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Well, I dragged the beast from the East in the garage, mice living in the seat flotation included....


The Boat has been living behind my house for over 10 years, It was used as a row boat in the NYC watershed ( Croton falls reservoir) mostly for Brown trouts in the spring.
I am going to try to Mod it nice but simple, something that works for me, the boat is not really ideal for some of the Lakes up here like Lake George etc , simply to short and low, but there are plenty of other waters, and the boat is free....Ideally I do a nice job, then sell and move up a notch, will see.

Will keep you guys posted...
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:WELCOME: and good luck.
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Good Luck.

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Good luck man! What are your plans?
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and you can't beat free! :beer:
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The plans are simply carpeted floors raised 4 inches, middle bench cut out for storage with lid, an offset pedestal base right in front of the forward bench, decking the front flush, couple of seats, and of course paint. Maybe a livewell, if I feel brave...

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So here I was first day on the job, first issue.... that bicycle padlock from Years ago, lost the key ages ago, if you fish the watershed NYC suburbs, you are required to leave the boat there at all times, so new boats had to have some extra serious locks and chains, cables etc, thieves galore, I never got one stolen, cable thru round hole corner transom, then into the bike lock etc used to own 4 boats, oh yeah you could only use it in one reservoir, so with 5 reservoirs around, a lot of people had 5 boats, row only. Back to the padlock, I thought I could cut it with the wheel, but it was snug in the groove, put plan B into action....
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Then on to the middle seat, plan on doing one large door on top, I fish 90% times alone, second seatpost will be in front of bench, see mock 1x1

Removing the top I was flabergasted by the flotation, great shape, solid, I stand on it (220lbs) I thought it would be crumbled up... Its a 1985 model...

Any how its a start!!!

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Slow at work today, played with paint on the PC... this is what the general plan is for my mod, simple and clean.
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Looks like you have a great boat to start with Froggy, can't wait to see the mod start rolling along!

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Took on the bench flotation...... ITS ALIVE, two mice nests and a whole bunch of grub like stuff!
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Dolly system for moving the rig around in and out of garage ( its the bottom of a Freihoffer breadrack 4 wheels)
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Got the framing done for the front deck, waterproof tomorrow.
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Got the floor boards done today,
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Here is an idea how it will look, back floor not raised much, there will be a lid covering middle bench, then a raised (5") floor up front with seat.
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Made some headway the last couple of days, tested for leaks ( none) washed the interior, treated all Wood with Thompson's.
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Ready for Sanding and prep.....
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Looks great Frogy. Keep up the good work!!!
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