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Captain Ahab
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Looking good there - I know that launch, LOL
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The boat looks great! Seems the little one was enjoying himself also :)
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That turned out really nice! I am envious of you getting out on the water.

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I really like how you did the bracing. did you just use self tappers right into the seat sides? the braces that are underneath don't look like they are screwed to the bottom at all. Are they? I am sort of a big guy..... 255, would your decking set up hold my fat butt? Have you had it out yet? How is the center of gravity? Is it tippy at all? Thanks.

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I made some changes this past week to the boat. Most notable was the fact that I was able to get a bow mounted, foot-controled trolling motor to make fishing more comfortable. In order to mount it I had to first build a platform for it on the bow. I used materials I had laying around as well as scraps left over from my original conversion. I used a scrap piece of 2x8 for a vertical support which is fastened to the decking with "L" brackets on the back side. I used the same 1/2" plywood as I used for my flooring for the deck. And fastened it to the 2x8, and the gunnel of the boat.

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Now I need to get the wire to extend the power cables as I am relocating the batteries to the back of the boat for better weight distribution seeing as my outboard is dead. One qestion, would it be ok to get 6 guage wire and run it to the back with an inline fuse? What amp fuse would I want? The motor has on the specs max amp rating is 42. Would a 30 amp fuse be constantly blowing?

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Post by DewNut »

Great job with your build... I have a 14' 1988 Sea Nymph similar to yours. This site has helped me a lot with my build! I will be posting some pix soon!

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Post by bAcKpAiN »

All original pictures were sadly lost forever.
For the sake of future modders I am putting up a final post here with the pictures of the finished boat as it sits now.
If you click on the thumbnail it will show you a full sized picture of the boat.

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And finally a video of it in action on the Tidal Delaware River last summer.

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Here is a video I made last night after dewinterizing the motor.

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Post by jigster60 »

=D> =D> =D> Good work BP ......and its great to see ya enjoying it with your Family.....................JIGGY

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What kind of seat pedestals are those? I like the height. Are they adjustable?
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Post by bAcKpAiN »

I am not sure of the brand. I bought them at Cabelas. They are adjustable in 1" incraments with a pin that holds it at the desired height. If memory serves they were roughly $35/each which is why I bought them. I was able to get two with the seats for the price of one pnuematic pole.

Here is the link to the Cabelas product. https://www.cabelas.com/product/Boating/ ... t104492880

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