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by smoody
14 Jun 2015, 09:38
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Riveted Boat Question
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Riveted Boat Question

Heelo All, been quite awhile since I have been on here. Got out of fishing and sold my boats for a bit but getting back into it now. I stop by here often to read but rarely post but was hoping someone could answer this question for me. I am looking at a 1995 Sylvan 16ft boat to build into a catfishi...
by smoody
21 Jan 2010, 09:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Princecraft
Replies: 34
Views: 2551

Princecraft

Im sure someone could mod that car and make it float.

And I was talking values there, not fishability.
by smoody
20 Jan 2010, 13:13
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Need some cumulative brainstorming from you guys
Replies: 16
Views: 844

Need some cumulative brainstorming from you guys

Durabak is used on Naval ships, my guess is it would hold up to a tin boat.
by smoody
19 Jan 2010, 12:55
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Princecraft
Replies: 34
Views: 2551

Princecraft

will be a nice fishing rig....

not sure I would have traded the car for it.... #-o
by smoody
19 Jan 2010, 12:50
Forum: Boat House
Topic: how to get water line stains off of boat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

how to get water line stains off of boat?

dyeguy1212 wrote:dont bother with bleach... didn't help me any...
I 2nd this.....^

its going to take something acidic, ie. lemon juice, coke cola, etc.
by smoody
19 Jan 2010, 12:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Panicking at size of boat needed! Talk me down, please.
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Panicking at size of boat needed! Talk me down, please.

why does it have to stay in the garage? you can get a really nice 100% water proof cover for it to custom fit for a couple hundred bucks and leave it beside the house.
by smoody
19 Jan 2010, 12:45
Forum: Boat House
Topic: need help with mounting seats
Replies: 17
Views: 1828

need help with mounting seats

I have had really good luck with the pin style seat bases. Even on boats with no way of getting to the fasteners from below. I take a large hole saw and cut out a hole for the seat base to mount flush, use 3M 4400 sealant/adhesive applied to base, and secure with #14 stainless screws. Use a 3/16 bi...
by smoody
19 Jan 2010, 12:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: how to get water line stains off of boat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1926

how to get water line stains off of boat?

I have been told lemon juice and baking soda, never tried it though.
by smoody
18 Jan 2010, 11:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Panicking at size of boat needed! Talk me down, please.
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Panicking at size of boat needed! Talk me down, please.

When I said I move a 1448 easy, that would be ROLLING it, no way you could flip it on its side and move it...
by smoody
18 Jan 2010, 09:37
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Hydro turf or carpet
Replies: 3
Views: 1258

Hydro turf or carpet

I dont know the answer but in my opinion anything is better then carpet. I hated my flooring after I used carpet, it stinks and gets dirty. The wife didnt like walking into the garage and smelling fish. I would bypass the hydra turf as well and roll the floors in a bed liner type material. I should ...
by smoody
18 Jan 2010, 09:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: need help with mounting seats
Replies: 17
Views: 1828

need help with mounting seats

Walmart sells pedestal seat bases, my Lowe 1448 came with those installed from the factory, I suggest those. Lowe riveted steel to the bow of the boat and mounted the base to that, it will not give at all.
by smoody
18 Jan 2010, 09:23
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Decking-When and when not to.
Replies: 108
Views: 103883

Decking-When and when not to.

SVOMike86 wrote:Hey guys, a couple posts back, someone said use rivets, don't weld aluminum braces for decking... Why is that? I'd rather weld mine.
The rivets will flex a bit with the water and weight, welds do not and if they are weak they break. Airplanes are riveted for that reason.
by smoody
18 Jan 2010, 09:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Panicking at size of boat needed! Talk me down, please.
Replies: 29
Views: 1418

Panicking at size of boat needed! Talk me down, please.

6'2" 235lbs here and I move a 1448 Big Jon with no problems. I have fished from a 10ft jon boat remember trying to stay in the boat more then actually fishing.
by smoody
14 Jan 2010, 14:43
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Adding a solid floor - wood/vinyl vs aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Adding a solid floor - wood/vinyl vs aluminum

Just rivet the aluminum sheets to the ribs of the boat, I would use the lightest aluminum that would allow some flex so it forms to the slight dip in the hull, if you do need to build it up use 1/8" 1x1 aluminum angle, and yes use rivets if you can. If you think you need bracing running between the ...
by smoody
14 Jan 2010, 09:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Adding a solid floor - wood/vinyl vs aluminum
Replies: 4
Views: 1116

Adding a solid floor - wood/vinyl vs aluminum

Been a loooooong time since being on this site, but if you can afford it, go with aluminum then roll the boat with Durabak or Grizzly Grip coating, will last forever. Duck hunting/carpet/wood doesn't go together very well.