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by Dowellz
05 Mar 2017, 22:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ordering carpet. Few questions before I do.
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Ordering carpet. Few questions before I do.

Thought about it, but it's nearly double the cost of the carpet I'm looking at. Boat carpet buys is running a 20% off sale right now. $7.99 for 20oz carpet. Stuff look amazing in the pictures and videos I've seen.
by Dowellz
05 Mar 2017, 21:28
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ordering carpet. Few questions before I do.
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Ordering carpet. Few questions before I do.

I'm looking at 30-35' of carpet then. I'll have to do some math and see if it makes more sense to order wider carpet. I'll draw up some plans and get some more input from you guys.
by Dowellz
04 Mar 2017, 10:42
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ordering carpet. Few questions before I do.
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Ordering carpet. Few questions before I do.

This is why I ask, I don't want my boat to look like the photo below. I'm spending a lot of money on this boat, I want it to look perfessional grade when I'm done. Thanks for any input guys. https://scontent-ord1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/17098348_705516221032_5449324035348818561_n.jpg?...
by Dowellz
03 Mar 2017, 19:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Ordering carpet. Few questions before I do.
Replies: 12
Views: 796

Ordering carpet. Few questions before I do.

Im nearly ready for carpet and right now a online retailer is offering 20% off carpet orders. So figured may as well take advantage. Question is ive read you want to keep all your pieces facing the same direction, like hatch doors and surrounding flooring. Does this apply to vertical pieces? Like th...
by Dowellz
01 Mar 2017, 18:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: DIY aluminum livewell riveted together.
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

DIY aluminum livewell riveted together.

I got a good deal on some aluminum. So only expense now is anything needed to put it together. I might get it welded, but I was looking for opinions on if diy was a option.
by Dowellz
28 Feb 2017, 12:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: DIY aluminum livewell riveted together.
Replies: 7
Views: 1445

DIY aluminum livewell riveted together.

Has anyone tried making their own livewell out of aluminum, and instead of welding it, rivet 90 degree brackets into all of the corners and seal it with 3m 5200? Think it would hold up?
by Dowellz
27 Feb 2017, 15:25
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1978 Sylvan Restoration.
Replies: 26
Views: 3069

1978 Sylvan Restoration.

Yes it's a 16' Sylvan and also a console steer boat. Got all the welding done this weekend. Time to degrease the interior and start spraying primer. If all goes well, should be cutting foam and installing the floor this weekend. Need to order my carpet this week! The stripping and prepping of this b...
by Dowellz
23 Feb 2017, 18:11
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1978 Sylvan Restoration.
Replies: 26
Views: 3069

1978 Sylvan Restoration.

What do you think is a good size live well? Was thinking either 22 gallon or 33 gallon. Im having a buddy fabricate one from aluminum. If I went 3'x1'X1.5' it be 33 gallons. It might end up a taller, just dont know how tall yet. Plan on keeping all kinds of different fish in it. Catfish, bass, walle...
by Dowellz
22 Feb 2017, 12:42
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1978 Sylvan Restoration.
Replies: 26
Views: 3069

1978 Sylvan Restoration.

Sorry for the lack of updates. Here are a bunch of progress photos. Enjoy! https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp0/e15/q65/16938920_704456040642_4690524499354446721_n.jpg?efg=eyJpIjoidCJ9&oh=c362648eaa16cf91b128db0756020e20&oe=594A4172 https://scontent-ort2-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/fr/cp...
by Dowellz
31 Jan 2017, 18:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Non slip painted floor in a tin boat
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Non slip painted floor in a tin boat

So the deck you would normally walk on is about 5' wide. That's why I'm saying I will have to have seams every 4'. There were seams before. My concern is I don't want to see the seam through the non slip paint. I want it to look like one long seamless floor, if i decide to go this route. Boat is abo...
by Dowellz
31 Jan 2017, 17:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Non slip painted floor in a tin boat
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Non slip painted floor in a tin boat

I keep on going back and forth on this. I like the idea of it and how I can spray it down when dirty, but also really like the looks of a carpeted boat. What would I do about the seams in my boat with the textured paint? My boat is pretty wide, so I will have to have a seam every 4'. I could put a s...
by Dowellz
30 Jan 2017, 19:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Live well in Jon boat
Replies: 8
Views: 985

Live well in Jon boat

I'm in the same boat as you. <~~~ see what I did there lol. I'm have also been researching and it's hard to find good videos of quality builds of livewells. Be great if I could find a write up with detailed pictures of the whole process. Let me know if you find some good info. Back to working on my ...
by Dowellz
27 Jan 2017, 17:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Non slip painted floor in a tin boat
Replies: 20
Views: 1721

Non slip painted floor in a tin boat

I'm nearly done stripping the bottom of my boat and soon I will be building the deck. Will update my build thread soon! I'm trying to figure out if I should just do all carpet or just carpet on my casting decks and a non slip paint on the main floor. I've searched and searched but can't find any goo...
by Dowellz
29 Nov 2016, 17:53
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 1978 Sylvan Restoration.
Replies: 26
Views: 3069

1978 Sylvan Restoration.

Started cleaning the inside of the hull and getting it ready to gluvit then paint. Question for you guys, it appears that water should flow under each rib, but there is just to much dirt build up and I cannot clean it out good enough to get the water to flow, so without raising the boat further than...