1988 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine (v-hull) Modding!

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MrHitman007
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Hi to everyone on the boards! While this is my first post, I've been lurking on the boards for a while to gather information about v-hull modifications. I am just about to start mine but, I must say that I've already learned a lot. The inspiration I've gained from some of your builds has been great! =D>

Since I didn't see any boats exactly like mine, I thought I would try and document my modifications from start to end for others. I also might need some advice from the pros on here along the way!

Attached are a few pictures of the planning phase I am currently in. I've tried to label the storage areas, coolers, and pedestal mounts for the seats. I have a good plan for the structure underneath but found it hard to use paint to share it.

All comments are welcome.

Cheers,
John
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I've got the same exact boat, I am looking forward to seeing what you do to it. I haven't seen any others like it.

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Nice boat. :D Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.....Flintcreek

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Starting on Saturday and will make sure to post pictures!
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Made some progress today... still a lot to do. This isn't as easy as I was hoping :)

So far I've spent about $100 on materials... not counting the coolers and seat mounts (another $100).
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Great start. Is that all 2x2's you used. What did you use to fasten to thr aluminum
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Thanks. Yes, 2x2's all around. I've fastened to the aluminum with the same type of screw/lag that was on the original floor. I was pretty luck in that my floor has some pre-made ribs that are level (see above pictures). Just have to decide on 1/2 or 3/4" plywood now. Then treat the wood and the leak test!
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Here's the latest update..
I picked up plywood (3/4") from Home Depot yesterday for about $30 a sheet. I started to make templates out of cardboard... what a pain the you know what. Anyone have tips on an easier way to make templates? The back shouldn't be horrible but the front deck is tough with the curves from the boat.


--EDIT, just found the answer to my own question!
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... k+template
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MrHitman007 wrote:Here's the latest update..
I picked up plywood (3/4") from Home Depot yesterday for about $30 a sheet. I started to make templates out of cardboard... what a pain the you know what. Anyone have tips on an easier way to make templates? The back shouldn't be horrible but the front deck is tough with the curves from the boat.


--EDIT, just found the answer to my own question!
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... k+template
I just drilled a hole in a spare piece of 2x2 to hold a pencil. Then laid the cardboard in the boat straight. I traced along the inside of the boat with the 2x2 drawing my curve on the wood. Then cut the curve.

To cut the curve, I used a circular saw - I found this by accident. I was cutting the piece out of the full sheet to take to the scroll saw and I cut outside the line. It turned out just about perfect. Very Easy! The curve was perfect and smooth. I did 2 of them just perfect with no issues - and I have really no experience with my saw!
Will - Originally from Texas, now fishing for Bass in Wisconsin
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wasilvers wrote:
MrHitman007 wrote:Here's the latest update..
I picked up plywood (3/4") from Home Depot yesterday for about $30 a sheet. I started to make templates out of cardboard... what a pain the you know what. Anyone have tips on an easier way to make templates? The back shouldn't be horrible but the front deck is tough with the curves from the boat.


--EDIT, just found the answer to my own question!
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopi ... k+template
I just drilled a hole in a spare piece of 2x2 to hold a pencil. Then laid the cardboard in the boat straight. I traced along the inside of the boat with the 2x2 drawing my curve on the wood. Then cut the curve.

To cut the curve, I used a circular saw - I found this by accident. I was cutting the piece out of the full sheet to take to the scroll saw and I cut outside the line. It turned out just about perfect. Very Easy! The curve was perfect and smooth. I did 2 of them just perfect with no issues - and I have really no experience with my saw!
I'll give that a shot! Thank you!
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Thanks to a buddy of mine, a ton of progress was made last night on the low floor and casting deck up front. Should have the rear deck finished up this weekend. [-o<

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Made a lot of progress yesterday... just a couple more days for the carpet adhesive to arrive and I should be good to go do some fishing! [-o<
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Coming along and looking good....Flintcreek :D

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Almost there... just a bit left to finish. I wasn't planning to cover the coolers, but I'm thinking I am going to need to. I'd like to use some aluminum diamond plate material, but I'm not sure how thick it should be in order to support a person if they step on it. Any input? Here is the site I am looking at. https://www.quickshipmetals.com/diamond ... plate.html Thanks!!
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Carpet looks good! You might as well have put keg slots instead of cooler slots, considering the amount of beer you'll be able to haul :lol: :beer: