1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]

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decee
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1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [Major tasks completed - 6/1/11]

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Hi. I am contemplating purchasing the same boat for a material hauler on a long river. I found one but it is a hundred miles away. Do you think the aluminum is thick enough to haul a full boat load of lumber up a shallow rock infested river?

I have 3 Lunds but I need a beater

Any idea of the weight of the boat?

The one I am looking at only has two original cross benches

Also I am curious about the floor. Is it raised above the hull? There must be a tunnel under the floor that leads from front to back for drainage.

Good looking vessel

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Post by togaurd »

Very nice boat! After viewing yours I ran out to check on mine. It was still there. I too have a 73 Smokercraft. It's a 16' Tri-fisherman I think. Almost like yours, except not as nice. I bought mine with only two benches remaining and a transom that had to come out. Thats how its sitting right now.

Now that you have inspired me to get out there and work on it maybe I'll send further pics. If I remember right I think I posted some when I got it and then the boat was put on hold. I have some work to do this summer. 8-[

To decee: under the aluminum floor it is spray foamed and Styrofoam for support. There is a half inch poly tube that runs the length of the flat deck. I took the aluminum up to get rid of about 10 gallons of water that had saturated the foam.

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Post by BOB350RX »

i would love to have this boat, kinda what i am looking for nice job!!
THIS THING USED TO FLOAT

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Post by bluegrasser »

thanks for all the very nice comments!

Haven't been on here as much recently because I have actually been fishing and boating - imagine that, getting to actually USE the boat I've been working on for 5 months.

Was up on my favorite trout river in central Kentucky. The boat did great.

I have added a hydrofoil on the motor's cavitation plate and that really solved my porpoising problems. Got it GPS clocked at about 31 mph. I don't know if the hydrofoil subtracting any off my top-end speed (a normal complaint according to things I've read) because I never got a chance to test my top-end before putting the foil on due to porpoising. So, I guess I'm pretty happy with the result of stability and better planing.

Here's a shot beached on a gravel bar below some rapids on the trout river. My friend is fly casting in the background:

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Thanks again to everyone on this site for all the advice and project ideas!!!

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Nice scenery.
Enjoy the fruits of your labour...or something like that.
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Nice job on your boat,looks at home on the water.

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Post by edge540 »

Nice Job, I have the same boat that I just cleaned up and built a trailer for. I really like these things there super stable and the flat floor is nice. =D>

https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 05#p214005
decee wrote:Hi. I am contemplating purchasing the same boat for a material hauler on a long river. I found one but it is a hundred miles away. Do you think the aluminum is thick enough to haul a full boat load of lumber up a shallow rock infested river?

I have 3 Lunds but I need a beater

Any idea of the weight of the boat?

The one I am looking at only has two original cross benches

Also I am curious about the floor. Is it raised above the hull? There must be a tunnel under the floor that leads from front to back for drainage.

Good looking vessel
Not sure about the weight of the boat or a rock infested river but Ive had at least 900 pounds of people plus a beer cooler, 2 big batteries, 4 tackle boxes a minn-kota and a 9.9 kicker and 6 gallons of gas in mine and its not tippy at all. Plenty of FreeBoard in Rough water. [-X

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1973 SmokerCraft 16' V hull [new pic 11/27/11]

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Just a quick update - I have been fishing and enjoying this boat ALOT!!!

It has also been used to haul a lot of people on different trips to my house on the Kentucky River. Whether it's a boat load of kids or beer drinking buddies, the boat has held its own.

Was out on the river the other day and wanted to take a pic of the new bimini top. I actually didn't need it then (cool, overcast, and windy), but I can't wait for the shade it will provide in the summer.

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Hope everyone's having good holidays!

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Post by Gators5220 »

Man I'm envious of your pictures of what looks like trout fishing paradise. Have you ever been saltwater fly fishing? It's my passion, but I'd love to do some trout fly fishing. I made a trip to Alaska once and caught some really nice salmon, but never trout, yet that is. Beautiful boat. =D>
As always tight lines, cold beer, & Go Gators!

my build https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 21&t=25185

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Post by fishingmich »

Hey BG! Badass boat I've got a smokercraft also without a coast guard plate in the back. Any suggestions where I might find a hull id number?
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Post by manley09 »

wow great job on this boat! I enjoyed watching it come together!
Saving for a Ranger bass boat...until then...

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Dman23
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Post by Dman23 »

That is a very unique hull. Seams to have all sorts of shapes and curves i havent seen before. Great build!
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My Alumacraft 14' mod:
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bluegrasser
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Post by bluegrasser »

Hey everyone thanks for the nice comments.

Couple of quick updates...

In January, I had a local boat shop put on a cmc tilt and trim device. It is awesome!!!
Will post a pic from my phone if I ever figure that out.

Then two weeks ago I had to add a stainless steel prop because I had dinged the original aluminium one up pretty bad hitting rocks.

The boat porpoised a bit with the new prop, so I will have to tinker some with th angle and report back...


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