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I'm in on the Mirrocraft domination. We do have pretty much the exact same boat. I haven't seen to many of them around so that is cool.

Worked on the boat a little bit this evening in the garage since we got about 10" of snow last night. I have decided to upgrade my remodel from just a casting deck, to a casting deck, full floor, and rear casting deck.

The pictures I took tonight are from my cell phone since I can't find the digital. It shows the color of the paint, and some photos of the framework for my front casting deck.
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Looking good - here are a few more shots showing the steering console


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I cannot believe you painted over the MirroCraft green! Just Kidding, it looks far better in red and white
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Nice work! Look forward to following your progress.
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Nice job, I have the same boat in a 14'. I am also in the process of re-doing mine. Keep up the great work. I tell you what, its hard work but feels great doing it. Keep the post coming with pics. Thanks for the motivation.

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Nice project! Like BackPain, we used standard 1/2" plywood for our deck, and 2X2's for our framing. We also used Thompson water sealer but only for the framing. We used Cabot brand marine grade sealer for the deck for the extra durability. I was concerned that the Thompson may be too oily for the carpet glue, but I may be wrong? Both sealers were purchased at lowes. The thing to remember is to make sure you get sealer on the edges of the plywood, which may be difficult after it's attached to the boat. If you can, seal it before you screw it to the boat.

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I got some more work done this weekend. I don't have the pics here at work, but will try to get them up once i get home. I sealed all of my support wood with a clear water sealer from Menards. I also bought a outdoor carpet glue that you put on in a thin coat, let it set up a little bit on the wood so that it gets tacky and then lay the carpet and roll it out. The glue is then waterproof after it cures for 48 hours. I glued the main surface, but not the edges yet. I am going to put a layer of silicone on the edges to completely seal them, then roll the carpet over the edge and staple it on the back side.

I will have to put screws through the carpet to attach the panels but I decided to use stainless screws and washers. I thought this was a better option than just running the carpet to the edge and cutting it off. I will have visible screws, but should have a nice clean look on the edge of my panels.

I also got the inside primed and painted, so things are looking good to get some good time in it this season.

Does anybody know where I can get a Mirrocraft logo printed? I have the original plastic ones, but they are all cracked and faded so I am going to replace them with vinyl decals, but I need to have a picture to get them printed.

Good luck to everybody else with Mirrocraft projects.
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Looking forward to the pics so I'll have some guidance for my 14' Mirrocraft. I'm still disassembling mine. I have to do it in stealth mode, because the wife says I have to get my motorcycle ready to sell before I can start on the boat. [-X
So, once I install the new battery on the bike, up on Craigslist it goes! Then the boat gets all the attention; after I fertilize the lawn, clean out the garage, paint the bathroom ... #-o

I need help ... [-o<
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My project has been in between the bathroom repaint, the living repaint including new fixtures, new trim, and crown moulding, and now the kitchen keeps popping up for some reason. I might hire another me to distract her while I work on the boat. :mrgreen:

I'll try and get those pics up tonight.
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Heres a couple photos of the floor sections with carpet on them. They will be finished curing tomorrow so hopefully some time this week I will be able to get them installed.
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I would predrill your mounting holes and flood them with silicone before installing the screws.

Otherwise, you just introduced a pathway for water to wick inside your sealed wood and start to rot.
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What size motor do you have on the Mirrocraft? My 14' Mirrocraft has a 25 that does decent, Its probably the age of the motor that hicups not the size of it. I cant wait to see your boat with everything installed and out in the sun. Make sure to keep posting updated picture.

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Quackrstackr, thanks for the suggestion about putting silicone in the screw holes. I had thought about it, and forgot, but I will definately do that.

Sackman, I also have a 25 horse on mine. It is a late 70's Mercury. The guy I bought it from used to use it on Lake Sakakawea in NW North Dakota and the waves get pretty big on that lake, so I am confident it will work well on the smaller lakes that I fish.
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Had some time today and thought that i would post a schematic of the wiring i plan on doing on the boat. let me know what you guys think. I plan on using relays to provide clean power to each accessory to avoid complications later. this will all be in a waterproof box.

gotta love wiring. :D
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Looks good to me! =D>
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natetrack wrote:Had some time today and thought that i would post a schematic of the wiring i plan on doing on the boat. let me know what you guys think. I plan on using relays to provide clean power to each accessory to avoid complications later. this will all be in a waterproof box.

gotta love wiring. :D
I have a question. How does routing the power through relays provide cleaner power than just running the wire direct from the fuses?

My knowledge of such things is somewhat limited...
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