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Post by BoatDawg4120 »

Hi All!! I am fairly new as a member but have been on this site hundreds of times over the last few months checking out everyones builds. I have been trying to get my boat for about 6 months now and every time i have the money something comes up that prevents me from getting it. But this Thursday is looking to be the day that i finally get to get it. The only reason it hasnt been sold to someone else yet is because it is a friend of mine and his dad wasnt going to sell it but I helped his son rebuild his 15' Mastercraft Glass boat stringers, transom, floor and all and he decided to hold it for me with a trailer until I could come up with $100. It is a 12' Semi V, 3 bench. I am not sure of the make at this time but will get more info when i finally get it picked up this week. The trailer is a magictilt and needs to be rebuilt and cut down to fit. It originally was for a sailboat and someone told us to get it picked up or they would scrap it and my friend told me if i helped him tow it back to the house 33 miles he would give it to me with the boat. I plan on trimming it down and putting PVC bunks on it. The boat i plan on decking completely with low deck between the front and rear bench, removing the middle bench and high decking the area in front of the front bench and from the rear bench back. Any input and suggestions would be nice. I would like to maximize the storage capabilities as much as possible in the decking. This will be pushed with a 45# minnkota. As soon as i get pics of the boat and trailer i will add them.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Post by DON75 »

Welcome to the forum! I'm a fairly new member also but I've been hanging around here for a few weeks. his is the forum to visit if you plan a boat restoration or if you just enjoy reading about all the conversions done by others here. Everyone is always eager to help and when I get ready to do some work on my Alumacraft 150 Fisherman I'll be here daily with questions.

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Welcome.

Go slow. :)

Have fun.
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1955 Alumacraft Model A
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 08&start=0
1959 Alumacraft Model F
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=25386
1980 Alumacraft Model F7, 1955-56? Johnson 10hp
https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=35326
1956 Alumacraft Model RB
https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=39249

BoatDawg4120
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Post by BoatDawg4120 »

sorry it took so long. Finally got a picture of the boat on the trailer. Havent been able to get anything done yet but will be working on it all weekend. Been working on two vintage OMC motors to get one running for the boat. I have a 25hp 1955 Johnson SeaHorse and a 7.5hp 1955 Evinrude Fleetwin Aquasonic. The 7.5 needs less work and all the parts came in in the past 2 days so ill be running that one until i can find something a little bigger. Dont think it would be a good idea to run the 25 on that small of a boat. Any ideas would be appreciated. Can anyone tell by looking at the boat what make it might be or anything?
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Post by BoatDawg4120 »

will upload the photos when i get home. the ones from my phone are too large for the site maximum.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Post by BoatDawg4120 »

Here is one let's see if it uploaded. the water leaking at the nose is from a crack where someone let it drop taking it out of the back of a truck. ive got that repaired and sealed already.
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Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Post by BoatDawg4120 »

Some pictures of the boat up on the trailer with my self made bunks and brackets. I built it so that the bottom of the boat is 8" off the top of the trailer frame because the trailer is long so I can back it in further but also so that there is less of a risk of the v bow hitting the trailer frame and cracking the bow that I have already repaired. But I have the option to lower it 2" at a time by moving the top hole of the bracket to the bottom hole of the frame. Most of the time I will be launching from maintained public ramps so I will have no problem getting it backed in deep enough.
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Had to custom make brackets for the roller due to it being so high off the frame.
Had to custom make brackets for the roller due to it being so high off the frame.
4.5 ft pvc bunks.  Bed frame rail for brackets.
4.5 ft pvc bunks. Bed frame rail for brackets.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Water tested the boat for the first time last Tuesday. A minor leak at the drain plug plate on the bottom of the boat. No big deal. After an hour on the water it only had about 2 cups of water in the back. That was also the first real test for My grandpas little 1955 Evinrude 7.5hp Fleetwin Aquasonic that I have been bringing back to life. It did ok but only got 2.79 mph out of it and it wouldnt plane off the boat. Got it back to the house and did some investigating and found the exhaust bypass plate gaskets were bad and that my buddy had gapped the points at the wrong spot on the cam. Partially my fault on the point gaps. Re-gapped them and made new gaskets for the exhaust plate. Decarbed the pistons and cylinders and sealed it all back up. Took it out again this past sunday and got it to 8mph with an extra person in the boat this time and managed to get it to plane off when i had him move to the bow of the boat. Looks like a full wood deck up front is gonna be the only way i can get enough weight on the bow to plane it off when im alone.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Post by BoatDawg4120 »

A couple pics of the old Rude. I'll get a couple more with it mounted on the boat when I get off work.
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Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Post by TimRich »

Looks good Boatdawg! Looking forward to updates. What are your plans for it? I'm over in Altamonte Springs, not too far from you. :D
Current rig under construction- 14 foot flat bottom jon https://www.tinboats.net/forum/viewtopic ... 65#p242665

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I was going to be doing a small 4ft deck at the front and a small deck at the rear and remove the middle bench. But after having it on the water 3 times now I have decided to deck the first 5ft up front with a slot under neath to place my fuel tank. i have my grandfathers 1955 Rude Fleetwin 7.5 up and running like brand new again and the first time it went out was on a friends 10ft flat bottom jon boat and it wouldnt run on both cylinders until it got completely warm and then wouldnt go faster than 3mph. Got it back to the house and tinkered with it and put it on my boat for its first time in the water and in my 12ft semi V it wouldnt go over 2.89mph. The second time out on my boat with it i had someone with me and they leaned against the bow and it started to plane off and reached 8mph but still just wasnt what it should have been. I took it out yesterday after replacing coil packs and condensors and regapping the plugs and by myself i got it to 7 if i leaned forward on the back bench. so i decided to try something else. i got it to WOT and sat on the middle bench and leaned forward and used my foot to hold the tiller (not a great idea i know) but the boat planed off completely and reached 12mph which is what the motor is rated for brand new. That being said i now know i need a good amount of weight in the front to help pull the stern up to plane off. i work at a shop for a trucking company so i had one of the trailer body shop guys cut and fab up 2 4x6in plates and im gonna install them as trim tabs on the back of the boat with a stick of all thread on each that i can use to adjust each side to help it get up on a plane.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Post by RAMROD »

Not sure about the older motors but take a look where the motor pivots up and down if there is a pin with several holes not sure what its really called but it is a manual trim, try moving it to adjust the tilt of the motor. If it has this it will help it plain better when you find the sweet spot.
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Post by BoatDawg4120 »

I have it set at its lowest point. if i go up any it gets worse and worse for each slot. Theres 4 slots. The top slot is broken so i can only trim the motor to the 3 lower positions.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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Post by Gators5220 »

Welcome dawg, dang man that boat is really high off the trailer! Great little boat ya go started with though, good luck on your mods.
As always tight lines, cold beer, & Go Gators!

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Post by BoatDawg4120 »

yea i wasnt intending to make it that high up but after having launched it about 5 or 6 times now at 2 different ramps it actually benefits me a lot having it higher up. I only have to get the first ft of bunks in the water and the boat will float and then rolls right off. I thought it was going to be a problem but now that I have launched it it works well for me. i still may lower them in the near future about 2 inches or so because once i add the decking to the boat it will take more water to float it but with my trailer being so long i still dont have to get the truck tires wet to get it backed in far enough.
Projects:
1986 Sea Nymph Fishing Machine FM-161 rebuild and mod.
86 Johnson 30hp Rebuild
71 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
72 Mercury Thunderbolt 500 50hp rebuild
1970's Johnson and Evinrude 9.5hp's both running.

My build:https://forum.tinboats.net/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=35599

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