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Its been a long time since i posted last. I finally finished the 1432 build and sold it aloing with a 17ft center console and bought a new project. Its a 1990 1752 Lowe with an 80 hp merc. Got a great deal off craigslist, boat, motor, trailer, trolling motor and all the accessories for $1000. The boat was a previous Army Corp or Engineers boat and was pretty dirty and needs some tlc. The plans now are to add a front and rear casting deck, re-run all the wires, rework the console, and I should be ready to fish.

Her are some pictues before any work was started. THIS THING WAS FILTHY!!! The previous owner had 3 layers of styrofoam insulation underneath a flimsy aluminum floor. It was mud/water logged and well smelled quite distgusting They had also moved the bench that used to be in the middle of the boat to the rear and had a super stong supports built out of aluminum flashing!?!?!?!

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This is how the boat looks after 2 trips to the car wash and about 6 hefty trash bags. List of items found in boat during clean out: Spinner Bait, rattle trap, fire extinguisher, bags of worms, leatherman, diet coke cans, half a dozen floats, and about 5 gallons of mud and tree debris.

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welcome back man!

Looks like a great project boat!
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Deal of the century. Consider yourself extremely lucky man... just the motor was probably worth that.

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thats a sweet rig

cant beat the lures thrown in the deal too!

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sweet find man!

Glad to see you back on board... now get to modding and post those pics!

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Nice.. Cant wait to see the mods you do..
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http://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=8876

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pm sent

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That is a sweet hull for a build.From the looks of the blue cup on the bow,you're staying well hydrated.It's gettin darn hot in the south this year.

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Thats going to make a nice boat for sure. Congrats on the awesome deal.
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Cool deal man...looks like a heavy constructed boat!

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Got a little bit done today. The main supports for the front deck are cut and I'm working on tying them all together and sealing them.

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The cooler will become a livewell/permanent cooler in front of the console will be a lockable rod box.

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I used the simpson strong ties to connect the deck to the ribs and also the existing front deck

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Hopefully tomorrow I can finish the cross supports and start sealing the wood.

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Nice boat. THat is sweet. I want one too.
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Great find! Looking good so far ... keep posting as you progress.
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Right now I am looking for a new steering cable. I have moved the console back about a foot and a half. Anyone know of the best/cheapest place to buy one? any of our sponsors sell them??? The motor is a 1982 Mercury 80hp Thunderbolt.

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I got a little bit done this weekend. I finally got all of the old paint stripped and sanded off of the console and put a fresh coat of flat black on the underside, and I'm getting ready to wire the console and other electronics. I also managed to line the storage compartments with sheet aluminum. I just need a few more rivets from the store tomorrow and i'll be able to finish them.

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