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Ok so here we go. I have been lusting over everyone's mods for some time now and its finally my turn! I just bought this 12' Aero Craft for $175 bucks, much less that I intended to buy a boat for. I was told it was 14' but when I got it home and measured it, well it was 12'. Anyway I plan to put a smaller deck on the front of it to fit the trolling motor and two seats one in the front/middle and one at the rear. I would like a live well, bilge pump and aerated, and enough storage for my things. This is the FIRST time ever dabbling into something of this nature so I will be asking a lot of questions and doing a lot of research before starting. So here are a few of the pics that I have taken so far. There has been no progress as I just bought it yesterday but as I continue through the mod I will post as many pics as I can.

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Definately need pictures. This place likes boat porn.
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Any tips for posting pics? I may be doing it wrong because when I try to post they dont post? Not to sure how I guess.... Any suggestions?
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Post by rickybobbybend »

You will find lots of good suggestions for mods in this section, and a tutorial on posting pics in a sticky toward the beginning of the Watering Hole forum. I found it helpful to use a Photobucket account to resize photos as necessary so they will post correctly. And welcome aboard!
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Or resize your pics smaller in microsft paint, or something similar.
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Rick thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction. That is what I need to do but while at work I will not be able to because of blocks on content and such. Scott also thanks I tried to do that as well. I was able to resize the area the picture sat in, just not the picture. I will upload them when I get home and I might just wait until tomorrow morning and take good pictures with my wife’s camera. Anyway, more to come most likely tomorrow morning. Thanks again guys.
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I look forward to your project, I have a 12' Meyer that I'm going to start modding soon! Good luck!
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Thanks Nowake and same to you!!! I cant wait to start. I need to download the program in order to put the pictures on but it will be tomorrow. Look back soon to see the updated pics.
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Did mne on the windows picture thingy (but maybe that's the same as Microsoft, IDK) then posted them to FaceBook with just me able to see them. Easest thing for me as spokesman for The Computer Illiterate! :)

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Post by wingsnhammers »

I resize the pictues in Microsoft Paint and then upload that image onto a photobucket account. After you upload your photo, you can click on the picture you wish to use and it will show you a panel with image, url, html, and a few other codes. I just left click on the IMG code (it automatically "copies") and flip back to the post I wish to make. Once you are at your post, just "paste" the IMG code. I did notice that this forum won't allow me to use any images that are more than 800 pixels in height or width.

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HAHA #-o Awesome Simbelle!! Well I got it to work via the "IrfanView" so that is a good thing. I tried the paint way and it didnt work for me but thanks for the info Wings! I was able to follow directions that Rick pointed out and resize so lets hope they post this time. So as a discription again, these are the pictures of the 12' V-bottom "Aero Craft". I have done NOTHING to these YET! I will be taking more pics tomorrow or possibly this weekend when I have time to ask some questions about the bottom of the boat as there are a few soft spots. I will take close-ups in order to get the proper advise on the best route to take on getting them fixed/patched. Anyway here are the pics and I will be posting more soon. Thanks for taking a look ya'll.
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Again I will be posting more pics as soon as I have time. Thanks again and let me know what you guys think of the boat, if it was a good buy for $175 or I got ripped of. Thanks ya'll :D
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Post by Scott Mac »

Great find! Any idea what year? Looks like a 1950's vintage because of the smooth sides. If you want to know more about Aerocraft check this out https://www.ultimate.com/aerocraft-boats/ It is full of info. Good luck and make sure you share with us.
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Absolutely Scott and thanks, I thought so too just wasn’t 100% on it and your response makes me feel a whole lot better :lol: I will take a look at it when I get home tonight and let you know what year it is or a round a bout at least. I know on the side there is remnants of the Aerocraft name and logo. Any ideas of where you think I could locate a date on it? I was thinking it was old as well. I will look when I get home tonight to see if on the tag on the front, where the max weights are, if there is a date there. Thanks for the site as well looks like I could learn a lot from it!
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Ok Scott great site!! Thanks again! Well this is what I found. I am still not sure of the year of the boat, but I found model numbers, "P-12" and "M-12" I will put the links under this post. Anyway I will do more research on those model numbers to see what year they were made but tell me what you guys think, if those are close to the same style as mine. It looks like they are based off of the sides and the bottoms "inside" of the boats. Thanks again that was a great site!

https://www.ultimate.com/aerocraft-boat ... index.html
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Ok so more searching on that site it shows that those model numbers where made from the years of 1958 to 1962. You where right Scott. Ok more pics to come when I start cleaning it up and fixing it. Talk to you guys soon!
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