Anybody live near Spokane WA? I bought a boat and cant get to it.

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    Jay Malyon
    Jay Malyon
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    I bought a 2013 clackacraft out of a salvage auction in Spokane WA. I have to pick it up by next Monday, but may not be able to arrange shipping by then. Does anyone on here A) have the ability to pick up a drift boat in Spokane and store it short term and B) have the desire for a fun filled weekend of steaks, beer, and fishing next time they are any where near Georgia???

    #74313

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    This is a hilarious story. I told Jay to contact Clackacraft about getting some work done to restore the boat. They were like, uh, we know that boat… Let’s just say there’s a reason it went to the salvage auction.

    But, I have seen Jay’s abilities with his striper boat and I have faith, brother! It will make an awesome story, too.

    Post pics! 😉

    Zach

    #74324

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler
    #74325
    Jay Malyon
    Jay Malyon
    Member

    Just out of reach. I could have it sent to a storage unit up there, but still have no idea how to get it here cheap.

    #74329
    Tim Angeli
    Tim Angeli
    Member

    Jay, have you considered calling a local fly shop to see if someone could help you out? I would assume you might be able to find a local guide / shop rat / fish bum that would be sympathetic to your situation and would be willing to pick up the boat and either drop it off at a storage unit or store it short-term for you. Looks like a fun project.

    Tim

    #74346
    Jay Malyon
    Jay Malyon
    Member

    I thought about that yesterday, but it looks like shipping is not going to be as pricey as I initially thought.
    I actually just got back from paying for it. Looks like I am now an official drift boat owner! Now I just have to accomplish the small task of shipping it from one coast to another. I think I am going to leave it on CL just to keep my options open until the very last second.

    Once / If I get it here to GA I will start a new thread on the rebuild process. It should be interesting for sure…

    #74356

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Interesting but completely bad ass.

    Zach

    #74357

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Btw I just caught that this was a 2013. Somebody bought it and let a T-rex have a dance party inside it in less than six months!

    #74359
    Jay Malyon
    Jay Malyon
    Member

    Yeah man! That’s why I’m freaking out! I would love to know what the hell happened to that thing.

    #74360
    Tim Angeli
    Tim Angeli
    Member

    Glad you got it sorted Jay. I’m looking forward to seeing your rebuild. I too would love to know what happened to the boat. I have some friends who have gotten into some seriously sketchy situations in their drift boats (flipped, pinned, etc.), and none of them came out with damage anywhere close to this boat.

    #74365

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    Hey speaking of, does anyone know how the inner mold of these boats is assembled? Jay’s boat looks like the mold sheared along the sides. Is this a full inner insert or just basically panels that are epoxied to the walls? My suggestion was to run some extremely heavy duty epoxy around in there and then ratchet-strap the boat closed until it sets, then sand/glass the transition points where it sheared away.

    Zach

    #74376
    Jay Malyon
    Jay Malyon
    Member

    Just got off the phone with the shipping company. Looks like this is happening. I ought to have my hands on it by Tuesday morning at the latest.

    #74388
    Steve K.
    Steve K.
    Member

    I’m guessing the owner backed the boat into a building or wall….causing the sides to buckle outward….separating the interior from the hull. This could explain the missing casting deck as well as the damage to the stem. It appears the anchor pulley on the stern may be bent as well. All this is consistent with my theory. 🙂

    Good luck Jay. Buy plenty of cloth and West epoxy.

    #74391
    Jay Malyon
    Jay Malyon
    Member

    I heard that someone sank it. Not sure though.

    #74392

    Zach Matthews
    The Itinerant Angler

    I like Steve’s idea too. Also consistent with it being a 2013 boat — new owner, no trailer experience. Might be easier to fix, Jay.

    Jay has a fiberglass shop at his disposal so this is going to be interesting to say the least.

    #74400
    Steve K.
    Steve K.
    Member

    Jay,

    If you need some help….or just someone to hang out and BS while you work……lemme know.

    I’ve done a bit of glassing (built a driftboat and some Gheenoe mods) so I know enough to be dangerous. 🙂

    Good luck and please post pics of your progress.

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