Bean Counter's 1448 Crestliner mod - completed

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I had a house fire in January that destroyed my old jon boat, a Generation III 1236 that I had modified. My homeowners insurance would only cover $1,000 so I looked around until I found a boat in that price range. I came up with this 1448 Crestliner. It has a trailer, a 1970 20 hp Johnson outboard, 36 lb thrust motor guide TM and a Humminbird 200DX fish Finder.

The Good:
Hull has no leaks and is in very good condition
TM works
FF works
trailer in good condition.

The bad:
All wood needs to be replaced
Needs to be completely rewired
Motor Hasn't run in 3 yrs & covered in dirt daubers and cobwebs
Trailer has rust & will need to be cleaned up and painted

The Boat
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The trailer

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The motor

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Dirt daubers & cobwebs

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The first thing I did was take everything off theBoat to get ready for the mod

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Needs to be cleaned up. This trash was under the old floor.

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The motor on the stand I built. Probably over built.

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Planning to deck across the front seat to the bow,replace the flooring, rewire & put a bigger TM on the bow and a TM on the stern for the electric only lakes I fish.

I will update with more pics as I go along.
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Looks like a great project - you are going to love 1448 compared to the 1236 - Good luck and keep us update with lots of pictures.

and oh love the vise grip shift handle
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Welcome! Looks like a good buy. My first boat was a Crestliner, they are good boats. Look forward to seeing your build. Lots of good folks here to help you out.

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Congrats on the new combo.
That boat cleaned-up nicely.
I see great carpentry skills in
your outboard stand alone.
I have none, but love watching the
mods on this site. :LOL2:
Look forward to seeing your progress.
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Are those vice grips on the shift handle? That's funny because my '66 20 HP johnson came the same way. Ordered a part for $30 (guessing here) from South Central Outboards and it's back in business. Nice boat btw, you'll love the 1448.

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thanks everyone. I am really looking forward to this mod. It is almost as much fun as fishing in it when it is done.

Ictalurus. Yes, those are vicegrips on the shift handle. I am ordering a new one along with other parts to get it running. Although, I may just leave it like this. I think it gives it character lol.
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I went to West Marine yesterday to get parts for the boat. Man, the price on this stuff sure has gone up!

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I have the rest of the week off from work, so I will finally get started on the boat. More pictures coming later this week.
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Your rotted wood/carpet pictures are what I'm afraid will happen to me if I carpet. I don't keep the boat inside, but I do have an old canvas boat cover I use between fishing trips. Do you think that will be enough to keep me high and dry, or will we be sitting on wet carpet every time we go on a fishing trip :?:
You worked hard on your stand compared to me; I went the simple route with my stand, but it's stable, and cheap!
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Scott,
nice photo. your stand is indeed simple, but the garden foot path adds a touch of elegance. add a little pond and maybe some goldfish and you have yourself a nice tinboater grotto.

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I finally got enough done on my honey do list to get some work done on the boat.

Got the deck framed.

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Ran all the wires and installed the switches for the nav lights, anchor light, live well and bilge pump.

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Started wiring the fuse box.

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I am going to try to get the wiring finished and deck on this week.

More pics coming soon.
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Great job the boat is coming along nicely =D>
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Thanks. It's getting there.
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I finally got around to working on the boat. Finished the decks and floor and the wiring. I used 2x3's for the frame. The two casting decks are out of 19/32 exterior plywood. The floor and front deck are 15/32. I was trying to hold the weight down as low as possible and was a little concerned that it would flex too much. But, It has no flex in the casting decks and I weigh 250 lbs. So I guess it is going to be OK.

This is the template I made for the front casting deck. I didn't take pics of the other templates.

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Two pics of the front deck in process

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The floor

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The rear casting deck

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Two pics of the whole boat

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I still need to seal everything with spar urithane, Carpet and install the hinges on the hatches. I also need to install the rear pedistall and cut a port for access to the fuse box.
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Here is a pic of the bilge pump

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Nice progress. When you add the carpet it'll definitely be a looker. Can't wait to get a chance to build a flat bottom one of these days.
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