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Pushing hard towards the goal line dispite the weather (2" fresh snow this A.M.). Added cleats, bow light watts-up meter (monitors 24 volt battery) and velcro type rod holders. Placing an order for (4) rod holders from Bass Pro (on sale for $11.97 pair) til end of month. Come on SPRING!!!! Fish On!
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Light, cleats and all the stuff required to make fishing more fun.
Light, cleats and all the stuff required to make fishing more fun.
Battery and watss-up meter configuration.
Battery and watss-up meter configuration.
watts-up lets us know what or peak amp draw was and current battery condition. I will have to field test this often!
watts-up lets us know what or peak amp draw was and current battery condition. I will have to field test this often!
This keeps stuff in place while in transition.
This keeps stuff in place while in transition.
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Looks great!
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Looks real nice Scott. How much did that volt/amp meter cost?
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Hi Bigwave,
Watts-up meters sell for about $42.00 on e-bay. We use them at work so we buy several at one time and pay less about $38.00. Because it is for research on our batteries the company is supplying it. I made them well aware that extensive field testing will be required to assure the quality of the batteries. Hey...."anything for the company"...right? Fish On!
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I will volunteer to be a test subject...... :lol:
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Hi OklaAngler,
Sorry it took so long to post the picture you requested but this work thing keeps getting in my way. But here it is, like I posted it is for bling and not necessaryly for function but it does add light to the inside of the side compartment. I ended up favoring one side because the light is 6' long and about 40" of it is for the floor. I hope this helps. Fish On!
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Rope Light
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I can't wait any longer...I will go in search of an open ramp so I can shake this rig down. I banged out a transom saver so I don't drag the motor on drives and speed bumps.
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That's snow in the background.
That's snow in the background.
That is a bow snubber for a trailer and a rubber bungie.
That is a bow snubber for a trailer and a rubber bungie.
Will need paint but it is cheap and dirty.
Will need paint but it is cheap and dirty.
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Great build, I am in the middle of my build on a 14ft deep vee blue fin..pics and built thread later,..I am going to steal your transom saver idea.. maybe see you on the bay somtime !

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Hi arrowlauncher,
Thank you. I tried out the transom saver last weekend and it worked great. FYI...The trailer attachment is a black pipe cap that I bolted to the middle rear roller bracket. I then screwed a 3" long nipple into that. Because the nipple O.D. was a very tight fit to the I.D. of the pipe I roughly ground the O.D. on a bench grinder until it went in with little resistance. Then I cross pinned the two and put a hitch pin to hold it on and also anti-rotate the assembly. My cost in that whole device was about $10.00 vs. $69.00 for a store bought unit. Fish On!
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This is as nice a build as I have seen on this site. Not saying it's the best, but in my eyes it's up there. =D>

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Awesome work!! Wish I had skills like you guys

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Hi simbelle,
Thank you for the kind words. They mean a lot coming from you. As you know it takes patience and attention (both I have issues with) but the result is very rewarding. I used this site for inspiration and ideas. Now it is time to reap the rewards, I am going fishin'! Fish On!
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I have one question in the first picture (before all the work started) it shows a support going from the side to the top of a seat. When you were done you didn't have to put this suport back on? Is it due to the deckin and side boxes? I have a 16' and they have these supports from the side to each seat and didn't want to put them back on becasue being in the way of my modifications I will be doing. Is this something I can do..just confused and maybe over thinking it through..
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Hi assaultcraft8993,
I boxed in both sides so I did not put those support arms back on an it is fine. Keep in mind I left the outside of each bench and then ran supports from the front to the back and that stiffened it up. I have done this a few times and have not had any structural issues. The sides will be looser than when the supports were there but in my opinion not enough to worry about. That is a nice sized boat and should make for a great modification. Good luck you came to a good place to get ideas and support. Fish On!
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When you wrapped each piece with carpet, how did you go about attaching it to the framework with no visible screws?

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