Newbie from Houston, Tx / Iraq

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johnaut46
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Newbie from Houston, Tx / Iraq

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Post by johnaut46 » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:18 pm

Took me a while to find this place... I was not looking that hard.

Thanks for a great site and all the information out there...

For myself. I have a 37' Striker. Not in the best shape it has seen but not the worst. Sort of a project for me... Looking forward to fishing the junk out of it.

Again, thanks for the site.

John

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Post by welder » Sat Apr 12, 2008 12:54 pm

John , WELCOME ABOARD

Thankyou for your thankyou and don't forget some pics of your ride and fish
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Post by Chaps » Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:10 pm

37 Strikers are gorgeous boats - I saw one in a yacht listing that had been restored and modernized and . . . still cleaning the drool off my keyboard.

Welcome! And thank you very, very much for your service to our country.

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Post by Ironwoodtuna » Sun Apr 13, 2008 12:36 pm

Johnaut46,

Hey John,

Welcome and I too, salute you for your unselfish service to this great nation. THanks!

When you get a chance post some pictures of her.

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#5

Post by fishontop » Mon Apr 14, 2008 7:43 am

John, welcome aboard. My family and I thank you for your service!!!

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Post by Daddy'O » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:52 am

Welcome to AAB John!

Thanks for your service to our great country!

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Post by JETTYWOLF » Thu Apr 17, 2008 7:08 pm

Let's see some photo's......because all I hear is, "Ya' know there 's a big sportfish that aluminum too."
Yeah, I know is what I answer but fail to see any.

Us alloyists are an illusive bunch.

If it's painted, no one ever knows it's alloy, right????


WELCOME...our first STRIKER :!:

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#8

Post by johnaut46 » Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:48 am

Sorry for the late reply everyone and thank you very much for the welcomes...

As for my service... Give credit where credit is due. These young men and women of the armed service... My gosh they are great Americans... I am an old washed up Special Operatons Guy. (Recon Marine) Did some of the stuff and got out... I am just here ot help support them and get my soon to be step-son home and others loved ones home as fast as I can.

Here is a pic of the project boat...

Thank all of you for this great site.

John

To ADD since I can not follow simple directions.

Home port Freeport, Texas
Gulf of Mexico / Salt Water


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Post by JETTYWOLF » Mon Jul 21, 2008 4:04 pm

swweeettt........ Lets see more. You needed to be a member here.
Get involved, we don't bite....or at least some of us don't.

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#10

Post by Jay Perrotta » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:33 pm

Welcome! Good to have another Marine around.

For members here on the board that might not know their military stuff - Force Recon is the Marine Corp's rough equivilent of Navy Seals and Army Green Beret's (special forces). These buggers are tough as sh*t and do absolutely crazy things (Think of jumping out of a plane at 30,000 feet in the middle of the night...)

Lots of us served our country but did so in air conditioning and wih a cup of hot coffee - guys like John have really done something special.

John, we're building a new boat down the road from you in Palacios www.rocksaltboats.com

My business partner also completely restored a 44' Striker and has a 37' down to bare metal awaiting restoration. Stop by for a visit next time I'm down - I'll buy the beer.

Again, welcome.
Jay Perrotta

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Post by Bullshipper » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:57 am

Looks like hurricane Dolly is headed your way. Stay safe.

Your boat looks great!!

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Post by Sculpin » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:38 am

Welcome to this great site John. Awesome looking boat. I had never heard of them before. I'm looking into them as we speak.

Thank you for your service to not just your own nation but many nations around the WORLD as we know it.

Thank you sir.
John
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Post by BMac » Wed Jul 23, 2008 3:33 am

johnaut46 wrote:I am an old washed up Special Operatons Guy. (Recon Marine)
Hi John,

Love the boat!

Special Ops- is that similar to our (Australia) SAS guys? They certainly are our "Nation's Finest".
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Post by Ironwoodtuna » Thu Jul 24, 2008 8:04 pm

johnaut46,

Lets see some more pixs of the girl and maybe your restoration job you did. She looks pretty nice now! Show us more, welcome. mty
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Post by Striker37 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 4:47 am

Hi,

Im new here too and i have owned a 1968 striker 37 sportfish for 5 years.This comming april i will be hauling her out for a total restoration.Im getting her ready for a 320 mile trip up the ICW to deland fl from sebastian.I am a shipwreck treasure hunter/salvor and i owned a paint and body shop for 25 years here in florida,have painted cars,trucks,airplanes,jets and boats.I am a pro photographer and have lots of pics already,you will see alot more pics as the restoration goes along this summer.I hope to get her back in the water for the next summer.
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Post by Chaps » Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:23 am

Welcome to the site!

I love those 37's but I've never seen one below the waterline. Got any pics of her hauled out?
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Post by Striker37 » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:40 pm

I didnt get my striker out of the water till last year.I had lots of engine work to do to it like get the heat exchangers rebuilt.all new risers and added external oil coolers and replaced all black rubber hoses with blue silicone,plus built 2 stainless steel exhaust pipes and had to replace the starboard cutlass bearing while the boat was in the water.I motored it up the icw 358 miles to the port of sanford and had her hauled out right before hurricane matthew hit us.I plan on wet blasting the whole hull down to bare metal then repainting with polyurethane aerospace paint.im trying to add some pics,what do i click on to do it?
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Post by Chaps » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:47 pm

Welcome back! You might need more posts before the system will let you put up pics, Les?
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Post by welder » Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:43 am

no minimum for pictures
to make a post , click on FULL EDITOR & PRVIEW then in the tool bar right above where you type you post are all the links and icons to post pictures , video and stuff.
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