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by CrappieReaper
07 Jan 2009, 08:32
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Lowe Boat Mod
Replies: 50
Views: 5654

Lowe Boat Mod

Structural integrity is exactly why I re-riveted the two panels between the original two livewells. I wanted to remove them, but figured I could create a small storage box there. It will be a "step over" to get from front to back and vice versa, but, because I had already removed some of the upper c...
by CrappieReaper
04 Jan 2009, 13:30
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rebirth of the Tin
Replies: 59
Views: 4533

Rebirth of the Tin

I was able to put some more time into the back end of the boat the last few days. I've got at least two more days worth of work to complete the "rough in" of the new "tillerized" area. I've stripped all the crap off the trailer to still have it legal and delivered it to Jake so it might get sandblas...
by CrappieReaper
01 Jan 2009, 00:09
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Pics of my boat
Replies: 13
Views: 2117

Pics of my boat

Black would be the best color for the bottom of the boat. It will help you be more "stealthy" when sneaking up on the fish. It's the color that scares fish the least as they think it is merely a shadow.
by CrappieReaper
31 Dec 2008, 09:40
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Pics of my boat
Replies: 13
Views: 2117

Pics of my boat

Have you been able to make any progress on your rig? I'm on a tight budget myself, but have been picking up goodies for a little over a year now. I have most of the bells and whistles in place just waiting for their turn to be installed.

How 'bout an update?
by CrappieReaper
31 Dec 2008, 01:48
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rebirth of the Tin
Replies: 59
Views: 4533

Rebirth of the Tin

Thanks Sac and others. Glad you chimed in. I am my own inspector on this rig, and am keeping good ED, but don't think I am going to worry too much about a flunked rivet, but as long as I'm not gonna take her up to 35k' and stick massive amounts of pressure to her, it's all good. The clecos are a won...
by CrappieReaper
30 Dec 2008, 09:01
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Is 12 hp too much
Replies: 6
Views: 619

Is 12 hp too much

I stuck a 25hp on my old 14' 1946 FeatherCraft after I repaired/modded it and it was the best thing I could have done for that lil boat. Your boat will not have any trouble handling the 12hp.
by CrappieReaper
30 Dec 2008, 01:49
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rebirth of the Tin
Replies: 59
Views: 4533

Rebirth of the Tin

The weather was so nice today, I couldn't help myself but do something on the boat. One of the best things about Modding your own boat, is that you can make changes on the fly. I took a seat and pedestal off my glass boat, measured the tiller handle and placed the seat in the approximate area I woul...
by CrappieReaper
29 Dec 2008, 00:36
Forum: Jon and V boat Conversions and Modifications
Topic: Alumacraft 1236 Makeover- livewell pg 11 - update front deck
Replies: 184
Views: 77654

Alumacraft 1236 Makeover - livewell pg 11

Russ, you've done a nice clean rework of your boat. I've always been a fan of creating storage under the benches. Your boat will catch ten times the amount of fish that most guys with their 30k rigs will. Looks great!
by CrappieReaper
29 Dec 2008, 00:26
Forum: Trailers
Topic: Today we built a trailer. Done 3-15-2009
Replies: 91
Views: 12918

Today we built a trailer. Progress 12/26!

What an excellent trailer! Just curious if you're building that for that giant flatbottom? How long/wide is that thing? Looks like a keeper for sure. I've been eyeing one similar that's fairly close to my house, but has no sign on it. Regardless, I'd love to have one. I'd definately turn it into a c...
by CrappieReaper
29 Dec 2008, 00:18
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rig Rebuild - FINISHED
Replies: 99
Views: 18390

Rig Rebuild

Larry, that is going to be one nice looking trailer when it's all said and done. I don't have a basement, no overhead doors on a 40' x 75' shop, and the garage is packed with my old '98 Chevy. I've thought about getting a drywall dolly and bringing my boat into my living room. I ran my wife (ex) off...
by CrappieReaper
29 Dec 2008, 00:00
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rebirth of the Tin
Replies: 59
Views: 4533

Re-assemble to Engineer

Today I fastened the bottom 8 bolts into place on the transom. Then I temporarily fastened in the old aluminum I removed with clecos so I can now figure out how I am going to re-engineer the back end of the boat into a Tiller model. I need to make sure I have room for a 6 gallon fuel tank while keep...
by CrappieReaper
27 Dec 2008, 08:03
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rebirth of the Tin
Replies: 59
Views: 4533

Transom time

Weather finally gave me a break enough to be able to slip the new transom into place. The original aluminum interior cover for the transom was beat up and had way too many holes in it from years past. I found a peice of .50 thousanths Aircraft grade aluminum big enough to cut a new one out. I was ab...
by CrappieReaper
25 Dec 2008, 01:17
Forum: Boat House
Topic: 12-24 SKEETOE
Replies: 3
Views: 399

12-24 SKEETOE

Is the last picture one with the axle you took off the other trailer?
by CrappieReaper
22 Dec 2008, 16:26
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rebirth of the Tin
Replies: 59
Views: 4533

Rebirth of the Tin

Very nice looking boat. I am suprised you are making it into a tiller steer. I would love to have a console. I thought long and hard about pulling the console. I would much rather have a center console, and thought about reworking the existing console and moving it to center. Then I got to thinking...
by CrappieReaper
22 Dec 2008, 11:10
Forum: Boat House
Topic: Rebirth of the Tin
Replies: 59
Views: 4533

Rebirth of the Tin

don't worry about removing all the foam - that only comes into play if you were to somehow flip the boat over True, I happen to have this thing about operating safely. Even though I'll get her out on a big lake that is not very wind friendly, I've got enough boating experience to be able to make su...