I've been posting my wood and tool gloats of late, so...
I went to an estate auction because I've been looking for a beater
pick-up truck to haul stuff and they had one listed. When I got there,
it had a work body so the bed was pretty useless for my needs, BUT..
They had a 16' tri-hull fiberglass boat with a 75 HP Johnson and nice
galvanized double axel trailer. I asked if that was going to be
autioned and it was, so I thought, heck, why not hang around and see
what it goes for.
It was the 11th item auctioned and I opened the bidding at $100 - 1
person bid against me for $110 - I countered with $120 and that was it
- no more bids!!!!
Got me a fishing boat for $120 and, when I checked it out further, the
motor turned right over and spit water all nice and everything!
Saw one just like it in the paper for $1800 a week ago, but when I
called back about it, it was sold.
Plus I picked up a 2HP PC Plunge router and a 2HP PC fixed based
router (motor on both) for $7.00 and $11.00 (with a 6 inch cast iron
bench vice and an assortment of handsaws, hammers, and large diameter
drill bits thrown into the lots. (don't know what I'm going to do with
the portable sewing machine tho.
Yeah - I pretty much sucked on Saturday, so when the auction was over
I was trying to figure out how I was going to haul the boat home when
I found a '80 F100 4x4 that looked aweful and ran great for $1100, got
it for $900. Towed the boat home today.