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by Vermonster
02 Jul 2013, 13:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Trailering without powered help
Replies: 15
Views: 1201

Trailering without powered help

Until recently I got wet all the time when launching and loading. Now that we've gotten some rain down here it's much easier. I keep a pair of high rubber boots for when the water is cold and a pair of crocs for the summer months. I use a line tied to the bow to pull the boat onto the trailer and wi...
by Vermonster
21 Apr 2013, 15:11
Forum: Boat House
Topic: SeaArk Bayfisher 2072 Center Console with 94 Johnson 115HP
Replies: 2
Views: 565

SeaArk Bayfisher 2072 Center Console with 94 Johnson 115HP

Hey Fellas, My buddy is thinking of selling his boat, and it's a 2001 SeaArk 2072 Bayfisher. It's on a trailer (good shape) and it's always been garaged. It's got a 1994 115HP Johnson on it, as well as a Bow-mount TM (I think it's a motorguide likely 50-60lbs) in good shape and a 30 Gallon bait tank...
by Vermonster
23 Mar 2013, 14:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 12' jon boat advice?
Replies: 13
Views: 1151

12' jon boat advice?

I think you would be happier in a 14' minimum with at least a 9.9 but a 15HP would be better. The V would be better in chop, but you could get away with either. You're both light enough for a 12 footer, but once you start adding gas, motor, gear - you will be close to max capacity. You will apprecia...
by Vermonster
23 Mar 2013, 14:13
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Vermonster's 1972 RichLine Sportsman 14' V
Replies: 24
Views: 14975

Vermonster's 1972 RichLine Sportsman 14' V

Well I made it to the lake two saturdays ago, all for about an hour. I put her in and she started up just fine. I was letting the motor warm up while I loaded more gear with the choke out. After a bit she stalled, and I had all the gear on. I pushed the choke in and gave it a pull... that's when the...
by Vermonster
21 Mar 2013, 11:34
Forum: Boat House
Topic: plywood deck coatings!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1166

plywood deck coatings!!

I hit everything with Helmsman spar urethane as well - minimum 3 coats.

I have an added waterproofing bonus with my carpet glue which is also waterproof - Henry's 263. It's great stuff!
by Vermonster
18 Mar 2013, 11:57
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Aluminum bolts instead of stainless?
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Aluminum bolts instead of stainless?

Ringo is spot on!
I snapped the heads off of all of the stock aluminum bolts by hand when I was replacing my transom.
by Vermonster
18 Mar 2013, 11:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Installing a floor
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Installing a floor

I did mine just higher than the ribs of the floor. It lays in there and isn't attached (mainly so I can clean/vacuum under it easily). I throw the battery on top of it while trailering just to make sure it doesn't blow out.
by Vermonster
18 Mar 2013, 10:56
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: 14' AT? Richline? Whatever. I'm getting there! Thanks guys
Replies: 40
Views: 5237

Uh Oh...first try with a 14' AT...nope...it's a Richline

I'm betting that transom is original (except the badge). I see hints of blue paint on it I think which is what I had on mine. I kept my original and threw it in the basement (in case I need to ever replace it again - I have the perfect template). Mine is still listed on the GA DNR as a 14' Sportsman...
by Vermonster
16 Mar 2013, 13:42
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: whats my boat worth
Replies: 1
Views: 644

whats my boat worth

LOL you're kicking the hornets nest! Down here (Atlanta area) that boat with trailer would probably sell for 300-400 but it would likely get listed for 500 or more (IMHO!!!!). This is without the fish-finder. That you would likely want to list on it's own. What limits the value is the length and wid...
by Vermonster
13 Mar 2013, 10:46
Forum: Boat House
Topic: the girl friend bought me a new prop :D
Replies: 6
Views: 393

the girl friend bought me a new prop :D

Johny25 wrote:She sounds like a keeper to me :mrgreen:
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by Vermonster
12 Mar 2013, 15:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Help with Shallow V Floor framing
Replies: 2
Views: 630

Help with Shallow V Floor framing

2X2's and 1/2 inch ply should be fine. Be sure to treat it though. That should help with the weight as well as the height.

Welcome to the forum! :WELCOME:
by Vermonster
11 Mar 2013, 17:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: New boat project advice
Replies: 4
Views: 910

New boat project advice

I think the aluminum channel on top of the transom would work fine. I would actually run it the entire width of the transom - including under the transom caps (if possible). Basically I would just want to protect as much of the wood on the transom as possible (particularly the edges of the plywood)....
by Vermonster
08 Mar 2013, 12:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Anyone ever stain floor/deck on a alum flat bottom?
Replies: 6
Views: 295

Anyone ever stain floor/deck on a alum flat bottom?

Spar Urethane would work too.
by Vermonster
06 Mar 2013, 22:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Boat Buying;Buy New or Craigslist?
Replies: 19
Views: 1087

Boat Buying;Buy New or Craigslist?

2 weeks ago they had about five 16' and 18' boats on there (govdeals.com). I'm looking to go bigger than my 14' eventually so I'm always looking everyday for the perfect deal :)
by Vermonster
06 Mar 2013, 22:03
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: first boat 1960s 16' V bottom
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

first boat 1960s 16' V bottom

Welcome to the forum! I agree with wingsnhammers - post more pics and it could help with identification. Hope it works out!

Make sure you get a bill of sale or whatever is required for your state when you purchase it!