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Old 10-14-2018, 03:30 PM   #1
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Hi Team,

Met a great couple last year at Beau's Oktoberfest; Simon and Melissa.

Sadly Simon has vanitis and had nothing to treat it with. They slept in the back of an SUV.

He checked out our pop top 1984 Dodge B350 4x4 with a gleam in his eye. And disappeared quickly the next morning.

This year we notice this white Dodge Maxi Wagon roll in with a sharp high top.

Simon put this together in 8 weekends. Melissa kept their 2 young boys occupied to smooth his path so to speak.

I'll let the pictures tell the story:

Cheers,


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Old 10-14-2018, 07:08 PM   #2
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Brilliant! I think he should call his van "Evinrude"
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Old 10-14-2018, 09:04 PM   #3
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wow.....WOW.
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Old 10-14-2018, 11:01 PM   #4
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That's brilliant, boats like that are given away for free all the time. Might be kinda heavy though.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:37 AM   #5
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Giíday all and thanks for the kind words. Simon here, that boat van is mine. Cheers Gavin! As for naming it, at least for now we lovingly call it ďTrihull and errorĒ. The question about it being heavy, well I scaled the van (at the local transfer site) before and after adding the 15í Fibreglass hull and the total gain was a mere 170lbs. Pretty good Iíd say. Down the road youíd never notice it there as far as drag is concerned.

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Old 10-16-2018, 10:53 AM   #6
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I love the creativity. Nice job!
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:33 PM   #7
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please tell me that it pops right off and can still be used as a boat!


im guessing not, but still, that would be really cool. nice work on the build. would love to see more pix when you have time.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:42 PM   #8
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You just flip the van and launch the boat.

It does make it difficult to keep the cups in the holders.
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Old 10-16-2018, 03:56 PM   #9
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Thatís easy. Just mount the cup holders on gimbals. (Quick rush to Google...)

Seriously, Simon had a vision and made something out of it. Thatís rare and thatís talent.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:27 PM   #10
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Lol! Sadly no, itís a roof for a van now because itís no longer sea worthy. Poor old girl never saw it coming!

More pictures eh? Letís see, Iíve got some interior shots on hand.

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