miserable when your labrador is showing signs of misery. It was that night I decided, I am going to do the project. Here is a progression of hos it all went down. Pic Heavy!!!
I received an offer and sold the boat. It wasn't big enough for what I wanted to do.
So this boat came into play. I was playing around on Craigslist and made a 50% lower offer than the asking price. Got this boat for $750 with no motor. That was alright because I still had the Johnson 88 from the tan pontoon boat I sold.
We liked it so much we decided to keep it just a pontoon boat. Come to find out the 88 had a smoked piston. I tore the power head down and rebuilt it. Now we use it for white bass at sommerville. You can play a football game on a 26 foot boat.
After the build[img]http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q234/wal1809/pontoon/th_Shelives_zpsc711058e.mp4