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Author Topic: The birth of Fool's Gambit  (Read 16773 times)
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wildman
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« on: March 05, 2015, 03:23:47 PM »

Well, looks like she is born. Fool's Gambit is out of the mold and in process to be coming home May 2nd to Texas. I currently have a 18' Panga Marine Skiff but after years now of pinching pennies, I spent those on one of Rob's Panga Marine, Boca Grande. I will post pictures as she grows up. I think you fuys are going to dig what customs I have done with her.




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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 03:39:31 PM »

Congratulations. Looking forward to seeing it... try again with the pictures
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« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2015, 03:43:59 PM »

https://www.flickr.com/photos/devans800/16701818386/

Ok, what am I doing wrong?  I am highlighting the above text, hitting the button (img) below italics and its putting the tag and I am hitting submit.  No picture shows up.  Huh?

Like this but with the bracket in front of the i

and it don't link?


img]https://www.flickr.com/photos/devans800/16701818386/in/photostream/[/img]

Yep, once the bracket goes in place, the link and tag disappear
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« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2015, 05:08:54 PM »

wildman, it is not you or the forum. It is flickr, they say sharing of your photo is restricted, so BB Code will not work. You will need to post the links to flickr for viewing like you have done. Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2015, 05:32:11 PM »

Nice, I'm sure you're stoked. More pics!
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« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2015, 04:41:04 PM »

Guess I will sign up for a photobucket account then because I want to share this build. Its going to be a good one.
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« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2015, 04:59:53 PM »

Ok, lets try this.  Looks like I need to find the resize option, but I got

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« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2015, 05:18:10 PM »

Outstanding! Glad to see your project underway!
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« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2015, 09:12:43 PM »

I can't believe there is a better company to work with than Panga Marine, period.  Don't have any more pictures to post right now because we are thinking and fleshing out the plumbing on Fool's Gambit.

I am going with the Bait Center for my seat and bait tank, plumbing the bait tank with a Flow-rite system 4 and the Venturi Pump out. Staying just a fish box with the seat and having a ice box/live well in the front seat.  The reason I say that Panga Marine is the best is because there is no argument when I ask for a build to placed as I want and ideas from them when I come up with ideas that are not going to be functional.  Most companies will just build it as they want it built or continue to dig into your pocket book and put every bone head idea you can come up with and not put in any "well, let me tell you what problems we have had in the past with that."

There was no doubt in my mind that once I got the coin together I was going to have Panga Marine build my next boat, I am just glad that since 2009 when I bought my skiff this company has continued to be so customer focused.

I am sure that after Fool's Gambit hits some offshore and drifts some flats, folks will be asking what and where I bought my boat.

Thank you to Rob and Tom and all their boat helpers!

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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 05:46:49 AM »

Wildman, I couldn't agree with more. Rob has taken the time to answer every question I've had about my upcoming build. It never seems like it's a hassle even though I'm sure he has a lot on his plate.
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2015, 08:42:34 PM »

Good looking boat.  You interested in selling the PM 18?  I am in Texas and might be interested.
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« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2015, 02:34:24 PM »

Yea, I am interested in trying to sell it out right.  Shoot me a PM with your number.

Here is the progress so far.  Tried to get before deck pictures but those boys work FAST!

I booked rooms for May 3 and 4th at Cypress Cove Marina in Venice Louisiana.  We are going to try to bloody Fool's Gambit before we get her back to Texas.  Its a 70 mile run for me to get to Tuna water in Texas and only 30 miles in Venice.  I just hope we have enough rod/reel for the job.

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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2015, 02:38:15 PM »

great color...best of luck
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« Reply #13 on: March 14, 2015, 04:35:18 AM »


I booked rooms for May 3 and 4th at Cypress Cove Marina in Venice Louisiana.  We are going to try to bloody Fool's Gambit before we get her back to Texas.  Its a 70 mile run for me to get to Tuna water in Texas and only 30 miles in Venice.  I just hope we have enough rod/reel for the job.



That would be one heck of a shake down cruise.
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« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2015, 01:45:00 PM »

There was actually a plan to fly to Florida and fish the boat back to Texas. After looking at ports, gas and lodging, we figured it to be too much of an adventure for two old dudes
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