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Post by Hass » 04 Jul 2008, 14:22

Took me about a month because I only get about one day off of work a week. Really only took about 40-50 hours of work. I have a few small things I still would like to do to make it look more "finished". Total cost was about $3,100. Could have saved some if I would have shopped around a little more but I sold my bass boat for $5,000 so I made a little for the down payment on my new house.

This is my first ever mod and I learned everything from this site and bassresource.com so I would love to hear what you all think. What you like and dislike. I think if everything works out I will sell this one and build the 16 footer this winter. All electric lakes in my area so no outboard will ever be put on this boat while I'm the owner.

Never used photobucket so I hope these images show up.

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Post by Waterwings » 04 Jul 2008, 15:14

Nice work, and Welcome Aboard! 8)
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Post by phased » 04 Jul 2008, 17:33

Boat looks great! She's ready to go fishin'.

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Post by Jim » 04 Jul 2008, 18:07

Hass,
It came out perfect! How did you mount the wood to the benches? What did you like the most? If you could change anything now that you are done, What would it be?
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Post by Nickk » 04 Jul 2008, 18:08

nice job!
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Post by Zum » 04 Jul 2008, 22:06

Looks good...enjoy it
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Post by FishingBuds » 04 Jul 2008, 22:52

welcome aboard mate :D

nice boat job :wink: what all do you have on it? is that a buldge pump i see? How many battery's do you have?
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Post by Hass » 05 Jul 2008, 00:23

Jim wrote:Hass,
It came out perfect! How did you mount the wood to the benches? What did you like the most? If you could change anything now that you are done, What would it be?
I mounted the wood to the benches with 2.5" self tapping sheet metal screws. I got the black ones that look powder coated so that they would blend in with the carpet.

I really had fun with it and learned a lot. If I could change something it would be the carpet glue. I used the 3M spray can and wish I would have broke down and bought the one in the can that uses a brush to apply.

I would also put a lighter color of carpet in. It's like 110 degrees here in AZ everyday and around noon I can't even touch it.

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Post by Hass » 05 Jul 2008, 00:29

FishingBuds wrote:welcome aboard mate :D

nice boat job :wink: what all do you have on it? is that a buldge pump i see? How many battery's do you have?

I almost didn't put the bilgle pump in because I was too lazy. Then I read a post about what people recomended putting in their mods, and like #1 on every list was a bilge pump. It was really easy to wire with a switch I picked up at AutoZone.

I put 2 deep cycle batteries in. Charged by a Cabelas charger. The charger is plugged in tonight for the first time. I don't really know much about them, so we will see tonight if I hooked it up right.

#40 thrust MK Edge on the bow and a #55 thrust MK Endura on the stern. I'm sure this is going to be enough. I had a #36 on my small bass boat and it was plenty as long as the wind didn't get too strong.

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Post by kemical » 05 Jul 2008, 11:23

sweet setup thumbs up!!
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Post by Tompatt » 05 Jul 2008, 13:13

Good Job.

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Post by Popeye » 07 Jul 2008, 14:22

Looks good but like you said black isn't the best color. Two things I would have done differently:

#1 I would have made the front deck the same height as the seat to reduce a trip hazard (I can get a little clumsy).

#2 I would install a trolling motor foot pedal well (I'm putting one in later this year).

Other than that it looks like you have it down.
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Post by alumacraftjoe » 07 Jul 2008, 16:23

Good work! Nice and clean!
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Post by BLK fisher » 07 Jul 2008, 16:56

Looks great. Many tight lines in it.

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Post by Hass » 08 Jul 2008, 01:04

flounderhead59 wrote:Looks good but like you said black isn't the best color. Two things I would have done differently:

#1 I would have made the front deck the same height as the seat to reduce a trip hazard (I can get a little clumsy).

#2 I would install a trolling motor foot pedal well (I'm putting one in later this year).

Other than that it looks like you have it down.
I will install the foot petal. I wanted to take it out on the water first and make sure that I could find the most comfortable place for it before I mounted it.

I want to mod a 16 footer next and I will do the deck the same hight as the seat next time. I was nervous that I was going to make it too unstable and fall out of it. Now that I'm done I realize that it really is only the difference of like 2 inches, not sure that is going to change anything much.

Thanks for your replies.

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