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Forum: The Carolinas
04-26-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,253
Posted By chip

About 5 years ago, I worked there as a 'seasonal'...

About 5 years ago, I worked there as a 'seasonal' employee, and nowadays my wife and I go to Raven Rock to hike several times a year. May is the best month for birding- lots of neotropical migrants...
Forum: The Carolinas
01-18-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By chip

Profiling is for rappers Procrastinating is for...

Profiling is for rappers
Procrastinating is for me!
Chip.
Forum: The Carolinas
01-18-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By chip

Carolina Custum, I would love to talk to him! I...

Carolina Custum, I would love to talk to him! I googled 'sharpie images' and one of the hits was a blue 27 or 28 footer from Greensboro- is that his? I am hoping the 33 foot carolina hull is big...
Forum: The Carolinas
01-18-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By chip

What boat are you interested in building? I am...

What boat are you interested in building?
I am looking at the 33 ft Carolina style sharpie in Ruel Parker's book. I am going to start with the Ceadar Key 22 footer first, just to make sure the...
Forum: The Carolinas
01-18-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By chip

Hey Bro, a 33 ft sharpie should only weigh about...

Hey Bro, a 33 ft sharpie should only weigh about 2K pounds, so it won't be hard to pull. But the short answer is the wife's truck!
Forum: The Carolinas
01-16-2010, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By chip

CC- thanks. Is your friends sharpie an 'Egret'...

CC- thanks. Is your friends sharpie an 'Egret' style boat- that is, a double ender? I've been reading up on sharpies quite a bit and the Egret seems to be the most popular build because of its...
Forum: The Carolinas
01-15-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By chip

Yknot, thanks for the reply. I am thinking of...

Yknot, thanks for the reply. I am thinking of building a sharpie sailboat, so it would be about 8 feet wide. I was emailing a yacht designer, and he mentioned long boats like that may not float...
Forum: The Carolinas
01-15-2010, 05:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,799
Posted By chip

launching a 35 foot boat?

I'm thinking of getting a 35 footer and trailering it. Has anyone had problems launching a boat this long from ramps in N.C.? I would be launching mine around Morehead, and up to Bath, Washington,...
Forum: The Carolinas
07-27-2009, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By chip

With the price of wood nowadays, it's hard to...

With the price of wood nowadays, it's hard to make a case for simmons being working boats, and I'm talking plywood, not even cypress. Like old cars, they are collector's items.
Speaking of...
Forum: The Carolinas
07-27-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By chip

Scratchnsaw, sorry for getting the name wrong. ...

Scratchnsaw, sorry for getting the name wrong. It's a neat little boat!

There were two really nice 18 ft simmons- the yellow one from South Carolina and the one that had wood planks and a white...
Forum: The Carolinas
07-26-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By chip

Rather than me posting 34 photos here, I made an...

Rather than me posting 34 photos here, I made an album called "Simmons 2009". You can click on All Albums at the top of the page to access it. Chip.
Forum: The Carolinas
07-26-2009, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By chip

There were several gorgeous boats there this...

There were several gorgeous boats there this year. The 20 ft blue "Carol Lynn" had an incredible mirror finish. A speed boat called Spitfire was jaw-dropping. One bad thing about this expo is that...
Forum: The Carolinas
07-22-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,108
Posted By chip

Simmons Sea Skiff expo July 25th 2009

The expo will be at the Community College in Wilmington. Me n the Mrs will be there. Besides Simmons, there are some other wooden boats on display incl strip built kayaks. Chip.
Forum: The Carolinas
03-31-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By chip

Hey bro, no the guy who found it is in Canada...

Hey bro, no the guy who found it is in Canada aye. He emailed a guy at N.C. State, who emailed me, so now I'm hot on the trail.
Not much time to surf the net these days. Been working and sleeping...
Forum: The Carolinas
03-30-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By chip

N.C tagging program hat found in Canada!

Someone found a NC Tagging Program hat on (of all places) the Algonquin river in Ontario. The hat has the name "Rollie E." written inside, and the finder is trying to return the hat to ol' Rollie. If...
Forum: The Carolinas
12-27-2008, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 785
Posted By chip

Re: stripers

If nobody here knows, you can go to ncwaterman dot com and ask. Lots of good info there, but the admin is a PITA- you have to register just to read the friggin threads. Good luck, chip.
Forum: The Carolinas
12-26-2008, 11:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,230
Posted By chip

Re: Neuse Sport Shop year end sale?

Several years ago when I was working for the state, my vehicle broke down in the parking lot. I was messing with it for about thirty minutes and came in for a coke. The lady at the register asked...
Forum: The Carolinas
12-13-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By chip

Re: Pack Fans

wolfpack03, thanks. chip.
Forum: The Carolinas
12-12-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 963
Posted By chip

Re: Pack Fans

Could someone provide more info on the open practice? Where? What time? Thanks, chip.
Forum: The Carolinas
12-11-2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By chip

Re: How 'bout them PIRATES!!

I’m a State fan, but I hope he stays in Greenville for a while. chip.
12-11-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,591
Posted By chip

Re: Crimping leaders

If you want to have some fun, suspend some heavy weight with your leaders so you can look at the line and the crimp. I used a power rack at a gym- nylon rope around the rack with a carabiner, then a...
12-06-2008, 06:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,138
Posted By chip

Re: Carolina Beach surf fishing?

ncwaterman has a surf fishing forum now. chip.
Forum: The Carolinas
12-01-2008, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,895
Posted By chip

Re: Beavers

I have seen cypress trees protected by park rangers as Bailey describes- hardware cloth wrapped around the trunk. You will never trap them all at Gaston- as soon as you trap all the members of a...
Forum: The Carolinas
11-10-2008, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 984
Posted By chip

Re: Planning a mountain trip from sc to nc

Leatherwood has horseback riding and nice scenery. They're pretty expensive though- about 200 bucks a night. chip.
Forum: The Carolinas
11-10-2008, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,974
Posted By chip

Re: Few pics from the weekend!!

I guess you really have to know what you're doing to get a coyote with a bow!!! Most folks use scoped rifles and snipe them from a distance. Nice going! chip.
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