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by Bigwrench
07 Jan 2018, 21:33
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: FaceBook Tin Boaters, lets help our site.
Replies: 18
Views: 3738

FaceBook Tin Boaters, lets help our site.

Thanks for this. I am and have been on FB for a very long time and for a ton of different reasons (It’s definitely more than just keeping up with family and the benefits of having an account cannot be overstated) and was glad to learn there was a FB page ! Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk I can see...
by Bigwrench
07 Jan 2018, 18:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Also wanted to add that with the new plate installed to the console it is very solid now. Worst case scenario I could add another 1/8 sheet to that one , doubling he thickness and some bracing in the rear to prevent any bending or flexing when pulling up with the steering wheel. Or just find some 1/...
by Bigwrench
07 Jan 2018, 18:12
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

FWIW, that part of my metal console the holds the steering bracket, switches, etc is backed by plywood. On the inside of course. That makes sense then. See I did an experiment today with the old rotting out dash plate and a new sheet of 1/8 5052 aluminum here’s the results https://uploads.tapatalk-...
by Bigwrench
07 Jan 2018, 00:07
Forum: Watering Hole
Topic: FaceBook Tin Boaters, lets help our site.
Replies: 18
Views: 3738

FaceBook Tin Boaters, lets help our site.

Thanks for this. I am and have been on FB for a very long time and for a ton of different reasons (It’s definitely more than just keeping up with family and the benefits of having an account cannot be overstated) and was glad to learn there was a FB page !


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by Bigwrench
06 Jan 2018, 18:22
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

My 2c worth is metal beats wood every time. Its stronger and longer lasting, the only reason I see to use wood is because you don't have the equipment to work metal, it seems you do so go with metal. Yeah that’s definitely the way I feel about it but my worry was do I need 3/4-1” thickness there to...
by Bigwrench
06 Jan 2018, 17:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Need to start designing the console area https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180106/a532dd3f5a230ee3976641675840fb6d.jpg This is what was originally installed https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180106/ee663181663f068785e3b4c5e1469be3.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180106/f6733a4c6c38c54e0fac0...
by Bigwrench
06 Jan 2018, 16:47
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

We ended up getting a ton of work done today . Stripped down the inside and outside of the original seat base/livewell and removed the old wooden lid and cut and installed a aluminum lid for it. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180106/973c2da8afea145e7e4dce3bac316b04.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-c...
by Bigwrench
06 Jan 2018, 16:35
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

SeaFaring wrote:Beautiful work! You’re making great progress too.


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Thank you ! I’m just glad to be able to make some progress on this thing again, it’s been way overdue !!
by Bigwrench
05 Jan 2018, 22:19
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly complete rebuild
Replies: 85
Views: 22363

Tracker Grizzly complete rebuild

Miller 185 diversion. Tig welder Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk Thanks brother , trying to get started with TIG and was curious. I’m hoping to build my rear access door like you did. The storage areas are what’s giving me the biggest trouble now and until I get my welding skills built up it’s...
by Bigwrench
05 Jan 2018, 21:33
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Tracker Grizzly complete rebuild
Replies: 85
Views: 22363

Tracker Grizzly complete rebuild

That’s coming together nicely ! What kind of welder setup are you using ? Miller 185 diversion. Tig welder Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk Thanks brother , trying to get started with TIG and was curious. I’m hoping to build my rear access door like you did. The storage areas are what’s giving ...
by Bigwrench
05 Jan 2018, 21:20
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Got a double battery tray framed out and installed today. Going to play around with different securing techniques and for the moment there is one of those pads cut and installed below them but most likely will change it out to a thin rubber mat, glued in place. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180...
by Bigwrench
04 Jan 2018, 11:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Need to figure out where to install the new waterproof fuse block and get the battery trays framed out and installed today also.
by Bigwrench
04 Jan 2018, 11:14
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

The console is a little flimsy for my liking and I will be using his area in front to build a dedicated cooler which will strengthen the console also. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/71aa1964adb1c7f9864010be20ce39b9.jpg Top view https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/b938569bd82ffda1a12...
by Bigwrench
04 Jan 2018, 11:07
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

After drying overnight the Bedliner spray turned out fantastic on the rear lower deck. It almost has me wanting to do the entire inside hull in it. https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180104/43ca779639deab2bcc4b48753a643f6e.jpg Last few days have been spent cleaning up the inside hull. Had a “wish I ...
by Bigwrench
01 Jan 2018, 16:06
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild
Replies: 179
Views: 42053

1984 16' Bass Attacker Complete Rebuild

Pulled the Center rear lower deck today and started cleaning up the metal , decided at the last minute on whim to use Bed liner on the hull area which will not be seen anyways . https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180101/f6d16721874dadd7540e23c5cbdfd1a7.jpg https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180101/6...