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Hey guys! I'm about 98% complete on my mod - and massive thanks to you all for the incredible knowledge base this site has been. I truly couldn't have done it without your help! =D>

So, my mod has taken me about about 12 days to complete, only working on the weekend days when it didn't rain. That puts it at about 120-140 hours! Whew!

I stressed out about the wiring and getting the correct wire gauges on several runs, as well as a few other minor things. Now I just have the last headache to go: mounting my new bow mount/foot controlled trolling motor.

The two 2x6s that I sealed and carpeted ended up being a bit too tall, and my idea around attaching it to the new decking doesn't seem to be sturdy enough (although I haven't attached it yet - the concept seems weak.) That's the only thing left to go besides a few fishing pole holders to install. Not exactly sure what I'll do about it, either.

Anyway, enjoy the pics!
And again, thank you so much for all of your help!
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Great job.

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Very nice!
Really like that clean electrical install !!!
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Very nice work Frani, do you ever fish lake Norris to the east of you? I love that lake...spent many a weekends on it.
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Thanks guys!

Nope, no lake Norris for me - I mainly fish Old Hickory as that's the closest body of water to me (and full of fish).
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Franner, that's a very nice pc of work. =D> =D> Fantastic detailing on the wiring job, (and You were worried about it), not to mention the rest of the boat.

What brand of TM are You gonna to mount, and where do You want to place it on the deck? There are a lot of choices for the mount. If You want an alum.mount made for either a side mount to the gunnel or a middle of the deck mount, PM me and I'll make one for You. We ship UPS items like that all the time. If there's a metal shop local, You could get one made there. Which ever works best for You. It can always be carpeted to match the rest of that fine looking interior.
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novaman -
Here are a couple of preliminary pics of what I need for the bracket.
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franner11 wrote:novaman -
Here are a couple of preliminary pics of what I need for the bracket.
Franner, did you render that in cad?

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Hah! Nope, I wish I had CAD experience. Should've gotten an engineering degree instead of a BA in English!!!

I whipped it up in Photoshop. Not the best drawing, for sure.

Also, I'm leaning towards 1" lips instead of 3/4" - I just made a physical mockup and it seems like that might be too narrow at 3/4".
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Looks good for Photoshop. Id go 1" lip as well.

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=D> The boat turned out great - you should be proud =D>
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Thanks! I need to get her out on the water - hopefully this Sunday.
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Props to novaman for the mount!!!

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Great Job!
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Thanks Robb!!
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